New video series "Weekend Ticket" and buzz gauge Fanticipation announced at SXSW Festival
Chris Connelly replaces Dave Karger, who greeted Oscar guests on the red carpet at the last two ceremonies
"The Frontrunners" will feature conversations with Oscar hopefuls like Richard Gere, Ben Affleck and Amy Adams
Three programs will focus on box office, awards and A-list actors, and below-the-line talent.
Red carpet is laid, and gets a younger official greeter