5 Reasons to Check Out the Film Independent Forum in LA This Weekend
Film Independent's annual Filmmaker Forum (now just known as the Film Independent Forum) is taking place this weekend at LA's Directors Guild of America. The Forum offers indie filmmakers a chance to meet other likeminded and hardworking individuals as well as attending seminars from industry heavyweights. More than anything, it's a positive and productive environment and a great place to be inspired to get that pet project done. Whether you're an aspiring screenwriter or a seasoned veteran of the festival circuit, if this sounds cool to you, then it's worth it to attend. Here are five great reasons why:
Opening night screening: Dallas Buyers Club
Friday night's opening night film usually sets the tone for the weekend and this year's edition features Jean-Marc Vallée's TIFF hit Dallas Buyers Club. Both Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto have received praise-a-plenty for their performances. It wasn't that long ago that the idea of McConaughey being in the awards picture was a novel thought. Now it would qualify as a snub if he was left out for this role as a 1980s AIDS drug-runner. Producers Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter will be on hand for a Q&A after the film.