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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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575 - The Billion Dollar Episode

John welcomes writer/performer Matt Rogers (Fire Island, Las Culturistas) for a new installment of How Would This Be A Movie. From crypto crashes to lotto longshots, this week they look at money-themed stories in the news and why they?re worth adapting.

Matt shares his background getting started as a comedy writer and tips for non-icky networking. We also answer listener questions on neglectful agents and pitching in drag.

In our bonus segment for premium members: What is culture? John and Matt define and test the bounds of what constitutes culture.

Links:

Matt Rogers on Instagram and Tiktok Have You Heard of Christmas? December 2nd on Showtime and on tour, buy tickets here! Binance Pulls Out of Deal to Acquire Rival Crypto Exchange FTX by David Yaffe-Bellany for NYT Michael Lewis FTX Book Billion Dollar Lotto Ticket OnlyBans.com Titanique Musical in New York Dialogue episode where we sampled Las Culturistas Scriptnotes Episode 438 Las Culturistas on Twitter, listen to the podcast here Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Check out the Inneresting Newsletter Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! Craig Mazin on Twitter 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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2022-11-22
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574 - Difficult Scenes

John and Craig investigate why some scenes are so much harder to write than others, with strategies for tackling (or surrendering) to the difficulty.

We also follow up on virtual rooms, act breaks, and diversity workshops. Listener questions this week include introducing twists, getting elbowed out of your project, and whether it?s possible to be too meta?

In our bonus segment for premium members, Megana shares her experiences attending the Austin Film Festival for the first time.

Links:

MoviePass Executives Charged with Fraud Warner Bros. Discovery Says It Will Keep Writers and Directors Workshops Alive, But Evolve to Conglomerate-Wide DEI Oversight The Six Hour Scene from John?s Blog Doug McGrath Austin Film Society Honoree Speech The Past Within ? Rusty Lake The Fablemans Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Check out the Inneresting Newsletter Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! Craig Mazin on Twitter John August on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Holly Overton (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

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2022-11-15
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573 - Three Page Challenge Live in Austin 2022

John welcomes Marc Velez, SVP, Head of Development at UCP, on for an in-person round of the Three Page Challenge. As always, we look at listener-submitted pages and offer honest feedback, at the Austin Film Festival.

We?re joined live by each of the writers who add context and pitch their vision for each project. From near-future sci-fi to a familiar Hollywood horror story, John and Marc offer advice on how to craft a compelling opening.

In our bonus segment for premium members, we answer listener questions on noisiness, specs, and preparing other pitch materials.

Links:

Marc Velez on IMDb The Encyclopedists by Michael X. Heiligenstein Call Me 7.14 Years Ago by Liliana Liu The Untimely Demise of That Awful David Schwartzman by Rudi O?Meara Thank you to the Austin Film Festival! and all our participants in the three page challenge. Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Check out the Inneresting Newsletter Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! Craig Mazin on Twitter John August on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Jeff Graham (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

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2022-11-08
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572 - Live at the Austin Film Festival 2022

John and Craig return to the Austin Film Festival for a raucous show with a full house. They invite Brenda Hsueh (The Afterparty, How I Met Your Mother) and Chuck Hayward (Ted Lasso, Wandavision) on to discuss breaking in, staff-able samples, and the dangers of losing your voice (literally!) in the room.

Then we welcome back Alec Berg (Barry, Silicon Valley) and Phil Hay (Mysterious Benedict Society, The Invitation) to discuss showrunning the modern comedy and making multiple seasons on streamers. We also play a game of ?Nothing is Scary When Everything is Terrifying.?

In our bonus segment for premium members, the group answers listener questions on developing experience, development experiences, and writing turn-offs.

Special thanks to our guests and the Austin Film Festival!

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Thanks Heidi Lauren Duke for singing our intro! Brenda Hsueh on Instagram Chuck Hayward on Twitter Phil Hay on Twitter Alec Berg on IMDb Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Check out the Inneresting Newsletter Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! Craig Mazin on Twitter John August on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by John Venable originally from 266 ? this is the outro Jerry was looking for! (Send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

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2022-11-01
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571 - Scriptnotes Live in LA

In our first live show since 2019, John and Craig welcome guests Joel Kim Booster (Fire Island), Ike Barinholtz (History of the World, part 2), Megan Ganz (Mythic Quest), and Aline Brosh McKenna (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend). They discuss writing scripted comedy vs. standup, representation, and the difficulties of being the boss.

