Moderator: Christian Vera – Journalist, TV Host & Producer
Panelist: Ashley Miller – Writer
Panelist: Zack Stentz – Writer
Panelist: Barry Sandrew – Founder of Legend3D
Panelist: Matt Akey – Legend3D Executive Producer
Christian Vera (Moderator)– Journalist, TV-host, and producer. Her nationally syndicated TV show RightThisMinute, brought viewers the most compelling online videos and the stories behind them. It was seen in more than 90% of the country including top markets like Los Angeles and New York. Formerly a correspondent for Deportes CNN in Los Angeles interviewing A-list celebrities for KABC’s – On The Red Carpet. She has served stints with E! News Now and live for KTLA from the Grammy Awards.
Ashley Miller & Zack Stentz– Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz met on the Internet, a consequence of their mutual love for all things Star Trek. Together, Miller and Stentz have written and produced over a hundred hours of television, including stints onFringe and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. More recently, they co-wrote the hit films Thor and X-Men: First Class and the acclaimed young adult novel Colin Fischer. They are currently at work on a new Power Rangers movie, a sequel Colin Fischer novel, and several other projects in feature film and television. Miller and Stentz both live with their families in Los Angeles.
Barry Sandrews – Founder of Legend3D, a visual effects pioneer and digital imaging expert with 14 VFX patents and 23 years experience in feature film and TV. His patented technology created digital systems and processes for colorization, Legend3D’s platform for proprietary 3D conversion software. As Co-Founder of American Film Technologies, his colorization technology was used in more than 200 motion pictures, 170 TV programs and 90 animated cartoons. While on the faculty of Harvard Medical School he established three laboratories in neuroscience.
Matt Akey – Legend3D’s Executive Producer, lead the conversion and 3D VFX work for Man of Steel, The Amazing Spider-Man, Hugo, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Green Hornet, and The Smurfs 3D,
Prior to joining Legends3D, he worked on Nickelodeon’s Academy Award-nominated film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, and the Emmy award-winning series Back at the Barnyard, while serving as Production Manager. He holds an M.F.A. in Film and TV Producing from Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media.
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