The Little Rock Film Festival brings together award winning filmmakers, writers, film critics, producers and distributors for the 2013 LRFFTalks program. LRFFTalks aim to nurture conversations and create a platform for discussions, providing audiences the opportunity to gain an insight into both the creative and the business world of filmmaking. AMPI Producers Forum — Moderated by Arkansas Motion Picture Institute Director and Film Producer Courtney Pledger, 120 min Courtney Pledger hosts a panel discussion with noted producers. Producers Brad Simpson (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Boys Don’t Cry, upcoming World War Z and Electric Slide) and Jocelyn Hayes (Lola Versus, The East) reveal lessons learned from nearly two decades of developing and producing films. From their start at New York-based Killer Films with indie producing legend Christine Vachon to working in the Hollywood Studio System, Simpson and Hayes, who also happen to be husband and wife, bring insider insights to the producing process that range from dealing with the change from movie business to media business, working as an independent vs.harnessing the power of a major studio, adapting best-selling books to the screen, staying in love with movies….to figuring out how to stay married when making a movie together. Cinematic NonFiction: The New Documentary — Moderated by award winning filmmaker and writer Robert Greene, 60 min Panelists include Rick Rowley (Dirty Wars) Bill Ross (Tchoupitoulas) Lauren Wissot (Filmmaker Magazine) Philip Martin (Arkansas Democrat Gazette) In the past decade we have experienced a renaissance in nonfiction filmmaking. With access to cheap cameras and a collective education in cinematic storytelling, documentary filmmakers are pushing the boundaries and creating some of the most exciting films out there....
The Little Rock Film Festival Family Day – May 18th, 2013 This year the LRFF2013 will bring child actors Zachary Gordon, who plays Greg Heffley, and Robert Capron , who plays Rowley Jefferson, in Diary of Wimpy Kid-Rodrick Rules to Little Rock along with producer Brad Simpson. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules will screen at the Arkansas Repertory Theater May 18th at 10am. Geff the kid who made “wimpy” cool and Rowley along with producer Brad Simpson will host a Q&A post the screening and will also present behind the scenes photos and stories. A great opportunity for kids to know more about their favorite characters. Individual tickets to this special screening can be purchased here. BUY NOW And if that brush with the stars for your kids isn’t enough, then head to the Little Rock Zoo following the screening where the LR Zoo will host an autograph and meet and greet the stars at 2pm. The zoo admission is $10 for adults and $8 for children (1-12 years old). Diary of a Wimpy Kid-Rodrick Rules is a family comedy based on the best-selling follow-up novel by Jeff Kinney. (Kinney’s Wimpy Kid” series has thus far sold 42 million books.) As he begins seventh grade, Greg and his older brother – and chief tormentor – Rodrick must deal with their parents’ misguided attempts to have them bond. LRFF2013 Gold Pass holders do not need to buy tickets to either event. Buy passes to the LRFF2013 HERE. The Little Rock Film Festival 2013 will be held May 15th-19th. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org in case you...