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Scriptnotes Podcast

John August and Craig Mazin

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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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The definitive insider's guide to our current golden age of television, Ben Blacker's The Writers Panel is an ever expanding anthology of live convention panels and intimate in-studio interviews with the writers, producers, and show runners responsible for all the shows you can't stop watching. Over the course of nearly 500 episodes and counting, The Writers Panel has sat across from guests such as Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel ...
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A podcast about the first-draft secrets behind great movies and TV shows. Each episode, the screenwriter behind a beloved film shares with us their initial screenplay for that movie. We then talk through what changed, what didn’t and why on its journey to the big screen. Hosted by Al Horner and produced by Kamil Dymek.
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The Bulletproof Screenwriting Podcast shows you how to make your screenplays bulletproof. Weekly interviews with Oscar® and Emmy® award winning screenwriters, story specialists, best-selling authors, Hollywood agents and managers, and industry insiders. We cover every aspect of the screenwriting process. This is the screenwriting podcast for the rest of us. No fluff. No BS. Just straight talk that will help you on your screenwriting journey. Some of the past guests include 3X Oscar® Winning ...
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Designed to help you navigate the screenwriting industry, Final Draft, interviews working screenwriters, agents, managers, and producers to show you how successful executives and writers make a living writing and working with screenplays, and how you can use their knowledge to break into the industry. Subscribe today to catch every episode!
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The Selling Your Screenplay Podcast helps serious screenwriters sell their screenplays. We offer practical advice about how to market your script and get it into the hands of agents, managers, producers, and directors who can get your screenplay produced.
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Rather than looking at movies in terms of "two thumbs up" or "two thumbs down" Award Winning Screenwriter Jacob Krueger discusses what you can learn from them as a screenwriter. He looks at good movies, bad movies, movies we love, and movies we hate, exploring how they were built, and how you can apply those lessons to your own writing. More information and full archives at WriteYourScreenplay.com 831588
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C. Robert Cargill is a screenwriter, novelist, and former film critic. In this podcast, he's joined by film critic David Chen to discuss his advice from his two decades in the entertainment industry. Find more episodes of the show at writealongpodcast.com and email us at writealongpodcast@gmail.com
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We are Tim Clague and Danny Stack, writers from Nelson Nutmeg Pictures ltd. We talk about the UK scriptwriting scene - film, TV and new media. Get our book here - http://www.tinyurl.com/UKscripthandbook
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This is the Official Site for "Hilliard Guess' SCREENWRITERS' RANT ROOM!" Our host is Hilliard Guess, a WGAw writer, director, TV/Film producer and most recently, the former Director of Development (now producer) at Blue Monday Prods. Hilliard does one-on-one interviews with guests or rotating co-hosts stop by to drop industry bombs in this unfiltered, hilarious podcast series that delivers nuthin’ but REAL TALK… from REAL working writers! Our motto: “Keep it GAME all day!" Support this podc ...
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Writer's Bone

Daniel Ford and the Writer's Bone Crew

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Aspiring writers, best-selling scribes, and award-winning screenwriters confront existential dread and writing angst! A podcast for the conversationalist.
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John August and Craig Mazin

