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3rd & Fairfax: The WGAW Podcast

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Apr 15, 2021

Host Josephine Green Zhang talks with screenwriter-director Ben Falcone (Life of the Party, The Boss, Tammy) about his latest film, the superhero comedy Thunder Force, his creative collaboration with his wife/co-star Melissa McCarthy, and more.

Apr 8, 2021

Host David Sheftell speaks with The Great North co-creators-showrunners Lizzie Molyneux & Wendy Molyneux (Bob’s Burgers) about animation writing, their collaborative process, and more.

Apr 1, 2021

Host Christopher Kubasik speaks with Cherry co-screenwriter Jessica Goldberg (Away, The Path) about adapting Nico Walker’s novel for the AppleTV+ film which chronicles an Army medic’s battle with PTSD and descent into addiction.

Mar 25, 2021

Host Christopher Kubasik speaks with Palmer screenwriter Cheryl Guerriero about the family drama that explores nonconformity, bullying, and tolerance.

Mar 18, 2021

Host Luciano Saber talks with screenwriter-director Todd Robinson (Phantom, Lonely Hearts) about making his film The Last Full Measure, a military drama chronicling U.S. Air Force Pararescueman William H, Pitsenbarger, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery on the battlefield.

Mar 11, 2021

Host Hilliard Guess speaks with Judas and the Black Messiah screenwriters, 2021 Writers Guild Award-nominees, and Paul Selvin Award honorees Will Berson & Shaka King (director) about bringing the life and legacy of slain Black Panther leader Fred Hampton to the screen.

Mar 9, 2021

Brian interviews writer, director, and producer Tiller Russell regarding his new feature film about the rise and fall of the darknet marketplace, Silk Road.

Mar 4, 2021

Steve Trautmann talks with Mark Lafferty (Castle Rock, Halt and Catch Fire) about his career and new series about the Mercury project, The Right Stuff.

Feb 25, 2021

Host Josephine Green Zhang talks with Selena: The Series creator/co-showrunner Moisés Zamora (American Crime, Star) about honoring the life and legacy of the late pop icon on Netflix’s hit show, the importance of an inclusive writers’ room with Latinx and LGBTQ+ voices, and more.

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.

Jan 28, 2021

New host David Sheftell speaks with The King of Staten Island co-screenwriter-director Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, This is 40) about his recent dramedy, career, and creative process.

Jan 25, 2021

Host Steve Trautmann talks with Borat Subsequent Moviefilm screenwriters Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines (Who is America?, Ali G. Rezurection) about devising their stealth satire that skewers sacred cows and made headlines of its own.

 

 

Jan 21, 2021

Host Hilliard Guess speaks with screenwriter-playwright Kemp Powers about adapting his play for the new Amazon film One Night in Miami, when four icons – Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke – came together for one legendary night.

Jan 14, 2021

Host Josephine Green Zhang speaks with Uncle Frank screenwriter-director Alan Ball (Six Feet Under, True Blood) about how coming home can be as complicated as coming out.

Jan 11, 2021

Host Brian Gary talks with The Stand co-developer/showrunner Benjamin Cavell (SEAL Team, Justified) about reimagining Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic tale for a contemporary audience amidst a real-life global pandemic.

Jan 7, 2021

Host Josephine Green Zhang speaks with Never Have I Ever co-creator/showrunner Lang Fisher (The Mindy Project, 30 Rock) about the hit Netflix series chronicling an American-Indian teenage girl’s coming-of-age, inspired by co-creator Mindy Kaling’s own childhood.

Dec 23, 2020

Host Christopher Kubasik interviews screenwriters Jon Raymond & Kelly Reichardt (director) about making their film, First Cow, a Western fable about the balance between friendship and capitalism set in 1820s Northwest.

Dec 17, 2020

In the spirit of the season, host Gary Goldstein speaks with screenwriter-director David E. Talbert (Almost Christmas, Baggage Claim, First Sunday) about creating his Netflix holiday film, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, and the power of inclusion and representation.

Dec 10, 2020

Host Luciano Saber speaks with TV writer Kevin J. Hynes (Dirty John, Perry Mason, Scorpion) about writing crime dramas, his creative process, and career.

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 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.

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