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John August and Craig Mazin
Scriptnotes Podcast
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.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 2,723 ratings
A must listen for screenwriters
As a professional writer, this is a weekly podcast I never miss. Always packed with thoughtful programming, it never fails to bring insights for how to improve my craft. Thanks John & Craig!
KTMAndrews via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/05/20
I really tried
1. The discussions on craft are too short. Expected more from these two experienced writers. 2. The structure of the show is frustrating. You have to listen to listeners’ letters before you get to the topic of the episode. 3. Too much politics. Leave it out, guys.
Levente123 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/16/20
John why do you talk so fast
Please show down I want to hear what you have to say
njdmia via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/09/20
Recent Episodes
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...
Published 08/11/20
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...
Published 08/04/20
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! Links: WME,...
Published 07/28/20
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