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Rogen also said he regrets joking about an allegation against Franco during his 2014 "SNL" monologue.... Read more
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By Zack Sharf
Melissa Villaseñor also guested on the show within the show as Icelandic singer Björk.... Read more
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By Ryan Lattanzio
This week, we’re excited to announce the Self-Published Book Awards deadline for 2021, details on the upcoming Short Story Virtual Conference, and more!... Read more
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By Writers Digest Staff
John B. Thompson, author of the new book Book Wars, shares the research that went into his account of how the digital revolution changed publishing for readers and writers.... Read more
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By Amy Jones
In “Challenge of the Wizards,” Thundarr, Ariel, and Ookla end up in an “ancient city of pleasure” -- Las Vegas, and are captured by the sorcerer Basim. The heroes are soon taken to his stronghold, and informed that they must compete in a deadly race so as to earn “the helmet... Read more
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By John Kenneth Muir
In this week’s round-up from ScriptMag.com, meet South-East-Asian-American filmmakers and screenwriters, plus interviews with screenwriter Emma Needell and comic book writer/artist Matt Kindt, TV medical advisor Dr. Oren Gottfried, and more!... Read more
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By Script Magazine
Stan and James will take on the iconic '90s duo (and their wild romance) for the upcoming Hulu series from "I, Tonya" director Craig Gillespie.... Read more
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By Ryan Lattanzio
The Oscar nominee wound up moderating a Clubhouse room dominated by hate speech earlier this week.... Read more
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By Ryan Lattanzio
In this post, we look at what a personal essay (also known as the narrative essay) is, including what makes it different from other types of fiction and nonfiction writing, examples of effective personal essays, and more.... Read more
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By Robert Lee Brewer
The post Writing for Television appeared first on flying wrestler.... Read more
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By Erik Bork
Rob McElhenney, Megan Ganz, and Charlie Day make bold choices, mostly for the better, in a new season that's addictive and rewarding in equal measure.... Read more
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By Ben Travers
It feels more like a truce than a return to mutually enhancing cooperation, but studios and chains seem to have agreed to rules for now.... Read more
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By Tom Brueggemann
The streaming adaptation of Mark Millar and Frank Quitely's comic books is a mess of over-generalizations and jumbled storytelling.... Read more
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By Ben Travers
If your character isn't a trained fighter but the scene calls for a fight, how can you make the scene realistic? Author and trained fighter Carla Hoch has the answers for writers here.... Read more
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By Carla Hoch
Find all 30 poetry prompts for the 2021 April Poem-A-Day Challenge in this post.... Read more
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By Robert Lee Brewer
How can screenwriters use plants and payoffs to enhance their screenplays? Telling a story in screenplay format from the beginning, middle, to end isn’t enough.... The post Screenwriting Plants and Payoffs: ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ appeared first on ScreenCraft.... Read more
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By Ken Miyamoto
Find out why this camera has filmmakers buzzing.... Read more
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By Christian Zilko
Rachel Cusk’s Second Place, Andy Weir’s Project Hail Mary, Alison Bechdel’s The Secret to Superhuman Strength, and Olivia Laing’s Everybody all feature among the Best Reviewed Books of the Week. Brought to you by Book Marks, Lit Hub’s “Rotten Tomatoes for books.”   Fiction 1. Second Place by Rachel Cusk (FSG)... Read more
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By Book Marks
The 215 Literary Arts Festival—in partnership with Rutgers University Camden, The Stables, and Laternfish Press—is bringing together a band of writers, editors, musicians, and DJ librarians to celebrate the vibrant literary arts scene in the Philadelphia area, from May 10th to 15th. The Festival, founded in 2001, has hosted an... Read more
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By Rasheeda Saka
The COVID pandemic put theaters in a tough spot. According to a breaking story from Variety, Cinemark has reached a deal with the five major studios that could limit the theatrical window, meaning movies can and will hit streaming faster. This isn't the first deal Cinemark has signed since COVID... Read more
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By Jason Hellerman
Mia P. Manansala, author of Arsenic & Adobo, explains how writers can help their main character solve a mystery when they're the prime suspect.... Read more
