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3rd & Fairfax: The WGAW Podcast

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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.

Jul 30, 2021

Brian interviews writer, director, and producer Neil Burger (The Illusionist) about his latest film, Voyagers.

Jul 15, 2021

Host Christopher Kubasik speaks with 2021 (73rd) Emmy-nominated The Flight Attendant developer-showrunner-writer Steve Yockey (Doom Patrol, Supernatural) about the HBO Max series and more.

Jul 14, 2021

Host Josephine Green Zhang talks to Broad City co-creator/co-star Ilana Glazer & John Lee (The Heart She Holler), who make the move from comedy to horror with the maternity thriller False Positive.

Jul 8, 2021

Brian interviews writer, director, producer, and showrunner David Manson (House of Cards, Ozark, Saved) about his WGA / PGA / Emmy nominated, and Peabody Award-winning career in film and television.

Jul 2, 2021

Monique talks with writer, actor, producer, and stand-up comic Iliza Shlesinger about her Netflix comedy Good On Paper.

Jun 29, 2021

David Sheftell interviews showrunners Gemma Baker & Nick Bakay (Two and a Half Men) about the final season of the CBS sitcom Mom.

Jun 24, 2021

The Pole Truth: Host Josephine Green Zhang speaks with P-Valley creator-showrunner and 2021 Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Katori Hall (The Hot Wing King) on her Starz series which explores sexuality, gender, and race, destigmatizing stripping and combating stereotypes in the process.

Jun 17, 2021

Host Christopher Kubasik talks with The Good Bird Lord co-creator and 2021 Writers Guild Award nominee Ethan Hawke (Before Sunset, The Hottest State) about co-writing and starring as abolitionist John Brown in Showtime’s acclaimed limited series set in Antebellum-era America.

Jun 10, 2021

Host Monique Sorgen speaks with Call Me Kat developer-showrunner Darlene Hunt (The Conners, The Big C) about writing comedy for primetime network TV.

Jun 3, 2021

Host David Sheftell speaks with Bridgerton creator-showrunner Chris Van Dusen (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy) about his modern take on period drama in Netflix’s hit series that explores love, marriage, and class in Regency London.

May 26, 2021

Host Hilliard Guess has a conversation with screenwriter-playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (The U.S. vs. Billie Holiday, Native Son) about creating NatGeoTV’s Genius: Aretha limited series and honoring the life and legacy of the Queen of Soul.

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