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    4 Highlights From This Year’s SXSW Panels

    Don Cheadle, Gaby Hoffmann, and other actors spoke at this year’s Texas-based film festival. Check out some of their finer points!

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    Your Guide to SXSW 2016

    Here are 10 films and conversations you want to check out at this year’s film festival, including chats with Don Cheadle, Gaby Hoffmann, and the women of “Broad City.”

  • Interview

    How Embracing Chaos Can Make You a Better Actor

    One of writer-director Carlos Marques-Marcet’s most useful skills is encouraging his actors to make mistakes. He tells Backstage how embracing the unexpected in his SXSW select “10.000 Km” significantly shaped his gorgeous film.

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    Top 5 Texas Film Festivals

    SXSW isn't the only game in town. Here are five Texas film festivals worth the price of submission.

  • Interview

    The 2015 Texas Shorts at SXSW

    The upcoming SXSW festival celebrates Texas filmmakers with its Texas Shorts and Texas High School Shorts programs.

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    9 SXSW Panels We Can’t Wait For!

    This year’s SXSW panels run the gamut from talks with filmmakers to in-depth discussions about redesigning the viral video formula (“Online Success Without Cat Videos or Crotch Hits”). Here are nine we’re really looking forward to!

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    SXSW Film Bumpers Provide a Built-in Reel

    The mini-shorts screened before films at the Austin-based festival get actors major face time with the independent filmmaker crowd.

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    7 Actor-Directed Films at SXSW

    This year, actors at South by Southwest are bringing their directing skills to Austin. From Jason Bateman (“Bad Words”) to Diego Luna (“Cesar Chavez”) to Simon Helberg (“We’ll Never Have Paris”), here are the ones we can’t wait for!

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    Make a Short Film Your Calling Card at Film Festivals

    Awards season is just under way, but it’s already time to start thinking about next year’s film festival circuit. According to some festival organizers, actors are now self-producing shorts and submitting them in unprecedented numbers, raising the bar for entry at the country’s top events.

  • Interview

    SXSW Star Julian Morris Won't Take Off His Clothes During an Audition

    The "Pretty Little Liars" actor, at SXSW with the S&M relationship drama "Kelly + Victor," discusses why his different take on the script won him the role.