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Featured Session: This Is Us Cast Panel (3/13)

These actors don’t just make you cry during their show, they also get you to like and comment on Instagram. But seriously, how many tissue boxes will be needed during this session?





Informal & Candid Conversation with Female Leaders in Television (3/10)

TNT stars Niecy Nash (Claws) and Dakota Fanning (The Alienist) take part in this all-female panel described to be a “lively, honest, REAL and moment-defining conversation.” We’re feeling the influential #womenpower vibes SXSW is bringing!


A Conversation with Tatiana Maslany (3/10)

After winning the 2016 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2016 for Orphan Black, Tatiana Maslany has become a household name. With an overall social media reach of 1M, a lot of people will surely attend her Career Retrospective Discussion at SXSW.

Featured Session: The Chi (3/12)

Showtime’s new series The Chi is a “relevant, timely, and distinctive coming-of-age story: that follows six interrelated characters in Chicago’s South Side. Creator, producer, and writer Common, producer and Emmy winner Lena Waithe, and star Jacob Latimore will lead the panel.




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      • Twitter Engagement: 4.9K

Featured Session: Rian Johnson and Ram Bergman (3/12)

Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi writer and director Rian Johnson will join producer Ram Bergman to discuss their past and upcoming work. Their collaborations include the latest Star Wars blockbuster, Looper, The Brothers Bloom and Brick. Fun fact: Rian’s social reach has increased 2X since the release of The Last Jedi.


Spike Lee Master Class: She’s Gotta Have It Episode 10 (3/11)

Learning from the best. SXSW attendees will have a chance to watch the finale of Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have it Netflix series, followed by Spike Lee lecture.


Am I Allowed to Like Anything? (3/11)

Darian Harvin has interviewed everyone from Beyoncé’s publicist to writers and reporters from The New York Times, and in this panel she’ll speak with Creative Director and filmmaker, Sama'an Ashrawi. They’ll discuss life growing up in Texas as a first generation Palestinian-American and working with some of Hip Hop’s legends.