2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Lights, Camera, Action: MAKER LABS Live in Austin

Friday, March 13
12:30PM - 1:30PM

JW Marriott
Salon 2
110 E 2nd St


Want a first-hand look at how Maker Studios works with both talent and brands to co-create original content? Now is your chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at the original programming model MAKER LABS, which allows partners to co-create with Maker, leveraging the company’s creative team and technology expertise. During this session, Maker’s Chief Content Officer Erin McPherson and Skybound Entertainment’s Robert Kirkman and David Alpert will provide a sneak peek at upcoming programming created as part of the Skybound LAB. Led by The Wall Street Journal’s Mike Shields, the group will discuss the creative process and components of a MAKER LAB. Skybound Entertainment is home to the comic behind the Emmy®-winning series “The Walking Dead.” Other founding MAKER LAB partners include James Franco and Vince Jolivette's Rabbit Bandini Productions, professional skateboarder Nyjah Huston and multi-faceted Grammy®-winning talent will.i.am.


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David Alpert


Skybound Entertainment

Erin McPherson

Chief Content Officer

Maker Studios

Erin McPherson is the chief content officer at Maker Studios, driving the brand’s programming strategy. Prior to Maker, Erin served as vice president & head of video programming and originals at Ya...

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Mike Shields

Sr Editor

The Wall Street Journal

Mike Shields is a senior editor at The Wall Street Journal, specializing in coverage of digital media and video. He has covered the online media and advertising world for over a decade for outlets ...

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Robert Kirkman at SXSW

Robert Kirkman


Skybound Entertainment

In addition to his work as a writer and executive producer on The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman is also a successful creator of independent comics. Kirkman created and continues to write the long-ru...

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