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Team Troublemaker
Austin film studios spotlighted on Predators big day
"...where the mandible-faced hunters threw down with Adrien Brody: Troublemaker Studios and Austin Studios...."

Oct. 19, 2010 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Studios Sends Out the Welcome Wagon
Rooster Teeth has something to crow about
"...They'll be joining the Austin Film Society at Austin Studios starting next month...."

March 21, 2014 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Troublemaker Wants No Trouble in Texas vs. 'Machete Kills'
Director Robert Rodriguez distances himself from incentives suit
"...shot in Austin by Rodriguez at his East Austin Troublemaker Studios and the neighboring Austin Studios, met all reasonable..."

March 19, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

No. 1 Troublemaker
The guts and the glory (don't forget the gory)
"...brings us to Trejo's long-standing relationship with longtime Austin troublemaker Robert Rodriguez...."

March 2, 2012 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Troublemaker
Ed Ward's first-hand account of Willie Nelson's Complete Atlantic Sessions.
"...scheduled for early 1973 at the label's fabled recording studios near Columbus Circle in Manhattan, and staff producer/arranger Arif..."

Dec. 29, 2006 Music Feature by Ed Ward

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 there's..."

Nov. 21, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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 Wood),..."

Dec. 1, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Predators
This Robert Rodriguez-produced film doesn't try to be a sequel to the Schwarzenegger picture but, instead, is a new story about humans hunted by the merciless Predators.
"...full moon, all the better.) Produced by Robert Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios and largely shot in and around Austin, Predators..."

July 16, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Spirit
Graphic novelist Frank Miller delivers this film version of Will Eisner's classic comic-book series.
"...a pastiche of some of the lesser bits of Troublemaker Studios' Sin City that have been Scotch Taped to..."

Jan. 2, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Robert Rodriguez: Future Sins, Fiery Projects
Update from Wizard World on 'Fire and Ice', 'Sin City 2' and more
"...a quick tease of what's in store out at Troublemaker Studios...."

Nov. 29, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

'Machete' Don't Queue?! As if.
Pics from the 'Machete Kills' extras casting call
"...arrived early-ish, the line snaking its way around Austin Studios' parking lot was, in a word, ginormous. Bikers and..."

June 3, 2012 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

A Career Hooligan Looks Back, But Mostly Forward
Robert Rodriguez on a lifetime of innovation and the movie, 'El Mariachi,' that started it all
"...We're sitting in the heart of Troublemaker, the film studio the director built from scratch with..."

Aug. 24, 2012 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Godzilla vs. the Green Screen
Austin special effects artists can kill you with a squib or with a CGI bullet hit, gore it up with pig entrails or digitally composited blood, and create just about anything you can imagine with their bare hands or software. Does the industry need both?
"...cinematic tomfoolery, the best two things about local Hi-Def troublemaker Robert Rodriguez's Once Upon a Time in Mexico were..."

April 22, 2005 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Gadgets and Gizmos
From digital derring-do to super sculpey miniatures, imagination turns into mind-blowing matter in Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
"...time out I also started my own digital company, Troublemaker Studios. We designed all the [digital storyboards called] animatics,..."

Aug. 9, 2002 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Around the World of Weird
The many genre delights of Fantastic Fest 2008
"...said we wanted a revolution, we didn't mean Revolution Studios...."

Sept. 12, 2008 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Making Trouble Look Good
How Kurt Volk got to be Robert Rodriguez's go-to poster designer
"...his own little studio behind the green screen at Troublemaker Studios where Rodriguez directs the real action. Volk said,..."

Aug. 22, 2014 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Work of Kurt Volk
"...shot of one of the stunt cars dotted around Troublemaker Studios.Back to story...."

Aug. 21, 2014 Photo Gallery

Gov. Perry Signs Film Incentives Bill Into Law
Troublemaker Studios plays host to supporters of HB 873
"...statehouse when lawmakers and filmmakers gathered at Robert Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios in East Austin on April 23 to watch..."

May 1, 2009 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Take Three
Texas film incentives don't always carry sufficient funding
"...arts and the political establishment gathered at Robert Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios in East Austin to witness Gov. Rick Perry..."

Oct. 30, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Changing Face of Mueller
A burst of development marks the latest phase of the central city neighborhood
"...Berkman, Mueller is inexorably moving eastward, toward the Austin Studios (undergoing their own changes, see "The Changing Shape of..."

May 10, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

El Rey Move Lights Up Austin Film Scene
Robert Rodriguez's network to use Austin as corporate HQ
"...is one that has historically been underserved by U.S. studios and networks: Second- and third-generation Latinos who live in..."

June 13, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Praise From the 'Predators' Premiere
How home-town talent made sequel possible
"...the credits. Many pivotal scenes were shot in Rodriguez' Troublemaker Studios in East Austin but the producer reminded everyone..."

July 8, 2010 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

How Robert Rodriguez Saved Alita: Battle Angel From the Scrap Heap
After a decade and a half, the legendary manga's battle dreams are made real
"...had already scouted and in his home base of Troublemaker Studios – played to his strengths: shooting lean and..."

Feb. 15, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D
The family-friendly spy franchise is revived once again, this time with a "fourth dimension" of scratch and sniff.
"...we'd expect no less from the man behind Austin's Troublemaker Studios), a large helping of heart, and tweener-specific gags..."

Aug. 19, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Don't Call the Cops on This Mug
Predators shooting – and we mean shooting – in the Eastside
"...and Elizabeth Avellan may have named their production company Troublemaker Studios, but they're going out of their way to..."

Nov. 9, 2009 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Film News
Austin Studios gets an upgrade, plus the fall festival season begins
"...Austin Studios Gets Pretty..."

Aug. 15, 2008 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Roberto Orci Grabs the Bull by the Horns for 'Matador'
Taking Robert Rodriguez from his comfort zone with soccer'n'spies
"...Not that Orci had been waiting for Team Troublemaker to drop into his life. He'd pitched the show..."

July 15, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

A Ready-Made Community
Filmmakers' Connection helps foreigners find their people
"...son is in Austin where he's been interning at Troublemaker Studios and his internship ran out earlier than we..."

March 30, 2012 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Full-Gore Press
Mind the viscera: Austin's horror filmmaking scene is exploding
"...much as it is for Robert Rodriguez and his Troublemaker Studios' semifrequent forays into gore-gore girls, green-screen mayhem, and..."

Dec. 23, 2011 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Austin Film Festival Announces Honorees, Opening Night Films
Robert Rodriguez to receive Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award
"...Contribution to Filmmaking Award, and he's a pretty familiar troublemaker in these environs. Robert Rodriguez, writer/director/producer/composer/FX whiz/Troublemaker Studios co-founder/unstoppable..."

Oct. 8, 2010 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

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