2019 BRIC Talent & Innovation Summit: Los Angeles

Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Hungarian Cultural Alliance 
1827 S Hope St 
Los Angeles, CA 90015

"On February 9, BRIC will host its first-ever all-day interactive summit – the 2019 BRIC Talent and Innovation Summit, bringing together a community of thought provokers and industry disrupters from different facets of the entertainment and tech industries - an exciting day of crowdsourcing ideas and new workshopping solutions.

"Set to be held at Downtown Los Angeles’ Hungarian Cultural Alliance (1827 S. Hope St.) from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., the 2019 BRIC Talent and Innovation Summit will bring together more than a dozen venerated speakers from myriad arenas. 

"The event’s organizers seek to create actionable items that can be taken back to each speaker’s respective organizations to either be implemented or shared as ideas to affect change. 

"The day’s presenters will include keynote speaker Stephen Galloway, Executive Features Editor of The Hollywood Reporter, Directors Jorge Gutierrez and Trisha Gum, David Levine of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and producers including Monica Lago-Kaytis, Latifa Ouaou and Jasmine Jaisinghani, along with WGA award-winning writer Sameer A. Gardezi, and closing speaker Karen Horne, SVP of Programming Talent Development and Inclusion for NBCUniversal.
"Other speakers include Cal State Long Beach Director of the School of Art Aubry Mintz, Free the Bid’s Executive Director Emma Reeves, Executive Producer of Illumination Maggie Malone, SVP of Creative for Illumination Zaid Al-Asady, EVP of Development for Sony Animation Karen Toliver, Abrams Artists Agency literary agent Karen Kirkland, Head of Animation for Cal Arts Maija Burnett, journalist and host Michaela Pereira, and Matt Waynee of USC Media Arts & Engineering.

"BRIC stands for ‘Break, Reinvent, Impact and Change,’ and seeks to support and nurture emerging talent as it pertains to women and underrepresented groups who have an interest in being creative leaders.
"For more information on BRIC, visit, or email"

BRIC Foundation