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Scriptnotes Podcast podcast

Scriptnotes Podcast

By John August and Craig Mazin  

Screenwriters John August and Craig Mazin discuss screenwriting and related topics in the film and television industry, everything from getting stuff written to the vagaries of copyright and work-for-hire law.

Screenwriters John August and Craig Mazin discuss screenwriting and related topics in the film and television industry, everything from getting stuff written to the vagaries of copyright and work-for-hire law.

 

#20

490 - Secrets and Lies

John and Craig investigate the cyclical relationship between secrets and lies. They discuss character motivations for lying and how the tension of a secret can hold a story together. To illustrate the discussion, John invites Craig to solve our first-ever How Would This Be a Movie mystery, the Case of the Fatherless Child. We also talk about the dreaded “why now?” note, the questionable wisdom of “you either have it or you don’t,” and whether we are team PRE-LAP. Finally in the bonus segment for premium members, we discuss travel and our plans post-pandemic. Links: --- [Download Weekend Read to read the ‘Awards 2021’ scripts] (https://quoteunquoteapps.com/weekendread/) ---<a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Lying-Moral-Choice-Public-Private/dp/0375705287"> Lying: Moral Choices in Public and Private Life</a> by Sissela Bok ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/julieplec/status/1362499010594963457?s=21">Julie Plec on Twitter</a> --- [Kitty Letter] (https://theoatmeal.com/blog/free_game)  Game --- [Inked] (https://inkedgame.com/)  Game ---<a href= "https://cottonbureau.com/people/scriptnotes-podcast">Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt!</a> --- [Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription] (https://scriptnotes.supportingcast.fm/gifts)  or <a href= "https://scriptnotes.supportingcast.fm/">treat yourself to a premium subscription!</a> --- [John August] (https://twitter.com/johnaugust)  on Twitter --- [Craig Mazin] (https://twitter.com/clmazin)  on Twitter --- [John on Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/johnaugust/?hl=en) ---<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2013/scriptnotes-the-outros">Outro</a> by Daniel Green (<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2014/outros-needed">send us yours!</a>) ---Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli. Email us at ask@johnaugust.com You can download the episode <a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/490standard.mp3">here</a>. ... Read more

02 Mar 2021

59 MINS

59:57

02 Mar 2021


#19

489 - Kingdom of Cringe

John and Craig tackle the growing mailbag to answer listener questions on writing uncomfortable scenes, options vs. sales, and portraying internet stories on screen. We also follow up on screenwriting structure and address what’s missing in text messages on television. Finally in our bonus segment for premium members, we offer advice on living in small towns versus big cities. Links: --- [TV Characters Don’t Have Text History. This Is Not OK] (https://www.wired.com/story/texting-on-tv/)  by Zak Jason ---<a href= "https://johnaugust.com/2021/feature-residuals-and-the-mystery-of-svod"> John’s post on feature residuals</a> ---<a href= "https://www.vulture.com/2021/02/inside-hollywoods-rush-to-make-the-first-gamestop-movie.html"> Chris Lee for Vulture, on the GameStop projects in development</a> --- [Overnight Documentary] (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0390336/) ---<a href= "https://nautil.us/issue/95/escape/why-computers-will-never-write-good-novels"> Why Computers Will Never Write Good Novels</a> by Angus Fletcher ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/negaoryx/status/1354147400160403457?s=21">Negaoryx Twitter Response to Trolls</a> and for reference <a href= "https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Schr%C3%B6dinger%27s%20Douchebag">Schrödinger’s Douchebag</a> ---<a href= "https://www.menshealth.com/trending-news/a19545958/sarah-silverman-twitter-exchange/"> Sarah Silverman Twitter Troll</a> ---Special thanks to  [Bo Shim] (https://twitter.com/byshim) ! ---<a href= "https://cottonbureau.com/people/scriptnotes-podcast">Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt!</a> --- [Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription] (https://scriptnotes.supportingcast.fm/gifts)  or <a href= "https://scriptnotes.supportingcast.fm/">treat yourself to a premium subscription!</a> --- [John August] (https://twitter.com/johnaugust)  on Twitter --- [Craig Mazin] (https://twitter.com/clmazin)  on Twitter --- [John on Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/johnaugust/?hl=en) ---<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2013/scriptnotes-the-outros">Outro</a> by Nora Beyer ( [send us yours!] (http://johnaugust.com/2014/outros-needed) ) ---Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli. Email us at ask@johnaugust.com You can download the episode <a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/489standard.mp3">here</a>. ... Read more

23 Feb 2021

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:53

23 Feb 2021


#18

488 - What Actually Happened in the Agency Battle

John and Craig take a look back at the WGA-Agency campaign, revisiting the initial assumptions, what went right, what went wrong, and what lessons were learned. Then they finally decode the encrypted USB drive John handed Craig a year ago. We also follow up on social media and answer listener questions on cold feet and how screenwriters take vacations. In our bonus segment for premium members, we offer advice to our 20-year-old selves. Links: ---<a href= "https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/the-last-of-us-hbo-series-cast-bella-ramsey-ellie-1234905508/?cx_testId=49&cx_testVariant=cx_1&cx_artPos=0#cxrecs_s"> Last of Us casts Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey</a> --- [WGA PR and Social Media Event] (http://click.email.wgaw.org/rsvp/?WGAWPR101)  join John this Thursday, February 18th, 2021. ---<a href= "https://johnaugust.com/timeline-of-the-wga-agency-campaign">Timeline of the WGA Agency Campaign</a> ---<a href= "https://johnaugust.com/2019/the-future-of-the-industry">Scriptnotes 389: The Future of the Industry</a> --- [Sea Lioning] (http://wondermark.com/1k62/) --- [Kikkerland Make Your Own Music Box Kit] (https://amzn.to/3rJ7QiL) ---<a href= "https://startplaying.games/game-master/dm-thorknai">Thor Knai, DnD Dungeon Master for hire</a> ---<a href= "https://cottonbureau.com/people/scriptnotes-podcast">Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt!</a> --- [Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription] (https://scriptnotes.supportingcast.fm/gifts)  or <a href= "https://scriptnotes.supportingcast.fm/">treat yourself to a premium subscription!</a> --- [John August] (https://twitter.com/johnaugust)  on Twitter --- [Craig Mazin] (https://twitter.com/clmazin)  on Twitter --- [John on Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/johnaugust/?hl=en) ---<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2013/scriptnotes-the-outros">Outro</a> by Eric Pearson (<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2014/outros-needed">send us yours!</a>) ---Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli. Email us at ask@johnaugust.com You can download the episode <a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/488standard.mp3">here</a>. ... Read more

