John and Craig welcome writer/director Justin Simien (Dear White People, Bad Hair) to talk adapting movies to television, the value of film school and the birth of independent cinema.
We follow up on the WGA/AMPTP deal and answer a listener question on writing stories about problematic historical figures.
Finally, in our bonus segment for premium members we discuss the Hamilton musical on Disney+.
- WGA AMPTP
- Dear White People
- Lemon Movie
- Electoral Vote
- I May Destroy You
- Hamilton on Disney+
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- Justin Simien on Twitter
- John August on Twitter
- Craig Mazin on Twitter
- John on Instagram
- Outro by Matthew Chilelli (send us yours!)
- Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.
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UPDATE 7-21-20 The transcript for this episode can now be found here.