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I know there have been requests to have all the panels in one topic or, even better, to have a separate timeline just for panels. (@Factotum @paulduplantis what would be your ideal filter options: new, active, interesting, by topic or ?)
I should stress that *some* of the panels have been added to the topic, Cake Panel.
I did my best to track down all of the panels from 2018 and put them all in one topic:
We can easily merge this topic with “Cake Panel,” but for now I want to keep it separate as a complete list for 2018. (Waiting for the first person to find one I missed. 😉)
A few of my favorites from 2019:
I’ve never watched any of these TV shows, but Kenny Johnson was a really interesting guest. And the questions from his fans were extremely off-the-wall (in a good way).
I asked an audience question about dealing with rejection as an actor and was blown away by the honesty of his response:
Personally, here’s my thing: I believe that things that are meant to be in life are gonna happen no matter what. So you prepare and focus for what you see, the path you wanna go on. And whether you’re paid to go on it or not, you work on that path, to get ready for the moment for when you do get hired for something. I grew up with a dad who was abusive in a lot of different ways, and there was so much putting down, me feeling like I wasn’t worth anything anyways, that when I got into the business nothing bothered me, because it didn’t feel worth than what I grew up with, that was normal to me. So I felt like I got nothing to lose. If I get told “no” 1,000 times, it doesn’t phase me, and you can tell me I’m the worst actor in the world or don’t have the look for something because I heard that for years when I was modeling in my early 20s, I went against all that, I ended up working with the biggest agencies and doing the biggest campaigns, despite all the rejections. Same with acting: I got “This guy’s horrible, he can’t act,” and I thought that they can say what they want, but always believed someone would get ME, and my energy. And I’ve been insanely blessed and lucky for the last 20, 21 years. It’s been awesome.
The TV shows he’s been in are not to my interests, but if you don't give panels a chance—including for those not in your areas of interest—you’ll miss out on a lot of great stuff like this.
Amazing audience questions for a writer-director who has been involved in some of the most popular films of the past thirty years.
A great example of the power of a moderated panel of experts.