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Jan 31, 2017

John and Craig return to the topic of dialogue, looking at how characters talk in film and why dialogue matters.

We also discuss two terms often applied to screenwriters, and why people should stop using them.



Jan 30, 2017

In this bonus mini-episode, John talks with Nima Yousefi, the wizard behind Highland and Weekend Read, about his experience as an Iranian refugee, and his fears for the future in light of the travel ban.



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Jan 24, 2017

John and Craig take a look at stories in the news -- and elsewhere -- to ask How Would This Be a Movie?

This week, we've got brine shrimp, Nazis, sympathetic kidnappers, and metaphysical paradoxes. What’s more, we've got a possible Nicole Perlman situation.


Jan 17, 2017

Craig and Scriptnotes friend Derek Haas answer listener questions ranging from getting started in Hollywood to interviewing entertainment attorneys.

We also leave a message for a Scriptnotes listener to hear years in the future.


Jan 10, 2017

John and Craig look at the newly-negotiated DGA deal, and what it portends for writers -- in particular, TV showrunners and those who want to direct.

Then Kelly Marcel joins us for a new round of the Three Page Challenge, where we look at 80’s cyberpunk, dollhead ghosts, and the whimsical delusions of a bored movie...