16 Feb 2021

1 HR 21 MINS

1:21:18

16 Feb 2021


#17

487 - Getting Staffed in 2021

John and Craig debate best practices for writers looking to staff for television rooms–including whether you should be on social media and how to approach a showrunner meeting. We also take a look at the GameStop story and discuss whether and how this should be a movie. Then Liz Alper and Jamarah Hayner join us to discuss the impact of covid shutdowns on assistants. Finally in our bonus segment for premium members, we share our awkward dating stories. Links: ---<a href= "https://deadline.com/2021/02/mattel-uno-lil-yachty-1234687330/">Lil Yachty Uno Movie</a> ---<a href= "https://drive.google.com/file/d/10movS-DYGCxXdFf0daf1XnVSAmv2bWH4/view"> PayUpHollywood Results</a> and <a href= "https://medium.com/@elizabeth.alper/the-2020-payuphollywood-survey-results-are-here-3e5c6be8744f">article</a> ---Thank you to <a href= "https://twitter.com/LizAlps?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor">Liz Alper</a> and <a href= "https://jkhconsultingservices.com/about/">Jamarah Hayner</a>! ---The Gamestop movie at <a href= "https://deadline.com/2021/02/netflix-gamestop-stock-movie-screenwriter-mark-boal-noah-centineo-scott-galloway-makeready-1234684568/">Netflix</a>,  [MGM] (https://deadline.com/2021/01/mgm-ben-mezrichs-the-antisocial-network-wall-street-1234684378/) , and <a href= "https://www.wsj.com/articles/reddits-wallstreetbets-founder-sells-life-story-to-movie-producer-ratpac-entertainment-11612440001?cx_testId=3&cx_testVariant=cx_2&cx_artPos=0#cxrecs_s">RatPac</a> --- [Rachel Miller] (https://twitter.com/RachMiller)  <a href= "https://twitter.com/RachMiller/status/1357048517143851008">Twitter Thread</a> ---Check out Rachel’s nonprofit <a href= "https://www.film2future.org/">Film2Future here!</a> ---<a href= "https://presswatchers.org/2021/01/what-the-next-generation-of-editors-need-to-tell-their-political-reporters/"> What the next generation of editors need to tell their political reporters</a> by Dan Froomkin ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/ivyknowIes/status/1357387970807005185?s=20">Whitney Houston and Brandy singing Impossible from Cinderella</a> --- [Stella Zawistowski] (https://twitter.com/stellaphone) ---<a href= "https://cottonbureau.com/people/scriptnotes-podcast">Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt!</a> --- [Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription] (https://scriptnotes.supportingcast.fm/gifts)  or <a href= "https://scriptnotes.supportingcast.fm/">treat yourself to a premium subscription,</a> also we’re now offering annual memberships! --- [John August] (https://twitter.com/johnaugust)  on Twitter --- [Craig Mazin] (https://twitter.com/clmazin)  on Twitter --- [John on Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/johnaugust/?hl=en) ---<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2013/scriptnotes-the-outros">Outro</a> by Matthew Chilelli (<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2014/outros-needed">send us yours!</a>) ---Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli. Email us at ask@johnaugust.com You can download the episode <a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/487standard.mp3">here</a>. ... Read more

09 Feb 2021

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:09

09 Feb 2021


#16

486 - Sexy Ghosts of Chula Vista

John and Craig discuss how screenwriters use irony to build tension and texture, and why the term should be freed from its pedantic literary shackles. Then it’s another round of the Three Page Challenge, where we look at the first three pages of listener-submitted scripts ranging from multidimensional ghost stories to erotic pleasure principles. We also follow up on ethical female characters and why Craig left Twitter. Finally in our bonus segment for premium members, we discuss money and the return on happiness. Links: ---<a href= "https://www.masterclass.com/articles/what-is-irony-different-types-of-irony-in-literature-plus-tips-on-how-to-use-irony-in-writing#what-are-the-main-types-of-irony"> Irony</a> and <a href= "https://www.studiobinder.com/blog/what-is-cosmic-irony-definition-and-examples/">cosmic irony</a> ---Three Page Challenge: <a href= "https://johnaugust.com/index.php?gf-download=2020%2F12%2Fechopraxia-three-pages.pdf&form-id=1&field-id=4&hash=3daf6520c3d18584e970f76e9b48965308dfbca379eb9e229603392f8b8c2ece">Echopraxia or an Interdimensional Coming of Age Ghost Story</a> by J Vernon Reha ---Three Page Challenge: <a href= "https://johnaugust.com/index.php?gf-download=2021%2F01%2FTheLittleDeath_AutumnPalen.pdf&form-id=1&field-id=4&hash=0abfaa550f0e35fa9e1fe7d11adc10079351101e68f0a6e46563289eb367bd82">The Little Death</a> by Autumn Palen ---Three Page Challenge: <a href= "https://johnaugust.com/index.php?gf-download=2020%2F11%2FChula-Vista-pg-1-3-Kristen-Delgado.pdf&form-id=1&field-id=4&hash=4d0c0d1249961917d27dcfa77679d4b7713ef86147a3a00e2860e4bfacd3d97e">Chula Vista</a> by Kristen Delgado ---Thank you to all of our Three Page Challenge submissions!  [Apply here] (https://johnaugust.com/threepage)  to be considered for our next round. --- [GeoGuessr] (https://www.geoguessr.com/) --- [Noah Kalina Newsletter] (https://mailchi.mp/6068da7c609b/noahkalina) ---<a href= "https://cottonbureau.com/people/scriptnotes-podcast">Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt!</a> --- [Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription] (https://scriptnotes.supportingcast.fm/gifts)  or <a href= "https://scriptnotes.supportingcast.fm/">treat yourself to a premium subscription!</a> --- [John August] (https://twitter.com/johnaugust)  on Twitter --- [Craig Mazin] (https://twitter.com/clmazin)  on Twitter --- [John on Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/johnaugust/?hl=en) ---<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2013/scriptnotes-the-outros">Outro</a> by Nora Beyer ( [send us yours!] (http://johnaugust.com/2014/outros-needed) ) ---Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli. Email us at ask@johnaugust.com You can download the episode <a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/486standard.mp3">here</a>. ... Read more

