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On Story

Website: http://www.klru.org/affonstory
Next Airing: Thu, Dec 14th, 2017 at 5:30 AM on UEN-TV

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Austin Film Festival's ON STORY is a half-hour series that gives a behind the scenes look at the creative process of the country's most beloved movies and TV shows. The show is a mash-up of footage of screenwriter and filmmakers discussing their craft and films. Each episode is thematically paired with one or two short films, with an introduction from the film's writer or director. LA Times film critic Kenneth Turan says: "On Story" is film school in a box, a lifetime's worth of filmmaking knowledge squeezed into half-hour packages."

Episodes:

  • Neo Noir: The Modern Day Film Noir

    Shane Black (The Nice Guys, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) and Brian Helgeland (LA Confidential) discuss the modern day Neo Noir - a genre-bending response to the Film Noirs of the 1940s and 50s - and dissect the basic styles, impulses, themes, and tones that embrace this form of storytelling.

    Next Airing: Thu, Dec 14th, 2017 at 5:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 4/19/2014 to 8/25/2019
  • Awkward Black Girl: A Conversation with Issa Rae

    Creator/director/producer/star Issa Rae discusses the unique challenges that surround creating independent webseries, the freedoms that come with doing it your own way, and how to navigate the growing sensation of developing original online content. Followed by The Unexpected, a short webisode from The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl.

    Next Airing: Sat, Dec 16th, 2017 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/16/2016 to 8/25/2019
  • Time Travel and the Filmmaker’s TrekShort Film: A Conversation about Cheating with my Time-Traveling Future Self

    Rian Johnson (Looper), Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko), and Roberto Orci (Star Trek), masters of weaving time travel into the fabric of film, dissect the elements that make for a believable "operating system" when writing a comprehensible timeline for a screenplay. A Conversation About Cheating with my Time Traveling Future Self accompanies this episode, trailing one man's attempt to better his life by traveling back in time to offer himself weathered advice, written and directed by Pornsak Pichetshote.

    Next Airing: Sat, Dec 23rd, 2017 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:44
    Usage rights: 4/19/2014 to 4/8/2018
  • A Conversation with Buck Henry

    From THE GRADUATE and CATCH-22 to "Saturday Night Live" and "Get Smart," iconic comedic and distinctly American writer, director, and actor Buck Henry recalls his long and storied career in Hollywood. Followed by the heartwarming story of a failed ukulele player and her talking puppet dog, The Ballad of Friday and June by writer/director Tate English.

    Next Airing: Sat, Dec 30th, 2017 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 6/22/2012 to 4/8/2018
  • Jonathan Demme and Paul Thomas Anderson: A Conversation

    In this second On Story installation featuring Paul Thomas Anderson and Jonathan Demme, the duo look back on the vision, style, influences, and creative passion for Demme's The Silence of the Lambs, Stop Making Sense, Rachel Getting Married and Something Wild.

    Next Airing: Sat, Jan 6th, 2018 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:44
    Usage rights: 4/19/2014 to 4/8/2018
  • TBA

    Next Airing: Sat, Jan 13th, 2018 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: Fair Use
  • A Conversation with Marta Kauffman

    Marta Kauffman takes viewers into that unforgettable New York apartment and talks about how the phenomenon of Friends came to be, the universal appeal of Grace and Frankie, and working with the network versus Netflix.

    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/15/2017 to 8/25/2019
  • A Conversation with Tony Hale

    From Arrested Development's Buster Bluth to Veep's bag man, actor Tony Hale discusses meeting audience's expectations, getting into character, making out with Liza Minnelli, and the collaborative environment of comedy.

    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/15/2017 to 8/25/2019
  • Carl Reiner: A Conversation with a TV Legend

    Comedy titan Carl Reiner looks back on creating The Dick Van Dyke Show, how the show evolved over the course of its five seasons, and the collaborative efforts of the writers and actors involved. Reiner recalls special moments from behind the scenes and, ultimately, how the creative vision was translated to the screen.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/16/2016 to 8/25/2019
  • House of Cards: A Conversation with Beau Willimon Short: Colera

    House of Cards creator, Beau Willimon, discusses writing for Netflix, working with David Fincher, and delving into the psychology of narrative power struggles. Artiz Moreno's short film, Colera, follows with an ominous glimpse of a town that decides to take the law into their own hands, without considering the consequences.

    Length: 00:26:44
    Usage rights: 4/19/2014 to 4/8/2018
  • John Singleton's Classic Influences

    John Singleton, the youngest and first African American filmmaker to win an Academy Award for his work on Boyz in the Hood, discusses his process, influences, and inspirations, from the work of acclaimed playwright August Wilson to pioneering directors Spike Lee and Federico Fellini.

    Length: 00:25:58
    Usage rights: 4/16/2016 to 8/25/2019
  • Scott Frank: A Screenwriter's Design

    Scott Frank (Get Shorty, Out of Sight) reflects on his diverse career writing thrillers and pulp films, and his approach to developing complex characters in search of their identity.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/18/2015 to 4/8/2018

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