LOS ANGELES (June 4, 2013) – Today the Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by Film Independent, in conjunction with Presenting Media Sponsor the Los Angeles Times and Host Partner L.A. LIVE, announced its annual Sunday “Coffee Talks” programming for June 16. The four talks will take place over the course of one day and feature Directors, Actors, Composers and Screenwriters, including Shane Black (Iron Man 3, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), Virginia Madsen (Sideways, Hell on Wheels), Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike), Drew Pearce (Pacific Rim, Iron Man 3), Karen McCullah (Legally Blonde, The Ugly Truth), Atticus Ross (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network) and more. Additionally, the Festival announced KCRW’s The Treatment at the Los Angeles Film Festival will take place on June 19 with Host/Film Independent at LACMA Curator Elvis Mitchell and filmmaker Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6, Better Luck Tomorrow). The Festival will celebrate the 20 anniversary of Film Independent’s Project Involve, which will include the world premiere of Life of a King, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. on June 22.Scheduled for June 15 are the Diversity Speaks Panels, which bring together network executives, independent filmmakers, rising Internet sensations and aspiring artists to discuss an array of topics in an effort to further promote inclusivity in the industry. The Festival will also feature a host of other annual events and panels, including the Future Filmmakers Luncheon with keynote speaker Jon M. Chu (Project Involve 2012), Meet Indiewire’s Influencers and a Casting By Conversation. For more information on general ticketing/programming, please visit http://www.lafilmfest.com. “At the Festival, one of our goals is to connect our audience with the most innovative artists and craftspeople working today,” said Festival Director Stephanie Allain. “In every conversation, Coffee Talk or panel there is an electric exchange that recharges both artist and audience.”

On Sunday June 16 the Los Angeles Film Festival will hold its annual Sunday “Coffee Talks.” The Festival’s popular series returns with four sessions featuring some of today’s most interesting film figures discussing their craft with their peers in fun and freewheeling conversations:


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



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.


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)


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.