Going to the Anime Expo? We’ll See You There!

This will be ASIFA-Hollywood’s first year at the Anime Expo. Visit with us in the Annex section, booth 12. We’ll also be sponsoring two panels. The State of the Industry: A Retrospective on Isao Takahata. Moderated by Charles Solomon with special guests discussing the life and legacy of the famed Japanese film director, screenwriter, producer and co-founder of Studio Ghibli. Also East Meets West: The Influence of Anime on American Animation, with Eric Calderon and a panel of animation luminaries.

Be sure to visit us and say “hello” in the Annex section of the hall. Our booth will be located in Kentia Hall, ANX 12.

Anime Expo 2018
July 5 through 8
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, 90015

East Meets West: The Influence of Anime on American Animation 
ASIFA-Hollywood brings studio executives and creators discuss Anime in the industry, where it’s headed and how projects are developed. Explore how new projects fit into current business models, the crossover of Japanese and American content creators, manga as source material and the ever-changing landscape of motion pictures, television and new media.
Day 1 – Thursday, July 5
3:30 – 4:30pm
LP5/404 AB

The panel will include moderator Eric Calderon (Animation Writer/Producer), Daniel Norton (Art Director), John Evershed (Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mondo Media) and Johnny O’Bryant (NBA Basketball Player and Owner/Operator of Noir Caeser)

The State of the Industry: A Retrospective on Isao Takahata
Join us as we discuss the life and legacy of famed Japanese film director, screenwriter and producer Isao Takahata. Takahata co-founded Studio Ghibli with Hayao Miyazaki and Miyazaki’s collaborators Toshio Suzuki and Yasuyoshi Tokuma. His work as a director includes Grave of the Fireflies (1988), Pom Poko (1994), and My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999). His last film was The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013), was nominated for an Academy Award.
Day 2 – Friday, July 6
6:00 – 7:00pm

The panel will include moderator Charles Solomon (Animation Historian), Kohei Obara (Producer, Dragon Ball), Dave Jestead (President, GKids) and Ned Lott (Casting Director).