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Scriptnotes Podcast
Scriptnotes Podcast
John August and Craig Mazin

Screenwriters John August and Craig Mazin discuss screenwriting and related topics in the film and television industry, everything from getting stuff written... more

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650 - Overwritten

John welcomes back Mike Schur (The Good Place, Parks and Recreation) to ask, how do you fix an overwritten script?... more

16 Jul 2024 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
76 - How screenwriters find their voice (Encore)

John and Craig welcome Aline Brosh McKenna to look at what writers mean by a “voice,” and how it develops.... more

09 Jul 2024 · 1 hour,
649 - The Comedic Premise with Simon Rich

John welcomes Simon Rich (Man Seeking Woman, Miracle Workers) to look at how he crafts a comedic premise. Using his... more

02 Jul 2024 · 52 minutes
648 - Farewell Scenes

John welcomes back Aline Brosh McKenna to help figure out how to say goodbye… in your story. Using examples from... more

25 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
647 - Crafting Your Ending

In this compendium episode, John and Craig fast-forward to the third act to talk about endings. How do they work?... more

18 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
646 - Industry Software

John and Craig decode the current state of software in the film and television industry. With dozens of programs needed... more

11 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
645 - The Third Season

John welcomes Meredith Scardino (Girls5eva) and Jen Statsky (Hacks) to discuss the highs and lows of writing the third season... more

04 Jun 2024 · 54 minutes
644 - The Power of the Cold Open

John and Craig explore one of the most powerful and versatile tools in episodic television: the cold open. But how... more

28 May 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Working It Out: Screenwriting Advice You’ll Actually Use

John joins Mike Birbiglia on his podcast Working It Out to share direct, practical screenwriting advice that you’ll... more

21 May 2024 · 47 minutes
643 - Agents and Managers 101

In this compendium episode, John and Craig demystify the the relationship between writers and the people who represent them, looking... more

14 May 2024 · 57 minutes
Scriptnotes Podcast
650 - Overwritten
Scriptnotes Podcast