Future of Entertainment

Cast of Community at SXSW 2015. Photo by Travis Ball/Getty Images.

As today’s entertainment industry continues to evolve, the conversation needs to progress in kind. The 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 cord cutting and OTT revolution and the business behind it all.

Future of Entertainment sessions, which include programming previously known as Future of TV, Digital Domain and Entertainment and Immersion, 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.

Have a boundary-pushing digital storytelling idea for Digital Domain? We’re accepting proposals for the Digital Domain section of the Future of Entertainment track through Friday, November 27. Simply send an email with a title and 50 word description to filmpanels@sxsw.com. Please note, all PanelPicker submissions before July 24th will receive priority.

Register to attend and explore what other Convergence tracks have to offer at SXSW 2016.

2016 Programming

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, Rami Malek, Kerry Washington

Featured Speakers

  • Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer – Co-creators and stars of Comedy Central’s hit series Broad City on parlaying a web series into a TV phenom and mastering the art of the meme.
  • Larry King – Co-founder, host at Ora TV staying connected through in-depth interviews with the most compelling personalities.
  • Mr. Robot: Sam Esmail, Rami Malek, and Christian Slater – Creator and actors of the summer TV hit show and 2015 SXSW Film Festival alum, Mr. Robot.
  • Kerry Washington – Actress, philanthropist harnessing the power of social media to promote not only her career, hit TV show Scandal, but also positivity, and social good.


Photo by Travis Ball/Getty Images