They?re joined by The Manager We Told You to Fire, who has some choice words for the guys.

Megana asks audience questions on storyboarding, pet peeves, and advice/inspiration for aspiring writers.

Big thanks to our live audience, the staff of Dynasty Typewriter, and everyone at Hollywood Heart for putting the event together.

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Learn more and donate to Hollywood Heart! Joel Kim Booster on Twitter and Instagram Ike Barinholtz on TwitterInstagram, and Celebrity Jeopardy! Megan Ganz on Twitter and Instagram Aline Brosh McKenna on Twitter and Instagram Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Check out the Inneresting Newsletter 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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2022-10-25
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224 - Whiplash on Paper and on Screen

John and Craig take an in-depth look at two scenes in Damien Chazelle?s WHIPLASH to see how conflicts were structured and what changed from script to shooting.

We also discuss the myth vs. reality of Zola, and what we mean by a character having agency.

In our bonus segment for premium members, John and Megana discuss the seemingly sudden rise of artificial intelligence tools in creative industries.

Links:

Buy tickets to the livestream to our live show at Dynasty Typewriter on Wednesday October 19, 2022 Warner Brothers Writers Workshop Program News write in to [email protected] with thoughts! The true story behind ?Zola,? the epic Twitter story too crazy to be real The movie Zola directed by Janicza Bravo Whiplash on Wikipedia Damien Chazelle Whiplash, family dinner scene, and the PDF Whiplash, jazz club scene, Script vs Screen, and the PDF Sunnybrook doctor first to perform blood-brain barrier procedure using focused ultrasound waves what3words Why the Future of AI Should Terrify and Thrill You ? Plain English Podcast Derek Thompson with Kevin Roose Dall-E 2 and Sudowrite Learn more about NaNoGenMo and of course NaNoWriMo, and check out John?s panel with NaNoWriMo 10.17.22 at 6pm here! Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Check out the Inneresting Newsletter Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! Craig Mazin on Twitter John August on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Kim Atle (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao (this episode was originally produced by Stuart Friedel) and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

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2022-10-18
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570 - How Much Progress?

John and Craig welcome back Liz Alper (Day of the Dead, The Rookie) and Brittani Nichols (Abbott Elementary, A Black Lady Sketch Show) to discuss how much progress has been made on issues from #MeToo, #PayUpHollywood, and depictions of police on screen. We look at common threads between the movements, and the difficulty of maintaining momentum once the initial impetus has passed.

We also answer listener questions on how to deal with ethically complicated projects and why there?s still so much copaganda on television.

In our bonus segment for premium members, John tells Craig a real life fairy tale about ?The Writer Who Left his Reps.? It?s magical and full of hope.

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Liz Alper on Twitter Brittani Nichols on Twitter Buy Tickets for our first Live Show post-pandemic ? Dynasty Typewriter Livestream October 19 at 7:30pm PT Are you going to Austin Film Festival? Submit to the AFF Three Page Challenge! List of Female Run Restaurants in Austin, TX from Melissa Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades by Jodi Kantor and Meghan Twohey and Alyssa Milano?s Tweet and From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein?s Accusers Tell Their Stories by Ronan Farrow for The New Yorker #MeToo, Five Years Later: Accusers Reflect by THR Staff #MeToo, Five Years Later: No One?s Fully Returned From ?Cancellation? by Gary Baum for THR Check out the new survey results at the brand new #PAYUPHOLLYWOOD website Read the full update from ?Christian? How 70 Years of Cop Shows Taught Us to Valorize the Police by Constance Grady for Vox Studio Response to Showrunners for Abortion Rights The Enduring Allure of Choose Your Own Adventure Books by Leslie Jamison for The New Yorker Why Your Hate Your Job by Aravind ?Vinny? Byju Follow journalist Cerise Castle on Twitter Checkout Tallowtalk soaps on Etsy! Support the Writer Emergency Pack XL Campaign on Kickstarter Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Check out the Inneresting Newsletter Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! Craig Mazin on Twitter John August on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Holly Overton (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

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2022-10-11
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569 - Inspiration vs. Motivation

John and Craig compare the romanticism and reality of writing. They discuss why inspiration is overvalued, why ?bad motivations? aren?t necessarily bad, and the rare bliss that occurs when inspiration and motivation align.

