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April 08, 2013
PBS Television Show On Story Premieres THIRD Season on KLRU April 20th
AIRING NationWide in Over fifty Markets including New York, San francisco, SAVANNAH, ANCHORAGE and HOUSTON
Austin, TX – Austin Film Festival (AFF) is excited to announce that its original television show, On Story, is premiering its third season on KLRU, Austin’s PBS station, as well as on over 150 stations in over 75 markets and 25 states, airing in New York, San Francisco, Houston, Salt Lake City, Portland, Cleveland, Orlando, Denver, and more.
On Story is a half-hour series curated from AFF’s twenty-year collection of recorded conversations and Q&As with many of this era’s greatest writers and creators—historically under-appreciated players in the industry but now increasingly in the public spotlight. AFF’s prescience in being the first organization of its kind dedicated to the writer’s contribution to film has resulted in a treasure trove of never-before-seen footage of iconic screenwriters, filmmakers and producers discussing the techniques, objectives and backstories behind important films and television series.
Each On Story episode traces a theme through these conversations, highlighting the topic with a groundbreaking short film previously screened at Austin Film Festival. Featured writers and filmmakers include Academy Award-winning director and producer Sydney Pollack (Tootsie, Out of Africa), Academy Award-winner Ron Howard (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind), Emmy Award-winner David Milch (Deadwood, Luck), Buck Henry (The Graduate), Emmy Award-winner Matthew Weiner (The Sopranos, Mad Men), David Simon (The Wire), and more.
The TV series On Story is part of the larger On Story Project, a multi-platform initiative incorporating Austin Film Festival’s ventures into television, publishing (with the first On Story book coming out from the University of Texas Press in October 2013), education, web-based media, and the public On Story Archive soon opening at the Wittliff Collections.
The third season of On Story will premiere on KLRU-Q on April 20thth. The season will bring you 12 brand new episodes.
Episodes will feature: legendary television writer Chris Carter reveals the secret behind the creation and success of The X-Files, speaking with Lost and Prometheus writer, Damon Lindelof; the writers behind Wanted, The Bourne Ultimatum, Con Air, and Snitch discuss how they use action scenes to further plot, convey tension, and build toward a satisfying climax; the creative minds behind Thor, The Avengers, Hulk, The Incredible Hulk, Elektra, The Green Lantern, X-Men: The Last Stand, X2, and X-Men: First Class divulge the complexities of heroes and villains, and how the best supernatural films tap into human elements; the writers of re-imagined classics and popular franchises such as Ghost, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Twins and Snow White and the Huntsman deliberate how to keep stories fresh while remaining faithful to the original version, and much more.
For more information on On Story: Presented by Austin Film Festival, to watch previously aired episodes, and to hear podcasts of On Story material, visit www.onstory.tv. Check with your local PBS affiliate for On Story’s time slot in your city. For more information and updates follow On Story on Facebook at facebook.com/AFFOnStory and Twitter @AFFOnStory.
For more information on the upcoming 20th Annual Austin Film Festival & Conference, October 24 – 31, 2013, in Austin, TX, visit www.austinfilmfestival.com, or call 1-800-310-FEST (3378). Badges and Film Passes are currently on sale and can be purchased online. For regular updates, follow AFF on Facebook at facebook.com/AustinFilmFestival and Twitter @austinfilmfest.
About Austin Film Festival
Austin Film Festival (AFF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the art, craft, and business of filmmakers and screenwriters, and recognizing their contributions to film, television, and new media. AFF champions the work of aspiring and established writers and filmmakers by providing unique cultural events and services, enhancing public awareness and participation, and encouraging dynamic and long-lasting community partnerships.
Austin Film Festival is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.