Daniel Henney on Breaking Down Doors (Literally) in ‘Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’

by Jean Ho Actor Daniel Henney has played a mutant villain with lethal sniper skills (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine“), a doctor—more than once (“Three Rivers” and “My Lovely Sam Soon“)—and was the voice behind Tadashi Hamada, creator of the inflatable robot Baymax in the Academy Award-winning animated film “Big Hero 6.” As a model, he’s lent […]

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“Tyrus” Shines Light on Chinese American Artist Behind Bambi

by Grace Hwang Lynch The watery backgrounds of Disney’s Bambi are uncharacteristically modern for animation of its time. Images are evocative and spare. Art aficionados might even compare the impressionistic landscapes of Bambi to Sung Dynasty Chinese paintings. The iconic look of the Disney classic animated film would not have been possible without Chinese American […]

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Justin Lin’s INTERPRETATIONS competition aims to find next generation of Asian American filmmakers

Launched by the Asian American website YOMYOMF (short for YouOffendMeYouOffendMyFamily.com) in 2010, the short film initiative INTERPRETATIONS returns this year for its second edition. According to Interpretationsfilm.com: Interpretations is a way of encouraging aspiring filmmakers to develop their own original and unique voice.  All participants will “interpret” a four line script, and can produce and […]

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CAAMFest 2016 will screen Asian and Asian American films from March 10-20

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) in San Francisco will host an 11-day celebration of film, music, food, and digital media, kicking off with an opening night screening of the documentary “Tyrus,” about of 105 year ­old pioneering Chinese American artist Tyrus Wong, best known for the conceptual artwork that gave Walt Disney’s “Bambi” its […]

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The Sanjay Behind The Oscar-Nominated Animated Short ‘Sanjay’s Super Team’

By Neelanjana Banerjee For desi or South Asian American kids, religion and culture can be a confusing part of one’s identity. I remember being acutely aware of my mother’s prayer room—a repurposed walk-in closet—full of pictures of the Hindu Goddess Kali, who wears a necklace of decapitated heads, infused with smoky incense and freshly churned sandalwood […]

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One to Watch: Brian Tee in ‘Chicago Med’

Earlier this month, the freshman drama “Chicago Med” got renewed for a second season. This is the second successful spin-off of the “Chicago Fire” series, after “Chicago P.D.” “Chicago Med” follows the lives of doctor and nurses of the Gaffney Chicago Medical Center. In it, actor Brian Tee plays Dr. Ethan Choi, an emergency room resident […]

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Nahnatchka Khan on ‘Fresh Off the Boat’s’ Chinese New Year Episode, and What’s Coming Up Next for the Sitcom

On Tuesday, February 4, “Fresh Off the Boat” had an episode devoted to Chinese New Year, a first for network television. The Huang family, who usually celebrate with their Washington, D.C., relatives in Chinatown, are stranded in Orlando, and they must find other ways of celebrating the holiday. Unfortunately, no one in their neighborhood even knows […]

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Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson Talks ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ and How She Relates to Her Panda Protagonist

by Momo Chang Growing up as the youngest in a household with two older sisters, Jennifer Yuh Nelson has always drawn and doodled. Both of her sisters became animators, and Yuh Nelson followed in their footsteps. Her parents, Korean-American immigrants, have always been supportive of their choices. Yuh Nelson became the first woman to direct […]

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Star Screen Awards 2016 Will Air on Star Plus this Sunday!

by Ritu Mediratta The season of award functions has begun, and we can’t get enough of it! The Star Screen Awards, one of the major events in Bollywood, will be hosted by Kapil Sharma and Karan Johar and will feature a star-studded roster of hosts, special guests and musical performances. The 22nd Annual Star Screen Awards honors […]

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