Some more panels that have been announced for SXSW 2006:
Lone Star: 10 years later
John Sayles’ 1996 Oscar-nominated film, Lone Star, exists as a modern independent classic. Chris Cooper, Matthew McConaughey, Kris Kristofferson, and Elizabeth Peña lead a stellar cast through a tale of bordertown politics and buried secrets. Writer/director Sayles, producer Maggie Renzi, and more from the film will discuss the making of the project, its release, and the impact it still has 10 years later.
Getting to know the Guilds
They are a very big part of the mainstream film business, and there is a lot of information about them everyone should know. It’s the Guilds: Directors Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild, and the Writers Guild of America. Representatives of each will come together at SXSW for a session to explain and discuss the different services they offer both veteran and novice filmmakers.
Doc Locally, think Globally
Documentaries are one of the few remaining genres where independent filmmakers can break into network television. They have worldwide appeal – and the global appetite is still growing. At this year’s festival, SXSW will launch a day of international television documentary panels. Topics will range from co-financing, international distribution, and how broadband created a documentary revolution.
One-on-One Mentor Sessions
It’s always easier when you can put a face to the name. That’s the method behind our annual Mentor Sessions. During the SXSW Film Conference, registrants are invited to sign up for 15-minute chats with industry professionals. It’s the perfect opportunity to get some hands-on advice about the film business. Mentors to date include: Jeff Abramson (Gen Art), Heather Collier (Collier Talent Agency), Amy Dotson (SILVERDOCS), Udy Epstein (Seventh Art Releasing), Jon Fitzgerald (Festival Consulting Group), Craig Kestel (William Morris Agency), Bebe Lerner (ID PR), Laurent Retjo (Woodstock Film Festival), Beth Sepko (Beth Sepko Casting), and many more!
The iF! Trade Show
SAG Indie, Nevada Film Office, Indiepix.net, Vancouver Film School, The Texas Film Commission, Oregon Film Office, Iron Mountain, and Creative Commons are just handful of the exhibitors already onboard for the 2006 SXSW iF! Trade Show. Creating a bridge between businesses, film commissions, schools, and filmmakers, the Trade Show is a special chance for SXSW badgeholders to make connections and get information, as well enjoy the new technologies and trends of the film business.