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A Conversation with Ron Bass

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Release Date: 12/09/2020

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From Austin Film Festival this is On Story, a look inside the creative process from today’s leading creators, writers and filmmakers. I’m your host, Barbara Morgan.

In 1989, screenwriter Ron Bass won an Academy Award for co-writing Rain Man. The iconic road trip film stars Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman and took home 4 Oscars – including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor, in addition to Bass’ award for writing. Bass’ other writing credits include My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Joy Luck Club, and Stepmom. Over his 35-year career Bass has written 211 scripts which span a variety of genres. Ron Bass spoke about his illustrious career with former AFF Creative Director Erin Hallagan at the 26th Austin Film Festival where he was awarded the Bill Wittliff Award for Screenwriting.

 

Clips of What Dreams May Come courtesy of Polygram Filmed Entertainment & Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Clips of Rain Man courtesy of United Artists & 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Clips of My Best Friends Wedding courtesy of TriStar Pictures & Sony Pictures Entertainment

Clips of The Joy Luck Club courtesy of Buena Vista Home Entertainment

Clips of When a Man Loves a Woman courtesy of Touchstone Pictures

Clips of Black Widow courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox