Disney Creative Exchange Program to Support Regional Creative Growth in Asia Pacific
The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific announced the debut of Creative Experience (www.disneycreativeexperience.com), an invitation-only exchange program that brings together Asia Pacific’s leading storytellers with executives and creatives from key Disney brands and studios.
Created with the goal of sharing The Walt Disney Company’s nearly 100 years of world-class storytelling experience with content creators from across the Asia-Pacific region, “The Creative Experience” has given a select group of attendees unprecedented access to some of the world’s most influential names through a series of exclusive live panels that provide invaluable insight into the creative processes of Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Disney Live Action, 20th Century Studios, Searchlight Pictures, Pixar, Lucasfilm, National Geographic, Disney TV Studios, FX, ABC. and more.
Carol Choi, Asia Pacific Head of Original Content Strategy, The Walt Disney Company, said:
“The creative experience is set to give an extra boost to creative growth in the region as streaming continues to improve local content production standards and excellent storytelling. Asia Pacific has world-class storytellers and talent with such global potential, and we hope this new program will be an invaluable part of creative development in the region, opening new doors of entertainment for the creative community.”
The first live panel of the program was attended by:
Disney Live Action President Sean Bailey
Sarah Shepard, Senior Vice President, 20th Century Studios
Searchlight Pictures President Matthew Greenfield
The program’s first live panel included live content development discussions between some of Disney’s most senior executives, including Disney Live Action President Sean Bailey; Searchlight Pictures President Matthew Greenfield; and 20th Century Studios Senior Vice President Sarah Shepard.
The second live broadcast of the program was attended by:
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever directed and co-written by Ryan Coogler
Co-writer Joe Robert Cole
Producer and Executive Director of Marvel Studios Nate Moore
Last month, the makers of APAC, in conjunction with the world premiere of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, took part in an exclusive discussion about the making of the film with director and co-writer Ryan Coogler; Co-writer Joe Robert Cole; and Marvel Studios producer and executive Nate Moore. Each session featured 200 content creators from across the region and was moderated by former Rotten Tomatoes senior editor Gray Drake.
Additional live panels are planned through 2023.
The first of its kind, the Creative Experience initiative is part of The Walt Disney Company’s ongoing commitment to the Asia Pacific region as it continues to deepen its long-term collaborative relationship with the region’s creative community. Last year at its first content showcase in Asia Pacific, the company announced its creative ambition to greenlight over 50 originals for Asia Pacific by 2023 and has since launched the Disney+ streaming platform globally.
On November 30, 2022, the company will host the highly anticipated Disney Content Showcase in Singapore, an exciting presentation of its 2023 theatrical and streaming programming, including a growing collection of APAC originals on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar, as revealed by some of the region’s top storytellers.