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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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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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The Structure of WandaVision

Whether it’s the dialogue you want to learn more about, or the structure, or aesthetic, 'WandaVision' will be worthy of study by writers for a long time. Bryan Young examines the storytelling techniques used in the nine-part Disney+ series.

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Part 2: How Do You Develop Your Voice and Know It Is Unique?

In part two of this three-part series, TV writer/screenwriter Aadip Desai digs into the concept of a writer’s voice and provides tools on how to develop your voice and tap into what makes your voice unique.

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The Ghost Bros Present: THE BRO-ING

Who are “The Ghost Bros”? We are a multi-ethnic group of paranormal television show fans and screenwriters from various places in the US. We are a cadre of horror writing fans/screenwriting splinter-cell within the sub-culture of The Ghost Adventures Crew international and are taking social networking on a supernatural spin.

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INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Interview with 'The Devil to Pay' Filmmakers Ruckus and Lane Skye

Script's Editor Sadie Dean interviews filmmaking team Ruckus and Lane Skye, the visionaries behind the new thriller film 'The Devil to Play.' They discuss the filmmakers collaboration process from writing to directing and effectively communicating with one another, how they put their indie film together and how they got their footing as screenwriters from a script on the Black List.

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INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Interview with 'Monuments' Writer/Director Jack C. Newelll

In this interview with writer/director Jack C. Newell, we discuss the heart of the story behind his new film 'Monuments', wearing multiple creative hats and his filmmaking influences. Plus, Jack shares advice for multi-hyphenate filmmakers embarking on making their first indie film.

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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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Writer Sings the Blues

Writer doldrums are usually transient and can serve as story fodder if you know how to manage them. Terri Coduri Viani shares inspirational tips from her writing tribe on how to overcome your writer blues.

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Interview with 'Ride the Eagle' Co-Writer and Director Trent O'Donnell

Script's Editor Sadie Dean interviews 'Ride the Eagle' director and co-writer Trent O'Donnell about his new comedy film, his background as a director in comedy TV, collaborating with co-writer and actor Jake Johnson, and taking the bull by the horns and going all-in on his first feature.

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Interview with 'The Exchange' Screenwriter Tim Long and Director Dan Mazer

In this double-header, Script's Editor Sadie Dean interviews screenwriter Tim Long and director Dan Mazer, the comedy masterminds behind 'The Exchange'.

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SELLING YOUR SCREENPLAY: Ep 390 With Writer/Producer Tim Long

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with a very animated guest, Tim Long. With decades of experience, Tim Long is a writer and producer of comedies such as 'The Simpsons', 'Late Show With David Letterman' and 'Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher'.

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Entertaining and Engaging an Audience with TV Writer and Former Showrunner of CBS' 'S.W.A.T.' Aaron Rahsaan Thomas

Script's Editor Sadie Dean interviews Aaron Rahsaan Thomas who is a three-time NAACP Image Awards nominee, co-creator and former showrunner of CBS’ 'S.W.A.T.', and all-around genuine and knowledgeable industry leader.

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The Ghost Bros Present: THE BRO-ING

Who are “The Ghost Bros”? We are a multi-ethnic group of paranormal television show fans and screenwriters from various places in the US. We are a cadre of horror writing fans/screenwriting splinter-cell within the sub-culture of The Ghost Adventures Crew international and are taking social networking on a supernatural spin.

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A New Road for ‘Midnight in the Switchgrass’ Director Randall Emmett

Script's Editor Sadie Dean interviews prolific producer Randall Emmett about his feature directorial debut thriller 'Midnight in the Switchgrass'. The two discuss his attraction to the material, working with renowned filmmakers, his collaboration with screenwriter Alan Horsnail and much more.