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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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Nov 24, 2020

Host Luciano Saber talks with The Queen’s Gambit co-creator-showrunner-writer-director Scott Frank (Godless, Logan) about adapting Walter Tevis’ novel. The Queen's Gambit is Netflix’s most-watched scripted limited series to date and explores the true cost of genius via a young chess prodigy's coming-of-age story.

Nov 19, 2020

Host Moon Zappa speaks with screenwriter Andy Siara (Lodge 49) about Hulu’s time-loop rom-com Palm Springs – What would you do if you had to relive the same day over and over again?

Nov 12, 2020

Host Monique Sorgen speaks with Bill & Ted Face the Music screenwriters Chris Matheson & Ed Solomon about what it takes to update a comedy franchise and deliver laughs in 2020.

Nov 5, 2020

Host Moon Zappa speaks with visionary writer-director Julie Taymor (Across the Universe, Broadway’s The Lion King) about her latest film, The Glorias, a “female buddy road picture” chronicling the journey of feminist hero Gloria Steinem.

Oct 29, 2020

Host Christopher Kubasik speaks with Writers Guild Award-winning writer Mary Laws (Succession, Preacher), creator-showrunner-EP of Hulu’s new horror-drama anthology series Monsterland, exploring the monsters within us all.

Oct 22, 2020

Brian interviews Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners, The Red Road) the creator and showrunner of the HBO Max series Raised by Wolves.

Oct 15, 2020

Just in time for the 2020 election: Host Luciano Saber speaks with screenwriter-director Billy Ray (Richard Jewell, Captain Phillips) about his Showtime political drama miniseries, The Comey Rule, detailing the relationship between former FBI Director James Comey and President Trump, and why he’s drawn to real-life stories, where truth is more compelling than fiction.

Oct 9, 2020

Host Hilliard Guess speaks with Scott Gimple (The Walking Dead, Flash Forward) & Matthew Negrete (The Walking Dead, White Collar), developers/showrunners of AMC’s series The Walking Dead: World Beyond, the latest spin-off of TV’s hit zombie franchise, about exploring a new narrative that follows the first generation raised in a surviving civilization of the post-apocalyptic world.

Oct 1, 2020

Host Moon Zappa speaks with Away creator-writer Andrew Hinderaker (Penny Dreadful, Pure Genius, The Path) about Netflix’s new series that chronicles an international space crew as they embark on a mission to Mars, and how people from different cultures can come together and make sacrifices to achieve the extraordinary.

Sep 24, 2020

Brian talks with writer, director, actor, and author Miranda July (Me and You and Everyone We Know, The Future) about her new feature film Kajillionaire, alongside her multifaceted career in the arts.

Sep 15, 2020

Host Moon Zappa speaks with British writer-actor-producer Brett Goldstein, who co-stars/writes on AppleTV+’s new series Ted Lasso, and is co-creator-EP of AMC’s upcoming series Soulmates.

Sep 11, 2020

Host Christopher Kubasik talks with screenwriter-director Eliza Hittman (It Felt Like Love, Beach Rats) about her latest film, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, independent filmmaking, and why she’s drawn to the exploration and representation of youth.

Sep 2, 2020

Steve talks with Sam Boyd (In A Relationship) about his career and new HBO Max series Love Life.

Aug 27, 2020

Host Josephine Green Zhang speaks with Emmy-nominated and Writers Guild Award-winning writer Stefani Robinson (What We Do in the Shadows, Atlanta) about her journey from agency assistant to writers’ room, creating roles you want to see onscreen, and why “the writer has all the power.”

Aug 20, 2020

Host Brian Gary speaks with Brave New World developer-showrunner David Wiener (Homecoming, Fear the Walking Dead) about adapting Aldous Huxley’s classic sci-fi novel for brave new streaming platform Peacock and why the new series’ themes are more relevant than ever.

Aug 13, 2020

Host Josephine Green Zhang talks with Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated Ramy co-creator-star-writer Ramy Youssef about his journey from stand-up to streamer, as the second season of his Hulu series shifts from an aspirational to transformational focus.

Aug 6, 2020

Host Moon Zappa talks with Emmy and Writers Guild Award-nominated writer Veena Sud (Seven Seconds, The Killing, Cold Case) about writing and directing the Quibi thriller series, The Stranger, and creating compelling content for mobile platforms.

Jul 30, 2020

Host Josephine Green Zhang speaks with screenwriter-director Alice Wu (Saving Face) about her latest Netflix film, The Half of It, which explores the Asian-American/LGBTQ+ experience – something all too rare in U.S. cinema.

Jul 23, 2020

Host Hilliard Guess speaks with #FreeRayShawn creator-writer-EP Marc Maurino about adapting his feature screenplay focusing on a young black Iraq War vet for Quibi’s platform – and how social media can affect criminal justice in this technological age.

Jul 16, 2020

Host Moon Zappa talks with Everything's Gonna Be Okay creator-star Josh Thomas (Please Like Me) about telling stories that explore authentic LGBTQ+ portrayals, teen queer sexuality, and autism on the acclaimed Freeform comedy series.

Jul 9, 2020

Host Hilliard Guess talks with A Black Lady Sketch Show creator-showrunner Robin Thede (The Rundown with Robin Thede, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore) about her ground-breaking HBO comedy series and the importance of valuing diverse voices.

Jul 4, 2020

Host Moon Zappa speaks with screenwriter-director Derek Cianfrance (The Light Between Oceans, The Place Beyond the Pines) about adapting Wally Lamb’s novel for the HBO limited drama series I Know This Much Is True and more.

Jun 25, 2020

Host Hilliard Guess speaks with On My Block creators Lauren Iungerich & Eddie Gonzalez & Jeremy Haft about their hit Netflix series depicting a diverse group of young teens in L.A. and the value and impact of portraying the lives of those who’ve been marginalized and underrepresented on screen.

Jun 18, 2020

Host Moon Zappa speaks with series co-creator Ian Brennan (The Politician, Scream Queens, Glee) about Netflix’s alt-history limited series Hollywood and how rewriting the past may impact the future.

Jun 15, 2020

Host Aaron Fullerton talks with Little Fires Everywhere developer / showrunner / EP Liz Tigelaar (Casual, Bates Motel, Nashville) about adapting Celeste Ng’s novel for Hulu’s drama series.

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