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The Art of Adaptation: What 'Romeo + Juliet' and 'West Side Story' Can Teach Screenwriters

Adaptations have evergreen appeal, both for writers and producers. Adapting a work that’s in the public domain frees writers from copyright issues while offering them a prime way to show off their voice and their skills to an “existing and appreciative” audience. Script contributor Valerie Kalfrin offers a deep dive into what 'Romeo + Juliet' and 'West Side Story' adaptations can teach screenwriters.

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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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Curating a Mood and Tone Utilizing Music and Character with 'Yellowjackets' Creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson

'Yellowjackets' Creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson speak with Script's Editor Sadie Dean about their creative collaboration and partnership, scripting music into their work, and putting together their writer's room. Plus, they both share invaluable advice about being in a writing partnership, definitely worth taking note of!

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Believing in the Writer's Voice with Verve Agent and Partner David Boxerbaum

In this intimate conversation with David Boxerbaum, a renowned Verve Agent and Partner, he discusses with Script's Editor Sadie Dean his thoughts on the future of the spec market, the working relationship between managers and agents, and he addresses the elephant in the room question “what does an agent really do, and do I need one?” and so much more.

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Rediscovering the Feminine

Script contributor Terri Coduri Viani interviews Diane Bell on yoga revelations, her journey from hesitant writer to creative coach, and why women need to feel safe to create.

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INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Interview with 'Castle Falls' Director Dolph Lundgren

'Castle Falls' Director and Actor Dolph Lundgren shares with Script's Editor Sadie Dean his emotional connection to his character, working with actor Scott Adkins, finding creative opportunities in the film's location, and so much more.

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The Kids Are Alright in Season Two of 'Saved by the Bell': An Interview with Showrunner Tracey Wigfield and Executive Producer Franco Bario

'Saved by the Bell' executive producer and showrunner Tracey Wigfield and executive producer Franco Bario share with Script's Editor Sadie Dean about rebooting a 90s classic for the modern audience, implementing important themes into episodes, and what they hope audiences take away from the highly anticipated season two of the beloved comedy.

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The Haunted Hangouts Crew - Holiday Movie Edition

“The Holidays” can certainly be a joyous time for many. The flipside is it can also be a nightmare that happens annually. It’s that time of year when lots of folks may think about the “Ghosts of Christmas” - past, present and future. The Haunted Hangouts Crew is back to tell you what kinds of holiday horrors go through our minds, but with movies.

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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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Sci-Fi Circuit: Insights from 'Needle in a Timestack'

SCI-FI CIRCUIT returns with what you can learn from both a storytelling and structural standpoint from the new sci-fi film 'Needle in a Timestack'.

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SELLING YOUR SCREENPLAY: 408 - Make a Movie, It's

This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with filmmaker Spencer King, a Detroit-based Writer-Director of features such as 'Black Petunia' (2016) and 'Time Now' (2021) starring Claudia Black. Ashley and Spencer talk about 'Time Now' and his development process.

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'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' and What it Can Teach Screenwriters

'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' asks how one generation can reckon with the infamous pasts, sins, and victories of those that came before them, something the junior Reitman seems to have been grappling with himself and his father’s legacy. As Script contributor Bryan Young explores a couple of the screenwriting quirks that made the film so enjoyable and worth analyzing, he’ll be diving into spoilers, so be warned.

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TV Writer Podcast 121 - Jim Galasso (Lost, Hawaii Five-0, Beyond)

What if you get a non-writing job in the industry, and then thrive in that job... how do you break in to the entry level in TV writing? Find out this week, as host Gray Jones interviews Script Anatomy instructor Jim Galasso.

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The Kids Are Alright in Season Two of 'Saved by the Bell': An Interview with Showrunner Tracey Wigfield and Executive Producer Franco Bario

'Saved by the Bell' executive producer and showrunner Tracey Wigfield and executive producer Franco Bario share with Script's Editor Sadie Dean about rebooting a 90s classic for the modern audience, implementing important themes into episodes, and what they hope audiences take away from the highly anticipated season two of the beloved comedy.

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The WGFestival: A Festival of Unmitigated Joy

WGFestival aka “Comic-Con of writing” celebrates writing as a hybrid event this year. The first day involved virtual conversations about the craft of writing and the second day's focus was on two ends of the same spectrum, comedy and drama. Read more about the festival's highlights from Script contributor Sonya Alexander.