Women and Non-White Characters Are Speaking More in Recent Star Wars Movies

Written by Ricardo Lopez,Variety, 8 Dec 2017 If it’s at all similar to its immediate predecessors, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is likely to give more talking time to women and minority characters, who in recent films have grown more prominent in the increasingly diverse Star Wars universe. USC engineer Shri Narayanan has begun harnessing the force…

‘Westworld’s’ Leonardo Nam Says Seeing Asian Actors in ‘Star Wars’ ‘Feels Normal’

Written by Matt Fernandez, Variety, 10 Dec 2017   The Asian-American community celebrated a memorable night on Saturday at the 16th Annual Unforgettable Gala in Los Angeles. The event celebrates prominent members of the Asian-American community whose work has helped advance their culture in Hollywood and beyond. This year, the celebration honored actors Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park…

‘Mulan’ Live-Action Disney Reboot Finds Its Star

Written by Justin Kroll, November 29, 2017 Chinese actress Liu Yifei, also known as Crystal Liu, is set to star in Disney’s live-action adaptation of the classic Chinese tale “Mulan.” Niki Caro is directing, and Chris Bender, Jason Reed, and Jake Weiner are producing the pic. The movie is eyeing a 2019 release….. http://variety.com/2017/film/news/mulan-reboot-star-liu-yifei-1202625846/

New BBC Show ‘Chinese Burn’ Sparks Outrage for Extreme Racism Against Asians

Written by Heather Johnson Yu, November 28, 2017 The BBC has aired a new television show called “Chinese Burn” centered around the life of three Asian women in London, positioning itself to be edgy and tackling stereotypes surrounding Asian women. Unfortunately, it does nothing of the sort, and instead is extremely racist against both Asian women and men,…

Wolf Warrior 2: Why a Chinese film you’ve never heard of is a huge win for New Zealand film industry

Written by Peter White, November 2, 2017 A Chinese film is the highest grossing movie in the world right now, beating out Hollywood blockbusters and epic European sci-fi like Valerian, and Kiwis helped make it. Wolf Warrior 2, which has just claimed China’s biggest ever box office success, was part made in Wellington at Park Road Post Productions’ sound editing…

eOne Promotes Kate Winslet Producer Troy Lum To Global Film Role

Written by Peter White, November 2, 2017 Entertainment One is ramping up its slate of international films — promoting Asia-Pacific chief Troy Lum to a new global production role. Lum, who is currently producing Kate Winslet’s Lee Miller biopic, has been named EVP of International Productions, Film at the company. eOne Promotes Kate Winslet Producer Troy Lum To Global…