33 episodes

OnWriting is a screenwriting podcast brought to you by the Writers Guild of America, East. It's a show about the stories we see on our screens and the people who make them happen. Each week, writers from the film, television, news and digital media industries talk to us about their work - from pitching to production, from process to favorite lines, and everything in between. Season 1 is hosted by Jordan Carlos. Seasons 2 & 3 are hosted by Caroline Waxler. Season 4 is hosted by Kaitlin Fontana.

OnWriting: A Podcast of the WGA East Writers Guild of America, East

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8, 28 Ratings

OnWriting is a screenwriting podcast brought to you by the Writers Guild of America, East. It's a show about the stories we see on our screens and the people who make them happen. Each week, writers from the film, television, news and digital media industries talk to us about their work - from pitching to production, from process to favorite lines, and everything in between. Season 1 is hosted by Jordan Carlos. Seasons 2 & 3 are hosted by Caroline Waxler. Season 4 is hosted by Kaitlin Fontana.

    Episode 30: Tony McNamara, "The Great"

    Episode 30: Tony McNamara, "The Great"

    Oscar-nominated & BAFTA-winning writer Tony McNamara discusses his latest project's journey from theater to television, how smart women take on the status quo, why the show's depiction of sex is so refreshing, and more.

    • 35 min
    Episode 29: Liz Tigelaar, "Little Fires Everywhere"

    Episode 29: Liz Tigelaar, "Little Fires Everywhere"

    The showrunner and head writer discusses the start of her creative journey, how story arcs around mothers and daughters have evolved, why an intersectional writers' room is essential for all storytelling, and more.

    • 52 min
    Episode 28: Taika Waititi, "Jojo Rabbit"

    Episode 28: Taika Waititi, "Jojo Rabbit"

    Kaitlin is joined via phone by Taika Waititi to talk about writing a Nazi satire, using fear as a creative motivator, writing comedy when you aren't attracted to comedy writing, how he engages with the Indigenous filmmaking community worldwide, and more.

    • 29 min
    Episode 27: Greta Gerwig, “Little Women”

    Episode 27: Greta Gerwig, “Little Women”

    Kaitlin sits down with writer, director, and actor Greta Gerwig – the writer and director of the 2019 film LITTLE WOMEN – to talk about why the world needs a new version of the classic story; how Greta cuts down her 400-page first drafts; the intersection between women, money, and writing; and much more.

    • 33 min
    Episode 26: Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”

    Episode 26: Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”

    Kaitlin is joined by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster, co-writers of A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, to talk about the eternal battle between cynicism and kindness, the gravitational pull of Tom Hanks, and how keeping bankers' hours keeps them sane.

    • 36 min
    Episode 25: Noah Baumbach, "Marriage Story"

    Episode 25: Noah Baumbach, "Marriage Story"

    Writer and director Noah Baumbach talks about his latest project, how a film about divorce is really a film about love, what New York and LA mean on screen, when you know you're ready to open that final draft file and really write, and much more.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

ModPudge ,

Excellent interviews

Caroline is a gifted interviewer. Instead of interrupting with her own personal anecdotes, as some podcasters do, she listens carefully, gives her subjects the space to expand upon their ideas and asks the perfect follow-up questions. I’m not even a writer and I enjoy this podcast about the writers’ backgrounds, inspiration, and craft.

aacmli ,

A must-listen for anyone interested in TV & film

Loving the new host. She's a natural interviewer and brings out really interesting, engaging stories from an A-list slate of guests. I feel like I'm getting the inside scoop on screenwriting in a very accessible way, plus lots of behind-the-scenes fun facts. Highly recommend!!!!

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