Guest: Craig Mazin
To say that screenwriter and producer Craig Mazin is a busy man might be an understatement. Currently he is the Executive Producer and writer of the HBO miniseries “Chernobyl”, staring Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgård and Emily Watson, he is the co-host of the wildly popular podcast ‘Scriptnotes’ with fellow screenwriter John August, and his twitter feed often makes the news.
In his previous work, Mazin’s writing credits include “Huntsman: Winter’s War”, “Identity Thief”, “Superhero Movie”, the two sequels for “The Hangover”, as well as “Scary Movie 3 & 4”. On the podcast he shares why comedy is the hardest genre to write, and the secret to writing successful sequels - an area that he has excelled in.
Mazin also speaks about working with the Weinstein Company, why Ted Cruz is a common topic in his twitter feed, the importance of screenwriters, and much more.
Craig Mazin is a writer and producer, known for “Identity Thief”, “The Hangover Part II & III”, and “Scary Movie 3 & 4”. Currently Mazin is in production on his new HBO limited series “Chernobyl” for which he is screenwriter and executive producer, and co-hosts the podcast ‘Scriptnotes’ with John August.