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Scriptnotes Podcast

Scriptnotes Podcast

Screenwriters John August and Craig Mazin discuss screenwriting and related topics in the film and television industry, everything from getting stuff written to the vagaries of copyright and work-for-hire law.

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520 - You Can't Even Imagine

John and Craig discuss how the screenplay guides production ? not just in what happens, but how it feels. They look at how the words on the page steer and inspire other departments, starting with the very first hires.

We also cover predatory writers, getting in over your head, and what it?s like to have no visual imagination.

In our bonus segment for premium members, we wade into the Bad Art Friend discourse.

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Netflix 2-minute Viewership on ScreenRant Twitter Thread on Netflix Thumbnails Harvey Weinstein Orc in Lord of the Rings Dana Covarrubias explains ?What the Clothes in Only Murders in the Building Say About the Show?s Characters? in Slate Working Podcast Aphantasia Many People Have a Vivid Mind?s Eye While Others Have None at All on the NYT LA County Adopt A Family Bad Art Friend by Robert Kolker Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! John August on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Layn Pieratt (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

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2021-10-12
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519 - How to Forget

John and Craig discuss the art of planning and forgetting. How do you stay present in a scene when you know where the story is going? The guys offer tips for making sure your characters are driving the story ? but on roads you built.

We answer listener questions on setting the mood, manager requests, and insurance struggles for writing partners. We also follow up on the IATSE strike, the CAA-ICM acquisition, and streaming data.

In our bonus segment for premium members we discuss fame in 2021: one-sided relationships, attention vs. recognition, and advice for writers managing a public persona.

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Scarlett Johanssen and Disney Reach Agreement CAA Acquires ICM Academy Museum featuring Wizard of Oz Script Page Netflix Data Dump Caroline Graham and Kylie Stevenson?s podcast Lost in Larrimah and book, Larrimah Twitter Thread by Dylan Park How Blogs Broke the Web by Amy Hoy History of JohnAugust.com and John?s 1996 Blog Death Loop The Era of Mass Fame by Chris Hayes Wells for Boys SNL Sketch Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! John August on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Owen Danoff (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

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2021-10-05
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518 - Knives Outback

John and Craig brainstorm How Would This Be A Movie, looking at articles featuring kangaroo feuds in Australia, squatters in the Hamptons, and ghost historians in Palestine. Plus a romance between the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion.

We also cover the potential IATSE strike, Tudum Day, and managing money.

In our bonus segment for premium members, John and Megana defend sweater weather as Craig decries the commercialization of autumn and other things he blames on millennials.

Happy Tudum Day! Watch John in Attack of the Hollywood Cliches Episode 513: Writing for Stars with Kelly Marcel IATSE Calls Strike Authorization Vote, as AMPTP Balks at Latest Contract Offer Knives Outback: A man is presumed murdered. In this town of 12, everyone is a possible suspect. by Mitch Moxley I was a Hamptons Squatter: How I Lived in Luxury for Free Jerusalem supernatural: Meet the Palestinian Man Hunting Ghouls, Ghosts and Jinn by Layla Azmi Goushey A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night by Ana Lily Amirpour Under the Shadow by Babak Anvari The Tin Man and the Lion by Brian Ferrari Liz Alper Twitter Thread on First Paychecks Tears in Rain: Do Androids Stream Electric Sleep? by Damon Krukowski Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Share your parasocial dads with a Scriptnotes Subscription Gift or treat yourself to a premium membership! Craig Mazin on Twitter John August on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Eric Pearson (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

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2021-09-28
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517 - Smart People Talking About TV

This week, we revisit some of our favorite conversations with TV writers, including Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project), Alison McDonald (American Dad!), Ryan Knighton (In the Dark), Aline Brosh McKenna and Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend). They share their philosophies and practical advice for writing television.

We talk about getting staffed, the first day in a writers room, when to speak, development heartbreak, and mapping out a story across seasons. Other important topics include lunch, how to dress, and hot tub brainstorm sessions.

In our bonus segment for premium members, John and Megana answer listener questions about Scriptnotes production.

