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Friday, March 11
 

2:00pm

How to Rawk Out at SXSW Interactive
A light-hearted and informative introduction to optimizing your SXSW experience (juggling parties, panels, getting around and staying charged up) from seasoned conference veterans.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990146

Speaker
avatar for Christine Auten

Christine Auten

Interactive/V2V Festival ProducerSXSW STAFF
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Gianfranco Chicco

COOLa Red InnovaI'm a jack of all trades with a knack for creating and executing conferences all over the world (ConferenceBasics.com). I'm the COO of La Red Innova, a conference/platform for internet, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in Latin America.   I love traveling... Read More →
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Mark Couvillion

Technical Dir20x2Mark Couvillion is a user interface designer. He is also a photographer. He takes pictures. Pretty pictures. He also runs the technical aspects of 20x2. He pushes buttons and looks busy. Mark Couvillion is Joel's daddy.
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Kris Krug

N/Ai am whatever you say i am...
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Neil Petty

Musician/CopywriterNeiliyoNeiliyo (aka Neil Petty) is an Austin-based solo electronic musician. Known for his high energy shows using a laptop and Telecaster, Neiliyo has performed at various cities around the US, including on-stage appearances at Lollapalooza and Fun Fun Fun Fest... Read More →
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J Smith

jbrotherlove


Friday March 11, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Beginner's Guide to SXSW Film
How do I into the movies I want to see? How do I get to the theater on time? What panels are must-see? Rookies should come armed with questions for long-time SXSW panelists to share the best tips and tricks!
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990132

Speaker
avatar for Jette Kernion

Jette Kernion

Editor in ChiefSlackerwoodJette Kernion founded Slackerwood in 2006 to cover all aspects of the Austin film scene. The site has grown from a single-person blog to a daily news and features site with more than 10 regular contributors, and is now published by Austin Film Society.
avatar for Ingrid Kopp

Ingrid Kopp

Dir, Digital InitiativesTribeca Film InstituteDirector of Digital Initiatives at the Tribeca Film Institute where I oversee the TFI New Media Fund, TFI Interactive and the Tribeca Hacks series. Storytelling + technology + design.
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Laurent Rejto

Founder/DirWoodstock Film Festival
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Agnes Varnum

Dir of EventsThe Texas TribuneAgnes Varnum produces events for the nonprofit, nonpartisan news outlet, The Texas Tribune. She joined the Tribune after five years in marketing at the Austin Film Society. Before moving to Texas, Agnes held positions with Icarus Films, the Center for... Read More →
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David Zellner

FilmmakerKID-THING


Friday March 11, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

4:00pm

Catherine Hardwicke
From Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke comes the romantic fantasy thriller Red Riding Hood. The beautiful young Valerie is about to choose her heart’s desire when her sister is murdered by a werewolf. As the death toll rises with each moon, Valerie fears that the werewolf could be someone she loves. Red Riding Hood: Script to Screen presents the entire shooting script, concept art, and director’s notes from the film. Stop by the SX Bookstore to meet Catherine Hardwicke and get a signed copy of Red Riding Hood: Script to Screen.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00444

4:00pm

Sarah Blakely-Cartwright
Sarah Blakley-Cartwright is a recent cum laude graduate of Barnard College. She is a recipient of the 2008–2009 Mary Gordon Fiction Scholarship Award and the 2009–2010 Lenore Marshall Barnard Prize for Prose. She grew up in Los Angeles and Mexico. She now writes in New York City and Los Angeles. Despite what the book may say, she actually prefers wolves to people.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00759

4:00pm

Shiloh Fernandez
SHILOH FERNANDEZ (Peter) also stars this March in the independent film “Skateland,” which premiered in competition at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and went on to earn applause at other film festivals, including SXSW. Fernandez grew up in the small Northern California town of Ukiah and, at age 19, moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting. He first gained praise in the 2006 telefilm “Crossroads: A Story of Forgiveness.” The following year, he made his feature film debut in the indie thriller “Interstate.” Fernandez’s subsequent film credits include the drama “Red,” with Brian Cox, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival; “Gardens of the Night,” alongside John Malkovich, Jeremy Sisto and Harold Perrineau; “From Within,” opposite Thomas Dekker; “Deadgirl,” which premiered at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival; the critically acclaimed “Cadillac Records,” in which he co-starred with Adrien Brody, Beyoncé Knowles, Jeffrey Wright and Gabrielle Union; “16 to Life”; and “Happiness Runs.” On television, Fernandez starred in the “Gossip Girl” spin-off, and has had recurring and guest roles on a number of series, including “Jericho,” Showtime’s “United States of Tara,” created by Diablo Cody, “Three Rivers” and “CSI: NY.” Fernandez will be joining Catherine Hardwicke and Sarah Blakely-Cartwright at the SX bookstore.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00758

4:30pm

5:00pm

The Sexual Survival Guide For Geeks
What they say about geeks, sex, relationships and hooking up just isn't true: we ARE hot and nerdy, and when it comes to events like SXSWi we could all use a little "booty call boot camp". Anyone can read sex ed basics online, but when you're faced with real-life situations and the nuances of quirky geeks who are smarter than the average hottie, and have that irresistible OCD, you'll need to know more than how to Google a pickup line or navigate a smooth SXSWi afterparty fling. In this talk, leading sex educator Violet Blue explains: * Sexual health basics, including safer sex 101. * Exactly how to have a smooth negotiation about safer sex. * Rules and tips for geek flirting. * Do's and Don'ts of picking up on geeks. * Sex etiquette and social media. * How to have a great one-nighter and feel happy saying hi in the halls the next day. * Navigating honesty (and health issues) when someone is cheating. * Consent: saying yes and no to sex with clarity and coolness. * How to have a hot time without pissing off your hotel roommates. * Why geeks are better lovers, and how to attract a geek. * Geek-specific suggestions for seeing each other after SXSW. While heterosexually focused in scope, this presentation will be inclusive of all genders and orientations. Includes a handout of recommendations for a Geek Sexual Survival Kit.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990144

Speaker
avatar for Violet Blue

Violet Blue

Blogger/Author/JournalistViolet BlueThe London Times named Violet Blue "One of the 40 bloggers who really count" and TinyNibbles is named one of Self Magazine’s “Best Sex Resources for Women.”


Friday March 11, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD 500 E Cesar Chavez St
 
Saturday, March 12
 

9:30am

Artistic Collaborations via Skype: Turning Distance into Drama
Skype and other video conferencing tools now enable distance to become an asset (and a sexy marketing tool) rather than a deal-breaker in collaborations between artists on the other side of the world. Austin company "The Hidden Room" and London company "Look Left Look Right" are working on a cutting edge theatre project together via Skype: "You Wouldn't Know Her, She Lives in London / You Wouldn't Know Him, He Lives in Texas." Together they are finding inspiration and a solid new work model. International rehearsal demonstration included!
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990140

Speaker
avatar for Beth Burns

Beth Burns

Artistic DirThe Hidden Room TheatreThe Hidden Room is a theatrical curiosity shop. We specialize in the unexpected. Our last production, an award-winning "You Wouldn't Know Her, She Lives in London," is a groundbreaking collaboration with our UK partners Look Left Look Right, linked... Read More →
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Derek Kolluri

Artistic DirSustainable Theatre ProjectSustainable Theatre Project begins where theatre ritual and advances in environmental responsibility meet. Theatre and environmental sustainability share a common purpose: Human Progress. Our mission is to forge new traditions by creating theatre... Read More →
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Robert Matney

Web, mobile, social dev/PMPolycot Associates LLCA theater-maker, and web, internet, and mobile technology consultant.
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Mimi Poskitt

Artistic DirLook Left Look RightMimi Poskitt is the Artistic Director of London based documentary theatre company Look Left Look Right. The company initially found success with Yesterday Was a Weird Day: Reflections on July 7th, developed in the four weeks following the 7/7 bombings... Read More →
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Conor Roche

Head of Broadcast & New Media / NESTA FellowRoundhouseCurrently responsible for the creative use of new technologies at the Roundhouse, London and a NESTA Fellow as part of the Clore Leadership Programme. I am particularly interested in pursuing best use of new technologies to enable... Read More →
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Rachel Watkinson

ActorLook Left Look RightRachel Watkinson is an actress from Yorkshire, but has been based in London for over 10 years. She studied Film and Drama at Reading University before training as an actor at Arts Ed in London. After graduating, Rachel toured the country for Shakespeare In... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2011 9:30am - 10:30am
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Cinematic Titles: From Conception to Reality
This workshop takes a film title sequence to pieces and explores the different parts of the process that brought it to the big screen, from conception to realization.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990065

Speaker
avatar for Ian Cheney

Ian Cheney

Producer/DirThe City Dark
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Johnna MacArthur

ProducerEdgeworx Studios LLCJohnna MacArthur is a freelance visual effects producer. Since 2007, she has worked almost exclusively with Edgeworx Studios in both their New York and Los Angeles office. Her credits range from producing the titles and graphics for features and documentaries... Read More →
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Cassandra Del Viscio

Exec ProducerEdgeworx Studios LLCCassandra Del Viscio is the owner and Executive Producer of Edgeworx Studios, LLC., a full service production and post-production company specializing in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics. From concept to completion, the Edgeworx Studios team combines... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Mentors - Legal
There are countless legal pitfalls inherent in the world of film and video. Meet one on one with legal specialists for invaluable information to save you from costly problems in the future. Mentor session signup is open to all Film, Gold and Platinum badge holders at a first-come, first-served basis. Registrants who signed up online must check-in 30 minutes before your mentor time slot to guarantee your spot. Limited on-site signup is also available for a small number of mentor sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session. Signup for Mentor Sessions Online here - http://mentor.sxsw.com/
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990085

Speaker
avatar for Jennifer Heitler

Jennifer Heitler

Dir of MktgCosential Enterprise SoftwareJennifer Heitler began her career in the television industry producing various shows including The Roseanne Show and Biography. She then transitioned into film and managed Twentieth Century Fox's Script Clearance Department, overseeing such... Read More →
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Robert Kleinman

AttorneyKleinman Law Firm PLLCRobert Kleinman an aggressive intellectual property litigator. He has secured registered trademark and intellectual property rights for his clients in more than 50 countries; represented the seller in one of the 10 largest domain-name transactions in... Read More →
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Annie Lin

AttorneyBrave Noise LegalAnnie Lin is an attorney with Brave Noise Legal, a San Francisco-based law practice serving companies and creative professionals in entertainment, media and technology. Her background includes both dealmaking and problem-solving for enterprises in music, film... Read More →
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Stephen Monas

CEOBusiness Affairs Inc.
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George Rush

AttyLaw Offices of George M Rush
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Dan Satorius

AttySatorius Law Firm PCDan Satorius’ firm is Satorius Law Firm, PC. He has represented clients in independent film and TV for over 25 years. His clients include Academy Award, Emmy Award, Independent Spirit, SXSW, and Sundance award winners. He frequently writes and speaks about... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Motion Paintings, Visual Storytelling and Deaf Film
Visual storytelling is an essential component of what it means to be part of the Deaf culture- without it; there would be no culture. As part of this presentation, we will explore a purely visual world through the juxtaposition of film, visual language, Deaf culture and vivid imagery. We will navigate Deaf film history, media stereotypes, visual storytelling, and discuss an ongoing project that functions as a portal, transporting viewers into a world that is often experienced through a visual, Deaf-based perspective. Instead of relying solely on invisible languages encoded in audio wavelengths, we communicate using a formal system of visual and tactile signs; through physical gestures, written languages, facial expressions and body language; through nuances, subtleties and exaggerations. Our thoughts are cinematic in the fullest sense possible. They are animated; they swim through the air. We illustrate stories. We paint with our fingers. Our “motion paintings” define the Deaf experience. An anthology of short stories that identify, magnify and dissect elements of the deaf experience, “101 Things that Unite and Divide” strips Deaf culture of its otherworld-ness by introducing audiences to our motion paintings. For SXSW participants, the Deaf world will no longer be a strange, humming world of flying fingers or visual noise; it will become an accessible, vivid, pulsating world in itself, larger than life.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP7886

Speaker
avatar for Robyn Girard

Robyn Girard

Motion Designerwww.robyngirard.comRobyn Girard is a Brooklyn-based animator, filmmaker and storyteller. She received her MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons the New School for Design. Drawing from her unique cultural background, her work focuses on designing moving images to... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Straight From the Source (Code)
Join visionary director Duncan Jones and the cast of the SXSW opening night film as they navigate parallel universes, alternate realities and mind-bending explosions. Jones will be joined by cast members Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan as they answer all of your questions about the making of Source Code his highly anticipated follow up to Moon.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990127

Speaker
avatar for Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal

Source Code
avatar for Duncan Jones

Duncan Jones

Source Code
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Michelle Monaghan

Source Code
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Eric Vespe

Managing EditorAin't It Cool News


Saturday March 12, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

The Last Broadcast: Entertainment is Social - What's Next?
Once upon a time there was traditional entertainment. And there was the Internet. Traditional entertainment was aimed at pleasing the masses with neutral programming, or incendiary programming if it was a sweeps week. The Internet was shaped by the masses creating their own content – a heavy use of irony captured on shaky flip cams. Until recently, they stayed in their respective corners, occasionally duking it out over rights and ownership. As new technologies are introduced and our devices are getting smarter, more mobile, television and the Internet need to play nice. So what will come of this new allegiance? Will television and movies shift their focus to user-created content? Will LA executives check Twitalyzer before Nielsen? Will the Internet be able to maintain its Wild West ways or will content creators need to act more like Hollywood moguls with legions of lawyers and lunch meetings? And most importantly how can the rest of us take advantage of the burgeoning opportunities of this new media landscape? This panel will be a discussion of the future of new media and entertainment by top-thinkers in all affected industries, from computer chip makers to the guy selling TV’s to regular folks. Each panelist will bring real-world examples and a vision of the future of entertainment.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990105

Speaker
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Jeffrey Cole

digitalcenter.org
MF

Marcelino Ford-Livene

Intel Digital Home Group
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Brian David Johnson

Director of Future Casting, Intel Corporation   The future is Brian David Johnson's business. As a futurist at Intel Corporation his charter is to develop an actionable vision for computing in 2020. His work is called “future casting” – using ethnographic field studies... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Makers of Geek Documentaries: A Nerd’s Life
Nerd subcultures are becoming a popular subject for documentaries: they’re filled with fascinating characters, surprising behaviors and worlds that make the mundane seem exotic. And yet we all have that inner geek that can relate on some level. Documentary filmmakers tend to choose subjects because they’re fond of them. Sometimes though, in an attempt to make the films more accessible to a general audience, there’s a temptation to mock that which is unfamiliar and strange. What is the filmmaker’s responsibility to the people who have consented to allow us to explore and expose every aspect of their life, work, or play? And do they also have a responsibility not to make their films a “love letter” to the subjects? A panel of filmmakers who have focused their work on geeky subcultures will discuss the challenges and rewards of making documentaries about the untold triumphs of geekdom. They’ll discuss how they approached the material, the people, and the choices they made. And maybe we’ll even have a special guest or two.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP7750

Speaker
avatar for Negin Farsad

Negin Farsad

Dir/PrincipalVaguely Qualified ProductionsNegin Farsad has written for and appeared on various shows on Comedy Central, MTV, PBS, and IFC, among others. She is also director/producer of current feature film release Nerdcore Rising (New Video Distribution). As a standup comic she has... Read More →
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Jeanie Finlay

The Great Hip Hop HoaxJeanie Finlay is a British artist and filmmaker who is obsessed with telling other people’s stories.
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Rachel Lovinger

Assoc Content Strategy DirRazorfishRachel Lovinger is an Associate Content Strategy Director at Razorfish, where one of her extracurricular activities is to program a monthly film screening series. She shows documentaries about creativity and passion, and the sometimes wonderful... Read More →
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Jason Scott

Adjunct ArchivistInternet ArchiveComputer Historian, Documentary Filmmaker, Archivist, Preservation Activist, Man about Town, Rascal.


Saturday March 12, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Making The Magic Happen: The Art Of Producing
Far more than the traditional money person, the modern producer is at the beating heart of every film, helping it grow from idea to realization, and into the world. This panel aims to pick apart the nuts and bolts of the producer's art.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990060

Speaker
avatar for Sarah Green

Sarah Green

ProducerBrace Cove Productions
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Christy Lemire

Film CriticAP/Ebert Presents At The Movies
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Barry Mendel

Barry Mendel Productions
CV

Christine Vachon

Exec ProducerKiller Films
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Monnie Wills

ProducerThe Jacobson CompanyAfter Executive Producing a micro budget film that premiered at SxSW in 2009 and a studio film that required spending 6 months in Moscow, he still isn't sure which he prefers.


Saturday March 12, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Mentors - Programming 1
Festivals and markets are as vital as ever in today's filmmaking scene. Learn what to do - and more importantly, what not to do - when it comes to festival submissions, festival attendance, and beyond. Mentor session signup is open to all Film, Gold and Platinum badge holders at a first-come, first-served basis. Registrants who signed up online must check-in 30 minutes before your mentor time slot to guarantee your spot. Limited on-site signup is also available for a small number of mentor sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session. Signup for Mentor Sessions Online here - http://mentor.sxsw.com/
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990067

Speaker
avatar for Ben Fowlie

Ben Fowlie

Founder/DirCamden International Film FestivalBenjamin Fowlie is the founder and director of the Camden International Film Festival, a documentary festival in its seventh year that takes place each fall along the coast of Maine. The festival was recently recognized as one of the Top... Read More →
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Jane Minton

Exec DirIFP MinnesotaJane Minton is Executive Director of IFP Minnesota. IFP MN has been in operation for 24 years, with programs serving filmmakers and photographers. Programs include Education (35 classes per quarter), Youth Media, Equipment & Facilities Access, Grants, Fiscal Sponsorship... Read More →
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Phil Oppenheim

Sr Vp Of Programming Tnt And TbsTurner Entertainment Group
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Philip Oppenheim

SVP Programming, TNT & tbsTurner BroadcastingPhil Oppenheim is senior vice president of programming and scheduling for TNT and TBS. In this capacity, he is responsible for overseeing all programming, scheduling and acquisition selection strategies for the two networks. Oppenheim is... Read More →
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Mike Plante

Film Programmer/DistributorSundance/CinemadCurrently a Short Film Programmer for the Sundance Film Festival, Mike Plante has worked in programming for Sundance since 2002. He consults for Fantastic Arcade, The Loft Film Fest (Tucson), Los Angeles Film Festival, The Monterey Bay Film... Read More →
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Adam Roffman

Program DirIFFBostonThe Independent Film Festival of Boston (IFFBoston) will hold its 9th edition April 27-May 4, 2011. IFFBoston has been recognized by the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Boston Phoenix, and the Boston Society of Film Critics as the premier film festival in the Greater... Read More →
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Roxanne Sayegh

Exec DirRIDMRoxanne Sayegh was born in Montreal. She graduated in Political Sciences at McGill University. She started her professional career in Mexico with Mexican filmmaker Juan Carlos Rulfo. She later on worked for two years at Tarantula Films, a distribution company based in... Read More →
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Sky Sitney

Festival DirSilverdocsSky Sitney is the Festival Director of Silverdocs – the AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival – leading the Festival's programming, strategic development, partnerships and overall artistic vision. She joined the Festival in Fall 2005 as Director of Programming... Read More →
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Basil Tsiokos

Film Program DirNantucket Film FestivalBasil Tsiokos is a consultant for filmmakers and film festivals. He is a Documentary Programming Associate for the Sundance Film Festival, Shorts & Panel Programmer for DOC NYC, and a Documentary Programming Consultant for the Seattle International... Read More →
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Jacobine van der Vloed

Sr Coord CineMartIFFRThe International Film Festival Rotterdam focuses on independent and innovative cinema. Priding itself on being a supportive platform where both audiences and industry are invited to look ahead, the IFFR is a festival that reflects on the way in which cinema is... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Pen to Paper - Creating Conceptual Marketing Campaigns
A hands on brainstorming workshop exploring the creative process behind the 'making-of' a marketing campaign. After an introduction into the way AllCity works through the conceptual process and using a hypothetical creative brief, attendees will be invited to brainstorm and develop corresponding marketing concepts for an independent film. Attendees will learn how to interpret a creative brief and choose clear, concise ideas that will translate into a marketing campaign. The ideas will be sketched out during the session and these concepts will then be judged at the end by a Distributor (TBC). The chosen concept will then be brought to life by AllCity and displayed online later the following week.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP7033

Speaker
avatar for Charlie Loft

Charlie Loft

Creative DirAllCity MediaCharlie is the Creative Director at AllCity Media.


Saturday March 12, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

SUPER-Talented: A Conversation with James Gunn, Ellen Page and Rainn Wilson
SUPER-size the U.S. premiere of this highly-anticipated new film with an explosive conversation featuring director James Gunn (Slither), Rainn Wilson (The Office) and Ellen Page (Inception). Learn about how a short-order cook can take justice into his own hands with little more than a wrench and a sign from above. Don't steal, don't deal drugs, and don't miss your chance to hear all the inside stories of how this singular dark-comedy made it to the big screen.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990129

Speaker
DM

Drew McWeeny

Lead Film CriticHitFix
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Rainn Wilson

FounderSoulPancakeRainn Wilson is a writer and an actor. He co-created SoulPancake and his son, Walter.


