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Ben Rubin, who founded Houseparty, Meerkat and Slashtalk, will peer into the future of social at Disrupt

Ben Rubin understands where social is going. In fact, he understands it so well, he’s always there early. Rubin is the current CEO and co-founder of Slashtalk and an angel investor who scouts for Sequoia Capital. He previously founded Houseparty and Meerkat — apps that pioneered group video chat and mobile livestreaming, respectively — shaping massive social trends in their earliest stages. In 2015, Meerkat took SXSW by storm. The app seemed to have captured lightning in a bottle, and entrenched...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Social Networking, Social Networks, Events, Tech, Epic, Sequoia Capital, Periscope, iOS App Store, Meerkat, Ben Rubin, Irl, Epic Games, Sxsw

SXSW Hit Women Is Losers Will Stream On HBO Max In October

Writer-director Lissette Feliciano is having a good year. Following an SXSW premiere, her feature debut "Women Is Losers" got a pick-up from HBO Max. The streaming service snagged North American rights to the film, a '60s-era drama starring Lorenza Izzo ("The Green Inferno"), Chrissie Fit (the upcoming "I Know What You Did Last Summer" series), Bryan Craig ("General Hospital"), and star Simu Liu ("Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings"). The film drops on HBO Max only on October 18, 2021. Th...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, San Francisco, Catholic, Quentin Tarantino, Janis Joplin, Keanu Reeves, Eli Roth, Sxsw, David Ortiz, Izzo, Feliciano, Lorenza Izzo, Bryan Craig, Rick Dalton

Watch Topaz Jones’ Don’t Go Tellin’ Your Momma Short Film

In April, Topaz Jones released Don’t Go Tellin’ Your Momma, one of the best albums of 2021 so far. Jones also created a short film of the same name to accompany the album, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and also played as part of SXSW, where it was awarded a special jury recognition for visionary storytelling. The film portion of Don’t Go Tellin’ Your Momma was co-directed by Jones and the creative duo rubberband. and it has just made its way online for all to se...
Tags: Music, News, Jones, Sxsw, Don, Topaz Jones, Rubberband, New York Times Op Docs

5 Biggest Winners At The Box Office In This Bizarre, Pandemic-Stricken Summer

The summer movie season is over. Onto fall we go. The hope heading into the summer, especially as COVID cases were declining and movies like "Godzilla vs. Kong" were lighting up the box office, was that this year would be a big rebound for the industry. It didn't exactly pan out that way. What we got was a mixed bag of hybrid releases, runaway hits, disappointments, and surprises. But even in perhaps the strangest year ever at the summer box office, here were a handful of clear winners worth hig...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, China, Office, Marvel, Disney, Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson, Ed, Warner Bros, Thor, Johnson, Godzilla, Paul Walker, Marvel Studios

The Entire Conjuring Universe Timeline Explained

There are two major themes that link the eight films in the "Conjuring" universe. First: that the evil in this world -- which exists and is often malevolent -- may be combated through good Christian values, including faith, duty, and the partnership of marriage (given the Warrens' real-life charlatanism, this theme is sort of a sticking point). The other? Evil cannot be vanquished. Evil persists. Evil is a counterbalance of good and, ironically, validates the existence of God. If he exists, so w...
Tags: Europe, Movies, Los Angeles, Romania, Kansas, God, Ed, Warner Bros, Sxsw, Perez, Annabelle, Burke, Hardy, Irene, Lorraine, Higgins

SXSW 2022 Now In Danger of Being ‘Canceled’

The lizard brains who occupy power in the Texas legislature are denying basic rights and freedoms to American citizens. It’s another key victory in their Culture War, which they’ve been fighting for how long now? Definitely since the 1960s. With the state legislature’s latest move to restrict access to abortions after six weeks, people who […] The post SXSW 2022 Now In Danger of Being ‘Canceled’ appeared first on Adpulp.
Tags: Texas, Advertising, Advocacy, Sxsw, Tea for Texas

Night Teeth: Release Date, Cast, And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)You know what never gets old? Vampires! Sure, they tend to be hundreds (if not thousands) of years old, but it never really shows. They age like fine wine and never fail to as a source of entertainment. Netflix must've gotten the vampire-loving memo: not only have they claimed the entire "Twilight" saga for themselves, but they'r...
Tags: Movies, La, Netflix, Sxsw, Benny, Focus Features, Jorge Lendeborg Jr, Peter Parker, Helen Hunt, Megan Fox, Bryan Batt, Alexander Ludwig, SlashFilm, Alfie Allen, Adam Randall, Lendeborg Jr

SXSW could face boycotts in the wake of Texas abortion bill

 Some industry leaders are already calling on brands and agencies to stay away from the Austin event.  
Tags: Texas, Advertising, Austin, Sxsw

Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched Is the Only Folk Horror Documentary You Ever Need to See

We said something very similar when we reviewed Kier-La Janisse’s Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror at SXSW earlier this year, but don’t be put off by its running time, particularly if you have any interest in the folk horror genre. Yes, 192 minutes is a lot of minutes, but the movie is so…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Alison, Sxsw, Robin, Penda, Celia, Jim Williams, Fictional Characters, Bewitched, Kier La Janisse, Lokis, Creative Works, Entertainment Culture, Evil Queen, Wittembach

Will Hollywood Boycott Texas Following Six-Week Abortion Ban?

