April 6, 2016

Interview: Laura Terruso (HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS)

Laura Terruso is the co-writer, along with Michael Showalter, of the new comedy HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS, which is based on her short film DORIS AND THE INTERN.   In HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS, Sally Field stars as a sexagenarian who has her eyes set on a young and hip coworker.  Now playing in […]

April 4, 2016

Interview: Zhubin Parang (THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH)

Zhubin Parang is currently the Head Writer for THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH and was previously a writer for THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART. A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and UCB Theatre, Zhubin has served on the WGAE’s Council, won two Emmy Awards and has been nominated for four Writers Guild […]

March 11, 2016

Interview: Robert Carlock (WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT)

Adapting the true story of a war reporter in Afghanistan may seem like a left field project for Robert Carlock, who is best known for his work on FRIENDS, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, 30 ROCK and UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT, but WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT (Paramount Pictures) is as fearless and captivating as anything he’s ever written. Based […]

March 3, 2016


Phil Johnston’s screenplay for CEDAR RAPIDS was selected for the 2009 The Black List and went on to debut at Sundance with an ensemble cast featuring Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Anne Heche, Isiah Whitlock Jr. and Sigourney Weaver. Phil shares writing credits on two major studio films being released this month – THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY […]

March 1, 2016


Each month, the WGAE asks a member to look back at the work that inspired his or her own writer’s journey and the relevance of that film or television show today.   THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH’s Travon Free provided the inaugural essay. Follow Travon on twitter at @Travon. By Travon Free, as told to Jenna Bond […]