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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365001287/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The writers behind WANTED, THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM, CON AIR, and SNITCH discuss how they use action scenes to further the plot, convey tension, and build toward a satisfying climax. Followed by Lucas Martell's animated short film, PIGEON: IMPOSSIBLE, about a trained CIA agent faced with an... /episodes/get/37743 /episode/37743 Explosive Action! /episode-player/37743

The writers behind WANTED, THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM, CON AIR, and SNITCH discuss how they use action scenes to further the plot, convey tension, and build toward a satisfying climax. Followed by Lucas Martell's animated short film, PIGEON: IMPOSSIBLE, about a trained CIA agent faced with an unexpected sudden threat to national security. In this episode: Michael Brandt, Scott Z. Burns, Scott Rosenberg, Ric Roman Waugh.

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Sat, 04/27/2013 - 04:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2364997168/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Legendary television writer Chris Carter reveals the secret behind the creation and success of The X-Files and how he stirred audiences using the power of mythology. Lost and PROMETHEUS writer, Damon Lindelof, speaks with Carter on how his use of the paranormal and search for the truth have become... /episodes/get/37258 /episode/37258 A Conversation With Chris Carter, Creator Of The X-Files /episode-player/37258

Legendary television writer Chris Carter reveals the secret behind the creation and success of The X-Files and how he stirred audiences using the power of mythology. Lost and PROMETHEUS writer, Damon Lindelof, speaks with Carter on how his use of the paranormal and search for the truth have become staples of popular culture. Followed by Todd Somodevilla and Marysia Makowska's surreal short film, SEA PAVILION, about a picnic outing by an abandoned seaside dwelling, that ends up encompassing more than just sand dunes and forgotten memories.

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Sat, 04/20/2013 - 04:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2272950873/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Thriller master writer/director Shane Black (KISS KISS BANG BANG, LETHAL WEAPON) discusses the critical elements of a taut, suspense-filled movie - raising stakes, unexpected reversals, and satisfying payoffs - using examples from such classics as ROCKY, THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT, and LA FEMME NIKITA... /episodes/get/37447 /episode/37447 Raising Stakes, Reversals, and Payoffs /episode-player/37447

Thriller master writer/director Shane Black (KISS KISS BANG BANG, LETHAL WEAPON) discusses the critical elements of a taut, suspense-filled movie - raising stakes, unexpected reversals, and satisfying payoffs - using examples from such classics as ROCKY, THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT, and LA FEMME NIKITA. Followed by the apocalyptic short film Blind Spot by writer/director Matthew Nayman.

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Fri, 08/24/2012 - 04:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2269433786/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The writers behind the beloved animated classics KUNG FU PANDA 1 & 2, "King of the Hill," and THE IRON GIANT, Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger and Tim McCanlies discuss the comedy, action, and emotion that go into creating the worlds and characters of the beloved and popular films that... /episodes/get/37966 /episode/37966 The Humor and Heart of Animation /episode-player/37966

The writers behind the beloved animated classics KUNG FU PANDA 1 & 2, "King of the Hill," and THE IRON GIANT, Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger and Tim McCanlies discuss the comedy, action, and emotion that go into creating the worlds and characters of the beloved and popular films that appeal to audiences of all ages. And then enter the magical world of the short film Dreamgiver by director/producer Tyler Carter. What fanciful adventures happen after we go to sleep?

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Sat, 08/18/2012 - 04:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2262790256/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Writer/director Rodrigo Garcia discusses the influences of his father, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Gabriel García Márquez, and the complexities and flaws that form the nuanced characters in THE GODFATHER, CAPOTE, and his own MOTHER AND CHILD and IN TREATMENT. Followed by the harrowing Spanish... /episodes/get/36378 /episode/36378 Creating Complex Characters /episode-player/36378

Writer/director Rodrigo Garcia discusses the influences of his father, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and the complexities and flaws that form the nuanced characters in THE GODFATHER, CAPOTE, and his own MOTHER AND CHILD and IN TREATMENT. Followed by the harrowing Spanish short film Who Lasts Longer by writer/director Gregorio Muro in which the bond between a mother and her son are tragically tested.

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Sat, 08/11/2012 - 04:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2260907476/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false From THE GRADUATE and CATCH-22 to "Saturday Night Live" and "Get Smart," iconic comedic and distinctly American writer, director, and actor Buck Henry recalls his long and storied career in Hollywood. Followed by the heartwarming story of a failed ukulele player and her talking... /episodes/get/54509 /episode/54509 Buck Henry: A Hollywood Story /episode-player/54509

From THE GRADUATE and CATCH-22 to "Saturday Night Live" and "Get Smart," iconic comedic...

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Sat, 07/28/2012 - 04:00
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