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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: January 8, 2019

After three weekends in theaters, Warner Bros.' colorful comic book adaptation Aquaman has earned $260 million at the domestic box office. Coupled with its $681 million in grosses overseas (it first opened in foreign markets), the film is all but gua...

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Write On with Greta Heinemann

2017 Big Break Feature Grand Prize winner Greta Heinemann discusses everything from moving to LA from Germany at age 14 to pursue her writing career, working in television, pitching her features and her latest endeavor the Writers Wright journal.

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Write On with SAGindie Executive Director Darrien Michele Gipson

SAGindie Executive Director Darrien Michele Gipson, formerly VP of Development at DEF Pictures, discusses navigating the waters of independent filmmaking and hiring professional actors through SAG-AFTRA’s low-budget contracts.

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Writing Your Way to Success: Wisdom From the Women in Entertainment Summit

The fourth annual Women in Entertainment Summit united all-star creatives to share their expertise on such topics as finding one’s voice, diversity in story, and approaching an investment, production or distribution company. Marvel’s Victoria Alonso,...

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Writer-Director Timothee Hochet on Selling Horror Series 'Calls' to Apple

For French filmmaker Timothée Hochet, what people do not see — and the versions of hell we store in our heads — is more scary than anything we will ever watch on television.

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5 Things Writers Can Learn From 'Better Call Saul'

Unless you’ve been living under a rock these past few years, you’re probably aware that Better Call Saul is a spin-off series from the wildly successful AMC TV series Breaking Bad.

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Sundance Lab Spotlight: Brett Weiner and Emma Fletcher

Each year, Sundance Institute labs bring together aspiring writers and directors who want to take their projects to the next level. Notable projects that evolved in these labs include Damien Chazelle's Whiplash; Cary Fukunaga’s Sin Nombre and Ryan Co...

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All the Write Moves: Pose

One fascinating aspect of the peak-TV era is the growth of narrowcasting. Simply put, narrowcasting (a term that goes back to the 1940s) means creating specialized content for specialized audiences. Two factors make this concept central to the peak-T...

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You've got Final Draft... now what?

You’ve got Final Draft … now what? You’re abuzz with excitement. You’ve finally committed to writing that screenplay you’ve always talked about. You’ve purchased Final Draft 10, or maybe you’ve even been lucky enough to receive it as a gift from some...

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