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The hilarious new comedy Pitch Perfect, from director Jason Moore (Broadway’s Avenue Q) and screenwriter Kay Cannon (New Girl, 30 Rock), tells the story of Beca (Anna Kendrick), a young woman who dreams of being a music producer, but who instead finds herself at Barden University in an all-female a cappella singing group. With both new takes on old favorites and hits of right now, The Bellas fight to climb their way to the top of the cutthroat world of college music competitions. The film also stars Rebel Wilson, Skylar Astin, Adam Devine, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks.

At the film’s press junket, screenwriter Kay Cannon talked about how she came to write this film, how she developed the group of very unique characters, the inspiration for the girl power of the story, how they determined which songs would be selected, not being able to be on set during filming, her favorite parts of the movie, how she went from studying theater in college to writing for TV and film, and the workplace series, set in the world of sports, that she’s sold to Fox. Check out what she had to say after the jump.

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