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Writer/director Leslye Headland on ladies using the F-word in her new indie comedy Bachelorette

If you hate the F-word, you don’t want to see Bachelorette. And you know what? The film’s writer and director doesn’t care. She wants to show you how women really talk when no one else is around. That’s the kind of artistic bravado that brought playwright Leslye Headland out of the theater and into Hollywood to … Continue reading

Hope Springs screenwriter Vanessa Taylor talks sex and Meryl Streep

ScreenwritingU sat down with screenwriter Vanessa Taylor to get her take on the clichés of romantic comedies, working with Meryl Streep and being on the famed Hollywood Black List. Hope Springs is the story of a married couple looking to put the spark back in their love life. These two are sleeping in separate bedrooms, barely talking … Continue reading

Does Being Black and Muslim in Post 9/11 America Make You Stronger?

What’s more difficult than growing up black in America? Being Muslim, too. Difficult is just one word to describe it. At least, that was, until 9/11, when the situation became unbearable. Writer-director Qasim Basir tells his story of being an African American Muslim in the years before and after this emotional time in his film Mooz-lum, … Continue reading

First-time writer/director lands Will Ferrell in his indie comedy EVERYTHING MUST GO

Everything must go, except the A-list actor. This is how a first-time director makes his mark. At least, that’s howDan Rush, writer/director of the new indie comedy, Everything Must Go, starring Will Ferrell, made his. “Small scope, big actor,” says Rush, of the advice a trusted colleague gave him on how to make his debut as a … Continue reading

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