Scriptnotes, Ep 255: New and Old Hollywood — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. And this is Episode 255 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Craig is out sick today. But lucky for us we already had a guest lined up. This […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 254: The One with the Kates — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hey, this is John. So, today’s episode has a little bit of swearing, not a lot. But if you’re driving in the car with your kids, this is your warning. Thanks. Kate: Previously on Scriptnotes: John: My One Cool Thing is The Katering […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 253: Television Economics for Dummies — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hey, this John. So today’s episode has a little bit of swearing. Not a lot, but if you’re driving in the car with your kids, this is your warning. Thanks. [Episode begins] Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 252: An Alliance with House Mazin — 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 252 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, it’s another craft episode. In […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 251: They Won’t Even Read You — 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 251 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the program, it has been 12 weeks […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 250: The One with the Austin Winner — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. Previously on Scriptnotes Craig Mazin: Zero. Amanda Morad: Oh, that’s me. John August: So, what this card says is John and Craig will read your script. If you would like to– Amanda: Um, yes. John: Great. Craig: And we’ll talk about it on the show […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 249: How to Introduce Characters — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hey, this is John. So, on April 16, 2016, I had the great pleasure of sitting down with Aline Brosh McKenna and Rachel Bloom to talk about their amazing show, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. This was all part of the Writers Guild Foundation Craft Day […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 248: Pitching an Open Writing Assignment — 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 Sexy Craig. John: And this is Episode 248 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the show we’ll be talking about how […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 247: The One with Lawrence Kasdan — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hey, this is John. So, today’s episode was recorded live on April 16, 2016. This was an all-day event for the Writers Guild Foundation, and The Academy, Craft Day 2016. Craig and I got to sit down with screenwriting legend Lawrence Kasdan and […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 246: The One with the Idiot Teamster — 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 246 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today, we welcome writer-director Lorene Scafaria, whose new movie […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 245: Outlines and Treatments — 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 245 of Scriptnotes. It’s a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the program, we’re going to look […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 244: The Invitation, and Requels — 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 244 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, we are joined by Matt […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 242: No More Milk Money — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. May name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 242 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting, and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, we’ll be talking about the […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 241: Fan Fiction and Ghost Taxis — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello, and welcome. My name is John August. (Music, introducing Craig) And this is episode 241 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting, and things that are interesting to screenwriters. A special thank you to Med Dyer who cut together that weird intro of […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 240: David Mamet and the producer pass — 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 240 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, we’ll be answering a bunch […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 239: What is good 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 239 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today’s episode is 100% craft, there will be no […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 238: The job of writer-producer — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hey, this is John. And this is the standard explicit language warning for this episode of Scriptnotes. There’s some heavier language than most episodes, so you may want to save this one for later on if you’re driving in the car with your […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 237: Sexy But Doesn’t Know It — 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 Episode 237 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the program, we are going to look at […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 236: Franchises and Final Draft — 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 236 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today, on the program, somebody buys Final Draft. But […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 235: The one with Jason Bateman and the Game of Thrones guys — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hey, this is John. So today’s show is probably a PG-13. It’s not very strong language, but there’s a little bit there. So just a fair warning if you have kids in the car. [Begin live show] John: You guys think you can […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 234: The Script Graveyard — 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 234 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Very often on the program we will talk about […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 233: Ocean’s 77 — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello, and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: Now batting number 27, Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 233 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting, and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today, we are doing another one of those […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 232: Fun with Numbers — 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 232 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the program, we will look at what […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 231: Room, Spotlight and The Big Short — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. And this is Episode 231 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the program we will be looking at three movies that are getting a lot of […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 229: Random Advice 2015 — 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 229 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters, except not today because today is very special. Today […]