SXSW: Gale Anne Hurd, J.J. Abrams, Kerry Washington Join Conference Lineup

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Gale Anne Hurd

Keynote speakers also will include Joe Swanberg and Nelson George.

The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, director-producer-actor Joe Swanberg and author-helmer Nelson George will deliver keynote addresses at the SXSW Film Conference and Festival, set to run March 11-19.

The event, which released on Tuesday a complete lineup of all its sessions, also will host feature conversations with Don Cheadle, Gaby Hoffmann, Joe Berlinger, Barbara Kopple, Andrew Bujalski and David Lowery. (Jake Gyllenhaal and Sarah Green were previously announced as taking part in featured conversations.)

Additionally, SXSW will hold sessions on the future of entertainment that will include such participants as J.J. Abrams, Andrew Jarecki, Geena Davis, Sam Esmail, Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Kerry Washington and the creators of Broad City; a SXgood featured session with Ken Burns and Henry Louis Gates; and SouthBites featured speaker Anthony Bourdain.

A complete schedule of both screening and conference dates and times is available here.