Visual Communications Presents C3: The Conference for Creative Content at SAG-AFTRA 2013 (C3)

Organization: Visual Communications


Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 26, 2013 / 9:00 am - (PST) End Date/Time: Oct 26, 2013 / 6:00 pm - (PST)
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We're very excited for our 3rd annual Conference for Creative Content (C3)!  This one day event, held on October 26 at SAG-AFTRA was born out of having a meaningful dialogue and discourse outside of our LA Asian Pacific Film Festival.  Not only do we invite top industry professionals to speak about their craft, but to reflect on the new directions in which creative vision are finding expression.   Some highlights of the panels:

  • Revenge of the Green Dragons - Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese, this film chronicles the rise of the Chinatown gang in NYC in the 80s.  Director Andrew Lau (director of Infernal Affairs that Scorses based The Departed from), the writer, producers and actors are scheduled to appear.
  • Pixar - Technical Directors from Pixar are coming to show how the animation process works, specifically with the movie Up.
  • Let's Talk About Race - Phil Yu (Angry Asian Man) will join a panel of academics and creatives to discuss how race, especially with APIs, is being portrayed in the media.
  • Visual FX, Indie and Studio - VFX Supervisors from the independent world and big budget tent-pole films discuss the industry, the future and the practicalities of working in both realms.
  • Writing for Diverse Characters in TV - Writers/producers from hit shows such as Hawaii Five-O, Sullivan & Son, Nikita, and The Walking Dead will discuss what happens in the writers room and issues dealing with writing for diverse characters. 
  • Creating Your Online Strategy - Successful creators and producers of the largest viewed online content will delve into the numbers and strategy that keep them on top.

Breakfast is served at 9:00am, with the conference starting at 10:00am.  We will be serving lunch as well, with the conference concluding at 5:45pm.  A reception at The Counter will immediately follow.  

More information on C3 can be found here:  

And badges can be purchased here -- $40 for Students/VC Members, $50 Non-Members 



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Conference Speakers


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 (All events to be held at SAG-AFTRA)

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Registration, light breakfast and coffee (Cagney Room)

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Introduction with actor Parvesh Cheena; Live, Inspired talk with David Kwan of The Famous Group (Cagney Room)

10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

“REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS: The Story Behind the Story” (Cagney Room)

Andrew Wai-keung Lau (Director)

Andrew Loo (Writer/Director)

Alan Pao (Exec. Producer)

Michelle Tesoro (Editor)

Kevin Wu, aka KevJumba (Actor, Web Personality)

Moderated by Martin Wong (Giant Robot)

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.


Kyle Harimoto (Hawaii Five-O)

Brenda Hsueh (Sullivan and Son)

Albert Kim (Nikita)

Sang Kyu Kim (The Walking Dead)

Moderated by Steven Chang (WGA Asian American Writer Committee Co-Head)

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

“VISUAL FX: From Indies to Studio Features” (Maxwell Room)

Bryan Hirota (Tree of Life, Sucker Punch, 300: Rise of An Empire)

Cyrus Hogg (Sucker Punch, Intrepid)

Moderated by Shish Aikat (Rhythm & Hues Studios)

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

LUNCH (Cagney Room)

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Parvesh Cheena (Cagney Room)

2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

“LET'S TALK ABOUT RACE: An In-Depth Discussion on Race and the Media” (Cagney Room)

L.S. Kim (Associate Professor, Film and Media, UC Santa Cruz)

Joy Osmanski (Actor - Allen Gregory, Save Me)

Greg Pak (Writer/Director - Robot Stories, Vision Machine, Marvel Comics)

Phil Yu (Angry Asian Man)

Moderated by Karin Chien (Producer - Circumstance, The Motel, Robot Stories)

2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

“PIXAR: Building Films One Pixel At A Time” (Maxwell Room)

Don Bui (Pixar Technical Director)

Tony Piedra (Pixar Technical Director)

Moderated by Austin Jose (Storyboard, Independent Producer)

4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

“THE NUMBERS GAME: Creating Your Online Strategy” (Cagney Room)

Kim Evey (Geek & Sundry)

Jonathan Park, aka Dumbfoundead (Hip hop artist - RUN DMZ)

Bernie Su (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries)

Mukesh Vidyasagar (NBC/Universal Leadership Program)

Moderated by Chester See (YOMYOMF Network)

At the conclusion of the conference there will be a C3 Reception at THE COUNTER, 5779 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. CA 90036 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.