The Scriptnotes Holiday Live Show

The Scriptnotes Holiday Live Show

About This Event

Join screenwriters and Friends of the Foundation John August and Craig Mazin for a special live taping of their weekly podcast, Scriptnotes

Special guests include: 

  • Cherry Chevapravatdumrong (The Orville, Family Guy)
  • Zoanne Clack (Grey's Anatomy, Presidio Med)
  • Phil Lord & Chris Miller (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Lego Movie, Cloudy with the Chance of Meatballs)
  • Pamela Ribon (Ralph Breaks the Internet, Moana)

Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. 

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Proceeds benefit the Foundation’s library and archive and other outreach programs.

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Location / Venue

The Writers Guild Foundation

Event to Support The Writers Guild Foundation

Founded in 1966, the Writers Guild Foundation is the premier resource for emerging writers and movie and TV lovers in Hollywood. Boasting a busy calendar of high-value events and a vast, seemingly bottomless toolbox for writers, the Foundation is unmatched in its mission to promote and preserve the craft, history, and voices of screen storytelling.  A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we’re proud of all we do for the community, including our Veterans Writing Project, our Volunteer and Mentorship Programs, our Archive, and the Shavelson-Webb Library – the world’s only library devoted entirely to writing for the screen.


John August’s screenwriting credits include Go, Big Fish, Frankenweenie, Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and both Charlie’s Angels movies. His feature directing debut, The Nines, premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. He also wrote the book for the Broadway musical version of Big Fish. His company, Quote-Unquote Apps, makes several apps of interest to screenwriters, including Highland 2 and Weekend Read. John co-hosts the weekly Scriptnotes podcast, and maintains two websites aimed at budding screenwriters, and

Writer and producer Craig Mazin has made a name for himself as a screenwriter with a knack for appealing to broad audiences over the course of his twenty-year career. His hit films include The Hangover Part II and Part III and Identity Thief. Together, his films have grossed over one billion dollars in theaters worldwide. 

 Mazin wrote and is executive producing Chernobyl, dramatizing the events surrounding the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, starring Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard and Emily Watson. Chernobyl will premiere in early 2019.Mazin is also writing a whodunit-with-a-twist for Oscar-nominated producer Lindsay Doran, a musical film adaptation of the latest Gregory Maguire novel for Wicked producer Marc Platt, and a reimagining of a family classic at Walt Disney Pictures. 

Craig can be heard each week on the popular screenwriting podcast, which he co-hosts with fellow screenwriter John August. 

Craig served on the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America West from 2004 to 2006 and remains active in guild service. He lives with his wife Melissa and their two children in a small town near Los Angeles.