AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL’S ON STORY PREMIERES SEASON 12 ON PUBLIC TELEVISION WITH CONTENT FROM THE 28TH ANNUAL AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE
New Episodes Feature Michael Schur (The Good Place), Dave Callaham (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), Lisa Joy (Westworld), David Koepp (Jurassic Park), Stephanie Allain (Hustle & Flow), Brad Ingelsby (The Mare of Easttown) and more!
AUSTIN, Texas—May 6, 2022— Austin Film Festival (AFF) is delighted to announce that its original interview series, Austin Film Festival’s On Story®, premieres its 12th season nationwide in May 2022 on public television stations across the country. Available in more than 85% of U.S. markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Houston, On Story gives viewers an inside look at the creative process behind some of our most popular and beloved movies and television shows. Season 12 features recorded conversations between acclaimed and award-winning screenwriters, TV creators, and filmmakers from the 28th Annual Austin Film Festival & Conference.
Season 12 offers 14 episodes of informative and entertaining conversations with celebrated TV and feature writers and filmmakers, including Zach Baylin (King Richard), Jihan Crowther (The Underground Railroad), Derek Kolstad (John Wick), and many others.
“Listening to how writers have forged their path and work through their process via On Story is consistently educational from the newest of writers to the most experienced. No path is wrong or right, it’s uniquely yours.” – Liz Hannah (writer, The Post).
On Story Executive Producer Barbara Morgan says, “On Story is how Austin Film Festival continues the magic all year long as we capture the invaluable insights from our annual event and share with an audience of storytellers nationwide. The series is designed to inspire both the established and emerging voice through On Story’s authentic look at the creative process of leading industry game changers.”
In addition to the nationally distributed weekly television series, On Story content is available through the following outlets:
- A one-hour weekly radio program in collaboration with Public Radio Exchange (PRX) with guests such as Larry Wilmore (Insecure), Pamela Ribon (Ralph Breaks the Internet), Craig Mazin (Chernobyl), and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (Avengers: End Game).
- Three books published by The University of Texas Press: On Story – Screenwriters and Their Craft,On Story – Screenwriters and Filmmakers on Their Iconic Films, and On Story – The Golden Ages of Television.
- A free podcast series is available on iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher.
- Archives from 28 years of Austin Film Festival housed at The Wittliff Collections at Texas State University. The Wittliff Collections includes materials from numerous screenwriters, authors, photographers, and artists. The archive welcomes visitors from all over the country, free of charge, to survey and study its comprehensive collection.
On Story is produced by AFF Co-Founder and Executive Director Barbara Morgan, Olivia Crouch, and Elizabeth Mims. The series is presented by Austin PBS, KLRU-TV, funded by the Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation and Bogle Family Vineyards, and distributed by the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA). To view episodes from previous seasons and learn more about the On Story Project, visit www.onstory.tv.
Check your local public television listings to determine when On Story airs in your city. The On Story radio series is available via Public Radio Exchange.
ABOUT AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL:
Austin Film Festival (AFF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the art, craft, and business of writers, creators, and filmmakers and recognizing their contributions to film, television, theater, and new media. AFF champions the work of aspiring and established writers, creators, and filmmakers by providing unique cultural events and services, enhancing public awareness and participation, and encouraging dynamic and long-lasting community partnerships. This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and the Texas Commission on the Arts. www.austinfilmfestival.com
ABOUT AUSTIN PBS, KLRU-TV:
Austin PBS, KLRU-TV is dedicated to telling stories that entertain, inspire, and change our lives. KLRU highlights what makes Austin unique — whether music, arts, or public issues — by creating and distributing award-winning original content. Austin PBS produces Austin City Limits, Central Texas Gardener, Overheard with Evan Smith, and more for PBS stations across the nation. Austin PBS also create online-first projects like Decibel, KLRU’s news and public affairs initiative. As a non-profit educational organization, Austin PBS also prepares children to succeed in school and creates lifelong learning opportunities for all. Find out more at austinpbs.org.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION (NETA):
The National Educational Telecommunications Association is a professional association that serves public television licensees and educational entities in all 50 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Since 1967, our reason for existing has been to connect public television people and ideas by providing quality programming, educational resources, professional development, management support, and national representation.
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