02 Feb 2021

1 HR 13 MINS

1:13:00

02 Feb 2021


#15

485 - Unions and Guilds

John and Craig explain Hollywood’s guilds and unions. They cover the history, the challenges, and their hopes for the future. We also look at character alignments and whether it’s helpful for writers to chart out their character’s traits. We follow up on eight sequence structure and mockable IP and Throughout the episode, Craig tries to solve the mystery of John’s sweet fingers. Finally, in our bonus segment for premium members, we talk about the screenwriting guru turned Qanon leader. Links: ---Ballard C Boyd for Stephen Colbert’s show <a href= "https://news.avclub.com/stephen-colbert-has-the-next-the-queens-gambit-all-squa-1846107922">Queen’s Gambit Rubik’s Cube</a> ---<a href= "https://deadline.com/2021/01/inauguation-hollywood-unions-celebrate-president-joe-biden-vp-kamala-harris-1234677017/"> Hollywood’s Unions Celebrate Inauguration Of President Joe Biden & VP Kamala Harris: “Most Pro-Union President” & “Partner In The White House”</a> by David Robb ---<a href= "https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/01/peter-robb-alice-stock-nlrb-fired.html"> Biden Gave Trump’s Union Busters a Taste of Their Own Medicine</a> by Mark Joseph Stern ---<a href= "https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/21/insider/banner-headlines-letters.html"> Impeached Ligature EA</a> ---<a href= "https://aaronson.org/wordlisted/">Wordlisted</a> by Adam Aaronson --- [Rhyme Zone] (https://www.rhymezone.com/) ---<a href= "https://www.disneyplus.com/series/wandavision/4SrN28ZjDLwH?pid=AssistantSearch"> Wandavision</a> check out episode 3, written by <a href= "https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6876585/">Megan McDonnell</a>! ---<a href= "https://cottonbureau.com/people/scriptnotes-podcast">Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt!</a> --- [Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription] (https://scriptnotes.supportingcast.fm/gifts)  or <a href= "https://scriptnotes.supportingcast.fm/">treat yourself to a premium subscription!</a> --- [John August] (https://twitter.com/johnaugust)  on Twitter --- [Craig Mazin] (https://twitter.com/clmazin)  on Twitter --- [John on Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/johnaugust/?hl=en) ---<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2013/scriptnotes-the-outros">Outro</a> by Malakai Bisel (<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2014/outros-needed">send us yours!</a>) ---Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli. Email us at ask@johnaugust.com You can download the episode <a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/485standard.mp3">here</a>. ... Read more

26 Jan 2021

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:05

26 Jan 2021


#14

484 - Time Lords

John and Craig look at how writers manipulate time on macro and micro levels, and the impact of these choices on narrative. We then share our strategies for compressing, twisting, and trimming time in scripts. We also discuss continuous dialogue, subtext and which kinds of stories are best suited for animation. Finally in our bonus segment for premium members, we explore which moments in time we’d choose to visit if time travel were an option. Links: ---<a href= "https://deadline.com/2021/01/dga-sides-with-writers-guild-in-its-dispute-with-wme-over-endeavor-content-1234672501/"> DGA tells WME to get rid of its conflicts</a> ---Sign up for Scriptnotes Premium at <a href= "https://scriptnotes.supportingcast.fm/">Scriptnotes.net</a>, with a new annual pass for $49! --- [Some Kind of Heaven] (https://www.somekindofheaven.com/) ---<a href= "https://traffic-simulation.de/roundabout.html">Microsimulation of Traffic Flow</a> ---<a href= "https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10199640/">Beanpole</a> film ---<a href= "https://apps.apple.com/us/app/language-translator-by-mate/id1073473333"> Mate</a> translation app integration ---<a href= "https://cottonbureau.com/people/scriptnotes-podcast">Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt!</a> --- [Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription] (https://scriptnotes.supportingcast.fm/gifts)  or <a href= "https://scriptnotes.supportingcast.fm/">treat yourself to a premium subscription!</a> --- [John August] (https://twitter.com/johnaugust)  on Twitter --- [Craig Mazin] (https://twitter.com/clmazin)  on Twitter --- [John on Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/johnaugust/?hl=en) ---<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2013/scriptnotes-the-outros">Outro</a> by Timothy Vajda (<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2014/outros-needed">send us yours!</a>) ---Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli. Email us at ask@johnaugust.com You can download the episode <a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/484standard.mp3">here</a>. ... Read more

