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.
John talks with writer-director Lorene Scafaria and costume designer Mitchell Travers about their collaboration on Hustlers, and how to think visually about story.
We discuss locations, production design, cinematography, and choreography with a major focus on pre-production.
And in our bonus...
John and Craig talk action! It’s an all-craft episode about how words on the page become high-adrenaline events on the screen.
We also follow up on WGA news and agency lay-offs.
In our bonus segment for premium members we try to discuss the Emmys but mostly talk about teenage girls’ obsession...
John and Craig discuss the special purgatory that projects can get lost in and how to navigate your way out.
We also follow up on Assistant Pay, the 2020 WGA report, and Craig’s writing process for television.
Finally, in our bonus segment for premium members we discuss wine!