Scriptnotes, Ep 382: Professional Realism — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. And this is Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Craig is over in Europe and forgot his microphone. Luckily we have screenwriter, novelist, and TV showrunner Derek Haas here […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 381: Becoming a Professional Screenwriter — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hey, this is John. So, today’s episode comes from a panel I hosted for the Writers Guild back in October. We sat down and talked with a bunch of writers about their experience moving from being an aspiring writer to a professional writer […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 378: The Worst of the Worst — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 378 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast we’re going to dash hopes, […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 380: Double Ampersand — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hey this is John. And Merry Christmas to those folks who celebrate Christmas. So today’s episode is a short one. It wasn’t really even meant to be an episode originally. What happened was I got invited to do a Q&A with Peter Jackson, […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 379: Holiday Live Show 2018 — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hey, this is John. So today’s episode contains some bad language. It also contains some minor spoilers for Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse, but probably nothing that would hurt your enjoyment of the movie. Thanks, and enjoy. Hello and welcome. My name is […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 377: The Second Draft — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August and this is Episode 377 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Craig is out sick today, but luckily we have two remarkable screenwriters to take his place. And […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 375: Austin 2018 Three Page Challenge — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hey, this is John. So today’s episode is the live Three Page Challenge we recorded at the Austin Film Festival a few weeks ago. There is some swearing, so keep that in mind if you’re listening in the car with your kids. If […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 376: Commencement — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 376 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the show we’ll be looking at how […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 374: Real-World Villains — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 374 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the show it’s a new round of […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 373: Austin Live Show 2018 — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hey, this is John. So today’s episode of Scriptnotes was recorded live at the Austin Film Festival. There is some swearing, so keep that in mind if you’re listening in the car with your kids. There’s also a very special introduction by Beto […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 372: No Writing Left Behind — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hey this is John. So, Craig and I are going to be at the Austin Film Festival this weekend. We look forward to seeing many of you there. But there’s two other things that I’m going to be at that I wanted to […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 371: Writing Memorable Dialogue — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 371 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast we’ll be looking at writing […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 370: Two Things at the Same Time — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: Oh, my name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 370 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the program we’re going to take […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 369: What Is a Movie, Anyway? — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: Hi. My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 369 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the program we’ll be answering a […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 368: Advice for a New Staff Writer — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August and this Episode 368 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Craig is out of town for the week, but he emailed and he is officially jealous that he’s […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 367: One Year Later — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hey this is John. So, today’s episode has some strong language and a discussion of sexual violence and related topics, so you might want to consider that before listening. Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig […]

Scriptnotes, Extra: WGA Elections 2018 — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is a special mini episode about the upcoming WGA Board Elections. If you’re a WGA West member, you’ll probably find this fascinating and incredibly relevant. […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 366: Tying Things Up — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is [sings] Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 366 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast we’re going to be […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 365: Craig Hates Dummies — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 365 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast we’ll be doing one of […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 364: Netflix Killed the Video Store — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August and this is Episode 364 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today Craig is off in Chernobyl land in a hotel that from his descriptions sounds like Eastern […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 363: Best Popular Screenwriting Podcast — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. Megan Amram: And the award for Best Popular Screenwriting Podcast goes to…oh my god…Scriptnotes! Michael Gilvary: This is the first nomination and the first award for Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Craig Mazin: Oh wow, OK, I was […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 362: The One with Mindy Kaling — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hey, this is John. So, today’s episode has some explicit words. It has some F-bombs. So if you’re in the car with your kids, this is the warning. Hello and welcome. My name is John August and this is Episode 362 of Scriptnotes, […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 361: From Indie to Action Comedy — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August and this is Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Craig is off on assignment this week but luckily we have not one but two people on deck to fill […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 360: Relationships — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: Yes. My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 360 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast we’re going to be […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 359: Where Movies Come From — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 359 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast we’re going to be looking […]