Saturday March 12, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Catherine Hardwicke's Directing Workshop
Join master director Catherine Hardwicke as she brings her stories to life, from concept to camera. The acclaimed director of Thirteen, Lords of Dogtown, Twilight, and the highly anticipated new film Red Riding Hood, (screening at this years film festival), Hardwicke will share her method with an exclusive look at clips, concept drawings, storyboards and more.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990071

Speaker
JF

Jay Fernandez

Sr Film ReporterThe Hollywood Reporter
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Catherine Hardwicke

Electronic SuggestionChoosing material that is simultaneously thought-provoking and controversial, Catherine Hardwicke has cemented her place as an auteur filmmaker and as a member of an all-too small group of female directors. Hardwicke’s currently set to release RED RIDING HOOD... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Mentors - Production 1
What secrets does the producer hold, from pre-production to distribution? Learn some of the ways to perfect the relationship between "producer" and "production." Mentor session signup is open to all Film, Gold and Platinum badge holders at a first-come, first-served basis. Registrants who signed up online must check-in 30 minutes before your mentor time slot to guarantee your spot. Limited on-site signup is also available for a small number of mentor sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session. Signup for Mentor Sessions Online here - http://mentor.sxsw.com/
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990068

Speaker
avatar for Miranda Bailey

Miranda Bailey

PartnerAmbush EntertainmentMiranda Bailey is a Producer, Actress, and Documentary Film Director. She is a partner at Ambush Entertainment, a Los Angeles based production and finance company. Her upcoming producing projects include James Gunn’s Super and she can also be seen alongside... Read More →
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Michael Behrens

Filmmaker Education MgrSFFSMichael is a social justice film producer and nonprofit consultant. He programs and produces Film Arts Forums, master classes and film studies offerings for the San Francisco Film Society and San Francisco International Film Festival. He has been involved... Read More →
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Keith Calder

Exec ProducerSnoot Entertainment
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Michael Clark

Creative ExecBig Beach
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Lisa Cortes

President/ProducerCortes FilmsLisa Cortés, Producer, is a veteran of both the film and music industries. Most recently she Executive Produced the film Precious. In 2010, the film won two Academy Awards (Actress in a Supporting Role) and (Adapted Screenplay), five Independent Spirit... Read More →
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Susanne Mason

Producer/DirPassage ProductionsSusanne Mason’s documentary “Writ Writer” was broadcast nationally on the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens and received the Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association. She has served as co-producer and associate producer... Read More →
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Ngoc Nguyen

PublicistParamount PicturesA former biology studies major, Ngoc Nguyen fell into the movie industry by happenstance. Her first ever introduction to entertainment was as a volunteer for this very festival. She was eventually hired on staff at South by Southwest and also spent a few... Read More →
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Anish Savjani

ProducerfilmscienceAnish Savjani formed filmscience, an independent film production company, in November 2005. Over the last five years, he has produced ten feature films: Kelly Reichardt's MEEK'S CUTOFF, WENDY AND LUCY and OLD JOY; Joe Swanberg's ALEXANDER THE LAST, NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS... Read More →
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Lois Vossen

Sr Series ProducerIndependent LensLois Vossen is the Founding and Senior Series Producer of Independent Lens. She is responsible for curating the series and works with filmmakers on content, editorial, and broadcast issues. She scripts and directs the Independent Lens host introductions... Read More →
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Diane Weyermann

EVP, Documentary FilmsParticipant MediaAs Executive Vice President, Documentary Films, Diane Weyermann is responsible for Participant Media’s documentary films. Participant's latest documentaries include the Davis Guggenheim’s Waiting for “Superman" and Lucy Walker’s Countdown... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

New Tools for Filmmakers: Virtually Augmented 3.0 Reality
Driven by cloud computing, mobile and semantic technologies, virtual, augmented, and alternate reality, and crazy-sexy-cool search functionalities, web 3.0 is transforming the internet from a network of information to one of knowledge, services and linked data — with immersive digital content touching every aspect of our lives. Why should documentary filmmakers care about augmented and virtual reality? How can character-driven and issue-driven films leverage new creative opportunities in virtual and mobile spaces to achieve measurable impact in the world? Don't be one of those filmmakers who wish the digital revolution never happened, longing for the days of flatbeds and answer prints. At this panel, you will hear about new, interactive 3.0 doc projects from a panel of filmmakers who are considering stories as data points, subjects as avatars, real and virtual environments, 1st and 2nd life, and collaborative filmmaking "in the cloud." This is not your grandmother's once-upon-a-time.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP6658

Speaker
avatar for Danfung Dennis

Danfung Dennis

Founder / CEOCondition ONE LLCDanfung Dennis is the founder of immersive video startup Condition ONE. He is also the director of Hell And Back Again, a feature-length documentary following a US Marine from the beginning of his deployment to Afghanistan to his transition home. As a... Read More →
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Wendy Levy

Creative DirBAVCWENDY LEVY is the Creative Director at BAVC, and the Director of the MacArthur-funded Producers Institute for New Media Technologies. She develops and oversees content partnerships for BAVC's production, exhibition, and distribution programs, grants and residencies... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

The Plight of the Indie Animator
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Bill Plympton

One on One Spotlight Interview Bill Plympton Bill Plympton is an American animator, former cartoonist, director, screenwriter and producer best known for his 1987 Academy Award-nominated animated short Your Face. and his series of shorts Guard Dog, Guide Dog, Hot Dog and Horn Dog... Read More →
avatar for Bob Sabiston

Bob Sabiston

PresGet With The Program


Saturday March 12, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:10pm

Bill Plympton
Legendary cartoonist Bill Plympton will be stopping by the SX Bookstore to greet registrants and sign copies of his latest book, Independently Animated: Bill Plympton- The Life and Art of the King of Indie Animation.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00598

Saturday March 12, 2011 3:10pm - 4:10pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

A Conversation With Todd Phillips
Director Todd Phillips has forever left his mark on comedy entertainment with his own brand of films exploring, in often outrageous ways, the nature of male relationships. With films like Old School, Starsky & Hutch, School For Scoundrels, Due Date and The Hangover, the highest grossing R-rated comedy of all time, he has worked with some of today’s most innovative and acclaimed comic actors. He is currently in post-production on The Hangover Part II, which moves the action to Thailand. Phillips began his career as a documentary filmmaker, inspired by humor taken from everyday reality and the belief that the truth is often stranger than fiction. Join what promises to be a fascinating discussion with Phillips as he discusses his work, his career and what makes life so funny, with Elvis Mitchell.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990081

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Elvis Mitchell

IntervieweeKCRW FM
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Todd Phillips

GreenHat Films


Saturday March 12, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Discoveries vs. Advance Buzz: Getting Your Film Noticed at Festivals
If your film is accepted into a festival, what can you do to create buzz around your screenings to help get your film sold? Which films sell and why? The industry professionals on this panel can give constructive advice on how to market your film, generate buzz online before, during and after a festival and provide success stories from filmmakers who have been through the process. The panel will also take the audience through the following: A marketing focus - What elements help a film stand out? Should I produce marketing materials to take to a festival? How as a filmmaker can you make sure your film stands out from all the rest? A publicity focus - How can you get audiences to see your film during a festival? Should I hire a publicist? How do I generate buzz online and build a community? How do you get journalists to see your film and not another? A sales focus - How are films sold to a distributor and/or sales agent? Which films sell and which ones don’t? What do acquisitions executives look for in a film? What should I do if someone is interested in buying my film? What distribution methods are open to you?
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP8131

Speaker
avatar for Emma Griffiths

Emma Griffiths

PresEmma Griffiths PREmma Griffiths is a strategic and innovative publicity maven with over 15 years of proven experience in theatrical, unit, festival, DVD, VOD, TV, special event and industry publicity. She has managed over 100 film campaigns in their entirety during unit, theatrical... Read More →
avatar for Tiffany Pritchard

Tiffany Pritchard

Account MgrAll City Media/Tiffany Pritchard PilatesTiffany has worked in film PR and marketing for over ten years both in the US and the UK. Presently, she is account manager at the London-based AllCity Media where she manages International and UK print campaigns. Previously, she... Read More →
avatar for Mike Runagall

Mike Runagall

SVP Intl SalesPathe InternationalHave handled foreign sales for Pathé productions as well as third party titles including THE QUEEN, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, THE DESCENT, THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY and BRIGHT STAR
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Hugh Spearing

Head of MktgOptimum ReleasingHugh Spearing is Head of Marketing at Optimum Releasing, one of the UK's leading independent film distributors. Recent films include: Blue Valentine, Biutiful, Unknown, Submarine, The Last Exorcism, Four Lions, Brighton Rock and Animal Kingdom. Forthcoming... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Go Green: Save Green
Filmmakers are increasingly attending to issues related to sustainability and are "greening" their productions. While there is a lot of "green-wash" out there, there are models of sustainable production that cut through myths and uncertainties. Using "The Code of Best Practices in Sustainable Filmmaking" published in 2009 (sustainablefilmmaking.org), we will provide insight and inspiration through actual case studies to show you how going greens not only saves the environment but also saves you money.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP8382

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Meredith Bergmann

PartnerGreen Media SolutionsMeredith Bergmann is a founding partner at Green Media Solutions (GMS), a consulting firm that works with the entertainment industry to develop and implement sustainable production practices on set and behind the scenes. GMS has worked with NBC Universal... Read More →
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Larry Engel

Assoc Professor/FilmmakerAmerican University
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Lonnie Schaffer

Owner/PresStrike it GreenStrike it Green was started in New Orleans as the film industry grew and i saw the amount of waste generated by film productions. Whole sets were being destroyed, filled with useable materials for other projects in film and rebuilding. We now offer a warehouse... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Mentors - Distribution 1
Get some one-on-one face time with people who can decide if a film makes it to a theater or your local video store. Mentor session signup is open to all Film, Gold and Platinum badge holders at a first-come, first-served basis. Registrants who signed up online must check-in 30 minutes before your mentor time slot to guarantee your spot. Limited on-site signup is also available for a small number of mentor sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session. Signup for Mentor Sessions Online here - http://mentor.sxsw.com/
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990083

Speaker
avatar for Alexandre Dostie

Alexandre Dostie

Coord/ScoutTravellingAlexandre Dostie is a short film director and distributor from Quebec, Canada. Self-taught, he managed to unite his passions for words and images in many creative projects, ranging from shorts films to documentaries. In 2010, he won a creation fund provided by... Read More →
avatar for Matt Grady

Matt Grady

PresFactory 25Matt Grady is the founder of Factory 25, an independent film distribution company launched in 2009. Factory 25 is a home for conceptually provocative narratives and documentaries. Grady’s mission is to deliver specialized film and music titles in an aesthetically captivating... Read More →
avatar for Andy Green

Andy Green

Mktg DirDistrifyAndy Green is an BAFTA nominated and award winning film producer with a background in advertising. His films have won prizes at top film festivals worldwide and have sold to TV everywhere. He has worked on some of the biggest ad campaigns and won a Cannes Media Lion... Read More →
avatar for Chris Horton

Chris Horton

Dir #ArtistServicesSundance InstituteI run #ArtistServices, the creative distribution initiative of Sundance Institute.
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Samantha Pickett

Dir ProductionFocus Features
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Stephanie Trepanier

Market DirFantasia International Film FestivalStephanie founded the Frontières International Co-Production Market, within the Fantasia International Film Festival, in 2012. It is the first co-production market to focus on genre film for North-American and European film projects... Read More →
avatar for Ryan White

Ryan White

Tripod MediaWhite is the producer/director of Pelada, the award-winning documentary about a trip around the world to 25 countries told through the lens of pick-up soccer. The film premiered at SXSW in 2010 and has played in over 20 film festivals worldwide and been broadcast in 25... Read More →
avatar for Andy Whittaker

Andy Whittaker

FounderDogwoofAndy is the Founder of Dogwoof, establishing it as the only film distributor specializing in Theatrical documentary releases, exploiting all rights on all platforms, globally. Dogwoof now has a USA office as well as London, and is expanding its activities in digital... Read More →
avatar for Rob Williams

Rob Williams

VP of AcquisitionsIndomina MediaRob Williams is the V.P. of Acquisitions for Indomina Media.


Saturday March 12, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

The Art of Casting: Unraveling the Myth.
For independent filmmaking, casting is an essential part. The casting director's role can encompass pre-production, dealing with un-financed material, and helping first time directors gain knowledge about actors, acting, and the business in general.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990036

Speaker
avatar for Alexa Fogel

Alexa Fogel

ProducerThis Is Where We Live
avatar for Beth Sepko

Beth Sepko

Casting DirBeth Sepko CastingBeth has won an Emmy for casting Friday Night Lights and been nominated for four other Emmy awards. She has cast 40 films including Bernie, Sin City and A Scanner Darkly and 13 television shows including Dallas, The Lying Game and the recently transplanted... Read More →
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Cindy Tolan

Casting DirN/ACINDY TOLAN – CASTING DIRECTOR Film credits include, BLUE VALENTINE, IT’S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY, LETTERS TO JULIET, SUGAR, THE PRIVATE LIVES OF PIPPA LEE, THE DARJEELING LIMITED, THE NAMESAKE, SHERRYBABY, KINSEY, STARTING OUT IN THE EVENING, THE BALLAD OF JACK AND... Read More →
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Suzanne Weinert

PresFlatiron PicturesSuzanne Weinert began her career as the VP of Shoelace Productions participating in the development and production of over 14 narrative features and documentaries. She is the writer/producer of “Exterminators” starring Heather Graham and Jennifer Coolidge... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

4:30pm

5:00pm

Can Transmedia save the Entertainment Industry?
Everybody wants to preach about Transmedia but will it be the savior that some people promise? As a movement transmedia has attracted significant interest in publishing, advertising, interactive and film. Most major publishers now have Transmedia divisions. Most large advertising agencies are developing Transmedia campaigns for clients. Game developers were into Transmedia before most people and video games are now routinely becoming films. In the film world, the Directors Guild of America has now officially designated "Transmedia Producer" as a viable credit line. All very well. But will the investment in Transmedia reap big rewards for the Entertainment Industry? Will it stem a seemingly inevitable decline in audience and revenue? Join Daniel Lorenzetti of TransMediaMatrix and SXSW 2010 Transmedia Storytelling Presenter as he interviews prominent Film Producers about the movement and the progressive projects that are blazing a Transmedia trail across the entertainment industry.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP5749

Speaker
avatar for R Eric Lieb

R Eric Lieb

PartnerBlacklight TransmediaA writer/creator with a decade of diverse entertainment industry experience across film development and marketing, as well as comic book and new media production, Lieb is a founding partner of Blacklight Transmedia, a next-generation producer of film, video... Read More →
avatar for R. Eric Lieb

R. Eric Lieb

PartnerBlacklight TransmediaA writer/creator with a decade of diverse entertainment industry experience across film development and marketing, as well as comic book and new media production, Lieb is a founding partner of Blacklight Transmedia, a next-generation producer of film, video... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Lorenzetti

Daniel Lorenzetti

transmediamatrixDaniel Lorenzetti is a digital creative with a successful track record. He is an award winning documentary photographer - The Birth of Coffee published by Random House and writer - The Mercuri Cycle - with a diversity of projects both in development and production... Read More →
avatar for Louis Provost

Louis Provost

Creative ExecWalt Disney StudiosLouie Provost has been with Walt Disney Studios since 2007, and currently is a Creative Executive in the Motion Picture Production group. Originally from Grapevine, Texas, Louie graduated from Northwestern University and moved from Chicago to Los Angeles... Read More →
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Christian Raymond

Director of Community EducationAustin Film SocietyChristian Raymond is the Director of Community Education for the Austin Film Society and Austin Studios. His adventures in film range from writing screenplays at Walt Disney Pictures to creating digital media projects with rural youth... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

Sound for Picture: Pre-production through Post
One of the easy distinctions between films that work and films that don't is sound. Good sound is a combination of good audio practice in production and post and learning to how to think about audio from the very beginning. The panel will include a production mixer and a post-production mixer/designer to talk about esthetics of audio and everything from double system recording with DSLR's to Pro Tools templates.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP7623

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Brad Engleking

Re-Recording MixerTroublemaker Studios
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Susan Fitz-Simon

Foley ArtistSonic RoadhouseSusan Fitz-Simon has more than 14 years of film/television experience as a professional foley artist working in L.A., including 6 years at Warner Brothers on shows like Friends, That 70’s Show and Everyone Loves Raymond. She also guest lectures at both... Read More →
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Andrew Garrison

Producer/DirectorTrash DanceAndrew Garrison works in both documentary and fiction. His work has been in festivals from SXSW and Sundance to Rotterdam and Locarno, broadcast on PBS, and earned Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and AFI fellowships. His most recent film, TRASH DANCE, premiered... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

Star Wars Uncut: The Force Of Crowdsourcing
The StarWarsUncut.com team will talk about how the project rose to success and what the future holds for interactive media. Recreating an entire classic film in just nine months, they will share their inspiration, technology, crowdsourcing techniques and cultural impact of the first site for a broadband-only production to win an Emmy.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990106

Speaker
avatar for Annelise Pruitt

Annelise Pruitt

FounderAnnelise Pruitt DesignAnnelise Pruitt is a branding and user experience designer for web and mobile platforms. She also is good at telling jokes. She was a solo violinist until the age of 17 when she turned to studying culture and design.  She graduated from Johns Hopkins... Read More →
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Casey Pugh

Co-founderVHXCasey Pugh is an Emmy-winning technologist immersed in the online video industry. From 2007-2010, he helped create Vimeo.com. He then headed web development at Boxee in order to help push internet video to our TVs. In 2009, Casey created StarWarsUncut.com in his spare... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

Watching Windows: Constructing Your DIY Distribution
Historically the rule of thumb was that it should take about 7 years for a film to transition from theatrical release to free television as it slowly moved through its “windows.” Today those same windows have dramatically collapsed; they can be 7 months or even shorter. What happened and why? Is this good for independent film? Whether you’re a filmmaker, producer, sales rep, or consumer you need to understand windows. The Watching Windows panel will explore, define, and elaborate on windows as they relate to a film’s financial success and audience reach. You’ll hear from industry experts who understand filmmakers’ desires and guide them through distribution realities. The panel will discuss distribution strategies whether they be DIY or more traditional “all rights deals.” They will examine transactional VOD and free or ad-sponsored VOD and offer suggestions on how to exploit both. They will discuss efficient and effective marketing campaigns as they relate to the different windows. Collectively the panel has released over 1000 films over the last 4 years and will candidly share their experiences with the audience.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP6789

Speaker
avatar for Diana Kerekes

Diana Kerekes

VP Ent SvcsComcastDiana Wechsler Kerekes Vice President, Entertainment Services Comcast Cable Diana Kerekes is Vice President of Entertainments Services at Comcast Corporation where she oversees the daily management, delivery and strategic direction of video content as well as working... Read More →
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Dylan Marchetti

FounderVariance Films
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Michael Murphy

Exec VPGravitas VenturesMichael is the Executive Vice President at Gravitas Ventures, LLC. He is responsible for acquiring & programming more than 30 independent films and events to over 50 cable, satellite, and telco operators in N.America each month. He has negotiated numerous license... Read More →
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Cora Olson

ProducerPresent PicturesCORA OLSON founded Present Pictures with Jennifer Dubin. Their credits include THE BABYSITTERS, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and GOOD DICK, which premiered at Sundance and was subsequently self-distributed across all platforms... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St
 
Sunday, March 13
 

9:30am

Decision Trees: YouTube's New Breed Of Interactive Storytellers
YouTube's annotations tool opened up a whole new way telling stories, with the rise of interactive videos that let viewers "choose-their-own-adventure" as they navigate through the story. This panel bring together the best and most creative of YouTube's new breed of interactive storytellers to share their secrets of how they pull off these complex creations—including a walkthrough of actual viewer decision trees from their projects.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990142

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avatar for Rafi Fine

Rafi Fine

Fine Brothers ProductionsAward winning filmmakers and new media pioneers, Benny & Rafi Fine are one of the leading up and coming comedy writer/directors with over 100 million views on their videos online with their independent production company Fine Brothers Productions. The Brothers... Read More →
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Marc Hustvedt

ChillMarc is currently Head of Strategic Partnerships at Chill, a social platform for watching and sharing online videos. He's also a co-founder of Tubefilter, a leading media company tracking the business of online video.
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Rob Polonsky

Chad, Matt & Rob


Sunday March 13, 2011 9:30am - 10:30am
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Crafting the Footage: Editing Your Film
Kyle Henry’s editing credits include docs broadcast on Showtime, HBO, PBS, IFC, and Sundance Channel. Sandra Adair is Richard Linklater's long time editor/collaborator (School of Rock, Me and Orson Welles, Dazed and Confused). This workshop will take you through the craft of taking raw footage and turning it into cinema gold.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990120

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avatar for Sandra Adair

Sandra Adair

Film EditorDetourfilm ProductionSandra Adair, A.C.E. is an award winning feature film editor who resides in Austin, Texas. Adair has enjoyed an ongoing artistic collaboration with film director Richard Linklater, having edited 18 films for him over the past 20 years, including the... Read More →
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Kyle Henry

EditorNorthwestern Doc MFAKyle's feature directing debut ROOM premiered at both Sundance and Cannes' Directors' Fortnight. His follow-up anthology FOURPLAY had segments also play at Sundance and Cannes and was released in 2013. He's also a working film editor (e.g. Heather Courtney's... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Emotional-Response Cinema...Plug In And Go Deep?
The next generation of digital media interaction will use a direct emotional interface as the key new channel of communication. Extensive research and development on physiology, emotion and interaction is creating an entirely new level of engagement through technology. Driven by the desire of the movie studios to bring people back to the cinemas, investment in new media technologies such as 3D is exploding. In parallel, game manufacturers are also focusing on novel interfaces and interaction such as the Wii controller and Kinect. The fundamental business opportunity is to capitalize on this requirement for new media interfaces by providing an entirely new and different mode of interaction - individual and group emotional state controlling the content narrative. We will begin by wiring a selection of audience members up for the World Premiere of our Emotional Response Cinema project ‘Biosuite’ and then screen our short horror film ‘Unsound’. The audience arrives; We wire up a number of the audience, connected to our setup; We explain some background information on the project; Screen the film, whilst recording data from the wired-up audience members, which in turn determines the audio & visual experience; Display the results; Discuss a range of topics; The project and other variations; The genres and the various responses you could expect; The ethics; The research to date; The possible future opportunities for affective computing & moving image production.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP8337

