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On Story

On Story

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."

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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3003783281/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false 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. /episodes/get/55684 /episode/55684 Frank Marshall on Producing from the Creative Side /episode-player/55684

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.

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Sat, 08/26/2017 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3003783045/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false 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. /episodes/get/55307 /episode/55307 Treat Yo Self: A Conversation with Alan Yang /episode-player/55307

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.

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Sat, 08/19/2017 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3003259606/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false 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... /episodes/get/56661 /episode/56661 Trail Stories: The Making of Lonesome Dove /episode-player/56661

The producer, screenwriter and crew share stories about the making of Lonesome Dove.

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Sat, 08/05/2017 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3003226061/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false 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. /episodes/get/56371 /episode/56371 Deconstructing Jane Austen /episode-player/56371

Filmmakers discuss the timelessness and relate-ability of Jane Austen’s characters.

Air date:
Sat, 07/29/2017 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3003225937/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The writers behind Red Eye, The X-Files, Disturbia, and Shut In weigh in on the crucial elements for those psychological thrillers that keep you up all night; namely putting regular people into horrifying scenarios – and hopefully getting them out in one piece. /episodes/get/56729 /episode/56729 Psychological Thrillers /episode-player/56729

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.

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Sat, 07/22/2017 - 12:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3002957367/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The Bobby half of the Farrelly brothers team that brought us There’s Something About Mary, Kingpin, and Dumb and Dumber talks about improv, keeping the material fresh, and what makes comedy funny. /episodes/get/55081 /episode/55081 Writing Dumb: A Conversation with Bobby Farrelly /episode-player/55081

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.

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Sat, 07/15/2017 - 12:00
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