Scriptnotes, Ep 304: Location Is Where It’s At — Transcript

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 304 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the show, we’ll be looking at how screenwriters describe locations and how those choices impact production and […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 303: 75% of Nothing — Transcript

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. Ira Glass: WBEZ Chicago. It’s This American Life, I’m Ira Glass. Craig: My name is Craig Mazin. Male Voice: [Unintelligible]. Male Voice: I’m [Robert Grolich]. Craig: My name is Craig Mazin. Phoebe Judge: I’m Phoebe Judge. This is […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 302: Let’s Make Some Oscar Bait — Transcript

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: Hi, my name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 302 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the show, it’s another round of How Would This Be a Movie, where we try to […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 301: The Addams Family — Transcript

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 301 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the show, we’re looking at The Addams Family, not just the 1991 film and its sequel, but […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 300: From Writer to Writer-Director — Transcript

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 300 of Scriptnotes. Craig: Whoa. John: A podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. 300 Craig. That’s just amazing. Craig: I mean, we sort of blew it because we had […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 299: It’s Always Sunny in Star Wars — Transcript

John August: Hey, this is John. So, in today’s episode of Scriptnotes there are enough bad words that you probably don’t want to listen to it in the car with your kids, or at work if you work at some place that doesn’t like to have occasional swearing. Craig Mazin: Hello and welcome. My name […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 298: How Characters Move — Transcript

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 298 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, we’ll be looking at how characters move and how screenwriters can use character movement to […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 297: Free Agent Franchises — Transcript

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 297 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, we’ll be looking at the future of James Bond, script-reading robots, and the realities of […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 296: Television with Damon Lindelof — Transcript

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 has the week off, but luckily we have someone remarkably qualified to take his spot. Damon Lindelof is the co-creator and showrunner of Lost, a screenwriter and producer of […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 295: The Return of Malcolm — Transcript

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 295 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the program Malcolm Spellman returns to help us answer a bunch of listener questions, including the most […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 294: Getting the Details Wrong — Transcript

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 294 of Scriptnotes. A podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. And, Craig, there’s exciting news. So, we had talked about a live show with Rian Johnson. It got postponed […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 293: Underground Railroad of Love — Transcript

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 293 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, it’s another round of How Would This Be a Movie, where we take a look […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 292: Question Time — Transcript

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 292 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the program, we’ll be answering listener questions about credits and casting, pilots, and professional experience. But first, […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 291: California Cannibal Cults — Transcript

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 291 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, it’s another round of the Three Page Challenge, where we take a look at listener’s […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 290: The Social Media Episode — Transcript

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: Oh, my name is Sexy Craig Mazin. John: And this is Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Craig: Interesting. Mm. John: Today on the podcast, we will be looking at how and whether screenwriters should use social […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 289: WGA Negotiations 101 — Transcript

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this Scriptnotes. It’s a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, with the WGA negotiations set to begin, we’ll be doing a deep dive looking at how the Writers […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 288: Betty, Veronica and Craig — Transcript

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this Episode 288 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, we’ll be looking at what screenwriters can learn from figures in the news and what I […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 287: Hollywood is Always Dying — Transcript

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: Hello and welcome. My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 287 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, we’ll be discussing the end of the film industry, unique character voices, […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 286: Script Doctors, Dialogue and Hacks — Transcript

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: And my name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 286 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, well, way back in Episode 37 we discussed dialogue. Today we’re doing a follow […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 285: Sinbad and the Sea-Monkeys — Transcript

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 285 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, oh, it’s another episode of How Would This Be a Movie where we take a […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 284: AMA With Derek Haas — Transcript

Craig Mazin: Hello and welcome. My name is Craig Mazin and this is Episode 284 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today you might sense a little bit of a change. For one, the microphone sounds weird because I’m, well, doing kind of a weird microphone thing here […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 283: Director Disorientation — Transcript

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 283 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. We are starting off the New Year with a new round of the Three Page Challenge, where we take […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 282: The One from Paris — Transcript

John August: Bonjour et bienvenue. Je m’appelle John August. Aline Brosh McKenna: Je m’appelle Aline Brosh McKenna. John: Et vous écoutez l’Episode 282 de Scriptnotes, un podcast sur l’écriture de scénarios et des choses intéressantes pour les scénaristes. Aline: Ah, très bien. Très bien, Paris. John: So we are here in Paris. That’s why I’m […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 281: Holiday Homeopathy Spectacular — Transcript

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 281 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Except not today, because today on the podcast we’re not going to be talking about screenwriting at all. Rather, […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 280: Black List Boys Don’t Cry — Transcript

John August: Hey, this is John. So, today’s episode has some swearing in it, so if you’re in the car with your kids, maybe save it for later. Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 280 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting […]