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Bricks of Breaking In: TV Writer Andrea Ciannavei on Building a Creative Career

While there is no one path to break in as a film or TV writer, there are a lot of similar challenges — both internal and external — that aspiring writers have to confront. Below, Mayans M.C. writer Andrea Ciannavei shares how she faced the odds to gr...

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Rising Through The Ranks: Anil Foreman

For the better part of three decades, writing was an afterthought for 35-year-old Anil Foreman.

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Set Free: Bromont Program Helps the Formerly Incarcerated Tell Their Stories

Mylrell Miner was 15 years old when he was first incarcerated, altogether spending 10 years of his life in prison.

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Director Dan Pritzker On His Jazz Film 'Bolden'

Charles “Buddy” Bolden might be the most mythical American musician you've never heard of.

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Write On with 2018 Big Break Feature Winner Jeff Cassidy

2018 Big Break feature category winner Jeff Cassidy discusses getting his start as a focus puller in order to learn more about directing, how he eventually transitioned to writing and directing, and why he chose to enter his category-winning script D...

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: Pokemon Detective Pikachu

When Avengers: Endgame trampled the competition in its second weekend, preventing three new releases from making any kind of impact, some parties were no doubt concerned its dominance would stretch into the film's third weekend.

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All The Write Moves: 'Dead to Me'

While stories about female friendship are no longer the unicorns of Hollywood storytelling, they are still so uncommon that it’s an accomplishment whenever one makes it through the system. Kudos, then, to Netflix, which has numerous such stories with...

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The Screenwriters Coach: Making Your Script a Thing That Exists in the World

Who would you rather hire to write the biopic of your life—a screenwriter with a great sample, or a screenwriter with a great sample who believed in it so much, they went out and made it? Or a trailer for it! Or a short of it! Or a dedicated Instagra...

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Be The Change: Director-Writer-Producer Lexi Alexander

It's no secret that Hollywood has long had diversity issues both in front of and behind the camera. Plenty of classic cinema’s legacy has been marred by racism and/or sexist stereotypes—issues that still plague the industry today. 

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