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Weekend Writing Inspiration: 10 Tips to Push Through Procrastination

“Help! I need a strategy for beating procrastination.” Procrastination is one of the most common manifestations of writing resistance. You want to write, you have a solid script idea, and you’re ready to get to work, but somehow each day that rolls a...

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Tech Tips: Boneyard In the Beat Board

Great scripts aren’t written; they’re re-written.

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Write On with 'The Wall' Writer-Director Kellie Madison

Kellie Madison, whose spec script The Wall just sold to Dolphin Entertainment, discusses her transition from acting to writing and directing, her interest in the dark side of the human condition and the early influences she hopes will help her make a...

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All the Write Moves: 'Shazam!'

Despite being the newest arrival on the superhero-cinema scene, Shazam has been around longer than most of his peers, debuting in 1939, just one year after Superman’s first appearance. And while this is not the right space to explore Shazam’s complic...

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: 'Hellboy'

A superhero took the top box office spot over the weekend, but not the one everybody may have been anticipating. 

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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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'Little Woods' Sparks Conversation About Women's Rights, Poverty

“Who do you consider American? What do they look like and where do they live?”

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Write On with 'The Highwaymen' Screenwriter John Fusco

Veteran screenwriter John Fusco discusses his journey from dropping out of school for The Blues to obtaining his GED, being accepted to NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and eventually winning a screenplay contest that brought him to Los Angeles. Fusco ...

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All the Write Movies: 'The Highwaymen'

Everything about Netflix’s latest big-budget feature, The Highwaymen, evokes sensations from the past. Telling the real-life story of former Texas Rangers who were recruited to hunt down notorious Depression-era criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barr...

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