Speaker
avatar for NG Bristow

NG Bristow

DirFilmtripI am a multi-award winning writer / director. Alongside directing high-end mainstream television my idiosyncratic short films have played in festivals all over the world. As a screenwriter (commissions include Channel 4 and UKFC) I am drawn to the slipstream where genre... Read More →
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Benjamin Knapp

Queens University, Belfast
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Ben Knapp

Queen's UniversityBen leads the Music, Sensors, and Emotion (MuSE) research group at the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC). His research at SARC focuses on the understanding and measurement of the physical gestures and emotional states of musical performers and their audience. For... Read More →
avatar for Gawain Morrison

Gawain Morrison

Company DirFilmtripOver the last 14 years Gawain has been involved in events promotion across Europe, for music, fashion, film and media. He has produced over 30 live action and animated short films and music promos, as well as teaching production as part of NI Screen's Digital Shorts... Read More →
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Miguel Perez

Queens University, Belfast


Sunday March 13, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Alamo Ritz 2 320 East 6th St

11:00am

Getting to Know the Unions and Professional Organizations
Reps from SAG; the Writers Guild of America, West and the Producers Guild of America answer questions about union contracts and organizational resources for theatrical films and new media.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP5438

Speaker
avatar for Mark Friedlander

Mark Friedlander

Natl Dir, New MediaSAGMark Friedlander is the national director of new media for Screen Actors Guild, the nation’s largest labor union representing working actors. As head of the New Media Department, he oversees all of the Guild’s new media policies, procedures and contracts... Read More →
avatar for Darrien Gipson

Darrien Gipson

Natl DirSAGIndieAn M.F.A. recipient from the Peter Stark Producer’s Program at USC, Darrien Michele Gipson was formerly the Vice President of Production for Def Pictures. There, she shepherded such films as GRIDLOCK’D and HOW TO BE A PLAYER. Darrien began her career at SAGIndie... Read More →
avatar for Tamara Krinsky

Tamara Krinsky

New Media Program MgrWriters Guild of America WestTamara is an actress, journalist, and new media producer. She is thrilled to work with the Writers Guild of America, West as their New Media Program Manager, helping the Guild to explore the world of digital content. Prior to working... Read More →
avatar for William Prescott

William Prescott

Communications ManagerSAGIndieWill Prescott is the Communications Manager for SAGIndie. Originally from Seattle, Washington, he came to Southern California to attend the Conservatory of Motion Pictures at Chapman University’s Dodge College where he earned an M.F.A. in film production... Read More →
avatar for Teresa Taylor

Teresa Taylor

ProducerVisual Imprint EntertainmentTeresa Taylor is an Emmy winning television & live event producer, originally from Austin, and a UT graduate. Although she has a diverse slate of projects, many of her projects focus on her specialty in Media Dance. Her projects include the Producers... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Mentors - Distribution 2
Get some one-on-one face time with people who can decide if a film goes theatrical, VOD or another route entirely. Mentor session signup is open to all Film, Gold and Platinum badge holders at a first-come, first-served basis. Registrants who signed up online must check-in 30 minutes before your mentor time slot to guarantee your spot. Limited on-site signup is also available for a small number of mentor sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session. Signup for Mentor Sessions Online here - http://mentor.sxsw.com/
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990171

Speaker
avatar for Adam Chapnick

Adam Chapnick

Adam Chapnick oversees Film and New Media at IndieGoGo, where he also serves as CEO of Distribber.com, a new-model flat-fee distribution service that places independent films on digital sales platforms such as iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and Cable VOD while allowing filmmakers to... Read More →
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Benjamin Cotner

Exec Dir, AcquisitionsParamount
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Richard Lorber

CEOKino Lorber Inc
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Laure Parsons

ConsultantOlarkA strategist working to make businesses and creative projects better, Laure finds innovative ways to help connect audiences, customers, experiences and products. Informed by years of experience in marketing and film distribution, she focuses on the story and how it... Read More →
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Jon Reiss

Filmmaker/AuthorHybrid Cinema
avatar for Slava Rubin

Slava Rubin

CEO/CoFounderIndiegogoSlava Rubin is CEO and co-founder of Indiegogo, the world's largest global funding platform. Indiegogo.com provides anyone with an idea — from entrepreneurial new business to creative projects to socially conscious causes -- the online tools they need to raise... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Sound Decisions: A Reality Check on Using Music in Film
Speaker
avatar for Carter Armstrong

Carter Armstrong

Warner Bros PicturesCarter Armstrong is Senior Vice President of Music for Warner Bros. Pictures. He is responsible for casting composers, building their deals and shepherding the score through the creative post-production process. Carter is also responsible for coming up with source... Read More →
avatar for Dayna Goldfine

Dayna Goldfine

Producer/DirSomething VenturedFor over twenty years, Emmy-award winning directors/producers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine have jointly created critically-acclaimed multi-character documentary narratives that braid their characters’ individual personal stories to form a larger portrait... Read More →
avatar for Seth Kaplan

Seth Kaplan

Co-OwnerEvolution Music PartnersSeth Kaplan is a partner in Evolution Music Partners, (EMP), a talent agency that represents composers and other music professionals for visual media. Kaplan established EMP in 2004 with partner Christine Russell. The company is dedicated to embracing... Read More →
avatar for Laura Karpman

Laura Karpman

Art Farm WestA composer who brings to her music feverish imagination, impeccable musicianship, complexity, versatility, unbridled joy, and fearlessness, Laura Karpman is, in the words of George Manahan, music director of New York City Opera, "a rare combination of heart and groin... Read More →
avatar for Doreen Ringer-Ross

Doreen Ringer-Ross

VP Film & TV RelsBMIAs Vice President, Film/TV Relations for BMI, Doreen Ringer Ross oversees all activity from the Los Angeles based department serving film and television composers. Prior to BMI, Ringer Ross held artist development positions at A&M Records, ABC Records and MCA Records... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Transmedia Storytelling: Constructing Compelling Characters and Narrative Threads
Transmedia storytelling is increasingly being seen as the future of entertainment. A film is no longer just a film; its narrative extends to games, books, online documents, Internet videos, mobile applications, and beyond. But at the foundation of these new storytelling methods are certain narrative traditions that have held up over the centuries. Without a clear understanding of these structures and methods of character development, a narrative will struggle to survive. We must, therefore, look beyond the Matrix, going back instead to the Greeks, whose myths provide some of the first examples of genuine transmedia. These ancient tales crisscrossed through a complex web of drama, poetry, ritual, role playing, and oral recitation, utilizing archetypes that are still the foundation of stories today. In this panel, I will address key archetypes and plot formations found repeatedly in both historical narratives as well as recent successful transmedia franchises. I will discuss how to asses an audience, then strategically choose specific plot lines and characters for specific mediums based on those audience segments. We will look at: 1. Making sure your narrative has a solid premise on which to build – without a foundation you cannot lay bricks. 2. Key characteristics of appeal characters – how to have bad heroes and good villains 3. How to structure the story in an appropriate narrative thread 4. Choosing mediums and messages Spoken of here, transmedia narratives are not adaptations; they are extensions, networks composed not as afterthoughts to an “original” creative work, but conceived instead in conjunction with them, with thought given to the story, the medium, the audience, and how these elements relate to a cohesive fictional world.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990108

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avatar for Barbara Vance

Barbara Vance

Copperplate PublishingBarbara Vance is a published poet and illustrator whose award-nominated children’s poetry collection, Suzie Bitner Was Afraid of the Drain, was released in April 2010. After earning bachelors and Masters degrees in Western Literature, Barbara worked in advertising... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

A Conversation with Paul Reubens
Paul Reubens is best known for his character, Pee-wee Herman, which he created while a member of the famed Los Angeles improv group, The Groundlings. From its premiere in 1981, the stage production of The Pee-wee Herman Show quickly gained a national audience when it was broadcast by HBO. In 1985, Reubens co-wrote the hit film, Pee-wee's Big Adventure. He went on to create, co-write and co-direct Pee-wee’s Playhouse on CBS. The series earned 22 Emmy Awards over its five seasons. Recently, The Pee-wee Herman Show completed an acclaimed run on Broadway and was filmed, once again, for HBO. Join us as Paul discusses his remarkable body of work and the upcoming HBO special broadcast of 'The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway'. We can't wait, and hope you can't either!
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990124

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Paul Reubens

The Pee-Wee Herman ShowPaul Reubens is best known for his character, Pee-wee Herman, which he created while a member of the famed Los Angeles improv group, The Groundlings. From its premiere in 1981, the stage production of The Pee-wee Herman Show quickly gained a national audience... Read More →
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Mike Sampson

Editor-in-ChiefJoBlo.com


Sunday March 13, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Evolving Cinematic Storytelling to Span Multiple Screens
Marshall McLuhan’s famous adage, “the medium is the message,” is as true as ever, with evolving technologies — Web video, DSLR cameras, smart phones, smart TVs, and tablets — affecting the way in which filmed media is created and distributed. However, filmmakers are more often than not still bound by old paradigms — the feature film, the hour-long TV drama, the short — which struggle to fit into (and be sustainable within) a rapidly evolving media ecosystem. We will explore the creative opportunities for filmmakers to expand the language of their filmmaking beyond the comfortable and familiar boundaries of old formats, and investigate how a filmmaker’s vision can scale to create experiences beyond the theater and beyond the television. This talk asks the question, is it possible to create holistic cinematic experiences that span the many screens in our lives? What new messages will be enabled by today's new mediums?
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP6433

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Jason Brush

EVP CreativePOSSIBLEJason Brush is Executive Vice President of Creative & UX at POSSIBLE, WPP’s largest digital agency, where he oversees Creative and User Experience Design in the agency’s Los Angeles branch, and User Experience Design globally. His work has won the Cannes Lions... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Mentors - Press/Bloggers
As a filmmaker, the press can be your best friend or your worst nightmare. Learn how to make nice. Or, if you're an aspiring journalist, learn how to make a living. Mentor session signup is open to all Film, Gold and Platinum badge holders at a first-come, first-served basis. Registrants who signed up online must check-in 30 minutes before your mentor time slot to guarantee your spot. Limited on-site signup is also available for a small number of mentor sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session. Signup for Mentor Sessions Online here - http://mentor.sxsw.com/
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990084

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Brad Blanks

Reporterbradblanks.comBrad entered the broadcasting world the old fashioned way....he told a New York radio station that he should be on their morning show because he lived next door to the Beach Volleyball courts on Bondi Beach during the Sydney Olympics. They asked him if he had... Read More →
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Peter Hall

Assoc EditorCinematical
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Sandy Mandelberger

Founding MgrInternational Media Resources
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Jigar Mehta

Media Innovation Strategist18 Days In EgyptJigar Mehta is a digital entrepreneur, documentary filmmaker and journalist. Prior to joining Matter, he co-founded Groupstream, a collaborative storytelling platform that harnesses the power of a group’s social media. It is a startup that... Read More →
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Luke Mullen

Weyland-Yutani
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Gerald Peary

Film CriticThe Arts FuseGerald Peary is a long-time film critic, mainly for the late Boston Phoenix, who also directed the feature documentary, For the Love of Movies: the Story of American Film Criticism, and acted in the film, Computer Chess. Currently, he programs the Boston University... Read More →
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Roger Erik Tinch

Online & Digital MediaAlamo Drafthouse CinemaOnline and digital media for @drafthouse, @drafthousefilms and @badassdigest. Curator of @reelizer. Member of #VegasTech.


Sunday March 13, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Putting It Together: The Film Financing Equation
Film schools and books on film producing rarely explain the delicate balance of elements which are required to launch a film. How do you find the money? Where do you start? What do you do when adversity strikes? Who is there to help you? How can you get them to help? Whether the budget is $2 million or $20 million the basic steps are generally the same.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990131

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Aaron Kaufman

Troublemaker Studios
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John Sloss

Founder of Cinetic, LawCo, FilmBuffCinetic MediaJohn Sloss is the founder of Cinetic Media and a co-founder of FilmBuff. He is the founder of and a partner in the entertainment law firm Sloss Eckhouse LawCo LLP. He co-founded Producers Distribution Agency, the theatrical distributor... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Unexpected non-fiction storytelling (with Ze Frank, the NFB and IDFA DocLab)
IDFA's DocLab presents some of the most innovative web projects and interactive documentaries in internet media production. Learn from some representatives of IDFA and the experts of the genre.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990063

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Ze Frank

EVP of VideoBuzzFeedInternet legend Ze Frank joined BuzzFeed in September 2012 as the Executive Vice President of Video where he is focused on finding new formats in social video. A web pioneer since 2001, Mr. Frank is known for creating viral projects like "Earth Sandwich," "Young... Read More →
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Rob McLaughlin

National Film Board of CanadaRob is currently heading digital and interactive content production and strategy for the English Program at the National Film Board of Canada. His work has been awarded dozens of major international and national honours including the 2010 Webby Award for... Read More →
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Caspar Sonnen

New Media CoordinatorIDFA DocLabCaspar Sonnen is a Dutch festival organizer and new media curator, specialized in interactive non-fiction storytelling and other forms of digital art that push the boundaries of traditional (documentary) cinema.
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Hugues Sweeney

National Film Board of Canada


Sunday March 13, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Branded Documentary: A Case Study, Concept to Cannes
Marketers and filmmakers take note: branded film content is on the rise. As consumers sidestep traditional advertising, brands must connect with them in new ways. Many have begun to purvey magnetic content of their own -- often by telling real stories about the lives they change. Some of their richest content and biggest successes are coming from their work with documentary filmmakers, who are finding a new sustainability of their own through this meaningful commissioned work. But how do these projects happen? How is branded content best leveraged? And does it actually deliver? A Fortune 100 company recently commissioned Flow Nonfiction to create a branded documentary film surrounding a partnership with a non-profit; the concrete results for the brand were stunning. This panel's case study illuminates the trend, with a 360 view from the stakeholders and collaborators who made it happen, and a discussion of best practices for all players in this cresting niche.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP8352

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Rebecca Dickson

Exec VPDeVries Public RelationsRebecca oversees the Home & Lifestyle division at DeVries PR that represents a collection of brands, including P&G’s Fabric Care portfolio, Gallo’s wine and spirits portfolio, Pepperidge Farm and Sam Adams. With more than sixteen years in the industry... Read More →
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Matthew Krehbiel

Asst Brand MgrProcter and GambleMatthew is passionate about building lasting relationships between consumers and the brands they buy. At Procter and Gamble, Matthew has responsibility for building long-term vision that integrates the brand’s strategic positioning with an ever evolving... Read More →
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David Modigliani

Co Founder & Creative DirFlow NonfictionTexas Monthly recently named David Modigliani one of the "next great Texas directors." In 2009, he co-founded branded documentary powerhouse Flow Nonfiction. David's feature-length documentary, Crawford, about the tiny Texas town George Bush... Read More →
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Lisa Pearson

Chief Marketing OfficerBazaarvoiceAs CMO of Bazaarvoice, Lisa Pearson understands the value of word of mouth. The company hosts consumer conversations across thousands sites every day – real people’s opinions that boost sales and improve products. Conversations like these are... Read More →
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Nikolas Traxler

Sr Content ProducerY&R NYNik Traxler is a Senior Content Producer at Y&R New York brought on board in the fall of 2010 specifically to oversee all integrated projects for Y&R clients while also helping train producers across platform. Alongside producing content for Y&R clients, Nik... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

I Thought We Were Friends! Business In Film
Lawyers, tax specialists and producers give straight dope about what the most common legal and accounting mistakes are when setting up an indie film -- war stories about partnerships gone awry, tax credits unclaimed, screwy clearances holding up a sale. Focus is on different kinds of financial partnerships and basic deals for back-end and participation, secondary focus is on Horror Story anecdotes.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP5518

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avatar for Alicia Van Couvering

Alicia Van Couvering

ProducerChampion FilmsAlicia Van Couvering's first film as a producer, TINY FURNITURE, won the Narrative Jury Prize at the SXSW Film Festival in 2010 as well as accolades from the Independent Spirit Awards, Gotham Awards, New York Film Critics Awards and many more; it was released... Read More →
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Alicia Couvering

ProducerChampion FilmsAlicia's first film as a producer, Lena Dunham's TINY FURNITURE, won the Narrative Jury Prize at SXSW in 2010 and was released by IFC Films. Her production credits include Todd Solondz's LIFE DURING WARTIME and PALINDROMES; JUNEBUG with Amy Adams; PRECIOUS, OLD... Read More →
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Sophia Lin

N/ASophia Lin has worked in independent film for over fifteen years, on such films as “Buffalo ‘66” and “All the Real Girls.” She co-produced Craig Zobel’s acclaimed debut “Great World of Sound,” and was chosen as a fellow for Sundance Institute’s Creative Producer... Read More →
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Andre Des Rochers

PartnerGray Krauss Des Rochers LLP
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Craig Zobel

DirBad Cop Bad CopCraig’s debut feature GREAT WORLD OF SOUND, premiered at Sundance and SXSW in 2007. It was awarded the Breakthrough Director award at the 2008 Gotham Awards, and was nominated for Best First Film and Best Supporting Actor in the 2008 Independent Spirit Awards... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Mentors - Publicity
Do you need a publicist? Maybe so, and maybe no. Come get some hands-on information about the modern role of the PR person, and how that impacts filmmakers today. Mentor session signup is open to all Film, Gold and Platinum badge holders at a first-come, first-served basis. Registrants who signed up online must check-in 30 minutes before your mentor time slot to guarantee your spot. Limited on-site signup is also available for a small number of mentor sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session. Signup for Mentor Sessions Online here - http://mentor.sxsw.com/
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990082

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Steven Beeman

Falco Ink
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Aaron Bramley

Exec DirLights Camera HelpI am a communicator and a collaborator with expertise in video, social media, public relations, marketing communications, media relations, crisis communications, nonprofits, fundraising and learning new things.
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Tom Cunha

PartnerBrigade
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Jim Dobson

OwnerIndie PRJim Dobson has been one of the leading entertainment publicists in the U.S. for over 30 years, implementing campaigns for countless feature films in both production and release as well as personalities.
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Lewis Kay

COO/EVP of EntPMK*BNCAs Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Lewis Kay oversees the day to day operations of the Entertainment division of the influential entertainment communications, marketing and consulting agency PMK*BNC. During his 15-year tenure since arriving... Read More →
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Marian Koltai

Exec VPPMKBNC
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Ngoc Nguyen

PublicistParamount PicturesA former biology studies major, Ngoc Nguyen fell into the movie industry by happenstance. Her first ever introduction to entertainment was as a volunteer for this very festival. She was eventually hired on staff at South by Southwest and also spent a few... Read More →
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Charlie Olsky

Film PublicistSusan Norget Film Promotion
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Rene Ridinger

VP, EntMPRM Communications
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Cynthia Swartz

PresStrategy PR/Consulting


Sunday March 13, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Your Baby Is Ugly: Evaluating Your Film Honestly
This workshop will show you how to critique your film from an unbiased viewpoint just like reviewers and audiences. We will explore the obstacles that filmmakers encounter when developing scripts, selecting the cast and producing their films. Often filmmakers are blinded because they're too close. This workshop will help you step back to reality.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP6086

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Nic Baisley

FilmSnobbery
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Nicholas Baisley

Editor/Exec ProducerFilmSnobberyFilmSnobbery.com shines a spotlight on independent filmmakers and their projects, and gives exposure to great films that would otherwise be ignored by the mainstream media. FilmSnobbery Live! is a web broadcast live interview show that takes an in depth... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Creating Social Action Plans For Films
If you have a movie that’s trying to save the world (in the simplest of terms), you’ve probably thought of doing something good with audience’s in-theater buzz. Maybe partner with a nonprofit, make a discussion guide, or get some PSAs out there. But how do you create something bigger that really moves the needle? Join Participant Media, the production company that creates campaigns for social change for each of their a award-winning movies (think 'Waiting for ‘Superman’ ‘Food, Inc.’and ‘Good Night and Good Luck’), and bring your big ideas to workshop.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990158

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avatar for Carolyn Sams

Carolyn Sams

Account Mgr for Participant MediaParticipant Media/TakePartCarolyn Sams serves as the Account Manager for all of Participant’s online film campaigns, working in close collaboration with the company’s Social Action and Marketing teams. Additionally, she oversees production of short... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Hollywood Lessons: What Film School Didn't Teach Me
The film industry can be a difficult business to navigate, you can go to film school to prepare for it, but how far does that go? Hear from a number of recent graduates of various schools who are making a living within the industry about how different life in the industry is from life in film school. Panelists will describe where their education left off and what they've had to learn the hard way. We’ll be looking at how to make the transition from the world of academia to the film world. Discussion will include the place of short films to making your first feature (micro or indie budget) and realistic goals for those films. We’ll talk about how panelist’s goals have changed over the years in light of lessons learned and changing perspectives on the industry. The panel will include reflections on life decisions, and what they wish they knew at various stages in their careers, for instance, before they went to film school and before moving to NY/LA. This is a focus on the points of entry into the business side of the industry, including a general overview and a look into the role of agencies, festivals and networking.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP5945

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Jennifer Cochis

ProducerFront Porch Films
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John Lang

ExecRough & Tumble FilmsAn executive with Rough & Tumble Films in Los Angeles, John has a diverse background with in the film industry. His experiences include time spent working for production companies, sales agents, film festivals, and in production. Before moving to LA, John lived... Read More →
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Deborah McIntosh

AgentWME EntertainmentWME Global agent Deborah McIntosh has helped structure the financing and arrange North American distribution for some of the most successful independent films of the past year. As part of her work in WME, she develops financing packages for production companies... Read More →
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Jared Mercier

Freelance ProductionN/AJared Scott Mercier attended ASU early in the 00’s. There was no film school there at the time so he and a few friends started a club and got a film degree program created. While in school he wrote and directed several shorts as well as the feature Madison... Read More →
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Michael Mohan

DirEx-SexMichael Mohan makes films of all shapes and sizes. His first feature film ONE TOO MANY MORNINGS, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010. He has directed music videos for artists including Fitz and the Tantrums, Sea Wolf and Minus the Bear. He is currently working... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Inside Sony’s F3: Affordable 35mm PL Mount Camcorder
Meet and greet (though Sony’s Mike DesRoches) the new PMW-F3 Super 35mm camcorder. This game-changing camera couples 35mm DOF with the fact that it’s a camcorder (no need for endless accessories for capturing audio, timecode, etc). Between its PL and EX mount choices, 10-bit RGB out option, proven post workflows via on-board SxS recording or external capture/record from the uncompressed outputs, this camera will no doubt have a major impact on the digital cinema production world and beyond. Come see what it’s about, and/or visit it in the Omega booth during the tradeshow.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990128

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Mike DesRoches

Sr Sales Support EngineerSony Electronics Inc


Sunday March 13, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Mentors - Filmmakers 1
Every filmmaker has a story to tell. Get advice, or share those stories with experienced filmmakers. Mentor session signup is open to all Film, Gold and Platinum badge holders at a first-come, first-served basis. Registrants who signed up online must check-in 30 minutes before your mentor time slot to guarantee your spot. Limited on-site signup is also available for a small number of mentor sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session. Signup for Mentor Sessions Online here - http://mentor.sxsw.com/
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990086

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avatar for Robert Byington

Robert Byington

PresHarmony
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Mesh Flinders

Jumping Rock FilmsMesh Flinders is the co-creator of the web series LONELYGIRL15. His most recent short film FURTHER LANE played at many national and international film festivals and was recently nominated for the Grand Prix at Super Shorts London 2010. He has received numerous fellowships... Read More →
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Bobby Miller

DirNew Field PicturesBobby Miller is a writer/director whose recent short film, "TUB" screened at Sundance, SXSW and Cannes. He's a 2009 graduate of Columbia University's MFA film program and over the last few years has created 2 Webby Award winning variety shows for Next New Networks... Read More →
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Roberta Munroe

PresRoberta Munroe Film ConsultingRoberta Munroe is an author, writer/director, producer and head of her Los Angeles based film consulting company at www.robertamunroe.com. A former Sundance short film programmer (2002-2006), Roberta's book How Not To Make A Short Film: Secrets From... Read More →
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Bob Ray

FilmmakerCrashCam FilmsWith three critically acclaimed features under his belt (the stoner-comedy Rock Opera (SXSW ‘99), the modern era roller derby doc Hell on Wheels (SXSW ‘07) and his newest flick, the critically acclaimed and crazy-funny, touching and wildly out-there documentary... Read More →
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Bill Ross

Tchoupitoulas
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Jacob Vaughan

"The Good Neighbor"Jacob VaughanJacob lives and works in LA. He is currently working on the new Duplass Brothers film, JEFF WHO LIVES AT HOME.


