3rd & Fairfax: The WGAW Podcast

3rd & Fairfax, the official podcast of the Writers Guild of America, West, features information and updates about the Guild and interviews with top writers.

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3rd & Fairfax: The WGAW Podcast is hosted and executive produced by Steve Trautmann,
Aaron Fullerton, and Brian Gary.



MARCH 23, 2017

Episode 52 – Tracy Oliver
Monique speaks with screen & TV writer Tracy Oliver (Barbershop: The Next Cut) about her upcoming film, Girls Trip, as well as writing for Survivor’s Remorse and more.

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MARCH 16, 2017

Episode 51 – Bonus: Patrick Massett & John Zinman
Steve talks playwriting with Gary Goldstein and Hilliard Guess interviews Gold writers Patrick Massett & John Zinman (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, The Blacklist) about their careers in film and TV.

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MARCH 9, 2017

Episode 50 – Matt Ross
Steve interviews writer, director, and actor Matt Ross (28 Hotel Rooms, Captain Fantastic) about his career and process.

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MARCH 2, 2017

Episode 49 – Bonus: Jessica Goldberg
Aaron Fullerton interviews The Path creator and showrunner Jessica Goldberg (Parenthood) about her Hulu series and her roots as an award-winning playwright.

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FEBRUARY 23, 2017

Episode 48 – Noah Oppenheim
Monique Sorgen talks with Jackie screenwriter Noah Oppenheim about his career in news and screenwriting. We also discuss the 2017 Writers Guild Awards winners.

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FEBRUARY 16, 2017

Episode 47 – Bonus: Dan Fogelman
Monique Sorgen speaks with writer-director-showrunner Dan Fogelman (Cars, Danny Collins) about his WGA Award-nominated series, This is Us along with the projects from his varied career.

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FEBRUARY 9, 2017

Episode 46 – Taylor Sheridan
Steve Talks with Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Sicario) about Hell or High Water and his upcoming film, Wind River.

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FEBRUARY 2, 2017

Episode 45 – Bonus: Barry Jenkins
A wide-ranging conversation between WGA and Oscar winner Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) and WGA and Oscar nominee Barry Jenkins (Moonlight).

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JANUARY 26, 2017

Episode 44 – Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi; and the Disabilities Committee
Brian talks with Hidden Figures writers Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi about their awards-nominated screenplay. Also Hilliard sits down with the Writers with Disabilities Committee members David Radcliff and Michael Dougherty.

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JANUARY 19, 2017

Episode 43 – Bonus: Kenneth Lonergan
Brian Gary speaks with writer/director/playwright Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count on Me, Margaret) about his latest film, Manchester By the Sea along with exploring the authentic voice for every story.

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JANUARY 12, 2017

Episode 42 – Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy
Aaron Fullerton talks with co-showrunners Jonathan Nolan (Dark Knight, Interstellar) & Lisa Joy (Pushing Daisies, Person of Interest) about their new series, Westworld.

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JANUARY 5, 2017

Episode 41 – Bonus: Whit Stillman
In this bonus episode, Aaron Fullerton talks with writer/director Whit Stillman (Love & Friendship, The Last Days of Disco, Metropolitan) about literary adaptation and directing his own work.

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