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Words with Friends: On Writing Accountability Partnerships

When I was in college, my best friend and closest collaborator, Brandon Colvin, told me that most writer-directors make their first feature between the ages of 24 and 36, and that if he didn’t make one before then, he would…  Read more

By Apr 14, 2022

Making a Microbudget Film about the Death of David Bowie and a Wormhole to the Future: Writer/Director Liz Manashil on Speed of Life

Speed of Life

The script for my time-travel second feature, Speed of Life, is set in 2016: a time that a lot of people point to as pivotal, when American society felt fractured. It follows a couple from the night David Bowie dies…  Read more

By Jan 13, 2020

“You Give The Other Artist You Work With Individual Space To Be Free”: Ira Sachs On Writing Frankie With Mauricio Zacharias

Isabelle Huppert in Frankie

Ira Sachs will get a lot of the credit for his latest film, Frankie, an ensemble drama with an all-star cast anchored by top-billed Isabelle Huppert, playing an international movie star whos been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Many will call…  Read more

By Sep 20, 2019

Six Screenwriters Selected for the 2019 Film Independent Screenwriter Lab

Photo: Lexus Gallegos. Top L-R: Haitham Dabbour, Mikki Crisostomo, Andrew Huang, Billy Luther Bottom L-R: Anya Meksin, Sontenish Myers

Film Independent announced today the six screenwriters selected for its 21st annual Screenwriting Lab. Mikki Crisostomo, Billy Luther, Haitham Dabbour, Anya Meksin, Sontenish Myers and Andrew Huang will all received story and career development from the non-profit organization’s annual program…  Read more

By May 14, 2019


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