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.
3rd & Fairfax: The WGAW Podcast is hosted and executive produced by Steve Trautmann, Aaron Fullerton, and Brian Gary.
Bonus - 2016 Sublime Prime Time Panel
Bob Odenkirk moderates this TV writers panel with Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski (The People v. O.J. Simpson), Joel Fields & Joe Weisberg (The Americans), Alex Gregory & Peter Huyck (Veep), Marti Noxon & Sarah Gertrude Shapiro (Unreal), Carolyn Omine (The Simpsons), and Alex Rubens (Key & Peele).
Episode 37 – Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick; and WGAF Annual Appeal
Steve Trautmann talks with Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick (Deadpool, Zombieland) about their friendship, career, and collaboration. WGF Executive Director Katie Buckland makes her pitch for contributions to the Writers Guild Foundation.
Episode 34 – Eric Heisserer; and WGF Archivist Hilary Swett
Brian Gary talks with Arrival/Lights Out screenwriter Eric Heisserer about adapting stories for film and the project that jump-started his career—and also speaks with the Writers Guild Foundation archivist Hilary Swett about the library’s extensive holdings and her role as researcher.
Episode 33 – Chris Kelly; and the WGF Poker Tourney
Aaron Fullerton talks with writer-director Chris Kelly (SNL, Broad City) about improv, sketch writing, and his semi-autobiographical movie, Other People. Also: a preview of the Writers Guild Foundation's first annual Texas Hold 'Em Tournament.
Episode 25 – Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely on Captain America: Civil War
Captain America: Civil War screenwriters Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely are interviewed by fellow scribe Jose Molina (Agent Carter) about their career and writing in the Marvel Comics Universe.
Episode 23 – Ronald D. Moore; and the 2016 Hollywood Writers Report
Ronald D. Moore, the showrunner of Outlander, is interviewed by fellow Outlander writer Toni Graphia; and an interview with UCLA Professor Darnell Hunt regarding the 2016 Hollywood Writers Report, conducted by Tery Lopez, Director of the WGAW Diversity Department.
Episode 20 – Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszweski; also Lesley Mackey from Credits
Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszweski from American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson are interviewed by Daniel Waters (Heathers, Batman Returns). Also Lesley Mackey, Senior Director of Credits, returns to discuss credit arbitration.
Episode 16 – James LaRosa interviewed by Margaret Oberman; and Board members of the Writers Guild Foundation
James LaRosa, creator and showrunner of VH1's Hit The Floor, talks with Margaret Oberman; and Brian Gary interviews Elias Davis and Tom Schulman, Board members of the Writers Guild Foundation.
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.
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.
Episode 5 - David Slack & Joelle Garfinkel, and Diversity 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 Diversity Department, Tery Lopez, about all of the events, projects and committees under the Diversity Department umbrella.
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.
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.
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.