Tom Thudiyanpackal

Senior M&E solutions architect and producer with over two decades of experience in visual storytelling, creative leadership, and film business. Unreal summer '21 fellowship graduate. Virtual production producer and lead white paper author for the Entertainment Technology Center, USC short film 'Fathead.' Development and marketing head for Bollywood Blockbusters 3 Idiots and Carry On, Munna Bhai. Producer of Emmy-nominated nature documentary Seed: The Untold Story.

Participant Schedule

Saturday 10/15


Preparing for the future of the creative industry

Saturday 10/15 2:30PM - 3:30PM Room 204

Wacom, Felix Jorge, AJ Wedding, Erik Weaver, Eric Rigney, Tom Thudiyanpackal

The last three years forced the creative industry into innovating and implementing new working styles, from wide-spread adoption of virtual production to preparing an entire workforce to work remotely. Many of these changes have been beneficial to artists, while some changes have put artists at risk. The panel and open conversation will offer ideas on what the future holds and how we can both prepare for the next wave of innovation and help artists navigate the current reality. Guests include: experts who work in virtual production, a professional studio head who works in a studio that has a remote work force, an expert who helps artists freelance without being taken advantage of, and education experts to discuss ways that we can prepare students for this future, as well as a representative of Wacom who will share the ways technology has changed and is currently adapting to these new ways of working.