Topanga Film Festival 2014 - Katie Dalsemer Photography

Wendie Malick and Alexander Payne

Actress Wendie Malick who currently stars in the TV comedy Hot in Cleveland had a fireside chat with director Alexander Payne whose films include, Sideways, The Descendants and Nebraska. Topics ran the gamut from age; how to delineate comedy from drama, the process of casting; the quagmire of screenwriting; the quirkiness of life in Topanga and of course wine.