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Rodrigo Garcia On Writing Relationships (Episode #604)

KQED World: Tue, Aug 23, 2016 -- 7:30 AM

Rodrigo Garcia, whose credits include Albert Nobbs, Nine Lives, Mother and Child, and most recently, Last Days in the Desert, contemplates the importance of writing honest relationships in his work, and the visceral connection audiences have with stories about family. Followed by a short film from Faraday Okoro about a father and son who agree to a 'winner takes all' blitz chess game in order to settle a bet.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 26, 2016 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 26, 2016 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Aug 23, 2016 -- 1:30 PM

Chris Cooper: A Conversation On Acting (Episode #609H)

KQED Life: Sat, Aug 20, 2016 -- 5:00 PM

Chris Cooper, the Academy AwardA? winning Best Supporting Actor, for his role in the comedy-drama Adaptation, discusses his acting career in both film and television. Cooper looks back on how he managed to navigate through his roles in iconic films such as Lone Star, Adaptation, American Beauty, Seabiscuit, and August: Osage County among many others.

Se7en: Script to Screen with Andrew Kevin Walker (Episode #610H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 19, 2016 -- 11:33 PM

Screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker dissects his bleak thriller masterpiece, Se7en and working with director David Fincher to create the cult classic film.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Aug 20, 2016 -- 5:33 AM

Zombies and Groot - Bringing Comics to Life (Episode #603)

KQED World: Tue, Aug 16, 2016 -- 7:30 AM

Nicole Perlman (Guardian of the Galaxy) and Angela Kang (The Walking Dead) explore navigating a male-dominated industry as female genre writers. The women discuss tackling comic book adaptations, the importance of character development, and the fine line between staying true to the spirit of the source material while also breathing new life into preexisting storylines.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 19, 2016 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 19, 2016 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Aug 16, 2016 -- 1:30 PM

Awkward Black Girl: A Conversation with Issa Rae (Episode #608H)

KQED Life: Sat, Aug 13, 2016 -- 5:00 PM

Creator/director/producer/star Issa Rae discusses the unique challenges that surround creating independent webseries, the freedoms that come with doing it your own way, and how to navigate the growing sensation of developing original online content. Followed by The Unexpected, a short webisode from The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl.

Norman Lear - A Retrospective (Episode #602)

KQED World: Fri, Aug 12, 2016 -- 2:30 AM

Perhaps one of the most influential contributors to the landscape of situational comedies and progressive writing in Hollywood, Norman Lear transformed a genre known for play-it-safe humor into a platform for how Americans experience social issues. In this week's On Story, Lear remembers a few of his favorite episodes and how he created some of the most beloved characters in the history of television.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 12, 2016 -- 8:30 AM

War on the Big Screen: Oliver Stone & John Milius (Episode #107)

KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 10, 2016 -- 11:33 PM

War in film is discussed by the creative minds behind Red Dawn, Born On The 4th Of July, and Apocalypse Now. Features Oliver Stone and John Milius. Film: Veterans by Miguel Alvarez.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 11, 2016 -- 5:33 AM

Norman Lear - A Retrospective (Episode #602)

KQED World: Tue, Aug 9, 2016 -- 7:30 AM

Perhaps one of the most influential contributors to the landscape of situational comedies and progressive writing in Hollywood, Norman Lear transformed a genre known for play-it-safe humor into a platform for how Americans experience social issues. In this week's On Story, Lear remembers a few of his favorite episodes and how he created some of the most beloved characters in the history of television.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 12, 2016 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Aug 9, 2016 -- 1:30 PM

Carl Reiner: A Conversation with a TV Legend (Episode #607H)

KQED Life: Sat, Aug 6, 2016 -- 5:00 PM

Comedy titan Carl Reiner looks back on creating The Dick Van Dyke Show, how the show evolved over the course of its five seasons, and the collaborative efforts of the writers and actors involved. Reiner recalls special moments from behind the scenes and, ultimately, how the creative vision was translated to the screen.

Saving Mr. Banks: Script to Screen (Episode #614)

KQED World: Tue, Aug 2, 2016 -- 7:30 AM

Director John Lee Hancock and writer Kelly Marcel discuss how the script for Saving Mr. Banks was successfully transformed onto the screen using heavily stylized elements, and musical cues from the classic film Mary Poppins to depict the life of author PL Travers during the 1960's.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 5, 2016 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Aug 5, 2016 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Aug 2, 2016 -- 1:30 PM
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