Melissa Turkington is a writer and script reader based in LA. She won the 2017 Nate Wilson Award and 2020 AFF Drama Pilot Award. She's been featured in Deadline and GOOD.
It’s time for a new model ... a model that truly captures the essence of every story; a model with guts and heart and sex appeal and bitchin’ VFX!
Everything is madness, and we can’t help you anymore.
It was an act of opening my heart in rebellion against total social isolation. It began as a personal exercise, an uncensored lovefest only I would see.
It’s probably too much to ask for Hollywood to ever be a real meritocracy. Nowhere in society does there exist a “real” meritocracy. All we can do is try to make things better for ourselves and for each other ...
I decided to focus on the things I could control rather than treating my career like a blind gamble, because the house always wins.
The way Bukowski has become seated in modern culture likely has a lot more to do with the audience's perceptions than the work itself.
The artist’s response to pain is to counteract it with beauty—an urge to affirm life even as we are drowning. Sometimes we make magic. Sometimes we get it wrong.
Am I the only one who finds it a wee bit unhealthy we are expected to lay bare our most intimate struggles just to force a bunch of strangers to feel something?
He was never quite able to pin the magnificent, ethereal creature inside his head to paper, and that fact consumed him.
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