You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Spider-Man’ Director Marc Webb Will Keynote SXSW

Marc Webb, director of Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” was announced as the fourth and final keynote speaker for the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival. Webb joins producer Jason Blum, “Girls” creator Lena Dunham and YouTube director Casey Neistat who are also speaking at the festival.

Tilda Swinton, Robert Duvall, Jason Bateman, Mike Myers and artist Ralph Steadman have also been added to the Featured Sessions, one-on-one hour-long panel conversations. Director and actor Jon Favreau, whose film “Chef” will debut at SXSW, will moderate the panel session with Myers.

“We’re looking for creative combustion,” Janet Pierson, who is responsible for the vision, programming, and execution of SXSW, told Variety, adding “we want an intimacy and an interchange while all the big and noisy is also going on.”

The last slate of films, including “For Those About to Rock: The story of Rodrigo y Gabriela,” which follows Mexican guitarists Rodrigo y Gabriela, as well as “Last Hijack” a true story about a pirate’s survival in Somalia that combines animation with documentary storytelling.

More Film

  • 'Profile' Review: Timur Bekmambetov's Lurid Online

    Berlin Film Review: 'Profile'

    Marc Webb, director of Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” was announced as the fourth and final keynote speaker for the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival. Webb joins producer Jason Blum, “Girls” creator Lena Dunham and YouTube director Casey Neistat who are also speaking at the festival. Tilda Swinton, Robert Duvall, Jason Bateman, Mike […]

  • 'Black Panther' Heading to Box Office

    Box Office: 'Black Panther' Heads to Glory With $235 Million Holiday Weekend

    Marc Webb, director of Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” was announced as the fourth and final keynote speaker for the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival. Webb joins producer Jason Blum, “Girls” creator Lena Dunham and YouTube director Casey Neistat who are also speaking at the festival. Tilda Swinton, Robert Duvall, Jason Bateman, Mike […]

  • 'U - July 22' Review: A

    Berlin Film Review: 'U - July 22'

    Marc Webb, director of Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” was announced as the fourth and final keynote speaker for the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival. Webb joins producer Jason Blum, “Girls” creator Lena Dunham and YouTube director Casey Neistat who are also speaking at the festival. Tilda Swinton, Robert Duvall, Jason Bateman, Mike […]

  • Berlinale: 'The War Has Ended' Awarded

    Berlinale: 'The War Has Ended' Awarded Two Co-Production Market Prizes

    Marc Webb, director of Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” was announced as the fourth and final keynote speaker for the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival. Webb joins producer Jason Blum, “Girls” creator Lena Dunham and YouTube director Casey Neistat who are also speaking at the festival. Tilda Swinton, Robert Duvall, Jason Bateman, Mike […]

  • The Greatest Showman on Earth

    Japan Box Office: ‘Greatest Showman’ Pitches Up as Weekend Winner

    Marc Webb, director of Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” was announced as the fourth and final keynote speaker for the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival. Webb joins producer Jason Blum, “Girls” creator Lena Dunham and YouTube director Casey Neistat who are also speaking at the festival. Tilda Swinton, Robert Duvall, Jason Bateman, Mike […]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    Korea Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Rules Holiday Weekend

    Marc Webb, director of Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” was announced as the fourth and final keynote speaker for the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival. Webb joins producer Jason Blum, “Girls” creator Lena Dunham and YouTube director Casey Neistat who are also speaking at the festival. Tilda Swinton, Robert Duvall, Jason Bateman, Mike […]

  • IN DEN GÄNGEN (R: Thomas Stuber);

    Berlin: Music Box Buys U.S. Rights to Thomas Stuber's 'In the Aisles'

    Marc Webb, director of Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” was announced as the fourth and final keynote speaker for the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival. Webb joins producer Jason Blum, “Girls” creator Lena Dunham and YouTube director Casey Neistat who are also speaking at the festival. Tilda Swinton, Robert Duvall, Jason Bateman, Mike […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content