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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.

Jun 10, 2020

Host Christopher Kubasik speaks with The Witcher creator / showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Umbrella Academy, Marvel’s The Defenders, The West Wing) about her hit Netflix fantasy series, writing career, and creative process.

May 28, 2020

Monique Sorgen talks with Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation, The Simpsons) about his writing, TV, his career and his two new shows, Upload and Space Force.

May 22, 2020

Host Christopher Kubasik speaks with creator-showrunner-executive producer Hank Steinberg (The Last Ship, Without a Trace) about his latest series, ABC’s legal drama For Life, inspired by Isaac Wright, Jr., who was imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit.

May 14, 2020

Host Monique Sorgen talks to Little America co-developer/EP/writer Lee Eisenberg (Good Boys, Hello Ladies, The Office) about AppleTV+’s diverse anthology series that tells immigrant stories, making the specific universal.

 

May 7, 2020

Host Moon Unit Zappa speaks with screenwriter Alan Trezza (Burying the Ex) about his new ’80s-inspired heavy metal horror film, We Summon the Darkness.

May 5, 2020

Past WGAW President and The Actors Fund Board member Chris Keyser (Party of Five, The Society) speaks with The Actors Fund’s Western Region Director Keith McNutt to offer useful information and vital resources to aid and support creative professionals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 2, 2020

Host Josephine Green Zhang speaks with Home Before Dark co-creator/co-showrunner Dana Fox (Ben & Kate, Isn’t It Romantic?, How to Be Single) about the new AppleTV+ family-friendly mystery-thriller inspired by real-life young investigative journalist Hilde Lysiak.

Apr 28, 2020

Brian speaks with employment attorney Jennifer Kramer to answer questions about unemployment benefits and resources for writers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 23, 2020

Hilliard Guess and Christopher Derrick interview Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker writers Janine Sherman Barrois (Claws, ER), Nicole Jefferson Asher (Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart) and Elle Johnson (Bosch, The Fosters) to discover how they brought this empowering true tale to life as a Netflix limited series.

Apr 9, 2020

Moon Zappa speaks with screenwriter Lucy Alibar (Beasts of the Southern Wild) about her latest film, Troop Zero, currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Mar 27, 2020

Christopher Kubasik speaks with Lost in Space developers/EPs-screenwriters Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold, Gods of Egypt, The Last Witch Hunter) about Netflix’s family sci-fi adventure series that was recently renewed for a third and final season set to premiere in 2021.

Mar 13, 2020

Christopher Kubasik speaks with screenwriter-director Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious, Upgrade) about his terrifying new reimagining of The Invisible Man in the #MeToo era and what it takes to scare audiences from page to screen.

Feb 29, 2020

Brian interviews screenwriters Destin Daniel Cretton (director) & Andrew Lanham (The Glass Castle, The Shack) about their recent feature collaboration based on the true story, Just Mercy.

Feb 6, 2020

Missed WGAW & WGF’s recent Beyond Words 2020 special event? Hear Writers Guild Awards-nominated screenwriters share how they wrote their acclaimed films, featuring Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig, Steven Zaillian, Rian Johnson, Lauren Greenfield, Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster, Susanna Fogel and Katie Silberman, Scott Silver, and Mark Jonathan Harris.

Jan 30, 2020

Monique Sorgen speaks with screenwriter-director Noah Baumbach (The Meyerowitz Stories, Frances Ha, Greenberg) about his 2020 Writers Guild Award-nominated Netflix film, Marriage Story, creative process and career.

Jan 23, 2020

Moon Zappa talks with screenwriter Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich, 28 Days) about her career and the Netflix series Unbelievable.

Jan 18, 2020

Moon Zappa talks with the co-writer of 1917, Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Penny Dreadful), about her career, the awards-nominated film she co-wrote with director Sam Mendes, and her affinity for World War One.

SPOILER ALERTS - about 30 minutes in there are spoilers, and Krysty does give a warning just before the reveal.

Jan 16, 2020

WGAW leaders Angelina Burnett and Shawn Ryan join Third and Fairfax for a special conversation on writers’ political and bargaining power.

Jan 10, 2020

Josephine Green Zhang talks to Kit Steinkellner (Z: The Beginning of Everything), creator of the new Facebook Watch series "Sorry For Your Loss."

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