SXSW 2021 - WarnerMedia Rise
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WarnerMedia Announces WarnerMedia Rise at SXSW

New York, NY, March 10, 2021 - WarnerMedia announced today, WarnerMedia Rise, a showcase of exclusive content aligned with SXSW Online 2021, will be available starting March 16. WarnerMedia Rise will be the destination for WarnerMedia content including screenings and panel discussions, with presentations and appearances by some of the world’s premier storytellers and talent. This immersive digital experience will elevate diverse voices, stories, and culture. Content and programming at WarnerMedia Rise will explore storytelling across spectrums and run live over the course of three days, March 16–18.

Each day will feature an event host, guiding fans through the digital experience with curated content and sessions aligned to three key themes: Closer to Your Heroes, Future Realities, and Culture in Motion. All content featured within the WarnerMedia Rise experience will be made available to the public until March 20, including those without registration to SXSW Online 2021. Below is a schedule of programming and what to expect at WarnerMedia Rise:

March 16: Closer to Your Heroes

  • Panel: Adult Swim – Animating from Home
  • Sneak Peak: Adult Swim Birdgirl
  • Panel: WarnerMedia Corporate Social Responsibility – Driving Cultural Conversations on Social Issues
  • Panel: DC – BAWSE: Women of Color in the DC Universe
  • Panel: Turner Sports – Bracketology with Andy Katz
  • Screening: Stage 13 – Behind the Scenes of Snatchers
  • Panel: DC – NUBIA: Real One – The Storytellers Who Re-Introduced Wonder Woman’s Sister
  • Career Conversations: WarnerMedia Talent Acquisition – The Rise of WarnerMedia: Marketing, Communications, and PR Heroes Behind the Brand

March 17: Future Realities

  • Panel: HBO – Lovecraft Country Radio: Enhancing the Storytelling Experience
  • Career Conversations: WarnerMedia Talent Acquisition – The Rise of HBO Max/CNN Digital: Streaming Through the Eyes of Engineers
  • Career Conversations: WarnerMedia Talent Acquisition – Sound On: Audio and Podcast Production Chat
  • Panel: Stage 13 – Family Style: Surviving Production During the Pandemic
  • Panel: Warner Bros. Television – From STEM to Hollywood

March 18: Culture in Motion

  • Sneak Peek: Adult Swim – Tuca & Bertie
  • Panel: HBO Max – It's A Sin – A Conversation with the Cast
  • Panel: WarnerMedia – Who Tells the Story
  • Panel: WarnerMedia – Emerging Voices of Color in Film
  • Exclusive Trailer Release: TBS – CHAD
  • Career Conversations: WarnerMedia Talent Acquisition – The Rise of Culture and Belonging
  • Panel: Stage 13 – Two Sentence Horror Stories:  Using Horror to Address Societal Issues

Additional details are available on the WarnerMedia Rise agenda.

In addition to the content and experiences at WarnerMedia Rise, WarnerMedia is participating in SXSW Online 2021 official programming:

March 16

  • Fireside Chat: HBO Max – LGBTQ+ Representation in TV: Genera+ion & It’s A Sin
  • Panel: Crunchyroll and Adult Swim – Animating Resilience
  • Panel: HBO – Driving Innovation Through Emerging Tech with HBO
  • Panel: CNN – Impacts of Activism 

March 17

  • World Premiere: HBO Max – Made for Love
  • Panel: CNN – Immunized – COVID-19 and the Race for a Vaccine 
  • Panel: HBO Max – Made for Love Q&A

March 18

  • Panel: TBS – Homeroom with Nasim Pedrad, Creator of TBS’s New Comedy Series CHAD

March 19

  • Panel: TBS – Late Night Girls Club: Samantha Bee & Amber Ruffin
  • Panel: CNN – Charles Yu in Conversation with Lisa Ling

March 20

  • Panel: Turner Sports – Amplifying Athlete Voices Off the Court

Schedule to be announced

  • World Premiere: HBO – The Last Cruise
  • Screening: HBO – In the Same Breath

About WarnerMedia

WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others. The organization also includes Xandr’s suite of advanced advertising solutions designed to help to improve advertising for brands, publishers, and consumers. 

WarnerMedia is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). 

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