NOLA Code:
ONST 1100 H1
Number of Episodes/Length:
14 / 30
Rights End:
Austin Film Festival
Year Produced:
Austin Film Festival’s On Story is a half-hour series that offers a look inside the creative process from today’s leading writers, creators and filmmakers. On Story is recorded live at Austin Film Festival and at our year-round events. To view previous episodes, visit onstory.tv.”

#1101 A Conversation with Gina Prince-Bythewood
This week on On Story, award-winning director/writer/producer Gina Prince-Bythewood talks about her character-driven work in The Old Guard, Love & Basketball, and Beyond the Lights.

#1102 A Conversation with Akiva Goldsman
This week on On Story, Academy Award winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman discusses his work on A Beautiful Mind, A Time to Kill, Star Trek, and Titans, and the role of personal experience and self-exploration in developing characters.

#1103 A Conversation with Brenda Chapman
This week on On Story, award-winning writer and director Brenda Chapman discusses how female perspective, a love of art, and an understanding of flawed characters influenced her writing in the animated classics The Lion King, The Prince of Egypt, and Brave.

#1104 A Conversation with Kevin Willmott
This week on On Story, critically acclaimed writer Kevin Willmott talks about balancing messages of social justice with entertainment, working with famed director Spike Lee, and writing BlacKkKlansman, CSA: Confederate States of America, and Da 5 Bloods.

#1105 A Conversation with Damon Lindelof
This week on On Story, award-winning writer and producer Damon Lindelof discusses the process of creating the ambitious and challenging television series Watchmen, The Leftovers, and Lost. Lindelof speaks to mashing up genre conventions, adapting a graphic novel, and breaking apart and reassembling the story.

#1106 A Conversation with Liz Hannah
This week on On Story, writer and producer Liz Hannah reflects on her career, from her sudden rise in the industry with her first screenplay, The Post, to the modern rom com Long Shot starring Seth Rogan and Charlize Theron which she co-wrote, as well as her role as writer/producer on the Netflix true crime series Mindhunter.

#1107 A Conversation with Scott Alexander & Larry Karasewzski
In this week’s On Story, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, the screenwriting team behind Ed Wood, The People vs. Larry Flint, Man on the Moon, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and Dolemite Is My Name, reflect on their career of writing biopics about unconventional figures.

#1108 A Conversation with Gillian Flynn
This week on On Story, bestselling author and screenwriter Gillian Flynn talks about writing in different mediums and adapting Gone Girl, Sharp Objects, Widows, and Utopia for the screen.

#1109 A Conversation with Mara Brock Akil
This week on On Story, Mara Brock Akil discusses writing and producing nearly over 400 episodes of television including the creation of Girlfriends and Being Mary Jane. Join us in a conversation about her career in groundbreaking television.
(This episode description has changed from what was originally published.)

#1110 A Conversation with John Logan
This week on On Story, John Logan, three-time Academy Award-nominated producer/playwright/screenwriter of The Aviator, Gladiator, Penny Dreadful, and many more, discusses working in multiple storytelling mediums, writing for actors, and bringing his vision to the stage and screen.

#1111 On Writing Horror
This week on On Story, horror writers Akela Cooper and Owen Egerton discuss their love for the genre, setups and payoffs, emotional scares, and inspirational moments from Pumpkinhead, Night of the Living Dead, and others.

#1112 On Creating Barry
This week on On Story, Barry co-creators Alec Berg and Bill Hader discuss their award-winning dark comedy about a hitman from the Midwest who develops a passion for acting and how they created an honest and convincing story about a bizarre anti-hero.

#1113 A Conversation with Kemp Powers
This week on On Story, Kemp Powers, co-writer/co-director of Academy-Award winning Soul and writer of Academy-Award nominated One Night in Miami talks about the process of adapting his own play and what is needed to build a compelling narrative.

#1114 A Conversation with Ed Solomon
This week on On Story, Bill and Ted and Men in Black writer Ed Solomon delves into the beginning of the writing process. Watch as he discusses when to pursue an idea, when to leave one behind, and finding the right state of mind for creativity.

Program Rights

Broadcast Rights:
Rights Dates:
4/3/2021 - 4/2/2023
School Rights:
1 year
V.O.D. Rights:
V.O.D. Rights Type:
1 year
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Program Contacts

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David Lauderman
PO Box 7158
Austin, TX 78713
United States