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Mindy Kaling on IMDb and Twitter Alison McDonald on IMDb and Twitter Ryan Knighton on IMDb and Twitter Aline Brosh McKenna on IMDb and on Twitter Rachel Bloom on IMDb and on Instagram John Gatins on IMDb Scriptnotes, Episode 362: The One with Mindy Kaling Scriptnotes, Episode 368: Advice for a New Staff Writer Scriptnotes, Episode 350: Limerance One Thing You Should Read: Most Hollywood Writers Look Nothing Like America by Hannah Giorgis writing for The Atlantic Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! Craig Mazin on Twitter John August on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Matthew Chilelli (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

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2021-09-21
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516 - 10 Year Anniversary

Editor and critic Julia Turner puts John and Craig in the hot seat to review the past ten years of Scriptnotes. They cover the original mission, behind scenes fights, notable guests, and their biggest regrets.

We also predict what we think the next ten years will bring and share a Scriptnotes love story.

In our bonus segment for premium members, Julia has John and Craig play ?How Would This Be A Movie?? with the past decade of Scriptnotes. From casting to romance and rivalry, they outline the Scriptnotes Cinematic Universe.

Special thanks to Julia Turner for hosting! Listen to her every week on Slate?s Culture Gabfest.

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Julia Turner on the LA Times and Slate Culture Gabfest The Matrix Trailer Scriptnotes, Episode 411: Setting it Up with Katie Silberman Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe The Academy Museum Hawk Deborah Vankin for the LA Times Lego Typewriter, check out John?s finished project! Ketchup Doritos Check out the Scriptnotes Index for our first 500 episodes Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! Julia Turner on Twitter John August on Twitter Craig Mazin on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Matthew Chilelli (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

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2021-09-14
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515 - Ashley is Back

John welcomes back writer/performer Ashley Nicole Black (A Black Lady Sketch Show, Ted Lasso, The Amber Ruffin Show) to prove good things come in twos. They dive into her two Emmy nominations, joining a show in its second season, and the opportunities of both writing and acting in a series.

We follow up on the WGA East elections and ghosting producers. We also answer listener questions on problematic female character intros and writing sports scenes.

In our bonus segment we take a look at TV?s white guy problem.

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The Double-Nominated Emmy Contender Taking Over TV Comedy Industry News: Fran Drescher, Leads SAG-AFTRAIATSE Contract NegotiationWGA East Elections New Teeth by Simon Rich on Amazon or Bookshop Gifted short story by Simon Rich Highland 2 Student License A is For Estelle Colored Glass TV?s White Guys are in Crisis by Kathryn Vanarendonk My Abortion Story on John?s blog Ashley Nicole Black on Twitter Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! John August on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Zach Lo (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

 

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2021-09-07
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514 - Looking Back and Forward

John and Craig take a look at the WGA East elections, specifically the debate over who the WGA should represent and how to prepare for new trends in digital media.

We revisit predictions we made about superhero movies and break down logical fallacies in a follow up to our conspiracy discussion. We also answer listener questions about ethical writing assignments, reading lists, and bored executives.

In our bonus segment for premium members, we talk about how life has gotten better in the past few decades. Craig highlights the technological improvements in diapers and car stereos.

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Episode 167, The Tentpoles of 2019 and transcript The Original Superhero Slate from 2013 from Newsarama Episode 512: There is No Conspiracy WGA East Election WGA East Considers Spinning Off Digital News Members Into New Union Amid ?Existential Threat? by David Robb Adam Conover WGA East Twitter Thread University of Michigan Study: Evolution now accepted by majority of Americans What Remains of Edith Finch Game Improvements since the 1990s by Gwern Branwen Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! John August on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Christiaan Mentz (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

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2021-08-31
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513 - Writing for Stars

John welcomes back writer/producer Kelly Marcel (Venom, Cruella) for an action-packed episode. They break down a scene on the page, and then Kelly walks John through how she adapts and rewrites scenes in real time on set.

We also discuss writing scripts with a star and why you should always cast your movies before writing them (at least in your mind). We follow up on day-and-date releases, taking a look at this year?s box office and streaming numbers.

In our bonus segment for premium members, we discuss dealing with visas as an international writer and the struggle of proving ?exceptional ability.?

