Am really happy for two friends who are in the news today... Matt Dentler's decision to make a move to Cinetic, joining their new rights management division here in NYC, left the South By folks with some sizable shoes to fill. They moved very quickly and made a terrific decision. Janet Pierson has become an important fixture in Austin and at the Austin Film Society. She is not only well-connected, but has embraced SXSW's recent programming direction, championing and connection with a new generation of American independent filmmakers. Exciting developments all around!