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Jan 26, 2023

Host Moon Zappa speaks with filmmaker Sarah Polley about writing and directing her latest film Women Talking, adapted from Miriam Toews’ novel about women in an isolated religious community who grapple with reconciling their faith with brutal reality.

Nov 8, 2022

Host Moon Zappa talks with Let the Right One In creator-showrunner Andrew Hinderaker (Away, Penny Dreadful) about adapting the Swedish horror film and novel with a fresh, diverse spin for Showtime’s new series.

 

Oct 13, 2022

Host Moon Zappa talks with screenwriter Steven Rogers (I, Tonya, Love the Coopers) about creating and writing Hulu’s limited series, Mike, chronicling the controversial life and career and heavyweight champion boxer Mike Tyson.

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.

 

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.

Feb 4, 2022
Host Moon Zappa talks with screenwriter-director-author Amy Koppelman about adapting her novel A Mouthful of Air for the recent film which explores postpartum depression.
Jan 14, 2022

Host Moon Zappa speaks with screenwriter Steven Knight (Locked Down, Allied) about how he got inside the mind of Princess Diana for royal drama Spencer.

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.

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.

Feb 18, 2021

Host Moon Zappa speaks with Writers Guild and Academy Award-winning screenwriter-director Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation, The Beguiled, Marie-Antoinette) about her latest film,On the Rocks, reteaming with co-star Bill Murray, her filmmaking process, and more.

Feb 12, 2021

Host Moon Zappa speaks with actress-writer Emerald Fennell (The Crown) about her feature screenwriting-directing debut, the audacious new thriller Promising Young Woman.

Feb 5, 2021

Host Moon Zappa talks with screenwriter-director Tara Miele (The Nomads, Starving in Suburbia), about how real-life experience inspired her latest film,Wander Darkly, about parents forced to deal with trauma amidst their troubled relationship.

Dec 4, 2020

Host Moon Zappa talks with screenwriter-director-actress Clea Duvall (The Handmaid’s Tale, Veep, The Intervention) about her LGBTQ+ holiday romantic comedy, Happiest Season, and making the transition from in front of to behind the camera.

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 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 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 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.

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 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 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 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.

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.

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.

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