The media landscape is rapidly changing and artists are rising to the challenge. We shine a spotlight on a group of creators who have found audiences through unconventional mediums. From podcasters to graphic novelists to digital pop-artists, creators from diverse backgrounds are thriving by bucking traditional forms of distribution to connect directly with their audience base. Join us in this discussion about the role of New Media in diversifying the established art landscape.
UPDATE: Maria Qamar is no longer able to participate in the panel. Instead, join us for a more intimate discussion with Brigitte Truong and Wendy Liu.
|Moderator: BRIGITTE TRUONG is a Television Host, Digital Content Creator and Co-Founder of Quixote Media. In the past decade she has become a regular fixture on red carpets interviewing some of the biggest celebrities in Film and Television. She can currently be seen on THE WATCHLIST on CHCH and Cineplex Entertainment Cinemas across Canada as the VIP PRE SHOW Host.||
Born in Pakistan, MARIA QAMAR of @hatecopy moved to Canada as a child. A natural artist, she began to depict the realities of growing up in two cultures in pop art and posted the results on her Instagram, rapidly gaining a following as other Desi women identify with her bittersweet truths.
Photo: Brian B. Bettencourt/Toronto Star
WENDY LIU reaches over half a million subscribers through her on-trend sewing Youtube tutorials under the name “Withwendy”. She inspires viewers all around the world to make their own clothing and her videos have been featured in Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and CBC Life.
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