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Vinyl – Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger HBO Drama


Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger’s rock drama “Vinyl” premiered on HBO February 14th, 2016. The 10-episode series follows a New York music executive working for the fictional American Century Records in the late 1970s, hustling to make a career out of the city’s diverse music scene. Scorsese directs the pilot episode. “Vinyl” was renewed for a second season at HBO after only one episode had aired, just days after the series’ debut.
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Your Creative Direction

It’s possible that the best screenplay you ever wrote could be better as a television series…or webisodes…or mobisodes. Creative direction is often self-evident, but as the digital world opens the doors wider, keep your eyes open for different opportunities. If the only thing you want to do is write that screenplay for a major Hollywood film, you may be limiting your opportunities, overestimating the chances of even getting it read, and underestimating the possibilities of the burgeoning world of entertainment media.

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