President and founder
Louis co-founded The Austin Chronicle, where he is editor, and South by Southwest, where he is a director, and was a founding board member of the Austin Film Society. He 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 at Austin, which he foresees finishing in Summer of 2016. In 2015 he founded Production For Use, an independent film consultation company. Black is currently working on a number of documentary and narrative films as well as more reissues of classic Texas independent films.