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.

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. Show more

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226 - The Batman in the High Castle

Published Tue, 01 Dec 2015 08:00:00 -0800

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225 - Only haters hate rom-coms

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224 - Whiplash, on paper and on screen

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223 - Confusing, Unlikable and On-The-Nose

Published Tue, 10 Nov 2015 08:00:00 -0800

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222 - Live from Austin 2015

Published Tue, 03 Nov 2015 08:00:00 -0800

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