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SXSW 07 Panel Reminder: Blogging About Film

Howdy from Austin, folks! Sorry I haven’t posted today, but to be honest, I’m lucky I can remain upright after the staggering number of margaritas I tossed down my gullet last night. Pictures of that evening to come!
Anyway, tomorrow morning at 11:30, yours truly, along with several other fantastic and lovely people will be empaneled to chat about blogging film. Do come and check us out, will you? Here’s the deets from the SXSW site:
Blogging About Film
Room 12AB
Tuesday, March 13th
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Blogs have become some of the first things people read each and every day. Film blogs are no exception. The movie reporter/critic uses their blog as a way to connect to the movie fan. A trip to a film set, an experience at a screening or a great discovery at a film festival, can be posted in just a few minutes. This panel will discuss the grind and payoff of publishing online. And, how future bloggers and current filmmakers, can get the most mileage out of this powerful medium.
Moderator: Alison Willmore-Writer, IFC
Agnes Varnum-Editor, agnesvarnum.com
Mark Rabinowitz-Editor in Chief, The Rabbi Report
Lance Weiler-Filmmaker, Workbook Project
Alison Willmore-Writer, IFC
Paul Harrill, Lovell Films, Self-Reliant Filmmaking
Joel Heller-Producer/ Host, Docs That Inspire

SXSW 07: The Insanity Begins….

plat.gifSo, I still have a whole bunch of films from Rotterdam and Berlin to write up, not to mention a review of Ken Loach’s supurb The Wind that Shakes the Barley and some pix to post, but damn it if I’m not already at another major event. Here I sit in Austin, Texas, waiting for my “Liberty Club” sandwich (at 3am…I know, I’m weak. South by Southwest (SXSW) kicks off tomorrow and I’m there for 10 days of film, music, panels and parties and there is an absurd amount of each one of those. Seriously: 1,600 bands, 110 films, and 9 days of film, music and interactive panels. Oh, and BBQ. Let’s not forget the BBQ. There will be pork loin, chicken, ribs and brisket eaten on this trip, don’t you worry!

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SXSW 07: Leavin’ On A Jet Plane

plat.gif25 minutes from now I will be winging my way to Austin, Texas to attend South by Southwest for the first time since 1995. I can’t describe how chuffed I am! While I am flying, why not read up on the fest by checking out Matt Dentler’s Blog? Matt is making the rest of us bloggers look bad. How? Well, he’s blogging like a maniac and in between posts he’s producing the fucking SXSW film festival!