Podcasts

Podcast: Writers on Writing with Terence Winter

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 Laurence Andries about his beginnings growing up in Brooklyn, how he gave up a career in law to pursue his dream of becoming a writer, and how his experiences informed the memorable shows, films and characters he wrote.  [powerpress url="http://www.wgfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/podcasts/TerenceWinter.wgfoundation.podcast.mp3"]

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Music on this podcast is Silver Dreams by StinsonJazz

 

Podcast: Character Sketch with William Blake Herron

On September 6, we welcomed film and TV writer William Blake Herron (AGENT X, THE BOURNE IDENTITY) for an event co-hosted by NYU Tisch in LA. Moderated by fellow NYU alum Elliott Diguiseppi, Herron shared his experiences creating characters deep in the world of espionage. He also gave his perspective on studio assignments and how writers can approach that route. [powerpress url="http://www.wgfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/podcasts/WilliamBlakeHerron.wgfoundation.podcast.mp3"]

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Music on this podcast is Prosperity by XTheNewgrounder

 

Podcast: Sublime Primetime 2016

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 SIMPSON), Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg (THE AMERICANS), Peter Huyck and Alex Gregory (VEEP), Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro (UNREAL), Caroline Omine (THE SIMPSONS), and Alex Rubens (KEY & PEELE). To top it off, BETTER CALL SAUL star Bob Odenkirk served as moderator, which naturally led to a hilarious conversation about this year's memorable episodes. Click here for photos from Sublime Primetime 2016.

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Music on this podcast is Midnight Sizzle by BlazingDragon.

 

Podcast: Writers on Writing with Steven Knight

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 Writing with Steven Knight.

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Music on this podcast is Living Color by ChaotixMachine.

 

Podcast: In Conversation With Phyllis Nagy

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 also highlighting your own. Click here for photos from In Conversation with Phyllis Nagy.

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Music on this podcast is Labyrinth by Orboscar.