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SXSW 2013: 'The East' to Close Festival; Plus New Titles, Panels and Film Conference Lineup

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood February 13, 2013 at 3:17PM

Zal Batmanglij's "The East" will close the 2013 SXSW Film Festival. Fifteen new titles and additional panels are also announced, including conversations with Danny Boyle and Rob Zombie, Joss Whedon and his "Much Ado About Nothing" cast...
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Featured Sessions announced for the 2013 SXSW Film Conference include:

•    A Conversation with Danny Boyle
Join Danny Boyle in a thought-provoking discussion about his groundbreaking work in film production and how he brings his unique vision to audiences around the world. As part of the conversation, Boyle will present footage from his upcoming release Trance.
(Saturday March 9 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM -- Vimeo Theatre, Austin Convention Center)

•    A Conversation with Rob Zombie
An auteur filmmaker with unlimited vision, join Rob Zombie in Conversation about how he has established a unique voice that has gained him unparalleled recognition across the mediums of film, music and publishing.
(Tuesday March 12 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM -- Room 16AB, Austin Convention Center)

•    Break it Down: Harmony Korine & His Spring Breakers
From visionary director Harmony Korine, comes a bold new vision of the seasonal American ritual known as spring break. Korine, joined by his cast, will discuss what it was to film amidst real-life revelers and create one of the most unique cinematic experiences in years.
(Monday March 11 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM -- Vimeo Theatre, Austin Convention Center)

•    Much Ado About Much Ado
Directly following the SXSW U.S. Premiere of Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing in the Vimeo Theatre, join cast members Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg, and the director himself as they discuss the unconventional process of shooting the film in 12(!) days and the challenges and excitement of bringing Shakespeare to the screen for a modern audience.
(Saturday March 9 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM -- Vimeo Theatre, Austin Convention Center)

•    JASH: A Comedy Platform with Full Creative Autonomy (Convergence Session)
Sarah Silverman, Tim & Eric, Michael Cera, and Reggie Watts discuss working with the YouTube platform and the artistic freedom that comes with this new frontier.
(Sunday March 10 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM -- Dell Hall, Long Center)

•    State Of Creative Independence
Kickstarter Co-Founder and Head of Community Yancey Strickler leads a conversation on the state of creativity: what brought us here, and where will we go next.
(Monday March 11 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM -- Room 16AB, Austin Convention Center)

•    Vimeo Presents:  It's Such a Beautiful Day by Don Hertzfeldt +
SPECIAL VIMEO ANNOUNCEMENT
Vimeo is thrilled to present the newly remastered and expanded version of It's Such a Beautiful Day, which brings together the entire tragicomic story of a troubled man named Bill by Academy Award-nominated animator and self-distribution pioneer Don Hertzfeldt. Following the screening, join Don and the Vimeo Staff for a discussion of what it means to be both a filmmaker and your own distributor. Vimeo will also make a very special announcement, so make sure you stay until the end!
(Tuesday March 12 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM -- Vimeo Theatre, Austin Convention Center)

FILM CONFERENCE LINEUP BY DAY:
(Moderators listed in parentheses)

Friday March 8
A Beginner's Guide to SXSW Film (Agnes Varnum, The Texas Tribune)
An Insider’s Preview to the SXSW Film Festival (Dave Karger, Fandango)

Saturday March 9
After Effects: Festivals & Your Film's Future (Aaron Hillis, Video Free Brooklyn)
A Conversation with Danny Boyle
Business of Film: Int'l Distribution & Sales (Andy Whittaker, dogwoof)
Changing Rules for Women and Sex on TV (Alyssa Rosenberg, ThinkProgress)
Determining Where to Produce Your Film (Ginger Sledge, Zenzero)
Digital Marketing Law for Filmmakers (Anne Moebes, Law Office of Anne Moebes)
DIY: How Crowdsourcing Has Saved Independent Film (Dan Parnes, TUGG)
The Future of Film Distribution (Keith Calder, Snoot Entertainment)
Mentors: Funding / Financing
Mentors: Legal
Mentors: Publicity
Mentors: Sales and Acquisitions
Much Ado About Much Ado
New Grass Roots: Digital Age Movie Marketing (Krista Smith, Vanity Fair)
Not So Short Story: Short Form to Feature (Neil Miller, Film School Rejects)
Online Marketplaces: What Filmmakers Need To Know (Marc Schiller, BOND Strategy & Influence)
Reality Bites: Surviving the Film Biz in Your 20s (Sara Kiener, Film Presence)
Studio + Independent Producing (Lisa Muskat, Prince Avalanche)
*Plus Convergence, Come & Capture Film Factory and Digital Domain programming

