FILM COMPOSER FORUM hosted by Wendy Smith and Kim Kluge

Part 1 - Topanga Composer Panel 

Part 2 - Alexander Payne, director, producer, screenwriter with Richard Ford, music editor & Kevin Tent, film editor 

Singer/Songwriter Wendy Smith and acclaimed Composer/Conductor Kim Allen Kluge moderate dynamic panelists from a wide range of cinematic disciplines. We will be showing clips from each composer's work and discussing the process a director and composer go through when creating music for a film. Audiences can join in the discussion and watch scenes from movies with the composers who scored them.  Panelists include: Mac Quayle - Spring Breakers, Drive, The Lincoln Lawyer Cliff Martinez - The Knick, The Normal Heart, Gray's Anatomy Ceiri Torjussen - Live Free or Die Hard, When A Stranger Calls, Hellboy Nathan Barr - True Blood, Grindhouse, The Dukes of Hazard

Singer/Songwriter Wendy Smith and acclaimed Composer/Conductor Kim Allen Kluge moderate dynamic panelists from a wide range of cinematic disciplines. We will be showing clips from each composer's work and discussing the process a director and composer go through when creating music for a film.

Audiences can join in the discussion and watch scenes from movies with the composers who scored them. 

Panelists include:

Mac Quayle - Spring Breakers, Drive, The Lincoln Lawyer

Cliff Martinez - The Knick, The Normal Heart, Gray's Anatomy

Ceiri Torjussen - Live Free or Die Hard, When A Stranger Calls, Hellboy

Nathan Barr - True Blood, Grindhouse, The Dukes of Hazard

  This all-star team shares an illuminating perspective on the relationship between film and music as demonstrated by the award-winning films of Alexander Payne. See the clips selected by Payne & Ford and hear the story behind the music and the creative process that goes into marrying music and film. Alexander Payne - Director, producer, screenwriter - Citizen Ruth, About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendants, Nebraska Richard Ford - Music editor - Election, Sideways, Zero Dark Thirty, American History X Kevin Tent - Picture editor - Blow, Girl Interrupted, About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendants, Nebraska

 

This all-star team shares an illuminating perspective on the relationship between film and music as demonstrated by the award-winning films of Alexander Payne. See the clips selected by Payne & Ford and hear the story behind the music and the creative process that goes into marrying music and film.

Alexander Payne - Director, producer, screenwriter - Citizen Ruth, About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendants, Nebraska

Richard Ford - Music editor - Election, Sideways, Zero Dark Thirty, American History X

Kevin Tent - Picture editor - Blow, Girl Interrupted, About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendants, Nebraska

TFF Panel
 

Part 1 - FIRESIDE CHAT WITH ALEXANDER PAYNE hosted by Wendie Malick 

Part 2 - THE MOVING PICTURE CO. 1914 Screening and Q&A with Mark Kirkland 

 
From 4:00pm - 4:30pm,  two-time Academy Award winning film director, producer, screenwriter, and Topanga local, Alexander Payne joins actress & voiceover superstar, Wendie Malick for an intimate fireside chat on Payne's prolific and impactful career.  

From 4:00pm - 4:30pm,  two-time Academy Award winning film director, producer, screenwriter, and Topanga local, Alexander Payne joins actress & voiceover superstar, Wendie Malick for an intimate fireside chat on Payne's prolific and impactful career.

 

From 4:30pm - 5:45pm, director & screenwriter, Mark Kirkland, screens his short film, The Moving Picture Co. 1914 and delights cinephiles with a hand-cranked camera demonstration and informative Q & A (Oh...did we mention that Mark is a three-time Primetime Emmy® Award Winning director? It's true. He's directed over 80 episodes of The Simpsons ¡Ay, caramba!)

From 4:30pm - 5:45pm, director & screenwriter, Mark Kirkland, screens his short film, The Moving Picture Co. 1914 and delights cinephiles with a hand-cranked camera demonstration and informative Q & A (Oh...did we mention that Mark is a three-time Primetime Emmy® Award Winning director? It's true. He's directed over 80 episodes of The Simpsons ¡Ay, caramba!)

 

FILMMAKER PANEL: BREAKING IN & THE ART OF COLLABORATION hosted by Rory Rooney

Rory Rooney hosts a panel of successful independent filmmakers featured at TFF'14 to discuss the art of breaking through from short-form to long-form, how to build a dream team, and all the other questions you've always wanted to ask those who are moving and shaking in the ever-competitive film market. Mark R. Weber & Michael Matheson Miller - Poverty, Inc. Kate Logan -  Kidnapped for Christ Kerry Candaele - Following the Ninth, In The Footsteps of Beethoven's Final Symphony Matt & Kate Celia - Off The Floor

Rory Rooney hosts a panel of successful independent filmmakers featured at TFF'14 to discuss the art of breaking through from short-form to long-form, how to build a dream team, and all the other questions you've always wanted to ask those who are moving and shaking in the ever-competitive film market.

Mark R. Weber & Michael Matheson Miller - Poverty, Inc.

Kate Logan -  Kidnapped for Christ

Kerry Candaele - Following the Ninth, In The Footsteps of Beethoven's Final Symphony

Matt & Kate Celia - Off The Floor