EPIX Live: Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard Sunday, March 11th at 1ET/noon CT, live from SXSW in Austin

New York, NY – March 7, 2012 – EPIX, the multiplatform premium service, will present EPIX Live: Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard, Sunday March 11th at 1 pm ET / 12 noon CT live from the South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas. Whedon (writer) and Goddard (writer/director) will discuss their new horror film, The Cabin in the Woods, which will open the Festival on March 9. Lionsgate will release The Cabin in the Woods in theaters everywhere on April 13th.

The live chat is open to all fans, who can submit questions through Facebook and Twitter, chat with other participants and follow the conversation streamed on EpixHD.com, HitFix.com and through EPIX, Lionsgate & HitFix Facebook pages. The interactive Q & A will be hosted by Drew McWeeny, Film Editor of the movie and entertainment news site, HitFix.

“I’m thrilled that I'm going to serve as the moderator for what I hope should be a freewheeling dialogue between these guys and the audience,” said McWeeny. “If you've been itching to ask Whedon and Goddard anything, this is your chance. And, knowing these guys and their fans, it's going to be a smart conversation.”

EPIX Live is an interactive forum that allows fans to connect with their favorite artists via live Q&A sessions streamed at EpixHD.com. Previous EPIX Live sessions have featured Kevin Smith, Seth MacFarlane, Lewis Black, William Shatner and other performers and filmmakers engaging large active fan bases. “EPIX Live gives users the unique opportunity to connect one-on-one with their favorite directors, producers and actors,” said Keary Hanan, EPIX VP Editorial and Executive Editor of EpixHD.com. “We're excited to team up with our partner, Lionsgate, this Sunday to give fans access to Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard so they can get all their burning questions about The Cabin in the Woods answered!”

To participate in EPIX Live: Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard, follow the conversation on Twitter #CabinInTheWoods.


About The Cabin in the Woods
Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen.

If you think you know this story, think again. From fan favorites Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard comes THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, a mind blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out.

Produced by Whedon and directed by Goddard from a script by both, the film stars Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford.

Lionsgate presents a Mutant Enemy production.


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