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Amazon Studios Exec Says He Was Fired for Flouting ‘Coach Only’ Travel Policy

Gene Maddaus • February 25, 2021

Marc Sadeghi had just returned from a work trip to New Zealand when he was asked to meet with someone from Human Resources. Sadeghi was settling into his job as global head of visual effects for Amazon Studios,...

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Amazon Nabs Doc ‘My Name Is Pauli Murray,’ From Oscar-Nominated ‘RBG’ Directors (EXCLUSIVE)

Matt Donnelly • February 25, 2021

Amazon Studios has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the film “My Name Is Pauli Murray,” about the trailblazing LGBTQ and civil rights activist, which premiered this year at...

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Mike Tyson Slams Hulu Series Based on His Life: ‘Couldn’t Be More Inappropriate or Tone Deaf’

Joe Otterson • February 25, 2021

Mike Tyson has come out strongly against the planned Hulu series based on his life, “Iron Mike.” The series, which was announced earlier on Thursday, has been given an eight-episode order at the...

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How Celeste’s ‘Hear My Voice’ From ‘Trial of the Chicago 7’ Caught the Ear of Elton John

Jon Burlingame • February 25, 2021

Celeste’s contribution to the Golden Globe-nominated song “Hear My Voice” started with WhatsApp messages recorded in her bathroom. That’s just one of the revelations in a half-hour...

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Simon Barrett-Helmed Horror Pic ‘Seance’ Scores U.S. Deal Via RJLE Films And Shudder; IFC Films...

Patrick Hipes • February 25, 2021

AMC Networks siblings RLJE Films and Shudder have teamed to acquire North American rights to Seance, the horror film written and directed by Simon Barrett, the You’re Next and The Guest scribe who is making...

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Mike Tyson Slams Hulu For Biopic Series, Calls It “Cultural Misappropriation” & Plans Rival...

Peter White • February 25, 2021

Earlier today, Hulu announced it had handed a straight-to-series order to Iron Mike, a Mike Tyson biopic series from I, Tonya screenwriter Steven Rogers and director Craig Gillespie with Mixed-ish’s Karin...

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Showrunner Bruce Miller On Covid-19 Challenges & Series Conclusion

Dominic Patten • February 25, 2021

As in the dystopian fictional world of The Handmaid’s Tale, in real life, one of the biggest obstacles of the upcoming fourth season of the Hulu drama was getting into Canada. Though for the Elisabeth Moss...

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‘Shrill’: Aidy Bryant Teases “Beautiful End” To Annie’s Journey In Season 3

Alexandra Del Rosario • February 25, 2021

Annie Easton’s journey comes to a close Hulu’s Shrill ends in May with its third and final season. But as bittersweet as ending the series about self-discovery may be, star and executive producer Aidy...

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How Has The Character Of James Bond Evolved? (Part 2)

Michael Lee Simpson • February 08, 2021

This is the second part of our series on the evolution of James Bond and his immense cultural impact. It all began in the imagination of Ian Lancaster Fleming, a prolific British writer, and Naval Intelligence...

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How Has The Character Of James Bond Evolved? (Part 1)

Michael Lee Simpson • February 08, 2021

Dry Vodka Martini – Shaken Not Stirred. That famous drink immortalized by Sean Connery (James Bond) will forever live in our collective drinking psyches. Connery may have passed earlier this year, but...

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“The Less-Pressure Draft” Sam Boyd on ‘Love Life’

Brock Swinson • January 17, 2021

“That was where I learned to work with actors,” said Sam Boyd, about the short film In a Relationship. The short, a rockumentary-style love story, starred Nicholas Braun (Succession) and Dakota Johnson (50...

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What Makes Heroes So Appealing?

Creative Screenwriting Magazine • January 17, 2021

Heroes are traditionally described as the main character or protagonist of a story. They have the most admirable qualities, they must overcome the greatest hurdles, and their stakes are often a matter of life or...

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Formulaic is Good!

Dennis MaGee Fallon • February 05, 2021

Screenwriting guru Michael Hauge on the balancing act all commercial screenwriters must perform.Films follow patterns. TV shows have arcs. Narratives have structure. No matter the medium, stories seem to repeat the...

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The Humility Arc

Michael Welles Schock • January 30, 2021

How fairy tale morality leads to a near-universal rule of screenwriting.“I can’t beat him… I’ve been out there walking around, thinking. I mean, who am I kidding? I’m not even in the...

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What Can We Learn from Harold Pinter?

Charles Deemer • January 30, 2021

The students who enter my screenwriting classroom at Portland State University bring with them considerable language habits. Some write well, some not so well, but all of them have been taught the principles of...

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What Screenwriter's Can Learn From Galaxy Quest

Dave Trottier • January 25, 2021

When asked what my guilty pleasure is in movies, I often respond that I like Galaxy Quest. In my mind, it does a lot of things right, and we screenwriters can learn a thing or two from this fun film.A strong and...

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