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Host Christopher Kubasik talks with The Good Bird Lord co-creator and 2021 Writers Guild Award nominee Ethan Hawke (Before Sunset, The Hottest State) about co-writing and starring as abolitionist John Brown in Showtime’s acclaimed limited series set in Antebellum-era America.
Host Monique Sorgen speaks with Call Me Kat developer-showrunner Darlene Hunt (The Conners, The Big C) about writing comedy for primetime network TV.
Host David Sheftell speaks with Bridgerton creator-showrunner Chris Van Dusen (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy) about his modern take on period drama in Netflix’s hit series that explores love, marriage, and class in Regency London.
Host Hilliard Guess has a conversation with screenwriter-playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (The U.S. vs. Billie Holiday, Native Son) about creating NatGeoTV’s Genius: Aretha limited series and honoring the life and legacy of the Queen of Soul.
Rutherford Falls co-creator/showrunner Sierra Teller Ornelas and co-star/writer Jana Schmieding speak with writer Tazbah Chavez about the ground-breaking Peacock comedy series that explores Native identity and history with indigenous representation in front of the camera and in the writers’ room.
Host Monique Sorgen talks with Saved by the Bell developer-showrunner and Emmy/Writers Guild Award-winning writer Tracey Wigfield (30 Rock, The Mindy Project) about bringing Bayside High up to date for the teen comedy series’ Peacock reboot.
Host Hilliard Guess talks with Them: Covenant creator-showrunner-EP-writer Little Marvin about how Amazon’s anthology series explores racism through the lens of horror.
Host Monique Sorgen interviews Nikole Beckwith (Impulse, Tell Me Your Secrets), about her new film, Together Together, a dramedy that explores love, parenthood, and boundaries she wrote and directed.
Host Christopher Kubasik talks with screenwriter Eric Heisserer (Arrival, Bird Box) about the new fantasy-adventure Netflix series, Shadow and Bone (based on the Grishaverse novels by Leigh Bardugo), that he serves as developer, showrunner, writer, and executive producer.
Host Josephine Green Zhang talks with screenwriter-director Ben Falcone (Life of the Party, The Boss, Tammy) about his latest film, the superhero comedy Thunder Force, his creative collaboration with his wife/co-star Melissa McCarthy, and more.WGAW による
Host David Sheftell speaks with The Great North co-creators-showrunners Lizzie Molyneux & Wendy Molyneux (Bob’s Burgers) about animation writing, their collaborative process, and more.
Host Christopher Kubasik speaks with Cherry co-screenwriter Jessica Goldberg (Away, The Path) about adapting Nico Walker’s novel for the AppleTV+ film which chronicles an Army medic’s battle with PTSD and descent into addiction.
Host Christopher Kubasik speaks with Palmer screenwriter Cheryl Guerriero about the family drama that explores nonconformity, bullying, and tolerance.
Host Luciano Saber talks with screenwriter-director Todd Robinson (Phantom, Lonely Hearts) about making his film The Last Full Measure, a military drama chronicling U.S. Air Force Pararescueman William H, Pitsenbarger, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery on the battlefield.
Host Hilliard Guess speaks with Judas and the Black Messiah screenwriters, 2021 Writers Guild Award-nominees, and Paul Selvin Award honorees Will Berson & Shaka King (director) about bringing the life and legacy of slain Black Panther leader Fred Hampton to the screen.
Brian interviews writer, director, and producer Tiller Russell regarding his new feature film about the rise and fall of the darknet marketplace, Silk Road.
Steve Trautmann talks with Mark Lafferty (Castle Rock, Halt and Catch Fire) about his career and new series about the Mercury project, The Right Stuff.
Host Josephine Green Zhang talks with Selena: The Series creator/co-showrunner Moisés Zamora (American Crime, Star) about honoring the life and legacy of the late pop icon on Netflix’s hit show, the importance of an inclusive writers’ room with Latinx and LGBTQ+ voices, and more.
Host Moon Zappa speaks with Writers Guild and Academy Award-winning screenwriter-director Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation, The Beguiled, Marie-Antoinette) about her latest film,On the Rocks, reteaming with co-star Bill Murray, her filmmaking process, and more.
Host Moon Zappa speaks with actress-writer Emerald Fennell (The Crown) about her feature screenwriting-directing debut, the audacious new thriller Promising Young Woman.
Host Moon Zappa talks with screenwriter-director Tara Miele (The Nomads, Starving in Suburbia), about how real-life experience inspired her latest film,Wander Darkly, about parents forced to deal with trauma amidst their troubled relationship.
New host David Sheftell speaks with The King of Staten Island co-screenwriter-director Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, This is 40) about his recent dramedy, career, and creative process.
Host Steve Trautmann talks with Borat Subsequent Moviefilm screenwriters Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines (Who is America?, Ali G. Rezurection) about devising their stealth satire that skewers sacred cows and made headlines of its own.
Host Hilliard Guess speaks with screenwriter-playwright Kemp Powers about adapting his play for the new Amazon film One Night in Miami, when four icons – Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke – came together for one legendary night.
Host Josephine Green Zhang speaks with Uncle Frank screenwriter-director Alan Ball (Six Feet Under, True Blood) about how coming home can be as complicated as coming out.
Host Brian Gary talks with The Stand co-developer/showrunner Benjamin Cavell (SEAL Team, Justified) about reimagining Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic tale for a contemporary audience amidst a real-life global pandemic.
