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

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 30, 2017 -- 12:30 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.

Writing Dumb: A Conversation with Bobby Farrelly (Episode #714H)

KQED 9: Fri, Dec 29, 2017 -- 5:30 AM

The Bobby half of the Farrelly brothers team talks about improv and what makes comedy funny.

Norman Lear - A Retrospective (Episode #602H)

KQED 9: Fri, Dec 29, 2017 -- 12:30 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.

Writing Dumb: A Conversation with Bobby Farrelly (Episode #714H)

KQED 9: Thu, Dec 28, 2017 -- 11:30 PM

The Bobby half of the Farrelly brothers team talks about improv and what makes comedy funny.

John Singleton's Classic Influences (Episode #601)

KQED 9: Thu, Dec 28, 2017 -- 12:30 AM

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.

Neo Noir: The Modern Day Film Noir (Episode #412)

KQED 9: Wed, Dec 27, 2017 -- 12:30 AM

Shane Black and Brian Helgeland discuss the modern day Neo Noir - a genre-bending response to the Film Noirs of the 1940s and 50s - and dissect the basic styles, impulses, themes, and tones that embrace this form of storytelling.

Time Travel and the Filmmaker's Trek (Episode #405H)

KQED 9: Tue, Dec 26, 2017 -- 12:30 AM

Rian Johnson (Looper), Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko), and Roberto Orci (Star Trek), masters of weaving time travel into the fabric of film, dissect the elements that make for a believable "operating system" when writing a comprehensible timeline for a screenplay. A Conversation About Cheating with my Time Traveling Future Self accompanies this episode, trailing one man's attempt to better his life by traveling back in time to offer himself weathered advice, written and directed by Pornsak Pichetshote.

James Franco: A Look Inside 127 Hours (Episode #307H)

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 23, 2017 -- 12:30 AM

James Franco reveals his unique experience working on 127 Hours, including his faith in director Danny Boyle's vision, and the collaborative approach from cast and crew to fulfill the tension needed to capture this true and tantalizing story. Followed by the allegorical short film, Voice Over, directed by Martin Rosete, about a few extreme situations that literally take your breath away.

Script to Screen: The Revenant (Episode #713)

KQED 9: Thu, Dec 21, 2017 -- 11:30 PM

Screenwriter Mark L. Smith discusses adapting The Revenant from book to screen, working with Alejandro Inarritu, and getting that famous bear attack right. For their work on this stunning - and freezing - historical picture, Inarritu won the Academy Award for Best Director, Emmanual Lubezki won for Best Cinematography, and DiCaprio won his first award for Best Actor.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Dec 22, 2017 -- 5:30 AM

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

KQED 9: Thu, Dec 14, 2017 -- 11:30 PM

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

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Fri, Dec 15, 2017 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 14, 2017 -- 11:30 PM

A Conversation with Jim Sheridan (Episode #711H)

KQED 9: Thu, Dec 7, 2017 -- 11:30 PM

Screenwriter Jim Sheridan discusses translating Irish situations and accents for American audiences.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Dec 8, 2017 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Dec 8, 2017 -- 5:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Dec 7, 2017 -- 11:30 PM

Freaks & Muppets: A Conversation with Jason Segel (Episode #707H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 -- 11:30 PM

Jason Segel discusses his career and how he's formed a family of weirdos in film and television.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 -- 5:30 AM
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