We answer listener questions on act breaks, cover the phenomenon of show-runners as promotional vehicles, and John attempts to manifest a Van Halen movie.

And in our bonus segment for premium members, we talk creepy crawlies.

Links:

Starbucks Seam Life Hack John Scalzi?s Blogpost: Find the Time or Don?t Happy The Last of Us Day! Check out this trailer. Whisper by Open AI Tick Tock the Game Sign up for the Inneresting Newsletter for more writing resources! 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 MCL Karman (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

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2022-10-04
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568 - Writing as Acting

John and Craig analyze what lessons writers can learn from acting techniques (such as staying present) and working with actors (like staying open).

We also discuss writer retirement, how Craig?s ?central dramatic argument? applies to TV, and the skill of cutting a character to save a scene.

In our bonus segment for premium members, we discuss The Future and what we owe it.

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Writer Emergency Pack XL is funded! Support here on Kickstarter! Green Burial Council and Is California ready for ?human composting? as an alternative to casket burial, cremation? by Anabel Sosa for the LA Times John?s Blogpost on Fake Tears Scriptnotes Episode 76: How screenwriters find their voice Scriptnotes Episode 403: How to Write A Movie Patton Oswalt on King of Queens Cut A Character Save A Scene on John?s Blog Ants Outnumber Everything by Dino Grandoni for the Washington Post Why Question Words Start with Wh on Reddit Bo Shim?s LA Food Guide: Western Doma Noodles hole-in-the-wall treasure, MDK Noodles in K-town, Zzamong for Jjjangmyun, KyoChon for fried chicken?especially the honey wings, Aliya Lavaland for (lava) mooncakes, Mandarin Noodle House in Monterey Park What We Owe the Future by William Macaskill Candy Corn Infused Vodka Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Check out the Inneresting Newsletter Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! Craig Mazin on Twitter John August on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Nico Mansy (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

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2022-09-27
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567 - No Stars, Please

John and Craig discuss movie and television stars. When do you want to cast a huge star, and when is it not a good idea? From big names in small parts to new names in big parts, they try to calculate how much fame a role requires.

We follow up on the editing process and share advice on staying nimble. We also answer listener questions on recorded pitches, writing left behind, and time management with multiple contracts.

In our bonus segment for premium members, we play a round of Two Truths and a Lie to test our deception skills.

Links:

Get tickets for the Scriptnotes Live Show Livestream Order Writer Emergency Pack XL here! Learn more about the original Writer Emergency Pack here WGA No Writing Left Behind A Year Ago, Nicole Kidman Tried To Save The Movies. She Had No Idea What Would Come Next. by David Mack for Buzzfeed Murray Bartlett and his Emmy?s acceptance speech. Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Check out the Inneresting Newsletter Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! Craig Mazin on Twitter John August on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Adam Pineless (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

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2022-09-20
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566 - Not Controversial At All

John invites writer/producer/actor Ashley Nicole Black (Ted Lasso, Black Lady Sketch Show) to discuss fandoms, cultural appropriation and boycotts over abortion access.   They also answer simpler listener questions: What do TV producer titles really mean? When should you attach a showrunner? And what happens when you disagree with your manager?   In our bonus segment for premium members, they talk parties! John and Ashley discuss the new norms for hosting people post-pandemic.

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Our first post-pandemic live show on October 19 is sold out, but you can still get tickets to the livestream here! WGA West Elections Coalition Of 1,425 Showrunners & Directors Raises $2.5M To Help Women Gain Access To Abortions While Calling On Studios To Step Up on Deadline Scriptnotes Episode 533, We See and We Hear Transcript Find out more about Nisi Shawl and Cynthia Ward?s Writing the Other book and workshops Hiromi Goto?s 6 Questions on cultural appropriation Critics and Fans Have Never Disagreed More About Movies by Lucas Shaw for Bloomberg Mack?s AquaBlock Swimming Earplugs Thigh Society Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Check out the Inneresting Newsletter Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! Ashley Nicole Black on Twitter Craig Mazin on Twitter John August on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Bryan C. Sanchez (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

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2022-09-13
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565 - Sorry to Splaflut

John and Craig host a round of the Three Page Challenge, a segment where they offer feedback on listeners? scripts. This week they discuss the whiplash of cutting too quickly, captivating title pages, and V.O. narration that actually works.

