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'Kajillionaire' Is A Cautionary Tale of the Great American Grift
Miranda July’s long-anticipated new film Kajillionaire opens on a shot of her main characters (a family of Los Angeles grifters) standing in front of a downtown Los Angeles Post Office. At the time July conceived the movie, the USPS was not in danger...
5 Screenwriting Takeaways From Hulu's 'Pen 15'
Sometimes the state of the world may make adults think we have a monopoly on existential dread, but Pen15 is here to remind us that junior high schoolers have it pretty bad, too. The show's big hook—two women staring down middle age yet effortlessly ...
Write On with Writer-Director Isabella Eklöf
With the support of the Danish Film Institute, Swedish writer-director Isabella Eklöf premiered her feature debut ‘Holiday’ at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Eklöf discusses her creative and development process and her overall career in filmmaking....
Before You Know It Filmmakers On How To Get Your Passion Project Made
It’s a rare and difficult thing to write, direct, and star in your own film. But that is exactly what Hannah Pearl Utt and Jen Tullock did with their Sundance feature film debut, the comedy Before You Know It. The pair also knows what a tremendous fe...
How Sundance’s Hala Made Minhal Baig an Honest Storyteller
Minhal Baig is the writer and director of Hala, a movie which, up until its Sundance premiere, she kept secret from her mother.
The Sunlit Night Screenwriter on the Challenges of Book-to-Screen Adaptation
Rebecca Dinerstein, author of The Sunlit Night, never expected her novel to get published. She never envisioned the book would be made into a movie, and she certainly never thought she would be the one to write the adapted screenplay. “Every phase of...
Write On with Mimi Leder
In this episode of Write On, director Mimi Leder discusses her latest film 'On the Basis of Sex' and her connection to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s story.
Write On with Greta Heinemann
2017 Big Break Feature Grand Prize winner Greta Heinemann discusses everything from moving to LA from Germany at age 14 to pursue her writing career, working in television, pitching her features and her latest endeavor the Writers Wright journal.
Write On with Madam Secretary Executive Producer Lori McCreary
After leaving her role as a co-founder at the software company CompuLaw, Revelations Entertainment CEO and PGA Board Member Lori McCreary returned to her love of storytelling as Executive Producer of the CBS Series ‘Madam Secretary.’ Lori discusses h...
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