20 Burst results for "John August"

"john august" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast

SpyHards Podcast

01:45 min | 3 months ago

"john august" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast

"It's an army of darkness of riff. In a lotta ways. Sam raimi's director. I really liked but did not really connect so it feels like a very under explored universe in cinema. So i'm kind of curious if toto cracks that because i would have to believe that there's a lot of interest in studio level in expanding on that wizard of oz. Ip i as long as zach braff gets to reprise his role as the monkey. I'm in no kidding. Sold brea bruce campbell cameo. I am on board as well but yeah so that was all chat with with john august. It was really nice to say so of How this charlie's angels story came to be we. We loved the first one. We didn't love the second one so much but we did love chatting with john for sure. Sir i'm. I'm glad we got the chances. Pick his brain about the films and see what happens with the next. Charlie's angels who coming up a couple of my son for sure. A camp in the meantime was coming out next week. We are tackling. The nineteen forty-five spy thriller house on ninety second street. A bit of an obscure film but available anywhere to rent. Google play apple Amazon prime probably check out. You know your local rental services it sounds like a really interesting movie to tackle and it would be fun if you guys watch it as well and join us on the journey they But don't forget to follow as discreetly on social media spy hans. sby h. a. d. ds on facebook twitter instagram. But until next week listeners. Good luck among the shadows..

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"john august" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast

SpyHards Podcast

03:53 min | 3 months ago

"john august" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast

"Does that make roger moore. Sean connery your bond. I think i am generally torn. I say from russia with love but also the spy who loved me as a as another is up there. A lot as well I think just from early exposure. Probably roger moore a little bit more than sean connery. But that's just from earliest both right now. I can't really compare them side by side. Bus fare people struggle continue to occupy until this day. Well cab gemini questions. Well i mean we've touched on james bond. Are there any other spy movies. That really jumped out to you as favorites a spy movies. There's always like the the realistic spy. Movies the tinker tailor soldier spies the british. Vise folks go to when want spy movie. I want some I wasn't espionage that that involves like steaks and jumping and stunts. And that's why i like the born. That's why you now. One of the real pitches for doug initial take on the board of his. It's james bond. If he was ashley physically capable of doing all these things and that if you took away through all of his all the infrastructure behind him and just had him be one bad guy by himself. So that's a good pitch. I have other ones that. I'm dying to and it's honestly honestly genre that i lean on in terms of going to pitch. I chose angeles probably the exception for me because it's not the kind of thing that's usually my wheelhouse right now. Is there anything coming up. You'd like to promote or any projects working on a couple of things. So i have my weekly podcast called script. It's it's craig mazin so we have. We just crossed up at five hundred. Our on a script companion book which should be fun. what else am i up to. I the movie in production right now at warners called toto. Which is the story wizard of oz from todos. One of you. So that's been tremendously outs to pursue starting that and Other protestant hoping to get shooting. How pretty soon. It's been a obviously a weird year for everybody but As we started start getting things back into production. It's fun to think of stuff happening in front of the cameras again. Well i suppose that wraps us up. John i wanna thank you for taking the time to come and talk about. Charlie's angels today absolutely camps absolute pleasure and way back from all turbocharged interview with john olga and while turbocharged indeed. That interview went full throttle. Let us run. I mean it was an absolute blast. john clearly is a a master his croft. I would say he knows what he's talking about. And the charlie's angels films are not particularly deep. Shall we say really. It's not how i thought they were really on the human condition. Maybe if you were As good looking as the angels may be our lives would be different than than we would resonate more with it but it's nice as to how much little went into the process of putting these films together because he clearly cares for the characters. Yeah no kidding and it was really interesting to hear him talk about his phantom regarding the original property so often when it comes to tv shows being adapted into movies or any real. Ip you kind of question sometimes did this writer or director really even care that much about this property or they just kinda get tossed onto it. How did that work..

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"john august" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast

SpyHards Podcast

02:12 min | 3 months ago

"john august" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast

"We need another giant director. Sony's gonna say no answer. We went to bernie said yes and so. Tim said yes in very quickly moved into production. So i didn't really work with tim. That much on big fish. I was there for pre production. I was there in this little seen works. But i liked jammed up. We didn't work very closely together at on. Big fish I was really happy to the movie turned out. And he liked me enough that he brought a chocolate factory and corpse bride and franken weenie and other projects after that so it was a good cop laboraties but it wasn't The typical way that writers and directors come together right and i'm curious to with franken weenie adapting a short film like that. Like how do you look at film like that. You know the short. Is you know again as a short film and find a way to blow that up to feature length like what we're sort of the you know the tricks that worked for you and maybe some of the pitfalls people could fall into adopting something that short anytime. You're adopting something you'd have to look at what may work in a small version and of the things that were made it work so well and small version. What could translate you a big feature film and so with franken witty have short film is great trick. So could baseless weren't take all the stuff over but where are the opportunities for expansion and tim said listen. I i think there's many more monsters that wanna be in this movie..

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"john august" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast

SpyHards Podcast

03:48 min | 3 months ago

"john august" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast

"Hello and welcome to another spy spy mazda interview. I'm agent scott. And i'm cam the provocateur and this week in celebration of covering the second. Charlie's angels film charlie's angels full throttle. We are kicking into overdrive to give a second episode and this time we are joined by the writer of both the first film and this film joan august can't tell me a little bit about john. August yeah john. August is a very prominent writer in hollywood. Right now In addition to the charlie's angels films he worked with. Tim burton on several films. That will talk about in the interview. including charlie and the chocolate factory and franken weenie. He's also in recent years. Been behind the aladdin remake. He wrote on that film. Starring will smith and that was a massive hit he talks about some of the projects. He's got coming up in the interview as well that sound like they have the potential to be have real blockbuster appeal as well so really interesting character In the current world of hollywood screenwriting and yet a forget. He's a he's been nominated for a bafta. He has his own podcast script notes. Podcast say yeah. It was really fascinating chats with john and we will forever to it right now. Cam rolette clip and we are joined today by the writer. All this week's film. Charlie's angels full throttle along with charlie's angels titan a big fish franken weenie. Most recently disney's aladdin remake as well none other than jong august. It's a pleasure to be here next coming on john. Appreciate your time of course so when we have people who was trying a brief idea of how they got to the job that they're doing so the first question i have few is. How did you get into writing in the first place. I'd always been a writer. So i started off in high school editing. By high school newspaper..

