Whatever you've heard, or been told.
There are no rules!
An excellent podcast on the rules of screenwriting.
Scriptnotes: Episode 152
The Rocky Shoals
John August and Craig Mazin talk about the difficult journey through pages 70-90 of your feature.
Scriptnotes: Episode 151
Secrets and Lies
John August and Craig Mazin discuss why most characters are liars, and why that's good.
Scriptnotes: Episode 150
Yes, screenwriting is actually writing.
John August and Craig Mazin discuss whether or not screenwriting is actually real writing.
Scriptnotes: Episode 149
Three page challenge from the 2013 Austin Film Festival.
John August and Craig Mazin discuss three pages from three scripts.
Scriptnotes: Episode 148
From Debussy to VOD
John August and Craig Mazin discuss what screenwriters can learn from classical music.
Scriptnotes: Episode 147
To Chase or To Spec
John August and Craig Mazin discuss whether you should work on your own work, or chase writing assignments.
Scriptnotes: Episode 146
Wet Hot American Podcast
John August and Craig Mazin are joined by writer-director David Wain.
Scriptnotes: Episode 145
Q&A from the Superhero Spectacular
John August and Craig Mazin answer questions.
Scriptnotes: Episode 144
The Summer Superhero Spectacular
John August and Craig Mazin are joined by the writers of some of the biggest superhero movies.
Scriptnotes: Episode 143
Photo-plays & archetypes
John August and Craig Mazin look at a 1912 screenwriting book amongst other things.
Scriptnotes: Episode 142
The Angeles Crest Fiasco.
John August and Craig Mazin play Fiasco with Kelly Marcel.
Scriptnotes: Episode 141
Uncomfortable Ambiguity, or Nobody Wants Me at their Orgy.
John August and Craig Mazin discuss the Game of Thrones rape scene.
Scriptnotes: Episode 140
Falling back in love with your script.
John August and Craig Mazin discuss how to rekindle that flame with a project when the fire has gone out.
Scriptnotes: Episode 139
The Crossover Episode.
John August and Craig Mazin visit Ben Blacker's Nerdist Writer's Panel.
Scriptnotes: Episode 138
The Deal with the Deal.
John August and Craig Mazin discuss the deal reached between writers and the studios.
Even if you don't write, but have an interest in movies. You'll find these podcasts extremely interesting. For more insight, and more podcasts on the industry, go to the Austin Film Festival website, and check out On Story.
A Conversation with Frank Darabont
Out of the Vault: Harold Ramis
Advancing Your Writing Career
Scriptnotes: Episode 137
Draw Your Own Werewolf
John August and Craig Mazin discuss copyright infringement, and disruption in television, and how it affects writers.
Scriptnotes: Episode 136
Ghosts Laughing at Jokes
John August and Craig Mazin discuss spec writing, and another round of the Three Page Challenge.
Scriptnotes: Episode 135
John August and Craig Mazin discuss how you create a fictional world for your story.
Scriptnotes: Episode 134
So Many Questions
John August and Craig Mazin answer listener questioners.
Scriptnotes: Episode 133
John August and Craig Mazin pay their respects to Harold Ramis with an episode dedicated to Groundhog Day.
Scriptnotes: Episode 132
The Contract between Writers and Readers
John August and Craig Mazin discuss the deal between readers and screenwriters.
Scriptnotes: Episode 131
Procrastination and Pageorexia
John August and Craig Mazin talk about anxiety.
Scriptnotes: Episode 130
John August and Craig Mazin discuss how many spaces do you put after a period. One or two? Maybe you use three to be a little different.
Scriptnotes: Episode 129
The One with the Guys from Final Draft
John August and Craig Mazin are joined by the makers of Final Draft.
Scriptnotes: Episode 128
Frozen with Jennifer Lee
John August and Craig Mazin are joined by Jennifer Lee who wrote Frozen and co-directed it.
Scriptnotes: Episode 127
Women and Pilots.
John August and Craig Mazin are joined by Carolyn Strauss, executive producer of Game of Thrones.
Scriptnotes: Episode 126
Punching the Salty Ocean.
John August and Craig Mazin take a look at Final Draft 9.
Scriptnotes: Episode 125
John August and Craig Mazin take a look at whether or not a movie can be released under the radar.
Scriptnotes: Episode 124
Q&A from the Holiday Spectacular.
John August and Craig Mazin take questions from the audience.
Scriptnotes: Episode 123
Scriptnotes Holiday Spectacular.
John August and Craig Mazin are joined by six of their favorite guests.
Scriptnotes: Episode 122
Young Billionaire's Guide to Hollywood.
John August and Craig Mazin offer up advice to super-rich aspirants about the film and television industry.
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