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'Hobbs & Shaw' Still Dominates the Box Office, 'Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark' Follows Close Behind

This weekend’s box office results offered up a variety of takeaways, some good for the health of big screen storytelling, some not so much.

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First Time Screenwriter Sarfraz Manzoor on 'Blinded by the Light'

In 1987, England was in the grip of racial and economic turmoil under Margaret Thatcher’s leadership, a neo-Nazi movement was on the rise, and in a crappy town northwest of London the music of Bruce Springsteen was blowing the teenage mind of a Pakis...

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All The Write Moves: 'Veronica Mars'

By this point, it’s not bold to describe Veronica Mars as one of Hollywood’s most indestructible franchises. After debuting as a regular series on UPN, where it ran from 2004 to 2005, the show transitioned to the CW for the 2006-2007 season, then ret...

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Tech Tip: Breakdown your Script with the Story Map and Beat Board

Ah, the corkboard. The writer’s roadmap; a finite space for infinite ideas that will eventually become a blueprint for a script. For many writers (and writers’ rooms) the corkboard is an essential tool used for script-breakdown, note taking and more....

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'The Peanut Butter Falcon' Writers On How Their Movie Went From a Fun Idea to Making a Positive Impact

A decade ago, Michael Schwartz and Tyler Nilson were working in their respective careers and living average, ordinary lives. Both were unknown in the film industry with no concrete plan or background to break in. But then, eight years ago, the duo me...

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Beats Writer Miles Orion Feldsott on Using Your Past to Authentically Write the Present

For Miles Orion Feldsott, writing the Netflix original Beats was personal.

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Write On with 'The Nightingale' Writer-Director Jennifer Kent

Writer-director Jennifer Kent discusses why she wanted to tell this story, subverting audience expectations, her research process and more. 

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Fast Five: Film and TV News

Welcome to the inaugural edition of The Fast Five. If you’re thinking this may lead to that elusive copy of the Fast Five script, apologies in advance. This is not that place. Here for a mix of major and under-the-radar TV news that’s hot off the pre...

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'Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw' Open to a Hefty Box Office

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw opened to a hefty box office take that accurately reflected the bulking biceps of its two leading men—arguably the last two great action stars of a waning era where brawn alone was big screen worthy: Dwayne Johns...

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