This week, Craig and John get all Miss Manners to talk about best practices, bad behavior and throwing writers under the bus.
Short advice: Be charitable, be cool, be nice.
Note that we recorded this episode before the Oscars — at which Jim Rash, Nat Faxon and Alexander Payne received the award for Best Adapted Screenplay. After that acceptance speech, one could imagine a follow-up conversation, but we’ll probably just be done with it.
Have been both the re-writer and the guy being rewritten, we also discuss how to best handle these awkward situations. (Pick up the phone and call the other writer, for starters.)
We finish up by answering a listener question: How soon is too soon to follow-up with a producer who is reading your draft?
All this, plus discussion of Robin Quivers, Aline Brosh McKenna and a rumored Scriptnotes drinking game.
- Google Translate adds Esperanto
- Esperanto on Wikipedia
- Incubus, the William Shatner movie we couldn’t remember
- Google working on heads-up glasses
- Origin of “thrown under the bus”
- INTRO: A Different World intro
- OUTRO: Call Your Girlfriend as covered by Erato
You can download the episode here: AAC.
UPDATE 2-29-12: The transcript of this episode can be found here.