"Veep"! "To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before"! "G.L.O.W."! These are just a few of the shows to be explored in the 10th season of "On Story," the Austin Film Festival’s original interview series that airs on Austin PBS and public television stations across the country.
The festival announced the Season 10 lineup on Tuesday. The new season premieres nationwide in April.
"On Story" gives viewers a look at the creative process behind popular movies and television shows. Season 10 features recorded conversations between screenwriters, TV creators and filmmakers from the 26th annual Austin Film Festival & Conference, according to a news release.
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Season 10 will be made up of 17 episodes with filmmakers, TV and feature writers including Lulu Wang ("The Farewell"), Craig Mazin ("Chernobyl"), David Benioff and D.B. Weiss ("Game of Thrones"), David Mandel ("Veep"), Sofia Alvarez ("To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before"), Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch ("GLOW") and more.
"On Story" executive producer Maya Perez, herself an accomplished writer for the page and screen, said in a statement, "‘On Story’ gives viewers a free front-row seat to hundreds of filmmakers sharing their fascinating behind-the-scenes stories at Austin Film Festival. These conversations often send audiences back for repeat viewings of their favorite shows or introduce them to movies they missed the first time around and always with a greater appreciation, now knowing the creative decisions that went into making them."
In addition to the nationally distributed weekly television series, On Story content is available through the following outlets:
A one-hour weekly radio program in collaboration with Public Radio Exchange (PRX). Guests have included Larry Wilmore ("Insecure"), Pamela Ribon ("Ralph Breaks the Internet"), Courtney Kemp ("Power") and Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely ("Avengers: Endgame")
Three totally excellent books published by the University of Texas Press: "On Story – Screenwriters and Their Craft," "On Story – Screenwriters and Filmmakers on Their Iconic Films" and "On Story – The Golden Ages of Television"
A free podcast series available on iTunes, Spotify and Stitcher
Archives from 26 years of Austin Film Festival housed at the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University
To see episodes from previous seasons, go to onstory.tv. The show will also have a live taping at its premiere party April 8; RSVP at austinfilmfestival.com. The next Austin Film Festival and Conference takes place Oct. 22-29.