Sunday March 13, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Nonprofit Group Meet Up Hosted by Convio
Looking for like-minded, nonprofit professionals like yourself? Then come to the Meet Up just for nonprofits and meet some new friends over snacks! And, for a chance the win one of three Apple gift cards, just bring your business card to enter!
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00491

Sunday March 13, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Day Stage Cafe Austin Convention Center 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Of Fanboys & Fidelity - Adapting Comics For Broad Audiences
As the film industry digs deep into the world of comics and graphic novels for source material, how do writers, directors and producers assess the best way to get it to the screen to entice fanpeople and newbies alike? For some of the indie, more idiosyncratic books, how do you retain that uniqueness while broadening access to it? Director/writer/producer Robert Rodriguez (“Frank Miller’s Sin City”) and comics creator/writer Greg Rucka (“Whiteout”) will discuss the challenges and pleasures in going from panel to screen.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP8319

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avatar for Howard Gertler

Howard Gertler

Feature film & Media ProducerHoward GertlerProducing credits include Bobcat Goldthwait’s World’s Greatest Dad, starring Robin Williams, which premiered at Sundance and was released by Magnolia in August ’09. Along with Tim Perell at Process (where Gertler was head of production... Read More →
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Robert Rodriguez

FounderEl Rey Network
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Greg Rucka

Nervous Habit IncGreg Rucka is the award-winning author of over a dozen novels and several hundred comic books. His latest novel, The Last Run, was published by Bantam in 2010, and he is at work on his next book, Alpha, to be published by Mulholland Books in 2012. His graphic novel... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD 500 E Cesar Chavez St

4:30pm

5:00pm

From the Sausage Factory: Inside the Film Press
Bismarck said "People who like laws and sausages shouldn't like either being made." So it is with film journalism and criticism in our modern age -- whether in newspapers struggling to adapt to seemingly declining readership or on-line outlets struggling to adapt to seemingly declining I.Q.'s. 'Inside the Sausage Factory' will have professionals sharing their worst-case scenarios stories of covering the world of film -- what they can't seem to interest superiors in, what they can't seem to interest audiences in, the tragedy of the listicle and the triumph of a well-done piece, the depression of the 'Comments" section and the elation of getting it right. 'Inside the Sausage Factory' will present a broad spectrum of professional experience -- Newspaper journalists, Alt-weekly staff, hustling freelancers, personality-driven iconoclasts -- to look at precisely how wildly differing film coverage is fragmenting in the modern world, and at what challenges all professional film writers face regardless of outlet or audience.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP5528

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avatar for Jordan Hoffman

Jordan Hoffman

Movies EditorUGO EntertainmentHi! I'm the Movies Editor of UGO, Hearst Corp's digital property for the 18-34 yr old male demographic. I've made 2 independent films, been awarded the Ultimate Film Fanatic trophy of the NorthEast by IFC and I've blogged reviews of every single Star... Read More →
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Shawn Levy

Film CriticThe Oregonian
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James Rocchi

Critic/ColumnistMSN Movies
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Jen Yamato

ReporterDeadline HollywoodJen Yamato is a reporter for Deadline Hollywood. Prior to joining Deadline she was Executive Editor at Movieline and Senior Editor at Rotten Tomatoes. She has also served as Film Critic for Movies.com and contributed to numerous online film publications including... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

Indie Success: What is it? Who's Got It?
What can we deduce from last year's indie films that premiered in festivals, then went on to do decent theatrical box office (CITY ISLAND, EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP, WINTER'S BONE)? What can be said about the miscalculated flops? Are there lessons to be learned from modest breakouts like GASLAND and TINY FURNITURE, success stories that can't be judged by mere ticket sales? In these economically unstable yet creatively exciting times, are there quantifiable new definitions for success? (LEVEL: Advanced)
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP5517

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avatar for Matt Dentler

Matt Dentler

Head of ContentCinetic Rights Management/FilmBuffMatt Dentler is the Head of Content for Cinetic Rights Management, a New York company that distributes video across digital platforms through its label FilmBuff. Prior to that, Dentler spent five years as the Producer of the SXSW Film... Read More →
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Morgan Fox

OwnerSawed-Off Collaboratory Productions
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Morgan Jon Fox

Filmmaker/ProducerSawed-Off Collaboratory ProductionsNamed “One of the top 25 new faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine, Morgan Jon Fox is a Memphis-based filmmaker/producer who has gained his footing in the indie film scene writing, producing, directing, and editing... Read More →
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Aaron Hillis

Critic-Programmer-ConsultantVideo Free BrooklynAaron Hillis is a NYC-based film critic who has written for The Village Voice, Time Out NY, LA Weekly, Variety, Indiewire, Filmmaker, MovieMaker, GreenCine Daily, Premiere and Spin. He is the former curator of the reRun Gastropub Theater... Read More →
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Scott Macaulay

EditorFilmmaker Magazine
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Mike Ryan

WriterHammerToNail.com


Sunday March 13, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

Live Digital Streaming: The Split Screen Experience
Potential viewers and fans of live event television programs like the "American Music Awards" are surrounded by computers, mobile technology and 'alternative' entertainment. In order to keep viewers engaged on your programming you need to take the content live with online companion coverage where people can directly and immediately interact, stay put, and tune-in to a TV show or special. Important factors like innovation, creative programming, talent interaction, and social media applications drive viewers to tune in while interact online. This is what is now being called the "split screen experience." For example: In 2009, dick clark productions and Ustream set not only digital viewing records with the American Music Awards pre-telecast and red carpet specials, but traditional broadcast ratings were up year-to-year again showing an important correlation. The American Music Awards red carpet pre-show garnered 3.5MM live viewers, 2.3MM uniques and established a record for the most-watched live digital red carpet event. Topics for discussion to include: Companion coverage; Audience viewing patterns; Live digital streaming with major network TV shows; Roles of social media; Technical aspects of producing live streams; Organic marketing and engagement; Creative ways to leverage the online coverage to generate revenue; Incorporating sponsors and brands into digital programming; Live interaction via social media applications.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990109

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Brandee Barker

BB ConsultingBrandee Barker is an independent consultant who builds global brands through strategic communications and social media programs. Having spent nearly 20 years in the tech industry, her passion is guiding founders, executives and their teams through the crucial stages of... Read More →
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Ariel Elazar

VP Digital Distributiondick clark productionsAriel Elazar, VP of Digital Distribution and Brand Licensing, dick clark productions, inc. In his role, Elazar oversees the development of Digital Media and Brand Licensing strategies and revenue initiatives. He is also responsible for... Read More →
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Jeff Varnell

EVP, Business DevLivestream.com


Sunday March 13, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

The Making of IT'S ABOUT YOU, A Super 8 Documentary
This panel will take an intimate look at the creative elements, technology, equipment, workflows and obstacles that needed to be addressed to shoot a full length feature documentary on Super 8 film. Filmmakers Kurt and Ian Markus will intimately and candidly talk about the making of the film and take Q&A from the audience. Phil Vigeant will talk about the role his lab and transfer facility played, in order for the filmmakers to achieve their creative vision on Super 8 film.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990125

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Kurt Markus

Filmmaker/PhotographerIt's About YouInternationally acclaimed photographer Kurt Markus is at home on a fashion shoot as he is on location off the beaten track anywhere in the world. Kurt seamlessly applies his unique aesthetic to a breadth of work that spans the gamut of subject... Read More →
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Ian Markus

FilmmakerIt's About YouIan Markus was raised in Montana, surrounded by art and photography. He spent his early days taking photographs and assisting his father, Kurt Markus, on assignment for major magazines. He was mentored by photographers and family friends, especially his godfather... Read More →
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Rhonda Vigeant

VPPro8mmAs Vice President of Pro8mm in Burbank, CA, my primary responsibilities are to direct and coordinate the marketing efforts of the company in order to promote the amazing potential of the Super 8 film format. We have recently launched a successful series of workshops, boot... Read More →
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Philip Vigeant

President & CEOPro8mm
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Phil Vigeant

Pres/CEOPro8mmPhil Vigeant has centered his professional career pushing Super 8 to its max potential. Among his numerous accomplishments, he is best known for inventing hybrid products such as Super 8 negative film, 16x9 camera gate modifications and crystal sync sound for the professional... Read More →


Sunday March 13, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

6:00pm

Comedy Death-Ray Radio with Scott Aukerman - Live Podcast Taping
Scott Aukerman ("Mr. Show," Producer of "Between Two Ferns") hosts a live taping of his hit iTunes podcast. A playful mix of songs, characters & games with surprise special guests.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00352

Sunday March 13, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Esther's Follies 525 E 6th St

8:00pm

Comedy Showcase: Dark, Bitter and Sweet (early)
Join us for a heady blend of comedy intended for those with a seasoned palate. Because milk chocolate is for kids.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00362

Sunday March 13, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Esther's Follies 525 E 6th St

10:30pm

Comedy Showcase: Dark, Bitter and Sweet (late)
Join us for a heady blend of comedy intended for those with a seasoned palate. Because milk chocolate is for kids.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00364

Sunday March 13, 2011 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Esther's Follies 525 E 6th St
 
Monday, March 14
 

9:30am

Neither Moguls nor Pirates: Grey Area Music Distribution
The debate surrounding music piracy versus the so-called collapse of the music industry has largely been bipolar, and yet so many other processes of music distribution have been developing. From online “sharity” communities that digitize obscure vinyl never released in digital format (a network of cultural preservation, one could argue), all the way to netlabels that could not care less about making money out of their releases, as well as “grime” networks made up of bedroom musicians constantly remixing each other, there is a vast wealth of possibilities driving music in the digital world. This panel will present key examples emerging from this “grey area”, and discuss future scenarios for music production and consumption that stand proudly outside the bipolar box.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990143

Speaker
avatar for Heitor Alvelos

Heitor Alvelos

ProfessorUPTEC - University of Porto's Science and Technology ParkPhD in Media Culture (Royal College of Art, London, 2003). MFA in Visual Communication (School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1992). Heitor is currently Professor of Design and New Media at the University of Porto... Read More →
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Patricia Aufderheide

ProfessorDocumentary.orgPatricia Aufderheide is University Professor in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C. and co-director of the Center for Social Media there. She is the co-author with Peter Jaszi of Reclaiming Fair Use: How to Put Balance Back... Read More →
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Jeff Ferrell

Professor/WriterUniversity of KentJeff Ferrell is a writer whose books include Crimes of Style, Tearing Down the Streets, and Empire of Scrounge.
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Sam Howard-Spink

Assist/ProfessorNYUSam Howard-Spink is Clinical Assistant Professor of Music Business in NYU Steinhardt's Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions. His research interests include the political economy of international music industries and emerging network and hybrid business... Read More →
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Alex Seago

Chair, Humanities, Social SciencesRichmond UniversityWith an interdisciplinary academic background in American Studies, Cultural History & Cultural Studies, Dr. Seago has taught for a wide variety of American and British universities and colleges, including the University of Kansas... Read More →


Monday March 14, 2011 9:30am - 10:30am
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Can P2P Save Filmmaking?
There is a lot of talk about what the Internet (and P2P in particular) means for the future of filmmaking. A story that often goes untold is the empowerment provided by the Internet to indie filmmakers. According to Ted Hope, producer of 21 Grams and Adventureland, just four percent of the independent films made in the U.S. annually get traditional distribution. The Internet has created opportunities for filmmakers who are interested in making quality entertainment for large audiences outside the traditional media business model. At a time when the Internet has essentially driven media distribution costs to zero, distributed networks like BitTorrent provide an effective and flexible way for filmmakers to distribute their content. Moreover, it allows filmmakers to tap into online communities and reach millions of people who might otherwise be inaccessible. These communities are powerful and provide intrinsic value for an indie filmmaker trying to build a fan base. Increasingly we are witnessing creative new approaches where making money from rich media will not rely so heavily on holding media under lock and key. Filmmakers are developing business models that address the digital native generation with a coherent and authentic proposition that takes advantage of all the strengths of the Internet.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP6701

Speaker
SG

Shahi Ghanem

BitTorrent Inc
avatar for Jamie King

Jamie King

FounderVODOJamie King is Founder & CEO of VO.DO, producer/director of the Steal This Film series (www.stealthisfilm.com) and Media Evangelist at BitTorrent Inc. Well-known for its pioneering release through 'pirate' sites using the BitTorrent protocol, Steal This Film (2006,2008,2009... Read More →
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Michael Masnick

President and CEOTechdirt/Floor64
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Ray Privett

FounderCinema Purgatorio/RCP MediaFilm distributor with output deals into movie theaters, discs, and on VOD. Ran Pioneer Theater in NYC during its most successful era. World premiered first several "Scareflix" films from Glass Eye Pix; employed Aaron Katz. Worked with many, many other... Read More →


Monday March 14, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Documentary Deities: Dispelling The Director Myth
Filmmaking is a team effort, and none more so than the documentary. Most documentaries are made by a core team of multiple hat-wearing collaborators all drawn to the medium specifically because it allows for a 'roll up the sleeves,' hands-on approach to craft, strategy and storytelling at the most intimate levels for a long period of time. Despite this reality, and in light of a much more sophisticated, user-driven media landscape, The Director as all-powerful God perpetuates as a convenient myth for traditional and nontraditional press and audiences to buy into - often to the detriment of their own ability to understand (or even create) such works. This panel, hosted by Oscar nominated documentary filmmaker and IDA Board President Eddie Schmidt, and featuring top documentary producers, editors and DP's responsible for Academy and Emmy nominated projects, pulls the curtain away from their renowned projects to reveal the true team efforts that make these films so great and the documentary art so unique. Unlike big-budget Hollywood, no one person's job is to stand around and fetch coffee for the star on a documentary set. This will be a dynamic, possibly even controversial, first-person look into how the nonfiction sausage gets made. However, the goal is not dirty laundry but rather media literacy: to educate an industry and an audience who ought to know better and will benefit from doing so.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP6289

Speaker
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Billy Corben

DirSquare Grouper
avatar for Amanda Micheli

Amanda Micheli

Runaway FilmsAmanda is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker and a celebrated cinematographer whose credits include DOUBLE DARE, CAT DANCERS, THIN and LA CORONA.
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Christine O'malley

O’Malley Creadon ProductionsChristine O’Malley (Producer) Christine has been working on documentaries for film and television as a writer and producer for over 10 years. Her first job in this genre was at Van Ness Films where she worked on several episodes of the critically acclaimed... Read More →
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Eddie Schmidt

ProducerIDAAcademy Award nominated documentary filmmaker and Board President of the International Documentary Association (www.documentary.org). Feature credits include THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED (SXSW '06), TWIST OF FAITH, CHAIN CAMERA, THE END (SXSW '04) and 2011's TROUBADOURS... Read More →
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Alexis Spraic

Dir/ProducerBlackburn Pictures


Monday March 14, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

DSLR Video and Beyond: The Impact of Emerging Technology on Filmmaking
Starting with the video capable DSLR, affordable technologies are now starting to change the landscape for motion picture from indie cinema, journalism and music videos
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990160

Speaker
BF

Bill Frakes

Straw Hat VisualsBill Frakes is a Sports Illustrated Staff Photographer based in Florida. He has worked in more than 125 countries for a wide variety of editorial and advertising clients. His advertising clients include Nike, CocaCola, Champion, Isleworth, Stryker, IBM, Nikon, Kodak... Read More →
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Steve Heiner

Sr Technical MgrNikon IncAfter working as a photojournalist for several home town newspapers in his native state of Utah, Steve joined Nikon in 1985 as a Technical Representative in Dallas Texas, then later in Sunnyvale California, and Salt Lake City, Utah. During his time in the... Read More →
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Guy Kawasaki

FounderAlltopGuy Kawasaki is the author of APE, What the Plus!, Enchantment, and nine other books. He is also the co-founder of Alltop.com, an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford... Read More →
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Blake Whitman

VP, Creative DevelopmentVimeoI help make the Vimeo.


Monday March 14, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Love, Music, & APIs
In the old days it was DJs, A&R folks, labels and record store owners that were the gatekeepers to music. Today, we are seeing a new music gatekeeper emerge... the developer. Using open APIs, developers are creating new apps that change how people explore, discover, create and interact with music. But developers can't do it alone. They need data like gig listings, lyrics, recommendation tools and, of course, music! And they need it from reliable, structured and legitimate sources. In this presentation we'll discuss and explore what is happening right now in the thriving music developer ecosystem. We'll describe some of the novel APIs that are making this happen and what sort of building blocks are being put into place from a variety of different sources. We'll demonstrate how companies within this ecosystem are working closely together in a spirit of co-operation. Each providing their own pieces to an expanding pool of resources from which developers can play, develop and create new music apps across different mediums - web, mobile, software and hardware. We'll highlight some of the next-generation of music apps that are being created in this thriving ecosystem. Finally we'll take a look at how music developers are coming together at events like Music Hack Day, where participants have just 24 hours to build the next generation of music apps. Someone once said, "APIs are the sex organs of software. Data is the DNA." If this is true, then Music Hack Days are orgies.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990110

Monday March 14, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Mentors - Managers, Agents & Casting Directors
Agents and Managers are a necessary part of the food chain in filmmaking from pre-production through distribution and release. What do they do exactly? How can they serve you? Talk to several industry professionals one-on-one. Mentor session signup is open to all Film, Gold and Platinum badge holders at a first-come, first-served basis. Registrants who signed up online must check-in 30 minutes before your mentor time slot to guarantee your spot. Limited on-site signup is also available for a small number of mentor sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session. Signup for Mentor Sessions Online here - http://mentor.sxsw.com/
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990088

Speaker
LA

Liz Atherton

OwnerTAG Talent Agency
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Heather Collier

Agent/OwnerCollier Talent AgencyHeather Collier owns Collier Talent Agency in Austin, TX. She represents actors and actresses for film, television, theater, commercial and voice over work. She worked as an agent in Chicago, NYC, and LA before moving to Austin and opening her own... Read More →
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Rachel Flanagan

OwnerRachel Flanagan Casting
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Kevin Iwashina

Managing PartnerPreferred ContentKevin Iwashina is a Managing Partner of Preferred Content, a film production, sales and finance advisory company.
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Sharon Lieblein

VP CastingNickleodeon
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Danny Sherman

Mgr/ProducerLast Days HereDanny Sherman is a manager and producer at Principal Entertainment. He was born in Los Angeles but moved to the Netherlands at an early age with his mother. After graduating from Dutch high school, Danny returned to the United States and studied drama at... Read More →
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Tamar Simon

CEO/Mgr/ProducerMean Streets Management
JW

Jennifer Weinbaum

Literary MgrPrincipal Entertainment


Monday March 14, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:00pm

Next Stage: Trade Show Opening Ceremony featuring the City of Austin
South by Southwest and The City of Austin officially welcome you to the 25th anniversary South by Southwest event. Join us at the Next Stage for a special opening ceremony to inaugurate the new SXSW Trade Show, an improved platform for integrated business opportunities. Join SXSW Founder Roland Swenson as he introduces the Mayor of Austin Lee Leffingwell. Hear from other key representatives of the City, including Kevin Johns (Director of Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services), Mark Tester (Convention Center Director), and Randi Shade (Member of the City Council). Learn more about the City of Austin’s business and creative initiatives as well as how South by Southwest has furthered the professional growth of these industries both in Austin and on a global scale for twenty-five years. This opening ceremony will conclude by moving to the new SXSW Meet Up Pavilion, for a meet and greet session with members of the City of Austin.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00008

