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Breaking Bad (Photo courtesy of Usrula Coyote/AMC)Breaking Bad (Photo courtesy of Usrula Coyote/AMC)

In the summer issue of this magazine, I wrote about how television is written and some of the ways that a screenwriter might break into writing for television — starting as an assistant in the writers’ room, fellowship programs, being…  Read more

By Oct 20, 2016

Playing the Long Game

The Witch (Photo by Rafy, courtesy of A24)The Witch (Photo by Rafy, courtesy of A24)

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By Oct 20, 2016

There’s a Critic On Set!

The Secret Life of Lance Letscher (Photo by Jason Gamble Harter)The Secret Life of Lance Letscher (Photo by Jason Gamble Harter)

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By Oct 20, 2016

The Fine Print: How To Understand and Negotiate a Film Distribution Contract

Photo: ShutterstockPhoto: Shutterstock

There are many new distribution options for the independent producer. The old media includes theatrical, broadcast/cable, home video; new media’s alphabet soup includes TVOD, SVOD, AVOD, EST, PPV, streaming and nontraditional theatrical. As new distribution channels develop, new distribution companies…  Read more

By Jul 25, 2016


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