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A ton of useful information about screenwriting.



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The Addams Family

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:03:38 +0000

Craig and John look at The Addams Family -- not just the 1991 film and its sequel, but the property itself to see what lessons we can learn when adapting for the big screen.


Media Files:
https://media.blubrry.com/scriptnotes/traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/scriptnotes_ep_301.mp3




Scriptnotes, Ep 300: From Writer to Writer-Director — Transcript

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:55:05 +0000

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 300 of Scriptnotes. Craig: Whoa. John: A podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. 300 Craig. That’s just amazing. Craig: I mean, we sort of blew it because we had […]



Scriptnotes, Ep 299: It’s Always Sunny in Star Wars — Transcript

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:48:55 +0000

John August: Hey, this is John. So, in today’s episode of Scriptnotes there are enough bad words that you probably don’t want to listen to it in the car with your kids, or at work if you work at some place that doesn’t like to have occasional swearing. Craig Mazin: Hello and welcome. My name […]



From Writer to Writer-Director

Tue, 16 May 2017 15:03:35 +0000

Chris McQuarrie (THE USUAL SUSPECTS, VALKYRIE) joins us to talk through how he went from writing giant movies to directing them.


Media Files:
https://media.blubrry.com/scriptnotes/traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/scriptnotes_ep_300.mp3




Scriptnotes, Ep 298: How Characters Move — Transcript

Mon, 15 May 2017 18:28:47 +0000

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 298 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, we’ll be looking at how characters move and how screenwriters can use character movement to […]



Scriptnotes, Ep 297: Free Agent Franchises — Transcript

Mon, 15 May 2017 18:13:31 +0000

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 297 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, we’ll be looking at the future of James Bond, script-reading robots, and the realities of […]



The two kinds of title pages

Sat, 13 May 2017 09:00:11 +0000

Books have two title pages. Like most things that seem oddly wasteful at first glance, there's a good reason for it.



Lying builds character

Sat, 13 May 2017 08:45:53 +0000

When we see characters lying, we know more about what matters to them.



It’s Always Sunny in Star Wars

Tue, 09 May 2017 15:03:55 +0000

Craig and guest host Dana Fox welcome Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and Rian Johnson (Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) to the live show at the Arclight. The four discuss breaking into Hollywood, handling rejection and sticking to your vision as a writer/director.


Media Files:
https://media.blubrry.com/scriptnotes/traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/scriptnotes_ep_299.mp3




How Characters Move

Tue, 02 May 2017 15:03:32 +0000

Craig and John take on a new round of Three Page Challenges. There’s a fat “Elvis,” a bounty hunter White Rabbit, and a guy locked in the trunk of a speeding Mustang.


Media Files:
https://media.blubrry.com/scriptnotes/traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/scriptnotes_ep_298.mp3




Advice for Lost Time Travelers

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:43:34 +0000

If I were deposited somewhere on Earth, somewhere in time, how could I figure out where and when I was?