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John August @johnaugust Los Angeles, CA

Writer of Go, Big Fish, and upcoming Arlo Finch. Maker of Highland. Co-host of Scriptnotes podcast.

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Joined Twitter 11/15/06


@theyearofelan Done! (And mine's out Feb. 6th)Reminder: we once had a president who thought before he spoke. https://t.co/gLvcEnBLkD @justinsaucedo Absolutely! Any focused work is work.Done! 798 words, and almost to the end of this chapter. How did you do? #writesprintAnd, go! See you on the other side. #writesprintMust stop outrage-clicking. Let's do a #writeprint at the top of the hour. 60 minutes, 1 task, no stopping. Who's in? @SyliaGray @clmazin If you like video games and videogame writing yes. But that’s not necessarily a path into features or tv. @StatusVisuals We use Skype and record separately with QuickTime player. But also Call Recorder for a backup.Astonishingly, it will always remain a book, even after we have made the TV series. We will not make the books go a… https://t.co/vWP29CvMxH
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9/23
2017
@clmazin @mrproenza Folks who are staffing say that pilots for premium are generally act-break-less @ktmandrews @clmazin Link doesn’t work @CheckeredOwl Thanks! @Tan_Scribe I’d call that a Welcome To The World song, although it gets want-y in the reprise (“if only they’d look closer.”)
9/22
2017
@bethshax @clmazin I first heard it from a director on set in 2012 or so. I think it moved from set to scripts. But that’s 100% guess.
9/21
2017
I don’t know if this is legit but it’s using Courier Prime so it looks great. https://t.co/KwspJDY97s @JoshLanzet Thanks! Glad you dug it.We live in an America where comedians have to beg for the lives of sick people. Thank you for standing up, Jimmy Ki… https://t.co/3qlURyWQAU
Retweeted by John August @mrtonylee @clmazin I tried to dig into why it was a such a nonstandard way of working. But also why it was creatively rewarding. @mommylongarms Thanks!
9/20
2017
@clmazin @kencarrell Agreed. An indie producer would say the same things. @danetheridge I like waffles and syrup only in their true formsSo instead of making college more affordable, the GOP vision is for your parents to burn a year's worth of tuition… https://t.co/eFQHHgup23
Retweeted by John AugustMy mom has gotten great at calling her senator to urge him not to kill Americans' healthcare. Email your parents! S… https://t.co/Fvt0qSk7UAOn today’s Scriptnotes, @alinebmckenna joins us to talk about writing other things, like graphic novels and songs https://t.co/ZainCVDJUx
9/19
2017
@5tu Thanks! @ikebarinholtz Thank you! @TheRock Thanks! Cool to see you too. Give Rawson an uncomfortably tight hug. @stephenfalk Thanks!Times like this reveal who has a Google news alert set up on you.Wow! Congrats to all, and thanks to everyone who voted. Excited to get started. https://t.co/Bkjxe96aJKI can't wait to work on this production with everyone! New songs! New script pages! New production! New, new, new!… https://t.co/VDvH86O1GJ
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9/18
2017
@lukemrtn @clmazin Bingo. That’s why. @StatusVisuals @clmazin We use Skype with Call Recorder, but also record our audio separately. Some folks like Zenc… https://t.co/7kxdw2usCaPro tip! Use Lyft to help you find interesting character names. https://t.co/Wgc8lEB5Ve
9/17
2017
Actress, writer, director @ambertamblyn with an Op-Ed in response to being called a liar by actor James Woods. Read: https://t.co/hZiOTUL1K1
Retweeted by John August @melanielynskey So sorry. I know that ache. ❤️
9/16
2017
Reminder that voting closes Monday at noon. So vote now! WGAw e-ballot is from https://t.co/OzZs4eM75I https://t.co/0mUixDtNFRJane, the graphic novel I did with the genius @theramonperez is now at comic book stores, in bookstores next week!… https://t.co/PaFLVfCaA2
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9/15
2017
@michaelcassidy Dude! I saw this way back before I knew you. Backed! @JKarnsy Your choice. I would. @ryanblackwell @clmazin Thanks! @AllanMoza Yes. cf American Psycho @alexblagg Thanks! And great idea. Thoughts on which breakup scenes we should feature?
