August 14, 2018
Congratulations to the cast and creators of Crazy Rich Asians!
It’s been 25 years since the last movie by a major Hollywood studio to feature predominantly Asian Americans in leading roles, since The Joy Luck Club. #TheJoyLuckClub
Make your ticket count! See Crazy Rich Asians now during opening weekend August 15 - August 19. Opening weekend box office ticket sales are critical barometers on how Hollywood studios will rank the financial success of this movie, as well as greenlighting future films with Asian Americans in lead roles.
Read the extensive Sunday, August 12 coverage by Los Angeles Times film reporter Jen Yamato, profiling fourteen members of Crazy Rich Asians cast and creators - click here. https://lat.ms/2MAARsN @LATimes
Crazy Rich Asians is a milestone for Asian American representation in a Hollywood movie. Alot is riding on the success of Crazy Rich Asians to help open doors for more Hollywood movies with diverse stories featuring Asian Americans in leading roles. Jen Yamato writes that despite 'increased calls for industry change in recent years, significant progress has not hit the big screen. According to an Annenberg study of the top 100 films of 2017 only 4.8% of movies featured a character of Asian descent with a speaking role."
Official Website: www.crazyrichasiansmovie.com
Author Kevin Kwan: www.kevinkwanbooks.com
Los Angeles Times coverage by film reporter Jenn Yamato: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-crazy-rich-asians-hollywood-20180810-htmlstory.html
Jim Ferguson interviews author Kevin Kwan, and actors Jimmy O. Yang and Gemma Chan https://vimeo.com/284034883