3rd & Fairfax: The WGAW Podcast

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May 18, 2017

Steve Trautmann has a conversation with the writers of the feature comedy Fist Fight, Van Robichaux & Evan Susser.

May 11, 2017

Robert & Michelle King, creators of The Good Wife and The Good Fight, talk with Aaron Fullerton about their career and their good shows.

May 4, 2017

Monique Sorgen has a conversation with comedian and show creator Pete Holmes about his multifaceted career and HBO series Crashing.

Apr 27, 2017

Steve Trautmann talks to Jim & Jeannie Gaffigan about their careers and the challenges of making a TV series.

Apr 20, 2017

Aaron Fullerton interviews screenwriter and Iraq War Veteran Chris Roessner about his debut feature film on Netflix: Sand Castle.

Apr 13, 2017

Monique Sorgen talks with Gina Prince-Bythewood & Reggie Rock Bythewood about their careers and new show "Shots Fired." Monique also sits down with Kat Smith from the Activities Committee about this year's upcoming writers retreat.

Apr 6, 2017

Negotiating Committee member, Kate Erickson, and the chairs of the WGA Negotiating Committee, Billy Ray, Chip Johannessen and Chris Keyser, discuss the negotiations with the AMPTP.

Mar 30, 2017

Brian talks with playwright and showrunner Eric Overmyer (The Wire, Treme, Law & Order) about his Amazon series Bosch and a long career in scripted television.

Mar 23, 2017

Monique Sorgen speaks with screen/TV writer Tracy Oliver (Barbershop: The Next Cut) about her upcoming film, Girls Trip, as well as writing for Survivor’s Remorse & more.

Mar 16, 2017

Steve talks playwriting with Gary Goldstein and Hilliard Guess interviews GOLD writers Patrick Massett & John Zinman (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, The Blacklist) about their careers in film and TV.

Mar 9, 2017

Steve interviews writer, director, and actor Matt Ross (28 Hotel Rooms, Captain Fantastic) about his career and process.

Mar 2, 2017

Aaron Fullerton interviews The Path creator and showrunner Jessica Goldberg (Parenthood) about her Hulu series and her roots as an award winning playwright. 

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.

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