Just in time for the Oscars, we have a special edition of 3rd & Fairfax, the official podcast of the Writers Guild of America. Recently, the WGA and Writers Guild Foundation held its 2020 Beyond Words special event. The WGA Awards-nominated screenwriters gathered to discuss their acclaimed films, and the group included Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story), Greta Gerwig (Little Women), Steven Zaillian (The Irishman), Rian Johnson (Knives Out), and Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), among others.
The guest on this episode of 3rd & Fairfax, the official podcast of the Writers Guild of America is screenwriter/director Noah Baumbach, whose movie Marriage Story just received a Best Picture nomination, as well as a Best Original Screenplay nomination – as well as a Writers Guild nomination. His films also include, Frances Ha, Greenberg, The Meyerowitz Stories, and The Squid and the Whale, along with the screenplay for such movies as Madagascar 3 and The Corrections. ). He talks here about creative process and career.
Big congrats to the inveterate Chris Dunn winning yet another Writers Guild Award as a member of the writing staff for The Young and the Restless. I believe this is something like his 37th WGA Award, though it may be less.
Little Known Tidbit: He is who the "Restless" is named after because he is of nomad heritage. Also, he's won so many WGA Awards that he now gives them away to Trick-or-Treaters on Halloween. (In fairness, he doesn't get all that many since he yells, "You kids get off my lawn!", so they now tend to avoid his house. He's had maybe three Trick-or-Treaters over the past five years.
Mr. Dunn has informed the press that he was out grocery shopping when he learned he was won -- yet again. No word yet on (as the obligatory Awards red carpet question goes) "Who were you wearing?" At the moment, the leading contender for Correct Answer is between --
Whatever Cathy would let me leave the house in
Everything was Cardinals Red
My lucky Awards shirt
The guest on this episode of 3rd & Fairfax, the official podcast of the Writers Guild of America is Krysy Wilson-Cairns who co-wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for 1917. She also was a staff writer for the series Penny Dreadful and wrote the upcoming film Last Night in Soho.
On this edition of 3rd and Fairfax, the official podcast of the Writers Guild of America, the guests are the co-creators of the Comedy Central series, The Other Two, Chris Kelly (who wrote for Saturday Night Live for seven years, as well as the series, Broad City, and the film Other People) and Sarah Schneider (whose credits include writing for SNL for seven years.)
The title for this week’s Al Franken podcast with guest Lawrence O’Donnell is pretty funny – “MSNBC’s Second Most Popular Host.” Franken describes the show this way, very simply – “Lawrence O’Donnell – Son of Dorchester, West Wing writer, Moynihan Senate Staff director – tears Trump and CNN a new one.” It's a very enjoyable, interesting show, made all the more fun as Al keep giving O'Donnell good-natured grief throughout.
On this edition of 3rd and Fairfax, the official podcast of the Writers Guild of America, the guest is screenwriter Charles Randolph whose credits include The Big Short (for which he won an Oscar for co-writing) and Love & Other Drugs. This week, he talks about his new film Bombshell, about the “Fox News” sex scandal that ended Roger Ailes’ career.
On this edition of 3rd and Fairfax, the official podcast of the Writers Guild of America, the guest is actor Shia LaBoeuf who wrote the semi-autobiographical film Honey Boy, based on his difficult relationship with his father – and he co-stars in the movie as his father.
The guest on this week's 3rd and Fairfax pocast from the Writers Guild of America is writer-director-actor Edward Norton who talks about his career and current film, the excellent Motherless Brooklyn for which he wore all three hats, writing, directing and starring in .
On this week's 3rd & Fairfax podcast from the Writers Guild of America, the guest is screenwriter Scott Z. Burns whose works include Contagion, The Bourne Ultimatum, and The Informant! He also talks about his two new films this year, both based on true stories: the recently released The Laundromat for Netflix which stars Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman and Andtonio Banderas, directed by Steve Soderbergh, and the upcoming The Report.for Amazon Studios, for which he makes his feature directing debut, starring Adam Driver, Annette Benning and John Hamm.
Robert J. Elisberg is a two-time recipient of the Lucille Ball Award for comedy screenwriting. He's written for film, TV, the stage, and two best-selling novels, is a regular columnist for the Writers Guild of America and was for the Huffington Post. Among his other writing, he has a long-time column on technology (which he sometimes understands), and co-wrote a book on world travel. As a lyricist, he is a member of ASCAP, and has contributed to numerous publications.
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