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A Tennis Star Catches COVID-19

No Challenges Remaining

05:27 min | 1 year ago

A Tennis Star Catches COVID-19

"Welcome the no challenges remaining. It is Sunday. June twenty first twenty, twenty I am Ben Rothenberg I was working on posting are editing an episode that I recorded a couple days ago with buddies and frequent guests, this show remobilize into all and Louisa Thomas also this episode for the beginning of it. round table talking about the open their plans etcetera etcetera. Then a couple less than an hour ago, there was a posted popped up. I think I dream and remained Toumani. Join me again hello. Hello. Irene was the first one is. If I saw a post, this poster came up on your instagram feed, and can you describe what you saw instagram? Basically posted a photo of himself with a mask, announcing that he is back in Monaco and tested positive for covid nineteen an he apologized for possibly endangering others so yeah, it was him basically disclosing that he has positive, and as we know agree, gorgeous got back from Croatia where he was playing in the Adria tour and a couple of days before that he was playing in Belgrade as well, so he's playing Novak store, and yeah, and we mentioned that obviously on the podcast we recorded two days ago. I it it should be noted that we've seen many patriots of Griego over the past couple of weeks. But that's the first pitcher. We've seen what I'm wearing a mosque. Stu Point to money no I think. Yeah, so this is sort of tenses. Thing hopefully it get to a Rudy Gobert moment in tennis where Gregoire realized I have nothing fallen close attention, paying close attention to the Adria tour, but grew on court yesterday a Saturday in Croatia playing a match inside our Croatia as part of this Adria series traveling around the Balkans he was in. Serbia and we talked about this. A bunch on the show and I think I will probably still. Post the show recorded before, but I feel like this will change the tenor of its I want to post these. Get this one up I throw show that we are connected to reality more than maybe the other episode from two days ago because I think as Louisa, early people say on the show like. In these times a lock change short period of time, this is obviously a big moment for tennis. One that I think it's fair to say that we all feared was very possible with looking at Adria series, which is exhibition event sort of started by Novak Djokovic determined director. Quote Unquote was Georgia Djokovic of ex brother. It was being held in Belgrade and a few other planned stops around the Balkans They just actually after the news of Dmitrov positive test. They just can't sold the final match of today's session in. Montenegro which was supposed to host next weekend had already said thanks, but no thanks to Adria tour canceled their leg of the event. We sort of imagined Asia tour, which was an event. Whichever one you twenty? How about you described? He described what what we saw because he posted a bunch of photos. From recent days what Adrian Tour Bend like the got people concerned something this. Business was sending. The optics are not good. Let's put it charitably that way. Yes essentially what we've seen is What is a very regular event in very abnormal times you know? Whether it's you look on twitter on on streams on on Youtube big crowds in the stadium at Novak's Club scene players. And hands and invading each other's personal space and Interacting with fans you've seen videos of. Them are on the out in a club stripping together. and. Will these images that would be normal in normal times, but these aren't normal times, and it makes you cringe a bit. And so there there there's been tons of criticism and. Of course. Rich kind of. Received a lot of criticism for an we actually spoke. To US ball. And he said kind of that. He's aware of the criticism from the West. But you know what while things may be bad in the UK or the, us, it's not. It's not the same in Serbia. And, yeah, and for that reason you know people have been kind of reacting to that and reacting badly, and that's kind of where we. Can I add? They also had a kids day. That had a lot of kids. We've seen the photo of that as well and they've had a football match, and they've had a basketball match in Croatia. They went to a concert with Donovan John August the new version others the other day, and the thing is you have players who came from countries. Who aren't Serbia and Croatia in that? You have you have players someone like Gregoire? Who flew from the states, then winces Bulgaria, possibly also to Monaco. You also have such as Vera. Vera who's traveling from different places Sasha's also saddlebrook for quite a big portion of the quarantine time you have people traveling from different places, and they got off the plane, and you see the video of them getting off the plane and immediately hugging Novak, and immediately being welcomed people into walking around the no masks I don't understand how you can get a flight and already know that that person that person didn't have time to get tested, so that already was

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#PayUpHollywood Attempting To Change Pay And Working Conditions For Entertainment Industry Assistants

The Frame

06:44 min | 2 years ago

#PayUpHollywood Attempting To Change Pay And Working Conditions For Entertainment Industry Assistants

