California Dean-ing

Thu 5/25/2023 • 12:30PM - 1:30PM PDT

Zoom

Join us as we celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month with Dean Devlin, discussing the cultural production of AANHPI in Hollywood, the impact and implications of AANHPI media representation, and being an AANHPI trailblazer in Hollywood.

This event is open to all UCLA faculty, staff, trainees, and community members.

Speaker: Dean Devlin | Screenwriter, producer, and director; Chief Executive Officer, Electric Entertainment

Moderators: Grace Fransisca & Monique Trinh

Dean Devlin has produced and co-written some of the most successful feature films of all time -- Independence Day, Stargate, and Godzilla -- which collectively grossed more than 1.4 billion dollars worldwide. In May of 2001, he founded Electric Entertainment, where he serves as chairman and CEO. Electric is a full-service film, television and worldwide sales and distribution company. Electric is rapidly expanding under Devlin?s leadership. The company recently launched its premium OTT app and FAST channel, ElectricNOW, which is a one-stop shop for fans to enjoy all their favorite shows for free, also available in a 24/7 live streaming broadcast. ElectricNOW is available on numerous platforms including The Roku Channel, Samsung TV Plus, Amazon Freevee, Sling TV, Plex, STIRR, Local Now, TiVo Plus, Redbox, Vizio, XUMO, TCL Channel, Stremium, Distro TV, and Select TV.

Electric Entertainment is currently in production with several highly anticipated TV series. The SYFY original series ?The Ark,? premiered in February 2023. Dean serves as writer, executive producer and co-showrunner. Devlin recently served as executive producer, writer, and director on the smash hit reboot of ?Leverage?, ?Leverage: Redemption?, which is now streaming on Amazon Freevee. Season 2 of ?Leverage: Redemption? premiered in November 2022. He also serves as co-showrunner, co-creator, and writer for ?Almost Paradise,? starring Christian Kane, which aired on WGNA spring 2020 and is currently available to stream on Amazon Freevee. Season 2 of ?Almost Paradise? is now in post-production. He is executive producer of ?The Outpost?, which aired its fourth season on The CW in July 2021, and is now streaming on Amazon Freevee.

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