Insiders: Events

WEDNESDAY: American Cinematheque and Henry Jaglom pay tribute to the late producer Bert Schneider with a screening of his Oscar-winning 1974 docu “Hearts and Minds.” Aero Theater.

SATURDAY: The AFI Conservatory hosts an open house for its Master of Fine Arts film program, including screenings of student thesis films. AFI’s Mark Goodson Screening Room.

The 39th annual Annie Awards honor animated films and TV programs. UCLA’s Royce Hall.

FEB. 6-7: Jay-Z toplines two concerts at Carnegie Hall to benefit the United Way of New York City and the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation.

FEB. 8: Film Independent launches its 11th annual Directors Close Up series of weekly panel seshes. Participants include helmers Jonathan Levine, Mike Mills and Robin Swicord. Wednesdays through March 7 at West L.A.’s Landmark Theaters.

Cast members and producers of ABC’s “Cougar Town” take part in a panel sesh. Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills.

FEB. 9: The Athena Film Festival honors Julie Taymor, Dee Rees, Nekisa Cooper, Theresa Rebeck, Diablo Cody and others. Through Feb. 12 at Barnard College.

FEB. 10: William Wellman Jr. introduces the screening of a restored print of “Wings” to kick off the three-week William Wellman fest at Gotham’s Film Forum.

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