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The Making of The Blair Witch Project: Part 2 – Getting to the Woods

8 August 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

Thanks to John Pierson (who also discovered the indie documentary smash hit Hoop Dreams), IFC’s “Split Screen” aired our Blair Witch Tapes pitch tape with some interview footage of Ed, Dan, and Gregg for context on August 15, 1997. It was a subversive… Continue Reading →

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- Ben Rock

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How SXSW Charmed Hollywood’s Major Studios and Stars

9 March 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Furious 7” roared into last year’s South by Southwest Film Festival with a secret midnight screening that left crowds cheering and weeping, and Universal confident it had a global blockbuster on its hands.

It was a sign of the seismic shift at the Austin-based event, once best known for music and digital, with only a minimal interest in film and television. Those movies that did score a berth tended to be scraggly, micro-budgeted affairs.

But over the past five years, SXSW Film, which this year kicks off March 11, has undergone a facelift that’s left major studios, TV networks and big stars viewing the festival as a destination for premieres, panels and keynote speeches. Even the president and first lady of the United States are making a stop there.

In fact, SXSW is steadily gaining on Comic-Con at a time when executives privately complain that the San Diego fanboy gathering is too crowded, »

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SXSW Unveils Lineup With James Caan, Ethan Hawke, Keegan-Michael Key Movies

2 February 2016 12:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

South by Southwest has unveiled most of its eclectic lineup with world premieres of movies starring James Caan, Nicolas Cage, Ethan Hawke, Keegan-Michael Key, Adam Scott and Bella Thorne.

The 23rd edition of the Austin-based festival opens March 11 with the previously announced Richard Linklater comedy-drama “Everybody Wants Some.”

The nine-day festival will screen 137 films, including 52 films from first-time filmmakers, 89 world premieres, 14 North American premieres and seven U.S. premieres. These films were selected from 2,455 feature-length film submissions composed of 1,467 U.S. and 990 international feature-length films from a total of 7,235 submissions.

Notable world premieres include Mike Birbiglia’s “Don’t Think Twice,” starring Keegan-Michael Key; Ti West’s “In a Valley of Violence,” starring Ethan Hawke and Taissa Farmiga; “The Master Cleanse,” starring Johnny Galecki and Anna Friel; Sophie Goodhart’s “My Blind Brother,” starring Adam Scott and Nick Kroll; “Shovel Buddies,” starring Bella Thorne; “The Trust,” starring Nicolas Cage and »

- Dave McNary

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