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Filmmaker Q&As

Below are videos from filmmaker Q&As I’ve attended in the Los Angeles area. Possible articles may be forthcoming.


James Ponsoldt’s (Smashed) new film written by 500 Days of Summer screenwriters Michael H. Weber & Scott Neustadter starring The Descendants’ Shailene Woodley screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival June 17, 2013. The film also stars Miles Teller, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bob Odenkirk, Kyle Chandler, and Andre Royo from The Wire. The release date is August 2, limited.

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From Left to Right: Director James Ponsoldt; actors Shailene Woodley & Miles Teller; screenwriters Michael H. Weber & Scott Neustadter; (2 unknown); actor Andre Royo; (unknown).

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Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller discuss the very realistic sex scene from The Spectacular Now.

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Director Morgan Neville’s documentary about the untold story of backup singers for performers including Ray Charles, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones, and more. The director, backup singer Merry Clayton, and producer Caitrin Rogers were at the Landmark for a Q&A on June 15, 2013.

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Merry Clayton sings Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin'”.


Articles with Q&A Videos

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait: How the Writers/Directors of THE WAY WAY BACK Made Their Directorial Debut Their Way


Injecting Corporate America with a Taste of Its Own Medicine: A Discussion with THE EAST’s Zal Batmanglij, Ellen Page, and Patricia Clarkson


Finding the Life Behind the Moments that Resonate: Greta Gerwig Discusses FRANCES HA

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