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    'Sleepy Hollow' Co-Creator Phillip Iscove on the Evolution of a Hit Show

    'Sleepy Hollow' Co-Creator Phillip Iscove on the Evolution of a Hit Show

    Phillip Iscove, creator of hit TV series Sleepy Hollow, talks about his early days at film school in Toronto, working as an assistant at powerhouse agency UTA for eight years, and how Sleepy Hollow was not just his first sale: it also saved him from being kicked out of the country. Along the way he discusses the prevalence of genre stories on television, the challenges of working on such a large budget show, and what he looks for when hiring staff writers. 

    Original author: Final Draft
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    'Insurgent' Screenwriter Brian Duffield talks writing for the hit franchise

    'Insurgent' Screenwriter Brian Duffield talks writing for the hit franchise

    A native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Brian Duffield burst onto the screenwriting scene with his rom com spec 'Your Bridesmaid Is A Bitch', a Black List script that launched his career. Brian talks moving to Los Angeles after college, struggling to make himself known in Hollywood, and what it's like to write a script for a hit franchise.

    Original author: Final Draft
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    'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Writer/Director Dean DeBlois Discusses Animation

    'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Writer/Director Dean DeBlois Discusses Animation

    Dean DeBlois, writer/director of such animated classics as Lilo and Stitch and the How To Train Your Dragon series, talks about how he got his start in animation, how to approach fantasy/adventure screenplays, and what it's like to write for a dragon. - 

    Original author: Final Draft
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    Anthony McCarten talks ‘The Theory of Everything’

    Anthony McCarten talks ‘The Theory of Everything’

    Acclaimed novelist, playwright and screenwriter Anthony McCarten tells how it took him eight years to convince Stephen and Jane Hawking to give him the rights to their story, his "exaggerated desire" to express himself, and how "putting words into the mouth of the smartest guy on the planet" took an enormous leap of faith. - 

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    ‘Nightingale’ writer Frederick Mensch discusses the fast-paced ramp up into production

    ‘Nightingale’ writer Frederick Mensch discusses the fast-paced ramp up into production

    Frederick Mensch, founder of the online screenwriting database MovieBytes, can now add working screenwriter to his resume. His uncompromising screenplay, 'Nightingale', was recently made into a movie by HBO, starring Golden-Globe nominee David Oyelowo. 'Nightingale' is the first movie to be made from a script uploaded to the Black List, and has launched Mensch’s career many years after he began writing. Mensch discusses his long journey from film school to Hollywood, how to write a film with one character and one location, and the importance of writing a “splashy role” that will attract a movie star to your project.

    Original author: Final Draft
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    Better Call Saul writer Gennifer Hutchison on how she learned to be an asset to the writers' room in any role

    Better Call Saul writer Gennifer Hutchison on how she learned to be an asset to the writers' room in any role

    Television writer Gennifer Hutchison has spent time in some of the most famous writers' rooms of recent years.  Her roles have spanned everything from producer’s assistant to supervising producer on the wildly popular and critically acclaimed Better Call Saul.

    Original author: Final Draft
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    Jason Dean Hall writes the controversial true story of Chris Kyle’s life in ‘American Sniper’

    Jason Dean Hall writes the controversial true story of Chris Kyle’s life in ‘American Sniper’

    Jason Dean Hall discusses what it was like to tell the story of Chris Kyle in 'American Sniper', a polarizing figure whose controversial and disturbing story broke box-office records. The writer's deeply personal connection to the story is filling the trades and garnering awards attention while, in a world far away from Hollywood, the trial for Kyle's tragic murder is taking place.

    Original author: Final Draft
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    Final Draft Insider View With Comedian-Screenwriter Jim Jefferies

    Final Draft Insider View With Comedian-Screenwriter Jim Jefferies

    Comedian-screenwriter-actor Jim Jefferies bares all about his writing process, getting a series on the air, and killing off characters - even disabled ones.

