John and Craig offer advice to those who suspect their work has been stolen, providing a checklist to help determine if a claim has merit and suggestions for how to best proceed if it does.
We also answer listener questions about taxes on agent commission, being a conservative voice in a writers’ room, and using real celebrities as characters.
* Firelight, the How Could This Be A Movie that is, indeed, a movie * Amazon’s deal for The Lord of the Rings TV rights * Amanda Hess’ Twitter response to Sarah Sahim’s accusation of plagiarism * Nokia Thermo * Google Maps’s Moat by Justin O’Beirne * The Scriptnotes Listeners’ Guide! * The USB drives! * John August on Twitter * Craig Mazin on Twitter * John on Instagram * Find past episodes * Outro by Matthew Chilleli and the Children’s Bell Choir of Akita (send us yours!)
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