Monday March 14, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:00pm

The Nitty Gritty on 3D
What you need to know before you produce 3D content. Expert Stereographer Keith Collea gives a crash course on 3D stereoscopic terminology and theory. Part of 3D Day presented by DirecTV n3d in partnership with Panasonic.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990079

Speaker
KB

Keefe Boerner

Technical Facilities MgrThe University of Texas at Austin
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Keith Collea

Producer3D Film ArtsKeith Collea, Stereographer on THE MORTICIAN 3D (official selection 2011 BERLINALE) is currently supervising the 3D on Asia's largest 3D production to date, THE MONKEY KING 3D staring Cow Yun Fat and Donnie Yen. Collea has worked as additional Stereographer on... Read More →
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Louis Schwartzberg

Dir/ProducerBlacklight Films


Monday March 14, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Alamo Lamar C 1120 South Lamar Blvd

12:30pm

Directing the Dead II: The Next Generation
Let the purveyors of the new scary engage you with their fresh, exciting takes on the ever-evolving horror genre.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990161

Speaker
JE

Jason Eisener

DirHobo With a Shotgun
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Nicolas Goldbart

Phase 7Director, writer and editor.
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Emily Hagins

DirMy Sucky Teen Romance18-year-old Emily Hagins has directed three feature films as well as several short films and music videos. She was the first teenage girl in the United States to make a feature film with PATHOGEN. She was also the subject of the documentary ZOMBIE GIRL: THE... Read More →
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Simon Rumley

DirLittle Deaths
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James Wan

Insidious
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Scott Weinberg

Film CriticFEARnet.com
BW

Ben Wheatley

DirKILL LIST


Monday March 14, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Meet Up with the City of Austin
Join SXSW and The City of Austin at the Trade Show Meet Up Pavilion for an informal meet and greet following The Trade Show Opening Ceremony on Next Stage. This dedicated time allows registrants to engage with key members of the government, as well as Austin businesses in the flourishing tech and creative sectors. Find out what makes Austin diverse and successful by learning about collaborative efforts among industries and with our global partners.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00104

Monday March 14, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Mentors - Distribution 3
Get some one-on-one face time with people who can decide if a film makes it to a theater or your local video store. Mentor session signup is open to all Film, Gold and Platinum badge holders at a first-come, first-served basis. Registrants who signed up online must check-in 30 minutes before your mentor time slot to guarantee your spot. Limited on-site signup is also available for a small number of mentor sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session. Signup for Mentor Sessions Online here - http://mentor.sxsw.com/
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990167

Speaker
avatar for Scilla Andreen

Scilla Andreen

CEO and Co-founderIndieFlixScilla Andreen is the CEO and co-founder of IndieFlix, an online streaming service dedicated to independent film and filmmakers. She is also founder of the IndieFlix Foundation, creator of the Film Festival in a Box movie game, and the Tag Now, Watch Later... Read More →
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Brian Chirls

Creative DeveloperThree Eyed Labs LLCBrian Chirls is a Brooklyn-based troublemaker and hacker of code, video and stories.
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Chad Hartigan

600 West Productions
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Andrew Mer

VP AcquisitionsSnagFilmsAndrew Mer is VP of Content Parterships for SnagFilms and has been instrumental in building the SnagFilms library of over 900 documentary films. SnagFilms library consists of single titles from individual filmmakers and producers to multiple titles from many... Read More →
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Logan Mulvey

CEOAmplifyLogan Mulvey is the C.E.O. & co-founder of GoDigital, a digital distribution company based in Los Angeles. Mulvey’s duties include overseeing GoDigital’s content operations team, acquisitions, marketing initiatives, as well as global product management and release strategy... Read More →
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Dustin Smith

VP, AcquisitionsRoadside Attractions
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Jennifer Warren

Co-FounderBrandCinemaBrandCinema forges unique storytelling partnerships for branded entertainment by bringing brands closer to the development process of original content. We work with content producers to create immersive story-worlds with multi-platform digital strategies for brand... Read More →


Monday March 14, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Selecting Films for Festivals: Science or Serendipity?
In a North American context (and with some of the same panelists), the panel will revisit a subject first broached in a panel at the Cannes Film Festival 2010: where do festival programmers come from, where do they go to get the films they program and what influences their choices.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP5522

Speaker
avatar for David Courier

David Courier

Sr Programmer Sundance Film FestivalSundance Film FestivalDavid Courier is a Senior Programmer for the Sundance Film Festival. His focus is both US and World Cinema documentaries. He is also the writer and producer of the Sundance Awards Ceremony. David started his career at Sundance... Read More →
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Tor Fosse

Festival DirBergen Int'l Film Festival
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Stefan Laudyn

DirWarsaw Film FestivalI am film festival director from Warsaw, Poland, looking for fresh (2011) films, preferably before international premiere. I play classical and acoustic guitars - solo and with two groups: The Festival Band and Rude Boys.
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Nick Roddick

Course Leader Film CuratingLondon Film SchoolNick Roddick taught film and theatre at universities in the UK, Ireland and the USA before becoming a journalist in the early 1980s. After a stint with Stills Magazine in London he was editor of Cinema Papers in Australia from 1985-6, followed... Read More →
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Jane Schoettle

ProgrammerToronto International Film Festival


Monday March 14, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

The Female Funny: Is It Different For Girls?
Are men funnier than women? That question is one of the stupider distractions to derail female writers, actors, directors and filmmakers in recent years, because it puts women on the defensive and forces them to "prove" they are funny/write funny/know funny/can make funny. Within the wider challenges of the film industry, this has set up different challenges for women in getting specifically comedic film projects off the ground, from script to directing to funny roles for women to the practicalities of getting funded. Is it because, as NYT film critic Manolha Dargis has said, "It's all guys making deals with other guys?" Is it that women are hidden behind-the-scenes, as was debated in the "Daily Show vs. Jezebel" controversy? Are things changing thanks to trailblazers like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Kristen Wiig? How present are women in the surging Judd Apatow/Jonah Hill/Paul Rudd/David Wain canons - as stars, or supporting roles? And is it harder to get to the audience before the audience - the gatekeepers of the industry (and it's money) - who are those gatekeepers, what does their gender tend to be, and is there a humor divide? Or is funny funny, and can women make dick jokes as well as any guy? Finally, consider this comment: "It is incredibly difficult to find beautiful, talented, funny women over 35.” Every heard that about a dude? That was said by Colette Burson, co-creator of Hung. There's probably a dick joke in there.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP8300

Speaker
avatar for Stuart Blumberg

Stuart Blumberg

Blumberg ProductionsStuart Blumberg is a screenwriter and producer whose credits include Keeping The Faith starring Edward Norton and Ben Stiller, The Girl Next Door starring Emile Hirsch and Elisa Cuthbert and The Kids Are All Right starring Annette Bening and Julianne Moore, for... Read More →
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Irin Carmon

Staff Writersalon.comIrin Carmon is a journalist and commentator. She’s staff writer at Salon.com, where she focuses on politics and culture, and also frequently contributes to other publications and to television programs. In 2011, she was named one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 in... Read More →
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Jamie Denbo

WriterWriter/ComedianJamie Denbo is a writer/comedian living in Los Angeles.
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Rachel Sklar

Editor at LargeChange The RatioFounder of #ChangeTheRatio, advisor to awesome startups, member of secret societies, robust tweeter, media addict on the loose. I love the ladies and you should, too.


Monday March 14, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

1:00pm

Next Stage: Transmedia: An Interactive Exploration of the History and Future of Production in a Transmedia World
Join @radical.media Chairman and CEO Jon Kamen for a look at the rich progression of transmedia and the proliferation of media and content. @radical.media is known for its groundbreaking content, including acclaimed films Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, The Fog of War, Concert for George, Crude, and television shows like the pilot episode of AMC’s Mad Men, Sundance Channel’s Iconoclasts, and OWN’s Masterclass. radicalmedia.com
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00006

1:00pm

T Cooper
Acclaimed author T Cooper will be stopping by the SXSW Bookstore to meet fans and sign copies of his latest book, The Beaufort Diaries.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00525


1:30pm

The State of 3D in Cinema and Home
Where the technology is and where it's going. Leading technologist and creators give their insight on the progress that has been made in 3D and point to trends on how 3D is integrating into our lives at home. Part of 3D Day presented by DirecTV n3d in partnership with Panasonic.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990126

Speaker
VP

Vince Pace

CEOPace
NR

Neal Robison

Sr Dir, Developer RelAMD
GS

Gregory Stoner

Head of TechnologyDigital DomainGregory Stoner is the Head of Technology for Digital Domain Production, a leader in visual effects, photo real digital characters and advertising. There he looks after core technologies developed and sourced, production pipeline, media system, and all... Read More →


Monday March 14, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Alamo Lamar C 1120 South Lamar Blvd

2:00pm

DIY Production Contracts: 7 Agreements Every Filmmaker Needs
Indie filmmakers excel at maximizing limited resources, producing feature films on smaller budgets than ever before. With the goal of putting as much of the budget “on the screen,” many make the mistake of grabbing substandard production contracts off the web to avoid lawyer fees. Come learn about the 7 basic agreements almost every production--narrative or documentary--needs and how they work. You will leave with your own packet of these fundamental contracts for your next project.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990119

Speaker
avatar for Deena Kalai

Deena Kalai

AttyDeena Kalai PLLCDeena Kalai has offices in both Austin and Manhattan and represents clients engaged in entertainment, intellectual property and technology, including film, television, fashion, and mobile/interactive media. Deena represents writers, directors, and talent, and has... Read More →


Monday March 14, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Let's Blow Something Up!!! Live Action Special Effects
Explosions, Snow, Rain, Smoke, Fire, and Stunts add sizzle to movies, TV, Commercials, music videos and live events. See how easy and affordable it is for you to put these proven attention grabbers to work for you and to thrill-seeking audiences. This is a live demonstration. Don't be afraid to bring ear plugs, your helmet and your bomb disposal suit. And definitely bring your camera.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP8234

Speaker
avatar for Steve Wolf

Steve Wolf

OwnerSpecial FX InternationalSteve Wolf has been a stunt and special effects coordinator for movies, television shows and live events since 1987, working on programs from Crocodile Dundee to Spiderman, from The Firm and The Jungle Book to CastAway, America's Most Wanted and The David... Read More →


Monday March 14, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Radisson, Pool 111 East Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Marketing Your Movie: Making A Great Trailer
Getting a movie made is difficult enough but marketing it to its best advantage is equally as challenging. In this panel you will hear from award winning trailer editors and movie marketing experts on how to make a good trailer great, what makes a great trailer and ideas on how to get your film noticed in today's crowded digital landscape. Movie theater treats will be provided!
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP8191

Speaker
avatar for Larry Baldauf

Larry Baldauf

Fox Searchlight
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Monica Brady

Exec ProducerGolden Trailer AwardsThe Golden Trailer Awards started in 1999 to award the best of the best in movie marketing. Since its inception 12 years ago, the show has been gaining popularity around the world and has been heralded as the “Oscar’s for Movie Trailers”. Monica... Read More →
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Matthew Cohen

Lead AgentDigital Development ManagementActive in both film and video game development, Matthew is one of a handful of specialists with meaningful production experience in each field. He was a creative executive for Temple Hill, the producers of the Twilight series, and proceeded... Read More →
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Michelle Hooper

EVP MarketingFox SearchlightMichelle Hooper is currently EVP Marketing at Fox Searchlight Pictures. During her time at Fox Searchlight, she has worked on such marketing and awards campaigns as THE TREE OF LIFE, THE DESCENDANTS, BLACK SWAN, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, JUNO and LITTLE MISS... Read More →
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Peter Lawson

EVP, Acquisitions & Co-ProductionsThe Weinstein Company
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Evelyn Watters

Exec DirGolden Trailer AwardsWith over seventeen years of commercial advertising experience, Evelyn Brady-Watters is one the most sought after freelance commercial producers in the United States and one of Hollywood’s brightest entrepreneurial rising stars. Evelyn’s spotless record... Read More →
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Mark Woollen

Creative Diri-TrailersMark Woollen has created movie trailers for some of the most celebrated films of the last 20 years including: Schindler’s List, The Big Lebowski, Being John Malkovich, Traffic, The Royal Tenenbaums, Lost In Translation, Eternal Sunshine, Crash, Slumdog Millionaire... Read More →


Monday March 14, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Mentors - Production 2
What secrets does the producer hold, from pre-production to distribution? Learn some of the ways to perfect the relationship between "producer" and "production." Mentor session signup is open to all Film, Gold and Platinum badge holders at a first-come, first-served basis. Registrants who signed up online must check-in 30 minutes before your mentor time slot to guarantee your spot. Limited on-site signup is also available for a small number of mentor sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session. Signup for Mentor Sessions Online here - http://mentor.sxsw.com/
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990090

Speaker
avatar for Miranda Bailey

Miranda Bailey

PartnerAmbush EntertainmentMiranda Bailey is a Producer, Actress, and Documentary Film Director. She is a partner at Ambush Entertainment, a Los Angeles based production and finance company. Her upcoming producing projects include James Gunn’s Super and she can also be seen alongside... Read More →
DB

Daniele Bernfeld

Creative ExecParamount Insurge
avatar for Amada Cruz

Amada Cruz

Program DirUnited States ArtistsAmada Cruz has been the Program Director of United States Artists (USA) in Los Angeles since it started in 2006. Founded with seed money from the Ford, Rockefeller, Prudential, and Rasmuson Foundations, USA is a national fellowship program for artists... Read More →
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Amanda Essick

VP DevGreeneStreet
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Jay Van Hoy

ProducerParts and Labor
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Sami Jahnukainen

ProducerMouka Filmi OySami Jahnukainen has produced documentary films since 2005. He is the co-founder and managing director of Mouka Filmi production company based in Helsinki, Finland. Aside from producing award-winning documentaries, Sami is also one of the producers of the documentary... Read More →
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Amy Lo

ProducerMental PicturesMental Pictures was formed by Amy Lo with a focus on director-driven work with international appeal. Her producing credits run the gamut from studio movies to micro-budget documentaries – and each project has filmed overseas, including the UK, Europe, Asia... Read More →
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Peter Phok

Producer/"The Innkeepers"Glass Eye Pix IncPeter Phok has produced a number of films for Larry Fessenden’s Glass Eye Pix and its Scareflix banner, his latest being Ti West’s “The Innkeepers”. A graduate of New York’s School of Visual Arts, Peter Phok first worked on fellow... Read More →
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Jennifer Semler

Production ExecLava Bear
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Beatrice Springborn

Exec VP TV & Film Dev & ProductionValhalla EntertainmentBeatrice Springborn started her career as a journalist, working for CNN, mostly on the Unabomber case. She then went on to be one of the founding employees of ChickClick.com, a website for teen girls and produced a radio show... Read More →


Monday March 14, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Next Stage: indieWIRE Interviews
Check out indieWIRE's afternoon chat series with SXSW Film Festival talent on the Next Stage from 2pm to 3pm Monday through Thursday. Monday’s schedule is 2pm Jay Duplass (Kevin); 2:25pm Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein (Fightville); 2:40pm Mike Mills (Beginners) www.indiewire.com
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00013


2:00pm

You Are Not a Publicist: Criticism vs. Advertising
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.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP5724

Speaker
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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 →
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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
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:00pm

Next Stage: Net Neutrality Debate with Cindy Cohn (EFF), Maggie Reardon (CNET) and more
Next Stage will feature a debate on Net Neutrality, to compliment SXSW Interactive’s special late break programming. Hear Cindy Cohn represent the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s perspective, moderated by Maggie Reardon of CNET. More TBA.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00016

3:00pm

SXSW Meet Up with Monster.com
It's no secret that the source of every company's success comes down to one thing - talent. You have cool jobs to offer, but competition is fierce for the best people. Just at a time when finding them - fast - is more complex than ever. Meet people leaders at three hot companies to find out how they are upping their talent. Meet companies posting cool jobs at SXSW and get up close to the people behind the technology that's changing how talent and opportunity meet. Remember, the best talent wins!
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00110

3:30pm

Ain't it Cool News' 15th Anniversary Panel
Celebrating their 15 year anniversary, Ain’t It Cool News is one of the longest running film and television sites on the web. Founder Harry Knowles will take us through the last 15 years and what might be ahead for Ain’t It Cool News.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990073

Speaker
avatar for Kevin Biegel

Kevin Biegel

Ain't It Cool NewsKEVIN BIEGEL is the co-creator and executive producer of ABC’s Cougar Town. A Florida native, Kevin has also written for Scrubs, South Park, Howard Stern, and the Farrelly brothers. He got his start as a writer for Ain’t It Cool News.
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Harry Knowles

HeadgeekAin't it Cool News
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Drew McWeeny

Lead Film CriticHitFix
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Steve Prokopy

Chicago EditorAin't It Cool NewsSteve Prokopy is the Chicago Editor for Ain't It Cool News, where he has contributed film reviews and filmmaker & actor interviews under the name "Capone" since 1998. For the last few years, Prokopy has hosted a series of film screenings in Chicago... Read More →
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Eric Vespe

Managing EditorAin't It Cool News


Monday March 14, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Did You Kill Anyone? Reality in War Movies
Civilians haven’t experienced what is like for our service members abroad, and fictional accounts of the war haven’t been effective in changing the perceptions of the American public. With Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington’s ‘Restrepo’, they have created a film that answers the question of “What was it like over there?” in a way that no other film has been able to do. ‘Restrepo’ chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. The documentary focuses on a remote 15-man outpost called Restrepo. Filmmakers Hetherington and Junger dug in with the men of Second Platoon, making a total of ten trips to the Korengal between June 2007 and July 2008. Together with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, National Geographic is using ‘Restrepo’ to encourage the dialogue that this film fosters between veterans who have experienced combat and the general public. In this panel, we’ll explore the ways in which a film can change the lives of the troops featured, the service members that go see the film, and the civilians that are exposed for the first time to real combat in Afghanistan. We’ll discuss the ways in which ‘Restrepo’ is connecting veterans within their communities, and already helping to ease the transition home for many. IAVA will also discuss what Hetherington and Junger did right in ‘Restrepo’ and what so many other filmmakers have gotten wrong in their depictions of our current conflicts.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP7295

Speaker
avatar for Danfung Dennis

Danfung Dennis

Founder / CEOCondition ONE LLCDanfung Dennis is the founder of immersive video startup Condition ONE. He is also the director of Hell And Back Again, a feature-length documentary following a US Marine from the beginning of his deployment to Afghanistan to his transition home. As a... Read More →
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Paul Rieckhoff

Exec DirIAVAPaul Rieckhoff, 35, is the Executive Director and Founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), America’s first and largest organization for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. A nonpartisan, non-profit founded in 2004 with over 180,000 members in all 50 states... Read More →
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Katie VanLangen

Dir of Strategic PartnershipsIraq and Afghanistan Veterans of AmericaAs Director of Strategic Partnerships at Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), Katie oversees all of the organization’s relationships with external partners, with a special focus on IAVA’s veteran... Read More →
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Gideon Yago

Pet Scenes ProductionsGideon Yago is a journalist and screenwriter. His documentaries and reporting have appeared on MTV News, CBS News and IFC. He lives in Los Angeles.