"Assistance in the entertainment industry are overworked underpaid and and often have to run personal errands for their bosses even after they leave for the day. That's according to a new survey of more than fifteen hundred assistance. It was released this this week by the grassroots movement called pay up Hollywood. The campaign started as a twitter Hashtag back in October and has been gaining momentum since then Katie kilkenny is an associate editor at the Hollywood reporter where she covers labor and she explains how the Hashtag grew out of an episode of script notes. A podcast asked about screenwriting. A assistant wrote in saying you know I think one of the big issues. That's going to be coming forward in the next few decades in Hollywood is that we're gonna I have to talk about the low pay. That assistance are facing in how that is related to rising cost of living in Los Angeles and from near the hosts which cacus Craig Mason. Who are both really powerful writers in Hollywood? Read that note and ask for more people to talk about their stories of being an assistant in Los Angeles they just got an overwhelming matic. Email and a writer named Alber who is on the board at the Writers Guild of America started Hashtag called Hashtag Champ. Hollywood so a couple of days before Thanksgiving script notes facilitated a pay up Hollywood town hall where assistance had a chance to talk about some of the issues. And here's what one woman who didn't provide. Her name had to say about burnout. We almost have like three jobs at once. Like not only. Are we working our day. The job for forty to sixty hours a week and not making enough and then therefore doing work on the side like babysitting driving etc but we also have the work of our own careers. I and I think that is what leads that burnout. Because we're not only expected to have this day job that puts all these things in place for us to move forward and then on top of that we're expected to have like an hour to write a day or or to fund their own short films and make them on the weekends like that is just like impossible. I think impossible's inaccurate word word for what she's describing. What some of the other issues that came up around the Hashtag and around the town hall so I think a big one is the question of access? Hollywood has been talking talking a lot about its diversity issues wanting to get more folks into the pipeline of diverse backgrounds. But what we're looking at. Here's the situation where you have to to be able to afford to be an assistant in the first place to get that first leg up in the industry and so Paige Hollywood has just released a survey of one thousand thousand five hundred fifty one assistance and they found that seventy percent of the people who were surveyed were white and that fifty two percent were receiving financial -sential aid from family and friends to make ends meet as they were assistance in Hollywood. So I think we're seeing that this industry in order to diversify does have to become more accessible or economically manically accessible to folks who aren't coming in with with that aid so that to me was notable as well as the fact that a lot of assistance were also talking thing about this sort of demeaning conditions that were expected of them. Hollywood has pay your dues culture and I think a lot of folks remember at its in difficult conditions when they or assistance and so sort of expect. There is a lot to go through that as well. But in the survey it showed that one hundred and four respondents had an object thrown at them in the workplace. So I think that we're looking at conditions assistance or not only being pretty badly paid but also they are facing conditions that are pretty rough. We're talking with Katie kilkenny at the Hollywood reporter about pay up. Hollywood there are other things that really jumped out to me. One is that almost ninety three percent of those. The people surveyed said they work more than forty hours a week and fifteen percent said they were working more than sixty hours a week and hero's something that was really troubling. Almost almost a quarter said that they had reported an increase in substance abuse. So it sounds like the job is really taking a terrible terrible toll on the people who are in this line of work completely. I mean I think these numbers sort of show something that assistance have been talking to each other about for a long time and so I think for a lot of this is not a surprise but this survey really shines a light on some of these issues and the fact that things need to change and it sounds like some show runners are actually saying this is unsustainable and maybe even immoral absolutely so I talked to a few folks. We'd been vocal on twitter with their support and basically found out talking to them that they were advocating for higher wages on projects that they're currently developing and these are Adam conifer who Folks might know true. TV's Adam Ruins everything. David H Steinberg. who was a CO show runner? Netflix is no good nick. And the writer producer producer Creator Ayelet Waldman who was an executive producer on Netflix. Unbelievable Waldman in particular told me that she was trying to get her assistance twenty dollars an hour plus benefits and hover was saying that he was trying to just various aspects of the job to make it more. Tenable you said in your story Lori that you had reached out to the major studios and talent agencies for comment and let's just say they weren't flooding the phone lines calling back. have any of them. Had anything anything to say. One Agency is doing something and they didn't provide comment for the story. But you know I heard via sources that for which is the talent agency that represents spoke John August who helped movement as well as Liz Alpert who coined. The HASHTAG has conducted in anonymous pace survey of their assistance. And and I will also be receiving and looking at the results of the pay up Hollywood survey and I imagine that in weeks to come others will speak up more but for now they our remaining mum and even if the hours are horrible. The working conditions aren't great. A lot of people want these jobs right because it's so hard hard to get into the business and this is one possible path for people who want to become creative people in Hollywood definitely. They're extremely competitive jobs and often a line that is used with assistance to speak up about work. Conditions is that you know there were thousands. That will take place but it's gotten to the point where the wages are the same as they were twenty years ago in some cases That's what we're hearing from. These stories while the cost of living in Los Angeles has skyrocketed. And so these assistance missiles argument is that the situation is untenable at the slain. Katie Kilkenny is an associate editor at the Hollywood reporter. Katie thanks so much for coming on the show as much for having me

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"john august" Discussed on Table Reads

Table Reads

04:52 min | 2 years ago

"john august" Discussed on Table Reads

"Reads everyone. I'm Sean MC be over. There's a Joshua Baker am over this Jeff Lewis. I'm back. He's back. He doesn't know why he just keeps showing he thought this would never happen the bus keep stopping here. So we are reading. Our third episode of John August's preacher script from what are we doesn't five ten two.

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"john august" Discussed on Never Seen It

Never Seen It

03:27 min | 2 years ago

"john august" Discussed on Never Seen It

"It seems like the kind of thing I'd like out of everything that I was thinking about doing for this like I watched so much stuff that I was actually like not sure what I was going to do because I was like no like, especially if I wanted to TV thing like I'm like, I'm pretty familiar with with TV right four and about it a lot in. So I was like, well guess action stuff. I've never seen because like that holds really very little interest for me. And then I was for some reason doubt. Now, he's like the thing. I would like the most it's like gentle. It's culture porn. Yeah. Right. My like, my mom was really into it. And the same way that like young dudes. We're really into entourage of orchid like put themselves in that world. Like all. Yeah. That's that's aspirated. For me. My mom was just like, yes. That's exactly a fancy old English way of living. Okay. Yeah. I could see that. I look it up. There is a Christmas special actually. Five Christmas special. Christmas episode season one series one no Christmas episode series, two through six Christmas episodes on Christmas of those years from two thousand eleven thousand that's true house, four into Christmas shed, it's they really do love it. Yeah. They love it. I guess they don't have. What is what do people watch basketball is like what is on America on Christmas, the NBA like just Dory? Excited at Christmas story, we watched that for like an hour or a day leading up to it. He's having a good time. It doesn't mind we need to get this instrument. So so we're going to score the script we're going to talk about the other movies that you didn't want to do. I guess that we didn't end up doing but go ahead and grab any instruments McGrath. I guess we can have any multiple want. Take off his no, it's fine. It sounds like most of the instruments. I'm gonna take this. Non like, the vice principal from Greece. Which is another one. I haven't seen never seen Greece. Wait what I'm waiting for the John August penned prequel to finally come out. Yeah. I just thought about it. Like today. That's surprising to me. That's the girls version of the guy college dorm room movie, the Princess bride or like, the the notebook was real big. I haven't seen the Princess bride either. That's insane. For the Princess bride is probably of all of the things. I'm not sure if it's really ever come up on this. But I haven't seen it. And it's the one that people get comedian sent me I could be like, I've never seen the godfather or I've never watched the wire or anything, and that's true. But people are just like, oh, a lot of prestigious of if I've never seen the Princess bride. People be are you fucking stupid or you meeting Fad? fat? It's perfect. I think I never knew it was a comedy. I thought it was just a Princess movie. And then now, I just don't know where to want sound like the kid at the beginning of the Princess. Wow. Decided to talk about the birth lead seen it. Okay. Maybe I'll watch it. I probably will. Instead continue rewatching king of the hill. Okay. So here's here's what we and we'll get back these. Here's the ones that that. We did not this is one that I hadn't seen for a long time die hard nursing is like the action movie. John diehard. I've seen it. Yeah. So that's that's one of the downton abbey. Christmas specials is diehard. Oh, it's the best Christmas special blade runner, which we talked a little bit.

