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Bestselling author Nicole Galland explains what it was like to dive into writing a series and how speculative fiction allows her to explore her interests.... Read more
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By Robert Lee Brewer
Stunning and accessible browser-based media (Web XR) has opened portals into Black ancestry, collective histories, and speculative futures.... Read more
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By Eric Kohn
Introducing The Longest Year: 2020+, photo essays from the year that won’t end. Up first, Elissa Schappell reflects on Rachel Cobb’s NYC dreamscape of protests and PPE. | Lit Hub “The protagonist could be our lost brother or uncle. Disaster is familiar, even eloquent.” Joy Harjo on the extraordinary storytelling of James Welch’s Winter in... Read more
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By Lit Hub Daily
Is it wrong to observe that as the third season winds down, the Marshalls in the Land of the Lost (1974 – 1977) are starting to seem increasingly unlikable? In “Ancient Guardian” for example, the family happens upon a strange Altrusian statue while out on a hike, and decides to take it down... Read more
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By John Kenneth Muir
Write a piece of flash fiction each day of February with the February Flash Fiction Challenge, led by editor Moriah Richard. Each day, receive a prompt, example story, and write your own. Today's prompt is to write something that makes you laugh.... Read more
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By Moriah Richard
Regina King's variety in staging and use of multi-cameras freed Anwar to maintain intimacy, and constantly change perspective.... Read more
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By Bill Desowitz
Topher Grace, Caitlin McGee, and Jimmy Tatro star as a trio of siblings, each at different financial and life stages.... Read more
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By Steve Greene
Now that Warner Bros. is releasing an entire year's worth of major movies at home, is your TV ready?... Read more
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By Jean Bentley
Biel's experience as a young actor on "7th Heaven" played a part in her interest to executive produce the upcoming series.... Read more
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By Kristen Lopez
We’ve known for a while that HBO was working on turning Audrey Niffenegger’s 2003 novel The Time Traveler’s Wife into a series. The show, which boasts Doctor Who and Sherlock writer Steven Moffat as a writer and executive producer, is in pre-production, but today, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Rose Leslie (Game... Read more
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By Vanessa Willoughby
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… more superhero adaptation news! But this time, with some welcome literary cred: Deadline has just announced that Ta-Nehisi Coates will be writing the screenplay for the latest Superman reboot. J.J. Abrams is producing, and Henry Cavill will reprise his role as the Gap sale section of... Read more
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By Jessie Gaynor
Learn from one of the greats. Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro is one of the most unique directors of the century. He is best known for the Academy Award-winning fantasy films Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) and more recently, The Shape of Water (2017), winning the Oscars for both best director and... Read more
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By AlterCine
In “Up Above the World So High,” Galen (Roddy McDowall) spies a human flying a high glider.  Unfortunately, the pilot has also been detected by a curious gorilla patrol.The fugitives make contact with the human pilot, Leuric (Frank Aletter), who has not quite perfected his hang glider.  He is suspicious... Read more
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By John Kenneth Muir
Astra Publishing House has announced they are launching a new literary magazine, Astra Quarterly, which will start publishing online this fall and in print by the end of 2021. Astra Quarterly will have a strong international focus; it will have an international network of editors, and be distributed around the... Read more
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By Walker Caplan
Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at ars poetica and the art of writing poems about poems.... Read more
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By Robert Lee Brewer
Happily for us, Jeremy O. Harris is prolific, so we constantly have new work of his to look forward to. Currently, he’s writing the HBO series adaptation of The Vanishing Half with Aziza Barnes, guest starring on the forthcoming A24 sketch show Ziwe, and his movie Zola (co-written with Janicza... Read more
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By Walker Caplan
After a very long translation process—seven years of work!—Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk’s greatest novel will soon be available to English readers. Fitzcarraldo Editions will publish The Books of Jacob, translated by Jennifer Croft, in the UK this November, and Riverhead will publish it in the US in February 2022. In... Read more
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By Emily Temple