Monday March 14, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Fundraising in a Box: Crowdsourcing Microgrants
This panel will focus on ways that filmmakers can use new and unique web-based tools along with traditional philanthropic incentives to bring in non-traditional funding. Crowdfunding, combined with fiscal sponsorship, is a powerful and effective way to use online social networks to cultivate new donors. The panel will focus on how to successfully use crowdfunding in conjunction with fiscal sponsorship. The panelists will bring their own experiences to contextualize how crowdfunding can amp up a film's fundraising campaign in a short time frame. Find out how you can make crowdfunding work for you, including ways to create an amazing pitch clip, offer perks that work, frame your fundraising campaigns so your donors become your audience and remain connected, plus more. We’ll bring together professionals from the front lines of crowdfunding, fiscal sponsorship, and successful crowdfunded projects who can help you navigate the cutting edge of funding.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP6875

Speaker
avatar for Jed Cohen

Jed Cohen

Co-Founder/CFORockethubJed is Co-Founder and COO of RocketHub.com, a launchpad and community for independent artists, entrepreneurs and their supporters. However, Jed’s career began at the age of eight, when he took to the stage as an actor and singer. Jed toured nationally and... Read More →
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Dianne Debicella

Program Dir, Fiscal SponsorshipFractured AtlasDianne Debicella is Fractured Atlas's Program Director for Fiscal Sponsorship. Dianne helps over 2,500 sponsored artists and emerging organizations, representing all artistic disciplines, find funding and other resources to support their... Read More →
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Cynthia Lopez

Exec VP/Exec ProducerAmerican Documentary | POVCynthia López Executive Vice President / Executive Producer American Documentary|POV Cynthia López is the Executive Vice President/ Executive Producer of the award-winning POV documentary series. López is responsible for all aspects... Read More →
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Danae Ringelmann

Founder/COOIndieGoGoDanae Ringelmann co-founded IndieGoGo - a leading international funding platform - to democratize fundraising. Passionate about helping artists and entrepreneurs embrace the DIWO (Do-It-With-Others) approach, Danae speaks often at conferences. Recent speaking engagements... Read More →
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Angela Tucker

Filmmaker/WriterArts EngineA Brooklyn based filmmaker and writer, Angela Tucker was the Director of Production at Big Mouth Films, a social issue documentary production company that is a project of Arts Engine, Inc. There, she produced PUSHING THE ELEPHANT (IDFA, Independent Lens... Read More →


Monday March 14, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Mentors - Programming 2
Festivals and markets are as vital as ever in today's filmmaking scene. Learn what to do - and more importantly, what not to do - when it comes to festival submissions, festival attendance, and beyond. Mentor session signup is open to all Film, Gold and Platinum badge holders at a first-come, first-served basis. Registrants who signed up online must check-in 30 minutes before your mentor time slot to guarantee your spot. Limited on-site signup is also available for a small number of mentor sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session. Signup for Mentor Sessions Online here - http://mentor.sxsw.com/
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990091

Speaker
avatar for Hugues Barbier

Hugues Barbier

Co Founder/ Artistic DirIthaca International Fantastic Film FestivalHugues Barbier is a long time genre films lover that grew up watching Giallos, American Grindhouse and other exploitation flicks. He’s been involved for over 5 years in the organization and programming of the Strasbourg... Read More →
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Heather Haynes

Intl ProgrammerHotDocs
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Lane Kneedler

Assoc Dir of ProgrammingAFI FESTLane Kneedler received his degree in Film from the University of Colorado. There he studied under many influential experimental filmmakers including Stan Brakhage and Phil Solomon. In 2000 he began working for the Sundance Film Festival. Working within... Read More →
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Aaron Levine

Programming DirGen ArtAaron Levine has been at the front lines of The Gen Art Film Festival for the past seven years and recently stepped up as Director of Programming for their 2011 edition, taking place this June in New York. Consulting gigs also include work for Tribeca and The... Read More →
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Jonathan Lipp

Festival FounderBig Apple Film FestivalJonathan Marc Lipp is a graduate of Hofstra University where he received a Bachelors degree in history. He then received a Master’s degree from Queens College in New York City. He has written and directed a short film entitled “My Life... Read More →
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Kyle McKinnon

ProgrammerHunter Films/Sidewalk Film FestivalKyle has served as programmer for the Sidewalk Film Festival since 2007. His feature film work includes music for You're Next, Popskull and The Mountain, The River, and The Road. He enjoys stand-up comedy and fireworks.
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Carolyn Meili

CoordFestival of Moving MediaCarolyn Meili coordinates the Festival of Moving Media; an international documentary film festival based in Canada.
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Roxanne Sayegh

Exec DirRIDMRoxanne Sayegh was born in Montreal. She graduated in Political Sciences at McGill University. She started her professional career in Mexico with Mexican filmmaker Juan Carlos Rulfo. She later on worked for two years at Tarantula Films, a distribution company based in... Read More →
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Jeph Scanlon

Exec DirKansas City Filmmakers JubileeJeph is Executive Director of the Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee and has been the Lead Programmer for KC Filmmakers Jubilee and Kansas City FilmFest since 2005. Jeph is an actor and writer who has performed with several theatre companies in the... Read More →


Monday March 14, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Pimp My Movie: Online Marketing Makeovers
More and more filmmakers are using the internet to finance, produce, distribute and market their no/low-budget films. Are you? The best way to learn about your options is to see them in action. In this workshop, we’ll take a few 2011 SXSW films and show you how they can use the internet to build fans, expand their stories, get press, find distribution, and save (and even make) money. We’ll also cover some basic advice and success stories, and send you back to your hotel with a handy online marketing checklist.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP6282

Speaker
avatar for Kaz Brecher

Kaz Brecher

VP Business SolutionsMorphLabsNow at the forefront of cloud computing adoption, and with a broad background across media platforms, Kaz brings a unique creative perspective to her interactive work, combining film, print, broadcast, branding and new media. Beyond her role as an executive... Read More →
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Joel Heller

PrincipalJoel Heller ProductionsJOEL HELLER is a media producer, writer and editor, and a marketing & distribution consultant. He produced the award-winning documentary WINNEBAGO MAN, and managed its worldwide marketing and distribution strategy.
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Chris Shellen

ProducerOpen FaceChris Shellen is the producer of MARWENCOL, the Spirit Award-winning documentary that won the Grand Jury prize for Best Documentary at SXSW in 2010. For over 10 years, she has worked in the digital world as an online marketing strategist for clients like Universal... Read More →


Monday March 14, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Steve Wolf
Stuntman and special effects artist, Steve Wolf, will be appearing at the SX Bookstore to sign copies of his book, The Secret Science Behind Movie Stunts & Special Effects.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00446

4:30pm

5:00pm

MIDEM Meet Up
MIDEM, Connected Creativity and Rethink Music teams are pleased to invite you to join them at their MIDEM Meet Up on Monday, March 14th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the SXSW Tradeshow Meet Up Pavilion located in the convention Center. Join us for a drink and have a chat about how and when to meet entertainment, music, mobile and tech professionals who count for your business. Will you attend ? Check out our Facebook event If you can not attend the Meet Up, feel free to visit our music, technology and entertainment content events team @ stand #721 from Monday, March 14th through Thursday, March 17th.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00390

5:00pm

Music & Metadata: Do Songs Remain The Same?
Metadata may be an afterthought when it comes to most people's digital music collections, but when it comes to finding, buying, selling, rating, sharing, or describing music, little matters more. Metadata defines how we interact and talk about music—from discreet bits like titles, styles, artists, genres to its broader context and history. Metadata builds communities and industries, from the local fan base to the online social network. Its value is immense. But who owns it? Some sources are open, peer-produced and free. Others are proprietary and come with a hefty fee. And who determines its accuracy? From CDDB to MusicBrainz and Music Genome Project to AllMusic, our panel will explore the importance of metadata and information about music from three angles. First, production, where we'll talk about the quality and accuracy of peer-produced sources for metatdata and music information, like MusicBrainz and Wikipedia, versus proprietary sources, like CDDB. Second, we'll look at the social importance of music data, like how we use it to discuss music and how we tag it to enhance music description and discovery. Finally, we'll look at some legal issues, specifically how patent, copyright, and click-through agreements affect portability and ownership of data and how metadata plays into or out of the battles over "walled garden" systems like Facebook and Apple's iEmpire. We'll also play a meta-game with metadata during the panel to demonstrate how it works and why it is important.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990111

Speaker
avatar for Jess Hemerly

Jess Hemerly

Master's StudentUC Berkeley School of InformationBorn and raised in eastern rural Pennsylvania, Jess Hemerly has resided in the Bay Area for the last seven years. A former research editor and manager at Palo Alto's Institute for the Future, Jess is currently a second-year master's... Read More →
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Larisa Mann

PhD Candidate/DJBerkeley Law & Surya DubLarisa Kingston Mann is a legal anthropologist, public speaker and award-winning dj. A PhD Candidate in Jurisprudence & Social Policy at BerkeleyLaw, she does ethnographic research on copyright law and local creative practices, focusing especially... Read More →
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Jason Schultz

ProfessorUC Berkeley School of Law


Monday March 14, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

Next Stage Presents The Luyas
It is easy to get lost in the Luyas’ musical world—their retro-futurist songs are drenched in echo, and built from guitars, French horn, piles of keyboards, drums and percussion. Singer/guitarist Jessie Stein expands the band’s already wide musical vocabulary when she plays the Moodswinger—a 12-string electric zither designed by the Dutch experimental luthier Yuri Landman. The Luyas are currently working on their forthcoming first album with Dead Oceans, slated for release in early 2011. Working with engineer Jeff McMurrich (Tindersticks, Constantines), The Luyas have also teamed up with friend and colleague Owen Pallett who is lending his arranging skills and violin playing to a number of tracks.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00022


5:00pm

Sex it Up!
What’s the difference between art and porn? The old joke is that “one is in focus,” but it’s also an aesthetic distinction that is increasingly irrelevant. Just as more “mainstream” indie filmmakers are utilizing explicit themes and imagery in their works, a new school of directors working on the adult side of the industry are creating works that defy the porn clichés. Even if you’re not looking to bare all, here’s your chance to learn from each and tell stories that move past the bedroom door to embrace the full range of our experiences.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP6907

Speaker
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Buck Angel

As an icon of popular culture, Buck Angel's message of empowerment through self-acceptance and being sexually comfortable in your own skin has struck a passionate chord with folks all over the world. As a visionary filmmaker,activist, educator and lecturer, Buck Angel launched Buck... Read More →
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Vivian Darkbloom

Dir/ProducerKink Studios
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Alan Levy

PartnerBuckley and CurtisAlan R. Levy is a civil litigator and trial attorney whose practice focuses on a wide variety of complex corporate disputes. In addition, Alan is also a noted speaker and author on first amendment issues in media and entertainment law. His writings have been... Read More →
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Lisa Vandever

Co-Founder/DirCineKinkAs co-founder and director of CineKink, an organization that recognizes and encourages sex-positive and kink-friendly depictions in film and television, Lisa Vandever curates and oversees an annual film festival and touring series designed to promote and showcase... Read More →


Monday March 14, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

SXSW Trade Show Social Hour by Explore.org
The SXSW Trade Show Happy Hour offers Austin hospitality, serving complimentary beverages and a break from your busy schedule. Come to the SXsaloon to relax, meet friends, and refresh before a big night.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00079


5:00pm

The Blogger Centipede: How Content is Eroding Credibility
As pervasive as the Internet has become, so has the notion that free content must be free for others to take. Plagiarism proves a constant issue, although a quick use of Google can spot offenders about as easily as it helps them, and bloggers find the concept of their “exclusives” rendered null and void almost instantly. How dumb must some be to take what isn’t theirs? How smart must others be to avoid merely regurgitating the latest press release? How heavily should we allow access to dictate content? How well are we serving an audience if it’s easier to put a question mark in the headline instead of making an honest-to-goodness phone call or two? How long can we wait to break news, and how much sourcing do we owe our readers? With the right combination of participants, I promise you that, while we may not be able to answer of these questions definitively, it'll make for a heated and humorous discussion as to what our news and opinions are truly worth at this moment* in our field. (*well, THAT moment in March; I can't imagine things will be much different by then).
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP7446

Speaker
MC

Moises Chiullan

Contributing EditorBadass Digest
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Kate Erbland

Managing EditorGordonAndTheWhale.comKate Erbland is the Managing Editor and Head Film Critic for Gordon and the Whale (dot com). She, apparently, likes movies. She lives her life like a French one.
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William Goss

Film CriticThe Playlist/Film.comA film critic since 2005, William Goss writes for Film.com, The Playlist and MSN Movies among other outlets.
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Kevin Kelly

Sr Features EditorG4
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Matthew Patches

ReporterMTV NextMovieWriter for UGO, MTV's NextMovie, Film School Rejects and more. I'd like to consider myself a "pundit."
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Dustin Rowles

PublisherPajiba.comDustin Rowles is the publisher of Pajiba.
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Anne Thompson

Editor-at-LargeThompson on Hollywood/Indiewire


Monday March 14, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

6:00pm

The Nerdist with Chris Hardwick - Live Podcast Taping
Actor, DJ, & host extraordinaire Chris Hardwick goes live at SXSW with his award winning podcast, usually recorded in the homes of notable comedians or entertainers, is sure to have you lol-ing.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00354

Monday March 14, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Esther's Follies 525 E 6th St

8:00pm

Comedy Showcase: John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show (early)
John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show is live at SXSW. In anticipation of the Season 2 premiere on March 24th, John will host a special evening with a few of his favorite comics from his eponymous Comedy Central series.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00366

Monday March 14, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Esther's Follies 525 E 6th St

9:00pm

No Reservations: A Highly Spirited Film Panel
Find out what industry secrets leak out of the mouths of the film industry's finest, most devilish raconteurs and enfants terrible after they've had a few cocktails.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990135

Speaker
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Timothy League

OwnerAlamo Drafthouse Cinema
TQ

Tom Quinn

Co-PresRADiUS-TWC


Monday March 14, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
La Zona Rosa 612 W 4th St

10:30pm

Comedy Showcase: John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show (late)
John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show is live at SXSW. In anticipation of the Season 2 premiere on March 24th, John will host a special evening with a few of his favorite comics from his eponymous Comedy Central series.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00368

Monday March 14, 2011 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Esther's Follies 525 E 6th St
 
Tuesday, March 15
 

9:30am

The Epic Fail of BitTorrent Indie Film Lawsuits
The U.S. Copyright Group has quietly targeted tens of thousands BitTorrent users for legal action in federal court in Washington DC. The defendants, all Does, are accused of having downloaded independent films such as "Far Cry," "Steam Experiment," and "The Hurt Locker" without authorization. What is the U.S. Copyright Group? How are they suing so many people? What should you do if you're sued? If you're a movie fan, should you be worried? If you're the producer of an independent film, should you be suing your fans? We're going to find out. LEVEL: Beginner
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990117

Speaker
avatar for Eva Galperin

Eva Galperin

ActivistElectronic Frontier FoundationA lifelong geek, Eva misspent her youth working as a Systems Administrator all over Silicon Valley. Since then, she has seen the error of her ways and earned degrees in Political Science and International Relations from SFSU. She comes to EFF... Read More →
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Charles Mudd

Principal & AttorneyMudd Law OfficesCharles Lee Mudd Jr. has operated his own law firm since 2001. In the last nine years, the firm has grown to become an internationally recognized diversified practice providing representation to a clientele comprised of local, national, and international... Read More →
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Julie Samuels

Exec DirEngine AdvocacyJulie Samuels, a Staff Attorney and the Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents at EFF, focuses on intellectual property issues. Before joining EFF, Julie litigated IP and entertainment cases in Chicago at Loeb & Loeb and Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2011 9:30am - 10:30am
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Cinematic Production with DSLRs
This workshop will go over a complete workflow for DSLR shooters from choosing the necessary gear to shooting the production to an efficient post production workflow for ending in Final Cut. The goal will be that attendees will be able to leave with the knowledge and presentation materials and have the basics covered to begin shooting immediately.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990133

Speaker
avatar for Lan Bui

Lan Bui

BrotherThe Bui BrothersI make media; photos and videos of people who I think are changing the world.
avatar for Vu Bui

Vu Bui

BrotherThe Bui Brothersphotographer | filmmaker | geek


Tuesday March 15, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Data Customization and Privacy - Can They Coexist?
The use of services on devices connected to the internet makes much personal information about viewers and listeners available which is the basis for the creation of custom data that can be used to market to customers. Regulators and privacy advocates are pushing back that the practice is too intrusive. The debate continues with the panel addressing all sides of the issue. LEVEL: Advanced
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990099

Speaker
avatar for Howard Hogan

Howard Hogan

PartnerGibson Dunn & Crutcher LLPHoward S. Hogan is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Over the course of his career, Mr. Hogan has handled numerous complex cases in a variety of federal and state courts in several different substantive areas including... Read More →
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David Ring

EVP, Business DevUniversal MusicAs Executive Vice President, Business Development & Business Affairs for Universal Music Group’s eLabs, Mr. Ring has been instrumental in guiding the company into the next generation of emerging digital platforms, from downloads and on-demand streaming... Read More →
avatar for Gerard M Stegmaier

Gerard M Stegmaier

AttyWilson Sonsini Goodrich & RosatiGerard M. Stegmaier is an attorney practicing with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Washington, D.C. He also serves as an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law where he created and has taught one of the first courses on information... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Mentors - Writers
Every film starts as an idea. Getting that idea onto the page can present a range of unanticipated challenges for the uninitiated. Meet with accomplished writers who can offer insight into how to realize a project of your own. Mentor session signup is open to all Film, Gold and Platinum badge holders at a first-come, first-served basis. Registrants who signed up online must check-in 30 minutes before your mentor time slot to guarantee your spot. Limited on-site signup is also available for a small number of mentor sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session. Signup for Mentor Sessions Online here - http://mentor.sxsw.com/
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990094

Speaker
avatar for Mike Akel

Mike Akel

Writer/DirSomedaysoon FilmsMike’s experience as a writer/director and producer include a number of short films and two award winning feature films. His last feature, Chalk was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, aired on the Sundance Channel and was released theatrically... Read More →
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Michael Barnes

Austin American-StatesmanSocial columnist for Austin American-Statesman and austin360.com.
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Kat Candler

Writer/DirHellionKat Candler’s latest feature film, Hellion premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in U.S. Dramatic Competition. Her previous films have screened at Sundance, the Los Angeles Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, SXSW, Slamdance and on PBS... Read More →
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Amparo Garcia-Crow

FounderInspirit StudiosA Short Bio Amparo Garcia-Crow is a director, actor and singer who writes plays, screenplays and songs. She is presently in development with i25 Productions in Los Angeles with the screenplay "Appeal" and “Unknown Soldier: The New American Musical of Mexican... Read More →
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Bonnie Orr

PresPalm Tree ProductionsDr. Bonnie Orr, writer of over forty screenplays, completed the graduate level screenwriting program at UCLA. Her credits include writing and producing credits for The Lights, Corruption.gov and Secret at Arrow Lake at Ranch Studios, where she served as the... Read More →
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Suzanne Weinert

PresFlatiron PicturesSuzanne Weinert began her career as the VP of Shoelace Productions participating in the development and production of over 14 narrative features and documentaries. She is the writer/producer of “Exterminators” starring Heather Graham and Jennifer Coolidge... Read More →
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Saskia Wilson-Brown

DirIndependentSaskia started her media career in the art department for the likes of Madonna, Marilyn Manson and Master P. Moving on to serve as festival co-director for Los Angeles’s Silver Lake Film Festival, she launched the festival’s new media arm in 2005 (MP4Fest) in addition... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Metadata: The Backbone Of Digital Music Commerce
Who cares about metadata? You should. In a world where millions of digital music transactions take place on a daily basis, it's more important than ever that music, video, and application content appears correctly in digital storefronts, customers can find them, and that the right songwriter, artist and/or content owner gets paid. This panel will review the current landscape and make sense of the various identifiers such as ISRC, ISWC, GRID, ISNI as well as XML communications standards such as DDEX ERN and DSR messages. We'll also cover why these common systems are critical as the backbone of digital music commerce from the smallest indie artist to the biggest corporate commerce partners.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990145

Speaker
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Kiran Bellubbi

CEO955 Dreams Inc
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Fayvor Love

Systems ArchitectIODA
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Christopher Read

VP, Global Prod Data Mgmt/Digital OpsWarner Music GroupChristopher Read, VP Product Data Management Digital Operations globally for WEA Corp., a Warner Music Group Company, has been part of the WEA family since 2000. He began as a Consultant and then took a supervisory role in IT... Read More →
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Bill Wilson

VP, Digital Strategy & Business DevMusic Business AssociationAs Vice President, Digital Strategy and Business Development for music trade association NARM, Bill Wilson leads the charge on all things digital at the music business association. A music industry professional with over... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

SXSW Trade Show
Spanning four days and all three conferences, the SXSW Trade Show is the heart of convergence for the evolving industries represented here in March. Attendees can experience the future of entertainment and technology in one location as well as find the tools needed to stake a claim on tomorrow.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00768

Tuesday March 15, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

Where's The Money? Finding The Right Funding
Representatives from major national and regional granting agencies discuss funding strategies and give tips on how to apply for funds for your project. There is money out there! You just have to know how to ask for it.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP8353

Speaker
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Amada Cruz

Program DirUnited States ArtistsAmada Cruz has been the Program Director of United States Artists (USA) in Los Angeles since it started in 2006. Founded with seed money from the Ford, Rockefeller, Prudential, and Rasmuson Foundations, USA is a national fellowship program for artists... Read More →
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Sara Dosa

GrantsSan Francisco Film SocietySara Dosa heads up the grants and residencies programs for the San Francisco Film Society, working with the SFFS Filmmaker Services Department to provide resources, consultation and support to Bay Area filmmakers and beyond. Dosa has years of experience... Read More →
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Bryan Poyser

FilmmakerThe BouncebackBryan Poyser’s third feature, LOVE & AIR SEX (formerly THE BOUNCEBACK) premiered at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival and was released by Tribeca Films. His last film, LOVERS OF HATE premiered in the US Dramatic Competition at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, was... Read More →
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Michael Shirley

National Endowment for the HumanitiesMichael Shirley is a Senior Program Officer in the Division of Public Programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities. In his role at the Endowment, Michael fosters meaningful collaborations between media producers and scholars in the creation... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:00pm

Fambul Tok
Stop by the SX Bookstore to meet Sara Terry, John Caulker, Libby Hoffman and Ishmael Beah as they sign copies of Fambul Tok the Book. Using ceremonies rooted in tradition, truth-telling bonfires, and cleansing, Fambul Tok (Family Talk in Krio) originated in Sierra Leone as a unique, community-owned program bringing together perpetrators and victims of the violence in Sierra Leone's eleven-year civil war to talk, heal, and chart a new path forward, together. Fambul Tok invites readers to experience this extraordinary journey of reconciliation, one that offers new insights and an original model for peacemaking to the rest of the world.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00523

Tuesday March 15, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:00pm

Next Stage: Bike Hugger's Built: A Series of Talks by People Who Create
Built is our flavor of a maker, hacker, DIY Ignite-style event, with the bike as a backdrop. Learn about the latest in DIY creativity from the ten creators who will present their work. Presenters are: DL Byron - Bike Hugger Industries; Chris Brewer - The Journey; Mike Lin - Readyset Go! Smart power revolution; Rob Roy Chalmers - The Sporozoan Swarm; Michael Pusateri - How to Build A BBQ Smoker From A Trash Can; Danielle Sipple - I Am Femme: Creating Your Own Gender Identity; Brent Heyning - Hackable: Light Communication Kits for Bikers; Scott Benish- Interactive Design Skills and Urban Chickenry; Naz Hamid - Online Communities, Offline Relationships; Andrew Neher - Drawing A Bike From Memory; Kris Krug - Killer Photos with Your Cameraphone http://bikehugger.com/2011/01/built-at-sxsw.html
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00025


Tuesday March 15, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

A Conversation with Randall Poster
Graham Reynolds sits down with prolific Music Supervisor Randall Poster, to talk about the importance of music in film. Poster has worked with the greats, including Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, and Jason Reitman.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990080

Speaker
avatar for Richard Linklater

Richard Linklater

Bernie/Up To SpeedWriter/Director Richard Linklater’s credits are: IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO LEARN TO PLOW BY READING BOOKS (1988); SLACKER (1991); DAZED AND CONFUSED (1993); BEFORE SUNRISE (1995); SUBURBIA (1997); THE NEWTON BOYS (1998); WAKING LIFE (2001); TAPE (2001); LIVE FROM SHIVA’S... Read More →
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Randall Poster

