NPR’s All Things Considered tonight has a piece by Alex Cohen about how artists use Twitter, including me with my short story The Variant.
The update fixes a rare compatibility issue with the new WordPress 2.8.
Josh Friedman recounts the cancellation of his excellent show Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
New Hampshire makes it official.
My short story The Variant is now available for download, including Kindle.
I’ll be doing a live call-in interview with ScreenTalk tonight at 6PM PDT.
Nice to have you, Maine.
If you live in the Palm Springs area, you can join me this Tuesday night for a lecture/screening thing at the Rancho Mirage Public Library.
Now including Vermont.
Clip and save this handy U.S. map.
Script Frenzy is an international writing event in which participants take on the challenge of writing 100 pages of scripted material in the month of April.
Clay Shirky’s piece “Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable” is worth all the links it’s been getting:
Kindle 2: great for books, but not ready for screenplays.
MTV’s Movies blog asked me to come up with my choices for best movie bad-asses, which I took to encompass both heroes and villains. You can see my list here.
A clip from my 2003 pilot, directed by Kim Manners.
Mourning one of TV’s great directors: Kim Manners.
The combination of family travel, lingering illness and Fallout 3 has kept me away from the blog this week, but I should be back to a normal schedule beginning Sunday. There’s actual news, including my next writing project and an update (post-mortem?) on Shazam!. Plus, I really want to write something about this misguided memo […]
There’s a strong likelihood that the networks (and the internet) will announce the presidential winner before the polls close in California. But if you’re headed to vote after work — or if you’re waiting in lines for hours — I’d urge you not to head home just because the big race has been decided. In […]
Old questions, dusted off and answered.
Results are in, and here are the eight members elected to the WGA Board: John Bowman Katherine Fugate David Goodman Howard Michael Gould Mark Gunn Karen Harris Kathy Kiernan Aaron Mendelsohn Katherine Fugate, Karen Harris and Howard Michael Gould are new to the Board; the other five are incumbents. Congrats to all of them. In […]
So forgive any wonkiness for the next few minutes. I’m hunting for a single blank line. UPDATE (2:03 PM): The problem was a single blank line at the start of the XML file, introduced by extra blank lines at the end of the (hacked) Live Comments Preview plug-in. I took advantage of the downtime to […]
There’s now an official Scrippets plug-in for WordPress, available here. It’s been working well in the test sites we’ve seeded it to, but if any issues come up in its wider release, plug-in creator Nima Yousefi will be able to send out one-click upgrades. 1 So if you’re running a WordPress blog, by all means […]
Hope to be 100% in a few hours. Surprisingly, it all seems to be working okay. Even the wiki, which I was certain would break. If you notice anything broken, leave a comment, or email ask (you know the symbol) johnaugust (dot) com.
Thanks to the hard work of Nima Yousefi, Will Carlough and Andy Maloney, we have a Scrippets plugin that seems to be working pretty reliably. It’s installed at this site now, and we’ll be seeding it out to a few other screenwriting-oriented websites over the next few days to make sure it plays well with […]
I won’t throw around terms like “beta,” but if you’re interested in checking out what we have working on the scrippet front, you can visit the test blog and leave a comment to see how it works. You can leave feedback either here or there. There’s still more testing to be done to make sure […]