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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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The BTS team discusses how Paul Greengrass continued what Doug Liman started, the theme of acceptance, and why the character of Pamela Landy was such a win for the franchise. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ 👕 BEYOND THE SCREENPLAY MERCH ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠…
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Today on the show we have writer/director, Adam William Ward. His new film is called Wally Got Wasted. I brought him on the show to discuss the crazy misadventures he had shooting guerilla-style in the City of Angels, Los Angeles. L.A. is probably the toughest city in the world to shoot a guerilla-style film. His stories are not on filled with know…
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Michs is getting his Masters Degree in Theology at Harvard University, so I thought it would be a great opportunity to talk about Final Fantasy X and the Yevon religion that rules Spira. No, we are not talking about Final Fantasy X-2. Maybe one day... In the mean time, enjoy this discussion we had. It touches on a variety of topics, ranging from Do…
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John joins Mike Birbiglia on his podcast Working It Out to share direct, practical screenwriting advice that you’ll actually use, whether you’re an aspiring screenwriter or you want to pursue creative work of any kind. They explore John’s screenwriting process, from defining his expression “breaking the back of the script,” through the different fo…
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John joins Mike Birbiglia on his podcast Working It Out to share direct, practical screenwriting advice that you’ll actually use, whether you’re an aspiring screenwriter or you want to pursue creative work of any kind. They explore John’s screenwriting process, from defining his expression “breaking the back of the script,” through the different fo…
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The First Omen writer/director Arkasha Stevenson and co-writer Tim Smith discuss bringing their perspective to a beloved franchise, body horror, David Lynch, their writing process, that image, and more. THE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION. Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Writing, where…
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The BTS team discusses the style and tone The Bourne Identity brought to the action genre, how the plot and character motivations constantly propel the action forward, and what makes the central characters of the franchise so compelling. 🎬 Join our community! Head to the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.patreon.com/bey…
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Amy Lin joins Daniel Ford on Friday Morning Coffee to chat about her moving and lyrical memoir Here After. Caitlin Malcuit also discusses pending legislation in Massachusetts and Connecticut aimed at improving wheelchair repair delays and why disabled customers struggle to get their equipment fixed in a timely manner. To learn more about Amy Lin, v…
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Today episode is probably one of the most important shows I have released in some time. On the show is filmmaker Naomi McDougall Jones the writer, actress and producer behind the indie film Bite Me, a subversive romantic comedy about a real-life vampire and the IRS agent who audits them, directed by Meredith Edwards.The filmmakers of Bite Me have d…
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Filmmaker D.J. Caruso joins Daniel Ford on the show to chat about the new Peacock documentary “Bronx Zoo ‘90: Crime, Chaos and Baseball." The three-episode series is based on New York Post columnist Joel Sherman’s series of articles about the New York Yankees' disastrous 1990 season. Writer's Bone is proudly sponsored by The Bookshop: Lou's Literar…
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We're launching our spring mini-season, "Spy Spring" with a new episode releasing every Friday! We're focusing on the Bourne trilogy, but we couldn't resist stirring GoldenEye into the mix as well. May 17th: The Bourne Identity May 24th: The Bourne Supremacy May 31st: The Bourne Ultimatum June 7th: Patreon-Exclusive — GoldenEye 🎬 Join our community…
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Brian Duffield is one of the most original writer-directors in genre cinema right now – a spec script maestro whose films are homages to the popcorn thrill rides he grew up on, without being nostalgic replays of those ‘90s classics. Instead, his movie’s always offer something new. Take Spontaneous, for example – his brilliant coming-of-age director…
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Journey is such an incredible game. It's an experience that will stick with you for years. The story for Journey is a distillation of the hero's journey, and presents it in a most beautiful and compelling way. Also, I hope you all love Dante's Comedia because we'll be diving into that a fair bit. Enjoy the discussion!**We’re Now On Spotify**: https…
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In this compendium episode, John and Craig demystify the the relationship between writers and the people who represent them, looking at how to acquire, work with and (if necessary) fire your agents and managers. How do you get an agent or a manager? What are they looking for in a potential client? What frustrates them? How do you position yourself …
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In this compendium episode, John and Craig demystify the the relationship between writers and the people who represent them, looking at how to acquire, work with and (if necessary) fire your agents and managers. How do you get an agent or a manager? What are they looking for in a potential client? What frustrates them? How do you position yourself …
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Writer/director Ned Benson (The Greatest Hits; The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby) discusses writing an earnest love story, writing through the lens of a director, the delusions of belief, when to let go, and more. THE WRITERS PANEL IS A COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION. Follow and support the show by subscribing to Ben Blacker's newsletter, Re:Wr…
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“One of the main things I’ve learned from Shonda [Rhimes] is to focus on what you really want to see, yourself, in a season. Not necessarily what should happen. I remember on Scandal, in the writers room, we would craft what we thought were these perfectly structured stories. And Shonda would come in and pitch something that was really wild, kind o…
