Jul 26, 2016
John and Craig implore screenwriters to think twice before using the phrase "begs the question.” We know it’s a losing battle, but if we learned anything from 300, sometimes those are still worth having.
We then dive into one of our favorite features, How Would This Be a Movie, looking at listener-suggested stories...
Jul 19, 2016
Matt Selman (EP of The Simpsons) sits down with Scriptnotes favorites Aline Brosh McKenna and Rawson Marshall Thurber to discuss what went down in the season finale.
Jul 19, 2016
In the season finale of Scriptnotes, John and Craig reveal big changes to the podcast.
After five years, a much-loved supporting character is leaving the show. We look back at his time with us, what he learned and what he’ll take with him to his new screenwriting adventures.
Meanwhile, one of the hosts is leaving Los...
Jul 12, 2016
John and Craig take a look at three new entries in the Three Page Challenge, with scripts tackling kidnapping, dystopia and parkour hackers. We look at both how the writing works on the page, and what the writers seem to be trying to say.
We also answer listener questions about the increased visibility of characters...
Jul 5, 2016
Craig and John look at unforgettable villains, screenwriter billions, and a parallel world with two Nathan Fillions. (The last part is not true.)
We also dig into more about magical dad transformation comedies and why there isn’t a female equivalent.