Plus, superheroes panel and podcast round-up.
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OCTOBER 29, 2021

Screen Deal Tip: Issues Related to the Intended Market

Protect your deal from closing theatrical windows and simultaneous release on streaming.

With the pandemic closing theaters for many months and the rise of numerous streaming services, feature films are adapting to a new world of shortened theatrical runs and simultaneous (or near simultaneous) release in other media. Make sure you are protected as the studios experiment with methods to maximize revenue for each feature film. Read more >>

Superheroes: Genre or Medium?

Screenwriters, series creators, and showrunners share insights on writing superhero movies and shows.

Did you miss WGAW Genre Committee's recent “Superheroes: Genre or Medium?” virtual panel? Watch the video now. While superhero stories are often referred to as a genre of TV and film, they’re more like a medium for genre storytelling—each story uniquely inspired by its own specific genre. Hear screenwriters, series creators, and showrunners discuss why their genre was best for telling their characters’ story and more. Read more >>

Meet Me at 3rd & Fairfax

Have you listened to WGAW’s podcast lately? Tune in to hear writers talk shop and more.

On the latest episode of the Guild’s 3rd & Fairfax Podcast, host Moon Zappa talks with filmmaker-author-actress Justine Bateman about making her screenwriting and directing feature debut with her new film Violet, exploring the difference between a person’s private thoughts and public face.

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Host David Sheftell interviews The Lost Symbol developers-showrunners Dan Dworkin & Jay Beattie (Matador, The Crossing) about bringing Dan Brown’s novel to the screen for Peacock’s new action-adventure series.

Host Monique Sorgen talks with screenwriter-director Kay Cannon (the Pitch Perfect franchise) about reimagining Cinderella as a bold, new Amazon musical.

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