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Scriptnotes, Ep 333: The End of the Beginning — Transcript

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:31:32 +0000

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 333 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast we’re going to be taking […]



Worst Case Scenarios

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:03:33 +0000

John and Craig ponder worst case scenarios that might usher the end of screenwriting as we know it. What are the odds that screenwriters lose work because an economic crash keeps movies from getting made? That screenwriting gets outsourced? That human screenwriters are replaced by AI? That film as a medium gets replaced? That the […]


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The End of the Beginning

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 16:03:15 +0000

John and Craig tackle that tricky stretch of screenplay between crystalizing what the story is going to be and the protagonist actually embarking upon it: the end of Act 1. We also answer listener questions about writing for new media, why working outside of a WGA contract hurts everyone, what people want when asking for […]


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Scriptnotes, Ep 332: Wait for It — Transcript

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 23:39:54 +0000

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 332 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, we’ll be discussing suspense, and […]



Scriptnotes, Ep 331: We Had the Same Idea — Transcript

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 01:27:10 +0000

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: Ho-ho-ho, my name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 331 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the final episode of 2017 we […]



Wait for It

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 16:03:38 +0000

John and Craig discuss suspense and its function in all genres, from thrillers to romcoms. They examine suspense of the known and of the unknown and the techniques available to construct it. We also answer listeners questions about registering scripts with the WGA, how to overcome creative paralysis and unconventional sluglines. Links: The WGA’s page […]


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Scriptnotes, Ep 330: A Cop’s Cop Show — Transcript

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 22:19:11 +0000

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 330 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, it’s a special episode. This […]



We Had the Same Idea

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 16:03:21 +0000

John and Craig offer advice to those who suspect their work has been stolen, providing a checklist to help determine if a claim has merit and suggestions for how to best proceed if it does. We also answer listener questions about taxes on agent commission, being a conservative voice in a writers’ room, and using […]


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A Cop’s Cop Show

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 16:03:55 +0000

John and Craig give notes on a pilot script by our Homecoming Live Show Winner, Andrew Thalheimer. The Harrows is an hour-long police drama that centers on the relationship between a straight-laced new recruit and his street-wise father after they are assigned to be each other’s partner. In talking through The Harrows, we discuss the […]


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Scriptnotes, Ep 329: Five-Star Podnerships — Transcript

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 23:36:01 +0000

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hey, this is John. So today’s episode contains some explicit language. You might want to listen on headphones. Thanks. Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: Craig, you have reindeer ears. This is our […]



Scriptnotes, Ep 328: Pitching Television, or Being a Passionate Widget — Transcript

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:02:19 +0000

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 328 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the program we’ll be looking at how […]