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Scriptnotes Podcast

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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Jun 26, 2012

This week, John is a bit under the weather, so Craig takes over moderator duties as they tackle four listener questions:

➤ When you spec a script based on a producer's idea, who owns it?

➤ And on that topic, do producers ever really buy an idea?

➤ How much divine intervention or other coincidence can a movie support?

➤ How do pen names work for screenwriters?

In follow-up, Clive Barker is writing but not directing that Amazon Studios project. John regrets the error. And in verb-related news, metal can't pound, but it can pound flat, oddly enough.

All this and two cool things in this week's Scriptnotes.

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UPDATE 6-28-12: The transcript of this episode can be found here.

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