Google and the government were in the crosshairs as whistleblower Edward Snowden made a rare public appearance on Monday (10) to address the SXSW conference from exile in Russia – ironically using Google+ Hangouts.
The studio has picked up North American rights at SXSW to Eduard Sanchez’s Bigfoot film, which International Film Trust handles for international sales.
UPDATE: Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) has acquired all international rights to Space Station 76, while in separate deals Picturehouse has acquired The Guest and Starz Digital Media has taken North American rights to To Be Takei ahead of their Austin screenings.
The video platform will promote a $10m investment at SXSW on the anniversary of its Vimeo On Demand platform.
Visit Films will present the world premiere of Carlos Marques-Marcet’s first feature Long Distance (formerly 10,000KM) at SXSW.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb will deliver the fourth keynote address at SXSW on March 8 as organisers also announced the complete conference line-up.
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