Here are the Interpretations Top 15 and the Final Jury

by Anderson Le It has been decided and we can now make it official! The Hollywood Reporter just announced the Top 15, as well as the final jury, headed by Justin Lin. Here is the Top 15 Semi-Finalists of the 2016 Interpretations Short Film Initiative: DADDY DAY directed by Faroukh Virani HIT OR MISS directed […]

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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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20 Notable Asian American Entertainers of 2014

By Dino-Ray Ramos From Emmy award-winning directors to iconic actors to unconventional game show champions, 2014 was a good year for Asian Americans in entertainment. Each year, the APA community take strides in getting into the spotlight for great work. Over the years, we’ve seen trailblazers like Pat Morita and Margaret Cho kick down doors […]

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John Cho Reflects on His Career

Actor John Cho is the male lead in the new ABC sitcom “Selfie,” a modern take on the “Pygmalion”/”My Fair Lady” story. Cho plays Henry Higgins, a marketing guru who is convinced by a self-absorbed Eliza Dooley (played by Karen Gillan) to remake and rebrand her.

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‘Shopping for Fangs:’ A Conversation With Quentin Lee

This month Cinema Asian America offers the long-unavailable, pioneering first feature film co-directed by Lee and Justin Lin (“Fast and Furious,” “Better Luck Tomorrow“), “Shopping For Fangs”. Originally released in 1997, the genre-bending “Fangs” has become a cult hit, ushered in a new generation of independent Asian American filmmaking and launched the career of John […]

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