SUNDAY, MAY 2 | 2:00 PM | DGA 2
Toyota Presents YOMYOMF.COM’s INTERPRETATIONS: So You Really Want To Make Films?
Now that technology has made filmmaking tools more accessible than ever, it’s even more important that directors have a distinct point-of-view and understand how to market themselves and their work. Director Justin Lin (BETTER LUCK TOMORROW, FINISHING THE GAME, FAST & FURIOUS) and his fellow Offenders at youoffendmeyouoffendmyfamily.com present this panel comprised of industry professionals to discuss the qualities they look for in filmmakers. In conjunction, YOMYOMF launches INTERPRETATIONS, a short film initiative designed to put this knowledge to practical use, support emerging talent from the Asian American creative community, and give filmmakers a chance to share their unique perspectives and have their work evaluated by seasoned professionals with a breadth of experience in studio and independent film/television. The panel will run 2 hours. FREE Admission!
Confirmed Industry Panelists:
Emceed by Roger Fan (actor BETTER LUCK TOMORROW, ANNAPOLIS)
Trevor Groth (director of programming SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL)
Jeffrey Kirschenbaum (UNIVERSAL PICTURES Executive VP Production)
Dan Lin (producer TERMINATOR SALVATION, SHERLOCK HOLMES)
Rowena Arguelles (agent, CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY)
Moderated by Winston Emano (publicist, DAVID MAGDAEL & ASSOCIATES)
Confirmed filmmakers with commissioned INTERPRETATIONS shorts:
Danny Pudi (star of NBC’s COMMUNITY) Mora Stephens (Independent Spirit Award Winner, CONVENTIONEERS) Iris Yamashita (Academy Award nominee, LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA)
Who is YOMYOMF.com?
Spearheaded by filmmaker Justin Lin, whose credits range from independent films like MTV/Paramount Pictures’ BETTER LUCK TOMORROW (which was the first film MTV ever acquired and boasted the highest per screen average in the company’s history) to major studio films like Universal’s FAST & FURIOUS (the studio’s highest grossing film for 2009 as well as the biggest April opening in history), the YOMYOMF team—a group of friends and peers in the arts and entertainment industry–was formed in the summer of 2009. The blog emerged as a natural outgrowth of their “off-the-record” conversations regarding issues and experiences (within the film industry and beyond) that entertain, provoke, and move us. They’re an accomplished group of professional actors, writers, filmmakers, producers, artists, and festival programmers with affiliations ranging from Universal Studios to HBO to the Hawaii International and Sundance Film Festivals. The YOMYOMF team are like the Harlem Globetrotters, but Asian and can’t dunk.
Sponsored by Toyota
INTERPRETATIONS will be followed by an Industry Networking Session hosted by Fox Entertainment Group, NBC Universal, and CBS in the DGA Atrium.