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SXSW and Amazon Announce Virtual Festival Lineup
SXSW may not have happened IRL this year, but today the film festival released the lineup of films that will be part of its online streaming festival through Amazon Prime.

2:24PM Tue. Apr. 21, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Episodic Pilots Find a Home on Vimeo
SXSW Film was never just about film, and the cancellation of this year's festival meant a lot of TV and web projects were left looking for audiences. So here's some good news: Vimeo has just announced that six of the series in the episodic pilot competition arrive on the streaming platform today.

12:00PM Tue. Apr. 14, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Now Streaming in Austin: "Waffle"
Welcome to Now Streaming in Austin, highlighting locally made titles to watch while self-quarantining. The legacy of Austin movies isn't constrained to the 512. Its filmmakers have cut their teeth here, then sometimes headed out to make more films, then return with their latest project.

5:46PM Wed. Apr. 8, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Film Review: The Donut King
If you've had a fresh doughnut in Los Angeles, odds are really high that it came from a business owned and operated by Cambodian-American business people. That, as SXSW Award winner The Donut King explains, is because of one man.

5:33PM Tue. Mar. 24, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Review: Once Upon a Time in Uganda
There's microbudget film making, and then there's Wakaliwood, the homegrown Ugandan film industry.

9:10PM Thu. Mar. 19, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Lays Off Some 50 Employees After Cancellation of 2020 Festival
South by Southwest laid off about one-third of its staff, around 50 people, this afternoon. A senior employee at the organization, who only agreed to speak on the condition of anonymity, confirmed the layoffs to the Chronicle in the dinnertime hour.

7:30PM Mon. Mar. 9, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Cancellation “Devastating” for Austin’s Grassroots Music Businesses
Even before news of South by Southwest’s cancellation broke, Rock n Roll Rentals owner Jim Norman instituted protocol to protect employees and customers at his music gear rental facility from the coronavirus.

10:04PM Fri. Mar. 6, Kevin Curtin and Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

SXSW Cancellation Not Covered by Insurance
Two founders of South by Southwest have confirmed to the Chronicle that the organization does not have insurance covering today’s cancellation.

7:30PM Fri. Mar. 6, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

City of Austin Proclaims "Local Disaster," Cancels SXSW in Response to Coronavirus Fears
For the first time in 34 years, the show at South by Southwest will not go on.

3:59PM Fri. Mar. 6, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

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