Sunday March 10
A Conversation with Matthew McConaughey
Jeffrey Tambor's Acting Workshop
The Future of TV Coverage in the Post-Recap World (Dan Kois, Slate)
Mentors: Digital Media
Mentors: International
Mentors: Programming: Documentary
Mentors: Programming: Narrative
SXSW Presents: The New York Times's Op-Docs (Jason Spingarn-Koff, New York Times)
This Panel is Not Yet Rated
*Plus Startup Alley, Convergence, Come & Capture Film Factory and Digital Domain programming

Monday March 11
Animation Evolution: Bringing Story to Life
Bates Motel: Story to Screen with Carlton Cuse (Guy Slattery, A&E)
Break it Down: Harmony Korine & his Spring Breakers
Case Study: Vagina Puppets and Fair Use (Lucas Leyva, Borscht Corporation)
Color Story: Adding Character in Post (Parke Gregg, Stuck On On)
Dangerous Docs! When the Subject Bites Back (Patricia Aufderheide, Documentary)
Film Critic's vs. the World (Eric Kohn, Indiewire)
Filmmaking as User Experience Design (Jason Brush, Possible Worldwide)
Finding the Dough: Navigating the Digital Market (Richard Lorber, Kino Lorber Inc)
Humanizing Heroes: Storytelling Beyond Sports (Michael Hogan, The Huffington Post)
Monday March 11 (Cont’d)
The Life of a Trailer (Evelyn Brady, Golden Trailer Awards)
Mentors: Distribution: Documentary
Mentors: Distribution: Narrative
Mentors: Filmmakers: Documentary
Mentors: Filmmakers: Narrative
Spotlight: Lighting in Film
State Of Creative Independence (Yancey Strickler, Kickstarter)
Sustaining a Career in Indie Film (Megan Gilbride, The Bounceback)
Visual Conversation: Being at The Center of Social (Mark Borden, CBSinteractive)
*Plus Convergence, Come & Capture Film Factory and Digital Domain programming

Tuesday March 12
Acquisitions: Digital Age Evolution (Bret Berg, Cinefamily)
Actors: Create Your Brand & Corner Your Market! (Caroline O’Connor, Screen Actors Guild Foundation)
A Conversation with Rob Zombie
Democratization of Content, Check. So What’s Next? (Bill Rosenblatt, Giantsteps Media Technology Strategies)
Mentors: Artist Development
Mentors: Press & Bloggers
Mentors: Producers / Production 1
Mentors: Producers / Production 2
Music as Financing for Independent Film
Outside In: Challenges of Transnational Filmmaking
Post-Production: Sound Off! (Chris Keyland, Keyland Sound)
The Power of Film (To Change the World) (Turk Pipkin, The Nobelity Project)
Representation Workshop
Songs In Your Head: Randall Poster Master Class (Randall Poster, Search Party Music)
Tour Your Film Like A Band: Micro & Self Distribution (Hadrian Belove, Cinefamily)
Using Archival & Found Footage in Film (Elizabeth Hansen, Texas Archive of the Moving Image)
Vimeo Presents:  It's Such a Beautiful Day by Don Hertzfeldt + SPECIAL VIMEO ANNOUNCEMENT
CLE Sessions:
Crowdfunding 2.0 - The Game Changer
Fair Use: Now More than Ever
*Plus Convergence, Come & Capture Film Factory and Digital Domain programming


CONVERGENCE SESSIONS (BY VENUE):
Open to all Film, Interactive, Gold and Platinum Badge holders.

The Long Center
Chuck Lorre: In Conversation with Neil Gaiman
Downloaded: The Digital Revolution
Forbes 30 Under 30: Meet Spotify's Daniel Ek
JASH: A Comedy Platform with Full Creative Autonomy
Kim Dotcom Speaks! A Skype Panel
Shaq Goes Social: The Big Interview
Style Goes Viral: The Future of Fashion

18ABCD
#catvidfest: Is This the End of Art?
Comedy Tech: How Funny Stuff Shapes Our Future
A Conversation with Nick Cave
Death of the Couch Potato: The Future of Social TV
Designing for the Ears
Fast Food & Fact-Checking: Lessons from PolitiFact
Fresh Prince + Downton Abbey: A Perfect Engagement
From Coral Reefs to the Light Field: Making Waves
How to Rank Better in Google & Bing
How Tech Companies Should Pitch Hollywood
How TV & the Internet Are Converging on TMZ
How Twitter Has Changed How We Watch TV
iCritics: Showrunners Friends or Worst Enemies?
Mythbusting: Engineering a Viral Video
A Robot in Your Pocket: AI Powered Applications
Shooting, Producing, Selling: Secrets of Web TV
The Sports Tightrope: Balancing Your Content
Transitioning Alternative Comedy to TV
Version Controlling the News. How We Can Archive.

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