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By Mia P. Manansala
Exciting archival news: University of Kentucky professor Herman Farrell recently discovered a letter from Tennessee Williams to Eugene O’Neill, previously only rumored to exist. Farrell unearthed the letter in a collection of O’Neill-related documents at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscript Library and, as he told The Eugene O’Neill Review,... Read more
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By Walker Caplan
We're giving away 100 free copies of SOL | Space VFX Elements! Need effects that sell space to your audience? Unsure how to fake them on your own? Well, the folks at FilmCrux have hooked us up with 100 free copies of SOL | Space VFX Elements. SOL includes 94... Read more
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By Jason Hellerman
A utopia seems like a great place to live. What could go wrong? As the famous maxim goes, "There are no stories in the village of the happy people." Still, we have seen utopian fiction in film and television flourish since the dawn of time. Maybe that's because something always... Read more
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By Jason Hellerman
It's a lofty goal, but Paramount+ aims to deliver. ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish has announced that the platform is taking the new Mark Wahlberg and Chiwetel Ejiofor movie, Infinite, directly to streaming. This announcement came on Thursday via ViacomCBS first-quarter earnings call. Bakish said that Paramount+ would help them dramatically... Read more
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By Jason Hellerman
Ready to catch fire with Angelina Jolie? Fresh off his domination of TV with Yellowstone, and hit movies like Sicario and Wind River, writer/director Taylor Sheridan has teamed up with Angelina Jolie to bring us a high-stakes story of survival and redemption all woven into one. The movie is called... Read more
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By Jason Hellerman
We recently interviewed Lachlan Milne and asked our community to submit questions. Here a few tips we learned. Lachlan Milne, ACS, NZCS, is an internationally acclaimed cinematographer who has shot multiple award-winning feature films, television, shorts, and commercials. Recent credits of Lachlan’s include the feature film Love and Monsters (dir.... Read more
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By AlterCine
When movies shift to streaming, stars lose cash. The original A Quiet Place made $341 million worldwide and was a massive success. People were incredibly excited for such a high-octane movie, and they were buzzing even more when the sequel was announced. But COVID bumped the movie from last year... Read more
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By Jason Hellerman
These storytelling tips will help you focus on what matters... I May Destroy You was the show that blew everyone away last year. People were buzzing about the funny, emotional, and unexpected twists and turns of Michaela Coel's opus. It was one of those pieces of entertainment that was so... Read more
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By Jason Hellerman
The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so we started this series to help identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's writing mistake writers make is not using your spare 15 minutes.... Read more
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By Cassandra Lipp
This week's episode of the animated series Star Blazers (1979) finds tons of new menace for our intrepid Star Force.  The evil Gamilon leader Desslok attempts to trap the Argo with a space net, pursues the giant ship with an energy gas cloud that consumes matter, and then tries to lure the... Read more
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By John Kenneth Muir
There’s often a misconception around the meaning of the term ‘greenlit’. There is a vast difference between a producer/studio commissioning a script and a movie getting greenlit. Usually, it goes ... Read more The post What Does ‘Greenlit’ REALLY Mean? 9 Key Factors in the Script Development Process appeared first... Read more
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By Industrial Scripts
How To Grab Readers’ Attention In any storytelling technique, the first word, phrase or sentence is usually what grabs the reader’s attention. This phenomenon is especially true in fiction where you have an opening that immediately draws the reader in. In content marketing (aka blogging!), this phenomenon is known as... Read more
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By Lucy V Hay
Building direct-to-reader relationships may help publishers shift the balance of power in a game where Amazon holds most of the cards.... Read more
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By John B. Thompson
Well here we are. Can you believe it!?With this post, we’ve covered 101 shows on the Formatting Your Spec Script While Social Distancing series!! We hope you’ve gotten as much out of reading these primers as we have from preparing them. As always, we are not able to send out... Read more
Published 3 days ago
By Lauren O'Connor

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