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'Grease' Prequel 'Summer Loving' In The Works

Collider Movie Talk

00:21 sec | 2 years ago

'Grease' Prequel 'Summer Loving' In The Works

"Saying this paramount is reportedly gearing up for a prequel to Greece titled summer loving the studio atop John August. Depend the script. No word yet on exactly how he plans to bring this story to screen. Oh boy. The only toss question I could come up with for this is what do you guys think is a worse idea a grease prequel or the cats movie that

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"john august" Discussed on Scriptnotes Podcast

Scriptnotes Podcast

03:32 min | 2 years ago

"john august" Discussed on Scriptnotes Podcast

"We didn't we didn't make this movie. We'll start this officially Hello. And welcome. My name is John August, my name is Craig needs. And we are here for a special discussion after watching the Princess bride. So on our show script notes every once in a while. We'll take a movie and sort of go through and do a deep dive on it. And this was a unique opportunity to show the movie into a deep dive on the Princess bride. All right. So this screening is part of a special month, long perspective of the work of William Goldman and acclaimed screenwriter is our last night about doing this. But when got the like trying to do this we jumped on this movie because this is a movie that we'll talk about our priors here, you love this movie. Yeah. It's it's very meaningful to me. And I love it. And I watched it a thousand times. Yeah. I watched it four times that's a little bit. It's not engine Ninety-six. Yeah. It's fear. So I saw this move for the first time in late high school early college. And I don't love it as much as you do. I really admire the movie I don't have as much as you do. But I would say weirdly, it's had a much bigger. There's many more peril. Els in the work. I've done to the Princess bride than the work you've done. Yeah. Probably because I just didn't think I could ever do that. Good. No. I mean, the work that you do is necessarily always gonna match up. But there are things about this that I that I have taken in my own stuff specifically this movie, and it wasn't anything that I specifically thought about when I watched it was just something that seemed evident. It was the first movie. I remember seeing that would make me laugh, and then and not take it self or movies or storytelling particularly seriously. And then the next scene ask that, I do take the character seriously. And in fact, I feel should feel quite deeply about them. I did. So this sense of a broad tone kind of going back and forth with rather moving emotional tone machine comedy that is something that I took a heart. And I think this movie does about as well as anybody. So as I look at this movie, there's so many echoes. I see in big fish. You know, there's a giant is a swamp. There's a lot of things that are similar to it. And this sort of storybook quality where you have a narrator whose talking through suppler moving back and forth in time. But also Aladdin which you haven't seen yet. But corpse bride, you know, that sense of romance has to happen like that that your fundamental. You know, you're only there if this romance can be filled. Yes. And obviously reminds me a lot of Chernobyl. Yeah. So let's talk about the history of this movie. So this movie came from a book, I written by one golden in nineteen Seventy-three. So at that point he'd already done math grade Papillon which cast in the kid is a screenwriter the Twentieth Century Fox bought the rights to the book and had golden to a script it that version never made never happened is apparently golden bought the rights back from twenty Century, Fox and his script. But then ultimately was a FOX movie. So it went back there. But it went through a lot of directors and we've both had products have gone through multiple rectors at some point. There was Truffaut Redford and norm. Jewison had all talked about directing this movie that would have been an interesting. The Redford version would have been interesting. I mean, I'm obviously very happy with the way it came out. There is a certain forced beltway thing going on throughout that rob Reiner brought to it. And I I always appreciate that. But what strikes me about the Genesis of this is that?.

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"john august" Discussed on Scriptnotes Podcast

Scriptnotes Podcast

03:35 min | 2 years ago

"john august" Discussed on Scriptnotes Podcast

"Sorry, cool, boom. But someone like some druid says, okay? I'm wild taking the shape of a grizzly bear never. Yeah. Okay. The stats whether the barest, well, flip flip flip flip flip flip flip through the monster manual because it turns out there in the back, but not under bear at all. But some of those might actually be in the players hand. But because they're actually normal animals are not special animals. So this way just go bear compare any shows me so much better. So there you go. There you go dorks be like me DND beyond crate while we're talking about bears a blog out today. What is the difference between bear spray and pepper spray? I don't even know what. Bear spray is. Oh, you've never heard a bear sprays. No, spares private made me be very Colorado thing but bear sprays for like fending off grizzly bears attack. You make sense. So it's like a big can of soup. We'll bear spray. Maybe he's like Mace and pepper spray has made a peppers. So it turns out they're the same thing. But which do you think is stronger? Well, this feels like a trick question. So I'm going to but I'm not meta gaming this. I'm gonna say pepper spray. And here's why many years ago. My wife's cousin Joe was he was fourteen Joe, by the way lives in Seattle. Maybe he'll come see us at our show. So he's still alive in the story. Oh, yeah. Little troublemaker. He was and we were all in his stepfather's house. It was Christmas. And there were like all the leftover presence. And I think someone had gotten his step mom a gift of pepper sprayed kind of as a gag gift. Oh, yeah. It was all sitting pile. And we're all like all the kids were sitting around, you know, the fourteen to twenty eight year olds of sitting around Chattan and suddenly one of them starts coughing and can't stop coughing. And I think it's pretty funny. It's funny when people start coughing, but then Melissa started coughing, and then I started coughing, and then like something is terribly wrong here, and we looked around. And there was Joe so. Sitting there with this damn look on his face and all he had done. Was one squirt into the air nine even towards us. He just wanted to put it in the air and see what would happen and just a few particles kind of like wafted over and we were in paroxysms from like the tiniest bit show. So so is that right? As a pepper spray is tempered straight. But you're not the exact same ingredients is just the dosage in the bear stuff is much much lower on because the you use it for a very different purpose. So he sprayed this big wide cloud on this sort of keeps a bear. At bay keeps the bear from charging of pepper spray spray directly at somebody as a targeted thing. So it's basically bears are smarter than humans if you just sort of go look there, this is going to be slightly uncomfortable. He's like, I'm good. I'll go eat someone else. But humans are terrible. If you don't incapacitate a bad person keep coming. They will keep coming. That is our show for this week as always produced by making Donald edited by Matthew slowly are out there. This week. It's by James launch Jim bond, again, if you have an ultra you can send us a link to ask John com. That's also the place where you can send questions like the ones we answered today. If you wanna find us on Twitter, Craig is at seal Mazen, I'm at John August, you can find us on apple podcasts or wherever you subscribe to podcasts. Wherever you listen to this right now, if you leave us a rating that helps people find the show, which is great people put us on lists of like that's podcasts at some lovely. Thank you for that. Do you can find the show notes for this episode.

