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‘Booksmart’ Screenwriter Katie Silberman on Crafting a Unique High School Movie and the New Wave of Romantic Comedies [Interview]

When I first watched Booksmart during its world premiere at SXSW, I fell in love with this high school comedy in an instant. When we talk about the films that we wished we had while growing up, this is one of them. It feels like an instant classic. Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein are both phenomenal in the film and I couldn’t stop laughing at every ridiculous and wonderful joke. Booksmart screenwriter Katie Silberman spoke with /Film over the phone this week to discuss the writing process as...
Tags: Featured Stories Sidebar, Annapurna Pictures, Comedy, Features, Interviews, Booksmart, Katie Silberman

‘Stuber’ Trailer: Dave Bautista Takes Kumail Nanjiani on an Action-Packed Uber Ride

While most of this summer’s action brings us superheroes, giant monsters, galaxy-saving secret agents, living toys, and remakes of animated classics, 20th Century Fox is taking us for an Uber ride from hell. Stuber is a new action comedy that follows Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) as an Uber driver named Stu (that’s why it’s called Stuber!), who suddenly finds himself driving around an aggressive, gruff and tough cop (Dave Bautista) as he’s in pursuit of some pretty formidable criminals. It has...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Fox, Beverly Hills, Movie Trailers, 20th Century Fox, Sxsw, Michele, Stu, Karen Gillan, Bautista, Stuber, Kumail Nanjiani, Nanjiani, Dave Bautista, Action/Adventure

One More ‘Booksmart’ Red Band Trailer Prepares to Get Consensually Bashed

This weekend, the raucously hilarious R-rated high school comedy Booksmart starts hitting theaters. Lauded as a female Superbad, this looks like it should be the sleeper hit of the summer, assuming of course people actually know that the movie is in theaters and pay for a ticket to see it. Booksmart stars Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein as two best friends and high school seniors who spent their entire school career studying their asses off and getting the best grades they could in order to ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Molly, Teen, Movie Trailers, Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis, Sxsw, Amy, Beanie Feldstein, Annapurna Pictures, Red Band Movie Trailer, Jacob Hall, Kaitlyn Dever, Booksmart, Jessica Williams Lisa Kudrow Will Forte

Watch the First Six Minutes of ‘Booksmart’, Olivia Wilde’s Raucously Hilarious High School Comedy

Even though this summer is full of blockbuster action and spectacle, we can’t implore you enough to take a break from the big studio movies this season to partake in plenty of laughs with the feature directorial debut of Olivia Wilde. Booksmart follows Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein as two high school seniors who realize that they might have been a little too reserved in their educational endeavors. So the two decide to party it up before they head off to college, getting the ultimate high ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Teen, Olivia Wilde, Sxsw, Video Clips, Beanie Feldstein, Annapurna Pictures, Kaitlyn Dever, Superbad, Greg Mottola, Booksmart, Wilde Booksmart, Booksmart Olivia Wilde

Remembering Grumpy Cat's prolific advertising career—from Friskies to Grumppuccino

The internet has lost one of its most insatiable stars. Grumpy Cat, known for her permanent grim expression of contempt, passed away Tuesday at the age of seven. The official Grumpy Cat Twitter account announced that she had died due to complications from a urinary tract infection. The famous kitty, whose appearance comes from feline dwarfism and whose real name is Tardar Sauce, prompted the rise of influencer pets online. Her perpetual scowl helped her go viral on Reddit in 2012, and she ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Advertising, Reddit, Grumpy Cat, Tardar Sauce, Sxsw, Petsmart, Honey Nut Cheerios, Nestle Purina PetCare, Saatchi Saatchi New York, Tabatha Bundesen, Grumppuccino, Random House Children 's Books, Grumpy Cat Twitter

PledgeMusic Lost Almost $11 Million In The Last 3 Years

Two copies of a PledgeMusic presentation apparently designed to attract investors show that the crowdfunder lost nearly $11 million dollars between 2016 and 2018, despite generating more than $77 million in revenue during the same period. Weird Al Yankovic sold $1.45 million worth of music and merchandise using the platform, according to the document. The two copies of the PledgeMusic pitch decks reviewed by Hypebot show a company bleeding cash, despite have completed 50,000 crowdfunding ...
Tags: Music, Sxsw, Bruce Houghton, Weird Al Yankovic, Hypebot, Rowe, Dominic Pandiscia, Pandiscia, Dan Rowe, VNUE, Sword Rowe

How to 'come out' as an employee with mental illness

Coming out for the first time—whether it be as gay, trans, or a person with mental illness—can be the greatest challenge and the bravest act of many people’s lives. Questions emerge: Will my family accept me? Will my co-workers? Will my career be affected? Will I feel safe at work? At the doctor’s office? Out in public? It’s not extreme to ask these questions. Though the nation has made great strides in recent years in terms of LGBT rights, nearly a sixth of LGBT adults have experienced discrim...
Tags: Robin Williams, Advertising, Sxsw, Harvard T H Chan School NPR, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Similarly

