Hosted by screenwriters John August and Craig Mazin, Scriptnotes is a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters.

Stream episodes anywhere with the official Scriptnotes app for iOS. Listen to recent episodes for free, complete with show notes, episode links, Three Page Challenge entries and more.

Plus, premium subscribers can access the entire Scriptnotes back catalog along with occasional bonus content.

What’s New

Version 2.5.46

This update includes improved performance and iOS compatibility. The app update also includes a sleep timer and additional user interface enhancements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
381 Ratings

381 Ratings

Mobemento ,

A labor of love

What John August and Craig Mazin put together in this podcast every week is unprecendented in many ways, the most important one being their generosity. Two successful screenwriters invite you to seat with them at the coffee table and chat about all the things that matter to them. They're not pedantic, nor dogmatic. Their ego doesn't get in the way of their casual but insightful talk. Do you want to know how to write screenplays? Go somewehere else. Or just start writing. There are no magic formulas in here, nor writing methods. Do you want a full definition picture of the real life of a screenwriter? Welcome to Scriptnotes! This is raw unglamorous screenwriting delievered by two craftmans talking about their lives and craftmanship. I've attended UCLA's Screenwriting Program and I've read 100+ books on screenwriting. So far, as an aspiring writer, listening to this podcast is the most helpful experience I've ever had. They're part of my daily routine: wake up, listen to them during breakfast and then writing until 3 or 4. They taught me that if you want to make it as a professional writer you must behave like one first, and that includes persistance (like this 270+ episode podcast). Thank you so much, Jonh and Craig!!

Cnett00077 ,

Extremely interesting, whether you are a writer or not

I have been listening to John and Craig for about two years, and I have learned so much about how the industry really works, and tips on writing, as well as things like the dos and don'ts of formatting. I've also really enjoyed hearing from the different special guests. I have now enjoyed the movie Man Up, and the TV series Crazy Ex Girlfriend, I never would have known about them otherwise (or at least not until everyone around me starts talking about it).

For someone who really values her time and has a difficult deciding what to spend my time on, hopefully that tells you how much I like the podcast, because it is something I like spend time listening to.

ZackPablo ,

The Best Screenwriting Film School

I've been listening to Craig and John for around a year now and can honestly say that I am a much better screenwriter for it. They've taught me so much about how Hollywood thinks, works, and creates scripts. Their insight into the business is invaluable for all aspiring screenwriters. Not only is the content highly engaging, their witty humor and personable attitudes make for the best podcast I've ever listened to. I feel like I'm in the room with them, and as if we're all great friends.

Thank you Script Notes for the pleasure and growth. I'll be sure to give you guys a shout out when I one day walk across a stage for an award-winning screenplay.


Quote-Unquote Films, Inc.
35.1 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes


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