This series focuses on the inspiration and creative process at the conception of the filmmaking process. It includes interviews and footage from leading screenwriters and filmmakers discussing their craft and films, recorded at past Austin Film Festival panels and screenings. Each episode pairs these conversations with a short film from an emerging filmmaker; these shorts have previously screened at the Austin Film Festival.
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Chris Cooper: A Conversation On Acting (Episode #609)
KQED World: Tue, Dec 6, 2016 -- 7:30 AM
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.
- KQED World: Fri, Dec 9, 2016 -- 2:30 AM
- KQED World: Tue, Dec 6, 2016 -- 1:30 PM
Rodrigo Garcia On Writing Relationships (Episode #604H)
KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 3, 2016 -- 11:30 PM
Writer/director Gary Ross (Pleasantville, Seabiscuit, Free State of Jones) explores lessons learned and wisdom gained over the course of his career as a storyteller, including the significance of mythology, imagination, and inventiveness throughout all parts of creation, from conception through completion of each project.
- KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 4, 2016 -- 5:30 AM
Carl Reiner: A Conversation with a TV Legend (Episode #607)
KQED World: Fri, Dec 2, 2016 -- 2:30 AM
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.
- KQED World: Fri, Dec 2, 2016 -- 8:30 AM