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 to the vagaries of copyright and work-for-hire law.


Craig and John take a deep dive looking at how the Writers Guild attempts to make a deal with the studios on behalf of film and TV writers. Then we answer listener questions about writing for producers versus writing for the audience, and last steps when finishing up a script. Links: Kellyanne Conway's interview tricks, explained On shared false memories Allison Schroeder Avoid a Screenwriting Trap: No Film School article Greece Fran Bow John August on Twitter Craig Mazin on Twitter John on Instagram Find past episodes Outro by Kristian Gotthelf (send us yours!) Email us at You can download the episode here.