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Scriptnotes, Ep 264: The One With the Agent — Transcript

10 hours agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

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 264 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. So, way back in Episode 2 we discussed how […]

The One With the Agent

Craig and John speak with agent Peter Dodd about what he looks for in a writer client, and how he sees the relationships between writers and agents and managers and executives.

Scriptnotes, Ep 263: Frequently Asked Questions about Screenwriting — Transcript

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 263 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast we’ll be doing another round […]

Frequently Asked Questions about Screenwriting

John and Craig introduce “The 100 Most Frequently Asked Questions about Screenwriting,” a curation of questions from screenwriting.io.

A Velvet Underground Extravaganza Where Images Drown Out the Music

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

PARIS — Arty, esoteric, noise music may not be for everyone, but the Velvet Underground arose from just such obscure subgenre territory.

Scriptnotes, Ep 262: Tidy Screenwriting — Transcript

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

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: This is Episode 262 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, we will discuss the art of […]

Tidy Screenwriting

2 weeks agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

In the season finale of Scriptnotes, John and Craig reveal big changes to the podcast.

Scriptnotes, Ep 261: Don’t Think Twice — Transcript

3 weeks agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

The original post for this episode can be found here. Craig Mazin: Hello and welcome. My name is Craig Mazin. Mike Birbiglia: And my name is Mike Birbiglia. Craig: And this is Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Mike: To screenwriters. Craig: [laughs] Today on the podcast, John has […]

Don’t Think Twice

3 weeks agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

In the season finale of Scriptnotes, John and Craig reveal big changes to the podcast.

Scriptnotes, Ep 259: The Exit Interview — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. Previously on Scriptnotes. John August: Subject: Podcasts. Wondering if you’d have any interest in doing a joint podcast on screenwriting? Craig Mazin: A podcast would solve my “I want to talk about screenwriting, but I’m tired of writing about screenwriting” problem. So, yes, count me […]

Duly Noted: Let’s Talk about Episode 259

Matt Selman (EP of The Simpsons) sits down with Scriptnotes favorites Aline Brosh McKenna and Rawson Marshall Thurber to discuss what went down in the season finale.

Generic Trigger Warning

2 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

John and Craig take a look at three new entries in the Three Page Challenge, with scripts tackling kidnapping, dystopia and parkour hackers. We look at both how the writing works on the page, and what the writers seem to be trying to say.

Flaws are features

2 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

Craig and John look at unforgettable villains, screenwriter billions, and a parallel world with two Nathan Fillions. (The last part is not true.)

Aaron Sorkin vs. Aristotle

2 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

John and Craig consider a new master class in screenwriting taught by Aaron Sorkin, and a very old Greek word (anagnorisis) championed by Aristotle. Both are useful!

New and Old Hollywood

2 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

With credits ranging from Captain Phillips to The Hunger Games, plus several stints in WGA contract negotiations, Billy Ray knows as much as any screenwriter about the realities of working writers and the turmoil in the industry. He joins us to talk about his new Amazon pilot, The Last Tycoon, which charts the behind-the-scenes drama at a 1930s Hollywood studio.

The One with the Kates

2 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

John and Craig welcome Kate McLennan and Kate McCartney, the Australian creator/stars of The Katering Show (a previous One Cool Thing).

Television Economics for Dummies

3 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

Jonathan Groff -- the Black-ish writer/producer, not the actor -- joins John and Craig to explain the new vocabulary of television and why companies are all about ownership.

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