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In this preview of our patron-exclusive episode on The Talented Mr. Ripley, the BTS team shares their initial reactions to the film. Listen to the full episode over on the Beyond the Screenplay Patreon: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.patreon.com/beyondthescreenplay⁠⁠ Find us on Twitter Beyond the Screenplay: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://twitter.com/BTS…
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Today on the show we have filmmaker and author Jon Fitzgerald. Jon has twenty-five years of experience in the independent film, internet, and film festival communities, a rare leader with a unique combination of skills. As a filmmaker, he has produced a number of award-winning documentaries; and as a consultant, he has guided many independent film …
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Timed to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, WGAW Asian American Writers Committee Chair Kristina Woo speaks with Expats creator-showrunner & filmmaker Lulu Wang about her Amazon series, authentic representation, transitioning to television, and more. (1:00) Next up, WGAW member Jonterri Gadson talks with Ridiculousness wr…
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Former White House Social Secretary and advocate Deesha Dyer joins Daniel Ford on the show to chat about her book Undiplomatic: How My Attitude Created the Best Kind of Trouble. To learn more about Deesha Dyer, visit her official website. Writer's Bone is proudly sponsored by The Bookshop: Lou's Literary Line, Libro.fm, and Everyday Shakespeare.…
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This game has been a blast. Thanks for watching!**We’re Now On Spotify**: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gIzzvT3AfRHjGlfF8kFW3**Listen On Soundcloud**: https://soundcloud.com/resonantarc**Listen On iTunes**: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/state-of-the-arc-podcast/id1121795837**Listen On Pocket Cast**: http://pca.st/NJsJPatreon Page: https://…
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Why are things so rough in Hollywood right now? John and Craig look at the industry’s current contraction, its historical analogues, and offer suggestions for what might fix it. We also follow up on streaming ad breaks and New York accents, before answering listener questions on being paralyzed, whether it’s by your second draft or writing professi…
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Why are things so rough in Hollywood right now? John and Craig look at the industry’s current contraction, its historical analogues, and offer suggestions for what might fix it. We also follow up on streaming ad breaks and New York accents, before answering listener questions on being paralyzed, whether it’s by your second draft or writing professi…
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Author Tricia Romano joins Daniel Ford on the show to discuss her book The Freaks Came Out To Write: The Definitive History of the Village Voice, the Radical Paper that Changed American Culture. To learn more about Tricia Romano, visit her official website. Writer's Bone is proudly sponsored by The Bookshop: Lou's Literary Line, Libro.fm, and Every…
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In this episode Ashley Scott Meyers talks with writer Doug Simon. Our guest, Doug Simon talks about writing his latest Action/Thriller movie Breathe (2024) starring Milla Jovovich. Milla Jovovich is well known from movies such as The Fifth Element (1997) and Resident Evil (2002). Doug Simon goes into detail about how he wrote while keeping […]…
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Drew Pearce is the writer of movies like Iron Man 3, Hobbs and Shaw and 2018’s Hotel Artemis – the Scottish-born storyteller’s directorial debut. This week, he’s back in cinemas with The Fall Guy – a car-flipping, boat-exploding, bullet-dodging, unicorn-hallucinating love letter to practical filmmaking that’s pure adrenaline and charisma. The David…
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Author and storyteller Alicia D. Williams joins Daniel Ford on Friday Morning Coffee to chat about her book Mid-Air. Caitlin Malcuit also discusses the protests at Columbia University and how they connect to campus activism in the past. To learn more about Alicia D. Williams, visit her official website. Writer's Bone is proudly sponsored by The Boo…
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Today on the show we have a filmmaker that was able to crack the Amazon code and actually make money self-distributing his low-budget film on the platform. His name is Ismael Gomez.Ismael Gomez is a Cuban-American filmmaker. In 2009, he received an Artist Fellowship grant to pursue his B.A degree in Film Production. After completing his studies, he…
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What are the different ways a filmmaker can ask something of the audience? Chas and Stu are joined by recurring guest Mel in this prelude episode to upcoming episodes on Voice Over and Breaking the Fourth Wall. In this episode, we attempt to taxonomise the different ways filmmakers can ask something directly of their audience. To this end, we ident…
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What can change the nature of a man? Final episode will be up next week! This game has been a blast, and we're excited to jump into a few new ones soon. Xenosaga 2 and Journey are next up on the docket. **We’re Now On Spotify**: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gIzzvT3AfRHjGlfF8kFW3**Listen On Soundcloud**: https://soundcloud.com/resonantarc**Listen …
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John and Craig investigate what characters know and how we know they know what they know. It’s something that can be as confusing as that last sentence was, but they offer clear guidance on building informed characters, audience expectations, and how to get everybody on the same page. We also look at how ad breaks in streaming are interrupting esta…
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John and Craig investigate what characters know and how we know they know what they know. It’s something that can be as confusing as that last sentence was, but they offer clear guidance on building informed characters, audience expectations, and how to get everybody on the same page. We also look at how ad breaks in streaming are interrupting esta…
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Aron Eli Coleite (creator/showrunner, The Spiderwick Chronicles; Atlas) discusses dialogue and action, helpful Aron-isms, our goldfish attention spans, key differences between TV and movie writing, why development takes so long now, and lots more. Come see Retrospecs on Sunday, May 19, 2-4pm PT at the Elysian Theater in LA! In Retrospecs, we dig th…
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