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On Story

Website: https://video.klru.tv/show/on-story/
Next Airing: Thu, Nov 15th, 2018 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:

  • Script to Screen: The Revenant

    Screenwriter Mark L. Smith discusses adapting The Revenant from book to screen, working with Alejandro Inarritu, and getting that famous bear attack right. For their work on this stunning - and freezing - historical picture, Inarritu won the Academy Award for Best Director, Emmanual Lubezki won for Best Cinematography, and DiCaprio won his first award for Best Actor.

    Next Airing: Thu, Nov 15th, 2018 at 5:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/15/2017 to 4/13/2020
  • A Conversation with Jason Reitman

    Writer/director Jason Reitman, whose credits include Thank You for Smoking, Up in the Air Juno, and most recently, the TV series Casual, discusses his journey from novice filmmaker to indie stalwart.

    Next Airing: Sat, Nov 17th, 2018 at 10:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/16/2016 to 4/13/2020
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Sat, Nov 24th, 2018 at 10:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:25:58
    Usage rights: 4/16/2016 to 4/13/2020
  • Creed: A New Legend

    In this episode, writer Aaron Covington discusses how he and co-writer/director Ryan Coogler came up with the idea for a unique and personal spin on the Rocky Balboa story and in the process created a new legend.

    Next Airing: Sat, Dec 1st, 2018 at 10:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/15/2017 to 4/13/2020
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Sat, Dec 8th, 2018 at 10:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/15/2017 to 4/13/2020
  • Freaks & Muppets: A Conversation with Jason Segel

    As charming as any muppet, actor/writer Jason Segel relays how he was destined for the stage at an early age and how, from goofball to vampire puppet musical to full frontal nudity, he's formed a family of weirdos in film and television.

    Next Airing: Sat, Dec 15th, 2018 at 10:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/15/2017 to 4/13/2020
  • Psychological Thrillers

    The writers behind Red Eye, The X-Files, Disturbia, and Shut In weigh in on the crucial elements for those psychological thrillers that keep you up all night; namely putting regular people into horrifying scenarios - and hopefully getting them out in one piece.

    Next Airing: Sat, Dec 22nd, 2018 at 10:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/15/2017 to 4/13/2020
  • Script to Screen: Arrival

    Once considered "unfilmable," the movie Arrival scored big at the box office. Screenwriter Eric Heisserer talks about his long road selling Hollywood on his adaptation of the short story by Ted Chiang, working with director Denis Villeneuve, and the challenges of writing a cerebral sci-fi story about love and loss.

    Next Airing: Sat, Dec 29th, 2018 at 10:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/14/2018 to 4/13/2020
  • A Conversation with Dan Gilroy

    In this episode, screenwriter Dan Gilroy discusses the evolution of the Academy Award-nominated Nightcrawler - a 15-year-old idea - working with actor Denzel Washington to create an unforgettable idealist in the critically acclaimed Roman J. Israel, Esq., and the challenges and benefits of being surrounded by a Hollywood-successful family.

    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/14/2018 to 4/13/2020
  • 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.

    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/16/2016 to 4/13/2020
  • Deconstructing Billy Wilder

    Inarguably one of the greatest storytellers in Hollywood, filmmaker Billy Wilder's classic films include Double Indemnity, Sabrina, Sunset Boulevard, Some Like it Hot, The Apartment, and more. This episode dissects several of his films to analyze what makes his filmmaking style so unique and relevant to audiences today.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/15/2017 to 4/13/2020
  • Saving Mr. Banks: Script to Screen

    Director John Lee Hancock and writer Kelly Marcel discuss how the script for Saving Mr. Banks was successfully transformed onto the screen using heavily stylized elements, and musical cues from the classic film Mary Poppins to depict the life of author PL Travers during the 1960's.

    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/16/2016 to 4/13/2020
  • Script to Screen: Pete's Dragon

    In this episode, Pete's Dragon director and co-writer David Lowery and co-writer Toby Halbrooks take us behind the scenes of their reinvention of the classic story and discuss writing fairy tales, balancing tragedy with wonder, and the difference between making indie films, like Ain't Them Bodies Saints, and a big budget Disney movie.

    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/14/2018 to 4/13/2020
  • The Left and Write: Politically Driven Narratives

    Beau Willimon (creator House of Cards) and Eli Attie (writer The West Wing) debate politically-driven narratives, power struggles, and dramatizing the truths and fictions that comprise ideologically-charged stories. Accompanied by Topher Field's short film, The Hustle, offering a glimpse inside a swindler's artful technique and deception.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/2/2017 to 4/13/2020

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