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Panels, Panels, Panels

Panels, Panels, Panels

We’re gonna have some big announcements for you right after the New Year, but for now, here’s a taste of some of the newest panel additions for SXSW 2008:

Register today for your Film Badge so that you can participate in panels such as:

Is Fair Use Fair?
As independent documentaries continue to gain momentum, and the monetization of information becomes a more tangible topic, “fair use” has become a more popular concept. But is there more than meets the eye to “fair use?” Can an independent filmmaker rest assured under its implications, or will it only make the filmmaking process more difficult? Experts from this arena will gather to share stories and try to get to the bottom of whether or not “fair use” is fair. This session will be moderated by the Center for Social Media’s Patricia Aufderheide.

Instant Buzz: Drugs in Film
Drug movies have long been a part of mainstream Hollywood. In the early days, drugs were bad. Then Cheech & Chong made them hilarious. Then the 1980s made them scary again. But in recent years, drug themed movies have flourished reflecting the maturing consciousness of Hollywood and society in general. Panelists will explore the history and future of drug movies as well as the perks and pitfalls of making a drug themed movie today. Moderated by writer Steve Bloom.

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