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Film Independent Adds Over 20 New Panelists To Upcoming October Forum

Film Independent Adds Over 20 New Panelists To Upcoming October Forum

The non-profit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival, otherwise known as Film Independent, announced today the addition of over 20 new panelists. These panelists include our own Editor-in-Chief Dana Harris, Ryan Coogler (writer/director, “Fruitvale Station”), Jaime Patricof (producer, “The Place Beyond the Pines,” “Blue Valentine” and “Half Nelson”), Jacob Kornbluth (director, “Inequality for All”), and Matthew Greenfield (Senior Vice-President of Production, Fox Searchlight), to name a few. 

This marks the 9th edition of the Film Independent Forum held at the Directors Guild of America. The three-day event begins Friday, October 25 with a screening “Dallas Buyers Club,” directed by Jean-Marc Vallee, and concludes Sunday, October 27. Following the screening will be a Q&A featuring producers Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter moderated by Greg Ellwood (Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief, HitFix)

The Forum is currently scheduled to feature nearly 100 panelists, all of whom will be speaking on an array of topics, ranging from Narrative Production to Documentary Case Studies.

See the full list of additional confirmed Panelists here:

Kyle Patrick Alvarez, writer/director, “C.O.G.”

Eric André, actor/writer/producer “The Eric André Show”

Robbie Brenner, producer, “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Out of the Furnace”

Brendon Chung, Founder, Blendo Games

Ryan Coogler, writer/director, “Fruitvale Station”

Stuart Cornfeld, Partner, Red Hour Films; executive producer, “Burning Love”

Sebastian Dungan, producer, “Afternoon Delight,” “Inequality for All”

Gregory Ellwood, Co-Founder & Editor-In-Chief, HitFix

Frank Evers, producer, “The Queen of Versailles”

Lauren Greenfield, producer/director, “The Queen of Versailles”

Matthew Greenfield, Senior Vice-President of Production, Fox Searchlight

Dana Harris, Editor-In-Chief, Indiewire

John Herzfeld, writer/director/producer, “Reach Me”

Jacob Kornbluth, director, “Inequality for All”

Maureen McHugh, author, “China Mountain Zhang,” “Mothers and Other Monsters”

Ron Najor, producer, “Short Term 12,” “I Am Not A Hipster”

Liz Ogilvie, Co-Founder, Crowdstarter

Stacie Passon, writer/director, “Concussion”

Jamie Patricof, producer, “The Place Beyond the Pines,” “Blue Valentine,” “Half Nelson”

Tom Putnam, director/producer, “Burn”

Brenna Sanchez, director/producer, “Burn”

James Swirsky, director/producer, “Indie Game: The Movie”

Rachel Winter, producer, “Dallas Buyers Club”

Marina Zenovich, writer/director/producer, “Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out”

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