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What Is It Like to Write a Movie for Marvel?

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The Ultimate Slasher Film Screenplay Beat Sheet

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THE TIME IS NOW: The Power of Native Representation in Entertainment

This guide can serve as a resource for writers, producers, directors, creators, and others in the entertainment industry who seek to develop accurate stories and characters by and about Native people in television, film, and other forms of media. This guide incorporates the learnings and insights of nearly two dozen Native creatives who participated in in-depth interviews to discuss the opportunities, barriers, and experiences of working within the entertainment industry.

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DISCLOSURE Toolkits & Discussion Guide

The DISCLOSURE toolkits and discussion guide have been assembled to help folks engage in conversations about trans representation that connect family, friends, classmates, colleagues, and communities. The DISCLOSURE team wants to make sure toolkits are accessible to all, so if you are interested in purchasing a toolkit but cost is a barrier, you can use the discount codes on the website to purchase at a reduced cost or email the team at info@disclosurethemovie.com.

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Wscripted Platform

Wscripted is a talent discovery marketplace for content written by women. Wscripted facilitates the discovery and hiring of women writers by decision-makers in the entertainment and literary industries worldwide. Wscripted aims to bridge the gap between storytellers and industry professionals by offering a secure platform for women writers to showcase their literary works available for option in different languages and to curate excellent content submissions for Film, TV and Publishing worldwide.

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Collab Takeaways: Simone Ling’s Four Tips for Navigating Labs, Grants and Resources in the Independent Film Space

Simone Ling

Creative Producer / Story Consultant / Educator

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A Toolkit for Inclusion & Accessibility: Changing the Narrative of Disability in Documentary Film

This Toolkit for Inclusion & Accessibility has been created by FWD-Doc in association with Doc Society and supported by Netflix, featuring a case study about Crip Camp (2020) and with a view to best practice, not just compliance. We find ourselves in an unprecedented moment of creative and financial opportunity for the documentary film industry, if we engage with authentic disabled storytelling and talent, make our media genuinely accessible, and better understand and cater to the world’s 1 billion D/deaf and disabled people — currently a seriously underserved audience for film.

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Rewriting Tips for Filmmakers

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Hispanic and Latino Representation in Film: Erasure Behind the Camera (Report)

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Write Inclusion: Resources (List of Underrepresented Writers)

Looking to hire underrepresented writers? Check out this page of grassroots initiatives led by TV writers, curated by TTIE.

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AMP Better Futures: Visioning In A Time of Crisis

Writer and activist Walidah Imarisha discusses the work of visionary fiction as a way of imagining a better future, and how organizing in itself is a type of science fiction.

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Collab Takeaways: Brit Marling on the Art of Writing, Acting, and Collaboration

Brit Marling

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Collab Takeaways: Five Tips for Creating Strong Comedic Characters

Jenny Bicks

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Collab Takeaways: Five Strategies to Help You Begin a TV Writing Career

Rae Benjamin

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Collab Takeaways: Four Ways to Create Empathetic Characters

JR Cole

Writer / Producer

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How to Develop Your Voice as a Screenwriter

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The Future of Horror Is Female: Watch Karyn Kusama, Jennifer Reeder, and Prano Bailey-Bond Talk Genre’s Future

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Collab Takeaways: Six Tips to Prepare for Your Big Pitch

This Collab Takeaway outlines six tips for preparing a successful pitch from Jackie Miller's Master Class, "Own Your Voice - Pitch and Present with Confidence." Jackie Miller is a communication and public speaking coach and the president and founder of Bespoken, which focuses on teaching communication and presentation skills to professionals and teams across many disciplines.

Jackie Miller

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Listen to James Cameron and Steven Spielberg Talk About Their Favorite Moments in Sci-Fi

James Cameron and Steven Spielberg discuss their favorite moments in sci-fi, with insights into writing and directing sci-fi.

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Collab Takeaways: How to Fail at Filmmaking (and Why You Must)

Heather Rae

Producer

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Collab Takeaways: Let Your Career Catch You Off Guard: Chloé Zhao on Navigating the Film Business

Chloé Zhao

Writer / Director / Producer

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Collab Takeaways: Five Ways to Sharpen Your Comedy Writing Instincts

In this Co//ab Takeaway, learn about some of Victoria Strouse’s (FINDING DORY, LET IT SNOW) strategies for understanding comedy and honing your comedic instincts so you can be well on your way to writing a hilarious feature.

Victoria Strouse

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The Other Story Podcast

A podcast series that examines a dominant narrative in society about a particular identity or issue, and asks how it came to be, how it might be changed, and the role the entertainment industry has had in reinforcing or deconstructing it.

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