Directors on Directing: Theater and Film. Breakfast and conversation with Neil LaBute, 8:30 a.m. The Prada Store, Soho.
Black Women in Film. Panel discussion with director Kasi Lemmons (“Eve’s Bayou”), thesps Ruby Lee and Alfre Woodard, 3 p.m. Stuyvesant Auditorium.
Life . . .Or Something Like It. Award-winning screenwriters discuss process of making fact into fiction. With Akiva Goldsman (“A Beautiful Mind”), Kimberly Peirce (“Boys Don’t Cry”) and others, 8:30 a.m. Tribeca Rooftop.
Directors on Directing: Theater and Film. Conversation with Julie Taymor, 10:30 a.m. Tribeca Rooftop.
Actors on Acting: Theater and Film. Helen Hunt, Edie Falco, Paul Rudd, discuss appeal of working in both mediums. Moderated by Variety editor-in-chief Peter Bart, 1 p.m. Tribeca Performing Arts Center.
Music in Film. Vanity Fair editor Lisa Robinson interviews frequent Coen brother collaborator Carter Burwell, 3:30 p.m. Tribeca Performing Arts Center.
Snapshots: Documenting the American Family. Panel discussion with directors, producers and cinematographers, including Joan Churchill and Andrew Jareki (“Capturing the Friedmans”), 6 p.m. Tribeca Performing Arts Center.
Truth & Consequences. Jonathan Gray moderates panel discussion on coping with libel, legal and ethical issues in doc filmmaking, 8:30 a.m. Tribeca Rooftop.
Altered States: Docs on the Rise. Panel discussion on new filmmaking technologies and bringing docs into wider distribution. Moderated by Full Frame Documentary Fest’s executive director Nancy Buirski, 10:30 a.m. Tribeca Performing Arts Center.
In the Line of Fire: Shooting Docs in the Hot Zone. Panelists discuss coping with the practical aspects of getting the job done under hairy circumstances, featuring producer Martin Smith and director-producer Lisa Hepher, 1 p.m. Tribeca Performing Arts Center.
The Return of the Superhero. Writer-director Mark Steven Johnson (“Daredevil”), Alan Cumming (“X2”) and others, pontificate on the return of idealized crime-fighters in films, 6 p.m. Tribeca Performing Arts Center.
Stranger Than Fiction: The Politics of Journalism & Film. Panel discussion on media responsibility, sensationalism and the fast turnover of breaking news becoming big screen entertainment. With producer Laura Bickford, (“Traffic”) Robert Wiener (“Live from Baghdad”) and head of ABC news war coverage, Rick Kaplan. Tribeca Rooftop, 8:30 a.m.
Looking for Richard: Al Pacino. Thesp discusses his 1996 pic, which he wrote, produced and directed, 10 a.m. UA 15.
The Indies Go to Hollywood. Actors, filmmakers and studio execs discuss the indie-fication of the Cineplex, with Sony Pictures Classics exec Tom Bernard, thesps Patricia Clarkson and Sam Rockwell and others, 10:30 a.m. Tribeca Performing Arts Center.
Solving the Mysteries: Forensics on Film. Panel discussion features forensic specialist Dr. Cyril Wecht, “Law and Order” creator Dick Wolf and Court TV exec Rosalie Muskatt, 1 p.m. Tribeca Performing Arts Center.
War on Film: The Ultimate Reality Program? Discussion on the value of war films to inform an understanding of historical events and generate dialogue, 3:30 p.m. Tribeca Performing Arts Center.
What’s So Funny? Laughter in the Movies. Director Jay Roach, screenwriter Paul Rudnick, thesp Nathan Lane and “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone discuss the shaping of American comedy, 6 p.m. Tribeca Performing Arts Center.