LOS ANGELES — Independent content creators are finding a balance between artistic expression and building a business with the participation of brands.

These were among the themes to emerge from the 45-minute session with some of the Web's most innovative creators, including Yuri Baranovsky, Actor, Writer, Producer; Brandon Laatsch, Cinematographer, Taryn O’Neill, Actor, Writer, Producer and Freddie "W" Wong, Actor, Producer.

The session was moderated by Paul Kontonis, Chairman of the International Academy of Web Television and VP, Group Director for Brand Content at The Third Act, Digitas.

This is the first of a two-part session taped at the AOL Studio in Beverly Hills on September 20. This event was produced as part of a sponsorship of Beet.TV by AOL Video.

You  can find the second session, featuring Web studio executives, right here.

Andy Plesser