Horror film critic and FEARnet's authority on all things cinema, Scott Weinberg will be one of the guests at this year's South By Southwest Festival in Austin, and has been invited to speak on two panels – tackling topics very close to the hearts of horror movie fans everywhere.
“This Panel is Not Yet Rated” (Sunday, March 10, 3:30-4:30 pm): Scott will join in a discussion on the topic of violence in movies, public opinions and regulations on the subject, and how it impacts filmmakers and audiences alike. This panel will focus in particular on the movie ratings process, with Joan Graves the Chair of the Classifications and Ratings Association appearing at SXSW for the first time. Director Vincenzo Natali (Splice) will also be speaking, as well as Travis Stevens, CEO of Snowfort Pictures (Big Ass Spider).
“Film Critics vs. The World” (Monday, March 11, 12:30-1:30 pm): Scott and his fellow film reviewers (including Matt Singer of ScreenCrush and Melissa Hanson of Cinemit) will tackle the subject of their profession and how it impacts the success or failure of film projects today. Singer will lead this interactive discussion about the highs and lows of the working relationship between critics and the film industry. Simon Barrett (V/H/S/2) will address the filmmaker's perspective on the panel, which will also feature questions submitted by Indiewire readers, followed by a Q&A session.
Visit the official SXSW 2013 website for more event details.