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Monday, March 14 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
You Are Not a Publicist: Criticism vs. Advertising

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We live in an era when online critics are often swayed in their opinions by swag, trips, and favors from studio representatives. Yet the goal of a true critic is to honestly examine a film, not attempt to curry favor with a corporation. This panel will examine what it takes to stay honest in a digital world, from disclosure of sponsorships to a constant effort to remain separate from studios.


Marjorie Baumgarten

Film EditorAustin Chronicle
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Daniel Carlson

Managing EditorPajiba.comDaniel Carlson is the managing editor of Pajiba.com and a member of the Online Film Critics Society and the Houston Film Critics Society. His work has appeared in The Hollywood Reporter, Willamette Week, Houston Press, PopMatters, and more. He's still getting... Read More →
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Devin Faraci

Badass In ChiefBadass DigestDevin Faraci was born in Brooklyn, New York, where a reading of intestines revealed he was bound for greatness. Of course oracles are usually full of it, so instead he has pursued a career in movie criticism and reporting. Devin holds several bioengineering... Read More →

Todd Gilchrist

News & Features ContributorBox Office Magazine
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Neil Miller

PublisherFilm School RejectsNeil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects, a reasonably successful website about movies. He's a resident of Austin, as is evident from his beard and in-depth knowledge of the local BBQ scene.

Monday March 14, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 15

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