19 Jan 2021

53 MINS

53:48

19 Jan 2021


#13

483 - Philosophy for Screenwriters

John and Craig discuss their personal philosophies and how writers can approach philosophical questions in terms of theme (central dramatic question) and character (moral codes and motivation). Then we cover virtual pitches and listener questions on eight-sequence structure and how to read a script. We also follow up on the agency campaign, failed insurrections, and bad IP. Finally in our bonus segment for premium members, we revisit our disagreement in episode 481 about whether it’s okay to lie. Links: ---<a href= "https://deadline.com/2020/12/wga-rejects-wme-deal-agency-grapple-conflicts-of-interest-1234662648/"> WGA Rejects WME Deal</a>, <a href= "https://variety.com/2020/biz/news/wme-wga-lawsuit-injunction-deny-writers-1234876988/">Judge Rejects Injunction</a> ---<a href= "https://www.dropbox.com/s/yjg9nfr506axedo/RUBIK%27S%20CUBE%20-%20HP%20%26%20EC%20Visual%20Presentation%5B3%5D.pdf?dl=0"> Rubik’s Cube</a> --- [Mr. Clean] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Clean) : a sailor? A genie? Both? ---<a href= "https://thescriptlab.com/screenwriting/structure/the-sequence/45-the-eight-sequences/"> Eight Sequence Structure</a> --- [John’s 2020 Year in Review] (https://johnaugust.com/2021/2020-annual-review) ---<a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/There_Is_No_Game:_Wrong_Dimension">There is No Game</a> ---<a href= "https://cottonbureau.com/people/scriptnotes-podcast">Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt!</a> --- [Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription] (https://scriptnotes.supportingcast.fm/gifts)  or <a href= "https://scriptnotes.supportingcast.fm/">treat yourself to a premium subscription!</a> --- [John August] (https://twitter.com/johnaugust)  on Twitter --- [Craig Mazin] (https://twitter.com/clmazin)  on Twitter --- [John on Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/johnaugust/?hl=en) ---<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2013/scriptnotes-the-outros">Outro</a> by Rajesh Naroth (<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2014/outros-needed">send us yours!</a>) ---Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli. Email us at ask@johnaugust.com You can download the episode <a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/483standard.mp3">here</a>. ... Read more

12 Jan 2021

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:08

12 Jan 2021


#12

482 - Batman and Beowulf

John and Craig explore Batman’s strange and unique position as a fantasy of American frontier justice and how filmmakers have approached this IP. Then they invite author Maria Dahvana Headley to discuss the original Dark Knight — Beowulf — and why these odd heroes continue to resonate with modern audiences. We also answer listener questions on using pen names, whether the coolest plot can save a weak character, and John’s Eagle Scout project. In our bonus segment for premium members, John tells Craig about the Batman trailer he wrote 20 years ago and they discuss what heroes they’d like to write. Links: ---Werner Herzog’s <a href= "https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10208194/">Family Romance LLC</a> ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/KenTremendous/status/1343712071037272066?s=20"> Mike Schur’s Tweet</a> ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/i_zzzzzz/status/1339728162306011137?s=21">1988 Batman Teaser Reactions</a> ---<a href= "https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/black-belt-brain/201203/why-does-batman-matter"> Why Does Batman Matter</a> by Paul Zehr ---<a href= "https://bookshop.org/books/beowulf-a-new-translation/9780374110031"> Beowulf: A New Translation</a> by Maria Dahvana Headley ---<a href= "https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/12/four-seasons-total-landscaping-the-full-est-possible-story.html"> The Fullest Possible Story on Four Seasons Total Landscaping</a> by Olivia Nuzzi --- [Snuggle Puppy] (https://snugglepuppy.com/) --- [Maria Dahvana Headley] (https://www.mariadahvanaheadley.com/)  on <a href= "https://twitter.com/MARIADAHVANA">Twitter</a> ---<a href= "https://cottonbureau.com/people/scriptnotes-podcast">Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt!</a> --- [Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription] (https://scriptnotes.supportingcast.fm/gifts)  or <a href= "https://scriptnotes.supportingcast.fm/">treat yourself to a premium subscription!</a> --- [John August] (https://twitter.com/johnaugust)  on Twitter --- [Craig Mazin] (https://twitter.com/clmazin)  on Twitter --- [John on Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/johnaugust/?hl=en) ---<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2013/scriptnotes-the-outros">Outro</a> by Matthew Chilelli (<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2014/outros-needed">send us yours!</a>) ---Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli. Email us at ask@johnaugust.com You can download the episode <a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/482.mp3">here</a>. ... Read more

05 Jan 2021

46 MINS

46:07

05 Jan 2021


#11

481 - Random Advice 2020

John and Craig welcome back writer/producer Nichelle Tramble Spellman (Truth Be Told, The Good Wife) to share wisdom on listener questions that are interesting but unrelated to screenwriting. We discuss how to know if you’re marrying the right person, open relationships, and how to deal with being the ‘starter’ girlfriend. We also cover jealousy, laughter, the ethics of lying to the Red Cross, and disappointing Secret Santas. Finally, in our bonus segment for premium members we discuss that Martin Shkreli article and how it would be a movie. Links: --- [Donate to Dorm Key] (https://lovebeyondlimits.org/) , make sure to ear mark your contribution! --- [Sarah Silverman, Jesus is Magic] (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0422528/) ---<a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Lying-Moral-Choice-Public-Private/dp/0375705287"> Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life</a> by Sissela Bok ---<a href= "https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xHFkKvbdTnTSAg1M4vrk2al1cxf1A_DobMo7eUszpfk/edit"> Episode 403, How to Write a Movie in Spanish</a> translated by Fernando Polanco --- [Death Saves] (https://death-saves.com/collections/frontpage)  merch ---<a href= "https://bookshop.org/books/notes-on-a-silencing-a-memoir/9780316491556"> Notes on a Silencing: A Memoir</a> by Lacy Crawford ---<a href= "https://www.elle.com/life-love/a35021224/martin-shkreli-christie-smythe-pharma-bro-journalist/"> The Journalist and the Pharma Bro</a> by Stephanie Clifford --- [Nichelle Tramble Spellman] (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2838492/)  and on <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/tramblegirl/?hl=en">Instagram</a> ---<a href= "https://cottonbureau.com/people/scriptnotes-podcast">Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt!</a> --- [Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription] (https://scriptnotes.supportingcast.fm/gifts) --- [John August] (https://twitter.com/johnaugust)  on Twitter --- [Craig Mazin] (https://twitter.com/clmazin)  on Twitter --- [John on Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/johnaugust/?hl=en) ---<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2013/scriptnotes-the-outros">Outro</a> by Heidi Lauren Duke (<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2014/outros-needed">send us yours!</a>) ---Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli. Email us at ask@johnaugust.com You can download the episode <a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/481standardv2.mp3">here</a>. ... Read more

