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The fast-growing number of politicians of Asian/Asian Pacific American descent are being elected to properly represent and understand the needs of their respective communities. Click are the "links" to discover more information on these talented trailblazers.

  • HENRY AHN - Senior Vice-President at NBC Universal Cable whose responsibilities include securing the distribution of NBC Universal's cable networks: Bravo, Bravo HD+, CNBC, MSNBC, CNBC World, ShopNBC, USA, Sci-Fi, Trio, Telemundo & mun2
  • LEO CHU - this Stanford University graduate and producer/screenwriter of animation/television projects was the recipient of the Image Award for Artistic Achievement from the Organization of Chinese Americans and featured as one of Entertainment Weekly's Top 10 Most Influential Minorities in Entertainment. He is currently an Executive Producer for the MTV Networks and the Executive in Charge of Manly Animation for Spike TV. His upcoming projects include Howard Stern: The High School Years and Afro Samuraiwith Samuel Jackson. Most recently, Leo was the Vice President of Creative Affairs for Walt Disney Feature Animation. He was the first Asian American in a leadership role at the studio and was responsible for developing and creative producing such animated films as Finding Nemo, Spirited Away, Mulan, Lilo & Stitch, Toy Story, Tarzan, Brother Bear, Dinosaur, Monster Inc., and A Day with Wilbur Robinson. His live-action films include Angels in the Outfield and The Jungle Book
  • CAROL ENG - Senior VP of Programming & Development at MTV2. 17 year veteran was previously was the Senior VP of Original Programming at MTV
  • FRITZ FRIEDMAN - Senior Vice-President of worldwide publicity for Columbia TriStar Home Video
  • STEVE HARRELL - Avex Records of Japan / A&R person looks for new bands and acts. Since they are a major independent company they don't have any brother or sister companies to listen/depend on. .
  • PATRICIA KAO - V.P. of Planning for House of Blues
  • ERIC KIM - V.P. of Current Programs at UPN
  • JULIE KIM - Independent Casting Director
  • DANNY KWOK - He heads Quiksilver Entertainment (division of Quiksilver, Inc., a designer of sports clothing and accessories) to sell its action sports lifestyle expertise to television producers and networks and to produce TV programming, movies, events, music, publishing and corporate partnerships targeted at the youth market.
  • CHRISTY KWON KREISBERG - VP of original programming/series at Turner's TBS
  • STEVEN KUO - SVP/Digital Media and Technology for Fox Television whose responsibilities is to develop business opportunities for Fox involving emerging digital distribution platforms like video on demand, digital video recorders and Internet Protocol-based media, while likewise identifying digital content generation, content protection and similar production-related opportunities.
  • CHRIS LEE - He was the first person to break the color line and run a Hollywood studio. As head of production, he was responsible for the acquisition, development, and production of Sony Pictures/Tri-Star/Columbia's projects such as As Good As It Gets, Jerry Maguire, Philadelphia, My Best Friend's Wedding, Starship Troopers, The Mirror Has Two Faces, Legends of the Fall, the Fisher King and The Big Hit. Chris Lee became founder of Chris Lee Productions Inc. and formed Supermega Entertainment with partner Joseph Kahn, a media content and management company involved in the production of motion pictures, television programming, internet content, animation, computer gaming, comic books, and writing, director and acting clients.
  • ROY LEE - He watches videos of every Asian movie ever made, picks the biggest hits, and then, on behalf of their Asian distributors, sells the "remake rights" of those films to studios here, so that they can be turned into big-budget American spectacles. Lee got into this work in 2001, after seeing a Japanese horror film called "Ringu," about a videotape that kills everyone who watches it. With Lee serving as an intermediary, DreamWorks bought the remake rights from the Japanese for a million dollars, and "The Ring" went on to become a surprise hit last fall, earning more than a hundred and twenty-nine million dollars domestically. Although Lee doesn't speak Japanese, Chinese, or Korean, in the past two years he has helped American studios option the remake rights to an additional seventeen Asian movies.
