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  1. movies
    The Best Movies You Can’t See (Yet)The 2018 Black List is a look inside the minds of Hollywood’s next great screenwriters. We turned five of their scripts into comics.
  2. suspiria
    How Suspiria Gutted the Original Mystery and Put Its Witches ‘in Charge’“We got rid of that question — are they or aren’t they witches — in the first ten minutes of the film,” says the new Suspiria’s screenwriter.
  3. The Post’s Liz Hannah On How Her Spec Script Launched an Oscar CampaignLiz Hannah hoped her script about the Pentagon Papers might land her an agent. She would up getting a call from Steven Spielberg.
  4. 7 Hollywood Gatekeepers on What They Look for in a ScriptDo they care about spelling and grammar? Has Trump changed their tastes?
  5. how movies are made now
    The Dos and Don’ts of Writing a Blockbuster for ChinaA Hollywood executive with expertise in the Chinese market outlines what works — and what doesn’t — in scripts that appeal overseas.
  6. how movies are made now
    What Hollywood Screenwriters Are Learning From Peak TVFor starters: Sometimes writers work better in teams.
  7. how movies are made now
    Why Is Great Screenplay Writing So Hard to Judge?If directors are always heroes and writers are always hacks, how is it possible to figure out if a script is good?
  8. how movies are made now
    The 100 Best Screenwriters of All TimeAs chosen by working screenwriters.
  9. blockbusters
    How Are Movies Going to Credit All Those Blockbuster Writers Rooms?The current shared-universe storytelling model is clashing with WGA rules.
  10. the frame
    Dan Sterling on Writing The Interview, Sony Hack“[I’m worried] that all this controversy and trouble will have a chilling effect.”
  11. hired!
    Captain Phillips Writer to Pen Jonah Hill Atlanta Olympics Movie“Look at him. Look at him. He is the Piedmont College security guard now.”
  12. gigs
    Damon Lindelof Is Officially Not Writing Prometheus Sequel Great news? Terrible news?
  13. screenwriters
    The Family Circus Movie Is Forging AheadNow featuring writers.
  14. movies
    Joan Didion and Todd Field Are Co-writing a ScreenplayThey’re partnering up for a political thriller.
  15. screenwriters
    Watch a Roundtable Discussion With High-Profile ScreenwritersPedro Almodóvar, Dustin Lance Black, Oren Moverman, Eric Roth, Aaron Sorkin, and Steven Zaillian talk about their jobs on-camera.
  16. the industry
    Is Warner Bros. Closed for the Rest of the Year?Agents tell Deadline that the studio isn’t taking any new pitches until 2011.