SBIFF Photo Gallery: Producers Panel and Writers Panel

Posted on Feb 7 by SEASONS Magazine

Paul Schrader, Anne Thompson and Kevin Willmott attend the Writers Panel during the 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Lobero Theatre on February 2, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for SBIFF)

Paul Schrader, Anne Thompson and Kevin Willmott attend the Writers Panel during the 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Lobero Theatre on February 2, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for SBIFF)

On Saturday, the 34th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) continued with the annual Producers and Writers Panels. Heavy rain throughout Santa Barbara County impacted traffic conditions and ultimately resulted in some changes to the scheduled programming, but the show still went on.

Moderated by Glenn Whipp from the Los Angeles Times, the Producers Panel featured Jim Burke (Green Book), Bill Gerber (A Star is Born), and Raymond Mansfield (BlacKkKlansman) as panelists. Discussion topics included what it takes to be a producer, saying “no,” awards season, the Academy’s popular film award, diversity, and advice for aspiring producers.

Next up, Paul Schrader (First Reformed), Kevin Willmott (BlacKkKlansman), and Will Fetters (A Star is Born) participated in the Writers Panel, which was moderated by Anne Thompson from Indiewire. Over the course of the conversation, Schrader, Willmott, and Fetters covered a wide range of topics including their path to becoming a screenwriter, writing the most difficult scene in their respective films, endings, best work practices, the state of the industry, and upcoming projects.

Kevin Willmott speaks onstage at the Writers Panel during the 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Lobero Theatre on February 2, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for SBIFF)

Kevin Willmott speaks onstage at the Writers Panel during the 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Lobero Theatre on February 2, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for SBIFF)

Paul Schrader speaks onstage at the Writers Panel during the 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Lobero Theatre on February 2, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for SBIFF)

Paul Schrader speaks onstage at the Writers Panel during the 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Lobero Theatre on February 2, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for SBIFF)

Will Fetters speaks onstage at the Writers Panel during the 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Lobero Theatre on February 2, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for SBIFF)

Will Fetters speaks onstage at the Writers Panel during the 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Lobero Theatre on February 2, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for SBIFF)

Raymond Mansfield of "BlacKkKlansman" speaks onstage at the Producers Panel during the 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Lobero Theatre on February 2, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for SBIFF)

Raymond Mansfield of “BlacKkKlansman” speaks onstage at the Producers Panel during the 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Lobero Theatre on February 2, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for SBIFF)

Bill Gerber of "A Star Is Born" speaks onstage at the Producers Panel during the 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Lobero Theatre on February 2, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for SBIFF)

Bill Gerber of “A Star Is Born” speaks onstage at the Producers Panel during the 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Lobero Theatre on February 2, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for SBIFF)

Jim Burke of "Green Book" speaks onstage at the Producers Panel during the 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Lobero Theatre on February 2, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for SBIFF)

Jim Burke of “Green Book” speaks onstage at the Producers Panel during the 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Lobero Theatre on February 2, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for SBIFF)

Glenn Whipp, Jim Burke, Raymond Mansfield and Bill Gerber speak attend the Producers Panel during the 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Lobero Theatre on February 2, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for SBIFF)

Glenn Whipp, Jim Burke, Raymond Mansfield and Bill Gerber speak attend the Producers Panel during the 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Lobero Theatre on February 2, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for SBIFF)

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