WarnerMedia Announces SXSW Online 2021 Content, Panel Slate

WarnerMedia is bowing WarnerMedia Rise, a virtual showcase of exclusive content, at the upcoming SXSW Online 2021 confab, March 16-20. The showcase will be the home for all WarnerMedia content, including screenings and panel discussions, with presentations and appearances by storytellers and talent. The immersive digital experience seeks to elevate diverse voices, stories and culture.

Each day will feature an event host, guiding viewers 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 showcase will be made available to the public until March 20including those without registration to SXSW Online 2021.

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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 WarnerMedia Rise, the media company 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

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