We also cover the return of MoviePass, 25 years of Netflix, and AI generated language.

In our bonus segment for premium members, we discuss senior year.

Links:

Our first post-pandemic liveshow will be on October 19, 2022 and tickets will be available to premium members on September 9! Order your new Scriptnotes Shirt here! Things I Think Are Awesome: Hunger Stones and Stability, Lynn Cherny?s substack Made-Up Words Trick AI Text-To-Image Generators Discover Magazine This Word Does Not Exist @Dribnet?s Twitter Thread on Splaflut MoviePass beta MoviePass Will Work This Time* Alex Kirshner writing for Slate Netflix turns 25 HBO Max Cynthia Littleton for Variety Secret History of Mac Gaming Happy Halpinmas Mark Halpin?s Labor Day Puzzles Three Page Challenge Selections: Oculum by Larry BambrickWe?re All Very Tired by Marissa GawelWake by Jordan Johnson Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Check out the Inneresting Newsletter 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 Jordan (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

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2022-09-06
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564 - Brocal Fry

John and Craig answer questions from listeners teetering on the precipice of success. What projects do you take after a big win? How can you make the most money in your career? And how do you move forward when your dream project dies?

We follow up on vocal fry/linguistic tics, HBO Max?s recent announcements, and the trades.

In our bonus segment for premium members, the guys look at whether the start-up mentality of ?failing fast? can be applied to screenwriting.

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HBO Max to Remove 36 Titles, Including 20 Originals, From Streaming Gabriella?s short film recommendations: SquirrelBevSavasanaLearning to WalkLavenderHome OXO Coffee Grinder Fluid Morph Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Check out the Inneresting Newsletter 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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2022-08-30
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563 - VFX Deep Dive

John and Craig welcome VFX supervisor Alex Wang (The Last of Us) and VFX producer/writer Addie Manis (Foundation) to pull back the (green screen) curtain on the visual effects production process.

We ask the VFX experts to break down a sample scene, line by line to explain how they?d turn scene description into an actual scene. From their first read to the edit, they describe how the script guides the visual language for their projects.

In our bonus segment for premium members, John and Craig talk about friends, both how to make them and how to keep them.

Links:

Follow along with the sample scene here. Alex Wang on IMDb Addie Manis on IMDb and Twitter The Perils of Audience Capture by Gurwinder Bhogal Craig?s Favorite Laser Pointer Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Check out the Inneresting Newsletter Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! Craig Mazin on Twitter John August on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Aguilera (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

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2022-08-23
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562 - Finish Line Blues

John and Craig discuss the confusing phenomenon of post-scriptum depression. They explain why even a good experience can feel like loss and offer tips for how to move on.

We also cover the difficulty of balancing timelines in parallel storylines. Follow up this week includes a fuller explanation of the Monty Hall and a passionate defense of short films.

In our bonus segment for premium members, we discuss our favorite party game: Codenames.

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WGA Animation Pledge Scriptnotes Seasons 9 & 10, subscribe for all episodes and premium perks here Download Highland 2 for free if you?re a university student! Article Option Services The Optionist and Story Scout Check out the Interesting Newsletter on Shorts John?s short film God WGA Offers Trans Health Coverage The Rehearsal Nathan Fielder?s new show on HBO Max Kevin Wald?s Con Cryptics write in to [email protected] if you can figure it out! Codenames GameCodenames with Pictures, and more in the Codenames Universe! Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Check out the Inneresting Newsletter Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! Craig Mazin on Twitter John August on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Adam Pineless (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

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2022-08-16
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561 - Why Now?

John and Craig tackle the third question every development executive asks: ?why now?? What makes an idea relevant to the moment? They offer ways writers can think about this early on in their process, including reframing it as ?how now?? instead.

We then talk about reversals and look at how they work on the page, using a scene from Chernobyl. This week?s follow up includes discussions on abortion access, post-release editing, and the impact of cancelling an almost-finished movie.

In our bonus segment for premium members, the guys debate when to engage with stupid people and when it?s best to ignore them.

