In what those snarksters at Movie City News are calling the film critic/Sony executive/sometime Harvard professor's "Latest Conflict of Interest," Elvis Mitchell has been named guest curator for this year's Los Angeles Film Festival. Hosted by IFP/LA, the same family who produce the Independent Spirt Awards, the LAFF has grown tremendously in recent years, and has been base of acquisition for some breakout films, including Kissing Jessica Stein. Mitchell will join a curation team that includes Festival Director Richard Raddon and Director of Programming Rachel Rosen. "I've been close to the Los Angeles Film Festival for some time in an unofficial capacity," Mitchell said in a statement. "I'm honored to be asked to come aboard and show some love for it above ground. The Festival's contribution to the cultural and artistic lifeblood of Los Angeles is undeniable, in no small part because it's inclusive of the entire film community in a consistent and matter-of-fact fashion."