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5 Sessions About TV and Movies to See at SXSW

If you’re like us, you love watching TV and movies…but you also love learning more about the industries behind the entertainment. SXSW may be known in part for its movie festival, but there’s plenty going on that lets you behind the scenes too. Check out these five sessions at this year’s fest:

Designing Binge-Worthy Title Sequences for TV
You know how Netflix now gives you the option to skip the intro? Well, those who choose not to because they appreciate a good TV sequence might want to catch this session. Elastic’s Lisa Bolan, Stealth Startup’s Paul Kim, Art of the Title’s Lola Landekic and Method Studios’ John Likens will get together to discuss the art form of the title sequence, as well as what the future looks like for these designers.

When: Saturday, March 9, from 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Where: Austin Convention Center Room 11AB

Rotten Tomatoes ‘Your Opinion Sucks’
The site where everyone loves to rate and review movies is turning 21! And they’re coming to SXSW to celebrate. Join Rotten Tomatoes’ Jacqueline Coley and Mark Ellis for a lively debate about movies and TV shows — love ’em or hate ’em. There will be audience participation in the session and online with #RTYOS.

When: Saturday, March 9, from 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Where: Austin Convention Center Room 12AB

A Conversation About Movie Posters
Posters are one major way for movies to advertise at theaters and online. But they weren’t always so inescapable. So what’s changed in the world of movie poster design? Find out when you see Kenny Gravillis, Yves Peters, Emmanuel Sfez and Akiko Stehrenberger meet up to talk about the craft of designing film posters.

When: Sunday, March 10, from 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Where: Austin Convention Center Room 13AB

From Zero to Showrunner in Five Years
This session is for anyone who might be interested in getting into the TV business. Learn about how to become a successful showrunner from the best of the best. Suzanne O’Malley from “Law & Order” UK and Roshan Sethi from “The Resident” will discuss their own experiences and give advice to those who want to follow in their footsteps.

When: Sunday, March 10, from 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Where: Austin Convention Center Room 15

LAIKA Films: From First Sketch to World Premiere
If you’ve seen “Coraline,” “ParaNorman,” “The Boxtrolls” and/or “Kubo and the Two Strings,” you know the brilliant animation of LAIKA Films. The company’s Emanuela Cozzi will be at this year’s SXSW to talk about the studio’s filmmaking process. There will also be a first look at their upcoming film, “Missing Link.”
Sunday, March 10, from 3:30 – 5:30 PM at Austin Convention Center Room 8ABC

Are you planning on attending any sessions about movie and TV this year at SXSW? Let us know which ones you’re most excited about in the comments.

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