Magazine article Screen International

Lee Daniels to Deliver SXSW 2017 Keynote

Magazine article Screen International

Lee Daniels to Deliver SXSW 2017 Keynote

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Daniels is best known for The Butler, Precious: Based On The Novel By Sapphire and the hit TV series Empire. His new television series, Star, will premiere on Fox early next year.

Featured speakers include Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, academic Kate Crawford, Ford executive chairman Bill Ford and car technology expert and journalist Doug Newcomb, author Peggy Orenstein, music supervisor Randall Poster and businessman and engineer Vivek Ranadivé.

The Featured session, Product Mavericks: Top Tips from Women Who Build, will give audiences a chance to hear from Merci Grace, who leads the growth team at Slack, Hillary For America CTO Stephanie Hannon, Lyftvp of product Tali Rapaport, and director of product at Facebook, Fidji Simo.

"The SXSW Conference is designed to give creatives the tools they need to achieve their goals, and what better way than bringing together a diverse slate of today's influencers and making them available to all badge types, fuelling the cross-industry creative combustion we're known for," said head of film Janet Pierson. …

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