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"john august" Discussed on Download

Download

02:24 min | 2 years ago

"john august" Discussed on Download

"And they get picked up by somebody else, and you kind of have to keep up with where content who's the back catalog content is right. But it seems like we're going to erode were released the big name the office or friends, or you know, parks and rec these sort of big shows, they're just going to be on the service from the network. They were on initially like I think was going to be more options than ever. There's some kind of nice about that of knowing just like if I like these shows, they weren't NBC. They must be on NBC streaming service. Lease. That's where I would look I do you think that would impact like the consumers approach to picking where they wanna go possibly, it gets more complicated than that though. I mean frightens didn't air on NBC, but it's owned by Warner. Brothers. So it will be on the Warner media service. I don't know that the average consumer understands that. And I do think that that's going to start to become a really interesting problem that these companies are going to have to figure out. I mean, Disney's brand everyone knows Disney people know marble, they know Pixar, but a lot of these other companies, Viacom, I don't know that Viacom is a brand that people recognize outside of the industry in the same way. And it will be really interesting to see how companies sort to build up these direct to consumer brands and start to make the case for what their value proposition is. And I do wonder how how this plays out when you do have all these kind of fragmented services. You're right. I think people will start to go and say while no I like NBC shows. I like the office, I like parks and rec I like thirty rock. So I'll probably be NBC universal user and go to their streaming service, or you know, I really like friends and the TC world. So I'll go to Warner media. But I do wonder if it starts become really complicated for people to manage where to find all this content. And, you know, hey, you know, the great thing about cable is that it's all in one place to find you have to think about it in the same way. I was looking on Twitter. There was a conversation going on between John August, the screenwriter and just Mark who's the show runner of counterpart one of my favorite TV shows, which is on stars. And I think they were jumping off of a lot of stuff in the water here. But the idea that Netflix is such a powerful trendsetter the idea that there was that show. I can't remember the name of it..

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"john august" Discussed on /Film Daily

/Film Daily

04:23 min | 2 years ago

"john august" Discussed on /Film Daily

"You mentioned black mirror, and this does remind me a black mayor because as I said on this podcast. I feel like much of the Piel black mirror to me is discovering. What the episode is about like you start watching it starts off normally. And then once it clicks in like, oh, this is what it is. That's what is kind of fascinating about black mirror to me. Like once you get the the concept like if this was an episode of black mirror, would it be one one of the bad episodes? Or would it be an enjoyable Mets of a good episode? Like, what would it be a ladder? It's definitely more enjoyable messy than it is well done. But I I don't know. I feel like if it was a black mirror episode the film's grasp technology. You would be would be better because I'm not sure Stephen Knight has ever played a video game based on like the way that he builds this movie, and the sort of antics that. Baker dill gets into it does feel like a fictional, alternate reality, but not a video game reality. Like, I wonder how this characters having so much sex with like Diane Lane's a Komono wearing mistress in a game. That's that looks more like a retro eighties fishing game than anything. So I'm just like, I don't know. What game he's been playing the director Steven night. Like, the only time I've ever seen a fission gaming is like like one of those like southern bars kind of thing. Like, yeah. I don't know. This kind of reminds me of did you ever see the John August, film the nines? Now, I haven't note John August for those who don't know is screenwriter of go Charlie's angels big fish, Franken weenie. He's a big screen in Hollywood any actually has a podcast that I listen to love he in two thousand seven. Made a film called the nines which premiered at Sundance and actually it was way ahead of its time. Because it started Ryan Reynolds. Hope Davis Melissa McCarthy in L fanning. So a head like a great cast of people that were are now, very popular. Like, you know, l l fanning was unknown most McCarthy this is before she hit it big Ryan Reynolds was not dead pool at the time. So like, you know, these were all before they were big people and the film. Centers around three men all played by Ryan Reynolds who are trying to uncover secret about the strange happenings in there in in their in his in their their lives. And you know, I'm not going to spoil that movie here because I actually very much enjoyed it. But it's and it isn't a video game. So it isn't like, you know, you can connect the dots. But I think it's inspired parl personally by video games in John guesses. His experiences in like, M, O's and stuff got. So I would I would recommend if this sounds appealing to you. Maybe check out the nines each day because I I really liked that film. I wonder how it holds up. I haven't seen in a decade. But this this sounds the sounds trillion sane like, I don't even. Should I waste by AMC a list to go go see this or should I just wait until it's on my TV? I read. I mean, you're not wasting your aim stateless. Did you get three movies a week? Yeah. I think this is an AMC eight list movie. So it's just about like is it worth my time going to the theater, and I think so. It was definitely surprised to me. I mean, I'm not sure how it will play for you. Now that you do know the twists, and I feel like because I did say that I feel like the majority of my experience of it was just from being blown away by the Swiss. But it does have like this campy heightened experienced to it and very stylish direct to'real flare by Stephen night that is a little bit much. Sometimes it's very over the top that it kit. It is enjoyable in. That sense. I saw someone on on Twitter, Matt Donahue finances..

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"john august" Discussed on Scriptnotes Podcast

Scriptnotes Podcast

03:06 min | 3 years ago

"john august" Discussed on Scriptnotes Podcast

"And so I had to think about like, well, how are we going to do with the suit is thinking has no face. It has lapels which was functionally years, we can see this general body language, but it was a real challenge, and it would be a challenge for the director and special effects people. But like to show that on the page was really tough because he couldn't talk to any. Buddy. And so I had to be able to find senses. That would describe exactly what the action was. He was trying to do. And how would understand that? Well, you know, that's something that we might be able to help you with post-facto when we start talking about breaking rules because I've been thinking about that very topic a lot lately cool. Let's get you. Jim's question. Do I take that Jim rights? I'm eighty two non-linear pages into a script that features seven notable characters altogether. They're split across either three or four threads within the story. I'm trying to tie everything up while giving the characters they're appropriate exposure and screen time. Would you John August have any advice from a technical standpoint? On the best way to map out stories. Like, these do we know how they tackle the stuff on thrones. He means he needs game of thrones game of thrones yet building out, Jim go ahead. And with Ron's next time. Just a few extra syllables. So I would say so the scripted Jim's describing is probably an honorable peace. There's multiple character Muslim things they may be in different timelines. It may be more. Like, oh, it may be just, you know, a more straightforward thing. But his describing a situation where different characters have different goals and different agendas. We're not falling sealed character through the whole thing. I situation where you're using cards or whiteboard or some other form of visually displaying who all the characters are and what they're trying to do and figure out where the intersect, and because if you pull that can take a look at it, you might say like a, wow, this character doesn't have enough to do this. It's not feeling we warning. And you might be able to find some good balance between the characters the toughest thing, you're gonna probably find in getting all these storylines to fit together nicely. Is it every time you're cutting from one character storylines to another character storyline that it really feels like progress and that you're not just like putting a pin in that. And go into office someplace else, I'm sure I don't know the game. Thrones writing process, but I'm sure quite early on the breaking of stories they're really thinking about like, okay? What is it to be like to have these two scenes back to back? And what how are you going to inform the next scene might they switched some things around in post? I'm sure they do. But in in breaking the script, they're always thinking about like, what is it going to feel like to go from this character storyline to this character storyline? And what are we gaining by making that cut right there? There are also making up a Saudi television. And it sounds like Jim is maybe making a feature because he's eighty two pages into a script singular. So game of thrones can just simply stop following a character for two percents thing. Just stop, and then they can come back to them later and sorta catch up in a movie, not really, right? You can't stop. I mean, you can take a break. It's a small break. But then you gotta come back. So one thing to ask yourself. Jim is does your script actually feature seven notable characters? Or does it feature four notable characters in three sort of notable characters..

