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SAG-AFTRA, SAGindie and SAG-AFTRA Foundation Return to SXSW with Full Schedule of Events

Iggy Pop Music Showcase, SAGindie Reception and More Highlight Conference Week

LOS ANGELES (March 9, 2016) --- SAG-AFTRA, SAGindie and the SAG-AFTRA Foundation are returning to Austin with an exciting schedule of 2016 South by Southwest (SXSW) events for the interactive, film and music conference.

Highlights include a conversation with Gaby Hoffmann a filmmaker party and the much-anticipated Iggy Pop Showcase.

“It’s important for organizations that advocate on behalf of performers and media professionals to have a presence where creative people congregate. As one of the premier festivals, South by Southwest is an incredible platform for the amazing work being done by creative artists, and we’re proud to be part of this year’s event,” said SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director David White.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be presenting a Conversation with Gaby Hoffmann at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. Gaby is an incredible talent and her work epitomizes the creative spirit and boldness that the festival is known for and appreciates,” said SAG-AFTRA Foundation Executive Director Cyd Wilson. “We look forward to supporting the artists and independent film community in any way we can.”

“The thousands of SAG-AFTRA members who call Texas home continue to celebrate the expanding growth of all media throughout the state,” said Trish Avery, executive director of SAG-AFTRA Dallas-Fort Worth Local. “SXSW is a manifestation of our local talent’s creative power and the culmination of local visionaries to bring global creatives together to meet and grow their careers.”

Schedule of Events

SXSW Trade Show booth featuring SAGindie and SAG-AFTRA New Media

WHEN: Sunday, March 13, to Tuesday, March 15, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Wednesday, March 16, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

WHERE: Austin Convention Center, Trade Show Exhibition Hall, Booths 213 and 215

Staff from SAGindie and SAG-AFTRA New Media will be available to answer questions and provide information on how independent producers can become a SAG-AFTRA signatory producer in order to utilize the talents of SAG-AFTRA members in their productions.

SAG-AFTRA Foundation presents A Conversation with Gaby Hoffmann:

http://schedule.sxsw.com/2016/events/event_PP92915

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation will present A Conversation with Gaby Hoffmann on Sunday, March 13, at 12:30 p.m. in the Austin Convention Center 16AB. Moderated by Austin-based filmmaker Kat Candler, the discussion will span Hoffmann’s career, from early roles in Field of Dreams and Uncle Buck to her present-day performances in Girls and Transparent. In addition, Hoffmann will share valuable insights into her process, the craft and industry. 

SXSW Film Conference: Happy Hour hosted by SAGindie and the Directors Guild of America

WHEN: Monday, March 14, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

WHERE: Intercontinental Hotel Austin, Stephen F. Austin Bar, 701 N. Congress Ave.

A SXSW Film, Gold or Platinum badge is required for entry

BMI and SAG-AFTRA Presents: Iggy Pop Showcase

WHEN: Wednesday, March 16, 7 p.m.

WHERE: ACL Live at the Moody Theater, 310 Willie Nelson Blvd.

The concert will be one of the first featuring SAG-AFTRA recording artist members Iggy Pop and Josh Homme, performing their collaboration with a full band, along with classics spanning Pop’s legendary solo career.

The showcase will be open to SXSW Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist and Music Wristband holders. Add the BMI and SAG-AFTRA Showcase to your SXSW schedule.

SXSW listing: http://www.sxsw.com/music/news/2016/iggy-pop-perform-2016-sxsw-music-festival

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