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Red carpet and screening for ‘Girls.' Lena Dunham brings the first three episodes of her new HBO series "Girls" to the Paramount for a special screening. Dunham, who directed the SXSW hit "Tiny Furniture," stars in the series. Also coming for the premiere are executive producers Judd Apatow and Jenni Connor. Screening at 4:30 p.m., 713 Congress Ave.

Red carpet and screening for ‘21 Jump Street.' Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill headline the screening tonight at the Paramount. Others who will be in town include Rob Riggle, Nick Offerman, Dave Franco, directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, and producer Neal Moritz. Screening at 7:30 p.m., 713 Congress Ave.

‘Black Pond' screening at the Ritz. Directors Tom Kingsley and Will Sharpe will screen their critically acclaimed tale about a family that faces murder charges after a stranger dies at their dinner table. Chris Langham stars as the father, and comedian Simon Amstell plays a bad psychotherapist. 9:30 p.m., 320 E. Sixth St.

The Future of The New York Times. Evan Smith, editor-in-chief of the Texas Tribune, moderates a discussion with Jill Abramson, who became executive editor of The New York Times in September, about the future of the grande dame of newspapers in the digital age. 11 a.m., Ballroom D in the Austin Convention Center.

The Business of Kevin Smith. He's built a media empire — including film, books and comics — by going direct to his fans and not holding back. He talks today with Bob Moczydlowsky, vice president of product marketing at Topspin. 12:30 p.m., Room 18ABCD in the Austin Convention Center.

SXSW keynote livestream. The South by Southwest Interactive Conference and Festival will broadcast today's keynote interview at 2 p.m. at sxsw.com/interactive/live. Author and futurist Ray Kurzweil will be interviewed by Lev Grossman, a senior writer for Time magazine.

No More (Music) Business As Usual. Musician Billy Corgan (the Smashing Pumpkins) will talk with futurist Brian Solis about how social media and other technology continues to revolutionize how musicians and other artists distribute their work. 3:30 p.m. , Ballroom D in the Austin Convention Center.

Web Originals: Television's New Guinea Pigs. Actress Lisa Kudrow ("Web Therapy") is part of a panel exploring the growing power of the Web as an outlet for TV networks to reach audiences. With online viewership way up, networks are spending more time and money to create series and other content for online. 5 p.m., Room 18ABCD in the Austin Convention Center.

Al Gore interviews Sean Parker. The former vice president talks with Parker — who co-founded Napster, was Facebook's founding president and is now a leading online entrepreneur — about new media and more. 5 p.m., Exhibit Hall 5 in the Austin Convention Center.