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On Story

Website: https://video.klru.tv/show/on-story/
Next Airing: Sat, Aug 18th, 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:

  • The Shape of Water: A Conversation with Vanessa Taylor

    In this episode, co-writer of the Academy Award winning film, The Shape of Water discusses collaborating with genre director Guillermo del Toro on his initial idea for the film and the process of writing the dark fantasy world del Toro envisioned for the film.

    Next Airing: Sat, Aug 18th, 2018 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/14/2018 to 4/13/2020
  • Script to Screen: Snowpiercer

    Join Snowpiercer co-writer Kelly Masterson as he dissects the story's journey from graphic novel to script-to-screen. Masterson will reference specific scenes from the film-with clips projected throughout-and discuss writing for a multinational audience, the writer/director relationship with Joon-ho Bong, writing through language barriers, and the layered messages throughout the film.

    Next Airing: Sat, Aug 25th, 2018 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/14/2018 to 4/13/2020
  • LBJ: A Conversation with Woody Harrelson & Rob Reiner

    Academy-Award nominated actor Woody Harrelson and director/producer Rob Reiner discuss how the bio-pic, LBJ came to life with actor Woody Harrelson who portrays the president following the Kennedy assassination in 1963.

    Next Airing: Sat, Sep 1st, 2018 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/14/2018 to 4/13/2020
  • Breaking Bad: A Conversation with Vince Gilligan Short: Euthanas Inc.

    Vince Gilligan, creator of the AMC hit series Breaking Bad, reflects upon the show's hyper-serialized storytelling, along with his inspirations and influences. Accompanied by Victor Nores' short film, Euthanas Inc., about an old lady whose family wishes to no longer be burdened by her presence, and her plans to grant them an unexpected change of scene.

    Next Airing: Sat, Sep 8th, 2018 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:44
    Usage rights: 9/2/2017 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.

    Next Airing: Sat, Sep 15th, 2018 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/14/2018 to 4/13/2020
  • 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: Sat, Sep 22nd, 2018 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 4/19/2014 to 8/25/2019
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Sat, Sep 29th, 2018 at 10:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/2/2017 to 8/25/2019
  • 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, Oct 6th, 2018 at 10:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/14/2018 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.

    Next Airing: Sat, Oct 13th, 2018 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/15/2017 to 8/25/2019
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Sat, Oct 20th, 2018 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    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.

    Next Airing: Sat, Oct 27th, 2018 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/16/2016 to 8/25/2019
  • A Conversation with Courtney Kemp

    In this episode, creator, showrunner, and producer Courtney A. Kemp discusses the power dynamics in the television industry, the writers room, and a well-crafted story. With credits that includes The Good Wife, The Bernie Mac Show, Justice, and creating the critically acclaimed gritty New York drama Power, Kemp knows her way around a successful TV show.

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

    In this episode, award-winning screenwriter, producer, and director Noah Hawley, the man behind some of TV's best dramatic series, Fargo and Legion explores the creation and execution of a limited series, writing across mediums, and making adaptations your own.

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

    Writer, director, producer, actor, and comedian Robert Townsend has over 30 years of experience working in film and television. With credits such as Hollywood Shuffle, The Five Heartbeats, In the Hive and Playin' For Love, Townsend discusses his multi-faceted and successful career in front of and behind the camera.

    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/14/2018 to 4/13/2020
  • Bloodline: A Conversation with Todd A. Kessler

    In this episode, Bloodline's co-creator Todd A. Kessler talks about the genesis and development of the popular Netflix series. With their storied, dynastic image of small business success and solid moral fiber, the Rayburns seem like the very picture of the American dream. But veiled beneath gentility and a respectable legacy lurk secrets so dark they could destroy the family reputation for good. Kessler discusses his critically acclaimed show and how it fuses family drama with the elements of an ominous television noir.

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

    In this episode, the screenwriters behind Arrival, Kubo and the Two Strings, and I Love Dick discuss book-to-film adaptations and translating themes and literary devices to the screen. The art of writing them is as advantageous as it is demanding. Characters in novels have an elaborately developed inner life, and visually depicting subtext and nuance in a compelling narrative can be a challenge, especially within the constraints of a 90-minute film.

    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/14/2018 to 4/13/2020
  • Revisiting Westerns: A Conversation with Walter Hill Scott Frank

    Saddle up yer horses with legendary writer/director Walter Hill and Oscar nominated screenwriter Scott Frank as they explore the great quintessential Western genre. In this episode, Hill and Frank discuss the art of writing the good, the bad, and the ugly.

    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/14/2018 to 4/13/2020
  • Script to Screen: American Gods

    With a huge list of characters, ambitious flashbacks, centuries' worth of mythology, and constant epic battles between gods-all within the confines of a television series, adapting Neil Gaiman's seminal novel American Gods was no small feat. In this episode, Season 1 writer, co-showrunner, and executive producer Michael Green will walk through the series' script, discussing topics like staying true to and expanding the world that Gaiman created.

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

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