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WGA Negotiations 101

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:03:34 +0000

Craig and John take a deep dive looking at how the Writers Guild attempts to make a deal with the studios on behalf of film and TV writers.


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Scriptnotes, Ep 288: Betty, Veronica and Craig — Transcript

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:57:34 +0000

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this Episode 288 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, we’ll be looking at what screenwriters can learn from figures in the news and what I […]



Betty, Veronica and Craig

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:03:45 +0000

John and Craig look at what screenwriters can pick up from Kellyanne Conway, plus what John learned from going through the copy-editing process on his book.


Media Files:
https://media.blubrry.com/scriptnotes/traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/scriptnotes_ep_288.mp3




Scriptnotes, Ep 287: Hollywood is Always Dying — Transcript

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 19:20:20 +0000

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: Hello and welcome. My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 287 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, we’ll be discussing the end of the film industry, unique character voices, […]



Hollywood is Always Dying

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:03:00 +0000

Craig and John discuss a Vanity Fair article about the impending disruption of Hollywood and are unimpressed. The better question worth asking: if this were the end of the film and television industry, what signs would we look for?


Media Files:
https://media.blubrry.com/scriptnotes/traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/scriptnotes_ep_287.mp3




Scriptnotes, Ep 286: Script Doctors, Dialogue and Hacks — Transcript

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 22:29:48 +0000

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: And my name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 286 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, well, way back in Episode 37 we discussed dialogue. Today we’re doing a follow […]



On Neutrality

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 14:01:13 +0000

Lewis Wallace, the only transgender reporter working at public radio’s Marketplace, was fired for this blog post questioning whether journalistic neutrality was a futile ideal: Obviously, I can’t be neutral or centrist in a debate over my own humanity. The idea that I don’t have a right to exist is not an opinion, it is […]



Script Doctors, Dialogue and Hacks

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 16:03:49 +0000

John and Craig return to the topic of dialogue, looking at how characters talk in film and why dialogue matters.


Media Files:
https://media.blubrry.com/scriptnotes/traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/scriptnotes_ep_286.mp3




A Refugee Story

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 22:47:24 +0000

In this bonus mini-episode, John talks with Nima Yousefi, the wizard behind Highland and Weekend Read, about his experience as an Iranian refugee, and his fears for the future in light of the travel ban.


Media Files:
https://media.blubrry.com/scriptnotes/traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/scriptnotes_ep_refugee_story.mp3




Scriptnotes, Ep 285: Sinbad and the Sea-Monkeys — Transcript

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:25:20 +0000

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 285 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, oh, it’s another episode of How Would This Be a Movie where we take a […]



You should run for office

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 18:01:31 +0000

From state legislatures to school boards, every one of the 519,682 elected offices in the United States affects people’s daily lives. You should run for one of them.