Veteran Director Mark Rydell Will Answer Your Questions About Filmmaking

If you’re among the massive group of FSR readers that aspires to create films yourself, draw a giant X on your calendar for Thursday, July 15th. That’s tomorrow for those of you keeping score.

At 4:30 PST, Oscar-nominated director Mark Rydell (who helmed On Golden Pond, For The Boys, The River and The Rose) will answer your questions about acting and directing, and he’ll do it on the internet.

For more information about how to get in on this live chat, read on!

All you have to do is head over to Open Film tomorrow at the aforementioned time to gain access to the chat. Have your questions ready, sit back, and listen to some great advice about turning pro in the filmmaking world.

From the official press release:

WHAT: Academy Award-nominated director, renowned acting instructor and Openfilm Advisory Board member Mark Rydell is conducting a live online webcam chat to answer questions from independent filmmakers, film fans and actors, Thursday, July 15, from 4:30 to 5:30 PM (PST). Mr. Rydell will offer expert advice on everything from acting tips to directing techniques to insider insight on the latest industry trends.

WHO: Mark Rydell has credits on both sides of the camera. An acclaimed director (The Rose, On Golden Pond, Even Money), he also has acted in numerous TV episodes and motion pictures and is an instructor at the famed Actors Studio for aspiring actors and directors. Other members of the Advisory Board–renowned actors and filmmakers Robert Duvall, Scott Caan and Openfilm Chariman James Caan–will be hosting future Openfilm Live webcam chats, as well as providing feedback and distribution advice for short or feature films submitted to Openfilm’s Get It Made competitions.

WHEN: Thursday, July 15, 2010 – 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. PT

WHERE: Online at www.openfilm.com, www.livestream.com and www.ustream.TV

I’ll be there. Come say hi.

See you there.

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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