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"john august" Discussed on Scriptnotes Podcast

Scriptnotes Podcast

03:47 min | 3 years ago

"john august" Discussed on Scriptnotes Podcast

"Hello and welcome. My name is John August. My news, Craig Mason, and this is up so three hundred and eighty four script notes, they podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters today on the podcast. We're gonna talk about plot holes. And why sometimes you're better off leaving them than trying to fix them? We'll also be answering questions about things that screenwriters noticed that normally might not and sequences and outlines it's sort of where to fix those problems when they come up. So it's pronounced it's pronounced plot holes and not PLO foles. It looks like Plato's. So I was looking at the word plot holes, I realized today, and maybe I'm just dumb and never done this before it's based on potholes like potholes the whole streets. And so I bet it is. I bet that is the generation of the word because to me. Even if there weren't potholes. There is a hole in your pl-. It makes sense. You might be right. I don't know who can answer this question for us. I think John mcwhirter can answer this question for visa God. I would love to have him on the show. You know? I'm like obsessed with him. You are because he's awesome szeswith musicals. I'm you guys are pretty much separated goals and language and language usage. And you know, he's the one that turned me onto the whole. What is it? I can't remember the word used to describe it. But it's the thing where people will add an at the end of a word to indicate emphasis like no, yes, stop her. What are you doing? Love that extra extra little schwa- a little soi eared. Anyway, he's genius genius. We also have news. So our news is about three upcoming events. That's almost too many Princess bride January twenty seventh at five PM. So I think the rules are that the doors will open at four thirty in which case W members can go in and get their seats at four forty five. Everyone is free to get their seats. The movie will start at five pm at the theater and afterwards, we will discuss it in a very classic. Let's take a deep dive on this movie because we just watched this movie. So is the plan for January twenty seventh. Awesome. I think that's going to be and it's gonna be fun. I mean, and it's in celebration. Of course, the great William Goldman, I love I think most people do love the movie, it's one of those movies that a lot of people of memorized. But I love digging into these things in finding little bits and bobs that are just so gorgeous that make it work the way it does Highbury. We have a live show coming up in Seattle as London rumored. It is. Now, actually have the date is February sixth. Seven PM. It's gonna be at the northwest film forum. There's information in the show notes about how you get tickets. If there are tickets, or if you just show up we're recording to have the time. So I don't really know what the rules are. But maybe we'll have the information and those will be in the show notes. But we look forward to seeing Seattle on February six at seven pm. That's going to be fun. I love Seattle tells great. I love to finally this second Arlo Finch book comes out in February. And there's a launch event February ninth here in Los Angeles chevelle as bookstore. It does at twelve thirty pm, and you should come see me, and I will sign your books. It's the first chance to buy the book in Los Angeles. And you come I will probably read a chapter from it and offer, you know, answers to questions that might come up. So come bring kids who might be able to read the book. But also just come and say, hi because I'll be there and happily sign your book. I mean, and I kind of feel like when people see you in real life. There's a little bit of squealing now might be a little tiny little tiny. I might spark join for certain people certain people certain people not all people, but Serge elected people select people, I'm going to segue into sparking George just a second because I blocked this week. I don't log very often. But and I'm going to spoil who actually said this. There's a project that I was considering doing it was a pretty big project that would be more than a year of my life to do and had a phone call about it. And I was thinking about it..

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"john august" Discussed on Scriptnotes Podcast

Scriptnotes Podcast

03:27 min | 3 years ago

"john august" Discussed on Scriptnotes Podcast

"Heads up. This episode will absolutely have some bad language, not apologizing just stating the facts. Hello and welcome. My name is John August. My name is Craig Mazin. And this is episode three eighty three of script. Nets a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters today in the podcast. We'll be talking about the trope of never split the party. And why in fact as a writer, you often want to in need to divide the party up? We'll talk about how to do that. And what you gain. Plus, we'll be answering listener questions on sequences working with an author screenwriter websites. And we have some umbrage fodder to kick off the new year. Happy new year happy new year, John we did it again. By the way, we made it through another loop around the sun. Yes. Longest loop around the sign in my memory. It was in many ways the most challenging and yet also rewarding year of my life. It was it was it was quite a thing. But there is something nice about arriving at the end. Because the the flat disc that is the earth has managed to kind of do this circle around when I presume is also a flat disk of the sun, and it just gives you a nice feeling of accomplishment. Even if you specifically haven't really done anything except stand still on the flat disc that is a beer. Yeah. You made a TV shelf thousand has to show feels great. We're, you know, trucking along they're getting close to show people, which will be fun. Although, you know, it's funny. I was talking to I won't say who but a famous filmmaker friend of ours. And we were saying how the dream the real dream is to make a television show or movie, and when it's finally done, and it is perfect. And you've got everything the way you want. It you show it to no one. You just put it away because it's like. It's the showing of it. I'll tell you with the nines that movie I made with mental supposed McCarthy, I kind of feel like I did that because I really happy with the buoy and no one saw him. So it wasn't a deliberate choice to have no one see the movie, it's sort of worked out that way. We'll let can have them to sort of involuntary lock awareness. But I tell you that the project to them taking out directing next, I really had visioned it as sort of indie feature sort of more on the destroyer model. And and now just like you did what baby I'll just make it for Netflix because Netflix that list. It's just it's out there in the world all at once. Everyone can see it, and then you're done and that'll be trouble. Everyone will see it all at once. Well, they'll see episode I episode, but the whole world can see it the the and the whole world would within some reasonable limitation. Yep. Can see it which you know. But at least I don't know there's something about television. I suppose that's I don't know why that's a little more acceptable to me in this regard because it's like opening. Weekend. There's a thing in movies. It's like you feel like there's a blade that's swinging towards your neck. It's all maker break. And then intelligence like, you know, cheers, and Seinfeld. I think we're both like the lowest rated television shows of their debut season. And then, you know, then you kinda come around. But in movie terms, your it's just feels like you're always under the gun. So I like this new like this new kind of relax TV deal..