Is Hollywood about to mess with Texas? As the state enforces a law that will make parties to almost all abortions vulnerable to civil prosecution — a measure that was upheld by the Supreme Court on Wednesday – show business liberals and corporate giants are feeling pressure to act, multiple industry insiders told Variety. While […]
Tags: Hollywood, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Elizabeth Olsen, Sxsw, Bradley Whitford, Love and Death

Roli is rebooting as Luminary, following financial struggles

I was fascinated by Roli the first time I saw founder/CEO Roland Lamb bending the keys of the Seaboard back at SXSW in 2013. Over the years, the London-based company has continued to offer creative musical solutions, including 2016’s modular Blocks system. Of course, creativity and runaway startup success don’t go hand in hand as often as we’d like to think. A BI profile on the company notes some of Roli’s recent struggles, referencing a “niche” product set, which is probably fair. In spite of e...
Tags: London, Hardware, Tech, Lamb, Roli, Sxsw, Lumi, Roland Lamb, Luminary, U K Lamb

The 16 Best Horror Movies On Amazon Prime Right Now

Any time is a great time to watch a horror movie (or two or three), but as summer winds down and we move into autumn, it makes even more sense to bust out the popcorn and turn on something scary. Luckily, Amazon Prime has a number of great horror films that are included with your membership that you can watch right now. Saving money while making your heart pound and your blood race -- what could be better than that? From lighter, more fun fare to the darkest of terrors, Amazon Prime's eclectic l...
Tags: Amazon, Christopher Nolan, Movies, Sweden, Berlin, Superman, Christopher Lee, San Francisco, Amazon Prime, Fbi, Roger Ebert, Morocco, House, Robert Pattinson, Donald Sutherland, Palmer

The Green Knight Arrives On 4K, Blu-Ray, DVD, And Digital This October

Your quest is nearly at an end: "The Green Knight" Blu-ray will soon be within your grasp. David Lowery's fantasy drama, one of the very best movies of the year, is headed to home media in October. So if you were hesitant to head back to movie theaters, haven't felt like renting the film digitally, or remain a stickler for physical media, this is news you can use. Starring Dev Patel, "The Green Knight" is based on the epic poem "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight," a tale of one man's long, strange...
Tags: Movies, News, Digital, Dev Patel, Sxsw, David Lowery, Blu Ray, Lowery, Ralph Ineson, Green Knight, SlashFilm, Gawain, Hoai Tran Bui, Gawain Dev Patel King Arthur

How Female Indie Directors Fared at Pandemic-Era Film Festivals

Female directors had a better chance of having their documentaries screened at film festivals than their narrative features, according to a new study. Women accounted for 42% of directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors and cinematographers on documentaries that were featured in Sundance, SXSW, AFI, New York Film Festival and other annual celebrations of moviemaking. […]
Tags: Markets & Festivals, Sundance film festival, Sxsw, Coda

ICON lands $207M Series B to construct more 3D-printed homes after seeing 400% YoY revenue growth

Creating single-family homes for the homeless using 3D printing robotics . Developing construction systems to create infrastructure and habitats on the moon, and eventually Mars, with NASA. Delivering what is believed to be the largest 3D-printed structure in North America — a barracks for Texas Military Department. These are just some of the things that Austin, Texas-based construction tech startup ICON has been working on. And today, the company is adding a massive $207 million Se...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Real Estate, Mexico, Funding, Tech, Nasa, Austin, 3d Printing, Venture Capital, Mars, North America, Robotics, Icon, GreenTech

Jacob Gentry's Lo-Fi 90s Thriller 'Broadcast Signal Intrusion' Trailer

"Only the creepiest unsolved mystery hack of all-time." Dark Sky Films has unveiled an official trailer for the mysterious lo-fi tech thriller Broadcast Signal Intrusion, which first premiered at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival earlier this year. In the late 90s, a video archivist unearths a series of sinister pirate broadcasts and becomes obsessed with uncovering the dark conspiracy behind them. This isn't actually a "sci-fi" film, because it's set in the 90s and all the technology in it is rea...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, James, Sxsw, Jacob Gentry, Harry Shum Jr, To Watch, Justin Welborn, Broadcast Signal Intrusion, Chris Sullivan Kelley Mack Steve Pringle

