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Lynn Renee Maxcy – Young & Hungry

Creative Screenwriting Magazine spoke with screenwriter Lynn Maxcy to discuss her writing journey. Lynn Renee Maxcy is a writer on the Emmy Award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu), for which she won two Writers...
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David E. Vendrell – Young & Hungry

David Vendrell features as our next writer on the Young & Hungry list. David Ernesto Vendrell is a screenwriter from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In 2016, David released the viral short film, Teddy Bears are for Lovers – a horror-comedy...
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Pamela Garcia Rooney – Young & Hungry

Our next featured Young & Hungry writer Pamela García Rooney is a Mexican-American native of Laredo, Texas. She earned an MA in school counseling after receiving a BA in English from UT Austin where she...
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Jack Waz – Young & Hungry

Jack Waz is a graduate of Emerson College, Jack has worked on shows like Marvel’s New Warriors, USA’S Satisfaction, and is currently the Writers’ Assistant on Epix’s Get Shorty. His script The Biscuit made the 2018 Black...
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Lauren Minnerath – Young & Hungry

Lauren Minnerath is our next Young & Hungry screenwriter. She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and raised in rural Minnesota. She is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and currently works as a Brooklyn-based...
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Allison Lee – Young & Hungry

Allison Lee is our next Young & Hungry screenwriter.She received her MFA in Film and TV Production from USC. A recipient of the Media Action Network for Asian Americans Scholarship and an Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences Grant.. Lee...
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Connie O’Donahue & Jeremy Nielsen – Young & Hungry

We have another Young & Hungry couple on our radar.Connie O’Donahue is a Sundance Episodic Story Lab Fellow currently living in Riverton, Wyoming, where she works for Wyoming PBS and radio station KCWC. Winner of the 2018 New York...
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Jeremy Michael Cohen – Young & Hungry

Our next Young & Hungry screenwriter is Jeremy Michael Cohen. His first feature film as a director, Yinz, is a microbudget feature that will be released in 2018.His 2017 script George is about Hans and Margret Rey, the authors of Curious George,...
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Writing Effective Plot Twists

Creative Screenwriting Magazine contributor, James Napoli details the different types of plot twists screenwriters can use in their screenplays. There are several different types of plot twists you can use in your screenwriting. Let’s take a look...
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Ward Parry – Young & Hungry

Our next Young & Hungry screenwriter is Ward Parry. Having spent several years at the Guardian newspaper, Ward is a former Hollywood marketing exec turned screenwriter whose debut feature, Curtiz, won best film at the 2018 Montreal Film...
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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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