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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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A Conversation With Baron R. Birtcher On Social Media

A Conversation With Baron R. Birtcher on Social Media: Bestseller. No Website. No Me. (Killer Writers)

Killer Nashville founder Clay Stafford continues his series of interviews with mystery, thriller, and suspense authors. Here he has a conversation with bestselling novelist Baron R. Birtcher about author websites and social media.

How a Book Distributor Ended Up Selling Her Own Book

How a Book Distributor Ended Up Selling Her Own Book

Davida G. Breier’s publishing story is certainly one for the books. Here she discusses how, as a books distributor, she ended up selling her debut novel.

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Not Submitting Your Work

Writing Mistakes Writers Make: Not Submitting Your Work

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 submitting your work.

Making Your Fiction a Place You Want To Be

Making Your Fiction a Place You Want To Be

Author Janet Key shares the feeling of not wanting to revisit the world she was creating and the tools she used to help make her fiction a place she wanted to be.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Backstory Change

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Backstory Change

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character's backstory change.

Writer’s Digest Official Book Club Selection: Portrait of a Thief

Writer’s Digest Official Book Club Selection: Portrait of a Thief

The editors of Writer’s Digest are proud to bring you the first book club pick, Portrait of a Thief, to read along with us.

6 Ways To Fight Your Inner Critics

6 Ways To Fight Your Inner Critics

For many writers, self-critique gets in the way of making much progress. Here, author Julia Crouch shares 6 ways to fight your inner critics.

Writing Allegory: A Convenient Place to Hide

Writing Allegory: A Convenient Place to Hide

Where realistic fiction felt both too restrictive and too revealing for author Susan Speranza’s transition from poetry to fiction, she turned to allegory. Here, she shares examples of famous allegories throughout history and how allegorical writing helped shape her novel, Ice Out.

Instagram: An Underutilized Tool for the Freelance Writer

Instagram: An Underutilized Tool for the Freelance Writer

In this post, author C. Hope Clark shares tips on how freelance writers can use Instagram as a tool to find more freelance writing connections, assignments, and overall success.