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Jessica Cyrell & Danny Merritt – Young & Hungry

We’re featuring another Young & Hungry screenwriting duo, Jessica Cyrell & Danny Merritt to describe their writing journey. How young and how hungry do you need to be to win a place on the Young & Hungry list?What’s...
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ISA Returns to Park City with Table Read My Screenplay

The International Screenwriters’ Association (ISA) is thrilled to return to Park City, UT, during this year’s Sundance Film Festival, to showcase their Table Read My Screenplay winning script with a live table read.The event will take...
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Allison Buckmelter & Nicolas Buckmelter – Young & Hungry

Our next featured Young & Hungry screenwriters are writing partners.Portland-born Allison Buckmelter and Los Angeles native Nicolas Buckmelter are a married writing team. They won a PAGE Awards gold prize for their pilot Adam Begat and a 2018...
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Aaron Sala – Young & Hungry

Creative Screenwriting Magazine caught up with Aaron Sala, who also made it on this year’s Young & Hungry list. Aaron is a Northern California native who has been writing and directing since high school. His work had received such...
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Sundance Or Bust – A Review On One Of The Biggest Festivals For Filmmakers

Park City, Utah is host to the biggest film festival in the United States. In 1978 it was known as the United States Film Festival, then changed its name in 1989 to the Sundance Film Festival. That same year Sundance became synonymous with...
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Marc Bloom – Young & Hungry

Creative Screenwriting Magazine spoke with screenwriter Marc Bloom who made it on the coveted Young & Hungry list.Marc Bloom attended the University of Cape Town. After graduating, Marc was offered a generous scholarship to enroll in...
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Charlie Efron – Young & Hungry

Our next featured Young & Hungry screenwriter is Charlie Efron. He is an LA-based screenwriter who originally hails from Washington, D.C. He’s a graduate of USC’s MFA screenwriting program, where he a created a web series for...
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Victoria Rose – Young & Hungry

Victoria Rose is a Los Angeles based, award-winning screenwriter and an emerging presence in the industry. She attended the University of Southern California where she earned a Master of Fine Arts in Film Production with an emphasis in...
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Amanda Overton – Young & Hungry

Amanda Overton began her scholarly adventure as a molecular biologist, working in genetic labs for a few years before she realized that line of work was far too micro a lens for her to explore the question of how people work. She jumped ship and...
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Subtext: That Passive/Aggressive Friend You Hate, But Can't Drop

On Facebook and a myriad of other places, people put forth various requisites or must haves, do’s and do nots, they claim are needed to write, if not a great screenplay, at least a perfectly serviceable one. One of the most popular ones...
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“Make Them Forget They’re Reading A Script” Says Manager Jonathan Hersh

As part of our continuing series of interviews with agents and managers, Creative Screenwriting Magazine spoke with Jonathan Hersh from Housefire Management about how screenwriters should be working with their representatives.How does a screenwriter...
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Brian T. Arnold – Young & Hungry

Creative Screenwriting Magazine spoke with Young & Hungry screenwriter Brian T. Arnold about his screenwriting journey.Brian T. Arnold grew up in Bluefield, West Virginia and studied Broadcast Journalism at Concord University. In addition to...
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Jason Scott Goldberg – Young & Hungry

Jason is a member of the Producer’s Guild of America with over 100 hours of original programming to his name. His most recent credits include E!’s hit series Botched and Disney’s reboot of Bug Juice. Horror is his genre of...
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Chris Courtney Martin – Young & Hungry

Each year, the top movers and shakers, green lighters and executives create the Young & Hungry list to showcase Hollywood’s Top New screenwriters. Creative Screenwriting Magazine spoke to many of them about how they shape their...
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Honoring the Little Moments: Lost in Translation

An interview with Sofia Coppola, and an examination of her Oscar-winning screenplay.When Sofia Coppola began writing Lost in Translation, her first original screenplay after her adaptation of The Virgin Suicides, she knew there were certain...
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On Writing Child Characters: “Children Don’t Think Like Little Adults”

One of the challenges of writing great characters is getting inside the heads of persons of much different background than yourself. It takes great effort and empathy to understand those of differing gender, age, ethnicity, or orientation in order...
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Coloring Scenes

It's all in the writing. After all the structuring is done, the scenes themselves have to shine. Most often, when I read a script, I think to myself, "It needs color." Color the characters; color the scenes; color the dialogue. It's all in the...
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Building a tapestry: Kenneth Lonergan on Manchester by the Sea

Kenneth Lonergan discusses making the story your own, the use of flashbacks, and rooting your script in realism. Playwright and screenwriter/director Kenneth Lonergan returns to the big screen after a 16-year absence with Manchester by the...
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Manager Andrew Kersey’s Advice To Screenwriters...

Manager Andrew Kersey’s Advice To Screenwriters: “Develop Your Craft. Develop Your Voice And Your Time Will Come.” Creative Screenwriting Magazine spoke with manager Andrew Kersey who represents screenwriters. He shares his...
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Why Is Mrs. Maisel So Marvelous?

Why Is Mrs. Maisel So Marvelous? Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino Tell All! It is a rare surprise that a near perfect TV show is made. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, now in its second season on Amazon Prime Video, is one of those shows...
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