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The Left and Write: Politically Driven Narratives (#506) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Beau Willimon (creator House of Cards) and Eli Attie (writer The West Wing) debate politically-driven narratives, power struggles, and dramatizing the truths and fictions that comprise ideologically-charged stories. Accompanied by Topher Field's short film, The Hustle, offering a glimpse inside a swindler's artful technique and deception.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Sep 24, 2018 -- 3:30pm

The People v. OJ Simpson: A Conversation with Scott Alexander (#810H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVG

It was the verdict heard around the world, one that has continued to haunt and divide our country's collective conscience. In this episode, Scott Alexander, a master of dramatizing true life events, discusses developing and writing the award-winning series The People v. O.J. Simpson, one of the most notorious American crime stories for the screen.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 26, 2018 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 27, 2018 -- 5:30am Remind me

A Conversation with Dan Gilroy (#805) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

In this episode, screenwriter Dan Gilroy discusses the evolution of the Academy Award-nominated Nightcrawler - a 15-year-old idea - working with actor Denzel Washington to create an unforgettable idealist in the critically acclaimed Roman J. Israel, Esq., and the challenges and benefits of being surrounded by a Hollywood-successful family.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Sep 27, 2018 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Sep 28, 2018 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 14, 2018 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 14, 2018 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 15, 2018 -- 3:30pm Remind me

Script to Screen: Pete's Dragon (#807) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

In this episode, Pete's Dragon director and co-writer David Lowery and co-writer Toby Halbrooks take us behind the scenes of their reinvention of the classic story and discuss writing fairy tales, balancing tragedy with wonder, and the difference between making indie films, like Ain't Them Bodies Saints, and a big budget Disney movie.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 30, 2018 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 30, 2018 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 1, 2018 -- 3:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 18, 2018 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Oct 19, 2018 -- 5:30am Remind me

A Conversation with Robert Townsend (#811H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVG

Writer, director, producer, actor, and comedian Robert Townsend has over 30 years of experience working in film and television. With credits such as Hollywood Shuffle, The Five Heartbeats, In the Hive and Playin' For Love, Townsend discusses his multi-faceted and successful career in front of and behind the camera.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 3, 2018 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 4, 2018 -- 5:30am Remind me

A Conversation with Gale Anne Hurd (#806H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVG

Award-winning producer Gale Anne Hurd has spent decades navigating high-tension, high-stakes, and high-conflict situations - both on and off the page. In this episode, she takes audiences through her career, beginning as an assistant for the legendary Roger Corman to working with James Cameron to producing the sci-fi classics The Terminator, The Walking Dead, Aliens, and many others.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 4, 2018 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Oct 5, 2018 -- 5:30am Remind me

Deconstructing Billy Wilder (#709) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

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

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 7, 2018 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 7, 2018 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 8, 2018 -- 3:30pm Remind me

Revisiting Westerns: A Conversation with Walter Hill Scott Frank (#812H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVG

Saddle up yer horses with legendary writer/director Walter Hill and Oscar nominated screenwriter Scott Frank as they explore the great quintessential Western genre. In this episode, Hill and Frank discuss the art of writing the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 10, 2018 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 11, 2018 -- 5:30am Remind me

Bloodline: A Conversation with Todd A. Kessler (#813H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVG

In this episode, Bloodline's co-creator Todd A. Kessler talks about the genesis and development of the popular Netflix series. With their storied, dynastic image of small business success and solid moral fiber, the Rayburns seem like the very picture of the American dream. But veiled beneath gentility and a respectable legacy lurk secrets so dark they could destroy the family reputation for good. Kessler discusses his critically acclaimed show and how it fuses family drama with the elements of an ominous television noir.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 17, 2018 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 18, 2018 -- 5:30am Remind me

Awkward Black Girl: A Conversation with Issa Rae (#608) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 21, 2018 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 21, 2018 -- 1:30pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 22, 2018 -- 3:30pm Remind me

A Conversation with Courtney Kemp (#814H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

In this episode, creator, showrunner, and producer Courtney A. Kemp discusses the power dynamics in the television industry, the writers room, and a well-crafted story. With credits that includes The Good Wife, The Bernie Mac Show, Justice, and creating the critically acclaimed gritty New York drama Power, Kemp knows her way around a successful TV show.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 24, 2018 -- 11:33pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 25, 2018 -- 5:33am Remind me

A Conversation with Misha Green (#808H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVG

Show creator Misha Green isn't afraid to push boundaries; the critically-acclaimed Underground, a historical period drama about the Underground Railroad that she co-created with Joe Pokaski, combined terror, modern music, romance, and thrills, breaking ground for the genre. In this episode, Misha talks about her experience as a first-time showrunner, having to say goodbye to a story before it's finished, and what she's working on next. Hint: it involves Get Out writer-director Jordan Peele.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 25, 2018 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Oct 26, 2018 -- 5:30am Remind me

Saving Mr. Banks: Script to Screen (#614) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 28, 2018 -- 3:00am Remind me
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  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 29, 2018 -- 3:30pm Remind me

Script to Screen: American Gods (#815H) Duration: 26:48 STEREO TVG

With a huge list of characters, ambitious flashbacks, centuries' worth of mythology, and constant epic battles between gods-all within the confines of a television series, adapting Neil Gaiman's seminal novel American Gods was no small feat. In this episode, Season 1 writer, co-showrunner, and executive producer Michael Green will walk through the series' script, discussing topics like staying true to and expanding the world that Gaiman created.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 31, 2018 -- 11:30pm Remind me
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