The Way, Way Back (movie)

Jim Rash writes, directs, acts and hosts.

Jim Rash writes, directs, acts and hosts.

Oscar-winning screenwriter Jim Rash ("The Descendants") hosts Sundance Channel's series "The Writers' Room," a chatfest with scripters of such hit TV shows as "Game of Thrones," whose staff sits down with Rash on Monday. Rash also plays the energetic Dean Pelton on NBC's "Community," which has been picked up for a fifth season.

How did "The Writers' Room" come about?

It was a creation with Sundance in partnership with Entertainment Weekly, and they came to me wondering if I'd be interested in hosting a show that was an open panel discussion about the act of writing and particularly the inner workings of a...