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‘Carnage Park’ Gets Summer Release Date From IFC Midnight

IFC Midnight has set a summer release for Carnage Park, Mickey Keating’s sniper horror film it acquired out of SXSW. The pic, which premiered at Sundance, will hit New York on July 1, day-and-date with its VOD bow. It will expand toShow More Summary

Why The Mindy Project’s ‘Coconut’ Episode Was a Smart Response to Criticism of the Show

The Mindy Project was the first series created by and starring an Indian-American woman, Mindy Kaling, but some of the most pointed criticism of the show has been that it’s too white. Two years ago at SXSW, an audience member asked Kaling why her character was the only doctor of ... More »

Abramorama Leashes Music Docu ‘Breaking A Monster’; Janus Films Hires ‘Cameraperson’

Abramorama has acquired theatrical rights to Luke Meyer’s music documentary Breaking a Monster and will release it next month. The film, which premiered at last year’s SXSW, is a coming-of-age story following the breakout of Unlocking...Show More Summary

SXSW Title ‘Operator’ Acquired by The Orchard For Distribution

The Orchard has acquired all North American and U.K. rights to Logan Kibens' directorial debut, Operator, which premiered at SXSW this past March. The film, which stars Martin Starr (Knocked Up) and Mae Whitman (Parenthood), is about...Show More Summary

Barbara Kopple’s ‘Miss Sharon Jones!’ Acquired By Starz Digital

Starz Digital has acquired North American distribution rights to Barbara Kopple's Miss Sharon Jones!, the documentary about the soul singer that first bowed at Toronto and played this spring at SXSW. A July 29 theatrical release is planned...Show More Summary

@SethRogen channels Walt Disney in this promo for SAUSAGE PARTY!!!

Don't you want to strap Walt into a CLOCKWORK ORANGE - Alex eye-opening screening of SAUSAGE PARTY? Read the full article on AICN Hey folks, Harry here...   I missed the work in progress screening of SAUSAGE PARTY at SXSW which was received like two hits of acid at the Paramount Theater from everyone I talked to that saw it. Show More Summary

Weaves – “Coo Coo”

We named the excellent Toronto four-piece Weaves a Band To Watch after they slayed at our unofficial SXSW showcase. The band’s self-titled debut is out next month, and we already heard its first single “One More.” Their latest, “Coo Coo,” is an ode to volatile relationships that opens with the tender admission: “I thought I […]

The best new music to add to your summer playlist

BRIGHTON, England —  Hailed as the UK’s answer to SXSW, Brighton's  The Great Escape festival is an annual hub of new music sprawling the city’s cultural core.  It’s the go-to event for anyone on the look out for the latest buzz in the...Show More Summary

‘Miss Stevens’ Acquired By The Orchard For Fall Release

The Orchard has acquired North American rights to Julia Hart's directorial debut Miss Stevens, which premiered at SXSW in March and won the Best Actress Special Jury Prize for lead actress Lily Rabe. The film will be released this fall. Written...Show More Summary

'Preacher' Bosses Explain Tom Cruise Gag, Plus New 'See' Sneak Peek

The gag itself made headlines months ago at SXSW, but that didn’t stop Preacher fans from a shocked chortle at Tom Cruise’s explosive cameo in the AMC comic drama’s premiere. We’ve heard a bit of Cruise’s reaction, but now Preacher bosses explain the bizarre bit, while AMC releases new sneak peeks of the show’s June 5 return “See.” Continue reading…

‘Carnage Park’ Poster Takes Aim at Ashley Bell (Exclusive)

After playing the Sundance and SXSW film festivals, IFC Midnight acquired U.S. rights to Ritual, Darling and Pod director Mickey Keating’s survival horror with Carnage Park (read our review…and another), which is based on a shocking true story. Show More Summary

WME Signs Brazilian Filmmaker Caito Ortiz

EXCLUSIVE: WME has signed Brazilian writer-director Caito Ortiz, who recently won the Visions Audience Award at SXSW for his feature Jules And Dolores. The film is a crime caper, based on a true story of the 1983 heist of the World Cup in Rio De Janeiro. Show More Summary

Are Urban Gondolas Part of the Future of Public Transit?

Proposals for an Austin mass transit system and Chicago tram for tourists explore the potential of urban cable Anyone who has been to Austin, especially for the city’s signature music and tech festivals, such as SXSW, has seen a particularly crowded version of this Texas cultural capital. Show More Summary

You Can Help Shape the Clean Energy Conversation: Vote for SXSW Eco Panels

Public voting is open for SXSW Eco 2016 – one of the world’s most high-profile environmental conferences. Cast your vote by May 20 to help determine which panels, workshops, solo talks, and bootcamps the conference will feature Oct. 10-12 in Austin, TX.

Stream Naps & Yikes The Most Beautiful Place On Earth / Commercial Music

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Two very talented Florida bands have teamed up for a new split release: Naps are following up last year’s debut EP You Will Live In A Cool Box (and a sick performance at our SXSW show) with The Most Beautiful Place On Earth, which also includes 5 best songs honoree “Social Skills“; fellow Tallahassee residents […]

‘The Trust’ Duo Ben & Alex Brewer Sign With Verve

EXCLUSIVE: Directors Ben Brewer and Alex Brewer, whose drama The Trust starring Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood premiered at SXSW this spring, have signed with Verve. The pic, about a pair of corrupt cops who discover a strangely hidden and guarded safe filled with mysterious contents, was the pair’s first feature film. Show More Summary

‘Don’t Breathe’ Trailer: Here’s the Fede Alvarez Horror Movie That Scared SXSW Silly

Between Matt Murdock and Arya Stark, you’d think people would have gotten the message by now: underestimate the blind at your own peril. And after Avatar, everyone should definitely know better than to dismiss Stephen Lang. But perhaps...Show More Summary

SXSW genre films “THE WAITING” and “I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER” land distribution

2 weeks agoGenres / Horror : Fangoria

Having world-premiered at this year’s SXSW Film Festival, Kasra Farahani’s THE WAITING and Billy O’Brien’s I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER are now en route to theaters. Vertical Entertainment announced today that it has picked up North American rights to THE WAITING, which marks Farahani’s feature directorial debut from a script by Mark Bianculli and […]

XYZ & Wigwam Form Alliance; Will Produce ‘Under The Shadow’ Remake & More – Cannes

EXCLUSIVE: After their recent team-up on Sundance and SXSW horror thriller Under The Shadow, XYZ Films and London-based Wigwam Films have partnered in a new creative alliance. The plan is to produce two to three pictures a year going forward, developing a robust film and TV slate and providing a platform for existing and emerging talent. Show More Summary

‘The Waiting’: Don’t Fck With James Caan

Ahead of Canes, Vertical Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Kasra Farahani’s The Waiting, which had its World Premiere at this past March’s SXSW Film Festival. The thriller boasts quite the impressive cast that includes James Caan (The Godfather, Misery), Logan Miller (Scouts Guide to the Apocalypse) and Keir Gilchrist (It Follows). Show More Summary

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