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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."

On Story  
  • Awkward Black Girl: A Conversation with Issa Rae
    Thursday, December 9
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • On Writing Game of Thrones
    Saturday, December 11
    10:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • On Writing Game of Thrones
    Thursday, December 16
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • A Conversation with Virgil Williams
    Saturday, December 18
    10:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    This week on On Story, Virgil Williams, writer on 24, Criminal Minds, and Mudbound, discusses adapting work for the screen, being nominated for an Academy Award, and the power of routine.
  • A Conversation with Virgil Williams
    Thursday, December 23
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This week on On Story, Virgil Williams, writer on 24, Criminal Minds, and Mudbound, discusses adapting work for the screen, being nominated for an Academy Award, and the power of routine.
  • A Conversation with Jason Reitman
    Saturday, December 25
    10:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • A Conversation with Jason Reitman
    Thursday, December 30
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • A Conversation with Pamela Ribon
    Saturday, January 1
    10:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode, writer and best-selling author Pamela Ribon discusses writing the Disney films Moana and Ralph Breaks the Internet as well as writing for the TV show, Samantha Who?.
  • A Conversation with Pamela Ribon
    Thursday, January 6
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode, writer and best-selling author Pamela Ribon discusses writing the Disney films Moana and Ralph Breaks the Internet as well as writing for the TV show, Samantha Who?.
  • On Writing Veep
    Saturday, January 8
    10:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • On Writing Veep
    Thursday, January 13
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • A Conversation with Courtney Kemp
    Saturday, January 15
    10:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode, creator, showrunner, and producer Courtney A. Kemp discusses the power dynamics in the television industry, the writers room, and a well-crafted story. With credits that includes The Good Wife, The Bernie Mac Show, Justice, and creating the critically acclaimed gritty New York drama Power, Kemp knows her way around a successful TV show.
  • A Conversation with Courtney Kemp
    Thursday, January 20
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode, creator, showrunner, and producer Courtney A. Kemp discusses the power dynamics in the television industry, the writers room, and a well-crafted story. With credits that includes The Good Wife, The Bernie Mac Show, Justice, and creating the critically acclaimed gritty New York drama Power, Kemp knows her way around a successful TV show.
  • Revisiting Westerns: A Conversation with Walter Hill Scott Frank
    Saturday, January 22
    10:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Saddle up yer horses with legendary writer/director Walter Hill and Oscar nominated screenwriter Scott Frank as they explore the great quintessential Western genre. In this episode, Hill and Frank discuss the art of writing the good, the bad, and the ugly.
  • Revisiting Westerns: A Conversation with Walter Hill Scott Frank
    Thursday, January 27
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Saddle up yer horses with legendary writer/director Walter Hill and Oscar nominated screenwriter Scott Frank as they explore the great quintessential Western genre. In this episode, Hill and Frank discuss the art of writing the good, the bad, and the ugly.
  • A Conversation with Roger Corman
    Saturday, January 29
    10:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode, legendary producer and director Roger Corman shares his independent filmmaking background and his extensive body of work, which includes over 500 film credits.
  • A Conversation with Roger Corman
    Thursday, February 3
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode, legendary producer and director Roger Corman shares his independent filmmaking background and his extensive body of work, which includes over 500 film credits.
  • Better Call Saul: A Conversation with Peter Gould
    Saturday, February 5
    10:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Better Call Saul: A Conversation with Peter Gould
    Thursday, February 10
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Norman Lear - A Retrospective
    Saturday, February 12
    10:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Perhaps one of the most influential contributors to the landscape of situational comedies and progressive writing in Hollywood, Norman Lear transformed a genre known for play-it-safe humor into a platform for how Americans experience social issues. In this week's On Story, Lear remembers a few of his favorite episodes and how he created some of the most beloved characters in the history of television.
  • Norman Lear - A Retrospective
    Thursday, February 17
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Perhaps one of the most influential contributors to the landscape of situational comedies and progressive writing in Hollywood, Norman Lear transformed a genre known for play-it-safe humor into a platform for how Americans experience social issues. In this week's On Story, Lear remembers a few of his favorite episodes and how he created some of the most beloved characters in the history of television.
  • Deconstructing Nora Ephron
    Saturday, February 19
    10:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Sleepless in Seattle. When Harry Met Sally. You've Got Mail. Julie & Julia. It's undeniable that Nora Ephron was one of the greatest romantic comedy writer/directors Hollywood has ever seen. In this episode, Man Up writer Tess Morris and (500) Days of Summer writer Scott Neustadter discuss the impact of Ephron's films and how her writing has influenced their own work.
  • Deconstructing Nora Ephron
    Thursday, February 24
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Sleepless in Seattle. When Harry Met Sally. You've Got Mail. Julie & Julia. It's undeniable that Nora Ephron was one of the greatest romantic comedy writer/directors Hollywood has ever seen. In this episode, Man Up writer Tess Morris and (500) Days of Summer writer Scott Neustadter discuss the impact of Ephron's films and how her writing has influenced their own work.
  • Script to Screen: A Quiet Place
    Saturday, February 26
    10:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Script to Screen: A Quiet Place
    Thursday, March 3
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • A Conversation with Gale Anne Hurd
    Saturday, March 5
    10:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • A Conversation with Gale Anne Hurd
    Thursday, March 10
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Script to Screen: Arrival
    Saturday, March 12
    10:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Once considered "unfilmable," the movie Arrival scored big at the box office. Screenwriter Eric Heisserer talks about his long road selling Hollywood on his adaptation of the short story by Ted Chiang, working with director Denis Villeneuve, and the challenges of writing a cerebral sci-fi story about love and loss.
  • Script to Screen: Arrival
    Thursday, March 17
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Once considered "unfilmable," the movie Arrival scored big at the box office. Screenwriter Eric Heisserer talks about his long road selling Hollywood on his adaptation of the short story by Ted Chiang, working with director Denis Villeneuve, and the challenges of writing a cerebral sci-fi story about love and loss.
  • A Conversation with Kevin McDonald
    Saturday, March 19
    10:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode, we'll hear from Kids in the Hall and Brain Candy comedy writer and performer, Kevin McDonald on writing sketch comedy, performing standup and improv and the process for generating fresh content with his iconic comedy troupe.
  • A Conversation with Kevin McDonald
    Thursday, March 24
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode, we'll hear from Kids in the Hall and Brain Candy comedy writer and performer, Kevin McDonald on writing sketch comedy, performing standup and improv and the process for generating fresh content with his iconic comedy troupe.
  • Avengers: A Conversation with Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely
    Saturday, March 26
    10:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Writing partners Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely are no strangers to blockbuster franchises. After adapting the Chronicles of Narnia series and several films in the Marvel universe, they were given the daunting task of writing the highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War. In this episode, Markus and McFeely discuss how they were able to juggle a massive ensemble cast, multiple storylines spanning several movies, and still create a cohesive and entertaining film.
  • Avengers: A Conversation with Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely
    Thursday, March 31
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Writing partners Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely are no strangers to blockbuster franchises. After adapting the Chronicles of Narnia series and several films in the Marvel universe, they were given the daunting task of writing the highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War. In this episode, Markus and McFeely discuss how they were able to juggle a massive ensemble cast, multiple storylines spanning several movies, and still create a cohesive and entertaining film.

