AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL'S ON STORY PODCAST

This week on On Story we're kicking off our new series AFF AT HOME. Spark your story with Ashley Miller (Thor), Amy Louise Johnson (The Long Road Home) and Herschel Weingrod (Trading Places) as they discuss tips for tackling the blank page. 

If you are looking for a little inspiration or motivation to get back to your script – We are here to help.  Austin Film Festival has over 26 years of archived panels that we will be curating and releasing every Wednesday to help you work through challenges you might be facing in your work.

Looking for more resources? Check out austinfilmfestival.com for more audio, streaming suggestions, writing prompts, and more. See you next week.

Direct download: AFFatHOME_02_SparkingYourStory_FINAL2.mp3
Category:Film and Television -- posted at: 11:00am CDT

This is On Story from Austin Film Festival. I’m your host Barbara Morgan.

Over the next few weeks we will be releasing a new series titled AFF AT HOME. Austin Film Festival’s mission has always been to further the art and craft of storytelling. When we started the script competitions and festival in 1994, it was with the intention of creating a community for writers to engage with one another and to create a network that connects craft to career.

Times of uncertainty and conflict often bring out the best stories. We truly believe that now is the time for storytellers to work through everything that is happening. If you are looking for a little inspiration or motivation to get back to your script – We are here to help.  Our Festival has over 26 years of archived panels that we will be curating and releasing every Wednesday to help you work through challenges you might be facing in your work.

To Kick-Off our new series we’re bringing you audio from Austin Film Festival’s 2019 Opening Remarks. Screenwriter Ed Solomon joined our staff to kick off the Conference and discuss sparking your story by examining the writers mindset and freeing yourself from misconceptions and obstacles that can prevent you from future opportunities.

Looking for more resources? Check out austinfilmfestival.com for more audio, streaming suggestions, writing prompts, and more. See you next week.

Direct download: AFFatHOME_01_Reigniting_Your_Spark_FINAL2.mp3
Category:Film and Television -- posted at: 6:50pm CDT

This week on On Story Matt Dy, discusses the journey of navigating competitions to careers with Austin Film Festival screenplay competition alumni, Eric Haywood, co-executive producer of FOR LIFE; Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis, co-writers of THE CURSE OF LA LLORONA; and Charmaine DeGraté, writer and co-executive producer of DAISY JONES & THE SIX.

Austin Film Festival’s script competition is currently accepting submissions for 2020. March 27 is the early deadline, April 17 is the regular deadline, and May 15 is the late deadline. All entrants receive free reader comments and advancing writers will be afforded exclusive panels, workshops, and networking opportunities at Austin Film Festival’s annual writers conference this October 22 - 29. For more information and to submit please visit www.austinfilmfestival.com

Direct download: OSP_From_Competition_to_Career.mp3
Category:Film and Television -- posted at: 3:58pm CDT

This week on On Story we’ll hear from some of the writing team behind the first season of the immensely popular Fox drama series EMPIRE and later we’ll hear from veteran television writer and producer Virgil Williams who was nominated for a 2018 Academy Award for best adapted screenplay for the film MUDBOUND.

Clips of Empire courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Television

Clips of Mudbound courtesy of Netflix and MMC Joule Films LLC

Clips of 24 courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Walt Disney Television.

On Story is part of a growing number of programs in Austin Film Festival’s On Story Project, including the On Story PBS series, The On Story radio program and podcast and the On Story book series. To find out more about On Story and Austin Film Festival, visit On Story.tv or austinfilmfestival.com.

 

Direct download: OSR2010_EMPIRE_VIRGILWILLIAMSPODCAST.mp3
Category:Film and Television -- posted at: 4:27pm CDT

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