The Sound of Beasts of the Southern Wild

The Skywalker Sound team from BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD discuss their process with writer/director/composer Benh Zeitlin, who joined us via Skype.

Posted on 05/20/2013

The Independent Spirit: A Directors Roundtable

Directors Julia Loktev, Ira Sachs and Laura Colella join Elvis Mitchell at the 2013 Film Independent Directors Close-Up.

Posted on 05/20/2013

Getting Great Performances from Actors

‘Afternoon Delight’ writer/director Jill Soloway and cast — Kathryn Hahn, Jane Lynch, Josh Radnor — discuss the process of getting great performances from actors, from casting to production at the 2013 Directors Close-Up.

Posted on 05/20/2013

Executing the Creative Vision

GANGSTER SQUAD director Ruben Fleischer, editor Alan Baumgarten and costume designer Mary Zophres join moderator Richard Kelly at the 2013 Film Independent Directors Close-Up.

Posted on 05/20/2013

An Evening with Paul Thomas Anderson

Elvis Mitchell chats with Paul Thomas Anderson about his work, including The Master and his inspiration for shooting it in 70mm (hint: there will be monkeys).

Posted on 11/07/2012

Judd Apatow on This is 40

Elvis Mitchell chats with Judd Apatow about the ups and downs of marriage and using embarrassing moments in Paul Rudd’s life for his new film, This is 40.

Posted on 11/07/2012

The Sessions Q&A

Writer/director Ben Lewin, producer Judi Levine and cast members John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William H. Macy sit down with Elvis Mitchell to discuss their new film, The Sessions.  

Posted on 10/12/2012

Hotel Noir Q&A

Hotel Noir writer/director Sebastian Gutierrez and stars Carla Gugino, Malin Ackerman and Robert Forster discuss creating a period noir film today.

Posted on 10/12/2012

The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky Q&A

Writer/director Stephen Chbosky discusses adapting his influential novel to the big screen following a Film Independent free member screening of the movie.  

Posted on 10/12/2012

Film Independent at LACMA – Margaret

Writer/director Kenneth Lonergan and star Anna Paquin were on hand to chat with Elvis Mitchell following a screening of the extended cut of Margaret.  

Posted on 07/26/2012

The Cast of Philly Brown on Latinos in the Industry

The cast of Philly Brown talks about the under-representation of Latinos in the film industry.

Posted on 04/20/2012

Five Year Engagement – Film Independent at LACMA

Elvis Mitchell chats with director Nicholas Stoller, Jason Segel and Rodney Rothman of The Five Year Engagement after showing the film at weekly screening series Film Independent at LACMA.

Posted on 04/20/2012