The First 3D-Printed Neighborhood Will Be Built This Summer

In partnership with Austin–based construction technologies company ICON, and nonprofit New Story, Yves Béhar has revealed plans to build the world's first 3D-printed community this summer in a yet-to-be-disclosed, semi-rural location in Latin America. The ambitious project plans to provide homes for over 50 families. Images of ICON's proof of concept home in Austin (courtesy of ICON)The project adapted ICON's $4,000 3D-printed home—which debuted during SXSW in 2018—through a variety of community...
Tags: Design, Austin, Architecture, 3d Printing, Latin America, Sxsw, Behar, New Story Yves Béhar

Shia LaBeouf’s ‘Peanut Butter Falcon’ Bought by Roadside for U.S.

Shia LaBeouf’s “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” winner of the Audience Award at the SXSW Film Festival, has found a home. Roadside Attractions has bought U.S. distribution rights to the adventure film, written and directed by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz. LaBeouf portrays a small-time outlaw and stars alongside Zack Gottsagen, a young man with Down […]
Tags: News, Festivals, Shia LaBeouf, Sxsw, Michael Schwartz, The Peanut Butter Falcon, Tyler Nilson, Zack Gottsagen

5G at the Austin Forum on May 14

On May 14, learn how 5G advancements will bring us significantly closer to the dream of smart cities The Forrest Four-Cast: May 13, 2019 The wireless connectivity of tomorrow promises significant improvements over our current systems.Learn more about these future developments at the Tuesday evening, May 14 edition of the Austin Forum. Titled “5G: The Wireless Communications Technology That Will Transform Society,” this session explores how these advancements will enable new classes of increas...
Tags: Startups, Austin, Wireless, Neal Stephenson, 5g, Sxsw, Time Machine, Cesar Chavez, Central Library, Matthew Inman, Austin Startups, AT T Labs, Austin Technology Council, Smart-cities, Austin Forum, Arun Ghosh

The EU will reportedly investigate Apple following anti-competition complaint from Spotify

The spat between Spotify and Apple is going to be the focus on a new investigation from the EU, according to a report from the FT. The paper reported today that the European Commission (EC), the EU’s regulatory body, plans to launch a competition inquiry around Spotify’s claim that the iPhone-maker uses its position as the gatekeeper of the App Store to “deliberately disadvantage other app developers.” In a complaint filed to the EC in March, Spotify said Apple has “tilted the playing fiel...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Android, Google Play Store, Startups, Facebook, Spotify, Europe, Lawsuit, Media, Eu, European Union, Ceo, Smartphones, Search

How To Contact Blogs, Playlists In 6 Steps

Blogs and playlists have become some of the most important channels for getting music from its creator into the ears of potential fans, but getting through to these tastemaking powers that be is no easy task. Here we look at six effective and appropriate ways to contact blogs and playlists. ____________________________ Guest post by Michael Hahn of Landr Playlists and music blogs are some of the most important channels for passing new music from creators to fans. The people who cu...
Tags: Music, Guest Post, Sxsw, Michael Hahn, Gaia Fieri, Austin Texas NPR, Trouble in Mind Records Here

Lupita Nyong’o to Star in Universal Sci-Fi Comedy

Lupita Nyong’o to star in Universal Sci-Fi Comedy Lupita Nyong’o will star in Universal Pictures’ upcoming outer space comedy. Deadline reports that the as-yet-untitled film is described as a cross between Miss Congeniality and Men in Black. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag...
Tags: Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Movies, Star, Adelaide, Universal, Hulu, Marvel Studios, Universal Pictures, Sxsw, Lupita Nyong'o, Lupita Nyong, Skywalker, Maz Kanata, Simon Kinberg, Jordan Peele

Penelope Isles – “Round”

Penelope Isles are a Brighton-based indie rock quartet centered around the songwriting chemistry of siblings Jack and Lily Wolter. After signing to Bella Union and impressing SXSW with their searing live show, they're getting ready to put out their debut album, Until The Tide Creeps In, later this summer. More »
Tags: Music, Brighton, Jack, Sxsw, Bella Union, Penelope Isles, Lily Wolter

Judith Light to Receive Tonys’ 2019 Isabelle Stevenson Award

Judith Light, the two-time Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, will receive the Tonys’ honorary Isabelle Stevenson Award, the Tony Awards Administration Committee announced Friday.The Isabelle Stevenson Award is presented annually to a member of the theatre community who has made a substantial contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of one or more humanitarian, social service or charitable organizations. Light will receive the award for her advocacy to end HIV/AIDS and for her sup...
Tags: Science, California, Washington, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, United States, South Africa, Washington Dc, Broadway, Cbs, National Mall, Christina Ricci, Elizabeth Taylor, James Corden, Alec Baldwin

