Film Independent's Directors Close-Up Series Kicks Off Feb. 2 in L.A.

Panelists for 10th annual event include Lisa Cholodenko, Jay Duplass and William Friedkin, among others.

Film Independent's 10th annual Directors Close-Up series will kick off Feb. 2 with a panel on music and sound design at the Landmark Theatres in West Los Angeles.

Writer-directors James Gray and Robin Swicord and Los Angeles Film Festival artistic director David Ansen will serve as moderators for the series, which runs through March 2.

Series panelists will include Lisa Cholodenko, Jay Duplass, William Friedkin, Nicole Holofcener, Matt Reeves, Michael Giacchino, Skywalker Sound's Douglas Murray and sound designer Will Files.

Panels will also be devoted to the subjects of "The Creative Team: Bringing the Vision to Life"; "Casting and Directing Actors"; "The Spirit of Independence: A Roundtable Discussion"'; and writing and directing.