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Movie Theatres Return While Indie Cinema and TV Turns to Horror and Beyond (From Script)

In this week’s round-up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, read movie reviews from cinephile Tom Stemple. Plus, exclusive interviews with Amazon’s Them creator and showrunner Little Marvin, horror film Jakob’s Wife director Travis Stevens, a history lesson with Dr. Rosanne Welch about trailblazer screenwriter Anita Loos, and much more!

In this week’s round-up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, read movie reviews from cinephile Tom Stemple as he goes back to viewing films in physical movie theatres. Plus, exclusive interviews with Amazon’s Them creator and showrunner Little Marvin, horror film Jakob’s Wife director Travis Stevens, a history lesson with Dr. Rosanne Welch about trailblazer screenwriter Anita Loos, and much more!

UNDERSTANDING SCREENWRITING: Movie Theatres Return!

The Half of It, Netflix

The Half of It, Netflix

Tom has some movies from streaming services (The Half of It, The Trial of the Chicago 7) and some from, yes, actual movie theatres (News of the World, The Courier).

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Interview with Amazon's Them Creator, Showrunner, EP, and Writer Little Marvin

Interview with Amazon's Them Creator, Showrunner, EP, and Writer Little Marvin

Them, Amazon Studios

Script's editor, Sadie Dean, speaks one-on-one with Little Marvin, the creator, showrunner, EP, and writer behind Them, Amazon's new horror anthology limited series. They tap into the storytelling tactics he used to create suspense, collaboration on set, his screenwriting journey, and more.

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INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Interview with Honeydew Writer/Director Devereux Milburn

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Honeydew, Dark Star Pictures

Script's editor, Sadie Dean, speaks with writer/director and editor Devereux Milburn about the filmmaking journey behind Honeydew, how his editing background helped with his writing process, and the bonus factor of shooting a contained horror film.

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Women Prefer Anita Loos

Women Prefer Anita Loos

Anita Loos

Celebrating the Female Screenwriters Who Came Before Us: Anita Loos.

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Who is Jakob's Wife?

Who is Jakob's Wife?

Jakob's Wife, a RLJE Films and Shudder release. Photo courtesy of RLJE Films and Shudder.

Jakob’s Wife has been a journey of over half a decade. Thuc Nguyen speaks with director Travis Stevens about how the movie came about and what influenced the filmmakers along the way.

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Arclight Cuts to Black

Arclight Cuts to Black

Cinerama Dome marquee, photo courtesy Kevin Delin

A fond farewell to the Arclight, a movie-going experience staple in Los Angeles.

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Ask the Coach: When Should I Give Up On a Script?

Ask the Coach: When Should I Give Up On a Script?

In this installment of "Ask the Coach," Jenna Avery answers a pre-submitted question about when to toss in the towel on a work in progress or when to push forward on said script.

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INTERVIEW: Florian Zeller, Writer/Director of The Father and Co-Writer Christopher Hampton

INTERVIEW: Florian Zeller, Writer/Director of The Father and Co-Writer Christopher Hampton

Olivia Colman as Anne, Anthony Hopkins as Anthony in THE FATHER. Photo by Sean Gleason. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.

Andrew Bloomenthal interviews Florian Zeller, writer/director of The Father and co-writer Christopher Hampton, about adapting the award-winning play into a film that explores the nightmare of slipping into confusion.

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INTERVIEW: Vanquish Writer/Director George Gallo

INTERVIEW: Vanquish Writer/Director George Gallo

Vanquish, Lionsgate.

Script's editor, Sadie Dean, interviews Vanquish writer/director George Gallo, in which he gives incredible insight from a director’s perspective on how to convey emotion and tone through color palettes, camera angles to point-of-view, and much more!

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The Time Is Now: Securing First-Hand Accounts of History for Writing Projects

The Time Is Now: Securing First-Hand Accounts of History for Writing Projects

Writer Stephen L. Moore discusses the benefits of having first-hand accounts for historical writing and offers advice on best practices in securing interviews while there’s still time.

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Character Exploration and Development in Television (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by Script magazine, exclusive interviews with writers, showrunners and more who share a common thread of character exploration and development!

Janet Key: On Letting Your Novel Take Shape

Janet Key: On Letting Your Novel Take Shape

Author Janet Key discusses the experience of letting the novel take shape through the editorial process for her debut novel, Twelfth.

Benjamin Myers: On Fleeting Moments Becoming Finished Novels

Benjamin Myers: On Fleeting Moments Becoming Finished Novels

Award-winning author and journalist Benjamin Myers discusses the out-of-body experience of having the idea for his new novel, The Perfect Golden Circle.

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12 Dos and Don’ts of Revealing Critical Backstory in a Novel

12 Dos and Don’ts of Revealing Critical Backstory in a Novel

How much backstory is too much backstory, and how do we know when we haven’t given enough? Here, bestselling author Jenna Kernan offers six dos and six don’ts of revealing critical backstory in a novel.

How and Why To Turn Your Play Into a Novel

How and Why To Turn Your Play Into a Novel

Award-winning novelist and playwright Lynne Kaufman discusses the differences, similarities, and benefits of turning your play into a novel.

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Thinking There’s Not Enough Room for Your Story

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Thinking There’s Not Enough Room for Your Story

The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so this series helps identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's mistake is thinking there's not enough room for your story.