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Dec 21, 2021

Royal drama The King’s Speech has been named one of WGA’s 101 Greatest Screenplays of the 21st Century (*so far) – author/screenwriter Ken Pisani speaks with the film’s screenwriter David Seidler about how his personal experience shaped his historical script.

Dec 16, 2021

Brian talks with the team of screenwriters behind the epic feature film Dune: Jon Spaihts and Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth.

Dec 14, 2021

Brian has a conversation with the writing team behind the film The Last Duel: Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said) & Ben Affleck (The Town) & Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting).

Dec 9, 2021

Steve Trautmann talks with Nick Kroll (Big Mouth, Adult Beginners, Human Resources) about comedy and the importance of collaboration.

Dec 6, 2021

Get Out has been named #1 on WGA’s 101 Greatest Screenplays of the 21st Century (*so far) list - host Hilliard Guess discusses with screenwriter-director Jordan Peele how he created his culture-defining horror thriller on this special bonus episode.

Dec 3, 2021

Host Josephine Green Zhang interviews Last Night in Soho screenwriter-director Edgar Wright (Baby Driver) & co-screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917) about how they stepped back in time to revisit ’60s London in their recent horror thriller.

Nov 18, 2021

Brian speaks with writer-director Paul Schrader (First Reformed, Affliction) about his latest film, The Card Counter, his creative process and career as an acclaimed screenwriter (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull) and filmmaker.

Nov 15, 2021

Host Luciano Saber talks with screenwriter-director Rawson Marshall Thurber (Skyscraper, Central Intelligence) about his new action-adventure movie, Red Notice.

Nov 11, 2021

Don’t Call it a Comeback: Host Hilliard Guess speaks to Queens creator-showrunner Zahir McGhee (Scandal, Private Practice) about his new ABC drama series that chronicles the reunion of a 90s female hip-hop group – and why age ain’t nothing but a number.

Nov 4, 2021

Host David Sheftell talks with The Prince creator-showrunner-star and best-selling author Gary Janetti (Family Guy, Will & Grace) about satirizing the Royal Family on HBO Max’s animated comedy series.

Oct 28, 2021

Host Moon Zappa talks with filmmaker-author-actress Justine Bateman about making her screenwriting and directing feature debut with her new film Violet, exploring the difference between a person’s private thoughts and public face.

Oct 21, 2021

Host Moon Zappa talks to writer Abe Sylvia (Dead to Me, The Affair, Nurse Jackie) about making the transition from the small to big screen and transforming a 2000 documentary into the 2021 feature film The Eyes of Tammy Faye, an empathetic exploration of the rise and fall of televangelists Jim & Tammy Faye Bakker.

Oct 14, 2021

Host David Sheftell talks to The Lost Symbol developers-showrunners Dan Dworkin & Jay Beattie (Matador, The Crossing) about bringing Dan Brown’s novel to the TV screen for Peacock’s new action-adventure series.

Oct 7, 2021

Host Monique Sorgen talks with screenwriter-director Kay Cannon (the Pitch Perfect franchise) about reimagining Cinderella as a bold, new Amazon musical.

Oct 5, 2021

Host Josephine Green Zhang speaks with Y: The Last Man developer-showrunner-writer Eliza Clark (Animal Kingdom, The Killing) about the new FX on Hulu series where a post-apocalyptic society is run by women after the obliteration of all cisgender males on Earth…except one.

Sep 30, 2021

David Sheftell interviews screenwriters-directors and married creative partners Aron Gaudet & Gita Pullapilly about their coupon caper comedy Queenpins.

Sep 28, 2021

Monique interviews writer/director Clay Tarver (Silicon Valley) about his career and recent film Vacation Friends streaming on Hulu.

Sep 24, 2021

Host Moon Zappa interviews On the Verge creator-writer-director-star Julie Delpy (Before Sunset, Before Midnight) about her Netflix dramedy series that follows four female friends who use midlife as an opportunity for reinvention.

Sep 16, 2021

Brian interviews Avi Issacharoff & Lior Raz & Dawn Prestwich & Nicole Yorkin the co-creators and showrunners of the Netflix dramatic series Hit & Run.

Sep 9, 2021

Host Josephine Green Zhang talks with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings co-screenwriter Dave Callaham (Mortal Kombat, Wonder Woman 1984) about making history with Marvel’s first Asian superhero movie and inclusive storytelling to the MCU.

Sep 2, 2021

Before you watch the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, listen to our recent Sublime Primetime 2021 virtual panel featuring Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series Emmy-nominated writers, presented by Writers Guild Foundation and Writers Guild of America West in partnership with Variety and Final Draft.

Sep 2, 2021

In advance of the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, listen to our recent Sublime Primetime 2021 virtual panel featuring Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Emmy-nominated writers, presented by Writers Guild Foundation and Writers Guild of America West in partnership with Variety and Final Draft.

Aug 18, 2021

Host Josephine Green Zhang interviews Emmy-nominated Hacks co-creator/co-showrunner Jen Statsky (The Good Place, Broad City) about HBO Max’s breakout comedy series.

Aug 12, 2021

Brian interviews creator-showrunner-writer Michael Waldron about his Marvel series Loki on Disney+.

Aug 5, 2021

Host Josephine Green Zhang talks with Made for Love co-creator/novelist Alissa Nutting and co-creator/showrunner Christina Lee about HBO Max’s dark comedy series.

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