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05
May
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IBM Softlayer and Chicago Made at the SXSW Trade Show

South by Southwest is an institution in Austin, TX. It first came to life as a little music festival back in 1987. Now, almost 30 years later, the event has grown exponentially, covering three overlapping conventions under the same umbrella: music, film, and digital culture.

All three facets of the festival converge during the four days of the SXSW Trade Show, and the exhibitors reflect that congruence. It’s not unusual to find displays from The New York Times, NASA, and the Price is Right (along with a giant spin wheel, of course!) at the same gathering, a mixture that reflects the truly eclectic nature of all things SXSW.

Mon
04
May
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Lily Tomlin, Paul Weitz, Laverne Cox, Julia Garner at the Tribeca Film Festival Premiere of Grandma

Lily Tomlin has been a force in comedy and cinema since the 1960s, appearing in such classic movies as Working Girl (1980) and Robert Altman’s

Mon
04
May
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Mr. Robot at the Tribeca Film Festival

USA Network’s new mysterious thriller series, Mr. Robot, isn’t set for its official television premiere for a few more days, but that hasn’t stopped some reviewers from sounding its praises. The headline for Merrill Barr’s review of the show at Forbes.com declares it “The Best Show of the Summer and On Track to be a Modern Classic.”

 

Fri
01
May
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Justina Walford and John Stuart Wildman of "Ladies of the House"

In the Horror genre, sex and fantasy almost always make a gruesome collision with homicidal mania, and if we're lucky, there will some dark resounding purpose behind the killings. This rarely occurs, except in Asian Horror and in Ladies of the House, a fresh intelligent take on Grindhouse horror produced by writer/director wife/husband combo John Stuart Wildman and Justina Walford. The differences between Asian and American Horror are radically different. In the Asian horror genre, women aren't fearful, hyper-sexualized objects, but also take on antagonistic roles. "I wanted to make female characters who are strong and not in a position where they are terrified victims or monsters, and we wanted to clear the deck completely and make a world in which men were superfluous and there to serve women," added Wildman.  Check out the filmmakers' exclusive interview with Indiezone.tv!

Wed
22
Apr
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An Evening with Veep at the Paley Center for Media

At the New York branch of the Paley Center for Media, just a week before their fourth season premiere, the cast of HBO's Veep sat down with Alan Sepinwall of HitFix to discuss how the smart, politics-skewering comedy show gets made. To no one's surprise, the uproarious sitcom was renewed for a fifth season the day after Episode 4.1 aired. Add to that the 17 Emmy nominations, with a total of 4 wins, the show has garnered since 2012 and you have a satirical comedy that's going down in the annals of television's best shows. With Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the lead role of Vice President Selina Meyer, Veep was always destined for greatness…and now Selina has finally stumbled into it herself.
 
Wed
22
Apr
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An Evening with Person of Interest at the Paley Center for Media

Who could have predicted that Person of Interest would keep audiences captive four and a half years after its premiere on CBS? Perhaps only the Machine, the supercomputer invented by elusive billionaire Harold Finch (Michael Emerson). Since Finch first recruited off-the-grid CIA agent John Reese (Jim Caviezel) to seek out the persons of interest the Machine predicts will commit violent crime, the ratings have been stellar, with a respectable average of 9.53 million viewers continuing to watch the show into its fourth and current season.
 
Wed
15
Apr
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NME & PRS For Music Present: Happyness, Girl Band, Hinds, Ultimate Painting, Honeyblood, Arrows of Love at the SXSW British Music Embassy

The final night of British music discovery at South by Southwest (SXSW) was selected by New Musical Express, more commonly known as NME music magazine both online and in print. NME.com is the world's biggest music website, bringing in over 7 million users per month. Based in London, NME is in a prime position to have their pulse on British music trends, not to mention the rest of the world's. In fact, NME is credited with inventing the term Britpop, first used as a descriptor for Blur's music in the 1990s. 

 

Wed
15
Apr
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Ben Sherman & the UK Trade & Investment present Laura Welsh, Carl Barât and the Jackals, Circa Waves, Black Rivers, Dry the River, Public Service Broadcasting at the SXSW British Music Embassy

From Mods to the modern day, British rockers have flocked to the Ben Sherman brand  and their iconic button-down shirts for a way to find themselves in fashion. The shirts, introduced in 1963, were just enough of a departure from the typical dressy options of the time—more color, more buttons!—to be embraced by the Mods, one of Britain's most significant subgroups of youth culture. The relationship between the men's lifestyle brand and musicians started then and has continued to today through Classic Rock, Northern Soul, BritPop, and now, the stage at Latitude 30 in Austin, TX.

Sat
11
Apr
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Jason Schwartzman, Judith Godrèche from Patrick Brice's The Overnight at SXSW

A comedy of errors might be the best way to describe the Overnight, one of this year's South by Southwest Festival Favorites. Some of the biggest comedic names in the entertainment industry—Jason Schwartzman, Adam Scott, and Taylor Schilling—were joined by Judith Godrèche, a vet of more dramatic French and American productions, in this story of neighbors looking to become friends after a meet-cute in the park. Or maybe they are looking to becoming something more than that? Are they? Aren't they? We're still not sure!

 

Fri
10
Apr
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The 2015 South by Southwest Interactive Innovation Awards

The yearly South by Southwest festival (SXSW), held in Austin, TX, gives innovators in many different fields the chance to shine among an appreciative crowd of their peers. The Music, Film, and Interactive branches of the festival all get upswept in the current of upcoming, exciting, and mind-bending projects. But some of those projects have the capacity to effect real social change more than others. That's where the SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards come in. 

 

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