SXSW 2012: Cliff Martinez, Jeffrey Tambor announced
The festival today announced its first batch of sessions for the 2012 edition, including a conversation with Cliff Martinez, the onetime drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers who is behind the propulsive electronic film scores for the movies "Drive" and "Contagion," and an acting workshop lead by Jeffrey Tambor, best known as George Bluth, the peculiar patriarch of the filthy rich Bluth family from TV's "Arrested Development."
The festival's eclectic, freewheeling panels are part of its signature, and SXSW organizers unspooled nearly 40 talks they have selected for 2012 from proposals submitted to their website. Next year's offerings are scheduled to include the functional: "Beyond Netflix and iTunes: Your Film's Unique Digital Distribution Strategy," organized by Richard Lorber of the independent film company Kino Lorber; the Twitter-friendly: "Arts Criticism in 140 Characters or Less," from Time magazine's Jen Nedeau; and the culturally-minded: "The Evolution of the Douchebag in Modern Cinema," by TV and film consultant Robyn Sklaren.
A full list of the panels announced today is available at SXSW.com/film.
The 2012 SXSW Film Conference and Festival is set for March 9-17 in Austin, Texas.
-- Rebecca Keegan
Photo: Cliff Martinez. Credit: Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times