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.
Hey ma, I’m in the news!
Check out this great NBC News article about the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) and all the amazing work they do. I provided a few quotes. If you wanna get dressed up and support a great organization, come to the CAPE gala this Saturday night!
For ticket info, click on the invite below!
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.
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.
I encourage everyone to read this NY Times article:
“Asian-American Actors Are Fighting for Visibility. They Will Not Be Ignored.”
Props to Amanda Hess at the New York Times for writing about the lack of Asian actors in leading and non-stereotypical roles in TV/film. It’s good to hear that progress is slowly starting to happen.
Perhaps I should take a note from the #StarringJohnCho movement and start photoshopping my face onto pictures of Chuck Lorre. Hmmm…
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