29 Dec 2020

1 HR 12 MINS

1:12:24

29 Dec 2020


#10

480 - The Wedding Episode

Craig and John talk movie weddings with special guest Aline Brosh McKenna. We look at the tropes, the challenges and the unique opportunities wedding scenes provide. We also look at the agreement between the WGA and CAA, and answer listener questions about writing the weather and bombing a pitch. And in our bonus segment for premium members, we discuss our post-vaccination hopes and plans. Links: ---<a href= "https://deadline.com/2020/12/caa-wga-reach-deal-that-will-bring-writers-back-into-agency-fold-1234657859/"> CAA and WGA Agreement</a> ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/HirokoTabuchi/status/1338703517465382912">Japanese Rent A Family on Twitter</a> ---<a href= "https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/04/30/japans-rent-a-family-industry"> Japan’s Rent A Family Industry</a> by Elif Bautman for the New Yorker ---<a href= "https://www.scriptslug.com/assets/uploads/scripts/crazy-rich-asians-2018.pdf"> Crazy Rich Asians Script</a> script by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim ---<a href= "https://www.scriptslug.com/assets/uploads/scripts/palm-springs-2020.pdf"> Palm Springs</a> script written by Andy Siara (Story by Andy Siara and Max Barbakow) ---<a href= "https://www.scriptslug.com/assets/uploads/scripts/the-farewell-2019.pdf"> The Farewell</a> script by Lulu Wang --- [Made in Heaven] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P75SHR6)  on Amazon Prime ---<a href= "https://www.denofgeek.com/tv/the-simpsons-season-32-episode-10-review-a-springfield-summer-christmas-for-christmas/"> Simpsons Christmas Movie episode</a> ---<a href= "https://www.mylifetime.com/movies/the-christmas-setup">Lifetime’s Christmas Set Up</a> ---<a href= "https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0732NXYNS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1"> Carote 8 Inch Nonstick Skillet Frying Pan Egg Skillet Omelet Pan</a> ---<a href= "https://www.amazon.com/We-Saw-Scenery-Diaries-Merrill/dp/1616209038/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1XPZEDZMH4S35&dchild=1&keywords=merill+markoe&qid=1608160454&sprefix=merill+mark%2Cgarden%2C198&sr=8-1"> We Saw Scenery by Merill Markoe</a> ---<a href= "https://www.amazon.com/Want-Where-Normal-People-Are/dp/1538745356/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=rachel+bloom&qid=1608160497&sr=8-1"> I Want to be Where the Normal People Are</a> by Rachel Bloom ---<a href= "https://cottonbureau.com/people/scriptnotes-podcast">Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt!</a> --- [Gift a Scriptnotes Subscription] (https://scriptnotes.supportingcast.fm/gifts) --- [Aline Brosh McKenna] (https://twitter.com/alinebmckenna?lang=en)  on Twitter --- [John August] (https://twitter.com/johnaugust)  on Twitter --- [Craig Mazin] (https://twitter.com/clmazin)  on Twitter --- [John on Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/johnaugust/?hl=en) ---<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2013/scriptnotes-the-outros">Outro</a> by Heidi Lauren Duke (<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2014/outros-needed">send us yours!</a>) ---Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli. Email us at ask@johnaugust.com You can download the episode <a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/480standard.mp3">here</a>. ... Read more

22 Dec 2020

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:41

22 Dec 2020


#9

479 - On Losing A Parent

John and Craig talk about losing a parent on screen and in real life, with a look at the emotional journey and some practical advice for navigating the experience. We also discuss updates to the Warner Bros announcement, tips for managing idea scraps, and answer listener questions about when to discuss paid versus spec writing and slow-to-respond producers. In our bonus segment for premium subscribers, we talk power, including Craig’s controversial opinions on nuclear energy and the staggering price drops in solar. Links: ---<a href= "https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/christopher-nolan-rips-hbo-max-as-worst-streaming-service-denounces-warner-bros-plan"> Christopher Nolan Rips HBO Max as Worst Streaming Service Denounces Warner Bros Plan</a> Kim Masters for THR ---<a href= "https://www.wired.com/story/quantumscape-solid-state-battery/#intcid=_wired-homepage-right-rail_35658516-6d30-45d5-a730-6073773577d4_popular4-1"> Did QuantumScape Just Solve a 40-Year-Old Battery Problem?</a> by Daniel Oberhaus for Wired ---<a href= "https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/dec/09/saint-maud-leads-british-film-independent-film-award-nominations"> Rose Glass</a> --- [Beeple Everyday] (https://www.beeple-crap.com/everydays)  by Mike Winkelmann, a visual artist in South Carolina ---<a href= "https://ourworldindata.org/cheap-renewables-growth">The Cost of Solar has Dropped Spectacularly</a> by Max Roser ---<a href= "https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2020/10/21/21515461/renewable-energy-geothermal-egs-ags-supercritical"> Geothermal energy is poised for a big breakthrough</a> by David Roberts ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/clmazin/status/1335086888919519232">Craig vs Howard Dean</a> ---<a href= "https://cottonbureau.com/people/scriptnotes-podcast">Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt!</a> --- [John August] (https://twitter.com/johnaugust)  on Twitter --- [Craig Mazin] (https://twitter.com/clmazin)  on Twitter --- [John on Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/johnaugust/?hl=en) ---<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2013/scriptnotes-the-outros">Outro</a> by Heidi Lauren Duke (<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2014/outros-needed">send us yours!</a>) ---Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli. Email us at ask@johnaugust.com You can download the episode <a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/479standard.mp3">here</a>. ... Read more

