Archive for March, 2006

SXSW ’06 Winners

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

Here are the doc award winners from Tuesday night’s SXSW awards show. JURY AWARDS Documentary Feature Winner: Jam Dir. Mark Woollen Special Jury Award: Maxed Out Dir. James D. Scurlock AUDIENCE AWARDS Documentary Feature Winner: Darkon Dir. Andrew Neel & Luke Meyer Lone Star States Winner: State VS Reed Dir. Ryan Polomski & Frank Bustoz […]

SXSW ‘06 – Day 5 – Tuesday

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

In Austin you gotta start the day with a breakfast taco. So off I went to Taco Shack. Conveniently located near the Austin Convention Center it was taco time and for less than 4 bucks it didn’t hurt my budget either (I’m starting to sound like Rachel Ray!). Tummy full I went to see Shadow […]

SXSW ‘06 – Day 4 – Monday

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

Monday I was determined to eat at Las Manitas and it worked out perfectly since it’s right near the Alamo Drafthouse. I sat at the counter chatting with a wonderful local woman. We ogled Owen Wilson together as he left the restaurant. But soon I had consumed my fajita quesadillas and I had to scoot […]

SXSW ‘06 – Day 3 – Sunday

Monday, March 13th, 2006

Woke up Sunday morning with nowhere to go for breakfast. Packed some turkey jerky and a Clif Bar (they’re a sponsor) in my purse and headed to Jam, a doc about fading San Francisco roller derby icons. Walking into town we passed the capitol building. I heard it’s the tallest capitol building in America. I […]

SXSW ‘06 – Day 2 – Saturday

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

Saturday was not an easy day to get out of bed. But, driven by the sheer force to want to learn something and/or see something that would change my life I tripped over to the Austin Convention Center for a couple of panels. DVDs vs. Theaters and then Shooting Docs with a little BBQ thrown […]


Saturday, March 11th, 2006

Did I mention there’s a doc about taxidermy at SXSW. Rad…

SXSW ’06 – Day 1 – Friday

Saturday, March 11th, 2006

Whoa. I’ve never been to Austin and it’s one heck of a place. I just came home from a loud party on 6th Street where the street is closed off and young people (I can’t believe I’m using the term “young people”) are out in their mini-skirts and cowboy boots respectively. It helps that it […]

Life is not Black.White.

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

Black.White. premieres tonight on F/X. I went the premiere a couple of weeks ago and it is so engrossing I would have sat there for all 6 hours of it if they showed it back to back. Instead I just watched the one episode and then sat through the most intense question and answer session […]

SXSW blogs…

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

This is fun. SXSW and indieWIRE have a spot for SXSW filmmakers to blog during the festival. As if this weren’t enough – I’ll be there and blogging everyday March 10 – 15 as well.

NALIP Conference this weekend…

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

NALIP (National Association for Latino Independent Producers) is having their 7th Annual National Conference this weekend. Looks like a great place to learn and network. For more info check their website. For the past 6 years, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers has gathered the field of Latino/a Film, Television, Documentary and New Media […]