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Pope Francis: Papal Popstar

I always find it funny when friends come to visit me in Los Angeles that they want to go to places where they can see “stars.” Admittedly, I am perhaps a little jaded having lived here for close to 20 […]

ATW January 29, 2014

‘We Are Not Afraid’: The Holy Spirit and the Life of Pete Seeger [Huffington Post]

Pope Francis: The Times They Are A-Changin’ [Rolling Stone]

The 2014 Grammys: Watch All the Big Performances From the Show [Mashable]

Celebs you didn’t know were religious [CNN]

Disney Channel features same-sex couple for the first time [Salon]

Shailene Woodley Opens Up About Coming of Age, ‘Divergent,’ and the Faults in Our World [The Daily Beast]

Legacies: Steven Soderbergh’s Revolutionary ‘Sex Lies And Videotape’ 25 Years Later [Indiewire]

Alfred Hitchcock and Vladimir Nabokov Trade Letters and Ideas for a Film Collaboration (1964) [Open Culture]

Tom Sherak’s passing is a loss to L.A.’s film industry [Los Angeles Times]

ATW January 12, 2014

The 50 Indie Films Indiewire Wants to See in 2014 [Indiewire]

TV Pilots 2014: The Complete Guide [The Hollywood Reporter]

The Top 10 Films Of 2013: Richard Lawson’s List [Vanity Fair]

Pope Francis Is a Good Man for All Religions [Huffington Post]

‘12 Years a Slave’ Screenwriter John Ridley Reflects on the Biggest Year of his Career [ssn]

Monday Prescription – 5 jobs a screenwriter must do (with examples from Awards-season screenplays)  [Film Doctor]

50 Ways to Find Inspiration: Create, Explore, Expand [Tiny Buddha]

Does Prince Charming Really Need to Be Reinvented? [The Atlantic]

The “F” Word: 5 Steps to Practice Forgiveness [intent blog]


‘Philomena’: The little picture that could?

While much of the Oscar race has centered around 12 Years a Slave, Gravity, and American Hustle, a much quieter (and more profound) picture slipped into theaters. Philomena is a modest, true-life story about a woman in search of her […]

ATW December 12, 2013

Pope Francis, The People’s Pope [Time]

Immersed in Movies: Going Deeper into ‘The Croods’ with Sanders and DeMicco [Indiewire]

John Lasseter, Disney Legends Celebrate 90 Years – and Campaign for ‘Frozen’ [The Wrap]

The 17 Best Movies Of 2013 [Huffington Post]

Jesse Green’s Top 10 Plays of 2013 [Vulture]

The Company You Keep. [Doug Richardson]

A Young Jean-Luc Godard Picks the 10 Best American Films Ever Made (1963) [Open Culture]

How Eva Mendes Lives Her Best Life [Oprah]

7 Inspiring Quotes from The Hunger Games Trilogy … [all women stalk]

Golden Globes Nominees: ’12 Years a Slave,’ ‘American Hustle,’ Lead Movies, ‘Behind the Candelabra,’ ‘House of Cards’ Lead TV [The Wrap]

ATW Talking Points
July 17, 2013

• Transgender Characters Get a Transformative Moment on Netflix’s ‘Orange Is the New Black’ [Daily Beast]

• Ms. Kerry Goes to Washington: The First Lady of Scandal Speaks [Vanity Fair]

• Memo to Screenwriters #2: Like E.L. James, You Can Change the Game [Indiewire]


• 16 Favorite Child Stars Then and Now [Babble]

• Shailene Woodley [Interview]

• Why Pope Francis Was Right [Huffington Post]

• 11 Books That Every Aspiring Television Writer MUST Read

• Five Directors to Discover Online [ssn]