On this week's podcast, 3rd & Fairfax, from the Writers Guild of America, Aaron Mendelsohn (who wrote the movie, Air Bud, interviews screenwriter Paul Weitz about his career that includes such films as About a Boy, Antz, and the excellent small movie Being Flynn (with Paul Dano and Robert DeNiro) and his new movie that's about to open, Grandma, with Lily Tomlin. And as a bonus, my pal Jeff Melvoin -- who was the showrunner for such programs as Army Wives, Alias, and Picket Fences, with many other writing credits -- runs the WGA's Showrunner Training Program, a multi-week seminar for writers looking to move up the ladder and be in charge of a series, and discusses how it works and what it's for.
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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