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Best of the Web 26 May

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Best of the Web 13 Jan

Story & Structure :: Supporting Characters Gone Wild :: Break Into Act III and ‘Chinatown’ :: Paul Haggis on Writing ‘Crash’ and his General Process Script Perfection :: Interview: ‘Mad Men’ Show-Runner Matthew Weiner :: Interview: Breaking Bad Show-Runner Vince Gilligan :: TV Writer Podcast: Jamie Livingston Pitching & Selling :: December 2012 Spec Market … Read more

Five Shows that are Revolutionizing Television

Not too long ago, television seemed like a less-than-desirable alternative to films. If you couldn’t find any good movies in theaters, you’d resort to flipping through vapid networks to see which shows were playing. by Angelita Williams Although there is still a prominent amount of fluffy television shows airing, many networks have adapted new and … Read more