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On Story

Website: https://video.klru.tv/show/on-story/
Next Airing: Sat, Apr 11th, 2020 at 10:00 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:

  • Fargo & True Detective: Television Anthologies

    True Detective director, Cary Fukunaga, and Fargo creator, Noah Hawley, discuss the rise of the television anthology series and how to execute a compelling balance of plot, character, and structure within the bounds of one season. Followed by Elaine Poon's short film, Entrain about Laurent, a young man who absorbed in his own world, draws the attention of a fellow train passenger who shares his interest in rhythm, despite their obvious language barrier.

    Next Airing: Sat, Apr 11th, 2020 at 10:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/18/2015 to 4/13/2020
  • On Writing Chernobyl

    In our season 10 premiere episode, Craig Mazin, Emmy Award-winning creator of the HBO miniseries Chernobyl, discusses the creative process behind his faithful account of the 1986 nuclear accident that led to one of the worst human disasters in history.

    Next Airing: Sat, Apr 18th, 2020 at 10:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 4/11/2020 to 4/10/2022
  • A Conversation with Lulu Wang

    This week on On Story, Lulu Wang, writer/director of The Farewell, discusses writing and directing the autobiographical story of her family's decision to lie to her grandmother about her terminal illness and instead plan a wedding to say their final goodbyes.

    Next Airing: Sat, Apr 25th, 2020 at 10:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/11/2020 to 4/10/2022
  • A Conversation with David Benioff and D.B. Weiss

    Winter finally arrived for the groundbreaking series Game of Thrones. In this episode, series' co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss detail the process of adapting George R. R. Martin's bestselling books into the epic HBO series that changed the landscape of modern television.

    Next Airing: Sat, May 2nd, 2020 at 10:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/11/2020 to 4/10/2022
  • On Writing to All The Boys I've Loved Before

    This week on On Story, To All the Boys I've Loved Before writer Sofia Alvarez discusses the process of adapting the New York Times bestselling young adult novel into a hit romantic comedy for Netflix.

    Next Airing: Sat, May 9th, 2020 at 10:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 4/11/2020 to 4/10/2022
  • A Conversation with Catherine Reitman

    This week on On Story, Catherine Reitman discusses her acting career in film and television, bringing the pain and comedy of real-life experiences into her work, and her transition to the role of creator/writer/star of the International Emmy Award-nominated comedy series Workin' Moms.

    Next Airing: Sat, May 16th, 2020 at 10:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 4/11/2020 to 4/10/2022
  • TBA

    Next Airing: Thu, May 21st, 2020 at 4:00 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: Fair Use
  • A Conversation with Felicia Henderson

    This week on On Story, we'll hear from writer and producer Felicia D. Henderson on her 25-year television career, which includes Family Matters, Soul Food, Sister Sister, and The Quad, as well as current hits The Punisher and Empire. Henderson discusses navigating the shift from writer to showrunner, finding inspiration in everyday life, and exploring relationships through film.

    Next Airing: Sat, May 23rd, 2020 at 10:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 4/11/2020 to 4/10/2022
  • Telling True Crime Stories

    This week on On Story, screenwriters Michael Werwie (Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile) and Guinevere Turner (Charlie Says) discuss the challenges of crafting compelling entertainment while respecting the human stories affected by the crimes.

    Next Airing: Sat, May 30th, 2020 at 10:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 4/11/2020 to 4/10/2022
  • 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.

    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 Jane Austen

    The filmmakers behind Sense and Sensibility, The Jane Austen Book Club, and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries discuss the timelessness and relate-ability of Jane Austen's characters, from the jealousies, the romances, the desire to improve one's status, and, of course, Mr. Darcy.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/15/2017 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
  • Planet of the Apes: Reimagining A Sci-Fi Franchise

    Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, co-writers of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, discuss reimagining the popular sci-fi franchise and their delicate approach to depicting the protagonist's journey.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/2/2017 to 4/13/2020
  • Script to Screen: A Quiet Place

    Screenwriters Scott Beck and Bryan Woods dissect their original horror hit A Quiet Place and discuss the process of storytelling with little dialogue and creating tension that keeps people on the edge of their seats.

    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/13/2019 to 4/12/2021
  • 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.

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

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