HOLLYWOOD BOUND AND DOWN
A Perspective On Hollywood From Someone Trying To Break In
Scriptnotes: Episode 105
Adventures in semi-colons.
John August and Craig Mazin tackle 3 scripts in the three page challenge.
Scriptnotes: Episode 104
Ender's Game, one-hours and alt-jokes.
John August and Craig Mazin discuss the impact of author Orson Scott Card’s personal toxicity on Ender’s Game.
Scriptnotes: Episode 103
Disaster Porn, and Spelling Things Out.
John August and Craig Mazin discuss Damon Lindelof’s interview about how plot stakes have escalated lockstep with budget, perhaps to the point of absurdity.
Scriptnotes: Episode 102
Hits, misses and hedge funds.
John August and Craig Mazin take a look at one investor's campaign against Sony.
Scriptnotes: Episode 101
101: Q&A from the live show.
John August and Craig Mazin answer listener questions from the 100th episode with help from guests Rawson Thurber and Aline Brosh McKenna.
Scriptnotes: Episode 100
The 100th Episode. Recorded live at the Academy Lab in Hollywood.
John August and Craig Mazin discuss the origins of the show etc.
Scriptnotes: Episode 99
Psychotherapy for screenwriters.
John August and Craig Mazin discuss writer's block, procrastination, partnerships and more with Dennis Palumbo.
Scriptnotes: Episode 98
Long movies, producer credits and price fixing.
John August and Craig Mazin discuss the Apple ebook price-fixing lawsuit and its lesson for Hollywood.
Scriptnotes: Episode 97
Is 15 the new 30?
John August and Craig Mazin discuss the pressure on writers to get to the story quicker and faster using less pages.
Scriptnotes: Episode 96
A Three Page Challenge, Live Edition.
Recorded Live at the Writers Guild Foundation Craft Day.
3 Podcasts about screenwriting.
Scriptnotes: Episode 93
Let's talk about Nikki Finke.
John August and Craig Mazin discuss Deadline Hollywood Daily.
Scriptnotes: Episode 94
10 Questions, 10 Answers.
Craig Mazin and John August answer listener questions.
Scriptnotes: Episode 95
Notes on the death of the film industry.
John August and Craig Mazin discuss the death of the film industry.
Craig Mazin and John August discuss the Bechdel Test. How useful is it?
Scriptnotes: Episode 91
John August and Craig Mazin answer a bunch of questions not about screenwriting.
Scriptnotes: Episode 90
John August and Craig Mazin discuss when to stop rewriting a project.
Scriptnotes: Episode 87
Craig Mazin leads a discussion about how to take notes.
Scriptnotes: Episode 86
John August and Craig Mazin discuss the odd dislocation writers experience when writing movies in coffeeshops and windowless offices.
Scriptnotes: Episode 85
Craig Mazin and John August discuss two recent court decisions that could have a big impact on how movies get sold and resold — and how writers get paid.
Scriptnotes: Episode 84
Craig Mazin and John August discuss another batch of three page challenges.
Scriptnotes: Episode 82
John August and Craig Mazin discuss what Rhythm and Hues's bankruptcy means for the film industry.
Scriptnotes: Episode 80
John August and Craig Mazin discuss how you go from asking the basic questions to getting the words on the page.
Scriptnotes: Episode 79
John August and Craig Mazin discuss the class-action suit over Hollywood's interns.
Scriptnotes: Episode 78
John August and Craig Mazin discuss spec scripts, pitches and how it means when your movie gets brutal reviews.
Scriptnotes: Episode 77
John August and Craig Mazin discuss how screenwriters find their voice and what it means.
Scriptnotes: Episode 76
John August and Craig Mazin discuss bad guys.
Scriptnotes: Episode 75
Craig Mazin and John August discuss whether studios might ease off on one-step deals and other development austerity measures.
Scriptnotes: Episode: 72
Craig Mazin and John August look back at three earlier episodes.
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