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 13, 2018

Episode 126 – Sacha Gervasi
Moon Zappa interviews Sacha Gervasi about his new HBO film My Dinner with Hervé, and his career in features.

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DECEMBER 6, 2018

Episode 125 – Matt Bai & Jay Carson & Jason Reitman
Brian talks with The Front Runner screenwriters Matt Bai & Jay Carson & Jason Reitman (director), the team behind the Gary Hart political drama.

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DECEMBER 3, 2018

Episode 124 – Micah Bloomberg & Eli Horowitz
Moon Zappa interviews Micah Bloomberg & Eli Horowitz, the co-creators and writers of Amazon's dramatic series, Homecoming.

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NOVEMBER 29, 2018

Episode 123 – Arash Amel
Brian interviews Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco) about his career and new feature film, A Private War.

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NOVEMBER 21, 2018

Episode 122 – Chuck Lorre
Steve Trautmann sits down with sitcom creator and showrunner Chuck Lorre (Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men) to discuss half-hour comedies and his new Netflix series The Kominsky Method.

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NOVEMBER 15, 2018

Episode 121 – Paul Dano & Zoe Kazan
Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan discuss their careers and new movie Wildlife, which they co-wrote and Dano directed.

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NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Episode 120 – David Lowery
Screenwriter David Lowery discusses his career and writing and directing his new movie, The Old Man & the Gun.

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NOVEMBER 1, 2018

Episode 119 – Tamara Jenkins
Monique Sorgen talks with writer-director Tamara Jenkins (Slums of Beverly Hills, The Savages) about her new Netflix film, Private Life.

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OCTOBER 25, 2018

Episode 118 – Julie Plec
Steve talks with writer-director-showrunner Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals) about her new genre series on the CW, Legacies.

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OCTOBER 18, 2018

Episode 117 – Wash Westmoreland
Moon Zappa interviews screenwriter/director Wash Westmoreland (Still Alice, The Last of Robin Hood) about his new film, Colette.

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OCTOBER 11, 2018

Episode 116 – Drew Goddard
Moon Zappa interviews writer-director Drew Goddard (The Martian, World War Z, The Cabin in the Woods) about his new feature film, Bad Times at the El Royale.

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OCTOBER 4, 2018

Episode 115 – Night School screenwriters Harry Ratchford & Joey Wells & Matthew Kellard
Monique Sorgen talks with Night School screenwriters Harry Ratchford & Joey Wells & Matthew Kellard about their careers and the hit Kevin Hart film.

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

Episode 114 – Erica Messer
Criminal Minds showrunner Erica Messer discusses her career and climb up the TV writing ladder to executive producer with Luciano Saber.

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

Episode 113 – Lauren Miller Rogen
Lauren Miller Rogen talks with Monique Sorgen about writing and directing her first feature Like Father.

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SEPTEMBER 6, 2018

Episode 112 – Lauren LeFranc
Luciano Saber talks with showrunner-writer Lauren LeFranc (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Chuck) about her career and her new YouTube show Impulse.

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AUGUST 30, 2018

Episode 111 – Ken Biller
Brian interviews writer, director, and showrunner Ken Biller (Star Trek: Voyager, Perception) about his anthology series, Genius.

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AUGUST 23, 2018

Episode 110 – Halpern & Schumacker Shoot a Pilot
This episode features the final two interviews in our pilot process series with Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker ($hit My Dad Says, iZombie).

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AUGUST 16, 2018

Episode 109 – Rawson Marshall Thurber
Monique interviews Rawson Marshall Thurber (Central Intelligence, We're the Millers) writer-director of Skyscraper about his move from comedy to high-budget action movies.

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AUGUST 9, 2018

Episode 108 – Dan Futterman
Steve Trautmann talks to writer, showrunner, and actor Dan Futterman (Capote, Foxcatcher) about making the transition from actor to writer and his new Hulu series, The Looming Tower.

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AUGUST 2, 2018

Episode 107 – Justin Simien
Texas native and creator of Dear White People, Justin Simien, talks with Hilliard Guess about his journey to showrunner.

