Aline Brosh McKenna joins John and Craig to discuss the progress made in the year following the Weinstein revelations. Have the systems for reporting and preventing sexual harassment improved, or are we still just dealing with hurricanes?
We also follow up on The Academy’s decision to nix the Popular Film category, the IATSE agreement, missing movies, and Craig’s distaste for ventriloquism. And Final Draft teaches us that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
- The Academy decided against adding the Popular Film Category this year.
- Site supporting the IATSE Basic Agreement
- A listener let us know when he saw a familiar looking typewriter, but Final Draft apologized.
- Matt followed up with insight on how murky rights keep movies in limbo.
- Even Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop, 12-year old Darcy Lynne on America’s Got Talent and Avenue Q can’t change Craig’s mind about ventriloquism.
- An iPad stand
- Awards Are Stupid, Jerry Seinfeld’s acceptance speech for his HBO Comedian Award
- The USB drives!
- Aline Brosh McKenna on Twitter
- John August on Twitter
- Craig Mazin on Twitter
- John on Instagram
- Find past episodes
- Scriptnotes Digital Seasons are also now available!
- Outro by Luke Davis (send us yours!).
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UPDATE 9-19-18: The transcript of this episode can be found here.