3 lives and 3 destinies are connected by 1 name – DAVID – releasing only in theaters this Friday, February 1. The stellar cast includes Neil Nitin Mukesh, Vikram, and Canadian actor Vinay Virmani as 3 men, from 3 parts of the world, in 3 different eras. Lara Dutta and Tabu co-star with Bejoy Nambiar directing in his follow-up to the acclaimed film Shaitan which was nominated for 14 Screen Awards including Best Film and Best Director of 2011.
Beginning March 1st, 2013, Kevin Tsujihara will take on the role of CEO for Warner Bros. and will become the first Asian American to run a major Hollywood studio. Warner Bros. expressed their faith in the decision and highlighted his very successful achievements and positions thus far. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California and his MBA from Stanford University, Tsujihara entered Warner Bros. in 1994 as Director- Special Projects- Finance. He then became Executive Vice President- New Media, Executive Vice President- Corporate Business Development & Strategy, and President of Warner Bros.’ home entertainment unit. Warner Bros. expressed,
“Beyond his business successes, those of you who have had the pleasure of working with Kevin know of his integrity, his good nature, his clear and understated management style, and his unabashed love of compelling storytelling. His dedication to the company, and his industry expertise have also earned him the respect and admiration of people across Time Warner and throughout the larger business community.”
We are excited to see what he has in store for us.
The 10th Annual Asian Pacific Filmmakers Experience in Park City was held on January 22nd, 2013. The event is a reception which recognizes and celebrates all the Asian Pacific filmmakers with works in this year’s Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals.
Continue reading to see a list of all the celebrated filmmakers. Continue Reading »
The A3 Foundation (Asian American Artists Foundation) is one that provides resources to Asian American artists in an effort to aid their success in the Entertainment Industry. The project was founded in 2012 by three Facebook veterans Philip Fung, Julia Lam and Franklyn Chien. Upon realizing that they didn’t grow up with many Asian role models in the media, they decided to put their efforts into fostering the talents of young Asian Americans. Their Fellows program grants $10,000-$20,000 in funding and provides mentorship from established artists.
Now, the A3 foundation has partnered with the Sundance Institute to create an A3 Sundance Fellowship which sponsors a fellow in their Director or Screenwriting Lab Programs. A3 Sundance Fellows have to be passionate about telling stories centered around the Asian-American experience in the media. The Fellowship was announced on January 21st, 2013 at the Sundance Film Festival. This is truly a step for the Asian American community as its the very first Asian American fellowship established at Sundance.
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Kero One, a Korean-American rapper, producer and DJ from San Francisco, has been gaining more and more praise throughout the years. He has worked with and been endorsed by artists all over the world from Will.I.am. to Epik High. Now, he has made history. After hearing Kero One’s song ”What Am I Suppose To Do?”, the legendary Stevie Wonder asked the rapper to perform at his Benefit Concert on Dec 15th, 2012.
Watch this behind-the scenes video documenting Kero One’s experience:
Also, check out his latest music video (“R.I.P.”) that premiered earlier this week:
Featuring Hello Kitty engaging in some of her favorite hobbies – the Hello Kitty toys will be available in McDonalds’ Happy Meals starting tomorrow (January 25th).
Project Runway is back for Season 11 tonight! Catch Thai contestant Tu Suthiwat Nakchat as he dukes it out with the other designers.
There’s one catch for this new season, however – every challenge is a team challenge, meaning all designers will compete in groups from beginning to end. One Project Runway winner will still be crowned.
Korean actor Lee Byung-hun and French Cambodian actress Elodie Yung both star as Storm Shadow and Jinx respectively in the upcoming G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation. Check them make look kicking ass so easy in this preview clip (the four minute version will be shown before Hansel and Gretel this Friday).
G.I. Joe 2 will be released in theaters on March 29, 2013 and is directed by Jon M. Chu.