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

KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 25, 2017 -- 11:30 PM

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.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 -- 5:30 AM

Norman Lear - A Retrospective (Episode #602H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 18, 2017 -- 11:30 PM

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 Plus: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 5:30 AM

Deconstructing Billy Wilder (Episode #709H)

KQED 9: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 -- 11:30 PM

The unique filmmaking style of Billy Wilder and what makes his films relevant today are discussed.

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  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 -- 5:30 AM

John Singleton's Classic Influences (Episode #601)

KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 11, 2017 -- 11:33 PM

John Singleton, the youngest and first African American filmmaker to win an Academy Award for his work on Boyz in the Hood, discusses his process, influences, and inspirations, from the work of acclaimed playwright August Wilson to pioneering directors Spike Lee and Federico Fellini.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 12, 2017 -- 5:33 AM

Script to Screen: Motorcycle Diaries (Episode #712H)

KQED Life: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 5:00 PM

Screenwriter Jose Rivera discusses his approach to bringing Che Guevara's story to the screen.

Deconstructing Billy Wilder (Episode #709H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 10:30 AM

The unique filmmaking style of Billy Wilder and what makes his films relevant today are discussed.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 -- 5:30 AM

Comedy That Resonates (Episode #202)

KQED World: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 -- 2:30 AM

Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld writer/producer Alec Berg and Bridesmaids director and Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig pull back the curtain to show how they create comedy that resonates with us all. Followed by the hilarious short film Spit by writer/director Benjamin Hayes. Paul will never have his first kiss until he overcomes his fear of saliva.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 -- 8:30 AM

Frank Marshall On Producing from the Creative Side (Episode #720H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 4, 2017 -- 11:30 PM

Acclaimed producer Frank Marshall talks about starting his career and the creativity in producing.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 -- 5:30 AM

Comedy That Resonates (Episode #202)

KQED World: Tue, Oct 3, 2017 -- 7:30 AM

Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld writer/producer Alec Berg and Bridesmaids director and Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig pull back the curtain to show how they create comedy that resonates with us all. Followed by the hilarious short film Spit by writer/director Benjamin Hayes. Paul will never have his first kiss until he overcomes his fear of saliva.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Oct 3, 2017 -- 1:30 PM

Creed: A New Legend (Episode #708H)

KQED 9: Mon, Oct 2, 2017 -- 11:30 PM

Writer Aaron Covington discusses how he and director Ryan Coogler came up with the idea for Creed.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Tue, Oct 3, 2017 -- 5:30 AM
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