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3rd & Fairfax: The WGAW Podcast

The official podcast of the Writers Guild of America West, WGAW, Info and updates about the Guild and interviews with screenwriters about screenwriting,,movies, television and the entertainment business.
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Feb 1, 2018

Steve Trautmann interviews Steven Rogers (Love the Coopers, Hope Floats) about his career and the development of his latest feature film, iTonya.

Jan 25, 2018

Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor discuss their writing career, collaboration, their process, and latest film Downsizing.

Jan 18, 2018

Brian Gary interviews writer Virgil Williams (Criminal Minds, 24) and writer/director Dee Rees (Bessie, Pariah) about their independent film collaboration, Mudbound. currently streaming on Netflix.

Jan 11, 2018

Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani discuss their careers, relationship, and movie, "The Big Sick."

Jan 4, 2018

Brian Gary talks with Jason Hall (American Sniper) about his screenwriting evolution that adds writer/director with his latest feature film, Thank You for Your Service.

Dec 28, 2017

Aaron Fullerton speaks with Sallie Patrick (Dynasty and Limitless) about her career and co-developing a new take on a beloved series. Also, Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker are back to discuss their next step in the pilot process, the Story Area Document.

Dec 21, 2017

Difficult Conversations: Monique Sorgen talks with Julie Klausner, creator/star of Hulu’s series Difficult People about the challenges of crafting comedy.

Dec 14, 2017

Brian Gary interviews novelist Brian Selznick (The Invention of Hugo Cabret) about adapting his book Wonderstruck as a first-time screenwriter into the Amazon Studios feature film directed by Todd Haynes.

Dec 7, 2017

Stephen Chbosky, writer/director of "Perks of Being a Wallflower," and "Wonder" discusses his career as a writer and director.

Nov 30, 2017

Brian Gary talks with Oscar nominated screenwriter Scott Frank about his film career (Logan, Out of Sight, Get Shorty) and his new Netflix series Godless.

Nov 23, 2017

Monique Sorgen discusses how to develop a new take on a classic television series with Gloria Calderon Kellett & Mike Royce (One Day at a Time), their careers, and working with the legendary Norman Lear.

Nov 16, 2017

Brian Gary interviews Dawn Prestwich & Nicole Yorkin about their extensive career creating (Z: The Beginning of Everything; The Education of Max Bickford) and writing (The Killing; Carnivale; Chicago Hope) scripted television series.

Nov 9, 2017

Writer and Director Darren Aronofsky (Mother, Requiem For A Dream) discusses his career and process.

Nov 2, 2017

Monique Sorgen talks with Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters co-creators and showrunners of the ABC dramedy Kevin (Probably) Saves the World.

Oct 26, 2017

Co-creator of "Good Behavior" talks with Aaron Fullerton about his career, "Wayward Pines," "The Playboy Club," "Runaway," and writing for the theater.

Oct 19, 2017

A conversation with showrunner Derek Simonds who developed USA Network's limited series, The Sinner.

Oct 11, 2017

Emmy-winning and nominated writers share their behind-the-scenes stories at WGAW’s Sublime Primetime 2017 panel event, including: Steven Davis & Kelvin Yu (Bob’s Burgers), The Duffer Brothers (Matt & Ross Duffer, Stranger Things), Jo Miller (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee), Gordon Smith (Better Call Saul), and Lena Waithe (Master of None), moderated by host Larry Wilmore (Black on the Air).

Oct 5, 2017

A conversation with Michael Green about his epic screenwriting 2017: Logan, Alien: Covenant, Blade Runner 2049, and Murder on the Orient Express - plus showrunning American Gods on Starz.

Sep 21, 2017

WARNING: This episode contains course language and potentially offensive jokes. It is also the closest interview in tone to a sitcom writers' room you are ever likely to hear on a podcast.

Comedy writing duo Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker talk about their career and upcoming projects with Steve Trautmann. Justin and Patrick got their start in TV on the sitcom $#*! My Dad Says, which they created. They also created Surviving Jack, and were producers on "How to Be a Gentleman," "Cougar Town," "iZombie" and "Powerless." They recently sold a multi-cam pitch to Fox entitled "Suspended."

 

Sep 7, 2017

Marti Noxon talks with Monique Sorgenfeld about her feature directorial debut with the Netflix movie "To The Bone," and her career in television. Topics include: women in TV and Film, eating disorders, anorxia and bulemia, growing up in Los Angeles, Rick Rosenthal, "Buffy The Vampire Slayer", Showrunning the television series Unreal, UC Santa Cruz, making autobiographical films, being an assistant in the entertainment business, and movie orgasms.

Aug 24, 2017

Brian Gary interviews Bruce Miller the creator and series showrunner of The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu.

Jul 27, 2017

Writer/producer Gary Goldstein discusses writing TV movies and maintaining a career.

Jul 20, 2017

Aaron Korsh, creator and showrunner of "Suits," sits down with Steve Trautmann to discuss his career and and long running series.

Jul 13, 2017

Brian Gary interviews The Duffer Brothers: the creators and showrunners of the Netflix series Stranger Things.

Jul 6, 2017

Monique Sorgen sits down with Erin Cardillo & Richard Keith about their new series "Life Sentence', being a writing team, acting and improv.

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