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3 ways to use a.i. for screenwriting other than writing a bad script

3 Ways To Use AI for Screenwriting (Other Than Writing a Bad Script)

Let’s confront the elephant in the room of this discussion: Artificial Intelligence (AI) screenwriting programs are incapable of producing great scripts. Although there’s a prevailing notion on social media that AI will soon take over the screenwriting industry, it’s essential not to be swayed by the hype of AI writing. I’ve been fortunate enough to

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Santa Barbara Film Fest: Majority of Directing, Writing and Producing Oscar Nominees Set for Panels (Exclusive)

The 38th Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which will take place from Feb. 8 through Feb. 18, has already announced an impressive lineup of screenings and a star-studded roster of actors and actresses who will attend career-retrospective tributes at the fest, including Cate Blanchett ( whose evening I will be moderating on Feb. 10 ),

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TV writer shares how much he makes in residuals: ‘Talk about passive income’

You may not know the name Michael Jamin, but chances are you know his characters. The veteran TV writer has written some breakout hits over the years, including King of the Hill and Beavis and Butthead. But recently, Jamin also gained some notoriety on TikTok, where he regularly shares industry secrets, tips for aspiring writers,

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Why I’m Still on Strike: Portraits from the HarperCollins Picket Line

58 Days and 308,500 Steps (and Counting) I really love my job. As a book cover designer, I read unseen manuscripts and create art to swaddle them in, a visual blanket to usher them into the light of day. Working for a major publisher like HarperCollins means my work will be seen worldwide, in airports

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Please write more great characters for women over 50

Following Jennifer Coolidge‘s recent win at the Golden Globes as Best Supporting Actress for The White Lotus Tamzin Outhwaite tweeted a plea for writers to create more great roles for mature women. In our latest blog post featuring guests discussing the topics that they feel are affecting the industry, we caught up with Tamzin to

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Why Rian Johnson switched up his mystery writing format for ‘Poker Face’

Natasha Lyonne as Charlie Cale in ‘Poker Face.’ Natasha Lyonne as Charlie Cale in ‘Poker Face.’ Rian Johnson is known for crafting intricate puzzles for some of his work including the ‘Knives Out’ franchise of films. But with this latest venture into the world of mystery, ‘Poker Face,’ the format for this new Peacock show

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Why are so few literary adaptations nominated for Oscars this year?

There’s nothing Hollywood loves more than existing IP—thus, the Oscars are historically adaptation-friendly. Last year, 50% of the Best Picture nominations were based on books and plays; in 2016, it was 63%. According to Adam Morgan at the Chicago Review of Books , on six separate occasions, 100% of the Best Picture nominees were based

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Writer Tom Mankiewicz’s Unusual Credit On Richard Donner’s Superman Movies Landed Him In Trouble

When we talk about movies, screenwriters don’t get enough credit. Their names are often overlooked while directors are treated as the true auteurs. Maybe part of that stems from the system of Hollywood itself, which tends to leave screenwriters low on the totem pole, with “Mank” even likening Herman J. Mankiewicz — the co-writer of

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Paul Simms to Receive Herb Sargent Award at Writers Guild Awards (TV News Roundup)

Getty Images for IMDb Paul Simms , the writer behind ”Late Night With David Letterman” and the first three seasons of HBO’s “The Larry Sanders Show,” will receive the Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence in recognition of his decades-long commitment to creating transformative content and mentoring budding screenwriters. “Atlanta” creator Donald Glover is presenting

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