While the hugely popular SXSW festival and conference was going down last month, Robert Rodriguez (with home field advantage) popped the cork on a bunch of things he is lining up for this year (thanks to Rama for the heads up). Robert is not only lining up a few movies and a TV program, but also a new production company, animated features and a partnership with chip-maker AMD.
- He is launching an animation company called Quickdraw Animation, with two feature-film projects already in the works, as well as a filmmaking contest with his technology partner AMD. The first film will be Heavy Metal, the other a family-friendly movie.
- He announced several new Quickdraw Productions initiatives. Sin City 2 is moving ahead and in casting, Machete Kills will also shoot this year, possibly as early as this month.
- Tito and Ttarantula played at SXSW with Robert to footage from Desperado (Video on YouTube), as well as Chingon
- He is launching a new TV network catering to the target audience of young latinos, called El Rey. The El Rey network will be launching later this year.
Extra > Here’s a lengthy 20-minute video from SXSW with a conversation between Shira Lazar and Robert that you should really watch: Huffpost
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Source: Hollywood Reporter