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Why Spec Scripts Fail Female Part Over/Under Written or Over Exposed – Part 2

Script contributor Stewart Farquar takes a closer look at why legacy entertainment industry has now become part of the problem rather than a solution in terms of providing rich and well-written female characters.

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Reel Impact: Movies and TV that Changed History - “24,” Jack Bauer, and the Torture Lie

History is written and rewritten in films and on TV. Frank Deese pulls back the curtain on the beginnings of the hit television series "24" and how it soon influenced contemporary events in America and beyond.

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How Azie Tesfai Brought Personal Empowerment to Her Powerful ‘Supergirl’ Episode

Script's Editor Sadie Dean speaks one-on-one with 'Supergirl' actress turned scribe, Azie Tesfai about the development of her character and episode, she co-wrote with J. Holtham, pulling from personal stories and conversations and what she hopes for the future of storytelling.

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Writing Sci-Fi for Broadcast

Script contributor Tara Bennett speaks with current sci-fi showrunners Jeff Rake (Manifest), Chris Sheridan (Resident Alien), J.H. Wyman (Debris) and Todd Helbing (Superman & Lois) about how they’ve approached making successful, mainstream sci-fi TV today.

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How To Get Your Script Contest Ready

Screenwriters are desperate to jump-start their careers. There are different avenues to achieve that, like entering competitions, internships, query letters, and networking, but no clear path into the industry. This webinar aims to help screenwriters focus on one of the best ways to break in: contests.

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THE WRITER’S VOICE PART 3: Applying Your Voice to Multiple Genres and Formats

In the final installment of this series in how to establish your writer's voice, TV writer/screenwriter Aadip Desai provides tools on how to apply your voice to multiple genres and formats.

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Horror Screenwriters on the Verge Spotlights Screenwriter Sam Watson

Script contributor Nanea Taylor speaks with up-and-coming Horror screenwriter Sam Watson about how his biracial background has inspired his writing, his current works-in-progress and what famous author sparked his interest in wanting to become a writer.

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How Azie Tesfai Brought Personal Empowerment to Her Powerful ‘Supergirl’ Episode

Script's Editor Sadie Dean speaks one-on-one with 'Supergirl' actress turned scribe, Azie Tesfai about the development of her character and episode, she co-wrote with J. Holtham, pulling from personal stories and conversations and what she hopes for the future of storytelling.

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Screenwriters Need a Change of Scenery Too: The Importance of Writers Residencies

Script contributor Sonya Alexander shares three reasons why screenwriters should consider participating in a writers' residency to focus, network, and find complete isolation in your work.

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Ask the Coach: Do Experts Help or Hinder Writers From Reaching Their Goals?

Welcome back to “Ask the Coach," today’s question is about whether or not writing and marketing experts and gurus help writers or just get in the way.

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Ask the Coach: How Can I Find the Right Reader for My Script?

In this installment of "Ask the Coach" Jenna Avery answers a pre-submitted question about finding the right reader for your script and genre.

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Sneaking the Trojan Horse in ‘Lady of the Manor’ with Filmmakers Justin and Christian Long

Script's Editor Sadie Dean interviews filmmakers and brothers Christian and Justin Long about the impetus for 'Lady of the Manor' story, their creative collaboration, sneaking in a Trojan horse for comedy and subtle social commentary, and working with their cast and crew.

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Grounding the Emotional Experience with ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ Screenwriter Abe Sylvia

'The Eyes of Tammy Faye' screenwriter Abe Sylvia speaks with Script's Editor Sadie Dean about his filmmaking journey, his personal and impassioned kinship to Tammy Faye, and what creative decisions he had to make in order to put forth the best story possible. Plus, he shares invaluable advice for screenwriters interested in adapting true stories.

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Contract or No Contract, Bess Meredyth Made Movie Magic

Script contributor Dr. Rosanne Welch puts a rightful spotlight on screenwriter Bess Meredyth, Hollywood's forgotten silent era trailblazer and co-founder of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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The World of the AAA Screenwriter: An Interview with Zak Penn and Matt Lieberman

Zak Penn and Matt Lieberman are the scribes behind this freewheeling love letter to gameplay. Though they have very different perspectives, the commonality of their sense of humor and ability to invert the action narrative makes them complementary to each other’s style. The “open worlds” they create in many of their stories allow our imaginations to travel to uncharted territories, guided by their airtight storytelling.

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WHY SPEC SCRIPTS FAIL: Female Part Over/Under Written or Over Exposed – Part 3

Script contributor Stewart Farquar examines why the old "formula" of female characters is dwindling at the box office, how female characters are making a mark in independent and mini-series productions and why now is the time for scribes to treat female characters as people.