AFI Fest: 15 Authors of Titles on THR’s List of Greatest Film Books Will Appear on Free Saturday Panel

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Fifteen authors of books that were recently chosen for The Hollywood Reporter’s list of “The 100 Greatest Film Books of All Time” will convene on a panel — which is being advertised as “the greatest gathering of its kind ever” — this Saturday afternoon in Hollywood as part of AFI Fest.

The event, which will take place inside the historic TCL Chinese Theater and will run from 4 p.m. -5:30p.m., is open to members of the public free of charge provided they reserve their tickets in advance via

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Participating in a discussion about the origins and impact of their books will be A. Scott Berg (Goldwyn: A Biography), Cameron Crowe (Conversations with Wilder), Nancy Griffin (Hit and Run: How Jon Peters and Peter Guber Took Sony for a Ride in Hollywood), Aljean Harmetz (The Making of The Wizard of Oz: Movie Magic and Studio Power in the Prime of MGM — and the Miracle of Production #1060), Leonard Maltin (Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide), Kim Masters (Hit and Run: How Jon Peters and Peter Guber Took Sony for a Ride in Hollywood), Dennis McDougal (The Last Mogul: Lew Wasserman, MCA and the Hidden History of Hollywood), James Andrew Miller (Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency), Eddie Muller (Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir), John Pierson (Spike Mike Slackers and Dykes: A Guided Tour Across a Decade of Independent American Cinema), George Stevens Jr. (Conversations With the Great Moviemakers of Hollywood’s Golden Age at the American Film Institute and Conversations at the American Film Institute With the Great Moviemakers: The Next Generation), Michael Tolkin (The Player), Christine Vachon (A Killer Life: How an Independent Film Producer Survives Deals and Disasters in Hollywood and Beyond), Mark A. Vieira (George Hurrell’s Hollywood: Glamour Portraits, 1925-1992) and Sam Wasson (The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood and Hollywood: The Oral History).

The moderator will be yours truly.

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