TV Powerhouse Rachel Bloom Joins BE Conference at SXSW 2018!

Other new speakers include writer-director Julia Hart with “La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz

Last Updated: April 18, 2018 @ 12:33 PM

Rachel Bloom, the co-creator and star of television hit comedy “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” will join TheWrap’s BE Conference for mentorship in a special one-on-one spotlight interview at SXSW on March 12.

The second annual BE Conference for millennial women takes place on March 11 & 12 during SXSW.

Also newly added to the BE Conference lineup is the talented duo, writer-director Julia Hart and producer Jordan Horowitz (“La La Land”), with their film “Fast Color” which is premiering at SXSW.

They join a stunning lineup of inspiring women and mentors at TheWrap’s conference, including:

  • Award-winning journalist Katie Couric
  • Aurora Browne, Jennifer Whalen, and Meredith MacNeill of the Baroness von Sketch troupe;
  • New York City Public Advocate Letitia James;
  • Activists and Harvey Weinstein accusers Sarah Ann Masse and Jessica Barth;
  • Pussyhat movement cofounder Jayna Zweiman and many others.

Check the full list of mentors and speakers at www.beconferences.com.

Rachel Bloom is a rare multi-talented star, a performer, writer, director and improv and musical comedienne. She recently wrapped her third season starring in the CW show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” for which she has won a Golden Globe and has been thrice nominated for the Emmy. The series stars Bloom as Rebecca Bunch, a successful, driven, and arguably crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything – partnership at a prestigious law firm, an upscale apartment in Manhattan – in a desperate attempt to find love and happiness in suburban West Covina, California.

Bloom’s film “Most Likely to Murder,” written by Dan Gregor (her husband) and Doug Man, will premiere at SXSW. She costars in the dark comedy about a cool kid returning to his hometown 15 years after high school graduation.

Julia Hart is an up and coming female filmmaker with a passion for women’s issues. Hart directed “Fast Color,” which stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lorraine Toussaint & David Strathairn. The film is produced and co-written by Jordan Horowitz.

Horowitz is an Academy Award nominated producer who most recently produced “La La Land.” At the 2017 Academy Awards, Horowitz entered the history books when he handed the Best Picture Oscar to Barry Jenkins after his film was mistakenly called as the winner. “La La Land” was nominated for a record 14 Oscars and won 6, including Best Director for Damien Chazelle and Best Actress for Emma Stone. Hart & Horowitz, partners in marriage and business co-founded the film and television production company Original Headquarters.

The BE Conference is a premier conference that connects change makers seeking to make an impact with game changers at the top of their fields who want to inspire and mentor the next generation of leaders. The audience consists of 350 millennials, including entrepreneurs, influencers and rising stars in their respective worlds, along with 50 mentors who are eager to teach and learn from each other.

Launched in 2017 by TheWrap founder and CEO Sharon Waxman, BE Conference offers keynote interviews, panel discussions, workshops, networking and mentoring sessions that build meaningful connections, encourage constructive change, and empower the next generation to BE the best possible version of themselves.

VIP tickets can be purchased for BE Conference 2018 and include exclusive access to mentors and entrance to Power Women Breakfast SXSW in Austin. More information on attending, sponsoring or mentoring at BE is available at Beconferences.com.