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Sergei Rakhlin Dies: Longtime HFPA Member & Screenwriter Was 78

Sergei Rakhlin, an entertainment reporter, screenwriter and longtime member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, died on January 21, the organization said. He was 78. Rakhlin was born in Gorky, Russia in 1943, playing several key roles during his time with the HFPA, including as an executive producer of their annual Golden Globes awards ceremony. “Sergei was a strong advocate for international filmmakers and long pressed for their recognition and inclusion in Hollywood. His passion for films from across the globe was only surpassed by his support of the HFPA,” said HFPA President Helen Hoehne. “Sergei had a very active role within the Association, and he always cheered on the successes of his HFPA colleagues. His intelligence and kindness endeared him to anyone who met him.” Prior to joining the embattled organization in 1996, Rakhlin worked as a General Producer, Artistic Director, and talk-show host at WMNB TV and Radio Station, Editor-in Chief of Panorama Newspaper and as a Hollywood analyst for the Voice of America Radio Station. He wrote for magazines, newspapers and online publications in the U.S., Russia, Latvia, Ukraine and Central Asia, his two produced screenplays being 2016’s Brutus and 2018’s Witnesses. Rakhlin is survived by his wife Emilia and son, Nick.
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Podcast: Dan Talks with Bill Collage, Screenwriter & Producer

In each episode of the “Who’s Here in the Hamptons” podcast (aka Dan’s Talks), Dan’s Papers founder Dan Rattiner introduces you to a new guest, some well known, others with interesting careers and stories, authors, musicians, restaurateurs, some characters and some behind-the-scenes people who live, work and play in the summer paradise of the rich and famous.
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60 Second Screenwriter: Should I make a short film?

A video series addressing key screenwriting concerns in one minute. Some time ago, I proposed an idea to my DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts colleagues: What if we produced a lively, informative series of videos called 60 Second Screenwriter? The concept was simple: Aggregate questions relevant to anyone interested in the craft of screenwriting, then use DePaul students and faculty to produce the series?
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5 Things I Learned From Screenwriter Stephen Beresford (PRIDE)

Stephen Beresford is an actor and screenwriter, who wrote the award-winning British lgbtq+ movie Pride. I had the pleasure of talking with him about getting the film made, his writing process, and any tips he had. Here’s what I learned. 1) There’s value in truth. While the UK...
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Screenwriters Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers on wrapping Peter Parker’s three-film origin story in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW]

WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW ABOUT THIS FILM. “It has been just a thrill, it’s a dream come true,” screenwriter Erik Sommers declares about his involvement in the “Spider-Man” pop culture phenomenon, returning alongside co-writer Chris McKenna on “Spider-Man: No Way Home” after penning the first two films in the trilogy. “I used to have Spider-Man toys when I was a kid,” he smiles when thinking about how his childhood is reflected back at him now that he has his own children. “I still have some old Spider-Man comics from when I was the age that my kids are now. When it really hits...
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Writing a Cinematic Experience on the Page with ‘The Tender Bar’ Screenwriter William Monahan

The Tender Bar tells the story of J.R. (Sheridan), a fatherless boy growing up in the glow of a bar where the bartender, his Uncle Charlie (Affleck), is the sharpest and most colorful of an assortment of quirky and demonstrative father figures. As the boy’s determined mother (Rabe) struggles to provide her son with opportunities denied to her — and leave the dilapidated home of her outrageous if begrudgingly supportive father (Christopher Lloyd) — J.R. begins to gamely, if not always gracefully, pursue his romantic and professional dreams — with one foot persistently placed in Uncle Charlie’s bar. The Tender Bar is based on the best-selling memoir of the same name by J.R. Moehringer.
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Screenwriter Sarah Yeiser Mason - The Little Woman that Wrote 'Little Women' Well

Greta Gerwig isn’t the only female screenwriter to have earned an Academy Award nomination for an adaptation of Little Women. Sarah Yeiser Mason won the Academy Award for her screenplay to the 1934 version. It was also nominated for best picture; ranked number five on Film Daily Top ten list of films that year, and Katherine Hepburn was named Best Actress at the Cannes International Film Festival for playing Jo. Little Women earned $800,000 in profits, becoming one of RKO’s biggest hits of the decade.
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5 Harsh Truths For Anyone Who Wants To Be A Screenwriter – Guido Segal

Guido Segal, Screenwriter, Journalist, Film Critic, Instructor: I’d say that the worst thing about being a writer or a creator is the lack of stability. Film Courage: If we were going to take the same new screenwriter and they asked How do I know I have a yes person who might be reading my script, so it’s a person who doesn’t want to hurt my feelings or maybe there’s an agenda they want to keep the friendship for whatever reason. How do you know…how do you decipher someone who’s just giving you fluff?
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60 Second Screenwriter: What’s an elevator pitch?

A video series addressing key screenwriting concerns in one minute. Some time ago, I proposed an idea to my DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts colleagues: What if we produced a lively, informative series of videos called 60 Second Screenwriter? The concept was simple: Aggregate questions relevant to anyone interested in the craft of screenwriting, then use DePaul students and faculty to produce the series?
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5 things you didn’t know about the movie

The pursuit of happiness is the movie dramatic biographical with Will Smith in the role of the protagonist. If you loved this movie, or are about to see it for the first time, in this article you will find some curiosities that maybe you didn’t know about the title.
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