Disney Debuts The Creative Experience In APAC

The first-of-its-kind creative exchange program connects the best creators in the region with Disney’s top studio executives and storytellers from Hollywood, including 20th Century Studios, Disney Live Action, Searchlight Pictures and more

Disney Debuts The Creative Experience In APAC
The program’s first live panel featured participation from, from left to right: Disney Live Action President Sean Bailey; 20th Century Studios Senior Vice President Sarah Shepard; Searchlight Pictures President Matthew Greenfield

KUALA LUMPUR, 24 November 2022 - The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific today announced the successful debut of “The Creative Experience”, an invitation-only exchange program that connects leading APAC storytellers with top executives and creatives from Disney’s key brands and studios.

Created with the goal of sharing The Walt Disney Company’s almost-100-years of world-class storytelling experience with content creators from across the Asia Pacific region.

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“The Creative Experience” has given a select group of participants unprecedented access to some of the company’s most influential names through a series of exclusive live panels that provide invaluable insights 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.

“The Creative Experience aims to add further momentum to the creative growth in the region, as streaming continues to enhance local content production standards and storytelling excellence,” said Carol Choi, Head of APAC Original Content Strategy, The Walt Disney Company.

“The Asia Pacific region has world-class storytellers and talent with so much global potential, and we hope that this new program will become an invaluable part of creative development in the region, opening new doors of entertainment for the creative community.”

The program’s first live panel featured a discussion on live-action content development between some of Disney’s most high-profile executives, including Disney Live Action President Sean Bailey; Searchlight Pictures President Matthew Greenfield; and 20th Century Studios Senior Vice President Sarah Shepard.

The program’s second live panel featured participation from, from left to right: “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” Director and co-writer Ryan Coogler; Co-writer Joe Robert Cole; and producer and Marvel Studios executive Nate Moore

Timed with the global premiere of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, APAC creators attended an exclusive discussion last month on the making of the movie with Director and co-writer Ryan Coogler; Co-writer Joe Robert Cole; and producer and Marvel Studios executive Nate Moore. The sessions each had 200 content creators from across the region and were moderated by former Senior Editor of Rotten Tomatoes Grae Drake.