Stephen Light

Director of Commercial Content


After working freelance production in commercials, music videos, and feature films for over ten years, Stephen Light started working on event livestreams in 2007. Seasonal work at South by Southwest (SXSW) soon followed, where he produced all event coverage and livestreams. Light transformed the coverage team from one of volunteers to industry professionals and helped elevate the production quality along the way. In 2013, he was hired full-time to continue producing for the event. Following a company reorganization in 2016, Light was promoted to director of commercial content where he led the team in content business opportunities, production, and approving third party capture and footage requests. Following the unprecedented cancellation of SXSW in 2020, he worked as part of the SXSW Innovation group to develop a virtual event in 2021. Since then, Light helped SXSW transition back to an in-person event while maintaining its online presence.

Featured in: Live Event Production Track