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On Story

Website: http://www.klru.org/affonstory
Next Airing: Sat, May 26th, 2018 at 10:30 PM 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:

  • A Conversation with Gale Anne Hurd

    Award-winning producer Gale Anne Hurd has spent decades navigating high-tension, high-stakes, and high-conflict situations - both on and off the page. In this episode, she takes audiences through her career, beginning as an assistant for the legendary Roger Corman to working with James Cameron to producing the sci-fi classics The Terminator, The Walking Dead, Aliens, and many others.

    Next Airing: Sat, May 26th, 2018 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/14/2018 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.

    Next Airing: Sat, Jun 2nd, 2018 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/14/2018 to 4/13/2020
  • A Conversation with Misha Green

    Show creator Misha Green isn't afraid to push boundaries; the critically-acclaimed Underground, a historical period drama about the Underground Railroad that she co-created with Joe Pokaski, combined terror, modern music, romance, and thrills, breaking ground for the genre. In this episode, Misha talks about her experience as a first-time showrunner, having to say goodbye to a story before it's finished, and what she's working on next. Hint: it involves Get Out writer-director Jordan Peele.

    Next Airing: Sat, Jun 9th, 2018 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/14/2018 to 4/13/2020
  • A Conversation with Mark Frost

    Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost talks about the impact of the original cult favorite show, collaborating with David Lynch, updating the series for a less innocent era, and exploring the human condition as a narrative story on screen. Frost is a novelist - with more than 10 books to his name - director, film producer, and screenwriter whose credits include the seminal police drama Hill Street Blues.

    Next Airing: Sat, Jun 16th, 2018 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/14/2018 to 4/13/2020
  • The People v. OJ Simpson: A Conversation with Scott Alexander

    It was the verdict heard around the world, one that has continued to haunt and divide our country's collective conscience. In this episode, Scott Alexander, a master of dramatizing true life events, discusses developing and writing the award-winning series The People v. O.J. Simpson, one of the most notorious American crime stories for the screen.

    Next Airing: Sat, Jun 23rd, 2018 at 10:31 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/14/2018 to 4/13/2020
  • Once Upon A Time in the West

    Next Airing: Sat, Jun 30th, 2018 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/14/2018 to 4/13/2020
  • TBA

    Next Airing: Thu, Jul 5th, 2018 at 5:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: Fair Use
  • A Conversation with Robert Townsend

    Next Airing: Sat, Jul 7th, 2018 at 10:30 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
  • 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.

    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/16/2016 to 8/25/2019
  • A Conversation with Keenen Ivory Wayans

    Entertainment trailblazer writer/director/producer Keenen Ivory Wayans achieved national prominence when he created the culturally groundbreaking, Emmy award-winning, black-oriented comedy satire In Living Color. In this episode, Wayans talks about his circular path to Hollywood and how In Living Color paved the way for so many artists and subsequent projects.

    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/14/2018 to 4/13/2020
  • A Conversation with Kenneth Lonergun

    Academy Award-winning writer-director Kenneth Lonergan compares screenwriting with playwriting, protecting his personal relationship with his work, and being open to mistakes in this episode. With over 90 nominations for his work, a resume that includes Manchester by the Sea, Gangs of New York, and You Can Count on Me, this conversation with a master storyteller is not to be missed.

    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/14/2018 to 4/13/2020
  • Complicated Relationships: A Conversation with Nancy Meyers

    Short Film: Grand Opening From Private Benjamin to Something's Gotta Give, writer/director Nancy Meyers has created and championed some of the most memorable complicated women characters on the screen. In this episode she shares her career path and stories of her collaborations - with Goldie Hawn, Mel Gibson, and former husband and writing partner Charles Shyer.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/15/2017 to 8/25/2019
  • Frank Marshall On Producing from the Creative Side

    The producer behind Raiders of the Lost Ark, Back to the Future, The Sixth Sense, and more talks about starting his career with Spielberg, Coppola, and Lucas, the creativity in producing, and working with writers.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/15/2017 to 8/25/2019
  • Lady Bird: A Conversation with Greta Gerwig

    In our season 8 premiere episode, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and actress Greta Gerwig talks about her theatrical beginnings, what she learned working with filmmakers Noah Baumbach, Mike Mills, and others in such films as Frances Ha and 20th Century Women, and taking the leap to write and direct her own film, the critically acclaimed Lady Bird.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/14/2018 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.

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

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