‘Body at Brighton Rock’ Director Roxanne Benjamin on Her Christopher Pike Influences and Bootstrap Horror Filmmaking [Interview]

With Body of Brighton Rock, writer/director Roxanne Benjamin establishes a clear woman versus nature scenario as a young Park Ranger takes a wrong turn during her rounds and stumbles across a body deep in the woods. She is told via walkie talkie she has to stay with it until help comes, but the question of who this guy was and how he died starts gnawing at her as the feeling of isolation starts to close in. Benjamin has been in and around the genre scene for years, producing horror favorites V/...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, California, Horror, Features, Castaway, Sxsw, Wendy, Don, Benjamin, Dave Smith, Brighton Rock, Jack London, Chris Alender, Southbound, Roxanne Benjamin

What Every Small Business Owner Ought To Know About Microsoft Office AI

We hear the constant chatter about AI (artificial intelligence) and machine learning and sometimes wonder, is this “hype” or for real? Of course larger companies are investing quite a bit in using these technologies for their businesses, but what about smaller companies? Meet, Ideas. At SXSW, I spent some time with Microsoft to see how they’re infusing AI and machine learning into Office, to enable all professionals, but especially smaller businesses, to get more done and indeed work smarter....
Tags: Microsoft, Sales, Orlando, Sxsw, Technology Trends, DepositPhotos, Microsoft Office Microsoft, Publisher Channel Content

Film Review: ‘The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash’

Very much in the manner of an “unplugged” acoustic album that showcases the musicianship of a major artist without distracting flash and filigree, “The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash” is a tightly focused yet impressively multifaceted documentary that attempts nothing less than to delve past familiar myths and illuminate the soul of its fabled […]
Tags: Reviews, Sxsw, Johnny Cash, Warren Zanes, Thom Zimny

‘Fast Color’ Star Gugu Mbatha-Raw on Her Unconventional Superhero Drama [Interview]

The British-born Gugu Mbatha-Raw has been working so steadily as an actor in both the UK and America that you might not realize just how many things you’ve seen her in over the years, even before her breakout, one-two punch of leading roles in the 2013 period drama Belle and 2014’s music industry love story Beyond the Lights , both of which were directed by women—something that continues to mean a great deal to the actress. In fact, throughout her years in television and film, Mbatha-Raw ...
Tags: UK, Movies, Drama, Lionsgate, Interviews, Time, America, Features, Netflix, Belle, Jones, Sxsw, Ruth, Elizabeth, Hart, Justin

‘Sadie’ Director Megan Griffiths Tells Us How to Get People to Care About Your Indie Film

Getting a film made is one of the most challenging experiences anyone can go through. From writing the script, to securing the financing, to picking a crew, to casting the film, to finally shooting and editing it, filmmaking requires a huge diversity of technical and creative skills. But in today’s media-saturated world, it’s arguably just as hard to convince people to care about your small indie film. If you have a tiny movie, how do you get it out there? What strategy do you use? What element...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Movies, Drama, Interviews, La, Features, Sxsw, Independent, Twitter Instagram Facebook, Megan, David Chen, Sadie, Mike McCready, Adam Kirsch, Geena Davis Institute

Ralph Macchio on Paying Off ‘Karate Kid III’ in ‘Cobra Kai’ Season 2 [Interview]

Cobra Kai  revisited Ralph Macchio’s Daniel LaRusso 35 years after his victory at the All Valley Karate Tournament. His student didn’t win this time, but season two promises to see Daniel reopen Miyagi-Do Karate in Mr. Miyagi’s honor, including training his daughter Samantha. Cobra Kai became YouTube Premium’s biggest hit and they ordered the second season within a week, after 20 million views. Now the anticipation for season two is even higher than it was for the return of the beloved fr...
Tags: New York, Television, Movies, Interviews, Youtube, Features, Sam, Samantha, Sxsw, Daniel, Amanda, Johnny, Ralph, West Side Story, San Fernando Valley, Miyagi

‘The Karate Kid’ Gets the ’30 for 30′ Documentary Treatment by ESPN

The Karate Kid is one of the most beloved sports movies of all time, and like many properties from the 1980s, it made a modern comeback in the form of a new television series. Cobra Kai follows the exploits of a grown-up Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), who still have some bitterness between each other after their famed karate tournament match-up in the 1984 film. But for those of you who may not be as familiar with the drama and tension of this rivalry, ESPN ...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Youtube, Sports, Sequels, Espn, Sxsw, Daniel, Johnny, The Karate Kid, Video Of The Day, Cobra Kai, Ralph Macchio, Chris Cotter, Xolo Maridueña, Johnny Lawrence

