Weekend’s Visiting Directors, Producers Announced

Popular SBIFF Panels Attract Big Names Once Again

Aside from celebrity showcases and never-before-seen films, one of SBIFF’s biggest draws are the weekend panels where industry insiders talk shop in front of a few hundred fans. The participants for this weekend’s panels, the always popular “Directors on Directing” and “Movers and Shakers” (for producers), were announced last night, and as usual, they include some of today’s most celebrated and best-selling names in show business.

On Saturday, February 4, at 11 a.m., “Directors on Directing” will be moderated by Variety‘s Peter Bart and feature directors Gore Verbinski (Rango), Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist), Paul Feig (Bridesmaids), Terry George (The Shore), Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Kung Fu Panda 2), and Chris Miller (Puss in Boots).

Then at 2 p.m. on Saturday, “Movers & Shakers” will be moderated by the Los Angeles Times columnist Patrick Goldstein and feature producers Letty Aronson (Midnight in Paris), Jim Burke (The Descendants), Bill Pohlad (The Tree of Life), Mike De Luca (Moneyball), Thomas Langmann (The Artist), and Graham King (Hugo).

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

California State Senate Bill Seeks Automatic Enrollment for Emergency Alerts

SB 821 would also allow residents to opt out.

Peabody Stadium Landscaping Slightly Over-Budget

The school board approved paying the $77,000 overrun with contingency funds.

Naloxone Saves Another

A trained deputy administered the nasal spray to an overdosed male in Goleta.

Cop Dog Helps Drug Bust in Montecito

A convicted felon was caught with heroin, cash, and a handgun.

Who’s the Real Westsider?

Four candidates fight for Santa Barbara's District 3.