    Original author: Final Draft
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    'Truth’ writer-director James Vanderbilt talks film school, researching true stories, and landing Robert Redford

    'Truth’ writer-director James Vanderbilt talks film school, researching true stories, and landing Robert Redford

    James Vanderbilt talks about researching 'Truth,' the controversial courtroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS '60 Minutes' report that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers.

    Original author: Final Draft
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    Professional Script Reader Kelly Boruff discusses the do's and don't of Screenwriting

    Professional Script Reader Kelly Boruff discusses the do's and don't of Screenwriting

    Professional script reader Kelly Boruff talks about the most important qualities your script should have, how to deal with the notes process, and what rules she likes to see broken on the page. 

    Original author: Final Draft
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    ‘Jim Gaffigan Show’ co-writer Jeannie Gaffigan talks collaboration, balance, and Jim’s appetite

    ‘Jim Gaffigan Show’ co-writer Jeannie Gaffigan talks collaboration, balance, and Jim’s appetite

    Final Draft chats with Jeannie Gaffigan about The Jim Gaffigan Show, her latest series with comedian husband Jim. Jeannie and Jim Gaffigan’s writing/producing credits include such shows as Mr. Universe, Obsessed, King Baby, Beyond the Pale, and My Boys. Now they are sharing their real and chaotic life with fans on the new TV Land series which explores one man’s struggle to find a balance between fatherhood, stand-up comedy and an insatiable appetite. Jeannie discusses her theater background, as well as her collaboration with husband Jim Gaffigan as they became a comedy power couple, and the challenges they faced while balancing a large family with a successful comedy career.

    Original author: Final Draft
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    'Blackish' creator Kenya Barris and show runner Jonathan Groff

    'Blackish' creator Kenya Barris and show runner Jonathan Groff

    ‘Black-ish’ co-showrunners, Kenya Barris and Jonathan Groff, discuss the road to creating hit shows Talented television creators Kenya Barris and Jonathan Groff have teamed up on the new hit ABC television show 'Black-ish'.

    Original author: Final Draft
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    ‘Brooklyn’ writer Nick Hornby talks influences, the joy of collaboration and finding beauty in the ordinary

    ‘Brooklyn’ writer Nick Hornby talks influences, the joy of collaboration and finding beauty in the ordinary

    Nick Hornby talks about adapting ‘Brooklyn,’ the dramatic romance about an Irish immigrant (Saoire Ronan) who finds love and must choose between two countries.

    Original author: Final Draft
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    Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, from USC to 'Big Eyes'

    Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, from USC to 'Big Eyes'

    Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski walk us through their first meeting as students at USC, to their latest project, 'Big Eyes'.

    Original author: Final Draft
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    Kay Cannon talks going from ‘30 Rock’ to ‘Pitch Perfect’

    Kay Cannon talks going from ‘30 Rock’ to ‘Pitch Perfect’

    Kay Cannon talks about her beginnings at Second City, what it was like to work in the Writer's Room of '30 Rock', her hit movie franchise 'Pitch Perfect', and the difference between writing for film and television. 

    Original author: Final Draft
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    Frozen

    Ear Worm Time At Disney

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    A Most Wanted Man

    Slow(ish) But Classic le Carré

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    Underworld

    Bad Asses Vamps vs Lycans

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    From June to September

    Publication Date

    4-25-2008

    Disciplines

    Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Women's Studies

    Recommended Citation

    Fisk, Brent A., "From June to September" (2008). Annual Writing Contest. Paper 2.https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ws_contest/2

    Original author: A.
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    Joan of Arc Swaps Scissors for a Sword

    Publication Date

    4-25-2008

    Disciplines

    Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Women's Studies

    Recommended Citation

    Reynolds, Kimberly J., "Joan of Arc Swaps Scissors for a Sword" (2008). Annual Writing Contest. Paper 1.https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ws_contest/1

    Original author: J.
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