Scriptnotes, Ep 317: First Day on the Job — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hey, this is John. A small language warning. There are some big words, some bad words, in this episode. So this might be a good time to put in headphones if you’re in a place where it is not appropriate to hear the […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 316: Distracted Boyfriend Is All of Us — 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 316 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, it’s another round of How […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 315: Big Screens, Big Money — 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…my name is…my name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 315 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the program, we’ll […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 314: Unforgiven — 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 314 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the show, we’ll be taking a deep […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 313: Well, It Worked in the 80s — 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 313 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Craig, are you at all afraid of the number […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 312: The Magic Word Is In This Episode — 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 312 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, we’ll be tackling listener questions […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 311: Scriptnotes Live Homecoming Show — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hey, this is John. So today’s episode of Scriptnotes has a few bad words. So if you’re driving in the car with your kids, this is the warning. Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 310: What’s in the WGA Deal — 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 310 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, we’ll be talking with one […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 309: Logic and Gimmickry — Transcript

The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: Oh yeah. My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 309 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, we will be […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 308: Chekhov’s Ladder — 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 308 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 307: Teaching Your Heroes to Drive — Transcript

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 307 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the podcast, Craig, what are we talking about? Craig: Today on the podcast, John, we’re going to […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 306: DRAMA! — Transcript

John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 306 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the show, we’ll be taking a look at what happens when the drama is behind the camera […]

Scriptnotes, Ep 305: Forever Young and Stupid — Transcript

John August: Hey, this is John. So, one of the scripts we’re discussing today has a few bad words, so if you’re in the car with your kids, that’s your warning. Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Scriptnotes, Episode 305, a podcast […]

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 […]