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SXSW Sets Mark Duplass as Keynote Speaker

South by Southwest has set prolific indie filmmaker and actor Mark Duplass as the first of its four film keynote speakers for the upcoming festival.

SXSW also announced Tuesday that Shekhar Kapur, director of “Elizabeth” and “Elizabeth: The Golden Age,” would take part in one of the conversations during the festival in Austin, Texas, running March 13-21.

“We are thrilled that Mark Duplass is one of our keynote speakers because he personifies the SXSW ideal by working energetically as an actor, writer, director and producer of electric work, across film, television and web series,” said film festival chief Janet Pierson.

Duplass and his brother Jay have written, directed and produced “Baghead,” “Cyrus,” “Jeff, Who Lives at Home” and “The Do-Deca-Pentathlon.” He stars in the FX comedy series “The League” with his wife, Katie Aselton.

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