Movies and TV Shows with a Big Message (From Script)

In this week’s round-up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, Script’s editor Sadie Dean interviews a variety of independent filmmakers about female arm wrestling, the ecosystem, and award-winning TV show Ted Lasso co-creator/writer/actor Brendan Hunt. Plus, a new episode from the Reckless Creatives podcast!
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In this week’s round-up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, Script’s editor Sadie Dean interviews a variety of independent filmmakers about female arm wrestling, the ecosystem, and award-winning TV show Ted Lasso co-creator/writer/actor Brendan Hunt. Plus, a new episode from the Reckless Creatives podcast!

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Golden Arm Screenwriters Jenna Milly and Ann Marie Allison

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Golden Arm Screenwriters Jenna Milly and Ann Marie Allison

Golden Arm, photo courtesy Jenna Milly and Ann Marie Allison 

Script's editor Sadie Dean interviews Golden Arm screenwriting partners Jenna Milly and Ann Marie Allison who share their journey in making their film, how the idea was sparked, becoming writing partners, their process, and their goal to continue writing and making female-centric comedies.

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Reckless Creatives Podcast, Episode 2: "Spike Scarberry: Drunk History Meets Screenwriting"

Reckless Creatives Podcast, Episode 2: "Spike Scarberry: Drunk History Meets Screenwriting"

Reckless Creatives Podcast

Reckless Creatives Podcast co-hosts Sadie Dean and Jeanne Veillette Bowerman chat with Spike Scarberry about what it takes to succeed in screenwriting. Spike is a veteran of the Hollywood development landscape, having worked for an agency, a prod company, and a TV network.

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INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Port Authority Writer/Director Danielle Lessovitz

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: Port Authority Writer/Director Danielle Lessovitz

(L-R) Leyna Bloom as Wye and Fionn Whitehead as Paul in the drama PORT AUTHORITY, a Momentum Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Momentum Pictures.

In this interview with Port Authority writer/director Danielle Lessovitz, we peel back the layers of her personal lived experience and combining it with other shared lived experiences for the movie, the collaborative process with her cast, plus Danielle offers wonderful advice in trusting your voice as a storyteller.

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Endangered Species Little Movie with a Big Message

Endangered Species Little Movie with a Big Message

(L-R) Philip Winchester as Jack Halsey, Rebecca Romijn as Lauren Halsey, Isabel Bassett as Zoe Halsey, and Michael Johnston as Noah Halsey in the action thriller film, ENDANGERED SPECIES, a Lionsgate Release. Photo Courtesy of Lionsgate.

Script's editor Sadie Dean interviews Endangered Species director/co-writer MJ Basset, about MJ's writing collaboration with daughter Isabel Bassett, and why making eco-action films is a life passion.

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The Calling of Ted Lasso the Feel-Good Show of 2020

The Calling of Ted Lasso the Feel-Good Show of 2020

[L-R] Brendan Hunt and Jason Sudeikis in Ted Lasso, AppleTV+

Script's editor Sadie Dean interviews Ted Lasso co-creator/writer/actor Brendan Hunt. The two discuss the impact and success of the show from a personal creative standpoint, and what's at the heart of the award-winning comedy show that has won millions over.

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Crystal Wilkinson: On The Vulnerability of Memoir Writing

Crystal Wilkinson: On The Vulnerability of Memoir Writing

Kentucky’s Poet Laureate Crystal Wilkinson discusses how each project has its own process and the difference between writing fiction and her new memoir, Perfect Black.

From Script

Approaching Comedy from a Personal Perspective and Tapping into Your Unique Writer’s Voice (From Script)

In this week’s round up brought to us by ScriptMag.com, interviews with masters of comedy, screenwriter Tim Long ('The Simpsons') and writer-director Dan Mazer (Borat Subsequent Movie) about their collaboration on their film 'The Exchange', and filmmaker Trent O’Donnell on his new film 'Ride the Eagle' co-written with actor Jake Johnson ('New Girl'). Plus, tips on how to tap into your unique voice and more!

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Not Accepting Feedback on Your Writing

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Not Accepting Feedback on Your Writing

The Writer's Digest team has witnessed many writing mistakes over the years, so we started this series to help identify them for other writers (along with correction strategies). This week's writing mistake is not accepting feedback on your writing.

Writer's Digest Best Creativity Websites 2021

Writer's Digest Best Creativity Websites 2021

Here are the top creativity websites as identified in the 23rd Annual 101 Best Websites from the May/June 2021 issue of Writer's Digest.

Poetic Forms

Englyn Proest Dalgron: Poetic Forms

Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the englyn proest dalgron, a Welsh quatrain form.

What Is a Palindrome in Writing?

What Is a Palindrome in Writing?

In this post, we look at what a palindrome is when it comes to writing, including several examples of palindromes.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Set a Trap

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Set a Trap

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, it's time to set a trap.

5 Ways to Add a Refrain to Your Picture Books (and Why You Should)

5 Ways to Add a Refrain to Your Picture Books (and Why You Should)

Children's author Christine Evans shares how repetition is good for growing readers and gives you the tools to write your story's perfect refrain.

From Our Readers

Describe the First Time a Book Transported You to Another/Magical World: From Our Readers (Comment for a Chance at Publication)

This post announces our latest From Our Readers ask: Describe the First Time a Book Transported You to Another/Magical World. Comment for a chance at publication in a future issue of Writer's Digest.