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.



MARCH 26, 2020

Ep. 182 – Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless
Host Christopher Kubasik speaks with Lost in Space developers/EPs-screenwriters Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless (Dracula Untold, Gods of Egypt, The Last Witch Hunter) about Netflix’s family sci-fi adventure series that was recently renewed for a third and final season set to premiere in 2021.

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MARCH 13, 2020

Ep. 181 – Leigh Whannell
Host Christopher Kubasik speaks with screenwriter-director Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious, Upgrade) about his terrifying new reimagining of The Invisible Man in the #MeToo era and what it takes to scare audiences from page to screen.

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FEBRUARY 28, 2020

Ep. 180 – Destin Daniel Cretton & Andrew Lanham
Brian interviews screenwriters Destin Daniel Cretton (director) & Andrew Lanham (The Glass Castle, The Shack) about their recent feature collaboration based on the true story, Just Mercy.

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FEBRUARY 6, 2020

Ep. 179 – Beyond Words 2020
Missed WGAW & WGF’s recent Beyond Words 2020 special event? Hear Writers Guild Awards-nominated screenwriters share how they wrote their acclaimed films, featuring Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig, Steven Zaillian, Rian Johnson, Lauren Greenfield, Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster, Susanna Fogel and Katie Silberman, Scott Silver, and Mark Jonathan Harris.

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JANUARY 30, 2020

Ep. 178 – Noah Baumbach
Monique Sorgen speaks with screenwriter-director Noah Baumbach (The Meyerowitz Stories, Frances Ha, Greenberg) about his 2020 Writers Guild Award-nominated Netflix film, Marriage Story, creative process, and career.

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JANUARY 23, 2020

Ep. 177 – Susannah Grant
Moon Zappa talks with screenwriter Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich, 28 Days), about her career and the Netflix series Unbelievable.

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JANUARY 18, 2020

Ep. 176 – Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Moon Zappa talks with the co-writer of 1917, Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Penny Dreadful), about her career, the awards-nominated film she co-wrote with director Sam Mendes, and her affinity for World War I.

Spoiler Alert
About 30 minutes in there are spoilers, and Krysty does give a warning just before the reveal.

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JANUARY 16, 2020

Ep. 175 – Angelina Burnett & Shawn Ryan on Political Action
WGAW leaders Angelina Burnett and Shawn Ryan join 3rd & Fairfax for a special conversation on writers’ political and bargaining power.

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JANUARY 10, 2020

Ep. 174 – Kit Steinkellner
Josephine Green Zhang talks to Kit Steinkellner (Z: The Beginning of Everything), creator of the new Facebook Watch series Sorry For Your Loss.

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