  • HARRY LIN - ABC.Com's VP of Content
  • BESSIE LOO - Super Agent who represented the vast majority of APA actors during her reign
  • STEVEN MAEDA - Writer/producer is co-exec prod of ABC's Lost for 2005 that calls for Maeda to develop original projects for the studio.
  • GHEN MAYNARD - Oversee Reality And Unscripted Programming Operations For The CBS Television Network And Assume Newly Created Post Overseeing Alternative Programming For The CW And CBS Paramount Network Television, As Well As Entertainment Content For Wireless, Online And Other Emerging Platforms
  • BOB MOON - Chairman of MGM MIRAGE Marketing, is responsible for the coordination of the International and National Marketing.
  • LAUREN ONG - she is the President of the National Geographic Channel starting on April 17, 2000. In almost five years, the Channel has grown at a record settingpace from 10 million to 56 million subscribers. In recognition of her career and success with NGC, inNovember 2005, Ong was recognized as the "Woman of the Year" by WICT, Women in Cable andTelecommunications. Prior to becoming President of NGC, Ong served for two years as Vice President and General Manager of WTTG in Washington, D.C., one of Fox's largest and most successful televisionstations. Ong was the first, and possibly only, Asian-American woman to lead a top ten market affiliate.
  • QUANG PHUNG - Head of Comedy at 20th Century Fox
  • CHRIS SANAGUSTIN - Senior Vice-President of Current Programming, Executive Vice-President of Current Programming and Prime-Time Scheduling at WB Television Network where she will oversee their comedies.
  • RICHARD SAKAI - (executive producer) began his long association with James L. Brooks at John Charles Walters Productions in 1977 when he was hired as a gofer and eventually produced/directed episodes of Taxi. In 1984 and after producing the fifth year of the TV series Taxi, joined Brooks' Gracie Films as president that resulted in working with projects such as Tracey Ullman Show, Broadcast News, The Simpsons, Jerry Maguire, As Good As It Gets, War of the Roses, Big and others. I'll Do Anything, Bottle Rocket and Brooks' forthcoming Old Friends. Sakai's association with Cameron Crowe began in 1984, when Crowe started writing the screenplay and subsequently directed Say Anything. After many fishing trips to Cabo San Lucas where Crowe caught a marlin, and the formation of the Richard Sakai Fellowship which had a minor association with Crowe's Singles, they joined together to work on another film which turned out to be Jerry Maguire.
  • SCOTT SASSA - Former NBC Executive. He was CEO at Friendster till 2005 and worked at Kleiner Perkins.
  • DIANA SON - Prominent playwright (Stop Kiss, Satellites, Fishes, R.A.W., etc.) is a supervising producer and writer on the TV series "Law & Order: Criminal Intent for NBC's Law & Order: Criminal Intent
  • GERRI WANG - ABC's Senior Vice President, Primetime Sales
  • MAGGIE WONG - BBC Worldwide named Maggie Wong as its Senior Publishing and Licensing Manager/Asia. She takes the place of Freda Chan, who has been relocated to the U.S. Maggie, based in Hong Kong, will manage DVD and licensing in the North and South East Asian territories. She wAS recently with a publishing manager at The Walt Disney Company (Asia Pacific).
  • GRACE WU - Casting director for NBC Productions. She was in charge of the casting of Friends, 3rd Rock, Just Shoot Me, Caroline In The City and others.
  • TEDDY ZEE - Executive Producer who has put together projects such as Will Smith's Hitch and Saving Face in 2005. Until April 2005, was the president of Overbrook Entertainment, Mr. Smith's production company. Before joining Overbrook, Mr. Zee was a longtime executive at Sony Pictures. He'd grown up in cultural isolation in the Catskills - his Shanghai-born father was a salad chef at Grossinger's; his mother had traditionally bound feet and didn't speak English. After 20 years in Hollywood Zee is his own boss. With his Asian contacts and the creds to get projects like West 32nd Street funded under your own shingle with investors (Teddy Zee's Ironpond partners are Peter Shiao and Yantan Shi, General Manager of the Shaolin Temple.) about to bankroll some serious new Beverly Hills offices and the credit line to greenlight your own movie deals.



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