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Film Independent Announces More Than 20 New Panelists at Upcoming Forum


Film Independent, the non-profit organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival, announced the addition of over 20 new panelists to its upcoming Film Independent Forum, including Ryan Coogler (writer/director, Fruitvale Station), Jamie Patricof (producer, The Place Beyond the Pines, Blue Valentine and Half Nelson), Dana Harris (editor-in-chief, Indiewire), Jacob Kornbluth (director, Inequality for All), Sebastian Dungan (producer, Afternoon Delight, Inequality for All) and Matthew Greenfield (senior vice-president of production, Fox Searchlight).

This is the 9th edition of the Film Independent Forum that will be held at the Directors Guild of America. The three-day event runs Oct. 25-27 with a special screening of Dallas Buyers Club directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto. There will be a post screening Q+A featuring producers Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter moderated by Greg Ellwood, co-founder and editor-in-chief, HitFix.

Additional panelists include:

Kyle Patrick Alvarez, writer/director, C.O.G.
Eric André, actor/writer/producer The Eric André Show
Robbie Brenner, producer, Dallas Buyers Club, Out of the Furnace
Brendon Chung, founder, Blendo Games
Ryan Coogler, writer/director, Fruitvale Station
Stuart Cornfeld, partner, Red Hour Films; executive producer, Burning Love
Sebastian Dungan, producer, Afternoon Delight, Inequality for All
Gregory Ellwood, co-founder & editor-in-chief, HitFix
Frank Evers, producer, The Queen of Versailles
Lauren Greenfield, producer/director, The Queen of Versailles
Matthew Greenfield, senior vice-president of production, Fox Searchlight
Dana Harris, editor-in-chief, Indiewire
John Herzfeld, writer/director/producer, Reach Me
Jacob Kornbluth, director, Inequality for All
Maureen McHugh, author, China Mountain Zhang, Mothers and Other Monsters
Ron Najor, producer, Short Term 12, I Am Not A Hipster
Liz Ogilvie, co-founder, Crowdstarter
Stacie Passon, writer/director, Concussion
Jamie Patricof, producer, The Place Beyond the Pines, Blue Valentine, Half Nelson
Tom Putnam, director/producer, Burn
Brenna Sanchez, director/producer, Burn
James Swirsky, director/producer, Indie Game: The Movie
Rachel Winter, producer, Dallas Buyers Club
Marina Zenovich, writer/director/producer, Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out

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