Austin Film Festival and Screenwriters Conference Special Offer

Whit Stillman was a former panelist at the Austin Film Festival and Screenwriters Conference.  They are gearing up for this fall and you can get a great offer (act before July 17th):

“For a limited time, the 22nd Annual Austin Film Festival is offering $50 off the Weekend Badge!

With a Weekend Badge you get access to all Saturday and Sunday panels, not to mention priority badge line access to all eight days of film screenings and admission to the Pitch Finale Party, Heart of Film Conference Party, and Film Pass Party!

Buy your badge at http://www.austinfilmfestival.com/shop/badges/ and enter the code AFFWKND225 at checkout between now and Friday, July 17th to get access to this great offer!”

The 2015 dates are October 29-Novemeber 5, and we have already confirmed panelists such as Norman Lear, Shane Black, Jack Burditt, David Wain, Kelly Marcel and Terry Rossio (along with other writers, industry agents and creative executives) to join us in Austin as we continue our celebration of narrative storytelling. See a more comprehensive list of confirmed panelists on our website: http://www.austinfilmfestival.com/festivalandconference/conference/2015-panelists/

When Austin Film Festival and Screenwriters Conference began in 1993, the goal was to bring greater recognition to screenwriters through panels and exciting film events. Now in its third decade, we remain dedicated to unique programming, with panels that address both new developments in media, as well as the core elements of screenwriting and filmmaking.

 

Vanity Fair Picks ‘Metropolitan’ as one of the Top 10 Films About Manhattan

It is no surprise to me that Vanity Fair chose Whit Stillman’s Metropolitan as one of the top ten films about Manhattan.  Stillman’s first film (Oscar Nominated) captured things you can no longer find in Manhattan, including checker cabs and the Automat.  It is a timeless film that is so rich with amazing dialogue, that it can be watched over and over.  Metropolitan also played for seven months in NYC and is coming out again this August to celebrate 25 years.

Taylor Nichols and Edward Clements in a taxi in Whit Stillman's Metropolitan jpg

‘Damsels in Distress’ on Swedish TV3

Whit Stillman’s Damsels in Distress plays on Swedish TV3, this Sunday at 9pm.

Carrie MacLemore Damsels in Distress

En komedi om tre vackra tjejer – den dynamiska ledaren Violet Wister, den principfasta Rose och sexiga Heather – som bestämmer sig för att drastiskt förändra livet för studenterna vid ett sjaskigt amerikanskt universitet. De får även med utbytesstudenten Lily i sina försök att hjälpa deprimerade studenter med hjälp av god hygien och dans. Tjejerna inleder förhållanden med en rad killar, däribland charmören Charlie, drömprinsen Xavier och de galna Frank och Thor som är med i en manlig universitetsförening. Dessa förhållanden sätter såväl tjejernas vänskap som deras mentala hälsa på prov.

‘Metropolitan’ to be Re-Released in August

Whit Stillman’s Oscar Nominated Metropolilan will be re-released in August to celebrate its 25th anniversary.  Indiewire has more information on this upcoming event.

Whit Stillman Metropolitan Slate Allison Parisi Chris Eigeman Carolyn Farina behind scenes

 

Rialto Pictures will re-release the movie in New York on August 7 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and in Los Angeles on August 14 at Laemmle’s Royal. It will also be released nationwide throughout late summer and the fall.