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Buckling Down

10 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

John and Craig discuss the psychological barriers facing writers tackling big projects, and offer practical guidance for getting stuff written.

Scriptnotes, Ep 270: John Lee Hancock — Transcript

10 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

Craig Mazin: Hello, and welcome. My name is Craig Mazin, and this is Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. And yes, I am unfettered today. No fetters on me, whatever a fetter is, as John August continues his world travels somewhere in France. But as I am a creature […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 269: Mystery Vs. Confusion — Transcript

10 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 269 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, we will be looking at mystery versus confusion and how you might have more of […]

John Lee Hancock

11 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

Craig enlists the help of another John (Lee Hancock) to hold down the fort with regular John away. The two discuss JLH's career, starting out as a lawyer in Texas and breaking into the film industry as a writer and director.

Scriptnotes, Ep 268: (Sometimes) You Need a Montage — Transcript

11 months 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 268 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast we will be looking at […]

Mystery Vs. Confusion

11 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

John and Craig compare mystery and confusion, and how you can have more of the former with less of the latter. We use these lessons as we look at at three new entries in the Three Page Challenge.

Scriptnotes, Ep 267: Dig Two Graves — Transcript

11 months 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 267 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today is going to be a very good episode, […]

Jeff Nuttall Has Words for You

11 months agoArts : Straight Up

So brightly blisters the great regurgitating ribbon of the Thames. Sculls skim through like springtime swallows. Keels kiss tidal scum, lancing the stolen sun — boils or bops to a stop, as in The bee on wheels has laments on a stick Wags weepy banners with gypsy ribbons … The tiny wheeled bee has the […]

Episode 560 Erik L Peterson and Open House Contemporary

11 months agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

Download audio file (Bad_at_Sports_560_Erik_L_Peterson_And_Open_House_Contemporary_mixdown.mp3) download An AirBNB Gallery? (what is up with that logo AirBNB?) The sculptor and super friend Erik L Peterson at Open House ContemporaryShow More Summary

(Sometimes) You Need a Montage

11 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

John and Craig come to the defense of montages in screenwriting, giving examples of how and when the much-maligned device can be employed to benefit the story.

Dig Two Graves

11 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

John and Craig reprise their roles as development execs in “How Would This Be a Movie?” Looking at four true crime stories, the duo discuss what makes a great screenplay idea, and conversely, which stories work better as a serialized TV drama.

Scriptnotes, Ep 266: Stranger Things and Other Things — Transcript

11 months 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 266 of Scriptnotes. A podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast we will be looking at […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 265: Sheep Crossing Roads — Transcript

12 months 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 265 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, we are going to be […]

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

12 months 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

12 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

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 yearArts : Hyperallergic

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

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