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ONST 1200 H1
Number of Episodes/Length:
15 / 30
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Austin Film Festival
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The creative process behind your favorite movies

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#1201 A Conversation with Michael Schur
This week on On Story, award-winning television creator Michael Schur talks about his role in creating and writing for some of the most loved comedies: Parks and Recreation, The Office, and The Good Place.

#1202 A Conversation with Dave Callaham
This week on On Story, screenwriter Dave Callaham discusses his work on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Wonder Woman 1984, and Jean-Claude Van Johnson and the role of personal experience and self-exploration while developing and navigating big budget blockbusters.

#1203 Fact v. Fiction
This week on On Story, join Jihan Crowther (The Underground Railroad) and Zach Baylin (King Richard) as they discuss tackling real life events and how they translate on screen.

#1204 A Conversation with David Koepp
This week on On Story, critically acclaimed writer David Koepp talks about jumping between genres and working on adaptations, collaborating with famed director Steven Spielberg, and writing Carlito’s Way, Jurassic Park, Mission: Impossible, Panic Room, and Spider-Man.

#1205 On Writing Mare of Easttown: A Conversation with Brad Ingelsby
This week on On Story, join Brad Ingelsby, creator of the HBO hit Mare of Easttown, for a conversation on writing the small-town thriller filled to the brim with writing that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

#1206 On Writing/Direction Hustle & Flow: A Conversation with Craig Brewer
This week on On Story, writer/director Craig Brewer discusses the impetus, influences, and personal experiences behind his films Hustle & Flow and The Poor & Hungry and working with producer Stephanie Allain.

#1207 On Writing John Wick: A Conversation with Derek Kolstad
This week on On Story, writer Derek Kolstad, creator of the John Wick franchise and Nobody reflects on his thrilling career, how he weaves emotion and humanity into action set pieces, as well as crafting characters you cannot help but root for.

#1208 On Producing: A Conversation with Stephanie Allain
In this week’s On Story, prolific producer Stephanie Allain discusses award-winning projects Boyz N the Hood, Poetic Justice, El Mariachi, Dear White People and Hustle & Flow as well as her career at large and how she uses her position to discover and greenlight diverse stories with underrepresented voices at the helm.

#1209 On Adapting Stories: A Conversation with Eric Roth
This week, screenwriter Eric Roth, Academy Award® winner for Forrest Gump, Dune (2021), Munich, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button talks about his process of adapting stories from beloved properties. Not to mention, a taste of the upcoming Killers of the Flower Moon directed by Martin Scorsese.

#1210 On Writing/Directing Pig: A Conversation with Michael Sarnoski
This week on On Story, writer/director of Pig, Michael Sarnoski, dissects writing, constructing, and managing the overall production scope of his directorial debut. Sarnoski speaks to how the film subverts conventional revenge themes and explores loss and overcoming grief.

#1211 On Writing The Humans: A Conversation with Stephen Karam
In this week’s On Story, Stephen Karam, Tony Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist author of The Humans, Sons of the Prophet and Speech & Debate, discusses his directorial debut and highly anticipated adaptation to The Humans. Karam dissects the evolution of the Tony Award winning play and the difficulties in bringing his vision from stage to screen.

#1212 On Directing Miss Juneteenth: A Conversation with Channing Godfrey Peoples
This week on On Story, Miss Juneteenth writer/director Channing Godfrey Peoples discusses her feature directorial debut and her work as a multi-hyphenate independent filmmaker.

#1213 On Showrunning: A Conversation with Glen Mazzara
This week on On Story, writer/creator/showrunner Glen Mazzara behind classics such as The Walking Dead and The Shield, discusses his journey through the television industry. Damien creator Mazzara discusses how having multiple roles in television has developed his versatility as a storyteller.

#1214 On Creating Mayans M.C.: A Conversation with Elgin James
This week on the season finale of On Story, writer/director Elgin James discusses his personal process when directing, writing, and scoring films, and where he pulls inspiration from when creating his hit television shows.

#1215 On Writing Sci-Fi: A Conversation with Lisa Joy
This week on On Story, Lisa Joy, an Emmy Award® -nominated writer, director, and producer, discusses creating the Westworld television series. Joy also speaks to the intersection of sci-fi and technology and the discovery of humanity in non-traditional narratives.

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5/28/2022 - 5/27/2024
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1 year
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