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This week, John is a bit under the weather, so Craig takes over moderator duties as they tackle four listener questions:

➤ When you spec a script based on a producer’s idea, who owns it?

➤ And on that topic, do producers ever really buy an idea?

➤ How much divine intervention — or other coincidence — can a movie support?

➤ How do pen names work for screenwriters?

In follow-up, Clive Barker is writing — but not directing — that Amazon Studios project. John regrets the error. And in verb-related news, metal can’t pound, but it can pound flat, oddly enough.

All this and two cool things in this week’s Scriptnotes.


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UPDATE 6-28-12: The transcript of this episode can be found here.