Scriptnotes, Ep 166: Critics, Characters and Business Affairs — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hey, this is John. So today’s episode has the F word in it like four times because we read this letter aloud. So if you have your kids in the car, maybe don’t listen to this episode with the kids in the car […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 165: Toxic Perfection Syndrome — 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 165 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Before we get started, I need to warn listeners […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 164: Guardians of the Galaxy’s Nicole Perlman — 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 164 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Craig, we are here in your office for the […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 163: Ghost — 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 163 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Now, Craig, on previous episodes we talked about Raiders […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 162: Luck, sequels and bus money — 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 Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Craig, did you buy your iPhone last night? Craig: You know I […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 161: A Cheap Cut of Meat Soaked in Butter — 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 161 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Craig, this is our third anniversary. Craig: Whoa! John: […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 160: A Screenwriter’s Guide to the End of the World — 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 160 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Craig, you and I are both writing scripts. We’re […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 159: The Mystery of the Disappearing Articles — 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 159 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Craig, how is the writing going? Craig: It’s going […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 158: Putting a price on it — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: Here, man, my name is Craig Mazin. Right? John: And this is Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Craig, we are trying to record this episode live. […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 157: Threshers, Mergers and the Top Two Boxes — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Guten Tag and willkommen. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 157 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. I made a game time decision there. I […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 155: Two Writers, One Script — 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 155 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today, we will talk about getting started on that […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 154: Making Things Better by Making Things Worse — 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 Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. How are you, Craig? Craig: Um, I’m doing spectacularly well. John: Good. […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 153: Selling without selling out — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: Hello. My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Scriptnotes. It’s a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. So, Craig, last night at 1:30 in the morning my […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 152: The Rocky Shoals (pages 70-90) — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: Hi! My name is Craig Mazin. Aline Brosh McKenna: And my name is Aline Brosh McKenna. John: And this is Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Aline […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 151: Secrets and Lies — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. Disclaimer: Hey, this is John. Today’s audio was recorded in two separate sessions and Craig’s microphone was terrible during part of it, so just apologies for that. We got it fixed. If you hear the follow up section, Craig sounds much better, and healthier, and […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 150: Yes, screenwriting is actually writing — 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 150 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Craig, I’m back from vacation. I’m ready, I’m rested. […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 149: The Long-Lost Austin Three Page Challenge — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello, this is John. Craig Mazin is not here, but he was there back in 2013 when we sat down with some people at the Austin Film Festival and did a live Three Page Challenge. Now, this episode has actually been sitting in […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 148: From Debussy to VOD — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: Hi. My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Craig, how are you today? Craig: Really good. Really good. Super […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 147: To Chase or To Spec — 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 147 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Craig, this is the last episode of Scriptnotes we’re […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 146: Wet Hot American Podcast — 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 Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today, we are going to be talking about abortion, religion, politics and […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 145: Q&A from the Superhero Spectacular — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Now is the time of the podcast where we will open up for some questions. Craig Mazin: Great. John: Good questions out in the audience. We have two microphones. And so we will probably ping pong back and forth between them. We will […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 144: The Summer Superhero Spectacular — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. Disclaimer John August: Today’s podcast contains explicit language. Also, there’s a Q&A at the end of the episode. We’re going to split that off as a second episode that will air a few days later. So, enjoy. Announcer: In a world overrun with franchises, in […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 143: Photoplays and archetypes — 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 Claire Schaeffer. John: And this is episode 143 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Claire, why Claire? What is the reason behind Claire […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 141: Uncomfortable Ambiguity, or Nobody Wants Me at their Orgy — 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 141 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Craig, how are you? Craig: Not bad, not bad. […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 140: Falling back in love with your script — 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 Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Craig, I’m going to try to speak a little bit more slowly […]