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.

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MAY 25, 2017

Episode 61 – Mike Schur
Mike Schur discusses his career and creating The Good Place. ***SPOILER ALERT*** During discussion of The Good Place there are spoilers regarding the season's final episode.

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MAY 18, 2017

Episode 60 – Van Robichaux & Evan Susser
Steve Trautmann has a conversation with the writers of the feature comedy Fist Fight, Van Robichaux & Evan Susser.

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MAY 11, 2017

Episode 59 – Robert & Michelle King
Robert King & Michelle King, creators of The Good Wife and The Good Fight, talk with Aaron Fullerton about their careers and their good shows.

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MAY 4, 2017

Episode 58 – Pete Holmes
Monique Sorgen has a conversation with comedian-creator Pete Holmes about his multifaceted career and HBO series Crashing.

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APRIL 27, 2017

Episode 57 – Jim & Jeannie Gaffigan
Steve Trautmann talks to Jim & Jeannie Gaffigan about their careers and the challenges of making a TV series.

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APRIL 20, 2017

Episode 56 – Chris Roessner
Aaron Fullerton interviews screenwriter and Iraq War Veteran Chris Roessner about his debut feature film on Netflix: Sand Castle.

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APRIL 13, 2017

Episode 55 – Gina Prince-Bythewood & Reggie Rock Bythewood
Monique Sorgen talks with Gina Prince-Bythewood & Reggie Rock Bythewood about their careers and new show Shots Fired.

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APRIL 7, 2017

Episode 54 – Contract 2017 Negotiations
Negotiating Committee member Kate Erickson, and the co-chairs of the WGA Negotiating Committee, Billy Ray, Chip Johannessen, and Chris Keyser, discuss the negotiations with the AMPTP.

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MARCH 30, 2017

Episode 53 – Bonus: Eric Overmyer
Brian talks with playwright and showrunner Eric Overmyer (The Wire, Treme, Law & Order) about his Amazon series Bosch and a long career in scripted television.

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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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