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3rd & Fairfax: The WGAW Podcast

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May 26, 2022

Host Hilliard Guess talks with The First Lady creator-showrunner Aaron Cooley about reframing American leadership through the lens of the First Ladies in Showtime’s historical drama series that dives deep into these women’s personal and political lives.

May 23, 2022

GOAL! Host David Sheftell speaks with Ted Lasso co-developer/co-star Brendan Hunt and writer/co-star Brett Goldstein about the game plan for AppleTV+’s sports comedy series.

May 19, 2022
Host Aaron Fullerton talks with Candy co-creator/co-showrunner Robin Veith (The Expanse, The Act) about transforming an ’80s suburban murder case into Hulu’s true-crime limited series.
May 16, 2022

Host Hilliard Guess speaks with The Man Who Fell to Earth creators-showrunners Jenny Lumet & Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek: Strange New Worlds) about reimagining the ’60s novel and ’70s film for Showtime’s sci-fi series involving a new alien who must confront his past to determine our future.

May 12, 2022
Host Monique Sorgen speaks with …And Just Like That developer-showrunner Michael Patrick King (2 Broke Girls, The Comeback) about updating HBO’s culture-defining comedy series Sex and the City and more.
May 9, 2022

Host Brian Gary talks with creator-writer Jonathan Tropper (Warrior, Banshee) about co-screenwriting Netflix’s time-travel, sci-fi action-comedy The Adam Project.

May 5, 2022

Monique Sorgen talks with writer/producer Courtney Lilly (black-ish, The Cleveland Show) about his rise from staff writer to showrunner.

May 2, 2022

Host Moon Zappa speaks with The Girl From Plainview creators-showunners Liz Hannah (The Post, Mindhunter) & Patrick Macmanus (Dr. Death, Homecoming) about the social responsibility of their Hulu drama limited series based on a real-life tragedy that addresses mental health, toxic relationships, and teen suicide.

Apr 29, 2022

Host Brian Gary talks with screenwriters Tom Gormican (director) & Kevin Etten about how art imitates life in the meta Nicolas Cage action-comedy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.

Apr 27, 2022
Host Monique Sorgen speaks with iCARLY showrunner-EP-writer Ali Schouten about Season Two of Paramount+’s revival and taking a modern, inclusive approach to the comedy series.
Apr 21, 2022

Host David Sheftell talks with Murderville developer-showrunner-EP-writer Krister Johnson (Medical Police, Children’s Hospital) about Netflix’s unique series that’s a hybrid of scripted and improv comedy.

Apr 13, 2022

Host Aaron Fullerton speaks with Severance creator-showrunner Dan Erickson about his mind-bending AppleTV+ sci-fi series.

Apr 11, 2022

Host Josephine Green Zhang speaks with screenwriters Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley about writing Disney-Pixar’s acclaimed animated film Inside Out, one of WGA’s 101 Greatest Screenplays of the 21st Century (*so far).

Apr 7, 2022

Host Brian Gary speaks with screenwriter Jeb Stuart (Die Hard, The Fugitive) about creating Netflix’s epic historical drama series Vikings: Valhalla, his writing career, and more.

Apr 4, 2022
Host Monique Sorgen interviews Dollface creator-showrunner Jordan Weiss about her Hulu comedy series about a group of young women navigating work, love, and a deeper relationship with themselves.

 

Mar 31, 2022

Host Josephine Green Zhang speaks with screenwriters Karen McCullah & Kirsten ‘Kiwi” Smith (10 Things I Hate About You, The Ugly Truth) about writing hit comedy Legally Blonde, named one of WGA’s 101 Greatest Screenplays of the 21st Century (*so far).

Mar 28, 2022
Host Luciano Saber speaks with Promised Land creator-showrunner Matt Lopez about his drama series centering on two Latinx families vying for wealth and power in Sonoma Valley’s wine country – and how representation matters onscreen and in the writers’ room.
Mar 25, 2022

Host Brian Gary talks with screenwriter-director Matt Reeves (War for the Planet of the Apes, Let Me In) about his decidedly darker take on Gotham City’s iconic superhero in The Batman.

Mar 22, 2022

Host Hilliard Guess speaks with Bel Air co-developer-showrunner Morgan Cooper about reimagining ’90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air with a more dramatic vibe updated for 2022.

Mar 17, 2022

Host Brian Gary talks with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (Steve Jobs, The West Wing) about writing and directing the recent Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz behind-the-scenes biopic, Being the Ricardos, as well as The Social Network, ranked #3 on WGA’s 101 Greatest Screenplays of the 21st Century (*so far.)

Mar 14, 2022

Host David Sheftell speaks with Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg about writing the hit teen comedy Superbad, named one of WGA’s 101 Greatest Screenplays of the 21st Century (*so far).

Mar 10, 2022
Host Luciano Saber interviews Weakest Link head writer Ann Slichter and writer Scott Saltzburg about what it takes to put together a primetime network game show.
Mar 7, 2022

Host Gary Goldstein talks with screenwriter Diana Ossana about the journey from page to screen and the enduring impact of Brokeback Mountain, named one of WGA’s 101 Greatest Screenplays of the 21st Century (*so far), and her late writing partner Larry McMurtry.

Mar 3, 2022

Host Brian Gary speaks with The Handmaid’s Tale writer-executive producer Yahlin Chang about Hulu’s acclaimed dystopian drama.

Mar 1, 2022

Host Monique Sorgen talks with TV comedy writer Kourtney Kang (Fresh Off the Boat, How I Met Your Mother) about developing and showrunning Disney+’s dramedy series Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.

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