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Dave Karger Rolls Out Second Fandango Series at SXSW

Following his chronicling of 2012 film awards season via The Frontrunners, Fandango chief correspondent Dave Karger is down in Austin with the site’s senior director of PR Harry Medved and editor-in-chief Chuck Walton to officially launch his new Web series, Weekend Ticket. The program will debut on the site March 14 and feature SXSW interviews with Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, Olivia Wilde, Paul Walker, Josh Duhamel and Paul Rudd (or, as Andy Samberg so hilariously referred to Rudd during the Spirit Awards, Paul “Reeud”).

Karger hinted when we spoke with him not long ago that he would be making use of the formidable Nate Silver-like predictive data gathered from the site’s ticket buyers. Sure enough, Weekend Ticket will be sourcing a new weekly indicator also unveiled at SXSW:

“Fanticipation” ranks fan excitement around upcoming and current movies based on Fandango’s proprietary data collected from its online and mobile traffic, the social media engagement of its fans and its advance ticket sales…

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Children's Picture Book Writing

Children's Picture Book WritingStarting September 15, this part lecture, part workshop course will take you through the process of outlining, writing, editing, and submitting a children's picture book. Taught by a published children's book author, Dashka Slater will teach you how to write in pictures, hook readers and editors with your story, apply the nuts and bolts of marketing, and more. Register now! 

Fandango.com Blogger Erik Davis Gets Major Promotion

Erik Davis (pictured) has been actively blogging for movie ticketing website Fandango.com since March of 2009. He’s obviously been doing a good job, because this week, he was promoted to contributing editor for the site and appointed managing editor of Movies.com, a sister destination owned by Fandango parent Comcast.

The New York based Davis will continue to report to the Fandango duo of Chuck Walton, editor-in-chief, and Stacie Hougland, executive editor. He will also now have a pair of editors under him for both sites: former Cinematical colleague Scott Weinberg and Moviefone contributor Peter Hall.

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