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Sep 9, 2014

To celebrate the third anniversary of Scriptnotes, John and Craig invite Aline Brosh McKenna and her limitless analogies back to discuss box-office journalism, scene geography, emotional IQ and flipping the script.

 

It’s a jam-packed episode. In fact, there was so much we cut part of it out as a bonus Overtime show...


Sep 2, 2014

John and Craig spend the hour discussing the number one topic whenever screenwriters are done complaining about studio notes: the end of the world, and how to get ready for it.

 

From zombies to asteroids to plagues, we make so many movies and TV shows about the extinction of the human race. But why? What is it about...


Aug 26, 2014

John and Craig take a look at four new entries in the Three Page Challenge, ranging from galactic drama to medieval comedy. Along the way, they talk about the nature of one-hour teasers, trust, plausibility, and how to properly address religious authorities.

 

Screenwriting is often described as a compressed form...


Aug 19, 2014

From Amazon to animation, there’s drama this week about prices for books and movies and even internships. John and Craig take a look at what happens when companies wrestle over how much things cost, and the effect it has on people trying to make a living as writers.

 

We recorded this episode with a live audience...


Aug 12, 2014

Craig and John discuss the accusations of plagiarism surrounding True Detective - and what plagiarism even means in the context of filmed entertainment. Movies don’t have footnotes, so how should screenwriters give attribution?

 

Next it’s time for a look at the major Hollywood studios, and what would happen if any...