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I'm not at SXSW (I've never attended), but if I was, you can bet I'd be in-line for SECRETS OF THE FORCE AWAKENS: A CINEMATIC JOURNEY, the feature length documentary chronicling to making of J.J. Abrams' STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. Premiering tomorrow at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Austin, this behind-the-scenes look at one of the biggest films of all-time will have a proper cinematic debut prior to coming home along with THE FORCE AWAKENS this April. This weekend, THE FIRST ORDER landed a TIE Fighter in Austin, flanked by members of the elite First Order Stormtroopers. Additionally, a short clip from the Doc has made its way online via the Star Wars YouTube channel, offering fans a look at what the first table read was like. Take a look...

The First Order has informed THE ROCK FATHER Magazine that their Stormtroopers and TIE Fighter will remain stationed at South by South Bites throughout the weekend. THE FORCE AWAKENS will be available to own early on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on April 1, and is available on iTunes and other digital providers for pre-order now. It comes home on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on April 5.

If you missed it, check out THE ROCK FATHER's Coverage of THE FORCE AWAKENS Launch:
James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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