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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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Jul 1, 2014

John and Craig discuss why most characters are liars, and how that’s actually a good thing. John offers seven suggestions for picking character names that will help your readers. Then we look at a three page challenge that’s been filmed to see what worked on the page versus on screen.

 

In follow-up, we discuss the Aereo decision and our mutual love of Slate’s Culture Gabfest.

 

Finally, we answer a reader question about the proper protocol for checking in after a meeting.

 

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