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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DECEMBER 14, 2017

Episode 84 – Brian Selznick
Brian Gary interviews novelist Brian Selznick (The Invention of Hugo Cabret) about adapting his book Wonderstruck as a first-time screenwriter into the Amazon Studios feature film directed by Todd Haynes.

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DECEMBER 7, 2017

Episode 83 – Stephen Chbosky
Wonder co-screenwriter-director Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) discusses his career as a writer and director.

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NOVEMBER 30, 2017

Episode 82 – Scott Frank
Brian Gary talks with Oscar-nominated screenwriter Scott Frank about his film career (Logan, Out of Sight, Get Shorty) and his new Netflix series Godless.

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NOVEMBER 24, 2017

Episode 81 – Gloria Calderon Kellett & Mike Royce
Monique Sorgen discusses how to develop a new take on a classic television series with Gloria Calderon Kellett & Mike Royce (One Day at a Time), their careers, and working with the legendary Norman Lear.

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NOVEMBER 16, 2017

Episode 80 – Dawn Prestwich & Nicole Yorkin
Brian Gary interviews Dawn Prestwich & Nicole Yorkin about their extensive career creating (Z: The Beginning of Everything, The Education of Max Bickford) and writing (The Killing, Carnivale, Chicago Hope) scripted television series.

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NOVEMBER 9, 2017

Episode 79 – Darren Aronofsky
Writer and director Darren Aronofsky (Mother, The Wrestler, Requiem For A Dream) discusses his career and process.

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NOVEMBER 2, 2017

Episode 78 – Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters
Monique Sorgen talks with Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters, co-creators and showrunners of the ABC dramedy Kevin (Probably) Saves the World.

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OCTOBER 26, 2017

Episode 77 – Chad Hodge
Co-creator of Good Behavior Chad Hodge talks with Aaron Fullerton about his career, Wayward Pines, The Playboy Club, Runaway, and writing for the theater.

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OCTOBER 19, 2017

Episode 76 – Derek Simonds
A conversation with showrunner Derek Simonds who developed USA Networks's limited series, The Sinner.

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OCTOBER 12, 2017

Episode 75 – Sublime Primetime 2017
Emmy-winning and nominated writers share their behind-the-scenes stories at WGAW’s Sublime Primetime 2017 panel event, including: Steven Davis & Kelvin Yu (Bob’s Burgers), The Duffer Brothers (Matt & Ross Duffer, Stranger Things), Jo Miller (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee), Gordon Smith (Better Call Saul), and Lena Waithe (Master of None), moderated by host Larry Wilmore (Black on the Air).

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OCTOBER 5, 2017

Episode 74 – Michael Green
A conversation with Michael Green about his epic screenwriting 2017: Logan, Alien: Covenant, Blade Runner 2049, and Murder on the Orient Express - plus showrunning American Gods on Starz.

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SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Episode 73 – Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker
Comedy writing duo Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker (Surviving Jack) talk about their careers and upcoming projects with Steve Trautmann. WARNING: This episode contains course language and potentially offensive jokes. It is also the closest interview in tone to a sitcom writers' room you are likely to hear on a podcast.

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SEPTEMBER 7, 2017

Episode 72 – Marti Noxon
Marti Noxon talks with Monique Sorgen about her feature directorial debut with the Netflix movie To the Bone and her career in television.

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AUGUST 24, 2017

Episode 71 – Bruce Miller
Brian Gary interviews Bruce Miller the creator and series showrunner of The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu.

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JULY 27. 2017

Episode 70 – Gary Goldstein
Writer-producer Gary Goldstein discusses writing TV movies and maintaining a career.

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JULY 20, 2017

Episode 69 – Aaron Korsh
Aaron Korsh, creator and showrunner of Suits, sits down with Steve Trautmann to discuss his career and long-running series.

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JULY 13, 2017

Episode 68 – The Duffer Brothers
Brian Gary interviews The Duffer Brothers: the creators and showrunners of the Netflix series Stranger Things.

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JULY 6, 2017

Episode 67 – Erin Cardillo & Richard Keith
Monique Sorgen sits down with Erin Cardillo & Richard Keith about their new series Life Sentence, being a writing team, acting, and improv.

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JUNE 29, 2017

Episode 66 – Nick Stoller & Francesca Delbanco
Monique Sorgen interviews writing team and married couple Nick Stoller & Francesca Delbanco about their upcoming Netflix series Friends From College.

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JUNE 22, 2017

Episode 65 – Danny McBride & John Carcieri
Monique Sorgen talks with Danny McBride & John Carcieri about Vice Principals and their writing and filmmaking careers.

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JUNE 15, 2017

Episode 64 – Alex Gansa
A conversation with Homeland showruner Alex Gansa about the ups and downs of a long career in television.

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JUNE 8, 2017

Episode 63 – Misha Green
Monique Sorgen interviews TV and feature writer Misha Green (Underground, Mother) about breaking in, creating a series, and diversity.

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JUNE 1, 2017

Episode 62 – Sam Esmail
Brian Gary speaks with writer-director-producer and Mr. Robot showrunner Sam Esmail.

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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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