15 Dec 2020

56 MINS

56:32

15 Dec 2020


#8

11 - How Movie Money Works, Rebroadcast

John and Craig discuss the trend of studios releasing movies straight to streaming by revisiting an old discussion on movie accounting. We cover above the line and below the line costs, how distribution fees work, and why all this is important to screenwriters. Finally, in our newly recorded bonus segment we discuss the 2020 Macs and the future of computing. Links: ---<a href= "https://johnaugust.com/2011/how-movie-money-works">Find the original post here</a> along with a helpful cheatsheet! ---Support Staff please fill out the <a href= "https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeJwPx8-eACD3b2-GMfkue6kGKdSiudlFa3wAX4oRMTaTg-fA/viewform?usp=send_form">Pay Up Hollywood Survey</a>! ---<a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Paramount_Pictures,_Inc."> The Paramount Decree</a>–this is the court case John had trouble naming during the discussion ---<a href= "https://variety.com/2020/film/news/warner-bros-hbo-max-theaters-dune-matrix-4-1234845342/"> Warner Bros. to Debut Entire 2021 Film Slate, Including ‘Dune’ and ‘Matrix 4,’ Both on HBO Max and In Theaters</a> ---<a href= "https://erik-engheim.medium.com/why-is-apples-m1-chip-so-fast-3262b158cba2"> Why is Apples M1 Chip so Fast</a> by Erik Engheim ---<a href= "https://cottonbureau.com/people/scriptnotes-podcast">Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt!</a> --- [John August] (https://twitter.com/johnaugust)  on Twitter --- [Craig Mazin] (https://twitter.com/clmazin)  on Twitter --- [John on Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/johnaugust/?hl=en) ---Intro: <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLaPjOdLZhM">Mister T cartoon intro</a> and ---Outro: <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeeOPR8bxac">Fatback Band – (Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop</a>, (<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2014/outros-needed">send us yours!</a>) ---Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli. Email us at ask@johnaugust.com You can download the episode <a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/11rebroadcaststandard.mp3">here</a>. ... Read more

08 Dec 2020

44 MINS

44:29

08 Dec 2020


#7

478 - The One Hour Drama

John welcomes writer-producers Dailyn Rodriguez (Queen of the South, Ugly Betty) and Chad Gomez Creasey (NCIS: New Orleans, Castle) to talk about writing network dramas and production during a pandemic. We answer listener questions on act breaks, politics on tv, and sustainable story engines. Finally, in our bonus segment for premium members we discuss ‘ambient television’ and our favorite comfort-shows. Links: ---<a href= "https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MKNSL7Z/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1"> Beowulf: A New Translation</a> by Maria Dahvana Headley --- [WGA Health Plans] (https://wgaplans.org/health/healthfaqs.html) ---<a href= "https://www.calidagarciarawles.com/pressure/lck83elskowjitdujiq10wiulbu8tb"> Calida Garcia Rawles</a> ---<a href= "https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/emily-in-paris-and-the-rise-of-ambient-tv"> “Emily in Paris” and the Rise of Ambient TV</a> for the New Yorker by Kyle Chayka --- [Dailyn Rodriguez] (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1335519/)  on <a href= "https://twitter.com/dailynrod">Twitter</a> --- [Chad Gomez Creasey] (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1548657/)  on <a href= "https://twitter.com/chadgcreasey">Twitter</a> ---<a href= "https://cottonbureau.com/people/scriptnotes-podcast">Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt!</a> --- [John August] (https://twitter.com/johnaugust)  on Twitter --- [Craig Mazin] (https://twitter.com/clmazin)  on Twitter --- [John on Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/johnaugust/?hl=en) ---<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2013/scriptnotes-the-outros">Outro</a> by Alex Winder (<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2014/outros-needed">send us yours!</a>) ---Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli. Email us at ask@johnaugust.com You can download the episode <a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/478standard.mp3">here</a>. ... Read more

