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First ‘Adult Swim Festival’ Set For Downtown Los Angeles In October

Premiere screenings, comedy performances, interactive gaming, and a live music lineup headlined by Run the Jewels is on tap for October 6-7 at the first Adult Swim Festival. The event will be held in downtown Los Angeles with two stages and what’s described as a “massive marketplace.” Adult Swim is already a champion of comedy and emerging music artists through its annual Singles Program. The festival joins the existing lineup of live events including Adult Swim on the… Read


SXSW Winner ‘Garry Winogrand’ Acquired By Greenwich Entertainment

Garry Winogard Everything Is Photographable

Greenwich Entertainment has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable, Sasha Waters Freyer’s documentary on the famed photographer that just won the Special Jury prize at SXSW after it world premiered there. A 2018 theatrical release is in the works, and the docu will have its exclusive U.S. broadcast premiere on PBS’ American Masters. Winogrand shot hundreds of thousands of photos with his Leica camera, creating an encyclopedic… Read


Ethan Hawke On Genre Film, The Definitive End Of The ‘Before’ Franchise And His ‘Reality Bites’ Legacy – SXSW

One of the last film panels at SXSW featured four-time Oscar-nominated Ethan Hawke. An Austin native, Hawke has a deep connection with the city has appeared in many films set in the city and collaborating with fellow Texan Richard Linklater on numerous iconic indies including the coming-of-age opus and Before Sunrise franchise. With his films Blaze and First Reformed making his debut in his hometown, SXSW is fitting for Hawke’s sensibilities and passion for genre and… Read


Deadline Studio at SXSW 2018 – Day 4 – Tiffany Haddish, Tracy Morgan, Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia & More

The Deadline Studio is making its premiere at the SXSW Film Festival, opening its doors to the most riveting and groundbreaking talent at the 25th edition of the fest, running March 9-17, in Austin, Texas. Actors, directors and producers – from film and television – stopping by the Deadline Studio for portraits and video interviews on Day 4 included Tiffany Haddish and Tracy Morgan (The Last O.G.), Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us), Dave Franco (6 Balloons), Ni… Read


SXSW Film Festival Jury Awards: ‘Thunder Road’ By Jim Cummings Wins Narrative

The South by Southwest Conference and Festivals has announced its 2018 Jury and Special Award winners of the SXSW Film Festival Awards, with Thunder Road by director Jim Cummings taking home the coveted narrative feature award. Presented by FilmStruck at the historic Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas, the awards were hosted by actor and comedian Jim Gaffigan. Feature films receiving Jury Awards were selected from the Narrative Feature and Documentary Feature Competition… Read


‘A Bluebird In My Heart’ Director Jérémie Guez Signs With WME & Management 360

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EXCLUSIVE: Jérémie Guez, the France-born novelist who wrote, produced and made his feature directorial debut with the SXSW-premiering drama A Bluebird in My Heart, has signed with WME and Management 360. Bluebird centers on an ex-con who finds refuge in a motel run by a single mother and her daughter. Roland Møller, Lubna Azabal and Lola Le Lann star in the Belgium-France co-production, which bowed Saturday in the festival’s Narrative Feature section. Guez’s screenwriter… Read


‘This Is Us’ Creator Dan Fogelman & Cast Talk Future Storylines And The Show’s Optimism In A Time Of Divide – SXSW

Ahead of the season finale tonight, the This Is Us cast made a trip to Austin to bring their Pearson family love to SXSW in a featured session. Showrunner and creator Dan Fogelman was joined on stage by cast members Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, and Justin Hartley to talk about all the heartfelt and tearjerking moments leading to tonight’s season finale and the impact of the show at a time when the world can use a hug from a pair of caring parents like Rebecca and Jack… Read


Tribeca Film Festival Pulls Back Curtain On Shorts Lineup

The 17th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival continues to reveal its program, today unveiling its lineup of short films. Covering the U.S. and 21 other countries, the scheulde inclues 55 pics drawn from a record 4,754 submissions. Twenty-nine of the shorts are world premieres. Among the sections are Homemade, which includes world premieres from New York-based filmmakers, and Aftermath, focusing on compassion and humanity as vital tools in coping with gun violence. "In… Read


‘Friday’s Child’ Filmmaker & Cast Tackle The Issue Of Foster Care Through A Visionary Lens — SXSW

Actor Tye Sheridan is doing double duty at SXSW. Many might be pressing start for his role in the festival’s surprise screening of Ready Player One, but his other film, Friday’s Child directed by A.J. Edwards speaks more to the independent bend of the film fest with a story that focuses on a Sheridan’s Richie, an 18-year-old fresh out of foster care who becomes  a young drifter that turns to petty crime to survive and discovers an impossible love in an unlikely friend… Read


‘First Match’ Filmmaker & Cast Champion Strong Representation Of Women In Coming-Of-Age Wrestling Film — SXSW

In Netflix’s forthcoming drama First Matchrising star Elvire Emanuelle plays Monique, a teenage girl from Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood who builds a tough skin through all her years of foster care. After reaching out with her estranged father (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) she decides that wrestling is the only way to connect with him — but she isn’t wrestling other girls.  She’s wrestling boys…and she’s really good at it. The Emanuelle and Abdul-Mateen joined us in the… Read


‘The Chi’s Lena Waithe, Common & Cast Talk Chicagoan Authenticity And The Need For Different Black Narratives — SXSW

The Chi creator Lena Waithe, executive producer Common and cast members Jason Mitchell and Jacob Latimore took the dais in a featured session at SXSW on Monday to talk about putting an authentic spotlight on the titular city and how the Showtime drama gives a different portrayal of the Black community that isn’t often seen on television. “We’re just being,” said Waithe of the critically acclaimed series.”We're not tap dancing, we're not trying to get out of the hood… Read


Gina Rodriguez Hints At ‘Jane The Virgin’ End After Season 5

Jane The Virgin

Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez told an audience at a panel in Austin Sunday that she plans to direct more episodes of the CW’s flagship series next year — in “our final season.” That would be Season 5 for the dramedy series, which is currently airing its fourth season. The CW today declined comment on Rodriguez’s comment. The network is yet to make renewal decisions for next season, though Jane the Virgin is considered a safe bet to come back. Rodriguez made the… Read