by Cynthia Brothers and Vu-Bang Nguyen When “Better Luck Tomorrow” stormed through the film festival circuit in 2002, a new generation of Asian American actors, including Sung Kang, were introduced to Hollywood. The fact that they all arrived at once, in one generation-defining film, made the impact even greater. Looking back 14 years ago, one […]
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 […]
Justin Lin has become a legend in the Asian American entertainment community ever since he maxed out 10 credit cards, sold his car, and put his life savings on the line in order to produce his debut feature film, “Better Luck Tomorrow.” Lin’s 2002 film was not only bought by MTV Films after premiering at […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
March means spring, hoops and most importantly, film! CAAMFest – aka the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival – the nation’s largest showcase of new Asian American and Asian films runs from March 13-23 and will provide a preview of the many films and stars we’ll be hearing more from in the coming months.
March means spring, hoops and most importantly, film! CAAMFest –aka the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival – the nation’s largest showcase of new Asian American and Asian films runs from March 13-23 and will provide a preview of the many films and stars we’ll be hearing more from in the coming months.
“Fast and Furious 6” director Justin Lin, who recently announced he will not return to helm the next installment of the franchise, has acquired the film rights for David Henry Hwang’s acclaimed Broadway production, “Chinglish.”
September marks the highly anticipated premiere of the Hawaii-set romantic comedy “4 Wedding Planners”, the latest film from director Michael Kang (“The Motel,” “West 32nd”).