Julie Delpy
Julie Delpy

Film Independent has scheduled a special conversation with Oscar and Spirit Award nominated director Alexander Payne (“Nebraska”) on February 27 at the Directors Close-Up Series. Also recently added to the February 19 panel "Writing and Directing" are writer-actress and Spirit nominated Julie Delpy (“Before Midnight”), Spirit nominated Bob Nelson (“Nebraska”) and scribe John August (“Frankenweenie,” “Big Fish”).

Alexander Payne

Already announced panelists include Alfonso Cuarón (“Gravity”), Scott Cooper (“Out of the Furnace”), Ernest Dickerson (“The Walking Dead,” “The Wire”), writer-producer Scott Neustadter (“The Spectacular Now”), Jeremy Podeswa (“Boardwalk Empire,” “The Newsroom”), and Jill Soloway (“Afternoon Delight”).

The panels cover the following topics:

Tuesday, February 11– Alfonso Cuarón: The Force Behind Gravity

Wednesday, February 19– Writing and Directing

Thursday, February 27– The Independent Spirit: A Conversation with Alexander Payne

Wednesday, March 5– Casting and Directing Actors

Wednesday, March 12– Television: Directing Outside of the Lines

More info is here.