Critically acclaimed screenwriter and director John August stopped by the show to chat with me about his writing process, the film business, and his hit podcast Scriptnotes.
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Since his breakthrough film debut Go (1999), John has penned an impressive list of big budget Hollywood films from Charlie’s Angels (2000), to a handful of Tim Burton films including Big Fish (2003), and Frankenweenie (2013).
The prolific author has also worked in TV, on Broadway, creates his own writing apps, and is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
He currently produces the Scripnotes Podcast with co-host Craig Mazin where they discuss the ins-and-outs of the screenwriting business.
Join us for this two-part interview. If you missed Part One you can find it here: How Hollywood Screenwriter and Director John August Writes: Part One
In Part Two of the file John August and I discuss:
- Creativity and How Writers Perceive the Future
- One Great Tool Writers Can Use to Get Unstuck
- Why a Screenwriter’s ‘Road to Hell’ is Paved with Adverbs
- How to Read Oscar Nominated Screenplays on Your Phone
- Why You Need to Write the Stories You Like to Read
Listen to The Writer Files below ...