In this week's 3rd and Fairfax podcast from the WGA, we hear part two of my pal Jeff Melvoin's interview with Dr. Miranda Banks about her book on the history of the Writers Guild which she's written about in her book, The Writers: A History of American Screenwriters and their Guild. A good part of their conversation deals with the various strikes since 1960 and how those strikes reflected changes in society, most particularly technology changes. The podcast also features John Quaintance and David Feeney, show runners of the short-lived series Ben and Kate as well the screenwriters of the film Hot Pursuit interview each other in a very lively, entertaining interview.
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, and is a regular columnist for the Huffington Post and the Writers Guild of America. 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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