Others include writer-directors Ira Sachs (Keep The Lights On), Julia Loktev (The Loneliest Planet) and Jill Soloway (Afternoon Delight). The 12th annual Film Independent Directors Close-Up series will be held on five consecutive Wednesdays beginning February 6 at the Landmark West Los Angeles. Panelists will discuss specific aspects of directing, including sound, writing, cinematography, casting and eliciting compelling performances from actors. Click over for this year’s schedule and topics:

February 6 – Sound Advice: Moving Beyond the Picture
February 13 – Ben Affleck: The Road to Argo
February 20 – The Independent Spirit: A Directors Roundtable
February 27 – The Creative Team: Executing the Vision
March 6 – The Actors: Getting Great Performances