On Story

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"On Story" showcases a front row seat to the elusive world of storytellers in film and television, exploring the stories behind the stories and the journey from script-to-screen.

"On Story" showcases a front row seat to the elusive world of storytellers in film and television, exploring the stories behind the stories and the journey from script-to-screen. Gleaned from 22 years of archived footage from the annual Austin Film Festival & Screenwriters Conference, "On Story" pulls back the curtain and thrusts behind-the-scenes to center stage. Presented through captivating exchanges, anecdotes, and conversation, "On Story" invites listeners into writers' rooms, film sets, and the creative minds of some of the most prolific voices in film and television.

Barbara Morgan co-founded Austin Film Festival in 1993 and has served as the sole Executive Director since 1999. As a filmmaker, Morgan developed and produced the film Natural Selection, which has aired on Showtime, the Sci-fi channel, and was released internationally. Morgan also co-produced the feature documentary Antone’s: Home of the Blues, which was also released internationally. Hide full description

"On Story" showcases a front row seat to the elusive world of storytellers in film and television, exploring the stories behind the stories and the journey from script-to-screen. Gleaned from 22 years of archived footage from the annual Austin Film Festival & Screenwriters Conference, "On Story" pulls back the curtain and thrusts behind-the-scenes to center stage. Presented through captivating exchanges, anecdotes, and conversation, "On Story" invites listeners into writers' rooms, film sets, and the creative minds of some of the most prolific voices in film and television.

Barbara Morgan co-founded Austin Film Festival in 1993 and has served as the sole Executive Director since 1999. As a filmmaker, Morgan developed and produced the film Natural Selection, which has aired on Showtime,... Show full description


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14 Pieces

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Caption: writer, Lindsay Doran
On this week’s special On Story Valentine’s Day episode, the filmmakers behind Sense and Sensibility, The Jane Austen Book Club, The Lizzie Bennet ...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
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On this week’s On Story, Emmy Award® winning television producer, actor, comedian and writer Larry Wilmore discusses the creation of the influentia...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: actor, Keenen Ivory Wayans
On this week's episode, we’ll hear from legendary jack-of-all-trades Robert Townsend and Keenen Ivory Wayans. In 1987 the two co-wrote the groundbr...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: writer, Graham Yost
This week on On Story we’ll hear from writer, producer, and showrunner Graham Yost. Yost has been behind 90's action hits Speed and Broken Arrow, W...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: co-creator, Sarah Gubbins
This week, we’ll hear from television creator Alec Berg. Berg’s television credits include writing and executive producing Seinfeld, Curb Your Enth...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: writer, Scott Beck
This week on On Story we’ll hear from screenwriting duo Scott Beck and Bryan Woods on how the classic silent films of Charlie Chaplin and Jacques T...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: writer, Vanessa Taylor
This week, we’ll hear from two of the writers behind last year’s award winning film, The Shape of Water, which was developed simultaneously as a no...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: writer, Bill Broyles
On this week’s special holiday episode of On Story, we bring you The Polar Express & Big Fish two classic films adapted from popular books which we...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: writer, Shane Black
On this week’s special holiday episode of On Story, we bring you The Polar Express & Big Fish two classic films adapted from popular books which we...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: actress, Natalie Portman
On this week’s episode, we’re bringing you conversations with filmmakers and television creators behind new releases in film and television. Actor...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2018
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: author, Christopher Vogler
On this week’s On Story we’ll hear from filmmaker Faraday Okoro, a two-time Austin Film Festival alumni and featured in Moviemaker Magazine’s Scree...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2018
  • Length: 53:56
Caption: writer, Ron Nyswaner
This week, in honor of celebrating Austin Film Festival’s 25th Anniversary we’re going back into our archives to bring you conversations with write...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: writer, Lawrence Wright , Credit: Jack Plunkett
This week on On Story we’ll hear Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright on his new book God Save Texas and the Hulu mini-series he adapted f...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: writer, Bill Broyles
On this week’s episode of On Story from Austin Film Festival, we honor Veteran’s Day with a look at writing for war films with writers David Broyle...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2018
  • Length: 54:00