Everyone seems to be discussing the story in Variety in which Michael Fleming announces a new writer’s co-op formed by John Wells and several other writers. By everyone, I mean pretty much every professional screenwriter's blog I read. So, if you're as confused as I am about how this works and potentially affects us nobodies - er, I mean aspiring screenwriters - then John August and Craig Mazin are good places to start getting the pro perspective. Or, just Google "John Wells" and "writer co-op" and take your chances.
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