Sunday, May 26, 2013

Better Film Panels Now

In the year and a half since Brian Newman wrote his very apt and memorable post, “Killing the Film Fest Panel,” panels haven’t improved much. In that time, I’ve spoken on or moderated over a dozen panels, and it seems that panel organizers haven’t really taken Brian’s suggestions to heart. The majority of film panels remain as excruciatingly boring and useless as ever.

So, let’s try a different tack: I propose that we panelists and moderators step up our game and give the (sometimes paying) audiences a better panel. Here’s how...

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1 comment:

  1. I feel your pain here, Mynette. So many panels are moderated by people who seem fixated on showing off their extraordinary intelligence to the panel members and the audience. Nobody gets a word in, and what gets discussed is the usual.

    I'd like to see more panels with specific hypotheticals to toss around.