“Crazy Rich Asians” in theaters NOW!

“Crazy Rich Asians” hits theaters today!!! I encourage everyone to see this film, it is truly spectacular. I’ve already seen it once and am seeing it again tonight, and will probably go a third time. It is so exciting and inspiring to have an American studio film starring an all Asian cast that is also written and directed by Asian filmmakers — I never thought it would happen! Congrats Adele Lim on an amazing script!
 
This film is so much more than a “rom com,” it digs deep into love, family, culture, and finding happiness from within. And trust me, you don’t have to be ASIAN or CRAZY RICH to enjoy or relate to this film. It’s universal in so many ways and I promise you’ll leave the theater satisfied.
 
There’s been a lot of articles and interviews in the press lately, but this one was one of my faves. Check it out!
 
#CrazyRichAsians #GoldOpen
 

Jon M. Chu, Alan Yang & Gina Prince-Bythewood On Raising The Volume Of Diverse Voices – CAA Amplify

Happy to see some fellow Asian screenwriters and filmmakers keeping it real and promoting diversity behind and in front of the camera.  Click on the link below to read the full article.

Jon M. Chu, Alan Yang & Gina Prince-Bythewood On Raising The Volume Of Diverse Voices – CAA Amplify

“I never saw another Asian writer in writers’ room until my show… It’s about the next generation. Make it a point to hire a diverse writing staff. I think we have one white on the writing staff and the show came out fine.”
-Alan Yang, creator/exec producer of “Master of None”

“Trolls: The Beat Goes On!” now streaming on Netflix!!!

“Trolls: The Beat Goes On!” is now streaming on Netflix!!! More episodes will roll out in the future, including many written by yours truly. I’ll keep ya all posted, but till then, check out the first 6 eps and prepare to laugh and sing your heart out!

To watch in browser, click on the link below:
https://www.netflix.com/title/80117560

For more about the show including trailers, clips, cast & crew list, check out http://www.dreamworks.com/trolls/tv

Watch “Trolls: The Beat Goes On!” premiering January 19th, 2018!!!

Now that it’s been announced, I’m thrilled to finally share that I’ve been writing on the new “Trolls” TV series premiering on Netflix on January 19th, 2018. I am super proud of all the amazing work the cast and crew has put in and I can’t wait for you all to see it!

This show has it all… Endless laughs? Check! Catchy songs? Check! Cute characters that love hugs, poop cupcakes, and fart glitter? Check, check, and check!

Watch the trailer below and see the full announcement here:

Netflix And DreamWorks Animation TV Reveal Six New Series Including ‘Trolls’, ‘She-Ra’

Nickelodeon’s Not So Valentine’s Special Airs Sunday 2/12 @ 7pm

No need to get me a Valentine’s Day present, instead, just watch Nickelodeon’s Not So Valentine’s Special airing this SUNDAY, February 12th, at 7pm!!!

The other writers and I had a blast making this and I couldn’t be more thrilled with how it turned out. To any “Austin & Ally” fans, get ready to see the amazing talents of Calum Worthy on screen once again. Check out this behind the scenes look!

2016 CAPE TV Panel & Mixer: Breaking Into (and Surviving) The Writers Room

I’ll be taking part in an industry panel/mixer hosted by CAPE on November 21st.  If you’d like to hear some advice on how to break into the writers room,  navigate your career, and master a lunch order (obviously, the most important part of any writer’s day), please go to 2016CAPETVPANEL.EVENTBRITE.COM for more details.  See you there!

Expanding The Conversation: Asian Americans in Media

Attended a great panel about Asian-American in Media on Wednesday.  It was hosted by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) and NBC Universal.  Here’s a link to a great article about it on Deadline and what was talked about:

Asian-Americans In Media: Persistence, Presence & Representation Are Keys To Progress

Aside from coming off as a crazy fanboy while chatting with Sandra Oh, I was really inspired by what all the panelists had to say about the importance of having more Asians both on screen and behind the camera.  The real world is very diverse, and the stories we tell on TV and film should reflect that.  Once we have more diverse execs and showrunners making key decisions, there will undoubtedly be a “ripple, ripple, ripple,” as Sandra put it.  And I was happy to hear that according to recent data, films with diverse casts make more money as a whole.  So the excuse that non-white leads don’t sell tickets (or get TV ratings) is officially bull shit!  Spread the word.

 

Alan Yang & Aziz Ansari = My New Heroes

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Congrats to Alan Yang and Aziz Ansari for being the first Asian-Americans to win an Emmy for best comedy writing.  “Master of None” is truly brilliant when it comes to telling stories about the Asian-American experience.  Well deserved!

Check out this article about Alan’s awesome emmy speech and his encouraging message about increasing diversity on tv/film.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/master-nones-aziz-ansari-wins-best-comedy-writing-928039

I agree with Alan.  We have a long way to go, but we’ll get there.  I hope to follow in your footsteps and create a show just as clever, enlightening, and hilarious one day.  Cheers, brother.