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Lots of exciting updates for premium members coming up, sign up for a membership here! WGA Health Plan covers travel for abortion-related expenses More Than 400 TV Showrunners Demand Netflix, Disney and More Offer Safety Protocols in Anti-Abortion States Batgirl Shelved Netflix Retroactively Editing Stranger Things The Falconer by Annie Kaempfer, watch here! Follow along with this discussion on reversals ? Chernobyl scene here, full script here. Antlers Do What No Other Bones Can by Katherine J. Wu for The Atlantic House of DaVinci 3 video game Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Check out the Inneresting Newsletter Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! Craig Mazin on Twitter John August on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Nico Mansy (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

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2022-08-09
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560 - Books and VFX

John and Craig look at visual effects from both a creative and budgetary perspective. From set extensions to blue screens, the guys discuss the hidden costs and tricks of post-production.

We also cover the options screenwriters have when optioning books. We cover formal (and less-formal) arrangements, loose adaptations and answer a listener question on making shorts.

In our bonus segment for premium members, we share our experiences with nightmares and the secret behind Craig?s anti-monster spray.

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Craig went to Comic Con 2022 to Moderate a Mythic Quest Panel Will Netflix be Alright? by Dave Karpf God John?s 1998 short film Stray Annapurna videogame Raising the Stakes videos How to Make a Blockbuster Trailer Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Check out the Inneresting Newsletter Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! Craig Mazin on Twitter John August on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Adam Pineless (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

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2022-08-02
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559 - Dating Your Writing Partner

John and Craig weigh in on writing partner romances, voice-y scripts, character chemistry and end-of-draft treats in this week?s listener questions.

We also host a round of How Would This Be A Movie, featuring stories on treasure hunts, jailed activists, and a sports scam. We look at how these news articles would translate to film/television and most importantly, whether they should be adapted at all.

In our bonus segment the guys share hacks for remembering new people and make a pitch for name tags on set.

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Eric Webb?s Twitter and Memorial Fundraiser Mystery of the Buried Owl by Phil Hoad for the Guardian Rodney Stotts Used to Hustle Drugs in Southeast DC. Now He?s One of the Few Black Master Falconers in America by Rodney Stotts for the Washingtonian This lawyer should be world-famous for his battle with Chevron ? but he?s in jail by Erin Brockovich for the Guardian It Really Wasn?t Cricket: The Strange Case of the Fake Indian Premier League by Sameer Yasir for the NY Times Werewords Game Tiramisu Recipe in the New York Times Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Sign Up for the Inneresting Newsletter Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! Craig Mazin on Twitter 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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2022-07-26
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558 - Magnetic Characters

John and Craig are back together! They discuss the magnetism that draws viewers into a story, pulls characters together and pushes them through the narrative.

We follow up on adulting, gun violence and remote writers rooms. We also look at the new animation writer contract and the CW sale.

For our premium members, check out our bonus episode with the creator of Wordle and the author of 50 Years of Text Games about ways to use words for fun and profit.

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Animation Guild Members Ratify New Three-Year Contract As Nexstar Deal For Control Of The CW Nears Finish, Ownership Structure Comes Into Focus John?s Adulting Twitter Thread Invisible Storm: A Soldier?s Memoir of Politics and PTSD by Jason Kander Fire Island by Joel Kim Booster on Hulu Heartstopper Series on Netflix and Graphic Novel by Alice Osman James Webb Space Telescope Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt! Check out the Inneresting Newsletter Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription or treat yourself to a premium subscription! Craig Mazin on Twitter John August on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Adam Pineless (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

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2022-07-19
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444 - Clueless

John and Craig revisit their analysis of the iconic 1995 comedy Clueless.

A contemporary adaptation of Jane Austen?s Emma set in Beverly Hills, Clueless follows protagonist Cher as she tries to do ?good? through make-over montages and match-making attempts. We discuss how the movie sets up the characters in the first ten minutes, why Cher?s voiceover works so well, and how Clueless ushered in a new era of teen movies.

In our bonus segment for premium members, John and Craig share their own experiences learning to drive and how they?re preparing to teach their teenage daughters driving.

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Clueless Clueless Script 8D sound example Creme Mains hand creme O?Keefe?s Working Hands cream Sign up for Scriptnotes Premium here. John August on Twitter Craig Mazin on Twitter John on Instagram Outro by Ryan Dunn (send us yours!) Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.

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UPDATE 4-11-20 The transcript can be found here.

2022-07-12
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