3rd & Fairfax: The WGAW Podcast

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Feb 23, 2017

Monique Sorgen talks with "Jackie" screenwriter Noah Oppenheim about his career in news and screenwriting. We also discuss the 2017 Writers Guild Awards winners.

Feb 16, 2017

Monique Sorgen speaks with writer/director/showrunner Dan Fogelman (Cars, Danny Collins) about his WGA Award nominated series, This is Us along with the projects from his varied career.

Feb 9, 2017

Steve Talks with Academy Award nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Sicario) about Hell Or High Water and his upcoming film, Wind River.

Feb 2, 2017

A wide-ranging conversation between WGA and Oscar winner Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) and WGA and Oscar nominee Barry Jenkins (Moonlight).

Jan 26, 2017

Brian talks with Hidden Figures writers Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi about their Oscar and WGA-nominated screenplay. Also Hilliard sits down with the Writers with Disabilities Committee co-chairs David Radcliffe and Michael Dougherty.

Jan 19, 2017

Brian Gary speaks with writer/director/playwright Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count on Me, Margaret) about his latest film, Manchester By the Sea along with exploring the authentic voice for every story. 

Jan 12, 2017

Aaron Fullerton talks with Co-Creators/showrunners Jonathan Nolan (Dark Knight, Interstellar) & Lisa Joy (Pushing Daisies, Person of Interest) about their new series, Westworld.

Jan 5, 2017

In this bonus episode Aaron Fullerton talks with writer/director Whit Sillman (Love & Friendship, The Last Days of Disco, Metropolitan) about literary adaptation and directing his own work.

Dec 29, 2016

Bob Odenkirk moderates this TV writers panel with Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski (The People v. O.J. Simpson), Joel Fields & Joe Weisberg (The Americans), Alex Gregory & Peter Huyck (Veep), Marti Noxon & Sarah Gertrude Shapiro (UnREAL), Carolyn Omine (The Simpsons), and Alex Rubens (Key & Peele).


Dec 22, 2016

Brian Gary goes in depth with screenwriter Jon Spaihts (Passengers, Dr. Strange, Prometheus) about his approach to Science Fiction and Fantasy and the path that made him one of the go-to genre writers in Hollywood.

Dec 15, 2016

In this bonus episode Aaron Fullerton talks with showrunner Joe Henderson (Lucifer, Graceland, 11.22.63) about staffing, and life in the room.

Dec 8, 2016

Steve Trautmann talks with Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick (Deadpool, Zombieland) about their friendship, career and collaboration. WGF Executive Director Katie Buckland makes her pitch for contributions to the Writers Guild Foundation.

Nov 24, 2016

A brief message from WGAW President Howard Rodman, and Aaron Fullerton talks with Chance co-creator/showrunner Alex Cunningham (Aquarius, Bates Motel, Desperate Housewives) about her new Hulu series, creative process, and career.

Nov 10, 2016

Steve & Monique talk with Stephen Falk (You're The Worst, Weeds, Orange Is The New Black) about his career, diversity and creating "You're The Worst."

Oct 27, 2016

Brian Gary talks with Arrival / Lights Out screenwriter Eric Heisserer about adapting stories for film and the project that jump started his career – and also speaks with Writers Guild Foundation archivist Hilary Swett about the library’s extensive holdings and her role as researcher.

Oct 13, 2016

Aaron Fullerton talks with Chris Kelly (SNL, Broad City) about improv, sketch writing, and his semi-autobiographical movie, "Other People." Also, information about the Writers Guild Foundation's first annual Texas Hold 'Em Tournament.

Sep 22, 2016

Prentice Penny discusses his career and showrunning the new HBO series, Insecure. Also a snippet of WGAW’s recent Sublime Primetime 2016 panel with Emmy-nominated writers.

Sep 8, 2016

Aaron Fullerton talks to American Gothic Creator/Executive Producer Corinne Brinkerhoff (Jane the Virgin, Elementary, The Good Wife) about her career and showrunning.

Aug 25, 2016

Brian Gary talks with Jose Molina (Agent Carter, The Vampire Diaries) & Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost, The 100 discuss their careers as writers and producers, and also about their podcast, The Children of Tendu.

Aug 11, 2016

Justin Marks discusses The Jungle Book, Counterpart, TopGun 2 and more. Also Hilliard Guess talks to Dwayne Johnson-Cochran from the Genre Committee.

Jul 28, 2016

Neil Druckmann (The Last of Us and Uncharted 4) talks with Gennifer Hutchison about story in video games, and Aaron returns to the podcast to discuss WGAW elections. Feature writer survey questions:

Jul 14, 2016

Paul Feig & Katie Dippold discuss their careers and their latest movie, "Ghostbusters." Also, Steve and Brian discuss the past year of WGAW podcasts.

Jun 23, 2016

John August talks with Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Apocalypse, Sherlock Holmes), about writing and producing, and Hilliard Guess interviews Gary Goldstein, the chair of the LGBTQ Writers Committee.

Jun 9, 2016

Captain America: Civil War screenwriters Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely are interviewed by fellow scribe Jose Molina (Agent Carter) about their career and writing in the Marvel Comics Universe.

May 26, 2016

Aziz Ansari discusses his career and new Netflix show, "Master of None." Also we have the second half of the Darnell Hunt interview about the 2016 Hollywood Writers Report.

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