How does our creative economy work? The second annual WESTTalks will have speakers from award-winning studios Amazon and Framestore; Blizzard Entertainment; VH1’s Love & Hip Hop; and others from the business, performance and academic sides of the creative world will comprise the lineup of innovative speakers at The 2nd Annual WESTTalks – at West Los Angeles College on Saturday, April 21. The conference will be held in the Fine Arts Theater from 8:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. on Saturday April 21, 2018
WESTTalks featured speakers include:
CHACKO SONNY, Video Game Developer: Sonny is currently working as the Production Developer for Blizzard Entertainment’s smash hit game “Overwatch.” Before joining Blizzard, Sonny worked on successful titles such as “God of War: Ascension” and “Call of Duty.”
AD DIGGS, Reality Television Personality: Diggs was part of the popular VH1 series Love & Hip Hop Hollywood and aspired to use the opportunity to empower others, particularly in the LGBTQ community. Prior to joining the show, she created her own sneaker and clothing line known as DiggTheKicks.
MARC RESTEGHINI, Amazon Studios Senior Development & Programing Executive and BRITTANY WALKER, Framestore Business Development Manager will serve on the Creative Economy Panel. Emmy-award winning Amazon Studios will be relocating to Culver City soon, taking over the historic Culver Studios. Framestore is an Oscar-winning creative studio best known for its work on films such as “Gravity,” “Harry Potter” and “Avatar.”
Thomas Small, Culver City’s Vice Mayor; Len Dickter, Cultural Affairs Commission Chair and Dr. James Limbaugh, WLAC President will also serve on the panel.