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Louis Black

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.

Collins Swords

Social Media, Research, and Marketing
Collins received his B.A. in Communication Studies from Millsaps College and his M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin department of Radio, TV and Film. At Louis Black Productions, he focuses on social media and marketing strategies, archival research for the CinemaTexas project and press release campaigns for upcoming events, screenings and film releases and reissues. Along with another team member, Collins is currently in the process of opening up a micro-cinema in Austin, TX.