“Broad Cast” News: How Crazy Rich Asians Changes the Game for Asian Talent
Wednesday, January 30, 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Filmmaker Lodge, 550 Main St. (2nd Floor)
History may record 2018 as the year Asian American and Asian talent went mainstream in Hollywood. The outsized success of Crazy Rich Asians has opened doors like never before—not just for Asian actors, but for Asian directors, producers, and other offscreen talent. Producer Janet Yang (president, Janet Yang Productions), who helped usher in this era with The Joy Luck Club, will moderate a conversation that explores the profound change in landscape and what it portends for Asians in independent and studio films. Panelists include Lulu Wang (writer and director, The Farewell), Justin Chon (writer and director, Ms. Purple), Richie Mehta (writer and director, Delhi Crime Story), Anita Gou (producer, The Farewell and Honey Boy).
Presented by Asia Society Southern California, Asia Society Northern California, and Elkes Foundation