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JULY 26, 2018

Episode 106 – Christopher Lloyd
Steve talks with writer and showrunner Christopher Lloyd (Modern Family, Frasier, Golden Girls) about his career in television comedy.

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JULY 19, 2018

Episode 105 – Seth Meyers
Monique Sorgen interviews writer and host of Late Night with Seth Meyers...Seth Meyers (SNL, The Awesomes, Documentary Now!).

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JULY 12, 2018

Episode 104 – Shana Feste
Brian interviews writer-director Shana Feste (Country Strong, The Greatest) about her career and recent film Boundaries.

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JULY 5, 2018

Episode 103 – Halperin & Schumacker Turn In Scripts
Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker are back for the third part of the Pilot Process series. This time they discuss turning in their scripts.

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JUNE 28, 2018

Episode 102 – Alec Berg & Bill Hader
Alec Berg & Bill Hader, the co-creators and showrunners of the HBO series Barry, discuss the first season and their careers.

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JUNE 21, 2018

Episode 101 – Elizabeth Berger & Issac Aptaker
Showrunners Elizabeth Berger & Issac Aptaker (This Is Us, Love, Simon) talk with Hilliard Guess about moving to Los Angeles, their careers, and screenwriting.

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JUNE 14, 2018

Episode 100 – A Retrospective
The podcast team shares clips from their favorite episodes.

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JUNE 7, 2018

Episode 99 – Aline Brosh McKenna
Monique Sorgen interviews Aline Brosh McKenna (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, 27 Dresses, We Bought a Zoo) about her career in film and television.

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MAY 24, 2018

Episode 98 – Tanya Saracho
Tanya Saracho, creator of the new Starz series Vida, talks with Hilliard Guess about her journey from Chicago playwright to TV showrunner.

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MAY 10, 2018

Episode 97 – Tom Rob Smith
Hilliard Guess interviews Tom Rob Smith about his FX limited series The Assassination of Gianni Versace.

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APRIL 26, 2018

Episode 96 – Heald, Hurwitz, and Schlossberg
Josh Heald & Jon Hurwitz & Hayden Schlossberg discuss their new YouTube Red series, Cobra Kai.

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APRIL 12, 2018

Episode 95 – David Kajganich and Soo Hugh
Brian Gary talks with David Kajganich and Soo Hugh, showrunners of AMC’s new limited series, The Terror.

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MARCH 29, 2018

Episode 94 – Michael Colton & John Aboud
Longtime writing partners and comedy writers Michael Colton & John Aboud discuss their careers and the new Netflix movie, A Futile and Stupid Gesture.

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MARCH 15, 2018

Episode 93 – Jason Katims
Writer and showrunner Jason Katims (Roswell, Friday Night Lights, Parenthood) sits down with Steve Trautmann and discusses his career and new show, Rise.

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FEBRUARY 22, 2018

Episode 92 – Liz Hannah and Josh Singer
The Post screenwriters and 2018 Paul Selvin Award honorees Liz Hannah and Josh Singer discuss the scripts origin, their successful collaboration, and working with Steven Spielberg.

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FEBRUARY 1, 2018

Episode 91 – Steven Rogers
Steve Trautmann interviews Steven Rogers (Love the Coopers, Hope Floats) about his career and the development of his latest feature film, I, Tonya.

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JANUARY 25, 2018

Episode 90 – Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor
Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor discuss their writing career, collaboration, and their process and latest film, Downsizing.

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JANUARY 18, 2018

Episode 89 – Virgil Williams & Dee Rees
Brian Gary interviews writer Virgil Williams (Criminal Minds, 24) and writer-director Dee Rees (Bessie, Pariah) about their independent film collaboration, Mudbound, currently streaming on Netflix.

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JANUARY 11, 2018

Episode 88 – Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani
Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani discuss their careers, relationship, and movie, The Big Sick.

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JANUARY 4, 2018

Episode 87 – Jason Hall
Brian Gary talks with Jason Hall (American Sniper) about his screenwriting evolution that adds writer-director with his latest feature film, Thank You for Your Service.

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