WT Clients: Films Premiere at 2024 SXSW Festival

Several Weintraub clients had high-profile premieres at the recent SXSW Film Festival in Austin (March 8-16, 2024).

Director Doug Liman unveiled his remake of “Road House” starring Jake Gyllenhaal at this year’s festival. Produced by Amazon MGM Studios, the film also stars Jessica Williams, Billy Magnussen, Lukas Gage, and Conor McGregor. Following its SXSW premiere, the film began streaming on Prime Video on March 21. Read the full review (“brashly entertaining”) from The Hollywood Reporter. Liman is represented by Weintraub shareholder Alan L. Grodin.

Writer/director Ned Benson’s “Greatest Hits,” a film that explores “the transformational power of music,” premiered at the festival. Benson also produced for Searchlight Pictures, along with Michael London, Shannon Gaulding, Stephanie Davis, and Cassandra Kulukundis. “Greatest Hits” opens in select theaters on April 5 and streams on Hulu on April 12. Ned Benson is represented by Weintraub shareholders Alan Grodin and Shaun Gordon. Read more about the project elsewhere on our website and on Deadline.

Tommy Dorfman’s directorial debut, “I Wish You All The Best,” was featured in SXSW’s Narrative Spotlight. Ace Entertainment, represented by Weintraub shareholder Shaun Gordon, produced the coming-of-age story of a non-binary teen. Read the full review from The Hollywood Reporter.

SXSW premiered the documentary/road trip comedy “Cheech and Chong’s Last Movie,” chronicling the iconic partnership of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong. Watch Rolling Stone’s interview with the comedians from the festival and read more about the movie elsewhere on our website. Weintraub shareholders Stan Coleman and Matt Sugarman represent Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong.