John and Craig tackle the issue of assistant pay in Hollywood. Last week they called for assistants to share how much they were getting paid and the impact of those wages. They received a record number of responses highlighting the inequities in the industry. Using these emails, they take a look at the biggest issues with current pay and the challenges ahead.
We also discuss videogame writing, spec features, and thesauri.
Thank you to all of the Hollywood assistants who wrote in for this episode!
- Hollywood’s Grueling Hours & Drowsy-Driving Problem: Crew Members Speak Out Despite Threat To Careers
- WGA Will No Longer Award Video Game Writing
- John’s Post on Assistant Pay
- Untitled Goose Game
- Queer Qrosswords
- John August on Twitter
- Craig Mazin on Twitter
- John on Instagram
- Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.
- Outro by Naomi Randall (send us yours!)
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UPDATE 11-11-19 The transcript for this episode can be found here.