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First Round of Panels Announced for SXSW 2013; Introducing Startup Alley, Come & Capture Film Factory

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood October 17, 2012 at 2:59PM

SXSW has released the first round of panels for its 2013 edition. The festival will be celebrating 20 years this March 8-16 in Austin, Texas. Along with the panels, workshops and Digital Domain sessions, two new Conference tracks are launching:


•    Determining Where to Produce Your Film
(Organized by Ginger Sledge / Zenzero)

•    Digital Marketing Law for Filmmakers
(Organized by Anne Moebes / Law Office of Anne Moebes)

•    Filmmaking as User Experience Design
(Organized by Jason Brush / Possible Worldwide)

•    Online Marketplaces: What Filmmakers Need To Know    
(Organized by Marc Schiller / BOND Strategy and Influence)

Digital Domain:

•    Creating Films for Computers: A Pragmatic Approach
(Organized by Vincent Morisset / AATOAA)

•    Exploring Place Via Cross-Platform Storytelling
(Organized by Liz Nord / Independent)

•    The Future of Video: The Post YouTube Apocalypse
(Organized by Brittany Geldmacher / Maker Studios)

•    The Open Documentary Lab at MIT
(Organized by Sarah Wolozin / MIT Open Documentary Lab)

•    Shooting for Impact: Online Doc Shorts Now
(Organized by Beth Levison / Etsy, Inc.)

•    Storytelling Devices in Interactive Documentary
(Organized by Karen Kocher / U.T. Austin)

•    Wastelander Panda: From Trailer to Global Brand    
(Organized by Kirsty Stark / Epic Ace Films)

More on attending the fest and the panelpicker.

This article is related to: SXSW, South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW), Festivals, Festivals, SXSW

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.