SXSW Film Startup Alley programming and events focus on the convergence of technology and entertainment, specifically covering the startups, investors and strategic partners shaping the means of viewing, sharing and producing content.
In its second year, the Startup Alley program will include engaging sessions, access to the Entertainment and Technology category of SXSW Accelerator as well as tailored Meet Ups and networking events.
Confirmed speakers include Dana Brunetti, the producer of House of Cards and The Social Network, and president of Trigger Street Productions. He will be discussing ways to bridge the gap between Hollywood and Silicon Valley. James Belfer of Dogfish Accelerator, a NYC-based film incubator modeled after tech accelerators, will be moderating a session to help filmmakers run their projects like startups, and Amra Tareen, CEO of Littlecast, and Lawrence Antoine, Executive Vice President of Paradigm, will discuss the accelerating pace in Hollywood to adopt new technologies.
Daily panels will cover an array of topics including the relationship between Hollywood and Silicon Valley, how filmmakers and entrepreneurs can work together and what they can learn from each other, the accelerating pace in the entertainment industry to adopt new technologies and more.
SXSW Accelerator — Entertainment and Content Technologies Category
Film attendees are welcome at the Semifinals and Finals rounds of the Entertainment and Content Technologies Category of Accelerator. Catch a glimpse of the industry's future at his exciting pitch competition features presentations from top startups from around the world. A panel of judges made up of expert investors engage the companies in grueling Q&As before ultimately deciding the winner.
Meet Ups and Networking Events
Meet and mingle with the entrepreneurs and investors shaping the future of the entertainment industry at Startup Alley networking events.
For programming and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Carolyn Harrold
Images from SXSW Film Startup Alley 2013. Jacob Soboroff, Chris Kantrowitz, Dhani Jones, Adam Lilling, Franklin Leonard and Sophia Bush. Courtesy of WireImage.