Nothing is cut-and-dried this week. John and Craig talk Game of Thrones rape, allegations against director Bryan Singer and the new report showing the same low employment numbers for female writers in film and TV.
Then, what happens when a writer writes fan fiction for the novel she wrote but doesn’t own? We talk about the weird situation L.J. Smith finds herself in with The Vampire Diaries, and what it could mean for screenwriters.
We’re now taking entries for the special live Three Page Challenge on May 15th. Click the link in the notes for details. We’re delighted to have Susannah Grant as our special guest judge for the evening.
- IGN on Cold, Cold Heart Arkham Origins DLC
- South Park: The Stick of Truth on Amazon
- Get your tickets now for the Scriptnotes Summer Superhero Spectacular
- If you are attending the show, submit your Three Page Challenge here
- Weekend Read and Highland
- Game of Thrones season 4, episode 3 on HBO Go
- LA Times on the Bryan Singer lawsuit
- The 2014 (and past) WGAw Writers Report Executive Summary
- Alvin Sargent on Wikipedia
- Vampire Diaries Writer Bites Back, from The Wall Street Journal
- Interrobang on Wikipedia
- All our One Cool Things
- Preorder xkcd’s What If? book on Amazon
- Under the Skin on Wikipedia
- CarboLite nutrition facts on MyFitnessPal and Yelp on where to find it in Los Angeles
- Outro by Scriptnotes listener Adrian Tanner (send us yours!)
UPDATE 5-2-14: The transcript of this episode can be found here.