Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani Talk ‘Little America’ at WGFestival

  • Variety
Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani Talk ‘Little America’ at WGFestival
Oscar nominated screenwriters Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani kicked off the WGFestival 2019 on Saturday with an opening keynote conversation about their paths to writing and comedy.

Presented by the Writers Guild Foundation with Academy Education and Nicholl Fellowship Programs, the festival brought together top creatives and executives from the industry for panels, discussions and intimate workshops for writers. Events included mock writers’ rooms, a look inside the writers’ room with shows like “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and “Jane the Virgin” and a special screening of Hulu’s “The Act” followed by a Q&A with actress Joey King and creator/showrunners Nick Antosca and Michelle Dean.

Gordon and Nanjiani, who are married in real life, parlayed their story into the film “The Big Sick,” which also landed them nominations from the WGA Awards and the best first screenplay prize from the Independent Spirit Awards. Variety’s Jenelle Riley moderated the 90-minute Q&A,
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