Indie heavyweights to discuss recent work

Helmers Richard Linklater and Todd Haynes will participate in the 2009 South by Southwest confab. 

Haynes and Linklater will discuss indie filmmaking together via their recent work, “I’m Not There” and “Me and Orson Welles,” respectively.

Other speakers include IMDb.com founder Col Needham, who will outline how his simple spreadsheet became the industry go-to destination for film info. The site was acquired by Amazon.com in 1998.

German producer Jan Harlan will discuss working with his brother-in-law, Stanley Kubrick, on such films as “Barry Lyndon,” “The Shining” and “Eyes Wide Shut.” 

The 16th SXSW Film Conference and Festival runs March 13-21 in Austin, Texas.

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