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On Story

Website: http://www.klru.org/affonstory
Next Airing: Thu, Feb 22nd, 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:

  • A Conversation with Tony Hale

    From Arrested Development's Buster Bluth to Veep's bag man, actor Tony Hale discusses meeting audience's expectations, getting into character, making out with Liza Minnelli, and the collaborative environment of comedy.

    Next Airing: Thu, Feb 22nd, 2018 at 5:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 4/15/2017 to 8/25/2019
  • Treat Yo Self: A Conversation with Alan Yang

    Parks and Recreation and Master of None writer Alan Yang talks about making up for lost time, writing for the Harvard Lampoon, and putting stories from his personal life into the show.

    Next Airing: Sat, Feb 24th, 2018 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/15/2017 to 8/25/2019
  • 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, Mar 3rd, 2018 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:25:58
    Usage rights: 4/16/2016 to 8/25/2019
  • 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: Sat, Mar 10th, 2018 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/15/2017 to 8/25/2019
  • Better Call Saul: A Conversation with Peter Gould

    Peter Gould, writer, producer, and director of Breaking Bad and co-creator of its spinoff Better Call Saul discusses shifting gears, schemes, and swindles within the world of Saul Goodman pre-Walter White.

    Next Airing: Sat, Mar 17th, 2018 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/2/2017 to 8/25/2019
  • 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, Mar 24th, 2018 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 4/19/2014 to 8/25/2019
  • 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.

    Next Airing: Sat, Mar 31st, 2018 at 10:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/15/2017 to 8/25/2019
  • A Conversation with Buck Henry

    From THE GRADUATE and CATCH-22 to "Saturday Night Live" and "Get Smart," iconic comedic and distinctly American writer, director, and actor Buck Henry recalls his long and storied career in Hollywood. Followed by the heartwarming story of a failed ukulele player and her talking puppet dog, The Ballad of Friday and June by writer/director Tate English.

    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 6/22/2012 to 4/8/2018
  • Charles Burnett: Film As A Means for Social Change

    Writer/Director/Producer Charles Burnett shares his career development process in narrative and documentary filmmaking with Killer of Sheep (1978), his seminal film, which was definitive in highlighting African American cultural experience. Burnett's films Killer of Sheep and To Sleep with Anger were both added to the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress for being culturally significant.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/16/2016 to 8/25/2019
  • Groundhog Day: Deconstructing The Comedy Classic

    Danny Rubin, co-writer of Groundhog Day, deconstructs the unconventional romantic comedy's progression from script to screen and reminisces on his unique collaboration with the legendary Harold Ramis.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/2/2017 to 8/25/2019
  • Jonathan Demme and Paul Thomas Anderson: A Conversation

    In this second On Story installation featuring Paul Thomas Anderson and Jonathan Demme, the duo look back on the vision, style, influences, and creative passion for Demme's The Silence of the Lambs, Stop Making Sense, Rachel Getting Married and Something Wild.

    Length: 00:26:44
    Usage rights: 4/19/2014 to 4/8/2018
  • Ted Talley: The Silence of the Lambs

    Academy Award-winning screenwriter Ted Tally gives a provocative look at the adaptation and production of the Oscar-winning film THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. Tally covers it all: working with director Jonathan Demme, anticipating Jodie Foster's Oscar win, the delicious changed ending for the world's most famous cannibal, Hannibal Lecter, and more. Recently listed on the Library of Congress' National Film Registry as a "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" film, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS is guaranteed to be lauded for decades to come. Thomas Ward's haunting short film In The Middle follows.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/2/2017 to 8/25/2019
  • The Jungle Book: Justin Marks on Updating a Classic

    Screenwriter Justin Marks shares the bear necessities on updating the classic Disney story to the modern screen. Drawing from influences like Westerns, the New York City black out, and more, this episode takes audiences through the jungle and to the beloved wolf pack that raised Mowgli from a cub to a boy.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/15/2017 to 8/25/2019
  • Thelma & Louise: A Conversation with Callie KhouriShort Film: Pistachio Milk

    Callie Khouri reflects upon her experience working with Ridley Scott and writing the classic female-driven-buddy film, Thelma and Louise. Followed by Avram Dodson's short film, Pistachio Milk, a coming of age tale about a young suitor using only his wits and a bottle of pistachio milk to pursue his love interest.

    Length: 00:26:44
    Usage rights: 9/2/2017 to 8/25/2019

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