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ON Saturday, April 23, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. took place the C3 Conference at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Japanese American National Museum 100 N. Central Avenue – Little Tokyo Los Angeles, CA 90012 Admission free

Written By: Marcelle - May• 03•16

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ASIA SOCIETY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA and VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS

PRESENTED

YELLOW NERDS AND DONGS @ THE OSCARS or CAN’T YOU TAKE A JOKE? 

THE SERIOUS BUSINESS OF DIVERSITY IN HOLLYWOOD

AT THE C3 CONFERENCE AT THE LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL

SATURDAY, APRIL 23

5PM

 Despite a re-energized #OscarsSoWhite campaign leading up to the Academy Awards, the terms “diversity” and “inclusion” remain mostly just talk in the entertainment industry.  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. This is a galvanizing moment in Asian American history, where we as a community can come together to help solve the problem of the lack of diversity in the entertainment industry.

 

Saturday, April 23, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

C3 Conference at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Japanese American National Museum

100 N. Central Avenue – Little Tokyo

Los Angeles, CA  90012

Admission free

 The event is designed to be a discussion that not only analyzes the issues, but focuses on potential solutions. Please join us to create a public dialogue and build support for real change in the entertainment industry. Our speakers and panelists are leading Hollywood figures who are directly involved with initiatives to open entertainment to more Asian American and minority voices. They include:

GEORGE TAKEI, a path-breaking actor and prominent advocate for inclusiveness, will make opening remarks

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 which, as part of a multi-ethnic coalition of civil rights groups, has been advocating for greater diversity and inclusion in the film and TV industries

  • Representatives of major studios and production companies committed to implementing diversity initiatives 

 

 

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR COMPLETE C3 PROGRAM DETAILS

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THE 6TH EDITION OF C3: CONFERENCE for CREATIVE CONTENT

AT THE LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL!

Presented by:  Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sponsored by:  Sony Pictures Entertainment, SAG-Producers Industry Advancement Cooperative Fund, Nielsen, Writers Guild of America/west, Directors Guild of America, Motion Pictures Editors Guild, and Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

We’re again ecstatic to bring the 6th edition of C3 to the opening weekend of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Saturday, April 23rd and Sunday April 24th at the Japanese American National Museum, located in the historic Little Tokyo district of Downtown Los Angeles!

The only event of its kind, the Conference for Creative Content (C3) 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.

Building off of our previous C3 Conferences, the way we view, consume, and create content continues to shift and evolve rapidly – it’s our goal to dive in and hear from the forerunners of this change, especially from Asian Americans leading the way.

 

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

 

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.

Philip Tan | Stunt Coordinator, INCEPTION, TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION
Ian Truitner | Director/Writer, COMMERCIALS, CUTTING ROOM
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 P
At the conclusion of C3 on Sunday, April 24 – the Post-Reception will take place around the corner at THE FAR BAR347 E. First Street, LA, CA  90012

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