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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!

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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Plot Twist Story Prompts: Big Deception

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Big Deception

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, unveil a big deception from an unreliable narrator or character.

We Asked, You Answered: Reader Recommendations for Spooky Season

We Asked, You Answered: Reader Recommendations for Spooky Season

We asked our Instagram followers what books they suggest during spooky season. Here are the titles they recommend for a frightful night in!

What Is a Cli-FI Novel in Writing and What Are Some Examples?

What Is a Cli-Fi Novel and What Are Some Examples?

The literary landscape is as changing as our physical landscape—and one genre gaining momentum is looking to start conversations around that change. Author Marjorie B. Kellogg defines what climate fiction is, and offers some examples that suggests the cli-fi novel has been around for decades.

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Writer's Digest 90th Annual Competition Winning Non-Rhyming Poem: "Anticipatory Grief"

Congratulations to Melissa Joplin Higley, Grand Prize winner of the 90th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition. Here's her winning non-rhyming poem, "Anticipatory Grief."

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 587

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write an On Blank poem.

What to Say When Someone Wants to Kill You | Power of Words

What to Say When Someone Wants to Kill You

Author Gregory Galloway shares an intimate moment in his life that taught him the power of words and reveals why he became a writer.

Writing About Real People in Historical Fiction: What Is Factual and What Is Imagined

Writing About Real People in Historical Fiction: What Is Factual and What Is Imagined

When writing about real people in a real time, how do you distinguish between what is true and what is imaginary? Patti Callahan discuss how to write about real people in historical fiction.

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The Fisherman

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, write about a fisherman.

Jenny Bayliss: On the Power of Second Chances

Jenny Bayliss: On the Power of Second Chances

Author Jenny Bayliss discusses the process of writing her new romance novel, A Season for Second Chances.