SXSW Comedy Thriller ‘Villains’ Acquired by Gunpowder & Sky, MoviePass for U.S. Release

Dark comedy thriller “Villains,” which premiered last month at the SXSW Film Festival, has been acquired for U.S. release by Gunpowder & Sky in association with MoviePass’ film division. G&S and MoviePass Films plans to give “Villains” a theatrical release this summer, after buying the rights from The Realm, Bron Studios genre arm. The film […]
Tags: News, Moviepass, Sxsw, Villains, Gunpowder & Sky, MoviePass Films, Realm Bron Studios

Why the new breed of entrepreneurs looks beyond making a profit

Big tech is broken. From Uber’s sexual harassment scandal to Mark Zuckerberg’s Congressional testimony and Elon Musk’s Twitter meltdown, tech disillusionment is definitely starting to set in for many people. It’s a shift that’s perceptible everywhere. Last month, at SXSW — normally an unabashed celebration of new tech — Elizabeth Warren, one of Big Tech’s biggest enemies, was one of the main speakers.   A growing number of people in the industry dares to ask the hard questions: What do we do abo...
Tags: Startups, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Elizabeth Warren, Entrepreneur, Sxsw, Insider, Congressional, Big Tech

Film Review: ‘Body at Brighton Rock’

Filmmaker Roxanne Benjamin spends a tad too much time on the character-establishing setup during the first act of her “Body at Brighton Rock.” Once she has lured her audience into joining her plucky but ill-prepared protagonist into a secluded area of a picturesque state park, however, the first-time director efficiently ratchets up the suspense — […]
Tags: Reviews, Festivals, Sxsw, Brighton Rock, Roxanne Benjamin, Karina Fontes

Wieden & Kennedy takes top honors at Ad Age's 2019 A-List & Creativity Awards

For the second year in a row, Wieden & Kennedy took the highest honor at Ad Age's A-List & Creativity Awards Gala. The event was held at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan Monday night. See all of the 2019 A-List & Creativity Awards winners here. The agency topped Ad Age’s annual A-List on the strength of culture-leading campaigns for Nike, KFC, Bud Light and OkCupid and strong revenue growth in its New York office. Its work with the sportwear brand for the 30th anniversary of “Just Do It” fea...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, New York, Nbc, Australia, Advertising, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Los Angeles, Chobani, Nike, Diageo, Netflix, Brooklyn, New York Times, Manhattan

‘Teen Spirit’ Cast and Filmmakers on What Movies Inspired Them [Interview]

Writer-director Max Minghella, actress Elle Fanning, and executive producer Jamie Bell were on hand to discuss Teen Spirit during the 2019 SXSW Film Festival. Teen Spirit was among a number of music-centered films to premiere last year at Toronto.  It was certainly among my favorites of the musical selections. Bleecker Street acquired the film and wisely held off releasing it until this year. Appropriately, the film would go onto make its U.S. premiere during SXSW, a festival known for i...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Interviews, Toronto, Features, Katy Perry, Madonna, Elle, Sxsw, Max, Vlad, Elle Fanning, Vladimir, Marius, Jamie Bell, Featured Stories Sidebar

SIGHT LINE PROVISIONS - The Cone Denim Project

If you're a regular reader of The Fiberglass Manifesto, then you've likely seen articles that Dave Fason of NanoBox Reef has contributed to on his various travels with a fiberglass fly rod in hand and then also the work he continues to with rod builder Chris Barclay of C. Barclay Fly Rod Co.  Over the past couple of years I've gotten to know him through phone calls, emails and texts and earlier this year I had the opportunity to travel with him to Belize to check out things at South Water Advent...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Sport, Austin, Dave, Fishing, Dell, Yeti, Belize, Sxsw, Austin Texas, Edgar, Greensboro NC, Cameron Mortenson, Chris Barclay, Barclay Fly Rod Co

Otoboke Beaver – “datsu, hikage no onna” Video

One of the craziest sets I saw at SXSW this year was by Otoboke Beaver. The Kyoto hardcore punks unleashed a blitzkrieg on the inside stage at Mohawk, performing with a passionate aggression most groups can't muster even when they aren't hustling across Austin from gig to gig. It was like they had pureed Japan's … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Japan, Austin, Kyoto, Sxsw, Mohawk, Otoboke Beaver, Haruka Mitani

Brainiac, the Great Lost Band of the ‘90s, Get Documentary Treatment in ‘Transmissions After Zero’

While several books have explored the fertile 1990s indie rock scene, precious few documentaries truly capture the period’s excitement. “Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero,” which premiered at SXSW and which will have its New York premiere Friday, offers a notable peek into the era via the lens of this arty Dayton, Ohio-based band that reached the […]
Tags: New York, News, Brainiac, Sxsw, Dayton Ohio