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Be The Change: Director-Writer-Producer Lexi Alexander

It's no secret that Hollywood has long had diversity issues both in front of and behind the camera. Plenty of classic cinema’s legacy has been marred by racism and/or sexist stereotypes—issues that still plague the industry today. 

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Rising Through the Ranks: 'Better Call Saul' Showrunner's Assistant Valerie Chu

Imagine working for the showrunner of one of the most esteemed shows in Hollywood.

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All The Write Moves: 'Game of Thrones'

Now that Game of Thrones is back for its big finish, audience engagement has reached an all-time high, as demonstrated by series-best viewership numbers and those countless memes of Bran Stark giving stink eye, Westeros-style. The show’s return offer...

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Director Ryan White on 'Ask Dr. Ruth'

Photo courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Two years ago, Dr. Ruth Westheimer — also known as Dr. Ruth, America’s most famous sex therapist — wasn’t on director Ryan White’s radar. He knew who she was — who in America doesn’...

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Weekend Writing Inspiration: 6 Tips On Navigating Script Feedback

One of the most useful methods for elevating the quality of your screenplay is to send it out for feedback. However, too much feedback all at once or at the wrong time can throw a writer off their game.

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Rising Through the Ranks: Sydney Mitchel

Behind the scenes of the popular CBS procedural NCIS: New Orleans, you’ll always find 30-year-old Sydney Mitchel working to keep her boss on track. As the assistant to showrunner Chris Silber, Mitchel has been her boss's gatekeeper and confidant sinc...

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Write On with 'The Twilight Zone' Producer Simon Kinberg

Simon Kinberg discusses how he and fellow producer Jordan Peele came together to revive The Twilight Zone, the inspiration behind the show's unrelenting twists and how they maintain entertainment and enlightenment in each episode. 

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: 'Avengers: Endgame'

Well, it was a big weekend for narrative. 

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All The Write Moves: Endgame

Eleven years after audiences first watched Robert Downey Jr. become an armored superhero in Iron Man, the climax of the interconnected story which that movie began has arrived in the form of Avengers: Endgame. While the picture is nominally a direct ...

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