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The Screenwriter's Coach: Clarity is the Secret to Success

Admit it, you already hate me after reading that headline. How dare I limit you to being and talking about only one thing?!  If five-years-ago-me had read that headline, I would have punched it. I thought that the more willing I was to write and be a...

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Evolution: Writers Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit on Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Pokémon fans have been eagerly anticipating the release of their beloved franchise’s first live-action film.

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Write On with 'The Hot Zone' Screenwriting Team Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson

Screenwriting team Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson discuss how their 20-year career together began, their first foray in the writers room of Smallville, their strategy for crafting pitches, and their latest adaptation of The Hot Zone as a series for...

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Rising Through the Ranks: Xavier Stiles

It’s only been 10 months since Xavier Stiles began working for Monica Owusu-Breen on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot, but since day one, it’s been a dream come true. 

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Five Things Writers Can Learn from 'Cobra Kai'

The first two seasons of Cobra Kai have been widely praised by fans and critics alike. An extension of The Karate Kid film franchise, the YouTube Premium TV series follows the characters of Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence as they rekindle their ri...

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Write On with Hulu's Catch-22 Screenwriter Luke Davies

Screenwriter Luke Davies discusses his earlier work on his novel Candy, the award-winning film Lion, and his adaptation of Joseph Heller's Catch-22 for Hulu, directed by and starring George Clooney.

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: 'John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum'

Well, it was another huge weekend for storytelling — three days during which our collective obsession with narrative was once again thrust to the center of the cultural conversation.

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Tech Tips: Unicode

Final Draft may be the industry standard screenwriting application, but it's not just writers who use it. Producers, animators, and more can use Final Draft’s newest features to have greater control on a story from script to screen.

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Weekend Writing Inspiration: Navigating a Rewrite of Your Script

“What’s the best way to get through the ups and downs of a rewrite?” Rewriting is a fact of life when it comes to screenwriting. Newbie screenwriters will often say, “I finished my script!” but what they mean is, they finished their first draft. They...

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