My gf got me into a Q&A session with the "sucker" of Sucker Punch himself, Zack Snyder. Got a pic on my facebook too. He came off as the kind of guy you'd imagine he'd be: awkward, gushing nerd, mildly modest. My question to him was the old naive "What have you learned to do when going into a studio meeting" as how he got into the business is nothing like me (or what I can ever afford). He gave a pretty standard answer but was detailed. He said that clear and concise discussion and confidence in yourself are your best friends in a spot like that. To make others feel easy giving you their money. I should mention he was very brief in an answer about directing actors (you know, the people on screen!) saying that working with good actors-like Michael Shannon-is awesome (duh) and to avoid wearing out the dialogue in rehearsals (again, duh).
The Q&A was broken up only by showing of his current demo reel which of course is leaps and bounds beyond mine and my friends. Overall pretty cool, but not exactly someone that's gonna teach you much (deliberately anyways, I came to some conclusions on my own about his methods/career) and, NO, he didn't show any Man of Steel footage.