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C3 IS BACK AT THE LA ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL!

Welcome to the 2018 Conference for Creative Content (C3), presented by Visual Communications and Nielsen. C3 connects industry professionals to build a collective vision and create dialogues on the ever-changing media landscape. We’re excited to bring the eighth edition of C3 to the opening weekend of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. 

Building off of our previous C3 Conferences, our latest edition spotlights innovators and visionaries whose work advances our communities within the entertainment industry. This year’s C3 is not only a celebration of our creatives, but also a forum to establish a dialogue with breakthrough pioneers. In this intimate space, our conference exists to spotlight and amplify these voices, especially from Asian Americans leading the charge.

 

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PANEL ONE: WARNER BROTHERS & SAG-AFTRA: Crazy | Rich | Asians

CRAZY RICH ASIANS is the first feature length, major Hollywood production to feature an entirely Asian and Asian American cast. Join director Jon M. Chu, screenwriter Adele Lim, and actors Chris Pang and Nico Santos for a conversation about the groundbreaking production.

Jon M. Chu | Director: CRAZY RICH ASIANS
Adele Lim | Screenwriter: ONE TREE HILL, PRIVATE PRACTICE, LETHAL WEAPON
Nico Santos | Actor: SUPERSTORE
Chris Pang | Actor: TOMORROW WHEN THE WAR BEGAN
Jeff Yang & Phil Yu (moderators) | THEY CALL US BRUCE

 

PANEL TWO: DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA (DGA): Building Us Up

How do you become the agent of your own story? Industry-leading visionaries discuss what it takes to create, build, and cultivate spaces that reflect the specific career needs and challenges faced by women of color in film.

Claire Aguilar | Director of Programming & Policy, IDA
Sonya Childress | Director of Partnerships and Engagement, Firelight Media
Senain Kheshgi | Managing Director, MAJORITY/Director/Producer: THE DIPLOMAT, PROJECT KASHMIR
Tilane Jones | Vice President, ARRAY
Marjan Safinia (moderator) | Director/Producer: BUT YOU SPEAK SUCH GOOD ENGLISH, SEEDS

 

PANEL THREE: Where are Our APA Film Critics & Journalists?

As conversations about representation in media capture headlines, the need for our own critical voices and perspectives to be heard becomes evermore salient. Our panelists go for a deep dive into the current state of film critics of color.

Susan Cheng | Reporter, Buzzfeed News
Angie Han | Deputy Entertainment Editor, Mashable
Dino-Ray Ramos | Associate Editor, Deadline Hollywood/Co-host, NEW HOLLYWOOD
Gil Robertson | Founder, African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)
Jen Yamato (moderator) | Critic/Reporter, LA Times 

 

PANEL FOUR: NBCUNIVERSAL TIPS: Don't Call It A Comeback

Award-winning creatives discuss the evolving presence and visibility of South Asians in film and television. 

Kabir Akhtar | Director/Editor: THE ACADEMY AWARDS, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
Sujata Day | Writer/Actress: THE MISADVENTURES OF AWKWARD BLACK GIRL, INSECURE, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE
Naren Shankar | Director/Executive Producer/Writer: CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, THE EXPANSE
Traci G. Lee (moderator) | Digital Editorial Manager, NBC Asian America

 

PANEL FIVE: WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA/WEST (WGAw): The Stories We Tell

An intimate conversation about what it takes to push the boundaries of television and broadcast content from Asian American upper-level writers at the top of their game. 

Yahlin Chang | Writer/Executive Producer: THE HANDMAID’S TALE, SUPERGIRL, ER
Cherry Chevapravatdumrong | Writer/Executive Producer: THE ORVILLE, FAMILY GUY
Dee Johnson | Writer: MARS, MELROSE PLACE, ER
Jenny Lynn (moderator) | Writer: ARROW, GINGER CHEN