The 2012 Santa Barbara Film Festival’s “It Starts With The Script” happened at 11 this morning at the Lobero Theatre. The paneiists included JC Chandor (Margin Call), Jim Rash (The Descendants), Mike Mills (Beginners), Will Reiser (50/50) and Tate Taylor (The Help). IndieWire columnist Anne Thompson moderated. For the first time since I’ve attended this festival I missed it, but at least I got some photos.

(l to. r) J.C. Chandor, Will Reiser, Anne Thompson, Mike Mills, Jim Rash, Tate Taylor, Roger Durling.

SB Film Festival director Roger Durling, Descendants co-writer Jim Rash.

(l. to r.) Margin Call director-writer J.C. Chandor, 50/50 writer Will Reiser, Beginners director-writer Mike Mills.

I did attend Madelyn Hammond‘s Creative Forces: Women in the Biz panel. The panelists included Cars 2 producer Denise Ream, Beginners producer Leslie Urdang, Tree of Life producer Dede Gardner, Kung Fu Panda producer Melissa Cobb, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, star-producer of Picture Paris, a short film playing at the SB festival.