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Being Vulnerable on the Page with 'Punch Drunk' Filmmaker Emily Lerer

Script's Editor Sadie Dean interviews 'Punch Drunk' filmmaker Emily Lerer about her very personal connection to the story, her collaboration with her key team, casting, and why she writes to direct.

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Breaking & Entering: Pizza Is The Key Part 4 – Devices Add Flavor But Don't Bury Your Story

Hungry to create a story that really delivers? Barri Evins talks “toppings” in the fourth and absolutely final article in her mouthwatering series on how to write a screenplay based on making a pizza! Learn how to choose the extra ingredients from flashbacks to big reveals, plus narration, montage, and metaphor to enhance your story but not overwhelm it. With examples from top films plus a Writer’s Workout exercise.

Bringing Hope and Joy to Children’s Animation with Emmy Nominated Television Writer, Denise Downer

Bringing Hope and Joy to Children’s Animation with Emmy Nominated Television Writer, Denise Downer

Emmy nominated children's television animation writer Denise Downer shares insight about writing for children's animation, the responsibilities of a Story Editor, writing for streaming platforms, and more!

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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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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 Lisa Jay

Script contributor Nanea Taylor speaks with up-and-coming Horror screenwriter Lisa Jay about writing to direct, why Lisa is personally drawn to writing in the horror genre, and the importance of her characters.

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Being Vulnerable on the Page with 'Punch Drunk' Filmmaker Emily Lerer

Script's Editor Sadie Dean interviews 'Punch Drunk' filmmaker Emily Lerer about her very personal connection to the story, her collaboration with her key team, casting, and why she writes to direct.

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'Virtually Single' - Creating a Comedy Series While Trapped in my House

'Virtually Single' writer/producer/actress Kate Sargeant ('Castle', 'Blindspot') shares a first-hand look at how the making of her new series was a magical, transformative, and utterly life-changing experience.

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Haunted Hangouts Crew Talks Horror Movies That Shaped Us and Our Latest Adventures Out in the Actual World

Formerly known as “the Ghost Bros”, the newly dubbed Haunted Hangouts Crew, are back to tell you about the horror movies that made us. Get ready for this Halloween season and every Halloween season with us, as we explore what good and inspiring horror writing is to us.

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SELLING YOUR SCREENPLAY: Ep 402 - Joel Soisson's Excellent Writing Adventure

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Writer/Director/Producer Joel Soisson.  Our guest Joel Soisson has produced well-known movies such as 'Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure,' 'Dracula 2000', 'Feast' (2005), and 'Piranha 3DD' (2012).

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Breaking & Entering: Pizza Is The Key Part 4 – Devices Add Flavor But Don't Bury Your Story

Hungry to create a story that really delivers? Barri Evins talks “toppings” in the fourth and absolutely final article in her mouthwatering series on how to write a screenplay based on making a pizza! Learn how to choose the extra ingredients from flashbacks to big reveals, plus narration, montage, and metaphor to enhance your story but not overwhelm it. With examples from top films plus a Writer’s Workout exercise.

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Ask the Coach: How Can I Expand My Script?

In this installment of "Ask the Coach" Jenna Avery answers a pre-submitted question about fleshing out a short story into a feature length screenplay. Jenna provides a bounty of examples on expanding character arcs, goals, and story expectations.

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Intimate Connections to Character and Location with ‘Bergman Island’ Writer-Director Mia Hansen-Løve

Script's Editor Sadie Dean interviews 'Bergman Island' writer-director Mia Hansen-Løve about how she came upon the idea for this story, casting the pivotal role of Chris and the artistic liberties she took embracing Fårö as an instrumental location and artistic life source for her characters.

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'Virtually Single' - Creating a Comedy Series While Trapped in my House

'Virtually Single' writer/producer/actress Kate Sargeant ('Castle', 'Blindspot') shares a first-hand look at how the making of her new series was a magical, transformative, and utterly life-changing experience.

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SELLING YOUR SCREENPLAY: Ep 401 - Filmmaking, Money, Fascism and Some Sort of Acid

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Filmmaker Janek Ambros. They talk about the long journey it took for him to write and direct 'Mondo Hollywoodland' (2019). Janek is also the Writer/Director/Producer of 'Money, Fascism and Some Sort of Acid'. He talks about how he used stock footage from famous historical figures such as Edward R. Murrow and Joseph Stalin for that project.