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Writer-Director Matt Kane on 'Auggie' and Exploring the Male Ego

A common complaint these days is the fact that cell phone technology, specifically its convenience and efficiency, eliminates the conflict that cinematic narratives rely on. Conversely, Matt Kane’s upcoming debut feature film Auggie shows how emergin...

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Writer-Director Michael J. Gallagher's 'Funny Story' is More Than Just Jokes

Funny Story is a dramedy co-written and directed by Michael J. Gallagher. It’s about Walter (Matthew Glave), an aging television star who agrees to drive Kim (Emily Bett Rickards) as he takes a road trip to Big Sur to see his estranged daughter, Nic ...

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Rising Through the Ranks: Samantha Levenshus

Starting over can be frightening, especially after dedicating years to an established career.

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: 'Men in Black: International'

Depending on what time of day you ask, sequels are either the scourge of Hollywood storytelling or the best thing since sliced bread. Following the most recent weekend box office, there will likely be a chorus more in line with the former than the la...

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All The Write Moves: 'Shrill'

Some groundbreaking TV shows lead with their revolutionary agendas, while others, like Hulu’s bittersweet dramedy Shrill, challenge perceptions in quieter ways. Based on Lindy West’s nonfiction book of the same name, and developed by West, Aidy Bryan...

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5 Ways to Keep Writing This Summer

Summer is here! And with it, all the glorious warm weather and long days featuring drinks by the pool, barbecues, days at the beach, camping trips, vacations, and kids out of school — but your writing? At the bottom of the heap, if you’re not careful...

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'Narcos: Mexico' Showrunner Eric Newman on Evolving the Series

With Pablo Escobar and Javier Peña gone, Netflix’s Narcos had a reset when it launched as Narcos: Mexico last fall. The latest installment of the drug drama focuses on the story of DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Michael Peña), who moves his family to Mexic...

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Writer-Director Pellan Kågerman on 'Aniara'

Aniara is a Swedish sci-fi feature film written and directed by Pella Kågerman and Hugo Lilja, based on the 1956 poem by Harry Martinson. Aniara takes place in a future in which Earth’s environment has been ruined to the degree that humanity is force...

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Spec Spotlight: 'Fantasy Camp' Writer Sid Karger

What do you do if you grow up in the John Hughes suburbia of Chicago and you want to make movies? If you’re Sid Karger, you follow his footsteps… into advertising. “I didn’t know anyone in film, so I didn’t know how to get into it,” Karger said, addi...

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