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Spec Spotlight: 'This Is Us' Screenwriter Kay Oyegun Sells 'Assisted Living' to Paramount

Witty, charming, laugh-out-loud funny: three ways to describe 31-year-old Kay Oyegun’s feature script, Assisted Living. The comedy, which took Oyegun 10 months, seven different outlines and five drafts to write, sold to Paramount for a high six again...

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Spec Spotlight: Javier Gullón, Writer of 'N'

Photo Courtesy of https://www.espinof.com/ With Hollywood chasing down IP after IP, why toil over a 110-page original spec script when you can write and sell a 20-page short story instead?

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Spec Spotlight: Michael and Shawn Rasmussen's "Crawl" is Fast-Tracked by Paramount

Eight years after John Carpenter directed The Ward, writers Michael and Shawn Rasmussen’s work is in the hands of horror royalty again.

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Spec Spotlight: Jacob Chase's "Infinite"

Jacob Chase’s spec, Infinite, was a long time coming. Inspired from his own life events and love of epic adventure movies, he outlined the script and was ready to write it when he sold a TV series, Harmony, to ABC. Needless to say, that overtook his ...

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Spec Spotlight: Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman Talk Harry’s "All Night Hamburgers"

Writing partners Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman recently landed a deal with Warner Bros. Pictures after a bidding war for their feature-film spec, Harry’s All Night Hamburgers, based on the Hugo Award-winning short story Why I Left Harry’s All-Nig...

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Spec Spotlight: Matt Tente, Screenwriter of "Green Rush"

When it comes to drugs, there’s been a complete one-eighty from the harsh mandatory minimum sentencing rules enacted in the 1980s to the booming medical marijuana industry of today. A dealer convicted 20 years ago could be released from prison now to...

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Spec Spotlight: Mike Roberts, Creator of "Dallas & Robo"

Show creators hail from all types of backgrounds. A master’s in screenwriting might teach you about storytelling, but it’s not the only path.

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Spec Spotlight: Screenwriting Duo Jason Markarian and John Mirabella Talk 'The Armstrongs'

Jason Markarian and John Mirabella have sold multiple television series and now have landed a major deal with Miramax on their upcoming action-comedy feature film, The Armstrongs. The story follows a divorced couple in suburbia that have to come out ...

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Spec Spotlight: Minsun Park and Teddy Tenenbaum Talk About /RedDoor

What is being described as a cross between The Ring and the upcoming Ready Player One is Sony’s supernatural thriller: /RedDoor. The deal was landed in February 2017. The film follows a young journalist who discovers the new game app he is reviewing ...

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