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Gravitas and Variance Team for Theatrical & VOD Releasing; Hunting Titles at SXSW

Gravitas Ventures and Variance Films announce their partnership to acquire and co-release seven to eight films per year with day and date theatrical and VOD releases throughout North America. Starting at SXSW, Gravitas and Variance will search for the best indies...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 8, 2012 2:29 PM
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SXSW: Mysterious Mondo Gallery Event During SXSW 2012

Mondo, the Alamo Drafthouse's collectible art boutique and purveyor of cool limited edition movie posters, has provided a few more details about a mysterious upcoming event in Austin. The company will soon be "getting some new digs," and to celebrate, is hosting its first ever Mondo Gallery Event.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 29, 2012 2:54 PM
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SXSW FIRST LOOK: 'Prince of Broadway' Director Sean Baker Debuts Poster for 'Starlet'

Sean Baker's "Prince of Broadway" was a fine second feature and an honest indie gem. Check out our interview with Baker and "Price of Broadway" presenter Lee Daniels below. His third film, "Starlet," is set to debut at SXSW on March 11 and stars Dree Hemingway. Check out the full poster and synopsis below:
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 23, 2012 3:07 PM
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SXSW Releases Full 2012 Festival Lineup

Unknown ObjectThe South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival today revealed the full lineup for its 2012 conference and festival, scheduled to open on March 9 with the premiere screening of Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's "The Cabin in the Woods," and run through March 17 in Austin, Texas.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • February 15, 2012 3:00 PM
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SXSW Announces Lineup of Midnighters and Short Films

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival unveiled the features to be screened as part of its Midnighters program as well as a complete list of the short films accepted into the fest. This year's SXSW takes place March 9-17 in Austin, Texas.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • February 8, 2012 3:10 PM
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SXSW Full Line-Up: From Centerpiece '21 Jump Street' to Closer 'Big Easy Express'; Pierson Talks

Austin's South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival 2012 has selected its full-lineup (March 9-17), unspooling 130 features over nine days (see below).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 1, 2012 3:09 PM
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Trost Brothers' 'The FP' Premiering February 25 at Cinefamily; Drafthouse to Widen Release March 16

Alamo's Drafthouse Films will release "The FP" on March 16, following a February 25 red carpet premiere at Los Angeles' Cinefamily's Silent Movie Theater. "The FP" is a "ferocious nod to big-budget studio action fare and underdog sports dramas of the 1980s.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 30, 2012 6:46 PM
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SXSW 2012 Opening Night Film Is Joss Whedon & Drew Goddard's 'The Cabin in the Woods'; Lena Dunham To Premiere HBO Series 'Girls'

Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's horror production "The Cabin in the Woods" (Lionsgate, April 13) will open the 2012 South by Southwest Film Festival, which runs March 9 – 17, 2012 in Austin, Texas. Whedon will also participate in a key Conversation at the conference on March 10. And SXSW will premiere the first three episodes of SXSW discovery Lena Dunham's ten-part HBO series "Girls" (April) along with a March 13 panel on the series featuring producer Judd Apatow and writer-director-actress Dunham.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 12, 2012 3:00 PM
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SXSW 2012 Announces First Round of Panels; Drive Composer Cliff Martinez, Tambor's Acting Workshop

SXSW 2012 Announces First Round of Panels; Drive Composer Cliff Martinez, Tambor's Acting Workshop
The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival announces the first of its 2012 panels. The festival, in its 19th year, will be held March 9-17, 2012, in Austin, Texas. Among other highlights of SXSW including Jeffrey Tambor's returning Acting Workshop, the fest will feature the requisite DIY filmmaking, VOD, web cinema and scoring panels, plus a Conversation with Drive composer and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Cliff Martinez, whose other credits include many Steven Soderbergh films (sex, lies and videotape, Kafka, The Limey, Traffic, Solaris and Contagion).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 26, 2011 7:00 AM
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Breakout Fest Talent: Evan Glodell Talks Bellflower

Talent discovery is what film fests like Sundance and SXSW are all about. Yes, the sales boom that attended Toronto and Sundance continued to the Austin, Texas fest, which is usually not a distributor's market. But agents like CAA's Dina Kuperstock mainly go to Austin to seek and support young clients like Evan Glodell, writer-director of Bellflower.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 28, 2011 8:18 AM
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