01 Dec 2020

58 MINS

58:46

01 Dec 2020


#6

477 - Counting Clowns

John and Craig host another round of the Three Page Challenge. This week they cover how to use voice over, build suspense, and write alter egos for the screen. In follow up, we look at the day-and-date release of Wonder Woman 1984, updates in the WGA agency negotiations and of course the newly announced Uno game show. Finally, in our bonus segment for premium members we discuss autobiographies and what we’d include in our own. Thank you to all our Three Page Challenge participants! Links: --- [Wonder Woman 1984] (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0451279/)  coming this Christmas! ---Assistants and support staffers, please fill out the <a href= "https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeJwPx8-eACD3b2-GMfkue6kGKdSiudlFa3wAX4oRMTaTg-fA/viewform?gxids=7628">#PayUpHollywood</a> survey today! ---<a href= "https://deadline.com/2020/11/mattel-propagate-lets-make-a-deal-showrunner-john-quinn-tv-game-show-uno-1234616703/"> Uno Game Show</a> ---Read along with our Three Page Challenge selections:<a href= "https://johnaugust.com/index.php?gf-download=2020%2F11%2FRPG_3PageChallenge_MSeminerio_Submission.pdf&form-id=1&field-id=4&hash=5145c7f2ec1a3b3f7d71d8bf68ea19a7132bc2f94a51edf6c4f05db77a776a9d">RPG by Michael Seminario</a>, <a href= "https://johnaugust.com/index.php?gf-download=2020%2F11%2FRodeo.pdf&form-id=1&field-id=4&hash=29792602e5c68aa1b8da3e65872ef04e7fa51b92067f102757186b02bbc15666">Rodeo by Dwight Myfelt</a>, and <a href= "https://johnaugust.com/index.php?gf-download=2020%2F09%2FThe-Interview-2.pdf&form-id=1&field-id=4&hash=87ab9351522e5e95cb8e4395885406345190d42ad0f80542922e200ecd8306b5">The Interview by Leilah Ruan</a> ---<a href= "https://bookshop.org/books/i-want-to-be-where-the-normal-people-are/9781538745359"> I Want to be Where the Normal People Are</a> by Rachel Bloom ---<a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd2CBoZMO7U&feature=youtu.be">Melania’s ‘Auntie Gay’ Speech</a> ---<a href= "https://www.hbomax.com/series/urn:hbo:series:GXxis0w4EP8N_vAEAAACO"> Harley Quinn Cartoon Show</a> ---<a href= "https://cottonbureau.com/people/scriptnotes-podcast">Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt!</a> --- [John August] (https://twitter.com/johnaugust)  on Twitter --- [Craig Mazin] (https://twitter.com/clmazin)  on Twitter --- [John on Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/johnaugust/?hl=en) ---<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2013/scriptnotes-the-outros">Outro</a> by Mike Caruso (<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2014/outros-needed">send us yours!</a>) ---Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli. Email us at ask@johnaugust.com You can download the episode <a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/477standard.mp3">here</a>. ... Read more

24 Nov 2020

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:03

24 Nov 2020


#5

476 - The Other Senses

John and Craig welcome back writer-director Scott Frank (Out of Sight, Minority Report, Godless) to discuss his new series The Queen’s Gambit and writing scenes that use senses beyond just sight and sound. We also answer listener questions on Voice Over narration and researching versus writing for a period piece. Finally, in our bonus segment for premium members we discuss Thanksgiving and a few things we’re grateful for this year. Links: ---If you’re an assistant or coordinator interested in a  [PayUpHollywood survey] (https://forms.gle/BVYEcZGV3fNJGKR8A)  please email ask@johnaugust.com --- [Queen’s Gambit] (https://www.netflix.com/title/80234304) ---Queen’s Gambit Script Pages <a href= "https://johnaugust.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Queens-Gambit-opening.pdf">Opening</a> and  [Basement Chess Scene] (https://johnaugust.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/basement-and-chess-board.pdf) ---<a href= "https://johnaugust.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/A001_C019_0504QW.0000004-scaled.jpg"> Queen’s Gambit Palette Inspiration</a> --- [Scott Frank] (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0291082/) --- [Moleskine Notebooks] (https://us.moleskine.com/en) ---<a href= "https://bookshop.org/books/brilliant-the-evolution-of-artificial-light/9780547520346"> Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light</a> by Jane Brox ---<a href= "https://www.amazon.com/BTTR-Kitchen-Butter-Twist/dp/B07NVTCHXT/ref=sr_1_1?crid=4MHZEDDOO4G4&dchild=1&keywords=butter+twister&qid=1605290642&sprefix=butter+twister%2Caps%2C200&sr=8-1"> Kitchen Butter Twist</a> ---<a href= "https://cottonbureau.com/people/scriptnotes-podcast">Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt!</a> --- [John August] (https://twitter.com/johnaugust)  on Twitter --- [Craig Mazin] (https://twitter.com/clmazin)  on Twitter --- [John on Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/johnaugust/?hl=en) ---<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2013/scriptnotes-the-outros">Outro</a> by William Phillipson (<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2014/outros-needed">send us yours!</a>) ---Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli. Email us at ask@johnaugust.com You can download the episode <a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/476standard.mp3">here</a>. ... Read more

17 Nov 2020

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:24

17 Nov 2020


#4

475 - The One with Eric Roth

John welcomes legendary screenwriter Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, A Star is Born, Dune) to discuss his writing practice and how he gets in the head of his characters. We answer audience questions on how to trust your voice and approach adaptations. Finally, in our bonus segment for premium members John and Craig discuss election night and the days after. Like we did after the 2016 election, we’re including the bonus segment on the main feed this week. (Note: This was recorded on Friday before the final states were called.) Links: --- [Eric Roth] (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0744839/) ---Thanks to the <a href= "https://www.wgfoundation.org/">Writer’s Guild Foundation</a> for organizing this event! --- [MIT Technology Review] (https://www.technologyreview.com/)  and <a href= "https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/10/21/1009443/short-term-vs-long-term-thinking/">How to Escape the Present by Richard Fisher</a> ---<a href= "https://kendallkaut.substack.com/p/why-joe-biden-is-going-to-win">Why Joe Biden is Going to Win by Kendall Kaut</a> ---<a href= "https://cottonbureau.com/people/scriptnotes-podcast">Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt!</a> --- [John August] (https://twitter.com/johnaugust)  on Twitter --- [Craig Mazin] (https://twitter.com/clmazin)  on Twitter --- [John on Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/johnaugust/?hl=en) ---<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2013/scriptnotes-the-outros">Outro</a> by Rajesh Naroth (<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2014/outros-needed">send us yours!</a>) ---Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli. Email us at ask@johnaugust.com You can download the episode <a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/475premium.mp3">here</a>. ... Read more