 

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  • On Writing Game of Thrones
    Sunday, December 5
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Awkward Black Girl: A Conversation with Issa Rae
    Saturday, December 4
    10:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • On Writing Chernobyl
    Thursday, December 2
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Awkward Black Girl: A Conversation with Issa Rae
    Sunday, November 28
    2:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Awkward Black Girl: A Conversation with Issa Rae
    Sunday, November 28
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • The Jungle Book: Justin Marks on Updating a Classic
    Thursday, November 25
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • On Writing Chernobyl
    Sunday, November 21
    2:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • On Writing Chernobyl
    Sunday, November 21
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • The Jungle Book: Justin Marks on Updating a Classic
    Saturday, November 20
    10:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Jonathan Demme and Paul Thomas Anderson: A Conversation
    Thursday, November 18
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • The Jungle Book: Justin Marks on Updating a Classic
    Sunday, November 14
    2:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • The Jungle Book: Justin Marks on Updating a Classic
    Sunday, November 14
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Jonathan Demme and Paul Thomas Anderson: A Conversation
    Saturday, November 13
    10:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Psychological Thrillers
    Thursday, November 11
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Jonathan Demme and Paul Thomas Anderson: A Conversation
    Sunday, November 7
    2:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Jonathan Demme and Paul Thomas Anderson: A Conversation
    Sunday, November 7
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Psychological Thrillers
    Saturday, November 6
    10:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • A Conversation with Sasheer Zamata
    Thursday, November 4
    4:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    In this episode, actress and comedian Sasheer Zamata discusses the nuts and bolts of her comedy sketch writing and acting on Saturday Night Live and how to bring your own voice as a performer.