Future of Entertainment

2016 SXSW Future of Entertainment speakers Kerry Washington, Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Rami Malek, and J.J. Abrams.

As today’s entertainment industry continues to evolve, the conversation needs to progress in kind.

The SXSW Future of Entertainment Convergence Track looks at the changing landscape of entertainment, focusing on areas like TV and episodic content, boundary-pushing digital storytelling, the rise of the internet celebrity, the OTT revolution, and, of course, the business behind it all. 2016 Future of Entertainment sessions will include programming previously known as Future of TV, Digital Domain, and Entertainment and Immersion.

2016 programming highlights include featured sessions with philanthropist Kerry Washington, co-creators of Broad City, the creator and stars of Mr. Robot, and the creative force behind Star Wars, J.J. Abrams.

Click on the button below to start building your online schedule and explore all announced Future of Entertainment programming. Stay tuned to sxsw.com for future announcements.

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Future of Entertainment sessions will run Friday, March 11 – Tuesday, March 15.


Future of Entertainment sessions will take place in Austin, Texas at the Four Seasons Hotel and the Austin Convention Center.


Future of Entertainment sessions will be open to Film, Interactive, Gold, and Platinum registrants from Friday, March 11 – Tuesday, March 15, with Music registrant access beginning on Monday, March 14. Register to attend today.

Photo credits (L-R): Kerry Washington photo courtesy of the speaker, Abbi Jacobson photo by Lane Savage, Ilana Glazer photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg, Rami Malek photo by Travis P. Ball/Getty Images, J.J. Abrams photo by Michael Muller.