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  • Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave

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    Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave
    If you know Rain, BoA (shown left), and Sistar, then you already know K-Pop, Korea’s contemporary pop music and its artists. K-Pop music is one of the fastest growing music genres in the world, and along with Korea’s popular TV drama serials, films and comic books are a growing source of export revenue for Korea.   The growing global fan base of Korea's entertainment and...

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  • LA Times' Film Critic Justin Chang and Film Reporter Jen Yamato debate 'Ghost in the Shell' and the dangers of Hollywood Whitewashing

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    April 6, 2017 Los Angeles What does the current crop of film and TV shows accused of whitewashing Asian roles say about Hollywood’s ongoing diversity crisis? L.A. Times film critic Justin Chang and film reporter Jen Yamato sat down to discuss the latest example of the issue - Scarlett Johansson’s casting as a futuristic cybernetic cop in Paramount’s “Ghost in the Shell,” adapted from the Japanese manga of the same name. View video excerpts and Read the entire conversation at LA Times.com Excerpts below: Justin Chang: "Hello, I'm Justin Chang, Film Critic for the Los Angeles Times and I'm with my Times colleague film reporter Jen Yamato. We're talking about "Ghost in the Shell" and the casting of Scarlett Johansson as the main character and how that fits into this ...
  • John Cho, Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Phil Yu are 2016 Honorees at V3

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    2016 V3 Honorees!: John Cho, Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Phil Yu Actor John Cho, director Jennifer Yuh Nelson and blogger Phil Yu were honored at this year’s V3 Digital Media Conference special awards ceremony on June 24 to kick off the full day V3 conference on June 25, 2016. Cho received the Visibility Award. He has starred in a number of film and television shows, including successful franchises such as “Star Trek” and “Harold & Kumar,” and was recently featured in #StarringJohnCho, a viral social media campaign promoting the need for Asian American leads in Hollywood.  Yuh Nelson, the director of Dream Works Animation’s  “Kung Fu Panda 2” and “Kung Fu Panda 3,” was honored with the Vision Award for being at the forefront of the ...
  • SF - 1990 Institute's 2016 "Youth Voices on China" CAAMFEST Video Finalist Screenings

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    San Francisco   The 1990Institute.org awarded $30,000 in prizes to winners of its Videograms to the White House contest and the best cultural exchange ideas for US & China youth.   The event, as part of 2016 CAAMFEST was a big success - go to 1990Institute.org for future dates and events!   ============== On March 19, 2016 student finalists, teachers and special guests gathered for a screening and awards ceremony as part of the events of the Center for Asian American Media's CAAMFEST 2016. ============== Sat March 19 |  Youth Voices on ChinaAwards Bash + CAAMFest Screening MEET OUR 2016 STUDENT FINALISTS & SOCIAL AWARD NOMINEES! 2:30pm  CAAMFest Premier Screening + Awards 4:00pm  Gala Recep...
  • OSCARS - Chris Rock's Asian Joke ignites Backlash

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    April 21, 2016 Saturday, April 235:00 pm – 6:30 pmJapanese American National Museum100 N. Central AvenueADMISSION IS FREESince the slights against Asians at the Oscars, producers, directors and actors have mobilized to find solutions – and the Academy is listening. Asia Society Southern California and Visual Communications are presenting a town hall discussion at the C3 Conference during the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival. Speakers include:George Takei, a path-breaking actor and prominent advocate for inclusivenessJanet Yang and Arthur Dong, two of the Academy members who helped spearhead the letter campaign and are in current talks with Academy leadersDaniel Mayeda, Co-Chair of the Asian Pacific American Media CoalitionEmerlynn Lampitoc, Manager, Creative Talent Development & Inclusio...

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