Work Smarter & Harder: The Things We Wish We Knew
Friday 10/14 4:30PM - 5:30PM Room 204
Mike Uwandi and Drew Hartel discuss mutual coaching, navigating the entertainment industry, and the many breakthroughs they have had along the way.
Creatives of Color Panel
Saturday 10/15 10:40AM - 11:40AM Room 211
Marlon West, Phil Boutte Jr., Frank Abney, Chrystin Garland, Mike Uwandi, Everett Downing
Join Marlon West, Phillip Boutte Jr., Frank Abney, Everett Downing, Chrystin Garland, and Mike Uwandi for a discussion about their experiences being Black artists and creatives in the entertainment industry and how they continue to break barriers in their creative roles. Moderated by Phillip Boutte Jr.
9B Collective: World Building in TV, Film, & Games
Saturday 10/15 1:00PM - 2:00PM Room 106
Phil Boutte Jr., Mike Uwandi, Aldis Hodge, Angela Alise Johnson, Procreate
9B Collective Studio is the first Black-Owned Concept Art Studio made up primarily of BIPOC artists and founded by Phillip Boutté Jr., Mike Uwandi, and Aldis Hodge. Our goal is to provide a shift in the Entertainment landscape by working towards true inclusivity both in front of, and behind the camera.
Join Co-Founders Phillip Boutté Jr., Mike Uwandi, and Aldis Hodge in a lively discussion about how 9B Collective | Concept Art Studio aims to help shift the imbalance in equity for the BIPOC community in the Entertainment landscape to achieve a means of true equality and inclusivity for all starting from behind the camera. Learn about the organization, its projects, and mission-driven education and mentorship arm.
Brick x Brick- Problem solving, art, and career
Sunday 10/16 1:30PM - 2:30PM Room 209-210
Mike Uwandi, Andy Cung, Anthony Francisco, Drew Hartel
An informative panel discussing the art of mixing intuition with logic to elevate problem solving skills and navigate the industry as a whole.