ChiefSearch Party Music


Tuesday March 15, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Beyond 3D: How Interactive Screenings Will Save Cinema
With each advent of new technology, pundits (and now bloggers) like to speculate on how long the theatrical experience of movie viewing can survive. With the growth of cinema eateries, larger IMAX-inspired screens in local multiplexes, and 3D tent pole productions, it seems that every chain is struggling to stay one step ahead of the also improving home theater technology. But how long can technology alone help the struggling theater industry? There's a growing movement spreading around the world of people who realize that the size of the screen isn't the most important aspect, it's the involvement of the audience. What started as campy enjoyment of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight showings has grown into a love affair with interactive viewing experiences of all types of features. From traditional Sing-Alongs of musical movies to Quote-Alongs of beloved classics like The Princess Bride, interactive theatrical experiences are ramping up like never before. In the summer of 2010 Paramount Pictures joined in on the action by rereleasing Grease theatrically across the US. With the major studios playing in the pond traditionally occupied by fans and improv troupes, what does the future hold for interactive screenings, and will it be enough to save the tradition of hundreds of people gathering in the same room to watch flickering images projected on a screen?
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP7020

Speaker
GM

Greg MacLennan

Founder/EditorAlamo Drafthouse Cinema
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Henri Mazza

Chief Creative OfficerAlamo Drafthouse CinemaHenri Mazza has served as the head of the creative department for the Alamo Drafthouse since 2003, back when the now legendary theater chain was still a one screen cinema located in the warehouse district of downtown Austin. Working directly... Read More →
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Clinton McClung

ProgrammerSeattle International Film FestivalClinton McClung was programmer of the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston from 1999-2005, during which time he punctuated the midnight movies series with kung fu, puppet shows, wresting, burlesque, TV marathons, and old-fashioned Spookshows... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Mentors - Filmmakers 2
Every filmmaker has a story to tell. Get advice, or share those stories with experienced filmmakers. Mentor session signup is open to all Film, Gold and Platinum badge holders at a first-come, first-served basis. Registrants who signed up online must check-in 30 minutes before your mentor time slot to guarantee your spot. Limited on-site signup is also available for a small number of mentor sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session. Signup for Mentor Sessions Online here - http://mentor.sxsw.com/
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990095

Speaker
avatar for Andrew Bujalski

Andrew Bujalski

Andrew Bujalski wrote & directed the films Funny Ha Ha, Mutual Appreciation, and Beeswax.
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Chad Feehan

DirThe Fort
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Paul Gordon

Writer DirSt Chris Film/August Filmproductions
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Amy Grappell

Writer/DirLFE ProductionsAmy Grappell’s most recent documentary “Quadrangle” premiered at Sundance (2010) winning a Jury Prize, and went on to win Best Short Film at SXSW and AFI Film Festival before being broadcast on HBO. She is currently writing a one-hour pilot based on... Read More →
avatar for Keith Maitland

Keith Maitland

Dire/ProducerillegalfilmsKeith Maitland is currently in production on two feature docs – TOWER, an animated re-telling of the witnesses, survivors and heroes of the first American school shooting at the University of Texas in 1966; and the UNTITLED AUSTIN CITY LIMITS DOCUMENTARY... Read More →
avatar for Ron Mann

Ron Mann

PresSphinx ProductionsRon has been making award-winning films for over 30 years : " Grass"," Go Further", "Know Your Mushrooms" are among his many pop culture explorations which have had their world premieres at SXSW. In addition to directing and producing films, Ron heads up Films... Read More →
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Ben Steinbauer

DirThe Bear Media
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Nathan Zellner

Writer/ProducerKumiko, The Treasure HunterNathan Zellner makes movies with his brother David. They have written, produced, directed and edited numerous films and music videos that have screened at festivals worldwide. This includes five shorts (FLOTSAM/JETSAM, REDEMPTITUDE, AFTERMATH... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

SXSW Convergence Meet Up with Turner Broadcasting
What happens when the irresistible forces of the social web meet the immovable objects of television? What new ideas, technologies and art forms might emerge? What the heck is “TV”, anyway? Join us to talk about what it means to live, work and play at the center of the most exciting media disruption since ... well, ever.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00113


Tuesday March 15, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

The Convergence of Traditional and Internet TV
With Google TV and other over-the-top (OTT) services hitting the market, service providers (cable and satellite) and many broadcasters are expressing concern over cord-cutting and other issues at the intersection of television and the Internet. This session will look at the legal and business issues surrounding OTT services, including the protection of the broadcasters' content and advertising, as well as the issues surrounding ivi TV, the Seattle-based company that is being sued by a group of broadcasters who are seeking to stop it from retransmitting their over-the-air content. How should the courts and policy-makers act or not act to ensure the right balance between content protection and innovation at the intersection of television and the Internet? LEVEL: Intermediate
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990101

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avatar for Michael Petricone

Michael Petricone

Sr VP, Government AffairsConsumer Electronics AssociationMichael Petricone is the senior vice president of government affairs for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). In his position, Michael has been responsible for representing the CE industry's position before Congress and... Read More →
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Ned Sherman

CEODigital Media Wire IncAs Co-Founder, CEO & Publisher of Digital Media Wire, Inc., Ned Sherman works at the center of the rapidly growing digital media industry, where he brokers relationships and keeps a tab on the most important developments shaping the industry. According to... Read More →
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Todd Weaver

Founder & CEOivi Inc


Tuesday March 15, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

The Ultimate Backup - Keeping Media Alive
Archiving in the new entertainment marketplace involves much more than securely storing thousands of boxes of tape and cans of film. In order to provide the service that is really needed, the Archive must be prepared to provide the logical extension demanded by today's digital film industry business model, i.e. the ability to provide directly within hours from the secure environment of the archive to the studio what can best be called the first link in the digital supply chain.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP8190

Speaker
avatar for Jeff Anthony

Jeff Anthony

VPIron MountainJEFF ANTHONY is currently the Vice President of Iron Mountain and is responsible for its Entertainment Services Division. Iron Mountain is the largest supplier of analog and digital archive services in the world, serving the entertainment industry since 1951. Iron Mountain... Read More →
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Edwin III

PresEO3 Consulting
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Andrea Kalas

VP of ArchivesParamount PicturesAndrea has been Vice President of Archives at Paramount Pictures since 2009. She has worked as an archivist at the British Film Institute, Discovery Communications, Dreamworks and the UCLA Film and Television Archive. She is a former President of AMIA... Read More →
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Edwin Outwater

ConsultantIron Mountain
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Edwin Outwater-III

PresEO3 Consulting
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Milt Shefter

ConsultantMilljoy Ent IncMilt Shefter is President/Principal of Miljoy Ent. Inc. a consultancy and project management company focusing on media asset preservation strategies. He is the co-author of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ publication “The Digital Dilemma... Read More →
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Richard Utley

VP PreservationPro-TEKRichard Utley - bio Vice President PRO-TEK Media Preservation Services Richard (Rick) Utley is the divisional VP of PRO-TEK Preservation Services, a Kodak company. He is Kodak’s primary liaison with studio asset protection managers and other moving image content... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

1:00pm

Next Stage: Transmedia Storytelling in the Next Frontier: In a Galaxy Not So Far Away, Digital, Film and Music Meet Outer Space
Transmedia Storytelling in the Next Frontier: In a Galaxy Not So Far Away, Digital, Film and Music Meet Outer Space (Tuesday, 1pm on Next Stage in Convention Center)@radical.media Chief Technology Officer Evan Schechtman and Chief Creative Officer James Spindler announce a creative collaboration with the Southwest Research Institute and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This session will explore the uncharted territory of transmedia strategy and storytelling in space.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00028

Tuesday March 15, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Alternative Financing For Independent Film
As equity, presales and other traditional forms of financing have dried up, filmmakers have looked for new forms of financing. Properly utilized, crowd funding, corporate sponsorships, fiscal agents, soft money and project related investments can be useful and versatile financing tools for the independent producer. They can be deployed to develop, launch, partially/fully fund, or complete a project. But there are numerous legal pitfalls to navigate. As these sources become more widely used, they will most certainly draw increased legal scrutiny.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990102

Speaker
avatar for Ronald Levin

Ronald Levin

PrincipalLevin Law CorpRon Levin has been an attorney in the entertainment industry for over fifteen years. He has advised many US and international independent production companies in all aspects of the business from development and finance, to production to acquisition to distribution... Read More →
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Daniel Satorius

Atty/VPLommen Abdo Law Firm
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Dan Satorius

AttySatorius Law Firm PCDan Satorius’ firm is Satorius Law Firm, PC. He has represented clients in independent film and TV for over 25 years. His clients include Academy Award, Emmy Award, Independent Spirit, SXSW, and Sundance award winners. He frequently writes and speaks about... Read More →
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Kirk Schroder

PartnerSchroder Fidlow & Titley PLCKirk is in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America(r) for the field of entertainment law. He is also rated an "AV"* lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for lawyers. Kirk is currently the Chair the American Bar Association... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Heard But Not Seen: Capturing Music History Cinematically
Music films have an advantage of always having a natural climax. Poor/gifted/unexpected person or band possesses life-changing talents; may or may not become famous and may or may not hold on to fame. It's either an uplifting tale or a tragedy worth telling. No matter which ending, music films, both documentaries and biographical pictures, have grown wildly popular among audiences and filmmakers in recent years. This panel will explore how music of the 20th century is best captured cinematically: which storytelling vehicles are producers and directors using to best establish the historical record on film. We'll discuss a number of recent pictures that try to shake up the form of the music film. These include films as diverse as 'When You're Strange', the recent paean to The Doors that eschews recollections for living in the moment of the '60s through found footage, and 'This Movie is Broken', which tries to interweave a fictional tale with the music of the band Broken Social Scene. We'll analyze whether music films evolving as their own unique filmmaking niche and discuss challenges common to using popular music in films. We'll discuss new venues of distribution for music films that diverge from the old models. And we'll ponder the most innovative uses of telling music history stories on film and what to expect in the upcoming years.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP7891

Speaker
avatar for Brad Abramson

Brad Abramson

VH1Brad Abramson is Vice President of Production and Programming for VH1. He created and oversees VH1 ROCK DOCS, television's premier collection of music documentaries. Included in this bunch are “Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America,” “The U.S. vs. John Lennon,” “Woodstock... Read More →
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Warren Cohen

Executive ProducerVh1 NewsWarren Cohen is a two-time Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer at VH1 in the News & Documentary division. He is responsible for developing series, specials, reality programs and documentaries for the network’s VH1 Rock Docs franchise. VH1 Rock Docs are... Read More →
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Andy Markowitz

Co-founderMusicFilmWeb.comAndy Markowitz is the co-founder and chief content wrangler at MusicFilmWeb.com, a hub site for music documentaries with a mission to connect music fans with great films and filmmakers with great fans. He is a former editor of City Paper in Baltimore and... Read More →
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Nigel Sinclair

CEO/Co-ChairmanSpitfire PicturesNigel Sinclair is Exclusive Media Group's Co-Chairman and CEO. With his partner, Guy East, Sinclair launched their independent feature film and television production company, Spitfire Pictures, in early 2003. Prior to starting Spitfire, Sinclair and... Read More →
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Ondi Timoner

Dir/Producerthelip.tvOndi Timoner has the rare distinction of winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival twice. Her 2004 Sundance-winning doc, DIG! about the collision of art & commerce through the lives of two bands, and her 2009 top prize-winner, WE LIVE IN PUBLIC... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Mentors - Open Call
Feeling adrift in the film world and need some valuable one-to-one general advice? This is the session for you; "Open Call" features industry insiders that run the gamut of the film spectrum. Whether you're seeking advice on production, festivals, distribution or all of the above, sign up now and get the lowdown. Mentor session signup is open to all Film, Gold and Platinum badge holders at a first-come, first-served basis. Registrants who signed up online must check-in 30 minutes before your mentor time slot to guarantee your spot. Limited on-site signup is also available for a small number of mentor sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session. Signup for Mentor Sessions Online here - http://mentor.sxsw.com/
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990138

Speaker
avatar for Adam Cassels

Adam Cassels

Digital ConsultantSheffield Doc/FestAdam Cassels - Digital Consultant to Sheffield Doc/Fest and Development Director, Crossover Labs. We work with content makers across Europe, US, Australia and the Far East realising their cross-platform and interactive ideas. I work in collaboration... Read More →
avatar for Peter Friedlander

Peter Friedlander

ProducerPlaytone
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Sarah Green

ProducerBrace Cove Productions
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Holly Jeter

AgentWME Entertainment
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Navid McIlhargey

Sr VP Dev & ProductionNew RegencyNavid began his film career while a grad student at Columbia College. He interned at Egg Pictures and realize he was best suited behind the camera as a producer/executive. After working at UTA, Navid moved to Revolution studios where he was promoted... Read More →
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Jeff Nichols

Filmmaker
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Holly Roach

Programming AdministratorMill Valley Film FestivalHolly Roach is a film programmer, arts administrator and freelance writer. After completing a B.A. in Cinema at San Francisco State University, she went on to hold positions at several Bay Area film and media arts organizations, including... Read More →
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Weiman Seid

Fat DotWeiman Seid is the founder and Principal of FAT DOT, the New York-based consultancy firm founded in 2004. FAT DOT offers marketing and publicity strategy consultation for clients that include corporations, films, festivals and individuals. His clients include actor Sissy Spacek... Read More →
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Martin Shapiro

ScreenwriterNight Owl Productions
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Edward Stencel

CEORoyale Greenstone Entertainment


Tuesday March 15, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Next Stage: indieWIRE Interviews
Check out indieWIRE's afternoon chat series with SXSW Film Festival talent on the Next Stage from 2pm to 3pm Monday through Thursday. Tuesday’s schedule is 2:10pm Joe Swanberg and Ti West (Silver Bullets & Inkeepers); 2:35pm Miranda July. www.indiewire.com
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00031

Tuesday March 15, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Reel Murder: From Crime Scene to Big Screen
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.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP5877

Speaker
avatar for Philip Anselmo

Philip Anselmo

OwnerHousecore RecordsPhilip Anselmo remains a pillar of heavy metal and underground culture. His career has spanned over two decades, and he's fronted some of the most crucial acts in the genre's history. In Pantera, the singer helped craft an undeniable sound that roars immortally... Read More →
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Hart Fisher

Pres/OwnerAmerican Horrors“Even surrounded by coffins, bats, a life-sized Frankenstein statue and legendary fright-meister artist Bernie Wrightson, Fisher's the scariest thing in the room." Wizard Magazine: The Guide To Comics There is precious little that outlaw filmmaker Hart... Read More →
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Ami Canaan Mann

'The Fields'Ami Canaan Mann is a feature/television writer and television director. She recently directed the feature film, 'The Fields' (aka 'Texas Killing Fields') starring Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chloe Grace Moretz and Jessica Chastain.
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Steve Mims

DirectorAustin Film Works
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Corey Mitchell

Bloody Disgusting: Horror Film Fest Guy || MetalSucks: Contributing EditorBloody-Disgusting/MetalSucksCorey Mitchell, J.D., is a Los Angeles Times best-selling author of several true crime books, including DEAD AND BURIED and SAVAGE SON. He is also a contributing editor for MetalSucks... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:00pm

Nikon's D-SLR Photo, Video & Music Meet Up
Do you make music videos? If so, this is the Meet Up for you. We are calling all music videographers, music editors, and musicians to come together and learn about the opportunities in this field to network and learn about shooting rock photography and video with Nikon’s latest D-SLR.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00116


Tuesday March 15, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:15pm

Ami Canaan Mann
Ami Canaan Mann is a feature/television writer and television director. She recently directed the feature film, 'THE FIELDS (aka TEXAS KILLING FIELDS) starring Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chloe Grace Moretz and Jessica Chastain. Mann will be signing copies of FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS. She directed the Austin-based television series episode entitled "I Can't" (Season 4, Episode 10).
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00647


Tuesday March 15, 2011 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:15pm

Corey Mitchell
Author Corey Mitchell will be appearing at the SX Bookstore to greet fans and sign copies of his true-crime book, Savage Son. **COREY MITCHELL IS THE MODERATOR FOR THE "REEL MURDER: FROM CRIME SCENE TO BIG SCREEN PANEL" ON MARCH 15.** Corey Mitchell, J.D., and University of Texas graduate ('92), is a Los Angeles Times best-selling author of several true crime books including DEAD AND BURIED, SAVAGE SON, HOLLYWOOD DEATH SCENES, and the critically acclaimed MURDERED INNOCENTS, about the 1991 Texas yogurt shop slayings. Mitchell was the former founder and executive editor of the #1 true crime website, IN COLD BLOG. He was also the creator and head writer for the Discovery Channel’s, Investigation Discovery HOLLYWOOD ON TRIAL blog. He currently heads up the true crime film blog, REEL CRIME, and is preparing to launch a new true crime website, CRIME CALENDAR, in spring 2011. He also blogs about heavy metal at METALSUCKS and horror film festivals at BLOODY DISGUSTING. Mitchell’s work has appeared in Reuters, USA Today, UPI, AP, Austin Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News, Chicago Sun-Times, and many more media outlets. He has appeared on numerous national and local news broadcasts, as well as television shows such as E!’s 20 Most Horrifying Hollywood Murders and TV Land’s, Myths and Legends. Mitchell also works behind the scenes with several charitable organizations that assist victims of crime. Mitchell is currently working on two true crime books, co-authoring former Pantera and heavy metal icon Philip H. Anselmo's autobiography, and in pre-production for his first feature length film, a true crime documentary about TacoLand proprietor and murder victim, Ram Ayala.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00447


Tuesday March 15, 2011 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:15pm

Hart D. Fisher
Filmmaker Hart D. Fisher will be appearing at the SX Bookstore to greet fans and sign copies of his latest DVD, The Garbage Man.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00450

Tuesday March 15, 2011 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:15pm

Philip H. Anselmo
Filmmaker and artist Philip H. Anselmo will be appearing at the SX Bookstore to greet fans and sign copies of his various works. Philip Anselmo remains a pillar of heavy metal and underground culture. His career has spanned over two decades, and he's fronted some of the most crucial acts in the genre's history. In Pantera, the singer helped craft an undeniable sound that roars immortally. That sound reverberates across the metal juggernaut's multi-platinum selling catalog, including five classic studio albums—Cowboys From Hell [1990], Vulgar Display of Power [1992], Far Beyond Driven [1994], The Great Southern Trendkill [1996] and Reinventing the Steel [2000]. That sound made Far Beyond Driven the heaviest album to ever debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. That sound brought the world to its feet on endless sold out tours. That sound garnered four Grammy nominations and other numerous accolades. That sound forged one of the most diehard fan bases ever and influenced countless young acts along the way. Wielding a heavy dose of southern groove and classic rock gusto, Anselmo shined equally with his platinum super group Down on Nola [1995], Down II: A Bustle In Your Hedgerow [2002] and Down III: Over the Under [2007]. Simultaneously, he brandished an unbridled hardcore intensity on two albums with Superjoint Ritual. Amidst all of this, he founded Housecore Records, the home of haarp, The Sursiks, Warbeast and his very own Christ Inversion, Arson Anthem, his solo project and more. Housecore embodies Anselmo's natural creative ethos, and it sees him producing and pushing boundaries as an independent industry visionary. Of course, there's a lot more to the man behind the music. In addition to being a board member of boxing figurehead Emanuel Steward's Kronk Gym Foundation, Anselmo is a published author in Boxing Digest and on BoxingInsider.com. His passions for boxing, horror films, and professional football are just as loud as any of the vocals he's committed to tape. With his first genre-smashing solo record on the way in 2011, he's only getting louder. Philip is a panelist for REEL MURDER: From Crime Scene to Big Screen where he will discuss his participation as the composer and financier of one of the most notorious, brutal, and critically acclaimed true crime films of all time, Jim Van Bebber's THE MANSON FAMILY.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00448


Tuesday March 15, 2011 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Mentors - Sales & Acquisitions
Learn about the nuts and bolts of the all-important packaging, marketing and selling of your film. Who you are selling to? How do you land that buyer? Who picks up the tab? FInd out here. Mentor session signup is open to all Film, Gold and Platinum badge holders at a first-come, first-served basis. Registrants who signed up online must check-in 30 minutes before your mentor time slot to guarantee your spot. Limited on-site signup is also available for a small number of mentor sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session. Signup for Mentor Sessions Online here - http://mentor.sxsw.com/
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990118

Speaker
avatar for Dan Guando

Dan Guando

SVP, AcquisitionsThe Weinstein Company
avatar for Caroline Habib

Caroline Habib

Mgr of Acquisitions & Broadcast SalesMongrel MediaCaroline Habib is the Manager of Acquisitions & Broadcast Sales at Toronto’s Mongrel Media and has been part of the team since 2008. Mongrel is one of Canada's leading film distribution companies specializing in art house, foreign... Read More →
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Roger Kass

Cowan Debaets et Alq
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Maren Olson

PresTraction Media
avatar for Sejin Park

Sejin Park

Vice President, Worldwide AcquisitionsEntertainment OneSejin Park is Vice President of Worldwide Acquisitions at Entertainment One, a leading international content distributor, where she executes multi-territory acquisitions for eOne’s territories including US, UK, Canada and Benelux... Read More →
avatar for Orly Ravid

Orly Ravid

Founder, Co-Exec DirThe Film CollaborativeOrly Ravid, Founder, The Film Collaborative (TFC). Orly is a 12-year industry veteran whose experience in film ranges from festival programming to acquisitions & domestic licensing and distribution, as well as business affairs and foreign... Read More →
avatar for Greg Rhem

