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Writer Marissa Kate Goodhill on 'Come Away'

Not many screenwriters can say their first-ever script was made into a film starring Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo. But Marissa Kate Goodhill can. While Goodhill has been writing scripts for over 10 years, Come Away, which is a sort of prequel to ...

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Writer-Director David Freyne Gets Personal With His Film 'Dating Amber'

The Irish coming-of-age comedy follows the friendship of Eddie (Fionn O’Shea), a closeted gay teen, and Amber (Lola Petticrew), a fellow closeted lesbian, who pretend to be a couple to avoid being tormented at school in writer-director David Freyne's...

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5 Screenwriting Takeaways: Ted Lasso is The Coach We Need And Likely Never Had

Ted Lasso is the streamer no one knew they so deeply needed during Covid times. It’s the best pep talk encapsulated in 30-minute tight sitcom format. Twitter is still abuzz with people just discovering and barreling through the 10 episodes in one sit...

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How Not to Network as a Screenwriter

Writers, so begins my tale of woe:

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Write On with screenwriter Crosby Selander and Guest-Host Lee Jessup

Crosby Selander discusses  Bringing Back, the spec script he recently sold to Legendary for 7 figures. Selander and guest-host Lee Jessup discuss the journey from writing the script to getting repped through Script Pipeline with Kaplan Perrone, and u...

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History of TV: Your One and Only Source Into What Made 'Gossip Girl' Gossip-Worthy

They say the silver screen adaptation is never as good as the book. In the case of Gossip Girl, “they” were wrong. And such is the case with gossip — the very foundation of the six-season CW drama — it’s not always entirely true but sure can garner a...

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16th Annual Final Draft® Awards to Honor Aaron Sorkin, Steve McQueen, Sofia Coppola, Ramy Youseff and Radha Blank for Screenwriting Achievements

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 – Final Draft, a Cast & Crew Company, now in its 30th year as the industry standard for screenwriting software, today announced the honorees for the 16th Annual Final Draft Awards. The awards, which recognize outstanding and elev...

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The Development of Seth Savoy's 'Echo Boomers'

Director Seth Savoy's feature film debut is a crime drama that flashily delves into the divide between Boomers and Millennials. Echo Boomers follows an underground crime ring in Chicago comprised of Millennials who steal from the wealthiest and wreak...

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Live Q&A with VERVE Partner and Literary Agent David Boxerbaum

VERVE Partner and Literary Agent David Boxerbaum discusses knowing when your script is ready to send out, advice on seeking representation, attending film school, and much more! Moderated by TV Screenwriter Aadip Desai. 

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