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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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4.9 stars from 2,492 ratings
Wonderful
I'm in a yearlong comedy-focused film school at the moment and I expect my cohortmates have a bingo game about me that has "Scriptnotes", "John August" and "Craig Mazin" as squares. I reference Scriptnotes constantly. It's unbeatable for its thoughtful, potent,...Read full review »
hayleygrg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/20
A must for screenwriters
I not only love this podcast, I actually talk about it often. Usually to other people.
Motke Dapp via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/29/19
I happily followed John August’s website for years for top notch screenwriting advice. And one day he physically streamlined his website (no shade just facts), which led to a head-on collision with the archives of this BRILLIANT podcast! And I’ve never looked back! As someone who’s paid for...Read full review »
Musaholic via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/04/19
Recent Episodes
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Published 01/21/20
John and Greta Gerwig (writer/director of Little Women and Lady Bird) discuss adaptation, ambition and authorship. With the screenplay in front of them, they look at specific scenes in Little Women and explore how its non-linear timeline changed how the movie works. We also answer listener...
Published 01/14/20
John and Craig discuss what screenwriters can learn from watching movies. They cover techniques for making the most of the movies they watch and the questions you should be asking afterward. We also share more advice from listeners about moving to LA and lots of answers FOR listeners who’ve...
Published 01/07/20
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