June 4th – SATURDAY | STEVEN SPIELBERG THEATRE, Egyptian
12:30-2:30pm: Writing for Diversity in TV (Panel, Open to the Public)
A diverse panel of esteemed writers and personalities from the TV world share their experiences, challenges and efforts to promote diversity in TV – both in the writer’s room and in the characters they create.
Spielberg Theater @ The Egyptian Theater, 12:30-2:30pm
3-5pm: How a Director Finds Her Characters – Masterclass with Athina Tsangari, moderated by Carlos Aguilar (Masterclass, Open to the Public)
Greek auteur Athina Tsangari, whose Attenberg (2010) earned international acclaim, is back with another peculiar observation on human relationships. Chevalier, which premiered at last year’s Locarno International Film Festival, is an unconventional look at male friendships. It had its North American premiere at the Toronto FF and won London BFI’s Best Film Award. Chevalier will screen at LAGFF and Tsangari will join us for an insightful masterclass on the directing craft. Her unique approach to working with actors, the seemingly absurd premises of her films, and her unique brand of humor have positioned Tsangari as one of the most exciting and uncompromising filmmakers working today. Join us for a stimulating masterclass. Film journalist Carlos Aguilar will moderate the discussion.
Spielberg Theater @ The Egyptian Theater, 3-5pm