Hey, content creators! Visual Communications invites you to the sixth edition of C3: Conference for Creative Content, happening as part of opening weekend of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. It's this Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24 at the Japanese American National Museum in historic Little Tokyo.
The only event of its kind, the Conference for Creative Content brings together foremost media professionals in film, television, cable, digital, and transmedia to create a dialogue on the ever-changing media industry, share best practices, network, celebrate and build a collective vision for our community.
Whether you're a filmmaker still trying to get a studio meeting or a working actor looking to showcase your talent and boost your career to the next level, hear from influential, talented industry leaders who are changing the way we view, consume and create content.
Here a rundown of the conference schedule:
SATURDAY, APRIL 23
12:00 PM - SCREEN ACTORS GUILD-AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TELEVISION AND RADIO ARTISTS (SAG-AFTRA): The Great Equalizer: How New Media Gets You Noticed
Whether you're a filmmaker still trying to get a studio meeting or a working actor looking to showcase your talent and boost your career to the next level, what better way to do so than to create your own web-series or New Media content? Join our panel of actors, writers, casting directors and distributors who are leaders in New Media. After the panel, stay for an interactive Q&A where you'll get the opportunity to pitch your idea for input and guidance from our experts.
Sheri Bryant | Head of Creator Talent and Partnerships, PATREON
Tim Chiou | Actor, iZOMBIE, CRUSH THE SKULL, JOHN HUGHES RUINED MY LIFE
Sujata Day | Actor/Writer/Producer/Musician, LARRY & LUCY, NAKED HIPSTER PROJECT
Brad Gilmore | Casting Director, BURYING THE EX, EVERYTHING BEFORE US
Danny Pudi | Actor/Writer/Director/Producer, COMMUNITY, THE BOOK CLUB, THE TIGER HUNTER
Jenny Yang (moderator) | Actor/Writer/Comedian, DIS/ORIENT/ED COMEDY, BUZZFEED
2:00 PM - F This Weekly Podcast: Women for the Win: Transcending the Inclusion Crisis and Gender Gap in Hollywood
Women filmmakers, producers, and executives team up to discuss their careers and solutions to issues faced by Asian American women and other women of color working in Hollywood. Join the conversation on Twitter using #WomenFTW!
Effie Brown | Producer/EVP Development & Production, LEE DANIELS ENTERTAINMENT, PROJECT GREENLIGHT
Lena Khan | Writer/Director/Producer, THE TIGER HUNTER
Pamela Tom | Director/Producer, TYRUS
Janet Yang | Managing Director of Creative Content, TANG MEDIA PARTNERS; Producer, THE JOY LUCK CLUB, SHANGHAI CALLING
Paola Mardo (Moderator) | Podcaster/Writer/Film Marketer, F THIS WEEKLY PODCAST, ANNAPURNA PICTURES
3:30 PM - WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, WEST (WGAW): Writing for Diverse Voices in TV and Film
WGA Writers from film and television will share their personal experiences, as well as discuss the broader topic/issues/questions relating to diversity in the industry and in the characters they create.
Cindy Fang | Writer, GIRL MEETS WORLD, RUSH HOUR
Sameer Gardezi | Writer, MODERN FAMILY, THE TIGER HUNTER
Michael Golamco | Writer, PLEASE STAND BY, GRIMM
Peter Saji | Writer, COUGAR TOWN, BLACKISH
Iris Yamashita | Writer, LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA, TOKYO DISNEYSEA
Neil Sadhu (Moderator) | Asian American Committee Chair, WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, WEST
ADDED FREE PANEL!
5:00 PM - YELLOW NERDS AND DONGS @ THE OSCARS OR CAN'T YOU TAKE A JOKE?: The Serious Business of Diversity in Hollywood
Amid the discussion on greater racial sensitivity, the Oscars broadcast itself targeted Asians as the butt of stereotypical jokes. Two dozen Academy members of Asian descent promptly wrote a letter to Academy leaders expressing their dismay. The Academy organized a meeting, and discussions are ongoing. VC and Asia Society Southern California are pleased to present this event, designed to be a discussion that not only analyzes the issues, but focuses on potential solutions.
