This edition of the 3rd & Fairfax podcast from the Wrtiers Guild of America includes an interview by host Brian Gary with Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi, who just received an Oscar nomination for their screenplay of the wonderful film, Hidden Figures, which got an Oscar nomination, as well, as Best Picture. (Melfi also directed the movie.)
Their interview is quite fascinating, including some background that Allison Schroeder actually had worked at NASA and majored in economics at Stanford with a background in calculus. Also, the first draft of the screenplay was written before the book it's based on was completed, and there was a certain collaboration there. The podcast opens with a Guild-related conversation, and the Hidden Figures interview comes along at the 37:20 mark, if you want to jump ahead to it.
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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