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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Host Luciano Saber speaks with TV writer Kevin J. Hynes (Dirty John, Perry Mason, Scorpion) about writing crime dramas, his creative process, and career.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Brian interviews Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners, The Red Road) the creator and showrunner of the HBO Max series Raised by Wolves.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Host Christopher Kubasik talks with screenwriter-director Eliza Hittman (It Felt Like Love, Beach Rats) about her latest film, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, independent filmmaking, and why she’s drawn to the exploration and representation of youth.
Steve talks with Sam Boyd (In A Relationship) about his career and new HBO Max series Love Life.
Host Josephine Green Zhang speaks with Emmy-nominated and Writers Guild Award-winning writer Stefani Robinson (What We Do in the Shadows, Atlanta) about her journey from agency assistant to writers’ room, creating roles you want to see onscreen, and why “the writer has all the power.”
Host Brian Gary speaks with Brave New World developer-showrunner David Wiener (Homecoming, Fear the Walking Dead) about adapting Aldous Huxley’s classic sci-fi novel for brave new streaming platform Peacock and why the new series’ themes are more relevant than ever.
Host Josephine Green Zhang talks with Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated Ramy co-creator-star-writer Ramy Youssef about his journey from stand-up to streamer, as the second season of his Hulu series shifts from an aspirational to transformational focus.