Critically acclaimed screenwriter and director John August stopped by The Writer Files to chat with host Kelton Reid about his writing process, the film business, and his hit podcast Scriptnotes.
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 invaluable Scriptnotes podcast with co-host Craig Mazin, where they discuss the ins-and-outs of the screenwriting business.
Join Kelton and John 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, host Kelton Reid and John August 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
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