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The Writers Guild Foundation Events Podcast

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Founded in swinging, mondo-groovy 1966, The Writers Guild Foundation is the only organization in the world devoted solely to the promotion and preservation of writing for the screen. Our events capture screenwriters and television writers at their most intimate, and run the gamut from Oscar-winning dramatists to TV scribes writing to devoted fanbases.

Founded in swinging, mondo-groovy 1966, The Writers Guild Foundation is the only organization in the world devoted solely to the promotion and preservation of writing for the screen. Our events capture screenwriters and television writers at their most intimate, and run the gamut from Oscar-winning dramatists to TV scribes writing to devoted fanbases.
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Founded in swinging, mondo-groovy 1966, The Writers Guild Foundation is the only organization in the world devoted solely to the promotion and preservation of writing for the screen. Our events capture screenwriters and television writers at their most intimate, and run the gamut from Oscar-winning dramatists to TV scribes writing to devoted fanbases.

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Episodes

Podcast: Writers on Writing with Terence Winter

12/12/2016
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On September 27, we had the pleasure of welcoming the marvelous Terence Winter, creator of BOARDWALK EMPIRE and VINYL, screenwriter of THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, and Emmy-winning writer of THE SOPRANOS. The TV legend spoke frankly with WGF Vice President

Duration: 01:55:32


Podcast: Sublime Primetime 2016

9/23/2016
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On September 15, we, along with the Writers Guild of America, West and Variety, presented Sublime Primetime, our annual event celebrating Emmy-nominated writers. We welcomed a panel of incredibly talented writers, including Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (THE PEOPLE VS. OJ

Duration: 01:36:43


Podcast: Writers on Writing with Steven Knight

8/18/2016
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On August 2, we welcomed prolific screenwriter, director and showrunner Steven Knight for a conversation about his career and writing process. The creator of PEAKY BLINDERS and the upcoming BBC/FX series TABOO shared his approach with moderator, Deadline Hollywood Senior Editor Dominic Patten, including his philosophy for dealing with writer's block, how he designs seasons of PEAKY BLINDERS, and how he came up with the concept behind his film LOCKE. Click here for photos from Writers on...

Duration: 01:06:51


Podcast: In Conversation With Phyllis Nagy

8/11/2016
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On July 26, we had the pleasure of teaming up once again with NYU Tisch to host the wonderful screenwriter, playwright and director Phyllis Nagy for a conversation on her work and process of adapting novels for the stage and screen. Nagy, whose critically acclaimed film CAROL was adapted from a Patricia Highsmith novel, has also penned plays based on other novels by Highsmith as well as Anton Chekhov and Nathaniel Hawthorne. She gives great advice on how to honor one writer's work while...

Duration: 01:27:58


Podcast: Breaking In At Any Age

7/22/2016
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On June 26, we teamed up with the Academy Education and Nicholl Fellowship Programs to host a panel about breaking into the industry as a screenwriter at any age. We welcomed a stellar lineup, including Ronald Bass (RAIN MAN, MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING), Douglas Jung (STAR TREK BEYOND), Peter Landesman (CONCUSSION), Meg LeFauve (INSIDE OUT), and Linda Woolverton (ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, MALEFICENT). Moderated by WGF President Larry Andries, the group shared their individual journeys...

Duration: 01:43:45


Podcast: Inside the Writers Room with Outlander

6/30/2016
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On June 7, we had the pleasure of welcoming the fantastic writers from the hit Starz show OUTLANDER, including show developer and showrunner Ronald D. Moore and executive producers/writers Toni Graphia, Anne Kenney, and Matthew B. Roberts. Moderated by TV Guide's Kate Hahn, the lively conversation covered the challenges of adapting Diana Gabaldon's enormously popular novels into TV, the scenes the writers fought for, and exactly how they craft the show's steamy sex scenes. We've got to...

Duration: 01:21:46


Podcast: Inside the Writers Room with Better Call Saul

6/23/2016
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On May 26, we welcomed the talented writers room of BETTER CALL SAUL, including co-creator and showrunner Peter Gould, executive producer Thomas Schnauz, co-EP Gennifer Hutchison, story editor Gordon Smith, co-producer Jonathan Glatzer, executive story editor Ann Cherkis and staff writer Heather Marion. Moderated by the fabulous Stacey Wilson Hunt of Vulture, the conversation took a closer look at the choices made in episodes written by each writer (we showed video clips which we had to...

