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Jeremiah Zagar on his Sundance-Winning Film 'We the Animals'

Though Jeremiah Zagar’s adaptation of Justin Torres’ We the Animals made its debut only months ago at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, critics are already praising it.

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How screenwriter Noga Landau took her contained sci-fi, "Tau" from film school to Netflix

Have you heard the film school fairy tale of a woman who wrote a script for a screenwriting class; attracted top agents overnight, secured Gary Oldman as the voice of her robot, and distributed the film worldwide as a Netflix original? 

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All the Write Moves: Yellowstone

Exploring the myriad problems facing a contemporary Montana rancher and his adult children, the Paramount Network series Yellowstone doesn’t lack for dramatic content.

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All the Write Moves: Glow

Throughout its lively first season, the Netflix half-hour dramedy GLOW blended serious themes with silly spectacle by transforming a real life oddity from the 1980s — the sports-entertainment franchise “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling” (GLOW for short) ...

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All the Write Moves: Pose

One fascinating aspect of the peak-TV era is the growth of narrowcasting. Simply put, narrowcasting (a term that goes back to the 1940s) means creating specialized content for specialized audiences. Two factors make this concept central to the peak-T...

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All the Write Moves: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

The premise of the Jurassic Park franchise is that a scientist used DNA extracted from a fossil to create a horde of test-tube dinosaurs, leading to rampant carnage. Yet in some ways, the franchise’s narrative DNA has caused as many lasting problems ...

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All the Write Moves: Marvel's "Cloak & Dagger"

Based on two minor Marvel Comics characters who were introduced as supporting players in a second-tier Spider-Man title circa 1982, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger might seem to casual observers like an inconsequential part of the Marvel Studios story.

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7 Tips to Stay Motivated When Writing Isn't Your Day Job (Yet!)

It’s your dream to be on the writing staff of a television show or to sell your feature film script. Until that happens, you’re working a day job, grabbing spare moments to write. So, how do you stay motivated until your breakthrough?

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All the Write Moves: "Solo: A Star Wars Story"

Most quick-take analyses of Solo: A Star Wars Story focus on the movie’s disappointing opening-weekend haul, with some pundits going so far as to say Solo is the first flop of the Star Wars franchise. When trying to understand how cinematic storytell...

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