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Embracing Rules in Fun | Janene Lin | TEDxPeacePlaza
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Added Sep 6, 2016
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What if fun wasn't just about breaking free but also about cultivating constraint? Janene Lin explains how, sharing what she's learned in her diverse experiences that include advertising and improv comedy.

Janene Lin has worked in advertising all over the country for the last ten years, helping brands tell their stories to the world. She is driven to inspire the world’s greatest brands to stand for something more meaningful than just profits. Janene has won accolades for branded storytelling, including several Cannes Lions for Film Innovation and Creative Effectiveness, as well as earned recognition in the press, including Time Magazine’s 2013 Top Ten Ads and TED’s 2012 Ads Worth Spreading.

Janene is equally as passionate about playing and performing improv theatre. She has worked with some of the greatest improv masters from companies such as Upright Citizens Brigade, Annoyance Theatre, IO Chicago, Leela San Francisco, and has performed at various improv festivals across the country with her 5-person ensemble troupe, Sketchy Alley.

Janene is a contributing writer for a feature-length documentary film, The Big Flip, which is currently making its way around the film festival circuit.

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