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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 19, 2012

This week's episode finds Craig and John answering questions about agent etiquette, business cards and those troubling rewrites that unravel everything.

From there, John goes on a small tirade about weak verbs and Dungeons and Dragons-style scene description. Good writing: It's not just for novelists.

There's some language geekery as well, with a look at the hidden micro-classes of verbs that prevent a reasonable speaker from saying things like, "Whisper Tom the joke."

All this and more in the 42nd installment of Scriptnotes.

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UPDATE 6-21-12: The transcript of this episode can be found here.

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