Greg Rhem

DirHBOGreg Rhem is Director of Documentary Programming for Home Box Office. For the past nineteen years, he's been involved in discovering new and distinctive documentary programming for HBO Documentary Films. Some of his finds have been: the Oscar®-winning "Freeheld," "Born Into... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Practically Funny: How Alternative Comedy Kings Have Learned To Reach the Masses
Everywhere, comedy content is king, but especially so in the still dangerous world of alternative comedy. Our experts will explore the many ways that alternative comedy is connecting to audiences across all platforms, as well as provide practical tips and hysterical clips all about how to get your comedic point of view out to the widest possible audience.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP8111

Speaker
avatar for Scott Aukerman

Scott Aukerman

Comedy Bang BangScott Aukerman, also known as Mott Skokerman, Hot Saucerman or Scottabot, is the host of Comedy Bang Bang: The Podcast! Scott began his comedy career as a writer and performer on Mr. Show. Following the success of Mr. Show, Scott co-founded the popular UCB show that... Read More →
avatar for Carrie Brownstein

Carrie Brownstein

IFCCarrie Brownstein is the co-creator, co-writer and co-star of Portlandia as well as anauthor and musician. She made her television career debut in 2011 with Portlandia, and in 2012 and 2013 received an Emmy® nomination in the “Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series” category... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Caserta

Jennifer Caserta

EVP/GMIFCJennifer Caserta serves as executive vice president and general manager of IFC. Caserta was named to this post in June 2008 and in this role she oversees the day-to-day operations of the network and directs all efforts as it relates to program development, production, scheduling... Read More →
avatar for Chris Hardwick

Chris Hardwick

Nerdist Industries
avatar for Baratunde Thurston

Baratunde Thurston

Co-Founder & CEOCultivated WitBaratunde is the co-founder of Cultivated Wit. He's also a comedian, author and former director of digital for The Onion. His responsibilities included producing the “War For The White House” 2008 election coverage, helping the company adapt its storytelling... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Preparing the Next Generation of Diverse Filmmakers
If you're a minority, person with disability, LGBT or woman, entering the entertainment industry can be a daunting task. In this panel we'll follow the career track of a fictitious diverse entertainment professional from high school through to their golden years. The panel will address the challenges, opportunities and benefits of being from a diverse background. We'll take note of what is working and not working at the macro and micro levels to encourage and promote diversity at all stages of the career cycle. Panelists will examine what is happening in education, corporate america and the guild levels as we follow our filmmaker through the system.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP7150

Speaker
avatar for Rhianon Gutierrez

Rhianon Gutierrez

Rhijah FilmsBorn and raised in Southern California, Rhianon Gutierrez is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and activist. She received her BFA in Film Production from Chapman University. Her acclaimed documentary short, “When I’m Not Alone”, has won twelve national awards... Read More →
avatar for Dagoberto Patlan

Dagoberto Patlan

Dir of ProductionCineVeliz/The Film School of San AntonioDagoberto Patlán's interest in film was sparked by fellow St. Anthony high school student Robert Rodriguez. Following his heart, he took RTF classes at Austin Community College before making the move to Lubbock, TX at Texas... Read More →
avatar for Rashad Robinson

Rashad Robinson

Exec DirColor Of ChangeRashad Robinson serves as Executive Director of ColorOfChange, having joined the organization in May 2011. For well over a decade, Robinson has helped to mobilize communities across the country to create more inclusive cultural and political institutions. A... Read More →
avatar for Vicente Williams

Vicente Williams

ProducerProducers Guild of America Diversity CommitteeVicente Williams is a Los Angeles based new media geek with a love of storytelling. His accomplishments include work on DVD titles from Universal, MGM, Warner Bros. and four years producing digital content at MTV. He has worked... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Yee

Rebecca Yee

Natl Dir/Sr EEO CounselScreen Actors GuildRebecca Yee is the National Director/Senior Equal Employment Opportunities Counsel of Screen Actors Guild Affirmative Action & Diversity. Rebecca advances SAG’s policy and advocacy of diversity and equal employment in the entertainment industry... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 15 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Production For Emerging Platforms
Productions are no longer financed and distributed exclusively for theatrical, DVD, and world-wide TV. Increasingly, works are produced specifically for alternative platforms, including exclusively for online. The panel will discuss production, finance, and distribution of works produced for online, cross-platforms, and transmedia.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990103

Speaker
avatar for Michael Donaldson

Michael Donaldson

PartnerDonaldson & Callif LLPMichael C. Donaldson is an entertainment attorney who has been fighting for independent filmmakers for over thirty years. The December 2011 ABA Journal dubbed him the “’legal Obi Wan Kenobi’ and fair use guru of the documentary film set.” As President... Read More →
avatar for Debbie Spander

Debbie Spander

VP Business Affairs""MTV NetworksDebbie Spander is vice president of business & legal affairs of MTV Entertainment, a division of Viacom focused on comedy, digital media and sports. She is responsible for structuring, negotiating and managing development and original programming deals... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:30pm

Talking Sound: A BMI Conversation
A conversation between BMI’s Doreen Ringer-Ross and a special musical guest, to be announced later.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990164

Speaker
avatar for Doreen Ringer-Ross

Doreen Ringer-Ross

VP Film & TV RelsBMIAs Vice President, Film/TV Relations for BMI, Doreen Ringer Ross oversees all activity from the Los Angeles based department serving film and television composers. Prior to BMI, Ringer Ross held artist development positions at A&M Records, ABC Records and MCA Records... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 16AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

4:00pm

Next Stage Presents Jonquil
Jonquil’s self-proclaimed “Paul Simon’s take on The Smiths” tag nails them well, however the six-piece also emcompass a level of intricacy not unlike a more subtle Dirty Projectors without the r ‘n’ b. There’s also an inclusion of a majestic summer flourish of romantic indie-pop very much in the modern tradition – similar to Beach House, Vampire Weekend or Wolf Parade. Emerging initially as the more folky end of Oxford’s burgeoning match rock scene that brought us (close friends of Jonquil and recent touring partners) Foals and Youthmovies, Jonquil have constantly evolved and morphed into a very accomplished and mature band with a now newly focused, fresh output of work.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00283

Tuesday March 15, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

4:30pm

5:00pm

How Digital Music Drives International Collaboration in Music
The House of Songs is an Austin, TX based project focusing on musical creativity through international collaboration. The House has been operating since September 2009 and has provided the foundation for creative collaboration between some of the strongest Austin and Scandinavian songwriters. Through these experiences, the participating songwriters have created numerous potential relationships and have attained unique experiences benefiting their musical careers. This panel will discuss how digital media influences these collaboration efforts in the present and in the future. The conversation will also cover current trends in this area, challenges artists face in developing and expanding their audience, how artists today can succeed in procuring worldwide digital revenue, and ultimately emphasize the need of having this conversation. LEVEL: Intermediate
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_FP990112

Tuesday March 15, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

Next Stage Presents The Boxer Rebellion (acoustic)
Join The Boxer Rebellion on Next Stage for a special acoustic performance you won’t see anywhere else! “What’s past is prologue…” With all that’s befallen them, London-based quartet The Boxer Rebellion have a history that reads like a grand, intricately woven design. For a band who have been together almost ten years – during which their first (and, to date, only) label went bust shortly after their debut release and a key member had a near-death experience – such fluctuating fortunes would surely see most bands imploding in frustration. So what marks The Boxer Rebellion out from the rest? How have they endured in relative obscurity, held down day jobs to self-release a follow-up, and arrived at a kind of renaissance so far down a jagged career path? Well, one could point to the quality of the songs or the almost wanton uniqueness of their sound, but that would be remiss – they’ve always had the talent. Perhaps it could be faith in their own abilities – a bloody-mindedness that refused to go away? Not so – every band that has ever existed (or not) tends to think they’re the reincarnation of The Beatles. The simple fact is, the reason The Boxer Rebellion have endured thus far resides in a single word, a concept that was the insignia of their second album: Union. “We’ve always been a band that’s had a sense of seclusion, which has helped us extract the essence of what we are as a unit,” guitarist Todd Howe reveals of their working process, a point succinctly and wryly punctuated by frontman Nathan Nicholson: “I think if we were solo artists, we’d have all quit by now.” It’s this sense of alliance that has allowed The Boxer Rebellion to navigate a path beset with industry indifference and financial hardship to forge a career that has set industry landmarks from the base materials of undeniable talent and a cast-iron will. One such landmark came in the band’s recent live appearance on the silver screen in Going The Distance, a Hollywood feature film starring Drew Barrymore. In the movie, the band play themselves and effectively superimpose their name into the popcorn-chomping eyes of movie-going audiences throughout the world – performing two tracks from the Union LP (‘Evacuate’ and ‘Spitting Fire’) while also providing an original song, ‘If You Run’, for the film’s finale. All this on the back of a chance encounter with film industry spotters at a showcase in LA, who were so impressed with the band’s sold-out performance at The Troubadour, they promptly nudged the film’s director, Nanette Burstein, to make them the movie’s musical focal point. Since then, the band have found themselves attending red-carpet premieres in Los Angeles and London (in a location literally around the corner from where two of the band used to work in a shoe shop), before launching into a packed-out 20-date US tour in September 2010. Having self-released and virtually self-financed the follow-up to debut Exits, the band’s Union LP saw them make history by becoming the first unsigned band to enter the US Billboard 100 Albums Chart (no. 82) on digital sales alone. By the end of 2009, iTunes US declared Union their Alternative Album of the Year. A fitting climax to a year of toil and tussle, after this The Boxer Rebellion were primed and ready to embark on their third studio record. Enter producer Ethan Johns (Kings of Leon, Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne), whose unorthodox approach to recording became the perfect foil to the Boxer Rebellion’s almost tunnel-vision creative perseverance. The result of this dynamic – and the first album The Boxer Rebellion have handed over to a single producer – is the forthcoming breathtaker that is The Cold Still, an album that might never have seen the light of day from a band of lesser conviction. They have taken the trials of their formative years and built themselves a future that glows from the resurgent embers of the determination that refused to be extinguished all those years ago, and burns ever brighter still. For The Boxer Rebellion, what’s past is their prologue. Here’s where their story truly begins…
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00040

Tuesday March 15, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

6:00pm

WTF with Marc Maron - Live Podcast Taping
Marc Maron brings his critically acclaimed podcast from his garage in Los Angeles to our stage in Austin, TX. WTF is a comic on comic interview, whose topics often include the arc of the interviewees career, shared past experiences, and current affairs.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00356

Tuesday March 15, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Esther's Follies 525 E 6th St

8:00pm

Comedy Showcase: Talk Nerdy To Me (early)
As SXSW Comedy concludes its Film and Interactive events, we invite you to let your geek flag fly with a mix of pop culture steeped comedy ranging from the artsy to the fartsy.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00370

Tuesday March 15, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Esther's Follies 525 E 6th St

10:30pm

Comedy Showcase: Talk Nerdy To Me (late)
As SXSW Comedy concludes its Film and Interactive events, we invite you to let your geek flag fly with a mix of pop culture steeped comedy ranging from the artsy to the fartsy.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00372

Tuesday March 15, 2011 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Esther's Follies 525 E 6th St
 
Wednesday, March 16
 

11:00am

SXSW Trade Show
Spanning four days and all three conferences, the SXSW Trade Show is the heart of convergence for the evolving industries represented here in March. Attendees can experience the future of entertainment and technology in one location as well as find the tools needed to stake a claim on tomorrow.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00771

Wednesday March 16, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:00pm

Next Stage: The Reality of Cloud Streaming Services featuring Jeff Price (TuneCore), Bruce Houghton (Hypebot) & George Howard (Loyola University)
Cloud Streaming has arrived. Bringing successful and viable services to the U.S. market is only a matter of time. The question now becomes, how will this play out as a stream of revenue for rights holders? Join Jeff Price of TuneCore, Bruce Houghton of Hypebot and George Howard, Professor at Loyola University, at Next Stage for a detailed discussion on the six rights every musician has to their work, and how they can be employed best in the cloud streaming service model.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00043

Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Filmmakers Meet Distributors
SXSW invites indie filmmakers and distributors to get together at The Trade Show Meet Up Pavilion to explore new platforms and methods for film distribution.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00107

Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

1:00pm

Next Stage: The Art of Transmedia Storytelling
The Art of Transmedia Storytelling:Justin Wilkes, @radical.media’s Executive Vice President of Media and Entertainment, whose credits include "Master Class," the critically acclaimed series on OWN and the long-running series "Iconoclasts", documentaries on Jay Z ("Fade to Black"), Drake ("Better Than Good Enough") and Nicki Minaj ("My Time Now), will take us through the process, challenges, and opportunities of transmedia storytelling. Joining him will be Grammy-nominated recording artist Kenna, to discuss Summit on the Summit, a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, exposing a new knowledge and engagement in the struggle to address and solve the global clean water crisis. radicalmedia.com
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00046


Wednesday March 16, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Next Stage: indieWIRE Interviews
Check out indieWIRE's afternoon chat series with SXSW Film Festival talent on the Next Stage from 2pm to 3pm Monday through Thursday. Wednesday’s schedule is 2:10pm Terry McMahon (Charlie Casanova), Matt D'Elia (American Animal), Evan Glodell (Bellflower);  2:35pm Janet Grillo (Fly Away) www.indiewire.com
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00049

Wednesday March 16, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:00pm

Meet the International Festival Bookers
The Trade Show Meet Up Pavilion will host International Festival Bookers on Wednesday 3/16. Whether you are an artist, booking agent, manager, or just want to learn more about festivals overseas, this is the best place to meet the creators of international festivals. There is no need to sign up (like with international speed dating), just come by and learn about the opportunities available in new countries.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00119

Wednesday March 16, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:00pm

Next Stage Presents Floating Action
Named after a vintage Gretsch bass drum pedal, Floating Action is the pseudonym of Black Mountain, North Carolina-based musician, songwriter, and producer Seth Kauffman. Following the 2007 homemade gem Research (released under his own name) and Floating Action’s gorgeously understated self-titled follow-up from 2009, Park the Van is proud to release Desert Etiquette, Kauffman’s third full-length with the New Orleans based indie label. Taking its title from a legend told to Kauffman by his sister (in the Middle East, it is proper etiquette to leave a drinking vessel for the hypothetical next traveler near a remote oasis) Desert Etiquette is the most stripped-down Floating Action affair to date. Aside from one pedal steel recording on the closing track, every song on Desert Etiquette was written, performed, produced, and recorded by Kauffman himself. His d.i.y. approach is the result of his insatiable searching; chasing the ultimate musical moment: “When an idea comes in directly from above, you can often capture it in it's pure state by eliminating the middle man. Sometimes bottling it at the source is just easier, and nothing gets lost in translation.” There’s no such thing as a “typical” Floating Action song. Folk, soul, southern-rock, gospel, surf, and bedroom lo-fi somehow coexist and cohere in the same record—even the same song. There is, however, a distinct Floating Action sound. Kauffman’s warm recordings and lushly anachronistic sound is uniquely his. The attentiveness given to production quality is palpable; you can all but hear the vinyl crackle in gently graceful tunes like “Please Reveal” or “Rincon.” Like Dr. Dog keyboardist Zach Miller said in a recent interview, “His songs are timeless, effortless, and instantly memorable.”
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00052


Wednesday March 16, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

4:00pm

Next Stage Presents King Charles
Since launching his debut single, Time of Eternity, in 2010, King Charles has garnered much press, online and radio support from radio djs Rob Da Bank, Zane Lowe, Lauren Laverne, Tom Robinson and Huw Stephens. Performing to critical acclaim throughout the UK and Europe, he has gathered an ever-swelling and devout audience and most recently supported Mumford & Sons on their sold-out US tour. 2010 saw King Charles also win the prestigious International Songwriting Competition by an unprecedented unanimous vote from a panel of industry heavyweights including Tom Waits, Kings of Leon, Timbaland, Black Francis and Jerry Lee Lewis. A hotly tipped act for 2011, King Charles is currently recording his debut album due for release in the coming summer.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00055

Wednesday March 16, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

Next Stage Presents Washington
She weighs half as much as her keyboard but she could punch out your Dad. Yes, she is a female singer songwriter…but she’s not shy and retreating or cute. BUT: she’s not 10 tons of slut in a mini skirt and nipple tape belly dancing on a crucifix. She’s addicted to Facebook but not like your best friend Tenille. Her voice will stop you in your tracks. It brings grown men to tears on live television (seriously). It soars, then falters, then soars again and it is full off sorrow even when it is full of joy (soft, broken, soaring, sorrow, spitting, sneering, smiling etc etc etc). And she can dance. She grew up in Papua New Guinea so she is a wild girl that knows which tree has water in it’s trunk, but she speaks French and wears couture even though she can’t afford groceries. She made a record called “I Believe You Liar” and it’s not like other records. It’s better and it’s hard to tell why exactly. They’re all pop songs but not like you think. They are really, REALLY wordy twisty complicated key changing sons of bitches that you’d have to go to music school for 6 years to play (she did) but after they’re done you can remember every chorus and every hook, and on the second listen you may be able to sing back most of the words. They are mostly about love and how love can make you feel any other emotion. She calls them sonic polaroids. "Australia, you have a new and original troubadour to lift your spirits and warm your hearts.” -Tim Finn. She’s like a rock and roll band, but not. She’s kind of like Elvis Costello. She’s kind of like Cindy Lauper. She’s kind of like Motown stuff. She’s kind of like Phoenix. She’s kind of like Tom Waits. She’s like NEW like NEVER BEFORE but… …but not. Washington is the physical manifestation of all these seemingly diametrically opposed forces. Somehow these forces have not yet created a black hole that envelops the universe. They instead created songs and a voice that in one short year have put her in every Australian home on the cover of a magazine, or on the television, or round and round in your head when your taking a shower. It’s possessed musical royalty (and I won’t say exactly who but it’s pretty impressive) and anyone else you can think of. These folks pick up the phone and invite her for a drink but she’ll only come if they’re drinking Hendricks. She was Triple J Unearthed. She’s the Vanda and Young Song Writing Competition. She’s an APRA Ambassador. She’s already touring the US and the UK.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00037


Wednesday March 16, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

SXSW Trade Show Happy Hour by .CO
The SXSW Trade Show Happy Hour offers Austin hospitality, serving complimentary beverages and a break from your busy schedule. Come to the SXsaloon to relax, meet friends, and refresh before a big night.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00085


Wednesday March 16, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St
 
Thursday, March 17
 

11:00am

An overview of the AG-AF100 micro 4/3-inch video camera
Panasonic's AG-AF100 AVCCAM camcorder is the world's first professional HD camera equipped with a 4/3rds MOS image sensor. Learn how the AF100's Four Thirds type MOS sensor (with an imaging area almost the same as that of 35mm film), allows easy recording of film-like images with a shallow depth of field, while providing the cost advantages of a growing line of professional quality, industry standard micro 4/3-inch lenses, filters, and adapters. You'll learn how this new 1080p/720p production camera can provide you the superior video handling, native 1080/24p recording, variable frame rates, professional audio capabilities, and the long record times (up to 12 hours).
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00651

Thursday March 17, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, 5ABC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

11:00am

SXSW Trade Show
Spanning four days and all three conferences, the SXSW Trade Show is the heart of convergence for the evolving industries represented here in March. Attendees can experience the future of entertainment and technology in one location as well as find the tools needed to stake a claim on tomorrow.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00774

Thursday March 17, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:00pm

Next Stage Presents The Slate Culture Gabfest SXSW Edition
Every week, Slate’s lively and opinionated “Culture Gabfest” critics discuss the best and worst of the current culture world, from Gwyneth Paltrow’s stab at country music to the IFC show Portlandia to Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” campaign. They’ve never done it from SXSW—until now, when “Culture Gabfest” records a live podcast at the festival featuring vivacious disagreement and debate from Dana Stevens, Julia Turner, and Stephen Metcalf.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00061


Thursday March 17, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

12:30pm

Meet the Indie Labels
Whether you’re an artist, manager, promoter, or other label, the Trade Show Meet Up Pavilion is your destination to learn about and meet the finest indie labels in the U.S. and overseas. No need to pre-register, just stop by.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00122

Thursday March 17, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

1:00pm

Next Stage: Beyond the Music Video: When Heart meets Technology in Music’s Digital Age
Join @radical.media Chairman and CEO Jon Kamen, Chris Milk, the acclaimed director of The Wilderness Downtown and The Johnny Cash Project, and Thomas Gayno, marketing manager at Google Creative Lab for a look at how technology is creating a whole new artistic medium – the interactive music video experience, as well as a sneak peek at some big new projects on the horizon. radicalmedia.com
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00064

Thursday March 17, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

2:00pm

Next Stage: indieWIRE Interviews
Check out indieWIRE's afternoon chat series with SXSW Film Festival talent on the Next Stage from 2pm to 3pm Monday through Thursday. Thursday’s schedule is 2:00- Janet Pierson, Producer of South By Southwest Film Festival www.indiewire.com
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00067


Thursday March 17, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

3:00pm

Meet the SXSW Artists
Join SXSW 2011 showcasing artists for a laid back reception in the Trade Show Meet Up Pavilion. Are you an artist looking to meet other bands for sharing bills or crashing couches in other cities (and countries)? Do you have a service SXSW bands need to know about? Whatever you’re looking to achieve, the Meet Up Pavilion is your destination to meet these hot artists.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00125

Thursday March 17, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

4:00pm

Next Stage: Southbytes Grand Prize Giveaway
Join us for the Grand Prize Giveaway from the Southbytes video competition.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00777

Thursday March 17, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St

5:00pm

Trade Show Wrap Party Featuring Asleep At The Wheel
To celebrate the close of the Trade Show, SXSW is pleased to announce a special performance by Asleep At The Wheel. This beloved Austin band reflects not only the Southwest spirit but the aptitude to reinvent, something we hope you've experienced this week during South By Southwest. The newly united Trade Show has introduced you to the latest methods for doing business, and you have met the people, forces and technology working to shape our collective future. SXSW is proud to present a band that revolves around this concept of reinvention and creativity. Bring your best Two-Step to the dance floor for the modern kings of western swing!
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_OE00076

Thursday March 17, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4 500 E Cesar Chavez St