10 Nov 2020

1 HR 21 MINS

1:21:41

10 Nov 2020


#3

474 - The Calm One

John and Craig explore quiet scenes of reflection and why these calm moments between big set pieces are so meaningful to characters and viewers. We also help a writer figure out how to pitch to his agent and answer listener questions. Finally, in our bonus segment for premium members, we talk about dogs. Links: --- [YALL Write] (https://www.yallwrite.org/) John’s panel is on Friday, November 13th at 3pm ET/12pm PT --- [Drew Champion] (https://twitter.com/drewchamps) and [Archibald’s Next Big Thing] (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9165404/) ---<a href= "https://bookshop.org/books/money-the-true-story-of-a-made-up-thing/9780316417198"> Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing by Jacob Goldstein</a> ---<a href= "https://bookshop.org/books/the-origin-of-capitalism-a-longer-view/9781786630681"> The Origin of Capitalism: A Longer View by Ellen Meiksins Wood</a> ---<a href= "https://bookshop.org/books/debt-updated-and-expanded-the-first-5-000-years-revised/9781612194196"> Debt – The First 5,000 years by David Graeber</a> ---<a href= "https://cottonbureau.com/people/scriptnotes-podcast">Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt!</a> --- [John August] (https://twitter.com/johnaugust) on Twitter --- [Craig Mazin] (https://twitter.com/clmazin) on Twitter --- [John on Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/johnaugust/?hl=en) ---<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2013/scriptnotes-the-outros">Outro</a> by Peter Hoopes (<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2014/outros-needed">send us yours!</a>) ---Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli. Email us at ask@johnaugust.com You can download the episode <a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/474standard.mp3">here</a>.   ... Read more

03 Nov 2020

50 MINS

50:20

03 Nov 2020


#2

473 - I Regret My Quibi Tattoo

John and Craig reflect on Quibi, the short-lived short-form video company that announced its end. They talk about what happened and prognosticate wildly about the future of the entertainment industry. We also consider movie ideas to replace the Slinky movie and answer lots of listener questions. Finally, in our bonus segment for premium members, we discuss scary movies. Links: ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/johnaugust/status/1318593033487618048?s=20">Slinky Movie Twitter Poll</a> ---<a href= "https://variety.com/2019/film/news/magic-8-ball-movie-blumhouse-mattel-1203232001/"> Magic 8 Ball Movie</a> ---<a href= "https://www.wsj.com/articles/quibi-weighs-shutting-down-as-problems-mount-11603301946"> Quibi Shuts Down</a> ---<a href= "https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/324915.Hit_and_Run">Hit and Run by Nancy Griffin and Kim Masters</a> ---<a href= "https://www.inputmag.com/culture/exclusive-by-exploiting-a-union-loophole-quibi-is-underpaying-its-shows-crews"> Quibi Loopholes</a> --- [Century City] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Century_City) ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/DescriptApp/status/1318945145157464067?s=20">Descript</a> ---<a href= "https://dnd.wizards.com/products/fiction/heroes-feast">DnD Heroes Feast</a> ---<a href= "https://cottonbureau.com/people/scriptnotes-podcast">Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt!</a> --- [John August] (https://twitter.com/johnaugust)  on Twitter --- [Craig Mazin] (https://twitter.com/clmazin)  on Twitter --- [John on Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/johnaugust/?hl=en) ---<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2013/scriptnotes-the-outros">Outro</a> by Matthew Chilelli (<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2014/outros-needed">send us yours!</a>) ---Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli. Email us at ask@johnaugust.com You can download the episode <a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/473standard.mp3">here</a>. ... Read more

27 Oct 2020

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:16

27 Oct 2020


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472 - Emotional States

Craig and John get emotional. They look at characters’ inner emotional states–why they matter and how to approach them as writers. We also examine the state of feature residuals and answer a listener question about how long you should wait before turning in your work. Finally, in our bonus segment for premium members, we’ll talk Jeopardy! Our friend Kevin Walsh is the current champion, and we hope not to jinx him by discussing it. ---<a href= "https://variety.com/2020/film/news/slinky-movie-tamra-davis-1234794706/"> Slinky Movie</a> ---<a href= "https://johnaugust.com/?p=19133&preview=true">Scriptnotes Voting Special!</a> ---<a href= "https://screencraft.org/2019/01/10/5-screenwriting-lessons-from-oscar-winning-screenwriter-eric-roth/"> Eric Roth</a> ---<a href= "https://www.wga.org/contracts/contracts/mba/2020-mba-contract-changes-faq"> WGA Residuals</a> ---Follow along to the discussion of <a href= "https://johnaugust.com/2020/feature-residuals-in-2020">Feature Residuals in 2020</a> ---<a href= "https://deadline.com/2020/10/christina-hodson-margot-robbie-lucky-exports-pitch-program-1234597030/"> Lucky Exports</a> --- [Unmemory] (https://unmemory.info/) ---<a href= "https://deadline.com/2020/10/jeopardy-alex-trebek-one-contestant-final-round-1234597250/"> Kevin Walsh on Jeopardy!</a> ---<a href= "https://cottonbureau.com/people/scriptnotes-podcast">Get a Scriptnotes T-shirt!</a> --- [John August] (https://twitter.com/johnaugust)  on Twitter --- [Craig Mazin] (https://twitter.com/clmazin)  on Twitter --- [John on Instagram] (https://www.instagram.com/johnaugust/?hl=en) ---<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2013/scriptnotes-the-outros">Outro</a> by Rajesh Naroth (<a href= "http://johnaugust.com/2014/outros-needed">send us yours!</a>) ---Scriptnotes is produced by Megana Rao and edited by Matthew Chilelli. Email us at ask@johnaugust.com You can download the episode <a href= "http://traffic.libsyn.com/scriptnotes/472standard.mp3">here</a>. ... Read more

20 Oct 2020

59 MINS

59:45

20 Oct 2020