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Scriptnotes, Ep 324: All of It Needs to Stop — Transcript

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 23:03:33 +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 324 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today, it’s another round of How Would This Be […]



(Adjective) Soldier

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:03:54 +0000

Craig and John open the overflowing listener mailbag to tackle questions on everything from montages to life rights to passive heroes. Plus, we have a definitive answer on whether to number minor characters. (Don’t.) We also finally address a major controversy: Craig’s missing cover of “Killing the Blues” from Episode 109. It exists, and you […]


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All of It Needs to Stop

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 16:03:17 +0000

John and Craig revisit the discussion of sexual harassment in Hollywood, and how to support writers facing it. While the media spotlight is on the predators, it’s the day-to-day bullying and bad behavior that may have a more pernicious effect. Then it’s another round of How Would This Be a Movie, looking at stories in […]


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Scriptnotes, Ep 323: Austin Live Show 2017 (AKA Too Many Scotts) — Transcript

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:10:36 +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 the live show of Scriptnotes at Austin, 2017. Craig: 2017. And I don’t know if any of you were at the show last year. […]



Scriptnotes, Ep 322: The Post-Weinstein Era — Transcript

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 01:16:04 +0000

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hey, this is John. So, today’s episode has some strong language. Standard warning. You know what, headphones might be appropriate. Also, on today’s episode we talk about some serious things including sexual assault. If you have been a victim of sexual assault, please […]



Austin Live Show 2017 (AKA Too Many Scotts)

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 15:03:21 +0000

John and Craig talk with uber-screenwriter Scott Frank (Out of Sight, Get Shorty, Minority Report, Logan) about how his feature script Godless ended up as a miniseries at Netflix. We then invite more guests up to discuss what movies can learn from the success of TV: Guinevere Turner (American Psycho, Go Fish) Scott Alexander (Ed […]


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The Post-Weinstein Era

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 15:03:59 +0000

John and Craig welcome Daley Haggar and Dara Resnik to examine the potential impacts of the Harvey Weinstein revelations on Hollywood. What should have been done? And what should happen next to foster a safer, saner and more inclusive industry culture? We also explore gender dynamics in a television writers room, discuss ways to address […]


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Scriptnotes, Ep 321: Getting Stuff Written — Transcript

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:34:41 +0000

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August and this is Episode 321 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Last week, I was in London. This week, Craig is in London. We were literally flying through […]



Scriptnotes Voice: Snitching on Sexism

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:11:14 +0000

Daley Haggar shares her experience in the writers room. Originally posted on Lenny Letter. Email us at ask@johnaugust.com You can download this Scriptnotes Voice here.


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Getting Stuff Written

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:03:48 +0000

John welcomes Grant Faulkner, Executive Director of NaNoWriMo and author of Pep Talks for Writers, to discuss the writing process and how to get out of your own way creatively. We explore the ubiquity of the Other Syndrome and the perils of envy. We also look at pen names, “throw-away writing,” and the advantages of […]


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Scriptnotes, Ep 320: Should You Give Up? — Transcript

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:33:05 +0000

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hey, this is John. So Craig and I recorded this episode almost a week ago. And a few things have happened since then. For starters, Harvey Weinstein. You know Craig has opinions about that so we’ll talk about that in a future episode. […]