The SXSW Film Festival and Conference may not be taking place again until next March, but we're already hearing from the fest organizers about who will be there. I mean, I'll be there, but that's not news. Moby will be there? That's news. The musician will be participating in a film conference session called, unsurprisingly, "A Conversation with Moby," in which he'll talk about his movie-related work. He composed the score for the long-awaited Southland Tales, and his music has appeared on the soundtracks of a variety of films, from all three Bourne films to The Salton Sea (a film I especially like) to The Devil Wears Prada. Moby also has started a project to offer some of his music without licensing costs to indie filmmakers, so you can see he'll have plenty to discuss at SXSW.

If you're not into movie soundtracks, you might be interested in the other SXSW speaker who will be at the conference in 2008: documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson, who will be discussing the historical aspects of his films. Some of his best-known films include A Place of Our Own, about a resort for African-Americans at Martha's Vineyard, which played at Sundance in 2004, and most recently Jonestown: The Life and Death of People's Temple, which has been nominated for an Emmy this year after being broadcast as part of The American Experience series on PBS. A previous doc of Nelson's that aired on The American Experience, The Murder of Emmett Till, won an Emmy in 2004. No word yet on whether any of Nelson's films will screen at the festival, but I would be surprised if we didn't see one or two. SXSW will take place March 8-15, 2008, in Austin, Texas.