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News and information about the WGAw, and interviews with screenwriters from the worlds of movies, television, and new media.

3rd & Fairfax: The WGAW Podcast Writers Guild of America West

    • TV & Film
    • 4.4 • 67 Ratings

News and information about the WGAw, and interviews with screenwriters from the worlds of movies, television, and new media.

    Ep. 375 - Molly McNearney and Danny Ricker

    Ep. 375 - Molly McNearney and Danny Ricker

    WGAW member Jonterri Gadson talks with Jimmy Kimmel Live Head Writers Molly McNearney and Danny Ricker about the creative challenges of writing for a late-night comedy/variety talk series, their advice on what it takes to submit a great writing “packet,” balancing the personal and professional, and much more.

    • 32 min
    Ep. 374 - Dave Filoni

    Ep. 374 - Dave Filoni

    On this episode, Ahsoka creator and Mandalorian writer Dave Filoni talks about expanding the Stars Wars universe, his new role as Lucasfilm’s Chief Content Officer, and more.

    • 45 min
    Union Town - Hollywood Teamsters Talk Negotiations Part 1

    Union Town - Hollywood Teamsters Talk Negotiations Part 1

    In a special full-episode of Union Town, WGAW member/captain Jonterri Gadson talks with Teamsters Local 399 members Doug Weaver and Alison Taylor about the work they do and the importance of this negotiation. This is part one of a two-part series on the issues Hollywood Teamsters hope to address in their current negotiations with the studios.

    • 36 min
    Lucia Aniello & Paul W. Downs & Jen Statsky

    Lucia Aniello & Paul W. Downs & Jen Statsky

    Host Andra Whipple talks with Hacks creators & showrunners Lucia Aniello & Paul W. Downs & Jen Statsky about returning for Season 3 of their Max comedy series, reflections on last year’s WGA strike, and why writing is essential at every stage of the process.

    • 31 min
    Lulu Wang | Ridiculousness Writers Get First Contract

    Lulu Wang | Ridiculousness Writers Get First Contract

    Timed to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, WGAW Asian American Writers Committee Chair Kristina Woo speaks with Expats creator-showrunner & filmmaker Lulu Wang about her Amazon series, authentic representation, transitioning to television, and more. (1:00) Next up, WGAW member Jonterri Gadson talks with Ridiculousness writers and new Writers Guild members Erin Conroy and Greg Edwards about the fight to achieve their first-ever WGA contract, the power of solidarity, and more. (41:14)

    • 57 min
    Ep. 371 - Jen D'Angelo | Chris Keyser & David A. Goodman's Morgan Cox Acceptance Speeches

    Ep. 371 - Jen D'Angelo | Chris Keyser & David A. Goodman's Morgan Cox Acceptance Speeches

    In this episode WGAW member Susie Singer Carter talks with 2024 Writers Guild Award-winning writer Jen D’Angelo (01:10) about crafting films such as Quiz Lady and Totally Killer, how her improv comedy experience informs her creative process, and more. For the Union Town segment (31:31), 2023 WGA Negotiating Committee Co-Chairs and past WGAW Presidents David A. Goodman and Chris Keyser receive WGAW’s Morgan Cox Award at the recent 2024 Writers Guild Awards, honoring their outstanding Guild service and leadership which played a key role in the WGA achieving unprecedent gains during last year’s MBA negotiations and 148-day writers’ strike.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

jagonzalez220 ,

Good podcast

Provides good insight into the life of writers with great interviews. The only reason I can’t give it 5 stars is because Hilliard Guess is a horrible interviewer. He cusses for no reason (even if the guests are not cussing) so I can’t listen to the podcast in the car when my kids are there. And he can’t simply ask a question without throwing in some random remark.

The Garden Lady ,

I Want to LOVE This but…

I love and look forward to the content. This is an interesting, smart and informative podcast. But why is the sound quality so bad? You guys are in the heart of the entertainment business yet the audio often sounds like you’re recording in a tin can at the end of a long hallway. Please figure this out because right now these are often too painful to listen to.

Watermark is huge ,

Good access, poor preparation by hosts and production

I wish a podcast that has a group behind it like the WGA West would put a few bucks into production. Listening to tinny sound for an hour is fine for the folks starting out, but come on WGA! I also wish these hosts would prepare more, and talk less about themselves. Especially for the one host I’ve looked up one, and they (being vague not to call out anyone too intensely) don’t seem to have any significant screenwriting credits, so I’m not sure why they are a host? Anyway, it’s not too late to put a little money into this so a sound engineer can help, and a host can get a producer to prep them.

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