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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Executive Producers: Brian Gary and Steve Trautmann
Hosts: Aaron Fullerton, Brian Gary, Josephine Green Zhang, Hilliard Guess, Jon Gutierrez, Christopher Kubasik, Luciano Saber, David Sheftell, Monique Sorgen, Steve Trautmann, Moon Zappa

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FEBRUARY 25, 2021

Ep. 231 – Moisés Zamora
Host Josephine Green Zhang talks with Selena: The Series creator/co-showrunner Moisés Zamora (American Crime, Star) about honoring the life and legacy of the late pop icon on Netflix’s hit show, the importance of an inclusive writers’ room with Latinx and LGBTQ+ voices, and more.

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FEBRUARY 18, 2021

Ep. 230 – Sofia Coppola
Host Moon Zappa speaks with Writers Guild and Academy Award-winning screenwriter-director Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation, The Beguiled, Marie-Antoinette) about her latest film, On the Rocks, reteaming with co-star Bill Murray, her filmmaking process, and more.

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FEBRUARY 11, 2021

Ep. 229 – Emerald Fennell
Host Moon Zappa speaks with actress-writer Emerald Fennell (The Crown) about her feature screenwriting-directing debut, the audacious new thriller Promising Young Woman.

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FEBRUARY 5, 2021

Ep. 228 – Tara Miele
Host Moon Zappa talks with screenwriter-director Tara Miele (The Nomads, Starving in Suburbia), about how real-life experience inspired her latest film, Wander Darkly, about parents forced to deal with trauma amidst their troubled relationship.

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JANUARY 28, 2021

Ep. 227 – Judd Apatow
New host David Sheftell speaks with The King of Staten Island co-screenwriter-director Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, This is 40) about his recent dramedy, career, and creative process.

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JANUARY 25, 2020

Ep. 226 – Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines
Host Steve Trautmann talks with Borat Subsequent Moviefilm screenwriters Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines (Who is America?, Ali G. Rezurection) about devising their stealth satire that skewers sacred cows and made headlines of its own.

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JANUARY 21, 2021

Ep. 225 – Kemp Powers
Host Hilliard Guess speaks with screenwriter-playwright Kemp Powers on adapting his play for the new Amazon film One Night in Miami, when four legends—Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke—came together for one legendary night.

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JANUARY 14, 2021

Ep. 224 – Alan Ball
Host Josephine Green Zhang speaks with Uncle Frank screenwriter-director Alan Ball (Six Feet Under, True Blood) about how coming home can be as complicated as coming out.

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JANUARY 14, 2021

Ep. 223 – Benjamin Cavell
Host Brian Gary talks with The Stand co-developer/showrunner Benjamin Cavell (SEAL Team, Justified) about reimagining Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic tale for a contemporary audience amidst a real-life global pandemic.

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JANUARY 7, 2021

Ep. 222 – Lang Fisher
Host Josephine Green Zhang speaks with Never Have I Ever co-creator/showrunner Lang Fisher (The Mindy Project, 30 Rock) about the hit Netflix series chronicling an American-Indian teenage girl’s coming-of-age, inspired by co-creator Mindy Kaling’s own childhood.

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DECEMBER 23, 2020

Ep. 221 – Jon Raymond & Kelly Reichardt
Host Christopher Kubasik interviews screenwriters Jon Raymond & Kelly Reichardt (director) about making their film, First Cow, a Western fable about the balance between friendship and capitalism set in 1820s Northwest.

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DECEMBER 17, 2020

Ep. 220 – David E. Talbert
In the spirit of the season, host Gary Goldstein speaks with screenwriter-director David E. Talbert (Almost Christmas, Baggage Claim, First Sunday) about creating his Netflix holiday film, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, and the power of inclusion and representation.

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DECEMBER 10, 2020

Ep. 219 – Kevin J. Hynes
Host Luciano Saber speaks with TV writer Kevin J. Hynes (Dirty John, Perry Mason, Scorpion) about writing crime dramas, his creative process, and career.

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DECEMBER 3, 2020

Ep. 218 – Clea Duvall
Host Moon Zappa talks with screenwriter-director-actress Clea Duvall (The Handmaid’s Tale, Veep, The Intervention) about her LGBTQ+ holiday romantic comedy, Happiest Season, and making the transition from in front of to behind the camera.

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