I’m making a fast trip to Los Angeles for two big panels this weekend! Come see, come see!
Saturday, October 26 – C3 Conference for Creative Content
2:45 – 4:15 pm – “Let’s Talk About Race” panel
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)
Sunday, October 27 – Film Independent Forum
3:30 – “There’s an App for That” panel
Panelists Include: Karin Chien, producer, Circumstance (moderator); Neal Edelstein, Founder, Hooked Digital Media; Andy Merkin, Head of Special Projects/Transmedia, Mirada Studios; Greg Pak, writer/director, Robot Stories; writer, Vision Machine.
Filmmakers are turning to apps for the phone and the tablet, either as compelling storytelling tools in their own right, or as a way to build audience engagement around their films. On this panel, hear from filmmakers who are using the iPad in new and exciting ways: Andy Merkin (Mirada Studios), who oversees cross-platform and nontraditional storytelling projects; producer Neal Edelstein (The Ring), who released the horror film Haunting Melissa as an iPad app; and indie director Greg Pak (Robot Stories), who unveiled his film/graphic novel app Vision Machine at last year’s Comic Con. Hear what creative possibilities these filmmakers have discovered in their tablets, and learn about the economics of working in this new environment.