THE HAPPY HOUR TALKS
If you are planning to see a film at COLCOA, come earlier and attend a Happy Hour Talk from Tuesday to Saturday.
The panel series Happy Hour Talks, programmed at 4:00 PM (3:40 PM on Friday and 6:10 PM on Saturday), presents topics of interest to industry professionals and cinephiles.
From Tuesday to Friday, each panel is followed by a complimentary reception in the COLCOA lounge. (for panel attendees only) Panel attendees also have priority access to the theatres for the next screenings.
FREE ADMISSION – NO RESERVATION - FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. You must be 21+ to attend. No late entry allowed in the panel after 4:30 pm (4:15 pm on Friday)
Tuesday, April 19
Truffaut Theatre 4:00 pm
MEET THE TALENT!
French filmmakers and Actors are invited to talk about American Cinema and how it has influenced them.
Moderated by: Wade Major, KPCC
Nicolas Boukhrief – Made in France
Christian Carion – Come What May
Cyril Dion – Tomorrow
Zita Hanrot- Actress, Fatima
Jean-Paul Rappeneau – Families, A Matter of Resistance
Christian Vincent – Courted
Wednesday, April 20
FRANCO-AMERICAN CULTURAL FUND AND COLCOA: “TWO COUNTRIES, ONE PASSION" FOR 20 YEARS
A celebration of the festival and its founder: the Franco-American Cultural Fund, a unique partnership of the DGA, the MPA, la SACEM and the WGA West. A discussion about how COLCOA came into existence and its importance to the activities of the Franco-American Cultural Fund.
Moderated by: Malina Saval, features editor, Variety
Katherine Fugate, WGA West member, Board Member of the Franco-American Cultural Fund
Kathy Garmezy, Associate Executive Director, Government & International Affairs, Directors Guild of America
Alejandra Norambuena Skira – Executive Director, Franco American Cultural Fund
Francois Truffart – Executive Producer and Programmer, COLCOA
Thursday, April 21
FOCUS ON A FILMMAKER: JEAN-PAUL RAPPENEAU
A one hour discussion with the Academy Award nominee writer-director of Cyrano, following the screening of restored A Matter of Resistance and before the U.S. Premiere of his last film Families.
Moderated by: Wade Major, KPCC
Friday, April 22
FOREIGN FILMS AND TV SERIES: IS CAST A KEY FOR THE SUCCESS?
Even for a niche market, talent can play a key role for the acquisition and distribution of foreign films and TV series in the U.S. but not always. Does the cast make the success of a film or the opposite? Panelist will discuss various aspects of the topic including marketing strategy and how to make a new generation of foreign talent famous in the U.S.
Moderated by: Pat saperstein, Deputy editor, Variety
Mathieu Bejot – Director TV France International
Dominique Besnehard – Producer and former agent
Bob Bookman – Agent – Paradigm
Isabelle Giordano – Director Unifrance
Richard Lorber – Distributor (Kino Lorber)
Ed Arentz - Distributor (Music Box Films)
Presented in association with Unifrance and TV France International
Saturday, April 23
6:10 pm ~ 7:15 pm
FOCUS ON A PRODUCER: DOMINIQUE BESNEHARD (Mon Voisin Production)
A 60-minute discussion with the producer of the feature film, I am a Soldier, the short film, On the Road, and TV Series Call My Agent in competition for the 2016 COLCOA Awards.
Moderated by: Pat Saperstein, Deputy editor, Variety
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