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Creating Memorable Characters (Episode #201)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 29, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack (Out Of Africa, Tootsie, The Way We Were) and NYPD Blue and Deadwood creator David Milch discuss the inspiration behind creating classic film and television characters. Followed by the suspenseful short film The Lab by writer/director Ryan Scheer, about two young boys whose summer afternoon in the woods goes horribly awry.

Episode #112

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

Developing and understanding heroes and villains is discussed by the creative minds behind Rambo, Lethal Weapon, and Braveheart. Features Alvaro Rodriguez, Shane Black, Randall Wallace, and John Turman. Films: Weight of the World by Jenny Goddard and Eulogy Maker by Leslie Langee.

Episode #110

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

Suspenseful storytelling is discussed by the creative minds behind The Usual Suspects, The Silence Of The Lambs, The Big Easy and Lethal Weapon. Features Shane Black, Ted Tally, Daniel Petrie, Jr. and Christopher McQuarrie. Film: Unawakening by Jack Daniel Stanley.

Episode #108

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

The script-to-screen process is discussed by the creative minds behind Slumdog Millionaire, Up In The Air, and The Brothers McMullen. Features Danny Boyle, Jason Reitman, and Ed Burns. Film: The Printer by Berndt Mader.

Episode #107

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 1, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

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.

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