An Insider’s Preview to the SXSW Film Festival
Kick off SXSW Film right on Day One by getting insider tips, strategies and advice you can use to maximize your time at the film fest, straight from some of today’s most influential film pundits. Offering up a “sneak preview” of SXSW’s most anticipated screenings, conference sessions and movie-related happenings, these insiders will also share cinema-etiquette tips to help fans get the most out of their experience and insider news about surprise screenings that are off the radar of the general public.
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Dave Karger, a 17-year media industry veteran, was named chief correspondent for Fandango in September 2012. In addition to serving as the company's national media spokesperson, Dave hosts original video programming on Fandango, including its first original video series, “The Frontrunners” at http://www.fandango.com/thefrontrunners, centered around awards season.
Prior to joining Fandango, Karger covered movies, music, and television for Entertainment Weekly from 1995 until 2012. He wrote more than 50 cover stories for the magazine, on subjects including George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Denzel Washington, Charlize Theron, Halle Berry, Will Smith, Elton John, Kelly Clarkson, and Carrie Underwood. He spearheaded Oscar coverage for the magazine and EW.com.
On television, Dave is frequently a guest correspondent for national entertainment and news shows including NBC's TODAY show and and Access Hollywood. He has also appeared on Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Piers Morgan Tonight, CNN and Anderson Cooper 360.
In 2011 and 2012, Dave served as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts + Sciences’ official Red Carpet Greeter on Oscar night, the third person to hold that post (following Army Archerd and Robert Osborne). In 2013 he was nominated for the Publicists Guild's Press Award honoring the year's outstanding entertainment journalists. He has served on the juries of the TriBeCa, Los Angeles, and Florida Film Festivals.
Dave graduated cum laude from Duke University and lives in Los Angeles and New York.
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Meredith Borders is the Managing Editor for Badass Digest, the Alamo Drafthouse, Fantastic Fest and Birth.Movies.Death. She is a Houston resident and Austin ex-pat who moonlights as a programmer and host for the Alamo. When she’s not watching movies or writing about them, she’s reading, sewing or baking.