Featured Session: A Conversation with Sydney Sweeney

Mar 12, 2024

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

Sydney Sweeney produced and stars in Immaculate which is world premiering in the SXSW Film & TV Festival: https://schedule.sxsw.com/2024/films/2198599

Two-time Emmy-nominated actress and producer Sydney Sweeney has become one of the most sought-after talents of her generation, captivating global audiences with her many buzz-worthy, critically acclaimed, and iconic roles.

Sweeney can most recently be seen starring opposite Glen Powell in Will Gluck’s R-rated romantic comedy ANYONE BUT YOU, which broke box office records for the 2023 holiday season. She also recently made her highly anticipated debut as ‘Julia Carpenter’ (aka Spider Woman) in Sony’s Marvel universe alongside Dakota Johnson with the release of MADAME WEB. Sweeney will next be seen starring in the psychological horror film IMMACULATE for Black Bear Pictures, which she developed alongside producer David Bernad, following their highly successful collaboration on WHITE LOTUS.

Now streaming on MAX, Sweeney’s film REALITY marked her international film debut at the 2023 Berlinale Film Festival with the film’s world premiere, where she played former US Airforce Translator and whistleblower Reality Winner. She is currently in production filming an upcoming survival thriller ‘EDEN.’ Directed by Ron Howard, Sweeney will star in this film alongside Ana de Armas, Vanessa Kirby, and Jude Law. Sweeney recently started production on the Apple Original Films’ thriller ECHO VALLEY where she will also star opposite Julianne Moore and Domhnall Gleeson.

As the standout character ‘Cassie’ in HBO’s EUPHORIA, Sweeney’s exceptional work in Season 2 captured the attention of viewers, earning her a 2022 Emmy nomination for her performance in the category of “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.” Prior to the second season of EUPHORIA, Sydney’s name was on everyone’s lips due to her turn as the seemingly woke millennial ‘Olivia’ who dished out side-eye and microaggressions every chance she had in HBO’s THE WHITE LOTUS.

The inception of Sweeney’s production company, Fifty-Fifty Films, came from the desire to reclaim professional autonomy by identifying and giving wind to projects she finds interesting, challenging, and relevant. Partnering with Jonathan Davino in 2019, Fifty-Fifty Films continues to remain focused on building impactful projects that are inclusive and purposeful. Currently in development as starring vehicles are THE PLAYER’S TABLE with Fifth Season, THE REGISTRATION for Sony Pictures, based on Madison Lawson’s novel, with Fuller Media and THE CARETAKER for Universal Pictures, alongside Michael Bay and Brad Fuller for Platinum Dunes.

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