Craig Mazin and John August take a brief look at the misguided Girls backlash and complaints about nepotism in Hollywood, before segueing to a bigger discussion of spec scripts and positioning.
Life's all about moments, of impact and
how they change our lives forever. But
what if one day you could no longer
remember any of them?
Craig Mazin and John August just have to talk about the double-barrel craziness of the Joe Eszterhas/Mel Gibson spat.
Don't be afraid of starting over.
It can be gut wrenching to get rid of entire acts or characters. Or to completely start over. But this is what makes it fun, this is what makes it a challenge. This is what makes it rewarding when you finally type FADE OUT. Remember, it's your world, you can do whatever you want to it. Have your characters say or do whatever you want. Have them go places that you can only dream about.
As writers, you must remember that once something has been written, once you've written something, it's never set in stone. It can always be changed, scenes can be removed, new scenes can be added. The story can be changed from one character's viewpoint to another's perspective.
Never be afraid of rewriting your world to make it better.
Writing is rewriting.
Get those ideas down on the page.
Get that first draft written.
Because the hard work and fun starts in the rewriting.
Never be afraid of changing things.
It's your world.
You're in charge.
Just some random ramblings for the day.
Keep on writing.
You measure yourself by the people
who measure themselves by you.
Craig Mazin and John August answer questions about specificity, television and what to do when your great idea sounds too much like a movie that’s already been made.
It's about a girl who gets turned into a
swan and she needs love to break the
spell, but her prince falls for the wrong
girl so she kills herself.
Craig Mazin and John August take a look at Toph Eggers’s apology, which segues to a discussion of apologies in general and laugh tracks.
Craig Mazin and John August offer advice on handling revisions once your screenplay moves into production.
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER
AirEast 31, do you wish to file
a report of any kind to us?
I wouldn't know what kind of
report to file, Center.
I know I'm human. And if you were all these things,
then you'd just attack me right now, so some of you
are still human. This thing doesn't want to show itself,
it wants to hide inside an imitation. It'll fight if it has
to, but it's vulnerable out in the open. If it takes us over,
then it has no more enemies, nobody left to kill it. And
then it's won.
Craig Mazin and John August tackle five listener questions on topics ranging from greedy managers to lazy agents to throwing in the towel.
Frank sent us.
Did you bring a horse for me?
Well... looks like we're...
...looks like we're shy one horse.
You brought two too many.
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