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Taping The Canon with Amy Nicholson and Franklin Leonard

Taping The Canon with Amy Nicholson and Franklin Leonard

By Louise Reimer

By Louise Reimer

THE BLACK LIST BLOG:

The Black List Interview: Michael Showalter on THE BIG SICK

The Black List Interview: Sam Patton on DESOLATION

The Black List Interview: Mike White on BEATRIZ AT DINNER

The Black List Interview: Sarah Adina Smith on BUSTER'S MAL HEART

Rare nitrate screenings, a conversation with Mel Brooks, and remembering Robert Osborne: A Postcard from the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival

The Black List Interview: Alice Lowe, writer, director, and star of PREVENGE

Essential Cinematic Heroines: Doralee Rhodes in 9 TO 5

The Black List Interview: Ry-Russo Young, director of BEFORE I FALL

The 2017 Academy Awards

Why We Write

Beyond Words 2017: Celebrating WGA-Nominated Screenwriters

Essential Teen Films: PRETTY IN PINK

31 Days of Feminist Horror Films, featuring MS. 45, POSSESSION, EYES WITHOUT A FACE, SISTERS, THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE, NEAR DARK and  25 more. 

Interview with Leigh Janiak, the writer-director of HONEYMOON.

A Postcard from the 40th Toronto International Film Festival featuring reviews of THE WITCH, GREEN ROOM, MISS SHARON JONES!, ROOM, INTO THE FOREST, and more.

WGA-W Awards 2015 Red Carpet and Ceremony Coverage, photography by Jack McDonald

500 Feminist Films

Gender Equality with the WGA, DGA, and Sundance: Unpacking Unconscious Bias and the Fiscal Cliff for Female Filmmakers

Celebrating the WGA's 101 Funniest Screenplays

Beyond Words 2016: Celebrating 2015's Best Screenwriting

WGA-W Awards 2016 Red Carpet and Ceremony Coverage

The 2016 Academy Awards

The 2016 Independent Spirit Awards

Essential Female Films: Thoughts on MARIE ANTOINETTE, MORVERN CALLAR, and MIKEY AND NICKY

GO INTO THE STORY:

Classic 1960s Movie: Roman Polanski's REPULSION

Classic 1970's Movie: John Cassavetes' A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE

ELSEWHERE:

The Black List Table Reads: co-producer and co-host. Hear Franklin and I chat with Oscar-nominees Eric Heisserer (ARRIVAL), Allison Schroeder (HIDDEN FIGURES), and many more!

The Canon Podcast: debating annual Black List scripts JUNO and WHIPLASH with Franklin Leonard and the amazing Amy Nicholson

Seed & Spark: Getting Your Screenplay Reader-Ready

Marching On Main: Thoughts on the #WomensMarch at Sundance 2017

FiveThirtyEight: Can Data Help You Write a Better Screenplay?

2015 Sundance Reviews including THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL, BROOKLYN, IT FOLLOWS, SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE, THE BRONZE, MISSISSIPPI GRIND, RESULTS, and KNOCK KNOCK

TCM Summer of Darkness: Thoughts on Film Noir

xoJane: It Happened to Me -- I Was a Preteen Pokemon Queen

I Was a Preteen Pokemon Queen: also on Thought Catalog. 

The Daily Mail:  Oscar stars under fire for refusing to applaud dressed-down 'bag lady' who won best costume design for Mad Max: Fury Road

  Serving fat-armed sullen realness on Entertainment Weekly's Must List for The Black List Table Reads. 

 

Serving fat-armed sullen realness on Entertainment Weekly's Must List for The Black List Table Reads.