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"john august" Discussed on Scriptnotes Podcast

Scriptnotes Podcast

02:53 min | 3 years ago

"john august" Discussed on Scriptnotes Podcast

"Hello and welcome. My name is John August. And this is script notes podcast about screw heading and things that are interesting to screenwriters Craig is over in Europe and forgot his microphone. Luckily, we have screenwriter novelist and TV show in our Derek has here with us to fill in. This is my fourth time on the show. Yeah. And we could see why. Because your credits include film, and television and books. Yes. You've written wanted three ten to Yuma. The Chicago fire television universe. Yes. We'll come back there. Thank you hadn't happened to year. I'm so excited to be happy new year to you the reasons why I wanted you on the show is partly because I think because it's been a new year people have this goal this perhaps resolution to do more writing this year grand. You do more writing than almost anybody. I know you accomplish more. I love to write. I I love to write. So I'm always saying, yes when somebody gives me a challenge, and so I'm excited that people are making those resolutions because I think you can do more. You can have it all you can have a job that you work all day in and I know it because I've done it yet. And then you can get up early or you can stay up late, and you can write and you can write for you until you're writing for somebody else. The second thing I want to talk with you about is professional realism. So basically, how we portray people's jobs on screen, and we've talked about this in the medical profession, but I wanna talk about it and other professions as well. Great Google tiny bit of news and housekeeping pregnant or doing a screening of the Princess bride. It's celebrate William Goldman's momentus achievement. So as a screening at the theater on January twenty seventh at five pm, followed by a discussion with me Craig talking about the movie that everyone's just watched it is free and open to everybody not just of members. So I think this is how I understand door situations going to work, I think doors open at four thirty pm jape members get first seats than at four forty five. It's open to everybody. So come see us at the deputy theater where we talk about the Princess bride. Great movie. I liked the movie to Craig loves the movie. Yeah. But people have some good discussions. I remember seeing it for the first time in the movie theater and being blown away. Because I didn't know what it was. And then it was so much funnier than I thought it was going to be and all those characters of stuck around for a long time. Now, I did I I saw the movie in an after prom party junior year 'perfect. Yeah. That's how wholesome I might process. Party is just like that. Just like that. No kegs involve I'd Eric. You have Chicago fire, and I just have a basic question. How much writing are you doing on an annual basis or weekly basis for Chicago fire like what are your responsibilities? Yeah. So I'm the show runner of Chicago fire by myself, and I have two great head writers. Michael go, very and Andrea Newman who have been on the show since episode one and or one oh two I should say since they didn't.

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"john august" Discussed on Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen

Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen

04:26 min | 3 years ago

"john august" Discussed on Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen

"It's always a challenge when you're working on a book or an out of his TV show or another movie is you have to recognize what is it about that thing that works? So well, what is the at the core fundamental idea? And how do you preserve that while recognizing that almost everything else may need to change in order for it to make sense? Angels. Corwin is premiering his red star racer at the California speedway. We should plan to hidden camera on Corwin. Off to the races angel. With something. Charlie's angels. I had to look at sort of. What was it about Charlie's angels and spoke to me so much? Why did I love it so much and in talking to drew Barrymore who's producing it? We really focused on the feeling of angels in history. Help out we were of them. They could be incredibly good at their jobs, but incredible dorks author job. So once he found the tone of it, then we could work on all the really difficult stuff is like will. How are we going to service these three characters and a plot villain and a twist and all the mystery of the show. Team rebuilding the office be better than new by the time. You get back. Thank you. The first time that I got to work with him burden on a new project was Charlie Chaplin factory. Dear people of the world, I willy Wonka have decided to allow five children to visit my factory. In addition, one of these children shall receive a special fries beyond anything, you could ever imagine. I remember that first meeting with Tim burden. I said I always thought Charlie bucket was so lucky because he lived in this little house at all these people who loved Jim. Something Celli to open a bar of candy to find a golden ticket inside. I know that I get one bar. Yeah. My birthday off alone. As big scary factory with ample impetus that became the core dynamic of that movie. One silver hair. I saw reflected. My life's work by factory my beloved and belugas. Who would watch over them after I was gone. I realized in that moment, I must find hair. And I did Charlie you when I sat down for that lunch with timber. I said I've never seen the gene wilder should see it. He almost reached across nearly jumped across the table. Don't see that movie. And so I had this wonderful gift ignorance, but I'd never seen it. Is very nice to meet USA. I always thought if a Ruka was type of war got on the bottom of your foot. She came with the book, and he said I wanted to be exactly the book. And then whatever else you need to do for all makes sense of movie everything in this room is even Amdi, but that is called cannibalism, my dear children, and is in fact crowned upon this site. The best thing about screenwriting is the process making movies incredibly collaborative. The worst thing is that it's incredibly collaborative. You can have the best one tensions in the best ideas and the best script on a page, but that's not the final product. And so I think sometimes people ascribe blame shoe the writer when it was really other forces than sort of caused a movie, but it came to be sometimes people don't give enough credit shoot screenplay that the screenplay is the master plan for what is going to be. And so that joke that was really funny. Well, somebody wrote that down that moment that was so affecting well, yeah. Affecting on the paid hopefully as well. That was the screenwriter John August even hear more from him about the craft and business screenwriting on his podcast script notes, which he co host with his fellow writer Craig Mazin John's upcoming movie is a live action remake of Disney's animated Aladdin. It's directed by guy. Ritchie stars Will Smith as the genie. And it'll be out later this year. Jocelyn Gonzales produced our story. Thanks for listening, and you can subscribe to studio sixty at I tunes or overcast or Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts..

