Film & TV Industry

March 13-17

Film Track

Explore the current and future states of film and television, as seen through the independent lens.

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A Critics’ Preview to the SXSW Film Festival  Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for SXSW

A Critics’ Preview to the SXSW Film Festival Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for SXSW

About the Film & TV Industry Track


What Does the Future of Film & TV Look Like?

Join the discussion from inclusivity in the edit room to narrowing down what to watch with too many choices during film-related SXSW sessions.

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Robert Rodiguez Master Class - Photo by Ann Alva Wieding

Ann Alva Wieding

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CatVideoFest: Taking the Online Feline Offline

How did a reel full of cat videos take the independent theater community by storm? In an era where many traditional theater experiences are being replaced by online streaming services, there may be a new paradigm that goes in the other direction.

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Data to Development: How Hollywood Finds New IP

With new streamers and studios all spending hundreds of millions of dollars to compete for attention, data means making better bets resulting in more success. This panel explores how Hollywood is taking a qualitative and quantitative approach to entertainment development.

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Col Needham - Photo c/o speaker

Col Needham

Founder & CEO


Monica Landers - Photo by Kimberly Davis

Monica Landers



Faisal Azam - Photo by Robert A Williams

Faisal Azam


Diversity in the Edit Room

Elizabeth Sheldon - Photo by Larry Schiller

Elizabeth Sheldon


Juno Films

Franklin Leonard - - Photo courtesy of speaker

Franklin Leonard

Founder, CEO

The Black List

Effie Brown - Photo courtesy of speaker

Effie Brown


Duly Noted, Inc.

Ben Lopez - Photo courtesy of speaker

Ben Lopez

Executive Director

National Association of Latino Independent Producers

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SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries.

The SXSW Conference provides an opportunity for global professionals at every level to participate, learn, and network. Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of entertainment, culture, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

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