3rd & Fairfax: The WGAW Podcast - 2015

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.



DECEMBER 31, 2015

Episode 15 – Bonus: Full Miranda Banks Interview
Our first bonus episode. This is the full Miranda Banks interview, which was edited and split between Episodes 3 & 4. Happy New Year, and thanks for listening.

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DECEMBER 24, 2015

Episode 14 – Peter Landesman; and the Writers Guild Foundation
John August interviews Peter Landesman about his career and new movie, Concussion. Brian Gary talks with Katie Buckland, the Executive Director of the Writers Guild Foundation.

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DECEMBER 10, 2015

Episode 13 – Billy Wilder; and the Legal Department
In honor of the 101 Funniest Screenplays, the Writers Guild Foundation supplies us with a Billy Wilder interview, and Katherine Christovich from the Legal Department informs us about their services. We also welcome Brian Gary to the podcast.

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NOVEMBER 27, 2015

Episode 12 – Chuck Rose; and the Registration Department
Chuck Rose discusses The Art of More, the new Crackle.com show, and Steve and Aaron talk to Caroline Chacon and William Bly from the Registration Department.

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NOVEMBER 12, 2015

Episode 11 – Moira Walley-Beckett; and the Signatories Department
Moira Walley-Beckett is interviewed by Tom Schnauz about her career and new Starz series Flesh and Bone. Steve and Aaron also talk to Valerie Kordisch from the Signatories Department.

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OCTOBER 22, 2015

Episode 10 – Billy Ray; and Richard Stayton the editor of Written By
Writer/director Billy Ray is interviewed by Ari Rubin, and Aaron and Steve talk with Richard Stayton, the editor of Written By.

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OCTOBER 8, 2015

Episode 9 - Ben Watkins; Marlana Hope discusses The Writers Salon
Ben Watkins, creator of Hand of God, is interviewed by Rashad Raisani, and we talk with Marlana Hope about producing the WGAW Writers Salon.

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SEPTEMBER 24, 2015

Episode 8 – T.S. Nowlin; and Maureen Oxley from the Residuals Department
Ian Fried interviews Maze Runner screenwriter T.S. Nowlin, and Steve talks with Maureen Oxley, WGAW Senior Director of Residuals.

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SEPTEMBER 10, 2015

Episode 7 - Issa Rae; and an interview with the Contracts Department
Issa Rae, author of Awkward Black Girl, is interviewed by fellow writer and co-chair for the Committee of Black Writers, Amy Aniobi. Also Laurie Espinosa discusses the services provided by the Contracts Department, and the importance of sending in your contracts.

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AUGUST 27, 2015

Episode 6 - Paul Weitz; and Jeff Melvoin discussing the Showrunner Training Program
Aaron Mendelsohn interviews Paul Weitz about his career and new movie, Grandma. Jeff Melvoin discusses the Showrunner Training Program.

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AUGUST 13, 2015

Episode 5 - David Slack & Joelle Garfinkel, and Inclusion and Equity Department Director Tery Lopez
David Slack and Joelle Garfinkel discuss about converting Joelle's drama pilot, Cam Girls, to a Web series, and Steve and Aaron talk with the head of the Inclusion and Equity Department, Tery Lopez, about all of the events, projects and committees under the Inclusion and Equity Department umbrella.

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JULY 23, 2015

Episode 4 - Miranda Banks Part 2 and John Quaintance & David Feeney
The continuation of Jeff Melvoin's interview with Dr. Miranda Banks on Guild history and her book, The Writers: A History of American Screenwriters and their Guild. Also, John Quaintance and David Feeney, showrunners from Ben and Kate and the writers of Hot Pursuit interview each other in a very funny interview.

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JULY 9, 2015

Episode 3: Matt Nix and Dr. Miranda Banks
Matt Nix, creator of Burn Notice and co-creator of The Comedians is interviewed by Ben Wexler, also Dr. Miranda Banks of Emerson College is interviewed by Jeff Melvoin about her book, The Writers: A History of American Screenwriters and their Guild.

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JUNE 25, 2015

Episode 2: Danny Strong and Membership Department Head, Patrick Cannon
Margaret Nagle is back interviewing Emmy-winning writer Danny Strong (Empire). Also, Steve talks with Patrick Cannon, the head of the Membership Department about what it takes to become and stay an active member of the Guild.

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JUNE 11, 2015

Episode 1: Chris Keyser and Margaret Nagle
• WGAW President Chris Keyser interviewed by Board Member Ari B. Rubin
• 2015 Paul Selvin Award Winner Margaret Nagle (The Good Lie) interviewed by writer Bill Taub

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