Wed, 14 September 2022
This week on On Story we’re joined by Jurassic Park and Spider-Man writer David Koepp for a conversation on adaptations, collaborating with Steven Spielberg, and creating blockbusters.
David Koepp is a screenwriter and director. His screenplays for Jurassic Park, a science fiction film about a wildlife park inhabited by dinosaurs, and Spider-Man, a superhero film adapted from the Spider-Man Marvel Comics series, helped the films set numerous box office records, becoming some of the highest grossing films of their time. In 2013, Koepp received the Ian McClellan Hunter Award for career achievement from the Writers Guild of America, East for his contributions to cinema.
Moderator Harison Glaser sat down with David Koepp for a panel about his work at the Austin Film Festival.
Clips of Jurassic Park courtesy of Universal City Studios.
Clips of Bad Influence courtesy of Epic Productions.
Clips of Ghost Town courtesy of DreamWorks Films.
Clips of Spider-Man courtesy of Columbia Pictures.
Wed, 7 September 2022
This week on On Story we’re joined by Westworld co-creator, writer & director Lisa Joy for a conversation on writing science fiction.
Lisa Joy is a screenwriter, director, and producer. Her recent work includes Westworld, a dystopian science fiction thriller, and HBO mega-hit. Westworld has received an outstanding 54 Emmy Award nominations, including 9 wins, and Joy’s writing and producing have earned her 3 Emmy nominations. Joy attended the 2021 Austin Film Festival’s Writers Conference.
Westworld is set in a futuristic amusement park where wealthy visitors are given the opportunity to experience their wildest fantasies through a mode of artificial consciousness and centers on a group of robot “hosts” who begin to diverge from their programmed scripts and exhibit abnormal behavior.
Moderator Casey Baron sat down with Lisa Joy for a panel about her work at the Austin Film Festival.
Clips of Westworld courtesy of Home Box Office Television
Clips of Reminiscence courtesy of Warner Brothers Pictures
Clips of Burn Notice courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation