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3rd & Fairfax: The WGAW Podcast

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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.

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 29, 2020

Host Christopher Kubasik speaks with Writers Guild Award-winning writer Mary Laws (Succession, Preacher), creator-showrunner-EP of Hulu’s new horror-drama anthology series Monsterland, exploring the monsters within us all.

Oct 22, 2020

Brian interviews Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners, The Red Road) the creator and showrunner of the HBO Max series Raised by Wolves.

Oct 15, 2020

Just in time for the 2020 election: Host Luciano Saber speaks with screenwriter-director Billy Ray (Richard Jewell, Captain Phillips) about his Showtime political drama miniseries, The Comey Rule, detailing the relationship between former FBI Director James Comey and President Trump, and why he’s drawn to real-life stories, where truth is more compelling than fiction.

Oct 9, 2020

Host Hilliard Guess speaks with Scott Gimple (The Walking Dead, Flash Forward) & Matthew Negrete (The Walking Dead, White Collar), developers/showrunners of AMC’s series The Walking Dead: World Beyond, the latest spin-off of TV’s hit zombie franchise, about exploring a new narrative that follows the first generation raised in a surviving civilization of the post-apocalyptic world.

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 24, 2020

Brian talks with writer, director, actor, and author Miranda July (Me and You and Everyone We Know, The Future) about her new feature film Kajillionaire, alongside her multifaceted career in the arts.

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