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Tuesday, March 15 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Reel Murder: From Crime Scene to Big Screen

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Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, Al Capone - their actions, as well as those of other infamous deviants, have shocked the world. They continued to fascinate millions of people when their crimes were turned into big screen Hollywood blockbusters, iconic horror movies, and cutting edge independent films. But how do these tales of depravity, tragedy, and inhumanity make their way from behind the yellow crime scene tape to your nearby multiplex or film festival? Los Angeles Times best-selling true crime author, Corey Mitchell, will moderate this panel discussion on how murder has become big business in Hollywood. The Reel Murder panel, which will be comprised of the leading voices in true crime writing, feature filmmaking, and documentary filmmaking, will guide the audience member from the crime scene to the big screen. Some topics of discussion will include: Why are certain crimes considered big screen-worthy while others are not? What are the inevitable legal pitfalls involved in turning a true crime story into a movie? How can filmmakers empathize with survivors of victims without losing the visceral impact of the story? How can filmmakers deal with protests from the morality police, as well as those genuinely troubled by the subject matter? Reel Murder: From the Crime Scene to the Big Screen will be the one panel that SXSW Film Festival-goers, industry experts and casual film fans alike, will be dying to see.

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Ami Canaan Mann

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Steve Mims

DirectorAustin Film Works
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Corey Mitchell

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Tuesday March 15, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 16AB

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