Acclaimed actors, filmmakers, movie executives and journalists will be among those featured during the upcoming Industry In Focus Series, TimesTalks and Film Spotlight programming at The American Pavilion, pitched under a tent and flush with the glistening Mediterranean waters.
The American Pavilion’s discussions and one-on-one conversations take place in the Roger Ebert Conference Center and are open to all members. Programming includes executives from Pixar, Sony Pictures Classics, Paramount, Relativity, UTA, Cinetic Media, Oculus Story Studio and many more, with moderators from The Hollywood Reporter, Indiewire and SXSW Film Festival, among others.
Highlights include chats with Disney/Pixar’s “Inside Out” cast and creative team; John C. Reilly, who will be at the festival with his three films “The Lobster” (which Cannes director Thierry Fremaux promises to be the most mysterious film in the competition), “Tale of Tales” and “Les Cowboys.” “Tales” star Salma Hayek will also appear. We’ll see the teams from “Krisha,” “Dope,” “True Cost” and more.
“Hedwig and the Angry Inch” creator/star and recent Tony Award recipient John Cameron Mitchell will host and DJ a Queer Night dance party on May 17. Other guests include Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Lewis Black and Sony Classics’ Michael Barker and Tom Bernard (who will talk Woody Allen’s “Irrational Man”). Read the full program here.