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The 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival is underway starting today. The biggest news coming out the LA Film fest will be the premiere of Michael Bay's eagerly awaited Sci-Fi action film 'Transformers'. While the June 27th screening of 'Transformers' will get most of the media attention, there is a lot more to the Festival.
Monday June 25th from 6:00 - 7:00PM Entertainment Weekly will discuss the new Michael Moore documentary 'Sicko' with the acclaimed director. Entertainment Weekly is now a major sponsor of the Festival along with Film Independent. EW has a number of cool event for festival goers. Here is what they said about being a part of the LA Film Fest:
"We are thrilled to be a part of this growing festival as an affiliate sponsor," says Entertainment Weekly Managing Editor Rick Tetzeli.
"This series of panels is a natural extension of the magazine's focus on the film industry, and a great way for us to add a bit of our own flavor to the festival. Entertainment Weekly prides itself on our first-rate reporting and interviews, and we are looking forward to introducing this live talk series for the festival participants."
Here are some of events you may want to check out if you plan on taking on the Film Festival:
EW TALKS WITH HAIRSPRAY, Friday, June 22, 9:00p.m. , Italian Cultural Institute
Senior Writer Dave Karger will speak with producers and cast members from Hairspray (hitting theaters July 20), Hairspray Trailert he most highly anticipated musical film of the summer.
Official trailer of the movie played by John Travolta, Nikki Blonsky, Christopher Walken, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brittany Snow, Elijah Kelley, Allison Janney, Zac Efron,:D James Marsden, and Queen Latifah
The panel participants include Adam Shankman (Director, Choreographer and Executive Producer), Marc Shaiman (Composer, Co-Lyricist, and Executive Producer), Scott Wittman (Co-Lyricist and Executive Producer), Neil Meron (Producer), Nikki Blonsky (starring as Tracy Turnblad), and Zac Efron (starring as Link
Larkin.) Dave Karger, has been covering movies, music, and television for the magazine since 1995. He's written cover stories on George Clooney, Denzel Washington, Julianne Moore, Elton John, and American Idol. Since 2000, Karger has been a regular guest on the Today show on NBC where he discusses box office, the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes, and entertainment trends.
EW TALKS WITH MICHAEL MOORE, Monday, June 25, 6:00p.m. , Geffen Playhouse
Senior Editor Dan Fierman will be speaking with Academy Award winner Michael Moore about his latest documentary that attacks America 's healthcare system, Sicko (hitting theaters on June 29., 2007) Dan has been covering the film industry for EW since 1997. He began as an intern and worked his way up to Senior Editor. Since that time he has cultivated great relationships with the Hollywood community and most recently has written cover stories on Quentin Tarantino, Michael Moore, and Oceans 13.
EW TALKS WITH BUCK HENRY, Friday, June 29, 7:30p.m. , Italian Cultural Institute
L.A. Bureau Chief Ben Svetkey will speak with writer-actor-director Buck Henry about acting, writing, directing, and Hollywood Gossip. Henry has revolutionized both television (Get Smart) and film (The Graduate, Heaven Can't Wait, Get Smart). Ben Svetkey joined Entertainment Weekly in 1990. Svetkey has penned some of the magazine's most popular covers, gaining access to Hollywood 's most sought after movie stars including Jack Nicholson, Russell Crowe, Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise, and Nicole Kidman. As senior editor he oversees the Los Angeles bureau in addition to writing some of the magazine's A-list film covers.
There are a ton of events lined up for film lovers. To see a full itinerary of the event check out their website for even more filmclips.