Spooky Eco-Horror Movie ‘The Feast’ is Coming in November

Lee Haven Jones‘ debut film The Feast premiered at the 2021 SXSW film festival and received several positive reviews. Today, IFC Midnight announced that they picked up the North American rights to the Welsh-language eco-horror film, a treat for genre fans just in time for Thanksgiving. Directed by Lee Haven Jones and written by Roger Williams, The Feast is a slow-burn horror film that serves up a hefty amount of dread. The film’s press release describes it as: “a slow burn meditation on hist...
Tags: Movies, News, Darren Aronofsky, Sxsw, Lee Haven Jones, Roger Williams, Cadi, Matt Donato, Annes Elwy, Rhodri Meilir, Glenda Nia Roberts, Gwyn Julian Lewis Jones, Gweirydd Sion Alun Davies, Mair Lisa Palfrey, Guto Steffan Cennydd Cadi

‘Not Going Quietly’ Review: An Emotionally Stirring, Politically Rousing Doc About Tireless Healthcare Activist Ady Barkan

A tireless advocate for progressive social justice causes, attorney Ady Barkan got diagnosed with terminal ALS in 2016. It was only a matter of time that the regular motor functions and vocal abilities of the energetic Santa Barbara resident — an adoring husband to his wife Rachael and the brand-new father of baby Carl — […]
Tags: Reviews, Santa Barbara, Sxsw, Carl, Rachael, Tribeca Festival, Ady Barkan, Nicholas Bruckman, Not Going Quietly

‘Clerk’: Release Date, Cast, and More

(Welcome to …And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.) It’s been thirty years since Clerks writer-director Kevin Smith sat down in a theater and watched Richard Linklater‘s Slackers, inspiring him to create his own movie. In the time since, Smith has directed more than two dozen films, written several major comic book runs, and become a major figure in all things pop culture. Clerk i...
Tags: Movies, Congress, Features, George Carlin, Richard Linklater, Stan Lee, Smith, Jay, National Film Registry, Sxsw, Kevin Smith, Ingram, Harley Quinn Smith, Martin Rae, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, Malcolm Ingram

The Kevin Smith Bio-Documentary ‘Clerk’ Has a Release Date

Snootchie bootchies, Kevin Smith fans. The feature documentary Clerk, about the life and career of the filmmaker, comic creator, and all-around funny guy has a release date. The documentary premiered in March at SXSW, but now we know when the rest of us will get a chance to see it. Clerk has been acquired by 1091 Pictures and will get a digital release on November 23, 2021. It’s been a busy week for Smith, who celebrated his 51st birthday and also began production on Clerks III on Monday. Cl...
Tags: Movies, News, George Carlin, Stan Lee, Smith, Jay, Jersey, Sxsw, Kevin Smith, Malcolm, Rosario Dawson, Mewes, Malcom Ingram, Richard Linklater Smith, Jeff Anderson Brian O Halloran

Fighting for Democracy & Living with ALS in 'Not Going Quietly' Trailer

"I am willing to give my last breath to save our democracy… What are you willing to give?" Greenwich Ent. has released an official trailer for a powerful activism documentary film called Not Going Quietly, following the life of Ady Barkan. This premiered at the SXSW Film Festival earlier this year, where it won the Audience Award and Special Jury Recognition for Humanity in Social Action. It also later played at the Oxford, Cleveland, Annapolis, and Tribeca Film Festivals. An intimate, inspi...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, America, Documentaries, Sxsw, To Watch, Tribeca Film Festivals, Ady Barkan, Greenwich Ent, Special Jury Recognition for Humanity, Oxford Cleveland Annapolis, America Barkan

‘For Madmen Only’ Trailer: Meet the Improv Genius Who Taught John Belushi, Tina Fey, Bob Odenkirk & More

You’re undoubtedly familiar with comedians like Stephen Colbert, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Tina Fey, Bill Murray, John Belushi, Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell, Sarah Silverman, Bob Odenkirk, and more. But what about Del Close (pictured in the referee shirt above), the eccentric improv genius who taught and influenced every single one of them? Now you can learn about one of the biggest influences on modern comedy in the new documentary For Madmen Only, a perplexing and surreal portrait of the flawed ...
Tags: Movies, News, Bill Murray, Trailers, Tina Fey, Sxsw, Harold, Heather Ross, John Belushi Tina Fey Bob Odenkirk

