UPDATE: Panels for TCM Film Fest
I posted this over at TCM City and thought there might be some interest here:
The TCM Classic Film Festival is pleased to present a series of panel discussions that will provide a look at the craft of moviemaking, hosted by experts in these fields. Also included will be a special panel featuring TCM staff, talking about how the network is produced. All of the panels listed below will be held in the Festival Panel Room, second floor of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Times and dates of panels will be announced and updated here soon.
TCM: Meet the People Behind the Network
Over the past 16 years, Turner Classic Movies has become the leading showcase and authority on classic movies. Meet some of the people behind the scenes who bring you the programming, the creative look of the channel, and the original productions. This is your chance to find out more about the inner workings of TCM and ask those questions you have always wondered about.
Film Continuity: When Details Count
Film continuity usually doesn't get attention until something goes wrong-the wristwatch on the Roman gladiator, the actor who mysteriously changes shirts in the middle of a scene. Due to the nature of shooting a script, often done out of sequence, film continuity is a key element of a successful production. Find out what a script supervisor does, what some of the continuity challenges are on high profile films, and how mistakes are made- and avoided- on sets.
Casting Secrets: Finding the Right Actor for the Right Role
Get an insider's perspective with casting directors on how this often mysterious or serendipitous business really works. We'll take a look back at some of the great 'star searches' in casting, roles in classic films in which casting either made or broke a career, and how the right casting resulted in many unforgettable films.
Location, Location, Location: When Big Movies Were Shot Far Away From Hollywood
The "Dream Factory" may have produced the setting for films all over the world, but from the very beginning, Hollywood has also sought the authenticity of shooting on location. Our panel will take a look at some of the more memorable productions that traveled outside of the studio walls, how this was accomplished, and the impact of shooting on location for the final production.
A Remake to Remember: Hollywood's Love Affair With Updating Movie Classics
An endless topic of fascination for both classic and contemporary filmmakers, remakes have been a part of the Hollywood scene since practically the beginning of Hollywood. Filmmakers have often found inspiration in successful (or not-so-successful) source material. Classic films often provide a source of inspiration for later generations of filmmakers, who will sometimes take on the task of updating a story (The Women) or, creating almost a virtual copy (i.e. Gus Van Sant's *Psycho*), or, in rare instances, improving on the original.
The Greatest Movies Ever Sold: Classic Movie Marketing Campaigns
Take a look back at how movies have been marketed, examining how the studios' publicity and promotional machinery sold Hollywood to the world. From in-theatre promotions and gimmicks, to trailers, to posters, we'll talk about the creative campaigns that have attracted audiences and boosted box office.
Script Supervisor Angela Allen whose credits include: The Third Man, The African Queen, *The
Dirty Dozen*, Murder on the Orient Express and Ronin.
Casting Director Fred Roos who began his career casting American Graffitti and American Graffiti. He turned to producing, winning an Oscar for The Godfather II. Other credits include Apocalypse Now and Lost in Translation
Award winning author Cari Beauchamp whose books include Without Laying Down: Francis Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood Her latest book is Joseph P. Kennedy Presents: His Hollywood Years
Charles Shyer is a writer/director who has fashioned several romantic comedies including Irreconcilable Differences, Father of the Bride and Alfie. His writing credits include Smokey and the Bandit and Private Benjamin.