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Scriptnotes, Ep 277: Fantasy and Reality — Transcript

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 03:31:14 +0000

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 277 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, we are going to be looking at the ways that writers and screenwriters in particular […]



Scriptnotes, Ep 276: Mammoths of Mercy — Transcript

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:38:56 +0000

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 276 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, we’ll be looking at what it’s like to write and direct a movie for Netflix […]



Scriptnotes, Ep 275: English is not Latin — Transcript

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:53:35 +0000

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 275 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. We are coming to you one day earlier than usual because Tuesday, I’ve heard, is the Election Day in […]



Fantasy and Reality

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:03:10 +0000

Craig and John look at how writers, and screenwriters in particular, impact the way people think about things in the real world. From crime scenes to courtrooms to CPR, we simplify things for storytelling and leave audiences with skewed expectations.


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http://media.blubrry.com/scriptnotes/traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/scriptnotes_ep_277.mp3




Separating scenes in Highland

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 17:09:24 +0000

A beta tester asked for the ability to split scenes into individual pages. That's remarkably easy to do in Highland.



Mammoths of Mercy

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:03:53 +0000

Writer-director Chris Sparling joins John and Craig to discuss his new film Mercy, and what it’s like to make a movie for Netflix. Then it’s another round of How Would This Be a Movie, with stories including ex-girlfriends, fake news, and permafrost ivory.


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http://media.blubrry.com/scriptnotes/traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/scriptnotes_ep_276.mp3




Starting a screenwriting career somewhere else, part two

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 18:33:01 +0000

In a recent episode of Scriptnotes, we shared stories from screenwriters who managed to build careers while living outside of Los Angeles, New York or London. Here are additional tales from writers who got their start without moving to the big city first.



Twelve Days of Scriptnotes

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:03:20 +0000

In this very special episode from 2014, Craig and John welcome special guests Aline Brosh McKenna, Rachel Bloom, B.J. Novak, Jane Espenson and Derek Haas to talk about writing books, movies and especially television.


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http://media.blubrry.com/scriptnotes/traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/scriptnotes_ep_175_repeat.mp3




This Feeling Will End

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:10:24 +0000

In this Scriptnotes Extra, Craig and John discuss the melting dread they experienced this morning and hopefully offer some succor.


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http://media.blubrry.com/scriptnotes/traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/scriptnotes_ep_feeling.mp3




Do all the good you can

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 06:24:43 +0000

One of the positive things I took from this election was a quote Hillary Clinton used from her Methodist upbringing: Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you […]



English is not Latin

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 16:03:54 +0000

John and Craig look at how movies and TV shape the English language, and how writers should think about their role in all of this. We also examine the uncomfortable overlap between rom-com characters and stalkers.


Media Files:
http://media.blubrry.com/scriptnotes/traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/scriptnotes_ep_275.mp3