Here's a particularly nice 3rd & Fairfax podcast from the Writers Guild this week. The fellow being interviewed is writer/director Billy Ray. As a writer alone, his credits include Captain Phillips, the first in The Hunger Games series, State of Play and Hart's War. As a writer/director, he did two riveting and highly-recommended films based on true stories, Breach and the wonderful Shattered Glass, which I wrote about here. The podcast also has a conversation with Richard Stayton, the very talented editor of the WGA's magazine, Written By, who has a long career in journalism before joining the Guild.
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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