SXSW award-winning documentary on singer Guy Clark showing in Abilene this weekend

"Without Getting Killed or Caught" at mall theater only Saturday and Sunday.        [Author: Abilene Reporter-News]
Tags: Religion, Sxsw, Abilene, Abilene Reporter-News, Guy Clark

SXSW Winner ‘The Fallout’ Heading to HBO Max

The Fallout, filmmaker Megan Park’s debut feature, premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival in March 2021 and received rave reviews across the board. The high school drama was even awarded the Grand Jury Prize in the Narrative Feature Film Competition, as well as the Audience Choice Award. Clearly, Park managed to get herself on quite a few radars with this film. That’s now paid off, as the news comes in that Warner Bros. has acquired the global rights to The Fallout. Deadline repor...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, Park, Warner Bros, Julie Bowen, Sxsw, Megan Park, HBO Max, Kristen Correll, Fallout Deadline, Jenna Ortega Jane the Virgin Maddie Ziegler, Lumi Pollack John Ortiz, Vada Jenna Ortega

The Fallout: Warner Bros. Acquires Rights to SXSW Award-Winning Film for HBO Max

Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired the worldwide rights to the SXSW multiple-award-winning feature The Fallout. Written and directed by Megan Park in her feature filmmaking debut, The Fallout won the Grand Jury and Audience Awards for Narrative Feature, and Park won the Brightcove Illumination Award honoring a filmmaker on the rise at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. The film will release exclusively on HBO Max where available globally and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures in the balan...
Tags: Drama, Movies, Hbo Max, Jenna Ortega, Megan Park, Movie News, Shailene Woodley, Streaming, Sxsw, The Fallout, Warner Bros, Warner Bros. Pictures

SXSW Winner ‘The Fallout’ With Jenna Ortega and Maddie Ziegler to Debut on HBO Max

Warner Bros. has acquired rights to South by Southwest award-winner “The Fallout” and plans to debut the film on HBO Max. Written and directed by Megan Park in her feature filmmaking debut, “The Fallout” premiered at SXSW and took home the grand jury and audience awards at this year’s annual film festival. The story follows […]
Tags: Hbo, News, Warner Bros, Sxsw, Southwest, Maddie Ziegler, Megan Park, Jenna Ortega, HBO Max, The Fallout

The wild life of billionaire Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who eats one meal a day, evangelizes about bitcoin, and had to defend his company in front of Congress

Jack Dorsey onstage at a bitcoin convention on June 4, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Jack Dorsey cofounded Twitter in 2006, and the company has made him a billionaire. He is famous for his unusual life of luxury, including a daily fasting routine and regular ice baths. Dorsey holds two CEO jobs at Twitter and his payment company Square. Visit Business Insider's home page for more stories. From fighting armies of bots to quashing rumors about sending his beard hair to ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, South Korea, Twitter, New York Post, Japan, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Obama, Congress, Washington, Cbs News, Life, Senate, White House

Congress passed a $16 billion program to save entertainment venues rocked by the pandemic. It became a mismanaged fiasco, with thousands of businesses still waiting for relief.

The Paramount Theatre, which is operated by the non-profit Seattle Theatre Group arts organization, displays a sign on March 15, 2021 to mark the one-year anniversary of the date it closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ted S. Warren / AP Images Congress passed a $16 billion bipartisan relief package for venues months ago. The rollout has been a slow, bug-ridden disaster, and thousands of venues don't have their money. "Each day these venues don't get their money they're going o...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, New York, News, Congress, Senate, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Barcelona, Austin, Brooklyn, Williams, House, Broadway, Muse

Taika Waititi & Jemaine Clement Making ‘Action-Adventure Comedy’ Series

(Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW) Sometimes what Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement do in the shadows is a vampire-based comedy series and other times, it is an “action-adventure comedy” series. Clement told EW of this upcoming television show, but didn’t give too many details so don’t expect a premise or a release date as they “just started writing” it. However, he did state that he wants it to be different from his other work. “Taika and I are working on a new series right now ...
Tags: TV, Movies, TV News, Ryan Reynolds, Sxsw, Clements, Taika Waititi, Clement, Jemaine Clement, Conchords, Waititi, Taika, Matt Winkelmeyer Getty, Taika Waititi Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi He, Wellington Paranormal Eagle

Looking Ahead to 2022, SXSW Is Drawing on the Lessons of the Pandemic Years

Venues, restaurants and event centers around Austin, Texas, endured an unheard of and eerily silent Spring Break in 2020. Then, when South by Southwest (SXSW) announced on October 6, 2020 that it would be all virtual in 2021, hopes of a reprieve from Covid-19's devastating effects on the hospitality industry were soundly dashed--and some of...
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