5 QUESTIONS WITH DAVID KWAN David Kwan is the Managing Director of The Famous Group. With offices in downtown Culver City , CA and SoHo New York, NY, The Famous Group is an award winning full-service integrated production company, handling all aspects of live action filming and editing, CG/motion graphics, digital development and production for broadcast and the web under one roof. The Company recently received a Cannes Lion, AICP Award, two OneShow Pencils and a Clio Award, and has won dozens of Addy Telly, Communicator, ICA, FWA and other awards.
As Managing Director, David brings together directors, designers, storytellers, technologists and inventors to create a broad range of brilliant commercial projects, content, and interactive experiences that are both creative and energizing. The company has worked with the industry’s largest ad agencies and many of the world’s biggest brands. His prior experience includes executive marketing and product management positions. His prior experience includes executive marketing, strategic consulting, and product management positions. David completed his fellowship and graduate degrees at Princeton University and Harvard University.
We had a chance to discuss with David the beginnings of The Famous Group, where he sees integrated production going, and how the New England Patriots didn’t make it to the big game (but David did). Continue reading
5 QUESTIONS WITH YUKARI FUJIU
Yukari Fujiu is a singer songwriter / guitarist. She began her musical career as the lead singer of an all-girl Tokyo band called The Groopies and went on to release two solo albums on Pony Canyon Records. She also wrote million-seller hits for several Japanese artists. Later, she worked in London with Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, and with Gota Yashiki of Simply Red. While living in the UK she formed the group called Cribabi with Andy Cox, ex the Beat and Fine Young Cannibals. They released the album “Volume” which was selected for The Best of British by Virgin Megastores USA. Eventually she moved her base to Los Angeles, California and reformed Cribabi. They have just released the new single “Flight 49”. Her performances, including the music video of “Flight 49”, are online at www.cribabi.com. The audio single is available on iTunes and Amazon.com.
We recently caught up with Yukari after the premiere of the video at the Unexpected Film Festival and had a chance to discuss her transition from Tokyo to Los Angeles.