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Saturday, August 13 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch Plenary: #OscarsSoWhite and Whitewashing in Hollywood

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When the #OscarsSoWhite controversy blew up, the conversation largely was around black and white racial lines. Where was the AAPI voice? And where are the AAPIs in Hollywood? A panel of AAPI influences will discuss whitewashing in Hollywood and what we can do about it as a community.

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David Ono

Anchor, ABC7 Eyewitness News
David Ono is the anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News at 4pm and 6pm, the top rated newscasts in all of Los Angeles. He also anchors Eyewitness News on KDOC-TV at 7pm. | | David joined ABC7 in 1996 and during that time has witnessed history worldwide, covering Hurricane Katrina, Haiti's earthquake and Japan's tsunami. He traveled across Europe and Asia chronicling brave acts of the Nisei soldier from World War II. ... Read More →

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Melvin Mar

Executive Producer, ABC's “Fresh Off the Boat“
Melvin Mar is originally from Los Angeles, and comes from a long line of immigrants from China via Hong Kong. His great grandfather initially settled in Bakersfield, California, and as more of the Mar family immigrated as “paper sons” over the next 100 years, they expanded into  Chinatown in downtown Los Angeles before permanently planting roots in the San Gabriel Valley’s Montebello, California. His... Read More →
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Freida Mock

Freida Mock is the director of the Oscar®-winning and DGA Award-nominated Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, about the designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Her other Oscar®-nominated films include Rose Kennedy, a Life to Remember; SING! and Never Give Up.  She was the first Governor elected to the Documentary Branch of AMPAS and served as Chair, as well as Co-chair of the DGA Documentary Awards. Her recent films include Wrestling... Read More →
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Janet Yang

Managing Director of Creative Content and Production, Tang Media Partners
Janet Yang is a prominent Hollywood producer with deep roots in China. She recently joined Tang Media Partners (TMP) as a Managing Director in charge of content and production. TMP is backed by China mega-companies Tencent, Huayi Bros, China Media Capital and Sequoia Capital, and provides | | Yang the ideal platform to continue her groundbreaking producing efforts in bringing together East and West, as well as known and emerging talent... Read More →
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William Yu

Digital Strategist, #StarringJohnCho
William Yu is a digital strategist who launched #StarringJohnCho, a viral social movement that literally shows you what it would look like if today's Hollywood blockbusters cast an Asian-American actor - specifically, John Cho - as their leading man. The project has garnered over 1 billion impressions worldwide and continues the conversation of Asian-American representation in film.  | | Yu and his work have been featured in The New... Read More →

Saturday August 13, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pompeian I & II

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