FEBRUARY | MARCH 2014 VOL. 18 ISSUE 2 W ritten B y THE MAGAZINE OF THE WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, WEST © G uild A wards 6 Wedded Bliss BY PAUL BROWNFIELD Brad Bell & Jane Espenson seek Husbands online. 12 House of Hard Knocks BY PAUL BROWNFIELD Dirty politics for fun and profit keep House of Cards from collapse, thanks to Beau Willimon’s lobbying past. 18 In Flagrante Delicto BY AMY DAWES Falling in love with Michelle Ashford’s Masters of Sex . 24 Speaking Her Mind BY F.X. FEENEY Today’s topic for the never-ending conversation with Nicole Holofcener? Enough Said . 28 The Power and the Story BY F.X. FEENEY How Alex Gibney’s personal transparency earned We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks the Paul Selvin Award. 34 20 Years to the Finish Line BY LOUISE FARR Never sell out. Blood money, sweat equity, and a trail of tears led Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack to Dallas Buyers Club. 42 Harmonic Convergence BY LISA ROSEN Meet the citizens of Portlandia : Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, and Jonathan Krisel. 48 The 66th Annual 2014 W riters Writers Guild Awards Nominees & Honorees Cover portrait of Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack by Tom Keller.