Saturday, October 29 at 3pm

speaking & signing
On Story—Screenwriters and Filmmakers on Their Iconic Films 


This afternoon we’re excited to host Barbara Morgan and Maya Perez of the Austin Film Festival as they share with us their new book On Story: Screenwriters and Filmmakers on Their Iconic Films. Filled with interviews and insights from top filmmakers who, in their own words, share stories from the production of iconic films and discuss what makes for compelling characters and plots. Don’t miss out on what sure to be a great discussion on the craft of film and storytelling.



On Story—Screenwriters and Filmmakers on Their Iconic Films presents renowned, award-winning screenwriters and filmmakers discussing their careers and the stories behind the production of their iconic films such as L.A. ConfidentialThelma & LouiseGroundhog DayGuardians of the GalaxyThe Silence of the LambsIn the Name of the FatherApollo 13, and more. In their own lively words transcribed from interviews and panel discussions, Ron Howard, Callie Khouri, Jonathan Demme, Ted Tally, Jenny Lumet, Harold Ramis, and others talk about creating stories that resonate with one’s life experiences or topical social issues, as well as how to create appealing characters and bring them to life. Their insights, production tales, and fresh, practical, and proven advice make this book ideal for film lovers, screenwriting students, and filmmakers and screenwriters seeking inspiration.


Barbara Morgan cofounded Austin Film Festival in 1993 and has served as executive director since its inception. A feature filmmaker and producer, she also developed and produces the TV series On Story: Presented by Austin Film Festival 


Maya Perez is a writer, a producer/consultant for Austin Film Festival's On Story, and a board member of the Austin Film Festival, for which she has also served as Conference Director. She holds an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a James A. Michener Fellow.

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Thank you for supporting Barbara Morgan, Maya Perez and your local independent bookstore!
Event date: 
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 3:00pm
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On Story: Screenwriters and Filmmakers on Their Iconic Films Cover Image
ISBN: 9781477310908
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Texas Press - October 4th, 2016

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