12 Questions with Kiwi Director, Roseanne Liang

NZ Herald By: Jennifer Dann 27 February 2018
A Kiwi film director Roseanne Liang has made a list of the 20 female directors most likely to direct a Hollywood movie. Her comedy web series Friday Night Bites uses the exploits of three young Asian Kiwi flatmates to skewer racial and sexual stereotypes….


Elevate, Incubate & Demonstrate: Advancing Asian American Artists

Asian American filmmakers made history again at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Industry leaders discussed the current and future state of Asian Americans in media at the Elevate, Incubate & Demonstrate: Advancing Asian American Artists panel, moderated by David Magdael (David Magdael and Associates). Panelists included Justin Chon (“Gook”), Lisa Nishimura (Netflix), Grace…

Asian-American Filmmakers to Hollywood: Give Us a Platform to Create Without Compromise

By  Ryan General February 16, 2018 NBC Asian America sat down with four filmmakers — Jeff Chiba Stearns (“Mixed Match”), Nadine Truong (“I Can, I Will, I Did”), Robin Lung (“Finding Kukan”), and Tanuj Chopra (“Chee and T”) — during the 33rd Los Angeles Asian Pacific American Film Festival to talk about the challenges they’ve…

Natalie Portman Responds to Claims of Whitewashing Asian Character in New Film

By  Ryan General February 16, 2018 Just weeks of its Feb. 23 release, sci-fi film “Annihilation” was embroiled in a whitewashing controversy for the casting of leads Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Both advocacy groups Media Action Network for Asian Americans and American Indians in Film and Television have called out Paramount Pictures, Skydance, and Filmmaker Alex…