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On Story

Website: https://video.klru.tv/show/on-story/
Next Airing: Thu, Aug 13th, 2020 at 4:00 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:

  • 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: Thu, Aug 13th, 2020 at 4:00 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/14/2018 to 4/10/2022
  • A Conversation with Larry Wilmore

    In this episode, legendary television producer, actor, comedian, and writer Larry Wilmore talks about his more than 25-year career span. As a writer, he's been behind the TV comedies The PJs, The Bernie Mac Show, and HBO's Insecure, which he co-created with star Issa Rae. On camera, Wilmore is known for his memorable appearances as the "Senior Black Correspondent" on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and as the host of Comedy Central's The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. In this episode, Larry Wilmore talks comedy-in front of and behind the camera.

    Next Airing: Sat, Aug 15th, 2020 at 10:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/13/2019 to 4/12/2021
  • 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, Aug 22nd, 2020 at 10:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/16/2016 to 4/10/2022
  • 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, Aug 29th, 2020 at 10:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:25:58
    Usage rights: 4/16/2016 to 4/10/2022
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Sat, Sep 5th, 2020 at 10:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/13/2019 to 4/12/2021
  • 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, Sep 12th, 2020 at 10:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/11/2020 to 4/10/2022
  • Se7en: Script to Screen with Andrew Kevin Walker

    Screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker dissects his bleak thriller masterpiece, Se7en and working with director David Fincher to create the cult classic film.

    Next Airing: Sat, Sep 19th, 2020 at 10:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/16/2016 to 4/10/2022
  • A Conversation with Lawrence Kasdan

    This week on ​On Story, ​Lawrence Kasdan, screenwriter of ​The Big Chill​, ​ The Empire Strikes Back, ​Raiders of the Lost Ark ​ and many more, ​ ​remembers the creative process behind some of his greatest films and getting to the heart of a story.

    Next Airing: Sat, Sep 26th, 2020 at 10:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 4/11/2020 to 4/10/2022
  • 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 4/10/2022
  • 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.

    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/14/2018 to 4/10/2022
  • A Conversation with Ron Bass

    This week on On Story, Academy Award-winning screenwriter Ron Bass discusses his prolific career writing box office mega-hits like Rain Man, My Best Friend's Wedding, and Sleeping with the Enemy.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/11/2020 to 4/10/2022
  • 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.

    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/11/2020 to 4/10/2022
  • On Writing Veep

    This week on On Story, VEEP showrunner David Mandel discusses his role at the helm of the critically acclaimed series, developing a cast of characters as beloved as they are deplorable, and bringing the story to its hilariously bittersweet close.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/11/2020 to 4/10/2022
  • Trail Stories: The Making of Lonesome Dove

    Producer Suzanne de Passe, screenwriter Bill Wittliff, and crew share stories about the making of Lonesome Dove, the movie adapted from the NYT bestselling novel by Larry McMurtry. From Tommy Lee Jones doing his own stunts to cattle stampedes, cowboy hats with personality to confounding Hollywood executives, this episode is full of entertaining stories about the made-for-TV movie that almost didn't happen.

    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 4/15/2017 to 4/10/2022

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