The first of a number of informative and entertaining panels for this year’s 16th annual Florida Film Festival (March 23 – April 1) has been set, and we couldn’t be more excited. Thursday, March 29, Enzian will be hosting an extraordinary line-up of succesful screenwriters in a forum discussing the challenges and benefits of working within both the studio system and the independent film world.
Moderating the festivities will be Barry Sandler, University of Central Florida Film Professor and writer of such films as CRIMES OF PASSION and MAKING LOVE. Scheduled panelists include Mike Werb (CURIOUS GEORGE, FACE/OFF, THE MASK); Don Mancini (the CHILD’S PLAY series, HBO’s “Tales From the Crypt”); Guinevere Turner (THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE, AMERICAN PSYCHO, GO FISH); and former Florida Film Festival Programming Coordinator Bob DeRosa, whose romantic crime drama, THE AIR I BREATHE, co-written with writer/director Jieho Lee and starring Kevin Bacon, Forest Whitaker, Sarah Michelle Geller, and Brendan Fraser, is due for release in Spring 2007.
It’s never to early to mark your calendars, and this sounds like an event that’s not to be missed for both film students and film lovers alike.