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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365495071/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false 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... /episodes/get/48144 /episode/48144 The Left and Write: Politically Driven Narratives /episode-player/48144

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.

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Sat, 05/23/2015 - 04:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365489126/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Terry George (writer/director Hotel Rwanda; writer In the Name of the Father) reflects on the art of fictionalizing fact and placing ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances as a storytelling vehicle. Followed by Dean Loxton’s short film, Under, about a train operator struggling to deal with... /episodes/get/54482 /episode/54482 A Conversation with Terry George /episode-player/54482

Terry George reflects on the art of fictionalizing fact and using ordinary people.

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Fri, 05/15/2015 - 04:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365478648/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Mick Garris (Masters of Horror) and Alvaro Rodriguez (Machete) deconstruct the shock, suspense, and subtleties of David Cronenberg’s The Fly and how his execution has contributed to the legitimacy and intellect of the horror genre. /episodes/get/54821 /episode/54821 Deconstructing The Fly /episode-player/54821

Mick Garris (Masters of Horror) and Alvaro Rodriguez (Machete) deconstruct The Fly.

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Fri, 05/08/2015 - 04:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365462408/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false John Ridley reflects on his beginnings and the inspirations that have shaped his approach to screenwriting, with a special look into his journey adapting the Academy Award®-winning script for 12 YEARS A SLAVE. Accompanied by Alex Clark’s short film, SIREN, about two ambulance paramedics faced with... /episodes/get/35679 /episode/35679 A Conversation with John Ridley /episode-player/35679

John Ridley reflects on his beginnings and the inspirations that have shaped his approach to screenwriting, with a special look into his journey adapting the Academy Award-winning script for 12 Years a Slave. Accompanied by Alex Clark's short film, Siren, about two ambulance paramedics faced with an emergency that's out of this world.

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Fri, 05/01/2015 - 04:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365462363/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false 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. /episodes/get/54839 /episode/54839 Fargo & True Detective: Television Anthologies /episode-player/54839

TRUE DETECTIVE director, Cary Fukunaga, and FARGO creator, Noah Hawley, discuss anthology.

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Fri, 04/24/2015 - 04:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365462300/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false MAD MEN creator, Matthew Weiner, dissects the culture, identity, and status quo of the show, and the psychology behind its beloved antihero, Don Draper. Followed by Faraday Okoro’s short film, FULL WINDSOR, about a young boy’s quest to preserve a meaningful piece of his past. /episodes/get/54634 /episode/54634 Mad Men: A Conversation with Matthew Weiner /episode-player/54634

MAD MEN creator, Matthew Weiner, dissects the culture, identity, and status quo.

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Fri, 04/17/2015 - 04:00
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