9/14
2017
@johnchaddon @clmazin We give it our all and then 5% more
9/13
2017
@BenjaminJS @Racheldoesstuff @alinebmckenna It's there in Weekend Read! @chriskahle Thanks! Credit to Megan for the idea and pulling it togetherThis is the final of version of the DWP script. Thanks to @johnaugust for posting, always wanted people to have it https://t.co/jR8SPgUXpu
Retweeted by John AugustIn the show notes (and Weekend Read) you'll find full scripts for Hudsucker Proxy, Devil Wears Prada, Hidden Figures and Training Day.Today on the podcast, a new feature! This Kind of Scene looks at how different movies handle similar situations. https://t.co/DmXJDwCVfRCALL ME WHEN THE APPLE WATCH SHOOTS POISON DARTS SURREPTITIOUSLY AT MY ENEMIES LIKE CHAD AT STARBUCKS FUCK YOU, CHAD, WHERE'S MY LATTE
Retweeted by John August @Leytonrocks @clmazin Because studios don’t determine credit. WGA does.
9/12
2017
@SyliaGray @clmazin Not familiar with that one. In general not a fan of hating on movies, but some can be instructive. @komanyoga We covered it on the podcast. We did not think this was a good article.
9/11
2017
@Firas_Janabi Not specifically. Was I talking about Courier Prime? We make that. @ikebarinholtz V was awesome. @BradySmithVettv You just write for 60 minutes without stopping. Highland 2 has a handy sprint timer, but you can d… https://t.co/wbEYhZ9TCsDone! I wrote 350 words, and got a character out of one jam and into another. How'd you do? #writesprintAnd, go! See you on the other side. #writesprint @clmazin In my high school, logic was coupled with geometry. Who would you have teach it?Let's do a Sunday #writesprint at the top of the hour. 60 minutes, 1 task, no stopping. Who's in?RT if you have literally never texted or tweeted while watching a movie in a theatre. https://t.co/2qzQ7vkGt1
Retweeted by John AugustI hope the lesson of IT and GAME OF THRONES is clear: adapt more books. *stares* *slides my books toward Hollywood* *staring intensifies*
Retweeted by John August @stoneinthesling "Exactly" is an elusive goal, since FD lets you cheat the leading. But our defaults are basically FD's. @ByteMeWorks Thanks!
9/10
2017
We're living in a simulation and some fat alien teen just got bored of the game
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9/8
2017
someone has been replacing the NYC MTA ads with their own way more subversive (and subtle) versions https://t.co/cXtfVn3UfV
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9/7
2017
This is how you raise a helpless and infantilized generation https://t.co/YzFZq0pA0z
Retweeted by John August @mhduncan @clmazin From Paris, I'll say: International trailers aren't always better. I think you're seeing the one… https://t.co/8MWPcDsxkCLook, I voted for Trump because I'm a single-issue voter and that issue is, i want to ruin the lives of 800,000 children
Retweeted by John AugustOn today's Scriptnotes, we tackle five How Would This Be a Movies. Let us know which ones you'd see. https://t.co/7e8hDq3BhJReading @BarackObama's clear thinking and complete sentences is sobering. This is what we had. This is what we stil… https://t.co/jExf0Mer4kYou know who I think should direct STAR WARS IX? Whoever is on the approved Lucasfilm director shortlist that is available and interested.
Retweeted by John August @owiehe We have a new producer starting with next week's episode. Stay tuned!Let's crowdsource this: What are some great "first day on the job" scenes from movies? @Luis_Armando The same link you used when you got the invite will download the shiniest newest most awesome version
9/5
2017
“Waking up from The Dream™” https://t.co/Or30iozwtX https://t.co/eUwT8oejo1
Retweeted by John August"There’s no better demonstration of sexism than the fact that we talk about cat ladies but not sword guys." https://t.co/RItY0WyoBM
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9/4
2017
Here's what we DO know: 1) DACA is still in place today 2) Outlets have been reporting the end of DACA for weeks 3) We must keep fighting
Retweeted by John August @writenett Thanks! We will investigate.
9/3
2017

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