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Write On with Oscar-Winning 'BlacKkKlansman' Writer David Rabinowitz

David Rabinowitz discusses how he and his writing partner Charlie Wachtel got the rights to adapt BlacKkKlansman, getting Jordan Peele and Spike Lee on board, and their Oscar win!

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All The Write Moves: 'Game of Thrones'

Now that Game of Thrones is back for its big finish, audience engagement has reached an all-time high, as demonstrated by series-best viewership numbers and those countless memes of Bran Stark giving stink eye, Westeros-style. The show’s return offer...

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Director Ryan White on 'Ask Dr. Ruth'

Photo courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Two years ago, Dr. Ruth Westheimer — also known as Dr. Ruth, America’s most famous sex therapist — wasn’t on director Ryan White’s radar. He knew who she was — who in America doesn’...

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Tech Tips: Speech to Script

Speech to Script in Final Draft 11: it’s the personal assistant / writing partner / transcriber you’ve always wanted, but never had (or could afford). Taking advantage of Mac’s built-in dictation feature, Speech to Script offers an alternative for wr...

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Rising Through the Ranks: Sydney Mitchel

Behind the scenes of the popular CBS procedural NCIS: New Orleans, you’ll always find 30-year-old Sydney Mitchel working to keep her boss on track. As the assistant to showrunner Chris Silber, Mitchel has been her boss's gatekeeper and confidant sinc...

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Write On with 'The Twilight Zone' Producer Simon Kinberg

Simon Kinberg discusses how he and fellow producer Jordan Peele came together to revive The Twilight Zone, the inspiration behind the show's unrelenting twists and how they maintain entertainment and enlightenment in each episode. 

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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: 'Avengers: Endgame'

Well, it was a big weekend for narrative. 

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All The Write Moves: Endgame

Eleven years after audiences first watched Robert Downey Jr. become an armored superhero in Iron Man, the climax of the interconnected story which that movie began has arrived in the form of Avengers: Endgame. While the picture is nominally a direct ...

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The Screenwriters Coach: Networking

Screenwriters hate networking. And now we’re talking about strategic networking? That’s even worse! Networking is selling your soul, sucking up, laughing at bad jokes… Being strategic about it makes you even more of a %&*#.

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