First Round of Panels Announced for South By Southwest 2011

South by Southwest 2011 released the first group of the always entertaining panels for this year’s show. The first 20 confirmed sessions for the 2011 SXSW Film Conference are:

• Beyond 3D: How Interactive Screenings Will Save Cinema
(Organized by Henri Mazza / Alamo Drafthouse Cinema)

• The Blogger Centipede: How Content is Eroding Credibility
(Organized by William Goss / Cinematical)

• Can P2P Save Filmmaking?
(Organized by Jamie King / VODO and BitTorrent Inc.)

• “Did You Kill Anyone?” Reality in War Movies
(Organized by Paul Rieckhoff / Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America)

• Documentary Deities: Dispelling The Director Myth
(Organized by Eddie Schmidt / IDA)

• The Female Funny: Is It Different For Girls?
(Organized by Rachel Sklar /

• Funny Fits: Alt Comedy on Alt Platforms
(Organized by Jennifer Caserta / IFC)

• Heard But Not Seen: Capturing Music History Cinematically
(Organized by Warren Cohen / VH1)

• Hollywood Lessons: What Film School Didn’t Teach Me
(Organized by John Lang / Rough & Tumble Films)

• I Thought We Were Friends! Business In Film
(Organized by Alicia Van Couvering / Freelance Producer)

• Indie Success: What is it? Who’s Got It?
(Organized by Mike Ryan / Greyshack Films)

• Makers of Geek Documentaries: A Nerdʼs life
(Organized by Rachel Lovinger / Razorfish)

• Marketing Your Movie: Making a Great Trailer
(Organized by Monica Brady / Trailer Central/The Golden Trailer Awards)

• New Tools for Filmmakers: Virtually Augmented 3.0 Reality
(Organized by Wendy Levy / BAVC)

• Pen to Paper – Creating Conceptual Marketing Campaigns
(Organized by David Frost / All City Media)

• Reel Murder: From Crime Scene to Big Screen
(Organized by Corey Mitchell / In Cold Blog)

• Selecting Films for Festivals: Science or Serendipity?
(Organized by Nick Roddick / Split Screen/London Film School)

• Sex it Up!
(Organized by Lisa Vandever / CineKink)

• You Are Not a Publicist: Criticism vs. Advertising
(Organized by Daniel Carlson /

• Your Baby Is Ugly: Evaluating Your Film Honestly
(Organized by Nic Baisley / FilmSnobbery)

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