Michelle Monaghan at Savannah Film Festival

Actress Michelle Monaghan loves the elements of independent film, and she uses fear as a gauge for a project’s worthiness.

John Gatins at Savannah Film Festival

Screenwriter John Gatins’ training as an actor has served him well when he pitches story lines as a writer.

Diane Lane at Savannah Film Festival

Actress Diane Lane reflects on the start of her career as a young woman in avant garde theater and how acting is a collaborative, team sport. She received a SCAD Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award.

Gabourey Sidibe at Savannah Film Festival

Actress Gabourey Sidibe talks about being liberated by her Oscar nomination and learning from her coworkers.

Adam Shankman at Savannah Film Festival

Adam Shankman — producer, director, dancer, actor — takes about creating adaptations and being mindful of why you got into the movie business in the first place.

Jeffrey Walker at aTVfest

Director Jeffrey Walker talks about his love of television series, the increasing number of ways television is being distributed and finding creative voice through collaboration.

James Gandolfini at Savannah Film Festival

Actor James Gandolfini talks about how he got into acting, learning to prepare for scenes quickly and the importance of being flexible.

Norman Reedus at Savannah Film Festival

Actor Norman Reedus talks about working on “The Walking Dead,” a horror drama television series, and his mom’s opinion of it.

Matt Dillon at Savannah Film Festival

Actor Matt Dillon talks about being drawn to engaging characters and how actors make good storytellers because they bring characters to life.

John Goodman at Savannah Film Festival

Actor John Goodman reflects on the influence of great actors on his career.