Scriptnotes Episode 299: The Vision as a Writer/Director and Handling Rejection

On May 9th, 2017, Craig Mazin hosted a live Scriptnotes podcast at the Arclight Theater with special guests Diana Fox, Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and Rian Johnson (Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) where they discuss breaking into Hollywood, handling rejection, and keeping the vision as a writer and a director. The podcast began [...]


Scriptnotes Episode 298 – How Characters Move and Speak in Scripts

On May 2nd 2017, John August and Chris Mazin speak on the Scriptnotes podcast with character movement and portraying character physicality. They spoke of how to go about employing such technique in screenplays in both senses - in terms of writing in general, and then in terms of having characters say something without verbal communication [...]

Scriptnotes: Inside the Writer’s Room with Damon Lindelof

On April 18th, 2017, John August spoke with Damon Lindelof, show-runner of Lost, and writer of The Leftovers speaks to the motions of the writer's room, going through the processes of gathering a writing team to creating ideas and how an outline, in terms of a television series, forms into a script and how everything works with [...]

Why Race Doesn’t Really Matter When Writing Scripts: Scriptnotes

On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017, Scriptnotes hosts John August and Craig Mazin tackle viewer questions and answer them to the best of their ability. Ranging in a variety of questions in regards to screenwriting, this podcast was generally focused on writing credits, the importance of an agent, and, what caught the eye the most, the [...]