USC Cinematic Arts


  • Moderator:
    Peggy Weil
    Digital Media Designer, Artist

    Peggy Weil is a digital media designer and artist focused on interactive media and immersive design. She is currently Adjunct Professor at USC School of Cinematic Arts in both Graduate Production and Interactive Media Divisions.

  • Panelist:
    Rick Carter
    Production Designer

    Rick Carter (production designer) won an Academy Award® and a BAFTA Award in for his otherworldly production design on James Cameron’s mega-hit “Avatar.” He has collaborated with Steven Spielberg numerous times, on the films “Lincoln,” “War Horse,” “Munich,” “War of the Worlds,” “A.I. Artificial Intelligence,” “Amistad,” and the blockbusters “Jurassic Park” and its sequel “The Lost World: Jurassic Park.” Like Spielberg, Zemeckis also enjoys continual collaborations with Carter, on such films as “The Polar Express,” “Cast Away,” “What Lies Beneath,” “Death Becomes Her” and “Back to the Future, Parts II and III.”

  • Panelist:
    Tom Wujek
    Autodesk Fellow

    Tom Wujec (Fellow, Autodesk) is a recognized thought-leader and award-winning innovator. Tom works with the Fortune 500 to foster innovation practices at all stages, from strategic and business planning to the design and implementation of advanced digital design tools. He has brought several software applications to market, including Autodesk SketchBook Pro, PortfolioWall, and Maya which won an Academy Award for its contribution to the film industry. Tom’s work has been featured in many international conferences, such as TED, Pop!Tech and the Fortune Innovation Summit. Tom has worked as a creative director, writer and animator.