3rd & Fairfax: The WGAW Podcast
The official podcast of the Writers Guild of America West, WGAW, Info and updates about the Guild and interviews with screenwriters about screenwriting,,movies, television and the entertainment business.
info_outline Ep. 211 - Billy Ray 10/15/2020
Ep. 211 - Billy Ray 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.
info_outline Ep. 210 - Scott Gimple & Matthew Negrete 10/09/2020
Ep. 210 - Scott Gimple & Matthew Negrete 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.
info_outline Ep. 209 - Andrew Hinderaker 10/01/2020
Ep. 209 - Andrew Hinderaker 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.
info_outline Ep. 206 - Eliza Hittman 09/11/2020
Ep. 206 - Eliza Hittman 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.
info_outline Ep. 204 - Stefani Robinson 08/27/2020
Ep. 204 - Stefani Robinson 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.”
info_outline Ep. 203 - David Wiener 08/20/2020
Ep. 203 - David Wiener 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.
info_outline Ep. 202 - Ramy Youssef 08/13/2020
Ep. 202 - Ramy Youssef 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.
info_outline Ep. 201- Veena Sud 08/06/2020
Ep. 201- Veena Sud Host Moon Zappa talks with Emmy and Writers Guild Award-nominated writer Veena Sud (Seven Seconds, The Killing, Cold Case) about writing and directing the Quibi thriller series, The Stranger, and creating compelling content for mobile platforms.
info_outline Ep. 199 - Marc Maurino 07/23/2020
Ep. 199 - Marc Maurino Host Hilliard Guess speaks with #FreeRayShawn creator-writer-EP Marc Maurino about adapting his feature screenplay focusing on a young black Iraq War vet for Quibi’s platform – and how social media can affect criminal justice in this technological age.
info_outline Ep. 198 - Josh Thomas 07/16/2020
Ep. 198 - Josh Thomas Host Moon Zappa talks with Everything's Gonna Be Okay creator-star Josh Thomas (Please Like Me) about telling stories that explore authentic LGBTQ+ portrayals, teen queer sexuality, and autism on the acclaimed Freeform comedy series.
info_outline Ep. 197 - Robin Thede 07/09/2020
Ep. 197 - Robin Thede Host Hilliard Guess talks with A Black Lady Sketch Show creator-showrunner Robin Thede (The Rundown with Robin Thede, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore) about her ground-breaking HBO comedy series and the importance of valuing diverse voices.
info_outline Ep. 196 - Derek Cianfrance 07/04/2020
Ep. 196 - Derek Cianfrance Host Moon Zappa speaks with screenwriter-director Derek Cianfrance (The Light Between Oceans, The Place Beyond the Pines) about adapting Wally Lamb’s novel for the HBO limited drama series I Know This Much Is True and more.
info_outline Ep. 195 - Lauren Iungerich & Eddie Gonzalez & Jeremy Haft 06/25/2020
Ep. 195 - Lauren Iungerich & Eddie Gonzalez & Jeremy Haft Host Hilliard Guess speaks with On My Block creators Lauren Iungerich & Eddie Gonzalez & Jeremy Haft about their hit Netflix series depicting a diverse group of young teens in L.A. and the value and impact of portraying the lives of those who’ve been marginalized and underrepresented on screen.
info_outline Ep. 192 - Lauren Schmidt Hissrich 06/10/2020
Ep. 192 - Lauren Schmidt Hissrich Host Christopher Kubasik speaks with The Witcher creator / showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (Umbrella Academy, Marvel’s The Defenders, The West Wing) about her hit Netflix fantasy series, writing career, and creative process.
info_outline Ep. 190 - Hank Steinberg 05/22/2020
Ep. 190 - Hank Steinberg Host Christopher Kubasik speaks with creator-showrunner-executive producer Hank Steinberg (The Last Ship, Without a Trace) about his latest series, ABC’s legal drama For Life, inspired by Isaac Wright, Jr., who was imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit.
info_outline Ep. 187 - The Actors Fund 05/05/2020
Ep. 187 - The Actors Fund 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.
info_outline Ep. 186 - Dana Fox 05/02/2020
Ep. 186 - Dana Fox 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.
info_outline Ep. 184 - Janine Sherman Barrois, Nicole Jefferson Asher, and Elle Johnson 04/23/2020
Ep. 184 - Janine Sherman Barrois, Nicole Jefferson Asher, and Elle Johnson 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.
info_outline Ep. 182 - Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless 03/27/2020
Ep. 182 - Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless 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.