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SXSW and the City

SXSW and the City

Film festival updates from the inside-out…

SXSW is creating a TV show. Now, don’t check the Fall schedules of the Big Three networks, this will be an Austin-based program. But, more on that later…

Speaking of TV shows, in attempt to find out who shot J.R., some of the SXSW staff will be headed to Dallas next week for the SWAFT Convention. We’re taking part in a section hosted by the L.A.-based HD EXPO. So, we’ve been spending some of our time at the office this week preparing for that. We’re going to have a booth at the industry trade show, and will host a panel with Primer director Shane Carruth. There are going to be parties and other events, and I’m sure it’s going to be a great, big film and TV industry love fest. I hope to have updates from Dallas as we figure out just what to expect from this event, as well as striking the right balance between debauchery and professionalism…

Meanwhile, SXSW Festival Coordinator Cathy Ross has sent out the awards and they are making their way through the United States Postal Service to the front doors of all the winning filmmakers around the globe. They’re heavy, heavier than Oscars and probably worth more, too…

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