Louis Black

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Join us this week to hear our conversation with journalist, editor and film producer Louis Black, co-founder of the SXSW Festival and The Austin Chronicle.

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Louis Black co-founded The Austin Chronicle, where he is editor, and South by Southwest, where he is a director. He was also a founding board member of the Austin Film Society.

Louis has written extensively on film, music, and politics. Executive producer of Be Here to Love Me, A Film About Townes Van Zandt, he was a producer on the Peabody Award winning The Order of Myths. Having produced documentaries and reissues of classic Texas films (Eagle Pennell’s The Whole Shootin’ Match and Tobe Hooper’s Eggshells).

Louis has been working on his doctorate in Media Studies from the department of Radio, Television, Film at the University of Texas. In 2015, he founded Production For Use, an independent film consultation company. Louis is currently working on a number of documentary and narrative films as well as more reissues of classic Texas independent films.

For more information, please see Louis Black Productions or Production For Use. You’ll also find plenty of his articles on The Austin Chronicle website, and you can keep up with him on Twitter and Facebook.