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Filmmaking Round Tables – Top Professionals Discuss Their Craft

Jonny Elwyn

The Hollywood Reporter sets up round table discussions with Hollywood’s top professionals and you can listen in below.


Discussions between some of Hollywood’s top filmmaking professionals offer a rare opportunity to hear what those who are creating the films we all get to see in the cinema, think about for the future of the industry, the process of their craft and the technical innovations that are reshaping their work. Time spent listening to these top filmmakers share their insights is time well spent.

All roundtables below courtesy of the Hollywood Reporter.

Directors Round Table

Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips), David O. Russell (American Hustle), Ben Stiller (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) and Lee Daniels (The Butler) discuss their films:

2012 Directors Round Table

In this older ‘Oscars Round Table’ Quentin Tarantino, David Russell, Ben Affleck, Ang Lee, Tom Hooper and Gus Van Sant share their thoughts on being the guys in charge on major films:

Screenwriters Round Table

George Clooney and Grant Heslov (The Monuments Men), Jonas Cuaron (Gravity), Julie Delpy (Before Midnight), Nicole Holofcener (Enough Said), John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) and Danny Strong (Lee Daniels’ The Butler) discuss what it took to put pen to paper in their script writing process:

2012 Screenwriters Round Table

Writers Judd Apatow, Mark Boal, David Magee, Chris Terrio, Michael Haneke and John Krasinski share their thoughts on the screenwriting process in the run up to the Oscars:

Cinematographers Round Table

Barry Ackroyd (Captain Phillips), Sean Bobbitt (12 Years a Slave), Bruno Delbonnel (Inside Llewyn Davis), Phedon Papamichael (Nebraska) and Stuart Dryburgh (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) sit down for a candid conversation:

Composers Round Table

In probably one of the rarest opportunities to hear a fistful of composers discuss their craft. In this roundtable Danny Elfman, Alexandre Desplat, Fernando Velasquez, Mychael Danna, Marco Beltrami and Patrick Doyle share their thoughts: