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Actor Tim Lounibos - Its an Amazing Time in Hollywood Now for Asian American Entertainment

Posted by Suzanne Kai - on Sunday, 16 September 2018

Actor Tim Lounibos - Its an Amazing Time in Hollywood Now for Asian American Entertainment
September 16, 2018 Hollywood At a recent screening of the box office hit Crazy Rich Asians, sponsored by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association, I sat next to actor Tim Lounibos. It was truly a landmark film - actors who look like us! After 25 years of a drought of Hollywood films featuring Asian Americans - could this be a moment of change? If $100+million dollar box office clout proves that Asian faces can sell movie tickets, let's hope this...

B.D. Wong and John Cho among 774 invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Thursday, 29 June 2017.

June 28, 2017

Los Angeles

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released its 2017 list of invitees. Asian American actors B.D. Wong and John Cho were included on the AC JOHN CHO2017 list of 774 people invited by the Academy. 

Other actors invited include Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed (The Night Of, The Reluctant Fundamentalist), Priyanka Chopra, Irffan Khan, Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung,

Filmmakers invited to join the Academy's documentary branch include Grace Lee (American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs), S. Leo Chiang (Village Called Versailles, Out Run),  and Keiko Deguchi (Cats of Mirikitani, God Knows Where I Am). Greg Pak was invited to join the feature animation and short films branch.

This year, the move is to increase a more diverse membership to better reflect the industry, after the Oscar nominees in 2016 were all White for the second year in a row which sparked the #OscarsSoWhite backlash. If they accept, the new members will be able to vote in the acting categories.

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