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Talk/Show Panels

The Dallas International Film Festival presents Talk/Show, a free series of panel discussions that will interest filmgoers and filmmakers alike. Held at the Nasher Sculpture Center, the panels will be conducted by notable filmmakers and journalists.

All Talk/Shows will be held at the Nasher Sculpture Center unless otherwise indicated.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

 
11 a.m.: Power Producers: Producing Outside the Box in the Digital Age (presented by the Dallas Producers Association)

Exactly who are the people responsible for taking a concept from script to screen…and what does it really take to get a film made? Find out from some of Hollywood’s hottest up and coming producers.

Moderator: Russ Jolly (214 Media; Dallas Producers Association)
Panelists:
Claude Dal Farra (LIBERAL ARTS)
Hans Ritter & Victoria Guenier (HELLO, I MUST BE GOING)

1 p.m.: Screenwriting on the Next Level (sponsored by Austin Film Festival and the Dallas Screenwriters Association)

It seems that everyone in Hollywood has written a script … but what separates the top of the heap from the bottom of the pile? And what does a successful screenwriter do to make the written page translate to the silver screen? Learn tips of the trade.

Moderator: Maya Perez (Austin Film Festival)
Panelists:
Michael Elliot (JUST WRIGHT, LIKE MIKE)
Bruce Feirstein (THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH, GOLDENEYE)
Peter Hedges (DAN IN REAL LIFE, ABOUT A BOY, WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE)

3 p.m. Actors as Directors(sponsored by SAG/AFTRA)

What drives an actor to work both in front of and behind the camera? And what are the challenges involved with wearing both hats at the same time?

Moderator: Paul Salfen (Flavorpill; ScoreBoard)
Panelists:
Famke Janssen (X-MEN, BRINGING UP BOBBY)
Ryan O’ Nan (BROOKLYN BROTHERS BEAT THE BEST)
Nathan Zellner (KID-THING)
Trish Avery (Screen Actors Guild)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

 
1 p.m.: Acquisition & New Distribution Models

With so many ways available for movie lovers to watch films without ever entering a theater, these panelists reveal how technology is changing the way movies are acquired and distributed.

Moderator: Alec Jhangiani (Lone Star Film Society)
Panelists:
Brian Cleveland and Jason Cleveland (Cinema Management Group)
Keith Leopard (Millennium Entertainment)
Doris Pfardrescher (Well Go USA Entertainment)

3 p.m.: Politics in Film and Its Influences

While media and documentary films are often couched as objective reporting, what begins as creating awareness can easily become promoting an agenda. Discover what these filmmakers have to say about walking this fine line.

Moderator: Jim Faulk (World Affairs Council)
Panelists:
Karin Hayes (WE’RE NOT BROKE)
Brian Malone & Cindy Malone (PATRIOCRACY)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Passholders receive priority seating at these free events.

 
11 a.m.: A Conversation with Laura Linney
Moderated by Gary Cogill (Lascaux Films)
The Dallas Star Award recipient and three-time Academy Award nominee will talk about her life in film. Passholders receive priority seating at this free event.

1 p.m.: A Conversation with Bernie Pollack
Moderated by Gary Cogill (Lascaux Films)
Dallas Star Award recipient and one of film’s most-recognized costume designers discusses his career. Passholders receive priority seating at this free event.

3 p.m.: A Conversation with Eric Pleskow
Moderated by John Hersker (Movie Tavern)
The Dallas International Film Festival presents a conversation with Eric Pleskow, the former president of United Artists and Orion Pictures movie studios. Passholders receive priority seating at this free event.

AT ANGELIKA FILM CENTER
NOON: 20th Anniversary Screening of ALADDIN and a Conversation with Texas Avery Honoree, Glen Keane
Moderated by Mark Walters (bigfanboy.com)

The Texas Avery Award presented by REEL FX honors the best and brightest of the animation industry. This version of ALADDIN will be the first-time ever that this film will be screened in true high definition.

12:30 p.m.: Screening of PRECIOUS: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire and a Conversation with Dallas Shining Star Honoree, Gabourey Sidibe

12:45 p.m.: Screening of YOU CAN COUNT ON ME with Dallas Star Award Honoree Laura Linney in attendance.

2:30 p.m.: Screening of CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER with Dallas Star Award Honoree Bernie Pollack in attendance.


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DALLAS STAR AWARDS

DIFF is proud to honor Laura Linney, Bernie Pollack and Gabourey Sidibe with the Dallas Star Award at the DFS Honors on April 20.  >> See all Awards

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