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Insights: Is Live Streaming Becoming A Real Business?

13 hours agoWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

A flurry of recent big announcements suggests that live-streaming video is having A Moment. Maybe even A Defining Moment. Is the business, which broke into the zeitgeist a couple of years ago at SXSW, turning into an economically viable platform where an emerging set of creators and companies can build an audience and a living? I’d say yes. Show More Summary

SXSW Music Panel Picker 2017 Is Open

SXSW 2017 has opened its Panel Picker. Aside from the overwhelming amount of music, panels are the best thing about SXSW, and fortunately, unlike some conventions, the process to choose which panels get SXSW slots is relatively transparent and democratic. _________________________________ SXSW PanelPicker opened yesterday and submissions run through July...

Keith Maitlands SXSW prize winning TOWER documents UT Austin ’66 Mass Shooting

The film's release marks the 50th anniversary of America's first mass school shooting. Kino Lorber to release Maitland's animated documentary 'TOWER' the nationwide SXSW grand jury prize winning doc. The post Keith Maitlands SXSW prize winning TOWER documents UT Austin ’66 Mass Shooting appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Bigger than ever, VidCon breaks into the mainstream

The media and technology calendar traditionally has revolved around a few events: the Consumer Electronics Show, SXSW Interactive, Comic-Con and Cannes Lions.  Now VidCon is making strong push to enter that established group.  The event — for those who have heard of it at all — typically conjures thoughts of stampeding teens chasing YouTube stars. Show More Summary

Colombus Picks Up $50 Million From The White House As The US Smart City Of The Future

At this year’s SXSW Spring conference in Austin, there was the usual hullabaloo about which companies were going to be the so-called unicorns of the future, as well as the usual difficulty of arranging transportation across its many venues. Amid all this largesse, hyperbole and excess, there was one understated piece [...]

Interview: Actual roadies review Showtime’s “not awful” Roadies

Roadies, Cameron Crowe’s new rock-centric drama for Showtime, has made a big deal out of the fact that it tries to get road life right. The show was hyped at SXSW, with actual, real-life roadies receiving complementary booze and massages, and multiple music industry professionals were brought on by the show to act as technical consultants. Show More Summary

Chvrches Break Down “Clearest Blue” On Song Exploder Podcast

Chvrches are the latest artists to participate in an episode of the Song Exploder podcast. All three members of the Scottish band sat down during SXSW this past March to break down their Every Open Eye highlight “Clearest Blue.” They share the original demo for the track, deconstruct the final version piece-by-piece, and explain its […]

The Basslet wearable subwoofer delivers beats and basslines directly to your body

I first tried on a prototype of the Basslet wearable subwoofer at SXSW 2016. Built by a Berlin startup called Lofelt and headed by CEO/cofounder Daniel Büttner and CTO/cofounder Gwydion ap Dafydd (ex-Ableton and Native Instruments leaders...Show More Summary

SXSW Documentary Winner ‘Tower’, About 1966 University Of Texas Mass Shooting, Sells To Kino Lorber

Kino Lorber has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Keith Maitland's animated documentary Tower, which details the story of the lone gunman who climbed a clock tower at the University of Texas in 1966, shooting 49 people and killing 17 in what has come to be known as America's first mass school shooting. Show More Summary

Gritty New Images From Mickey Keating’s ‘Carnage Park’!

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

‘Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru’ Trailer: The First Ever Self-Help Concert Film is Weirder Than You’d Think

I saw director Joe Berlinger‘s Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru at SXSW earlier this year and had a very mixed reaction. While some found the film genuinely inspiring and others ruthlessly mocked it, I fell somewhere in the middle. It’s...Show More Summary

Directors of the great Belgium indie BLACK - to direct BEVERLY HILLS COP 4 w/ Axel Foley back!

Wow Read the full article on AICN Hey folks, Harry here...  back during SXSW in March of this year, I told y'all about a film I saw called BLACK.  Essentially, it's a Belgium remake of Romeo & Juliet set between a Black Belgian Congo gang and an Moroccan Gang. Show More Summary

Rosie Carney – Better Man

This is the first I’ve heard of Rosie Carney and I am an instant fan. I was immediately reminded of solo artists like Gabrielle Aplin or Lucy Rose. Rosie is only 19 years old from Hampshire, UK and has already showcased at SXSW, made NPR’s Top 100 as well as opened for Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Saint Sister […]

Ages and Ages announce Something To Ruin – 8/19/16

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : HearYa

Photo credit: Alicia J. Rose Ages and Ages won me over during SXSW ’14. I caught them twice and both times left with a big ol’ smile on my mug. I enjoyed them so much I took my wife out on a school night to see them a few weeks later in Evanston. Good to [...]

Your Ideas really don't matter! SXSW Connection with John Frankel of ff Venture Capital

As a millennial, the runway to success is connection. It is finding genuine interest in people and looking to be of service. SXSW is a ideal to meet leaders from various industries and fields. SXSW is unparalleled in the ability to meet innovative leaders who are making impact and looking to connect and move the needle forward. Show More Summary

‘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

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