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Seinfeld: A Retrospective

Austin Film Festival's On Story Podcast

Release Date: 05/12/2021

Script to Screen: The Outpost show art Script to Screen: The Outpost

Austin Film Festival's On Story Podcast

This week on On Story we’ll hear from the filmmakers behind The Outpost. The film, which stars Scott Eastwood and Orlando Bloom, was adapted from Jake Tapper’s book The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor which follows the story of a team of American soldiers as they valiantly work together to survive behind enemy lines. The panel included writers Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy, director Rod Lurie, and producer Paul Merryman.

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On Writing BARRY with Alec Berg & Bill Hader show art On Writing BARRY with Alec Berg & Bill Hader

Austin Film Festival's On Story Podcast

This week on On Story we’ll hear from Bill Hader and Alec Berg, the creators of HBO’s hit crime show, Barry.

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A Conversation with Scott Alexander & Larry Karazsewski show art A Conversation with Scott Alexander & Larry Karazsewski

Austin Film Festival's On Story Podcast

This week on On Story we’ll hear from Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. Alexander & Karaszewski are a screenwriting duo, best known for their unusual biopics with larger-than-life characters. Producer Barry Josephson spoke with Alexander & Karaszewski at a panel at the Austin Film Festival.

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Seinfeld: A Retrospective show art Seinfeld: A Retrospective

Austin Film Festival's On Story Podcast

This week on On Story we’ll hear from Seinfeld writer David Mandel. David Mandel was the executive producer and showrunner of the Emmy Award-winning TV show Veep, was an executive producer and director of Curb Your Enthusiasm, and was a writer for several seasons of Seinfeld.

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A Conversation with Gillian Flynn show art A Conversation with Gillian Flynn

Austin Film Festival's On Story Podcast

This week on On Story we’ll hear from Gillian Flynn, the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Gone Girl.

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A Conversation with Ed Solomon show art A Conversation with Ed Solomon

Austin Film Festival's On Story Podcast

This week on On Story we’ll hear from writer Ed Solomon, whose work includes Men in Black and the Bill & Ted films, about his process of turning an idea into a story.

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Research - A Writers Best Friend...Or Worst Enemy show art Research - A Writers Best Friend...Or Worst Enemy

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This week on On Story, a conversation with The Queen’s Gambit co-creator, Scott Frank and Chernobyl researcher Mimi Munson. Frank is an Academy Award nominated screenwriter whose recent project, The Queen’s Gambit, won Best Miniseries at the Golden Globes. I spoke with Frank and Munson at the 2020 virtual Austin Film Festival about their frequent collaboration and how research plays a crucial part in developing projects.

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A Conversation with Damon Lindelof show art A Conversation with Damon Lindelof

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This week on On Story, Emmy-award winning television creator and screenwriter Damon Lindelof joins us for a conversation about the HBO series Watchmen. The series was nominated for 26 Emmy awards - ultimately winning 11, including Best Limited Series.

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A Conversation with Kevin Willmott show art A Conversation with Kevin Willmott

Austin Film Festival's On Story Podcast

This week on On Story, critically acclaimed writer, Kevin Willmott, joins us for an in-depth conversation on balancing messages of social justice with entertainment. His filmography includes collaborations with filmmaker Spike Lee on Da 5 Bloods, Chi-Raq, and  BlacKkKlansman – which one the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay 2019.

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The Obituary of Tunde Johnson show art The Obituary of Tunde Johnson

Austin Film Festival's On Story Podcast

This week on On Story, filmmakers Stanley Kalu and Ali Leroi discuss the journey of bringing The Obituary of Tunde Johnson from a screenplay competition to the screen. The film follows an African-American teenager that is trapped in a terrifying time loop after being shot to death by police.

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Hello podcast listeners, I’m Barbara Morgan and you’re listening to Austin Film Festival’s On Story. This week on On Story we’ll hear from Seinfeld writer David Mandel. David Mandel was the executive producer and showrunner of the Emmy Award-winning TV show Veep, and was also an executive producer and director of Curb Your Enthusiasm. He was a writer for several seasons of Seinfeld and also co-wrote the screenplay for the 2003 film adaptation of The Cat In The Hat. Comedian John Merriman spoke with Mandel at a retrospective screening of episodes of Seinfeld at the Austin Film Festival.


Clips of Seinfeld courtesy of NBC