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Original Movies Are Becoming Streaming?s Most Popular Content, Led By Disney+ by Kevin Tran for Variety Foreign Writers on Getting a Visa Venom Excerpt Meet the Ipsums Loóna Sleep App Kelly Marcel and on Twitter Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt, check out our special 10th Anniversary Shirts! Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! John August on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Matthew Chilelli (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

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2021-08-24
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512 - There is No Conspiracy

John and Craig host another round of the Three Page Challenge, analyzing a range of listener submissions from scripts set in rural Japan to Manhattan strip clubs. They discuss establishing setting, grounding big characters, and introducing narration.

We also take a look at the lecture scene: how it can fall flat and tips for making it work. Then we answer a listener question on whether writers have an ethical responsibility to stop writing conspiracy theory stories.

In our bonus segment for premium members, John invites writer/comedian Sara Schaefer (The Schaefer Shakedown) to discuss her three steps for selling your TV show.

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Courtney Kemp?s Deal at Netflix Trey Parker and Matt Stone of South Park Deal Hello Sunshine Sale Frankenweenie Trickster: Night of the Kitsune by Hiroshi Mori Martha by Caroline O'Riordan The Many Lives of Newton Thomas by Sean Frost Collection of TV Scripts Circulous Game Sara Schaefer?s Twitter Clip Schaefer Shakedown Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! John August on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Andrew Hart (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

 

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2021-08-17
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378 - The Worst of the Worst

John and Craig examine why and how writers need to make bad things happen to their characters, and the ways in which hero suffering differs between features and television.

We also answer listener questions about WGA jurisdiction, becoming a signatory, timing a script for television, and why all scripts aren?t available online.

Then in our bonus segment for premium members, John and Megana discuss why she picked this episode to replay, what she?s learned from the archives, and how to follow up on a general meeting.

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The Team America: World Police puke scene, with some bad language The opening of Finding Nemo Aslan?s sacrifice in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Can We Stop Suicides? by Moises Velasquez-Manoff for the New York Times The environment in Red Dead Redemption 2 Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! John August on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Michael O?Konis (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli. And special thanks to Megan McDonnell, the original producer of this episode!

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2021-08-10
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511 - Framing the Episode

John and Craig zoom out to analyze how the cultural context affects the perception of a movie, and the choices writers have to make.

We look at vaccine mandates for productions and answer listener questions about cheesy writing, zombie references, and diversity fellowships.

Finally in our bonus segment for premium members, we discuss the Black Widow lawsuit and what it means for writers financially.

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Kerri Strug Shouldn?t Have Been Forced to Do That Vault Amanda Knox?s twitter thread and Medium article Mandatory Vaccinations On Productions An Option Under Return-To-Work Protocols Disney to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations for All U.S. Staffers Netflix To Require Covid Vaccinations For Actors & Other ?Zone A? Personnel On Its U.S. Productions Little Island by Barry Diller Scarlett Johansson?s ?Black Widow? Lawsuit Is Game-Changing, But May Be Legally Weak by Eriq Gardner Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney Over ?Black Widow? Streaming Release on WSJ Escape Ops on Calgary Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! John August on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Caden Brown (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

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2021-08-03
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510 - Craft Compendium

John and Craig curate a collection of craft topics: character wants and needs, point of view, and letting your heroes drive scenes. From internal struggles to the external obstacles, they share how to design a story that best serves a character?s journey.

We wrap up our clip show with a discussion on what we are still learning about craft. Defensive writing, the demons of perfectionism?John and Craig also face these obstacles and share advice on overcoming them.

Finally in our bonus segment for premium members, John and Craig discuss how they deal with ?want versus need? in real life.

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Episode 279, What Do They Want? Episode 358, Point of View Episode 307, Teaching Your Heroes to Drive For more on character wants check out John?s blogposts: Rethinking Motivation and What Does He Want. Creatures before Dinosaurs: Dunkleosteus and the Carolina Butcher Fort Macleod Get our new 10th Anniversary T-Shirts Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! John August on Twitter Craig Mazin on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by William Brink (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao (with segments by Godwin Jabangwe and Megan McDonnell!) and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

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2021-07-27
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509 - Foreshadowing

John and Craig hint at the best ways to tease expectations in their discussion of foreshadowing. They take a look at popular examples, the difference between foreshadow and symbolism, and techniques for executing it well.

We answer listener questions on bad premieres, bad bosses, and good home theatre set-ups. We also double-down on on our pro-spoiler platform, using scientific research to explain how spoilers benefit audiences.

Finally in our bonus segment for premium members, we analyze the death of the DVD commentary and Craig?s role in its reincarnation.

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Calgary Stampede Get our new 10th Anniversary T-Shirts USC?s Peter Stark Producing Program Taps Ed Saxon & Nina Yang Bongiovi For New Leadership Roles Story Spoilers Don?t Spoil Stories Spoiler alert: spoilers make you enjoy stories more Jurassic Park Foreshadow Scene Tapping Into the Brain to Help a Paralyzed Man Speak for the NYT by Pam Belluck Chicken Police Game Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! John August on Twitter Craig Mazin on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Michael Karman (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

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2021-07-20
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508 - Creating a TV Comedy

John welcomes writer/producer/creator Jen Statsky to discuss getting started writing comedy, from late night to The Onion to The Good Place. Then it?s a deep dive on the Hacks pilot, looking at how jokes change from the page to the edit.

We follow up on the best way to get fired, the WGA pilot guide, and answer listener questions on working in comedy.

Finally in our bonus segment for premium members, John and Jen take a look at artistry and ownership through the latest development in the Cat Person saga.

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WGA Pilot Guide Hacks on HBO check out the pilot script here. Jen Statsky on Twitter You Are Bi Enough by Zachary Zane for NYT Caffeine Free Diet Cola syrup by SodaStream I Hate Suzie on HBO Max Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! John August on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Peter Hoopes (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

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2021-07-13
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507 - Preproduction

John and Craig discuss preproduction, with Craig sharing how he?s prepping for an entire season of television. From costumes to casting, we look at the showrunner?s decisions beyond just the words in the script.

Then it?s another round of How Would This Be A Movie, with further analysis on why certain movies get made.

Finally in our bonus segment for premium members, John and Craig debate what information belongs on a time traveller?s cheat sheet.

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Zola Movie discussed in our HWTBAM segment on Episode 222. The Criminals Thought the Devices Were Secure. But the Seller Was the F.B.I. 1,000-Word Job Listing for a ?Household Manager/Cook/Nanny and follow up An Interview With the Woman Who Wrote the Viral 1,000-Word Job Listing for a ?Household Manager/Cook/Nanny from Ruth Graham on Slate. Couple breaks up after being handcuffed together for 123 days Must I really indulge my ?psychic? sister-in-law? Decoder Ring: The Tootsie Shot Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! John August on Twitter Liz Hannah on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Michael Karman (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

 

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2021-07-06
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506 - Good News, Bad News

John welcomes back Liz Hannah (The Post, The Long Shot, All the Bright Places) to explore the bad side of good news. They discuss the challenges of celebrating accomplishments in a mercurial industry, and follow up with a discussion on how to handle being fired.

We also answer listener questions on becoming successful before your friends, multiple timelines, spoilers, and weigh in on the IATSE negotiations.

Finally, in our bonus segment for premium members we talk about our pets. We cover pocket pets and why ultimately dogs are a screenwriter?s best friend.

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Join John at 5pm, Tuesday the June 29th, for the Ad Council summit about vaccine storylines in scripted entertainment IATSE Negotiations Zola Movie Sleep with Me Film Army of the Dead Pitch Meeting Battle for the Soul by Edward-Isaac Dovere Yearbook by Seth Rogan Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! John August on Twitter Liz Hannah on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Zach Lo (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

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2021-06-29
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180 - Rebroadcast: Bad Teachers, Good Advice and the Default Male

In this rebroadcast, Aline Brosh McKenna joins John and Craig to discuss how movies featuring good mentors (Dead Poet?s Society, To Sir with Love) differ from films with bad mentors (Whiplash, The Devil Wears Prada). It?s not just that the teachers are bad guys; rather, the stories are structured completely differently.

We also discuss the ?default male problem,? especially how it relates to comedy and the cleanest version of a joke. John asks Craig and Aline about some ethical quandaries he?s been facing, ranging from awards voting to who is a ?friend.?

And in our bonus segment for premium members, John and Craig have a dialogue on dialogue. They discuss the process of developing the Scriptnotes book and the differences between how we speak/write/write speech.

