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    Watch: John August Creates Tim Burton's Worlds on the Page

    The screenwriter behind some of Tim Burton's biggest hits reveals his creative process in new "Academy Originals" video.

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    Screenwriter John August's Tips for Telling a Story on Kickstarter

    John August's Kickstarter campaign for a "Writer Emergency Pack" of cards has been wildly successful. Here, in a guest post, he explains how he approached his Kickstarter campaign like a screenplay.

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    Immersed in Movies: Screenwriter John August Talks Burton's 'Frankenweenie,' 'Big Fish' Musical, and Industry Frustration

    "Frankenweenie" scribe John August was willing to concede industry frustration when we spoke even before the lackluster opening for Tim Burton's critically praised stop-motion animated feature (which was even outgunned by animated rival "Hotel Transylvania"). It's increasingly difficult to get quali...

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    'Frankenweenie' Writer John August Talks Working With Tim Burton, Apps & The 'Big Fish' Musical

    John August is a screenwriter who has one of those careers every maître d' who has hidden a script under a stack of menus envies. His first script, the straight-outta-film-school "Go" was jazzily directed by "Swingers" helmer Doug Liman, and less than a half-decade later, August started a lengthy cr...

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    John August Says His Unmade 'Godfather'-Esque 'Dark Shadows' Is One Of The Best Scripts He's Written

    With "Frankenweenie" hitting theaters this weekend, and already riding on some very good reviews, it seems Tim Burton will be able to wash away the foul taste left in the mouths of his fans by "Dark Shadows." This summer's vampire comedy tale, based on an obscure TV show, ultimately did decent busin...

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    The 20 Best Quips & Insights from the LAFF Panel With Jonah Nolan, Zak Penn, Lorene Scafaria & John August

    Sunday night at L.A. Live’s Regal Cinemas, John August (“Go,” “Big Fish”) moderated a Los Angeles Film Festival Coffee Talk panel on screenwriting with Zak Penn (“X-Men: The Last Stand,” “The Grand”), Lorene Scafaria (“Nick and Norah&rsq...

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