News and information about the WGAw, and interviews with screenwriters from the worlds of movies, television, and new media.
Host Hilliard Guess talks with Them: Covenant creator-showrunner-EP-writer Little Marvin about how Amazon’s anthology series explores racism through the lens of horror.
Host Monique Sorgen interviews Nikole Beckwith (Impulse, Tell Me Your Secrets), about her new film, Together Together, a dramedy that explores love, parenthood, and boundaries she wrote and directed.
Host Christopher Kubasik talks with screenwriter Eric Heisserer (Arrival, Bird Box) about the new fantasy-adventure Netflix series, Shadow and Bone (based on the Grishaverse novels by Leigh Bardugo), that he serves as developer, showrunner, writer, and executive producer.
Host Josephine Green Zhang talks with screenwriter-director Ben Falcone (Life of the Party, The Boss, Tammy) about his latest film, the superhero comedy Thunder Force, his creative collaboration with his wife/co-star Melissa McCarthy, and more.
Wendy Molyneux & Lizzie Molyneux
Host David Sheftell speaks with The Great North co-creators-showrunners Lizzie Molyneux & Wendy Molyneux (Bob’s Burgers) about animation writing, their collaborative process, and more.
Host Christopher Kubasik speaks with Cherry co-screenwriter Jessica Goldberg (Away, The Path) about adapting Nico Walker’s novel for the AppleTV+ film which chronicles an Army medic’s battle with PTSD and descent into addiction.
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.
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.
Barry Jenkins Interview
I love hearing Barry Jenkins speak about his processes!