Host Josephine Green Zhang speaks with Never Have I Ever co-creator/showrunner Lang Fisher (The Mindy Project, 30 Rock) about the hit Netflix series chronicling an American-Indian teenage girl’s coming-of-age, inspired by co-creator Mindy Kaling’s own childhood.
Host Christopher Kubasik interviews screenwriters Jon Raymond & Kelly Reichardt (director) about making their film, First Cow, a Western fable about the balance between friendship and capitalism set in 1820s Northwest.
In the spirit of the season, host Gary Goldstein speaks with screenwriter-director David E. Talbert (Almost Christmas, Baggage Claim, First Sunday) about creating his Netflix holiday film, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, and the power of inclusion and representation.
Host Luciano Saber speaks with TV writer Kevin J. Hynes (Dirty John, Perry Mason, Scorpion) about writing crime dramas, his creative process, and career.
Host Moon Zappa talks with screenwriter-director-actress Clea Duvall (The Handmaid’s Tale, Veep, The Intervention) about her LGBTQ+ holiday romantic comedy, Happiest Season, and making the transition from in front of to behind the camera.
Host Luciano Saber talks with The Queen’s Gambit co-creator-showrunner-writer-director Scott Frank (Godless, Logan) about adapting Walter Tevis’ novel. The Queen's Gambit is Netflix’s most-watched scripted limited series to date and explores the true cost of genius via a young chess prodigy's coming-of-age story.…
Host Moon Zappa speaks with screenwriter Andy Siara (Lodge 49) about Hulu’s time-loop rom-com Palm Springs – What would you do if you had to relive the same day over and over again?WGAW による
Host Monique Sorgen speaks with Bill & Ted Face the Music screenwriters Chris Matheson & Ed Solomon about what it takes to update a comedy franchise and deliver laughs in 2020.
Curiosity is a quality that most children seem to possess. It is this hunger to know and understand that spurs on their many questions. While some people remain curious into adulthood, for many of us it does not come as naturally as when we were young. Neither do many Christian people consider curiosity to be significant to the life of faith. What …
Host Moon Zappa speaks with visionary writer-director Julie Taymor (Across the Universe, Broadway’s The Lion King) about her latest film, The Glorias, a “female buddy road picture” chronicling the journey of feminist hero Gloria Steinem.
Host Christopher Kubasik speaks with Writers Guild Award-winning writer Mary Laws (Succession, Preacher), creator-showrunner-EP of Hulu’s new horror-drama anthology series Monsterland, exploring the monsters within us all.
In ’The Last Battle’, the final book in CS Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia, the children witness the end of Narnia before walking through a door between worlds into a land of "warm daylight' and "blue sky, with flowers at their feet”. They eventually come to see that this ’new’ land is the real Narnia, “which has always been here and always will be”, a…
Brian interviews Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners, The Red Road) the creator and showrunner of the HBO Max series Raised by Wolves.
What is a Map? How does it work and what does it do? In a general way, maps help us to orient ourselves. As we talk about this broad category such as reality, is it even possible to map it? This panel will explore the way we engage, think and represent the world around us, reflecting on the different sources we use to make sense of everything that …
Just in time for the 2020 election: Host Luciano Saber speaks with screenwriter-director Billy Ray (Richard Jewell, Captain Phillips) about his Showtime political drama miniseries, The Comey Rule, detailing the relationship between former FBI Director James Comey and President Trump, and why he’s drawn to real-life stories, where truth is more comp…
The Social Sciences have become central in the way people think about our times and the issues of the day. Its constitution and origin as a science need to be understood if we are to reflect on the roots of the contemporary social movements. Besides, as we go deeper into its roots we may come to a clearer perspective on how meaning is framed within…
Host Hilliard Guess speaks with Scott Gimple (The Walking Dead, Flash Forward) & Matthew Negrete (The Walking Dead, White Collar), developers/showrunners of AMC’s series The Walking Dead: World Beyond, the latest spin-off of TV’s hit zombie franchise, about exploring a new narrative that follows the first generation raised in a surviving civilizati…
Host Moon Zappa speaks with Away creator-writer Andrew Hinderaker (Penny Dreadful, Pure Genius, The Path) about Netflix’s new series that chronicles an international space crew as they embark on a mission to Mars, and how people from different cultures can come together and make sacrifices to achieve the extraordinary.…
Brian talks with writer, director, actor, and author Miranda July (Me and You and Everyone We Know, The Future) about her new feature film Kajillionaire, alongside her multifaceted career in the arts.
Host Moon Zappa speaks with British writer-actor-producer Brett Goldstein, who co-stars/writes on AppleTV+’s new series Ted Lasso, and is co-creator-EP of AMC’s upcoming series Soulmates.
Host Christopher Kubasik talks with screenwriter-director Eliza Hittman (It Felt Like Love, Beach Rats) about her latest film, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, independent filmmaking, and why she’s drawn to the exploration and representation of youth.
Steve talks with Sam Boyd (In A Relationship) about his career and new HBO Max series Love Life.
Host Josephine Green Zhang speaks with Emmy-nominated and Writers Guild Award-winning writer Stefani Robinson (What We Do in the Shadows, Atlanta) about her journey from agency assistant to writers’ room, creating roles you want to see onscreen, and why “the writer has all the power.”
Host Brian Gary speaks with Brave New World developer-showrunner David Wiener (Homecoming, Fear the Walking Dead) about adapting Aldous Huxley’s classic sci-fi novel for brave new streaming platform Peacock and why the new series’ themes are more relevant than ever.