SXSW film festival announces speakers

Todd Haynes, Richard Linklater among scheduled guests

The South by Southwest Film Conference & Festival, running March 13-21 in Austin, will feature a conversation between directors Todd Haynes and Richard Linklater; Col Needham, founder and vp of IMDb Service Limited; and Jan Harlan, a producer on many of Stanley Kubrick's films.

"These are vital innovators and true ambassadors for the spirit of SXSW. In these turbulent times we feel this is more important than ever as we head further and faster into unknown territory," said Janet Pierson, producer of SXSW.