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.



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, 2017

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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