Duration: 01:09:21


Podcast: Master Class with Courtney A. Kemp

6/9/2016
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On May 17, we welcomed Courtney A. Kemp, the fabulous creator and showrunner of the hit Starz series POWER, which premieres its third season on July 17. In this entertaining and insightful conversation with Deadline Hollywood's Dominic Patten, Courtney expands on how she broke in, how she transitioned from writing on a half-hour comedy to hourlong legal dramas, and eventually her process for creating and running her own show. We also hear fun stories about working with POWER star and...

Duration: 01:17:24


Podcast: Master Class with Evan Daugherty

3/31/2016
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On February 23, we had the pleasure of having screenwriter Evan Daugherty join us for a Master Class, which was moderated by fellow writer and NYU alumElliott DiGuiseppi. Evan, who shot to fame for writing the blockbuster SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN and has since penned screenplays for big box office draws such as DIVERGENT, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES and the upcoming TOMB RAIDER reboot, detailed his journey from broke aspiring screenwriter to selling his reimagining of a fairy tale and...

Duration: 01:26:38


Podcast: The Multi-Hyphenates with Jay & Mark Duplass

2/25/2016
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With their list of credits as writers, actors, producers, and directors, Jay and Mark Duplass may be twoof the hardest working people in Hollywood. In this November 10 event, which was moderated by Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith, Jaysummed up the secret to their success as filmmakers: "We were just two dudes making stuff...and making stuff relentlessly." Along with amusing stories from the trenches of making indie films such as THE PUFFY CHAIR and BAGHEAD and their HBO series TOGETHERNESS, the...

Duration: 01:26:30


Podcast: The Humorist with Adam McKay

1/26/2016
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This January 12 event with Adam McKay was all sorts of awesome. Not only did it kick off with Garry Shandling meandering into the room during McKay's introduction, but his co-writer on THE BIG SHORT, Charles Randolph, also joined the conversation midway to talk about the process of developing Michael Lewis's book about the 2008 financial collapse into a film that has garnered Golden Globe, Writers Guild Award, and Academy Award nominations (plus a Producers Guild Award win for Best...

Duration: 01:14:31


Podcast: Writers on Writing with Drew Goddard

11/11/2015
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In this October 28 event, Drew Goddard takes fellow writer John August and usthrough hisbeginnings growing up as a voracious reader in Los Alamos, New Mexico, the valuable lessons learned in his first years as a writer’s assistant and staff

Duration: 01:36:39


Podcast: Writers on Writing with Jason Katims

8/24/2015
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There are few TV shows in which I’ve shedreal tears while watching, and FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS is one of them. I’m talking tears duringevery. single. episode of the first season, and I blame all that mascara smudging onthe show’s fantastic

Duration: 01:20:31


New Podcast: Words Into Pixels Video Game Writing Panel

8/20/2015
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It’s been a while since our last podcast, so we’re excited to share this one from our recent sold-out event Words Into Pixels: Couches, Consoles and Creating Worlds, which was all aboutwriting for video games. Moderated by Neil Druckmann (THE

Duration: 01:30:01


Kay Cannon at GENRE SMASH!

6/1/2015
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Check out our recording of a GENRE SMASH earlier this year featuring Kay Cannon, the writer of PITCH PERFECT and PITCH PERFECT 2! Kay has also written for great shows like 30 ROCK and NEW GIRL, and has some great projects in development.

Duration: 01:38:25


David Fury at GENRE SMASH!

1/12/2015
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Just before we all left for the holidays, David Fury joined us at the NerdMelt Showroom for GENRE SMASH!, where he chatted with us about his early days writing for cartoons like PINKY AND THE BRAIN; getting on board the

Duration: 01:25:53


FRASIER NIGHT!

12/1/2014
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Peter Casey co-created FRASIER. David Isaacs wrote for it. They joined us in the NerdMelt Showroom in November. You guys asked some amazing questions. It was incredible. And of course you should listen to it.

Duration: 01:29:42


J. Michael Straczynski at GENRE SMASH!

11/17/2014
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Here’s a quick project:Look up J. Michael Straczynski on Wikipedia. I won’t link to it; I’ll just hang out here while you go check out his page. (twenty-seven minute pause) So yeah. You probably noticed that not only is Straczynski

Duration: 01:15:22


X-FILES Creator CHRIS CARTER at GENRE SMASH!

11/3/2014
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By this point we've made so many "The Truth Is Out There" jokes that we're pretty sure we've run the well dry, so we'll just get to the point and say: We interviewed Chris Carter and it was glorious.

Duration: 01:28:43


Amy Berg at GENRE SMASH!

10/21/2014
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Amy Berg joined us at GENRE SMASH! to talk about making a living in television, and how comic books might be the best way to break in these days.

Duration: 01:30:18

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