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Jul 30, 2013

John and Craig are joined by Aline Brosh McKenna and Rawson Thurber for the 100th episode of Scriptnotes, recorded live at the Academy Lab in Hollywood. It was a great night with an amazing audience.

We discuss the origins of the show, the rise of the Screenwriter Plus, and that Slate article about Save The Cat! which...

Jul 23, 2013

John and Craig sit down with screenwriter-turned-psychotherapist Dennis Palumbo to discuss writer's block, procrastination, partnerships and more. It's a can't-miss episode for aspiring writers and professionals alike.

The live 100th episode of Scriptnotes is this Thursday, July 25th, at the Academy Lab in Hollywood....

Jul 16, 2013

John and Craig discuss the Apple ebook price-fixing lawsuit and its lessons for Hollywood, before segueing to the new credits system for producers. Then: Have movies gotten too long, and would making them shorter really save money?

T-shirts. If you ordered one, you should probably have it by now. So if it's not in your...

Jul 9, 2013

Have first acts gotten shorter, or does it just feel that way? John and Craig discuss the pressure on screenwriters to "get to it" faster, and why that's often the wrong goal.

From there, we talk about the WGA's annual numbers, which paint an improving picture for TV writers -- but more bad news for the feature folk....

Jul 2, 2013

Live from WGF Craft Day, Craig and John tackle three new Three Page Challenge entries...with the writers on hand!

John and Craig have done quite a few Three Page Challenges over the last 90-or-so episodes, but never with the writers themselves present. In this episode, everything changes.

Recorded live at the Writers...