Friday, October 24, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
A 90-minute conversation on November 9 at 4pm PT/ 7pm ET/ 1am CET.
The Hollywood Reporter - "8 Oscar Hopefuls Will Appear on THR Indie Contenders Roundtable - An eclectic group of eight distinguished filmmakers who did celebrated work on independent films in 2014 will appear on the AFI Fest's inaugural Indie Contenders Roundtable, presented by The Hollywood Reporter and moderated by yours truly, Scott Feinberg, on Nov. 9 in Hollywood.
They are: writer/director J.C. Chandor (AFI Fest opener A Most Violent Year), writer/director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), actress Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night), actor Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler), actor Bill Hader (The Skeleton Twins), actress Michelle Monaghan (Fort Bliss), actress Kristen Stewart (Still Alice) and actress Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer).
The video of the full conversation will subsequently appear on THR's website" (I'll, of course, repost it here.)
Kristen will be in very company, double yay for the panelists & the moderator! And there'll be an Adventureland reunion, hi Bill Hader!
(Afi Fest screening dates for 'Clouds of Sils Maria' & 'Still Alice')
Transcript: "I always wanted to make movies like my parents, both of whom were hardworking crew members. I wanted to come home with hundreds of stories and plates of food nicked from craft services, looking like I had just been through absolute hell. I thought what they did for a living was awesome. I still do. They were like pirates or in a traveling circus. I, though, was too small to be a grip like my brothers were, so, I figured I'd act. It was my only option. The problem was getting a job. I was eight yers old, and wasn't very child actor-y.
After a year of failed auditions, which culminated in an emotional afternoon meeting for the film The Safety of Objects, I thought, 'Wow this isn't just a cool job like my parents have, this is who I am.' That was the day my dream of being a grip or a script supervisor shattered, and my life opened up beyond my wildest imagination."
• NEW Sundance Portrait & Quote in Jeff Vespa's 'The Art of Discovery: Hollywood Stars Reveal Their Inspirations' book. You can order it on Amazon.
"A portion of the proceeds from the sales of The Art of Discovery will go to support the arts advocacy programs of The Creative Coalition, the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community."
Source - Scans via