At some point in writing a script, a screenwriter will have trouble finding inspiration. If writer’s block gets you down, the trick is to keep on writing. But sometimes you ... Read more10 ESSENTIAL Screenwriting Exercises to Move Your Script Forward The post 10 ESSENTIAL Screenwriting Exercises to Move Your... Read more
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By Industrial Scripts
The Soul characters have an out-of-body experience, but that doesn't mean they don't lack depth! I have a theory that Pixar has just stopped making movies for kids and instead, their narratives have grown with their initial audience and now are helping us deal with life crises because Soul hit... Read more
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By Jason Hellerman
Here's how you can use contrast to manipulate an image. At the most basic level, virtually every adjustment we make in color grading boils down to some kind of contrast adjustment. This makes more sense when we think of contrast as the distance between any two unique components of our... Read more
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By Cullen Kelly
How did the framing narrative of Judas and the Black Messiah affect the story? Fair warning—there are spoilers for the movie Judas and the Black Messiah to follow. Since the movie is based on real, historical events, we urge you to look up the actual events depicted in this story... Read more
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By Jason Hellerman
Computer-scientist-turned-filmmaker Alice Wu was positioned to become a big, romantic comedy Hollywood director. Then, she completely disappeared. Now, she's waging a great comeback. Alice Wu started her life as a computer scientist for Microsoft who never went to film school. Her first film Saving Face exploded on the indie scene.... Read more
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By Oakley Anderson-Moore
In “The Cure,” Virdon (Ron Harper), Burke (James Naughton) and Galen (Roddy McDowall) learn that malaria is ravaging a village of humans they recently visited.  Over Galen’s objections, they return to help the infected.Meanwhile, General Urko (Mark Lenard) wants to burn the village to the ground to destroy the disease,... Read more
Published 2 days ago
By John Kenneth Muir
Write a piece of flash fiction each day of February with the February Flash Fiction Challenge, led by editor Moriah Richard. Each day, receive a prompt, example story, and write your own. Today's prompt is to write about an article of clothing.... Read more
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By Moriah Richard
23 authors share tips on writing mystery and thriller novels that readers love, covering topics related to building suspense, inserting humor, crafting incredible villains, and figuring out the time of death.... Read more
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By Robert Lee Brewer
“You find a way of just getting about and getting over the things that you find very difficult,” Dench says about acting these days.... Read more
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By Zack Sharf
The new season of the show returns to Hulu on April 28.... Read more
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By Libby Hill
Debut author Jaclyn Goldis explains how her novel When We Were Young was inspired by her real-life grandmothers and how many times she rewrote her first chapter.... Read more
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By Robert Lee Brewer
During the network's TCA panel on Thursday, executives discussed how more opportunities are needed for diverse voices.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
By Kristen Lopez
Brockovich executive produced the new ABC drama based on her life, created by "Grey's Anatomy" showrunner Krista Vernoff.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
By Jude Dry
Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve 17 is now available to download. Much to the delight of fans, Blackmagic announced via Twitter that the free and paid versions of DaVinci Resolve 17 are out of beta and now available to download for Mac, Windows, and Linux. With the free version, users can... Read more
Published 2 days ago
By NFS Staff
On the 38th anniversary of Tennessee Williams’s death, we’re remembering his very first published piece of writing, written way before he was a literary giant—and even before he used his own name. (Well, his assumed name, but still.) As a sixteen-year-old, Williams was published in the 1927 issue of the... Read more
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By Walker Caplan
Rosco has introduced the DMG DASH, a portable LED kit for filmmakers. The DMG DASH is a new LED from Rosco based on its popular MIX lighting technology in a sleek compact design that's built for the rigorous environments of production. If you're unfamiliar with their MIX lights, they feature... Read more
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By NFS Staff
In “The Tyrant,” the fugitives -- Galen (Roddy McDowall), Virdon (Ron Harper) and Burke (James Naughton) -- attempt to entrap a ruthless, corrupt gorilla named Aboro (Percy Rodrigues), who has been promoted to prefect of a local village. He has taken over from Galen’s cousin, Augustus.In an effort to correct... Read more
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By John Kenneth Muir
Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, force a character to make a decision.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
By Robert Lee Brewer

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