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3rd & Fairfax: The WGAW Podcast

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May 5, 2020

Past WGAW President and The Actors Fund Board member Chris Keyser (Party of Five, The Society) speaks with The Actors Fund’s Western Region Director Keith McNutt to offer useful information and vital resources to aid and support creative professionals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 2, 2020

Host Josephine Green Zhang speaks with Home Before Dark co-creator/co-showrunner Dana Fox (Ben & Kate, Isn’t It Romantic?, How to Be Single) about the new AppleTV+ family-friendly mystery-thriller inspired by real-life young investigative journalist Hilde Lysiak.

Apr 28, 2020

Brian speaks with employment attorney Jennifer Kramer to answer questions about unemployment benefits and resources for writers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 23, 2020

Hilliard Guess and Christopher Derrick interview Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker writers Janine Sherman Barrois (Claws, ER), Nicole Jefferson Asher (Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart) and Elle Johnson (Bosch, The Fosters) to discover how they brought this empowering true tale to life as a Netflix limited series.

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.

Mar 27, 2020

Christopher Kubasik speaks with Lost in Space developers/EPs-screenwriters Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold, Gods of Egypt, The Last Witch Hunter) about Netflix’s family sci-fi adventure series that was recently renewed for a third and final season set to premiere in 2021.

Mar 13, 2020

Christopher Kubasik speaks with screenwriter-director Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious, Upgrade) about his terrifying new reimagining of The Invisible Man in the #MeToo era and what it takes to scare audiences from page to screen.

Feb 29, 2020

Brian interviews screenwriters Destin Daniel Cretton (director) & Andrew Lanham (The Glass Castle, The Shack) about their recent feature collaboration based on the true story, Just Mercy.

Feb 6, 2020

Missed WGAW & WGF’s recent Beyond Words 2020 special event? Hear Writers Guild Awards-nominated screenwriters share how they wrote their acclaimed films, featuring Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig, Steven Zaillian, Rian Johnson, Lauren Greenfield, Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster, Susanna Fogel and Katie Silberman, Scott Silver, and Mark Jonathan Harris.

Jan 30, 2020

Monique Sorgen speaks with screenwriter-director Noah Baumbach (The Meyerowitz Stories, Frances Ha, Greenberg) about his 2020 Writers Guild Award-nominated Netflix film, Marriage Story, creative process and career.

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.

Jan 16, 2020

WGAW leaders Angelina Burnett and Shawn Ryan join Third and Fairfax for a special conversation on writers’ political and bargaining power.

Jan 10, 2020

Josephine Green Zhang talks to Kit Steinkellner (Z: The Beginning of Everything), creator of the new Facebook Watch series "Sorry For Your Loss."

Dec 31, 2019

Christopher Kubasik talks with screenwriter Charles Randolph (The Big Short, Love & Other Drugs) about his new film Bombshell.

Dec 30, 2019

Josephine Green Zhang talks with screenwriter-director Lorene Scafaria (Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World, The Meddler) about her latest film, Hustlers.

-=Spoiler Alert=-
Towards the end of the interview there are some spoilers, so listener beware.

Dec 20, 2019

Hilliard and Chris interview Showrunner Nichelle Tramble Spellman, creator of the Apple TV Plus series, Truth Be Told.

Dec 19, 2019

Christopher Kubasik interviews the team behind the feature film Uncut Gems: Ronald Bronstein & Josh Safdie & Benny Safdie.

Dec 13, 2019

Moon interviews screenwriter and actor Shia LaBeouf about his semi-autobiographical film, Honey Boy.

Dec 11, 2019

Moon Zappa interviews documentary filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (Generation Wealth) about her new film The Kingmaker.

Dec 5, 2019

Hilliard speaks with screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard (Remember the Titans, Ali), and screenwriter-director Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s Bayou, Black Nativity) about bringing iconic American freedom fighter Harriet Tubman to life from page to screen in the film Harriet.

Nov 26, 2019

Bonus Episode: Luciano interviews writer, director, and actor Ed Norton about his new feature film Motherless Brooklyn.

Nov 25, 2019

Author and screenwriter Tim Federle (Ferdinand) about his career and new Disney+ series, High School Musical: The Musical - The Series.

Nov 21, 2019

Host Moon Unit Zappa speaks with writer Alena Smith (The Affair), creator/showrunner of AppleTV+’s new series Dickinson, a fresh take on the life and work of poet Emily Dickinson.

Nov 14, 2019

Christopher Kubasik speaks with writing partners Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster (Transparent) about their pair of feature films out this season, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.

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