2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

The Social Celebrity Secret Sauce

Monday, March 14
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Next Stage
531 E 4th St


What does it take to make it in America? A candid sense of humor, no filter and a mobile phone. Social media stars like Dante Basco, King Keraun and Christian DelGrosso are using Snapchat, Instagram, and Vine to earn a not-so-shabby livelihood by uploading short-form videos from the comfort of their own home. The next generation’s dream job, digital celebrities are garnering the attention of millions of millennials, big brands and Hollywood’s top talent agencies.
In this session you’ll hear, straight from the source, what the secret is to building a fanbase that will lead to a career as a digital celebrity and watch as all three talents shoot their next piece of social gold.

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Amy Finnerty at SXSW

Amy Finnerty

EVP of Talent

Maker Studios

Amy Finnerty is the SVP of Talent at Maker Studios. Amy brings extensive entertainment and music industry knowledge and relationships to Maker, as well as a deep understanding of talent relations a...

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Christian DelGrosso

Vine Star

Maker Studios

Christian is a vlogger and Vine personality, known for his comedy skits, sarcastic Vines and notable facial expressions. With over 6M followers on Vine, Christian has become one of the most popular...

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Dante Basco


Maker Studios

King Keraun

Instagram Star

Maker Studios

King Keraun, born Keraun Harris, is an entertainer and Instragram personality who specializes in sharing comedy-styled short-form videos with his expansive fan base. In his videos he discusses rela...

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