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Weekend Writing Inspiration: Navigating a Rewrite of Your Script

“What’s the best way to get through the ups and downs of a rewrite?” Rewriting is a fact of life when it comes to screenwriting. Newbie screenwriters will often say, “I finished my script!” but what they mean is, they finished their first draft. They...

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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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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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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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The Weekend Movie Takeaway: The Long Shot

The ground-trembling success of Avengers: Endgame in its opening week was a significant reminder that sometimes the whole world stops to pay attention to a particular story. It showed how central narrative still is to our communal society. It proved ...

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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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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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Weekend Writing Inspiration: 6 Tips On Navigating Script Feedback

One of the most useful methods for elevating the quality of your screenplay is to send it out for feedback. However, too much feedback all at once or at the wrong time can throw a writer off their game.

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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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