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Time for a New Republic (Studios)
John Robison is building a creative campus out in Bastrop
"...Since 2009, Bastrop's Spiderwood Studios has hosted productions including Open Windows (starring Elijah..."

Dec. 1, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Can New Republic Studios Be a Game Changer for Austin?
Massive makeover could make Austin the new Atlanta for film
"...In the last few months, the sign above Spiderwood Studios in Bastrop changed to New Republic Studios, but..."

Nov. 21, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

From Penitentiaries to Picture Shows
Spiderwood Studios founder Tommy Warren follows the dream
"...points across a room smelling of fresh paint. Imagine Spiderwood Studios, he urges. See it as he sees it...."

Jan. 30, 2009 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

Exists
This found-footage horror film shot in Austin finds a Bigfoot chased from its home by the Bastrop fires.
"...Shot in and around Bastrop State Park and at Spiderwood Studios, Exists corrals the usual assortment of hard-partying, mixed-gender..."

Oct. 24, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Treat Your Car Like a Couch at Two Drive-in Venues
What could be more natural than watching movies about cars in your car?
"...revved up their Road Rage series last week at Spiderwood Studios with 1985 Texas trip The Legend of Billie..."

Nov. 16, 2012 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Making 'Bad Kids' Even Badder
Local-shot horror makes jump from comic to indie screens
"...This was bare-knuckle filmmaking: Filmed at Austin's Spiderwood Studios, with local bands A Giant Dog and Hex..."

Dec. 8, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

ATX Film News
Austinites on HBO and Netflix, plus big casting news
"...Mighty Coconut Gets Active: Speaking of local animation studios, Mighty Coconut has just released its new augmented reality..."

May 25, 2018 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

Film News
'Film News' counts down its Top 10 Austin film stories of 2008
"...Austin Studios' long-awaited renovations took place this year. Meanwhile Spiderwood Studios..."

Jan. 2, 2009 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Bigfoot Exists in Texas
Eduardo Sánchez makes a monster movie against the Bastrop fire
"...Set in Texas and filmed at Spiderwood Studios, Sanchez's latest is more eco-tragedy than straight-ahead horror...."

Oct. 25, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

'From Dusk Till Dawn' Bites into a Big Kahuna
Director Eduardo Sanchez on El Rey, Rodriguez, and that tasty burger
"...shot his latest found footage feature, Exists out at Spiderwood Studios, and debuted it to rave response and an..."

March 25, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

AFF2012: It's in the Blood
Lance Henriksen keens and roils with redneck angst on VOD today
"...For a microbudget horror, lensed near Austin at Spiderwood Studios, it's undoubtedly ambitious. Elliot and co-writer/director Scooter Downey..."

Oct. 26, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Third Coast Invasion! Austin At San Diego Comic-Con
Mondo, 'Darksiders,' and 'Ultimate Spider-Man' at SDCC
"...told us his comic would be lensing locally at Spiderwood Studios. The trailer appeared last year, and now the..."

July 10, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Trailers From Hell
Local horror stars start building their buzz
"...that nearly-completed film in their hands. Filmed at Bastrop's Spiderwood Studios and co-written by UT alum Barry Wernick, the..."

Dec. 26, 2011 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

'86 Plots,' One Graphic Novel
Local comic creators need a Kickstart
"...Go to Hell is in post-production after filming at Spiderwood Studios in Bastrop County, Image Comics' bizarro cannibal cop..."

Sept. 11, 2011 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

New Director for Austin Film
Brian Gannon will replace Gary Bond at the Austin Film Commission
"...and maintain an industry in the area. Between Austin Studios and Troublemaker Studios in East Austin, Spiderwood in Bastrop,..."

July 31, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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