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From Amazon to animation, there’s drama this week about prices for books and movies and even internships. John and Craig take a look at what happens when companies wrestle over how much things cost, and the effect it has on people trying to make a living as writers.
We recorded this episode with a live audience listening in online. It went well enough that we’ll try to do it occasionally.
Craig won’t be able to make to this year’s Austin Film Festival, but never fear: Kelly Marcel will take his place at the live Scriptnotes show.
- This episode was broadcast live on Mixlr
- Come see Scriptnotes live with John and Kelly at the Austin Film Festival
- Brian Koppelman’s The Moment Podcast with guest Craig Mazin
- Sparknotes: Goodnight Moon on McSweeney’s
- Slate on How Gobbledygook Ended Up in Respected Scientific Journals
- Christopher Wright on Amazon vs Hachette, and Dave Bryant’s follow up on the true costs of publishing a book
- John’s blog post on how no one cares about manufacturing costs
- LA Times on Amazon vs Disney
- The Weinstein Company is auctioning off an internship for charity
- Court docs show role of Pixar and Dreamworks Animation in Silicon Valley wage-fixing cartel
- The Anonymous Production Assistant’s Crew Call Podcast with guest Stuart Friedel
- Robin Williams’s obituary from The New York Times
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Outro by Scriptnotes listener Brian Shane (send us yours!)
UPDATE 8-22-14: The transcript of this episode can be found here.