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How to Write an Extended Reality (XR) Script: The Future of Film

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365 Days: How to Become a Screenwriter in One Year

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Ghetto Film School's Virtual Speaker Series

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Lessons From The Screenplay's Breaking Bad: Crafting a TV Pilot Case Study

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The Writer's Panel Podcast

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The Importance of Screenwriting Competitions

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Write Inclusion Fact Sheets

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How to Use The Black List to Break Into Screenwriting

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Fixing Existing Pipelines Isn’t Enough. It’s Time to Make New Ones

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Final Draft's Write On: A Screenwriting Prodcast

Designed to help you navigate the screenwriting industry, this podcast interviews working screenwriters, agents, managers, and producers to show you how successful executives and writers make a living writing and working with screenplays, and how you can use their knowledge to break into the industry.

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Behind The Scenes: The State of Inclusion & Equity in TV Writing

This report captures the challenges besetting underrepresented TV writers and provides proven best practices to guide industry professionals.

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DPA Anti-Racist & Structural Equality Resource Guide

Resource guide to help all producers and content creators better understand the responsibilities we share, internalize the importance of this work, and highlight the reasons, benefits and pathways to creating an inclusive and decolonized documentary ecosystem.

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The 10 Best Filmmaking Books to Read in 2020

Whether you're new to filmmaking or a seasoned pro, here are 10 must-reads for 2020.

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7 Ways to Crack the Code of TV Writing

At Sundance, acclaimed TV and feature film writers, featuring writers of 'Transparent,' 'Six Feet Under,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' and more, share essential tips for episodic writing.

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Justin Chon: On the Responsibility Involved with Making Films

Justin Chon on the unexpected responsibilities that come with making movies.

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How They Did It: The Farewell Writer-Director Lulu Wang Shares Secrets to Turning Your Life Story into a Memoir Movie

Lulu Wang reflects on her journey of making a deeply personal narrative film.

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Worldbuilding: A Guide for Film and TV Screenwriting

Worldbuilding techniques to help you craft a captivating story.

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How to Build Momentum in Your Screenplay

Tips on how to make your screenplay get noticed.

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Writing a Web Series: How to Grab Viewers and Keep Them Coming Back

Some helpful advice on how to attract and keep an audience for a web series from our friends at Film Independent.

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Avoid a Screenwriting Trap: Tell a Story Instead of Explaining Your Movie

An important explanation of why you shouldn't think of your screenplay as a movie.

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The 20 Best Screenwriting Books You Should Get Right Now

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How Internal and External Conflict Can Energize Your Story

How Internal and External Conflict Can Energize Your Story

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Jennifer Kent on Shooting THE NIGHTINGALE One-Camera, Contractually Obligated Aspect Ratios and Directing from a Handheld Monitor

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