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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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Jun 30, 2022

Host Monique Sorgen speaks with The Sex Lives of College Girls co-creator-showrunner Justin Noble about HBO Max’s comedy series focused on four college roommates navigating their lives on campus.

Jun 27, 2022

Host David Sheftell speaks with Ozark showrunner-writer Chris Mundy about mapping the path toward the Netflix drama series’ finale.

Jun 24, 2022

Host Brian Gary talks with Dopesick creator-showrunner Danny Strong about Hulu’s drama series that chronicles the personal cost and devastating impact of opioid addiction.

Jun 22, 2022

Host Josephine Green Zhang talks with Yellowjackets creators-showrunners and married writing team Ashley Lyle & Bart Nickerson about their Showtime series that stings with a mix of horror, mystery, and pitch-black comedy.

Jun 17, 2022

Host Brian Gary speaks with Maid creator-showrunner Molly Smith Metzler about bringing Stephanie Land’s memoir to the screen for Netflix’s drama series that empathizes with the everyday struggles of the working poor.

Jun 14, 2022

Host Hilliard Guess talks with The Wonder Years creator-showrunner Saladin K. Patterson about reimagining ABC’s series as a Black coming-of-age story set in the ’60s-era South.

Jun 9, 2022

Host Brian Gary speaks with Swimming with Sharks creator-showrunner Kathleen Robertson about reimaging the ’90s movie for Roku’s drama series.

Jun 7, 2022

Host Moon Zappa talks with Barry co-creators/co-showrunners Alec Berg & Bill Hader about exploring even darker places, while still finding the funny, on the latest season of HBO’s pitch-black comedy series.

 

Jun 3, 2022

Host Aaron Fullerton speaks with Gaslit creator-showrunner Robbie Pickering about Starz’s limited series that explores untold stories involving Watergate’s political scandal.

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).

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