Scriptnotes, Ep 175: Twelve Days of Scriptnotes — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hey, this is John. So, today’s episode contains lots of swearing by lots of different people, so probably not an episode to listen to loud at work or in the car with your kids. Otherwise, enjoy. Hello and welcome. My name is John […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 174: Hacks, Transference and Where to Begin — 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 174 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Craig, first most important question — what are you […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 173: The Perfect Reader — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: [laughs] My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 173 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today, we are going to be talking about […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 172: Franz Kafka’s brother, and the perfect agent — 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 172 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the show we’re going to be talking […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 171: Finishing a script, and the Perfect Studio Executive — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: Sshh, me Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 171 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Craig: That are interesting to screenwriters. John: Oh, you’re my […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 170: Lotteries, lightning strikes and twist endings — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hey, this is John. Before we start the show today, I want to let you know about the live show happening on December 11th in Hollywood. It’s Scriptnotes with me and Craig and Aline and special guests Jane Espenson, Derek Haas and B.J. […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 169: Descending Into Darkness — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: Uh….my name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 169 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Craig, it’s been far too long. Craig: Been far […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 168: Austin Forever — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Susannah Grant: I’m Susannah Grant. John: And this is Episode 168 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. We are live at the Austin Film Festival and, Susannah, I […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 167: The Tentpoles of 2019 — 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 167 Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Craig, huge news on my side. I am finally buying […]

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. […]