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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 17, 2012

Craig and John skip Comic-Con so they can discuss annoying and unproductive habits of development executives, along with advice for working with screenwriters.

The back half of the podcast is devoted to the first-ever three page challenge, in which we critique listeners' samples and offer suggestions. If you have a chance to read the samples before listening to the podcast they're in the links below you'll get more out of it, but we try to summarize things so that it's useful even without the text.

Let us know what you thought of this experiment (on Twitter @johnaugust and @clmazin) so we'll know whether to do a round two. We received more than 200 entries for the challenge more than enough, so please don't send any more. If we do another pass, we'll pull from what we have.

Our thanks to everyone who wrote in, and especially to Ajay, J. Nicholas and Bryan for letting us talk about their stuff online.

Also discussed this week: standing desks, music theory, laptop speakers and inflated podcast numbers.

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UPDATE 7-19-12: The transcript of this episode can be found here.

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