George Takei | a path-breaking actor and prominent advocate for inclusiveness
Janet Yang and Arthur Dong | two of the Academy members who helped spearhead the letter campaign and are in current talks with Academy leaders
Daniel Mayeda | Co-Chair of the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition
Emerlynn Lampitoc | Manager, Creative Talent Development & Inclusion, Disney | ABC Television Group’s (DATG) Talent Development & Diversity
Kiko Washington | Executive Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources, Warner Brothers Entertainment
Phil Yu (Moderator) | Angry Asian Man
Janet Yang | Film Producer - Asia Society Southern California – Board of Directors
Jonathan Karp | Executive Director – Asia Society Southern California
David Magdael | Co-Director – Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
SUNDAY, APRIL 24
12:30 PM - MOTION PICTURE EDITORS GUILD (MPEG): Editing - The Last Rewrite
From sound to visuals, award-winning narrative and documentary Hollywood film and sound editors discuss how your story can drastically change in the cutting room.
Bobbi Banks | Sound Editor, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
Lillian Benson | Documentary Editor, GREENLEAF, AND STILL I RISE
Richard Chew | Editor, STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE, SHANGHAI NOON, THE RUNAWAYS
Tom Cross | Editor, CRAZY HEART, WHIPLASH
William Hoy | Editor, 300, WATCHMEN, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
Gail Yasunaga | Documentary Editor, SEARCHING FOR DEBRA WINGER, CHANGING OUR MINDS
Maysie Hoy (moderator) | Editor, THE JOY LUCK CLUB, WHAT DREAMS MAY COME
2:00 PM - DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA (DGA): Utilizing Emerging Technology to Enhance Your Storytelling
Renowned directors of blockbuster television series and feature films bring their years of experience in discussing how they utilized tech and the future of storytelling.
Brian Metcalf | Producer/Director/Visual Effects, THE LOST TREE, FEIG
Philip Tan | Stunt Coordinator/Director, INCEPTION, TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION
Ian Truitner | Director/Writer, CUTTING ROOM, F8
Kevin Berlandi (moderator) | Asian American Committee Chair, DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA
3:30 PM - YOU OFFEND ME YOU OFFEND MY FAMILY (YOMYOMF): The New Indie Cinema - Opportunities for Diverse Filmmakers in the Digital World
Created by Justin Lin and other collaborators to be an online source for content, You Offend Me You Offend My Family (YOMYOMF) are bringing together studio executives, distributors, agents, and artists all working in the digital space to discuss the opportunities and landscape for filmmakers in this exponentially growing field.
Joey De La Rosa | Director of Content Development, FULLSCREEN
Karen Horne | SVP, Programming Talent Development and Inclusion, NBC ENTERTAINMENT and UNIVERSAL TELEVISION STUDIOS
Diana Mogollon | Senior Vice President and General Manager of Projext MIX, WARNER BROS. TELEVISION GROUP (DIGITAL)
Viet Nguyen | Director/Writer, iZOMBIE, PLAY IT AGAIN, DICK, CRUSH THE SKULL
Philip Chung (moderator) | Writer/Producer, YOU OFFEND ME YOU OFFEND MY FAMILY
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
At the conclusion of C3 on Sunday, April 24 – the Post-Reception will take place around the corner at THE FAR BAR, 347 E. First Street, LA, CA 90012.
This is going to be a really dope event for content consumers and creators alike. I'll be moderating the "Yellow Nerds and Dongs" panel on Saturday afternoon. Bring your (constructive, solution-based) community outrage.
For further information about C3: Conference for Creative Content, including registration -- it's only $40 bucks for both days -- visit the conference website. Also be sure to check out the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, which kicks off on Thursday, April 21.