LONE STAR EMMY® WINNING SHOW AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL’S “ON STORY” TO BE OFFERED YEAR ROUND ON PBS
AUSTIN, Texas — July 8th, 2015 — Austin Lone Star EMMY® winner On Story, now offers programming year round. Austin Film Festival’s On Story provides a look inside the creative process through the eyes of the entertainment industry’s most prolific writers and directors. Unforgettable storytelling is at the heart of film and television. Gleaned from 21 years of archived footage from the annual Austin Film Festival and Screenwriters Conference, each 30 minute On Story episode goes behind the scenes revealing the stories behind the stories.
As Season Five of the series wraps up on July 18th, 2015, the show will continue to air with specially curated episodes throughout the rest of the year. Upcoming episodes will be selected from all five seasons of On Story and will correlate with current events within the entertainment industry, kicking things off with a conversation with Judd Apatow on July 25th to coincide with the release of his new film Trainwreck. Subsequent episodes will feature Christopher McQuarrie and Jonathan Demme.
Other episodes will feature film and television visionaries including Academy Award® winners Sydney Pollack, Callie Khouri, Tommy Lee Jones, Ron Howard; Emmy Award® winners David Milch, Matthew Weiner, David Simon, and Vince Gilligan, as well as current distinguished creators Cary Fukunaga, Noah Farley, Larry Wilmore, Beau Willimon, and John Ridley.
“On Story is film school in a box, a lifetime’s worth of filmmaking knowledge squeezed into half hour packages.” – Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times
On Story is a weekly series broadcast by public television on 129 stations in 65 markets including New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and more. It is distributed by KLRU and NETA. Check your local PBS affiliate to find out when On Story airs in your city.
Austin Film Festival’s On Story Project is a multi-platform initiative comprising the half-hour television series, podcast, one-hour radio program, and the book, On Story: Screenwriters And Their Craft. Streaming is available online at onstory.tv
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AFF is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, City of Austin Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Badges available for purchase: www.austinfilmfestival.com or 1-800-310-FEST.