John welcomes writer/creators Liz Meriwether (New Girl, The Dropout) and Liz Hannah (The Girl from Plainville, The Post) to discuss the genre/form of “limited series based on actual events.”
Meriwether and Hannah explain what compelled them to each project and the process of realizing each story on screen. We also play a lightning round of How Would This Be A Movie, looking at movements like ‘Birds Aren’t Real’ and #FreeBritney.
In our bonus segment for premium members, the Lizzes share their experiences making their shows while pregnant.
- The Dropout on Hulu and The Dropout Podcast
- The Girl from Plainville Show and the Esquire article by Jesse Barron
- Liz Meriwether
- Liz Hannah on Twitter
- Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid by Jonathan Haidt for the Atlantic
- Notorious Alfred Hitchcock Film
- AI art – MidJourney and Dall-E
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- Craig Mazin on Twitter
- John August on Twitter
- John on Instagram
- Outro by Nico Mansy (send us yours!)
- Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli.
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UPDATE 6-1-2023 The transcript for this episode can be found here