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"john august" Discussed on Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen

Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen

04:26 min | 3 years ago

"john august" Discussed on Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen

"It's always a challenge when you're working on a book or an out of his TV show or another movie is you have to recognize what is it about that thing that works? So well, what is the at the core fundamental idea? And how do you preserve that while recognizing that almost everything else may need to change in order for it to make sense? Angels. Corwin is premiering his red star racer at the California speedway. We should plan to hidden camera on Corwin. Off to the races angel. With something. Charlie's angels. I had to look at sort of. What was it about Charlie's angels and spoke to me so much? Why did I love it so much and in talking to drew Barrymore who's producing it? We really focused on the feeling of angels in history. Help out we were of them. They could be incredibly good at their jobs, but incredible dorks author job. So once he found the tone of it, then we could work on all the really difficult stuff is like will. How are we going to service these three characters and a plot villain and a twist and all the mystery of the show. Team rebuilding the office be better than new by the time. You get back. Thank you. The first time that I got to work with him burden on a new project was Charlie Chaplin factory. Dear people of the world, I willy Wonka have decided to allow five children to visit my factory. In addition, one of these children shall receive a special fries beyond anything, you could ever imagine. I remember that first meeting with Tim burden. I said I always thought Charlie bucket was so lucky because he lived in this little house at all these people who loved Jim. Something Celli to open a bar of candy to find a golden ticket inside. I know that I get one bar. Yeah. My birthday off alone. As big scary factory with ample impetus that became the core dynamic of that movie. One silver hair. I saw reflected. My life's work by factory my beloved and belugas. Who would watch over them after I was gone. I realized in that moment, I must find hair. And I did Charlie you when I sat down for that lunch with timber. I said I've never seen the gene wilder should see it. He almost reached across nearly jumped across the table. Don't see that movie. And so I had this wonderful gift ignorance, but I'd never seen it. Is very nice to meet USA. I always thought if a Ruka was type of war got on the bottom of your foot. She came with the book, and he said I wanted to be exactly the book. And then whatever else you need to do for all makes sense of movie everything in this room is even Amdi, but that is called cannibalism, my dear children, and is in fact crowned upon this site. The best thing about screenwriting is the process making movies incredibly collaborative. The worst thing is that it's incredibly collaborative. You can have the best one tensions in the best ideas and the best script on a page, but that's not the final product. And so I think sometimes people ascribe blame shoe the writer when it was really other forces than sort of caused a movie, but it came to be sometimes people don't give enough credit shoot screenplay that the screenplay is the master plan for what is going to be. And so that joke that was really funny. Well, somebody wrote that down that moment that was so affecting well, yeah. Affecting on the paid hopefully as well. That was the screenwriter John August even hear more from him about the craft and business screenwriting on his podcast script notes, which he co host with his fellow writer Craig Mazin John's upcoming movie is a live action remake of Disney's animated Aladdin. It's directed by guy. Ritchie stars Will Smith as the genie. And it'll be out later this year. Jocelyn Gonzales produced our story. Thanks for listening, and you can subscribe to studio sixty at I tunes or overcast or Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts..

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"john august" Discussed on Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen

Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen

04:55 min | 3 years ago

"john august" Discussed on Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen

"I'm courteous. This way studio three sixty podcast a conversation where they writer mainly of movies who stories cover a wide range from a nine out that goes horribly wrong for a bunch of young party goers on the plus side. The only witnesses are you me and him. And I don't think any one of us are going to want to talk about this anytime soon. So. Really? Didn't go as bad as a southern gothic fantasy world of circus performers and giant catfish this claimed he was a dinosaur. Leftover from the crashes period. I didn't put any stock into such speculation superstition all on new was out been trying to catch that fish since. I was a boy no bigger than you claim is John. I'm a screenwriter also author host podcast script nuts. Anouncement software. I do a lot of things among other movies. John ARGUS wrote two of the Charlie's angels features and several projects with director. Tim Burton including Charlie and the chocolate factory not long ago at the most recent Austin film festival which is focused on writing. He sat in a cozy Victorian room. Overlooking festival goers bustling through the lobby of the old Driscoll hotel and talked about how his career began. I would watch the Oscars and people get like best screenplay. I just didn't even know what a screenplay was for me that their light bulb moments. The first watching the war of the roses. Why do you want a divorce? Did I do something did I did? I not do something. I can't give you specifics. Well, try I don't want to try. I was watching a video tape and finish around the tape. And then I started playing it again. And it started writing down everything people were saying, and what was happening. And I was like, oh, this is a plant here. A play in a way, I watch you eat when I see asleep. When I look at you lately, I just wanna smash your face in. Oh, there's a there's a thing. Happy here. This was ridden. This wasn't just sort of made up smash my face come on you want to smash my face. And then the first screenplay was actually able to find with students that works sex lies and videotape. Get off or something. Take him women taught about their sexual experiences. Would anyone else? See the type absolutely not nobody else. He's attention. So he had done production diarrhea also had script. And so I remember opening scripted and pressing play on the movie and everything they're saying it's right here in the script and like the actions. I it's all here. This is really the plan for making this movie star. I turn on the camera start talking. I gotta learn how to do this. I love to write. And so I applied to film school got into film school drove out to USC and started reading every stripped of possibly could read. One of the weird things about when you first read screenplays, it looks really strange. It's as Esa Tarik format. It's ideally scream play is the feeling of watching a movie just it's happening on paper. And in screenplays, you often use we we see we hear we feel as if you are sitting beside the reader in the audience watching it happened on the big screen started the ideal way, you're writing I feel something. It's really smooth. Isn't it? Donna's brother years pharmacist. So he got fourth. First movie produced was go. My brother. I always describe go as you're in about situation. The only way to get out of it. It's tolerate and so people like you never take your foot off the gas. And that's part of the fun of being that age being I vague. can't believe you selling allergy. Oh, we're out of that damned chew blast room. Hey. Hey. Some people are saying that you got some really good stuff. I was really happy with go as a script. But if you're a screenwriter who just has written a script has never shot. You kind of don't know if your words are gonna actually make it on the screen. You don't know if you really wrote a movie, or are you just able to write some words on paper? And so seeing my scenes go from paper to being filmed in front of me, and it going through the edit sitting in the theater and watching it on big screaming feeling audience. That's. Oh, I didn't write a screenplay of movie. You'll hear more from John August in just a minute. But first I wanted to take this opportunity to remind you to follow us on Twitter and Instagram at studio three sixty show and now back to the.

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