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Sign up for updates and sample chapters on the Scriptnotes Book here! Aline Brosh McKenna on episodes 6076100101119123124 152161, and 175 Raphael Bob-Waksberg Breaks Down Comedy?s ?Default Male? Problem Writers on Writing: Simon Kinberg available in season four. Read the Whiplash screenplay on Weekend Read Evernote Scannable The Comeback on HBO Jason Hall in WGAw?s Written By Ryan Reynolds is now on Twitter Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! John August on Twitter Aline Brosh Mckenna on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Rajesh Naroth (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

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2021-06-22
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505 - Making TV Like Features (But Better)

John and Craig welcome back writing partners Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (The Invitation, Ride Along, The Mysterious Benedict Society) to discuss their transition from film to television. They chat about structuring a full season, adapting a novel, and the hierarchy of power in TV.

We follow up on MoviePass, take a look at a monster showrunner, and enlist Phil and Matt to answer our backlog of questions on writing partners.

In our bonus segment for premium members, John asks the guys how they shot during the pandemic and what practices are worth continuing.

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MoviePass for the NYT by Daniel Victor Blitzcalling: Kevin Roose for NY Times on ?The Millennial Lifestyle Subsidy? The Mysterious Benedict Society Mythic Quest, check out Backstory! Season 2, Episode 6 for a special guest star! Why Netflix Cancels Shows WGA Writer?s Collaboration Agreement 50 Years of Text Games Miso Black Cod Liberty Puzzles Justine Seigal and Baseball for All An Invitation to the Invitation Phil Hay on Twitter Matt Manfredi on Twitter Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! John August on Twitter Craig Mazin on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Ryan Riley (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

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2021-06-15
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504 - Writing a Script in (insert number) Days

John and Craig discuss what comes after you land a movie deal?writing the script by a certain date. They offer tips, strategies, and calculations for budgeting time to deliver a draft.

We also consider the statute of limitations on spoiler warnings and follow up on child prodigies, movie theaters and free will. Our listener questions this week include POV in a two hander and how to get out of a nightmare development trap.

Finally, in our bonus segment for premium members John and Craig share their views on UFOs and extraterrestrial life. Spoiler: it?s all a simulation.

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Alamo Drafthouse out of Bankruptcy Speculation that AMC may buy our beloved Arclight Warner Brothers Discovery Logo CAA Sells wiip Screen Compensation Guide for Streaming Services Screen Deal Tips 32 year old passes for 19 for TV contract Jacob Kaplan-Moss on estimating software development Bo Burnham?s Inside Jack Plotnick?s Disney Made a Tiki Room Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! John August on Twitter Craig Mazin on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Eric Pearson (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

 

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2021-06-08
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503 - When You're Given the Character

John welcomes writer/showrunner Dana Fox (Cruella, Home Before Dark, Isn?t it Romantic), writer/director Jac Schaeffer (WandaVision, Black Widow, Timer), and filmmaker/producer Lance Oppenheim (Some Kind of Heaven) to discuss characters you don?t control. From classic villains, comic book heroes, to real life subjects, we take a look at creating narratives around established characters.

We introduce a new segment on the trades called ?Didja see in Deadline?? and answer listener questions on writing at work.

Finally in our bonus segment for premium members, we discuss naps! Dana Fox shares her recipe for the perfect nap and tips for getting better sleep.

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Watch Cruella on Disney+ Home Before Dark Season 2 on Apple TV June 11th WandaVision on Disney+ Some Kind of Heaven on Hulu Didja see in Deadline about Timothée Chalamet To Play Willy Wonka In New Origin TaleKevin Spacey Will Return To Film In Franco Nero?s ?The Man Who Drew God??F9? Star John Cena Apologizes ? In Mandarin ? To China Over Calling Taiwan A CountryAmazon Confirms It?s Buying MGM For $8.45 BillionArmy of the Dead, Tig Notaro shot all her scenes alone. Dana Fox on Twitter Jac Schaeffer Lance Oppenheim on the web Slate?s Working podcast dialect coach Samara Bay You?re Wrong About Podcast ? Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Dana?s nap app Positive Pregnancy with Andrew Johnson Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! John August on Twitter Craig Mazin on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Matthew Chilelli (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

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2021-06-01
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