Coffee Talks



Coffee Talks are moderated one hour conversations with top industry talent sharing war stories about their journey and their craft. They take place each morning and are always free and open to the public. Come have a seat - the coffee’s on us. 


Jeanne Tripplehorn, known for her starring roles in Basic Instinct, Waterworld, The Firm, Sliding Doors; and her five-season portrayal of Barb Henrickson on HBO’s Big Love, received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her performance as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the HBO film Grey Gardens. She will next be seen in the films Little Pink House with Catherine Keener and Gloria with Julianne Moore.


Jay Duplass is a trailblazing independent filmmaker and actor, best known for playing Josh Pfefferman in Jill Soloway’s critically acclaimed series Transparent (Amazon).

As an actor, Jay has appeared in a wide range of film projects, including Lynn Shelton’s OUTSIDE IN (which he also co-wrote and executive produced), Miguel Arteta’s BEATRIZ AT DINNER, and Gillian Robespierre’s LANDLINE. In addition to his work on Transparent, Jay has had recurring roles in Search Party (TBS) and The Mindy Project (Hulu).

Jay’s career took off back in 2005, when he and his brother Mark debuted their first micro-budget feature, THE PUFFY CHAIR, at the Sundance Film Festival. THE PUFFY CHAIR went on to win the Audience Award at the South by Southwest Film Festival and also garnered two Independent Spirit Award nominations.

Over the past decade, Jay and Mark have co-written, directed, and produced multiple independent film and television projects together, including CYRUS, BAGHEAD, JEFF, WHO LIVES AT HOME, “Togetherness” (HBO) and “Room 104” (HBO). Additional producer credits include: SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED, THE SKELETON TWINS, THE ONE I LOVE, TANGERINE, THE OVERNIGHT, and “Animals” (HBO).


Oscar®-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow, whose 1998 turn in Shakespeare In Love garnered her Best Actress honors at the Golden Globes®, Screen Actors Guild Awards®, and Academy Awards®, is also a decorated author, singer and entrepreneur. In 2011, she won an Emmy® for Guest Actress in a Comedy series for playing substitute teacher Holly Holiday on Glee, and her song, "Coming Home," from the soundtrack for Country Strong, was nominated for an Oscar® (the album went gold).

In addition, Paltrow has authored three New York Times Best Selling cookbooks, My Father's Daughter (2011), It's All Good (2013), and It's All Easy (2016)—the latter two hit #1.  She also co-wrote Spain, A Culinary Road Trip with acclaimed chef Mario Batali after their PBS documentary, Spain...on the Road Again, which was about Spanish food and culture, aired.

In 2008, Paltrow launched goop, a lifestyle brand devoted to making every choice count, where food, shopping, and mindfulness collide: In particular, goop has gained acclaim for its focus on health, wellness, and clean eating, as well as its city guides, an insider’s perspective on the very best places to eat, shop, and stay in the world’s most compelling destinations. Goop’s recent ventures include goop magazine in collaboration with Condé Nast, goop Lab, its first permanent store located in Brentwood, CA. In addition, goop has a tightly edited digital shop, a book imprint and its own product lines, including skincare, fragrances, apparel, and supplements.

Other notable film credits include Proof (for which she received a Golden Globe® nomination), Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums, Anthony Mighella's The Talented Mr. Ripley, David Fincher's Seven, the Farrelly brothers’ Shallow Hal, Alfonso Cuarón's Great Expectations, Douglas McGrath's Emma, Sliding Doors and Marvel's Iron Man franchise.


Jodie Foster, Allison Williams, Oliver Stone, Peter Farrelly, Bruce Dern, Chris Moore, and Bill Paxton.