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Los Angeles Film Festival 'Coffee Talks' Series to Include Shane Black, Virginia Madsen, Atticus Ross and More

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood June 4, 2013 at 3:05PM

Film Independent's 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival, running June 13-23 in downtown L.A., has announced the lineup for its popular "Coffee Talks" series, scheduled for June 16. Four talks will take place over the course of the day, and feature talent such as writer-director Shane Black ("Iron Man 3"), actress Virginia Madsen ("Sideways"), musician Atticus Ross ( Oscar winner for "The Social Network") and more.
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Shane Black
Shane Black

Film Independent's 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival, running June 13-23 in downtown L.A., has announced the lineup for its popular "Coffee Talks" series, scheduled for June 16. Four talks will take place over the course of the day, and feature talent such as writer-director Shane Black ("Iron Man 3"), actress Virginia Madsen ("Sideways"), musician Atticus Ross ( Oscar winner for "The Social Network") and more.

Also, KCRW's The Treatment at the Los Angeles Film Festival will take place on June 19, featuring a discussion between host Elvis Mitchell and director Justin Lin, whose "Fast & Furious 6" is currently dominating the box office.

Here's the schedule for both "Coffee Talks" and The Treatment:

Directors

Sponsored by Directors Guild of America

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Panelists include: Shane Black (Iron Man 3, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), other panelists TBA.

Actors

Sponsored by SAGindie

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Panelists include: Josh Henderson (Desperate Housewives), Virginia Madsen (Sideways, Hell on Wheels) and Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike), other panelists TBA.

Composers

Sponsored by BMI

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Panelists include: Atticus Ross (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network), Brian Tyler (Iron Man 3, John Dies at the End), David Sardy (End of Watch, Zombieland), other panelists TBA.

Screenwriters

Sponsored by Writers Guild of America, West

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Panelists include: Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3, Pacific Rim), Karen McCullah (Legally Blonde, The Ugly Truth), other panelists TBA.

Film Independent at LACMA Curator Elvis Mitchell will host a special episode of his radio show KCRW’s The Treatment in front of a live audience as part of the Los Angeles Film Festival. A “treatment,” in Hollywood parlance, is a concise overview of a screenplay. On KCRW’s The Treatment, Mitchell turns the tables and gives the “treatment” to some of the most influential and innovative forces creating movies and popular art and entertainment. KCRW’s The Treatment at the Los Angeles Film Festival will take place on June 19 at the DIRECTV Theatre Regal 9 and will feature a conversation with filmmaker Justin Lin, director of four of the six Fast & Furious movies, including the recently released Fast & Furious 6. Following the event, the discussion will air as an episode of The Treatment on KCRW (89.9 FM).

This article is related to: Festivals, Los Angeles Film Festival, Film Independent


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.