John and Craig discuss the PG-13 rating, its effects and what screenwriters have to keep in mind when dealing with it. Then it’s a conversation about healthy and unhealthy relationships between writers and their representatives.
Also: are your odds greater of being a professional screenwriter or a professional football player? We have a lot of numbers, but no clear answer. The question points out interesting differences when it comes to pursuing one’s dream.
- For two more days, Scriptnotes shirts are available for pre-order in the John August Store
- Black List Table Reads, with John and Craig
- Craig is running a few minutes behind
- Tom Hardy’s Legend snuck a 2-star Guardian review onto its poster, made it look like 5, from The Independent
- The biology of crime: Low heart rate may predict criminal behavior, study says, from the Los Angeles Times
- The odds of making it in the NFL
- Addition of the PG-13 rating on Wikipedia
- How ‘Indiana Jones’ Finally Forced Hollywood To Create The PG-13 Rating, from Business Insider
- The Possession: PG-13 Vs. Uncut Edition Comparison on YouTube
- This Film Is Not Yet Rated, and on Wikipedia
- I Asked Atheists How They Find Meaning In A Purposeless Universe, from BuzzFeed
- Sam Harris’s TED talk: Science can answer moral questions
- Didi Gregorius making a name for himself with Yankees on ESPN.com, and Didi on Twitter, Wikipedia and baseball-reference.com
- Outro from Coming to America, sent to us by Chris French (send us yours!)
UPDATE 9-21-15: The transcript of this episode can be found here.