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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

news anchor, KABC-TV
David has been an anchor on ABC7 Eyewitness news since 1996. He currently anchors three evening shows, including the top rated show in all of Los Angeles on any channel and time slot, Eyewitness News at 6. In addition to David's anchor duties, he is their special projects reporter... 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... Read More →
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Freida Mock

Director
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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

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