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C100 Asian American Career Ceiling Webcast: The Movie Industry (September 22, 2020)

About this Event

Dear Friends,

We are pleased to share with you the ninth Committee of 100 (“C100”) Asian American Career Ceilings Initiative webcast that will be a fireside chat on the topic of “Asian American Career Ceilings in the Movie Industry” featuring Janet Yang, one of the leading Chinese American movie producers and a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner. She will share her perspective on the challenges and opportunities for Asian Americans in the movie industry as well as her own personal history.

Peter Young, Chair of the C100 Asian American Career Ceiling Initiative and a C100 Member, will be the moderator. At the end of the fireside chat, there will be a Q&A session during which members of the audience may ask questions. The webcast will be held on September 22, 2020, 8-9 pm Eastern Time / 7-8 pm Central Time / 5-6 pm Pacific Time. There is no fee for the webcast.

We hope you will join us. Thank you!

Best regards,

Committee of 100

Committee of 100

Asian American Career Ceilings Initiative

September 22, 2020 Webcast

▦ Topic: “Asian American Career Ceilings in the Movie Industry

▦ Speaker: Janet Yang, Pioneering and Leading Producer

▦ Moderator: Peter Young, C100 Member and CEO of Young & Partners

▦ Time: 8pm to 9 pm ET, September 22, 2020

This webinar will be the ninth in a series of events convened by the Committee of 100 that examine the challenges facing Chinese Americans and other Asian Americans with regard to barriers to advancement in a wide variety of professions in the U.S. The goal of this initiative is to contribute to the already significant efforts of organizations and individuals who have been tackling this issue.

This event will be a fireside chat interview of one of the leading and pioneering Chinese/Asian American movie producers in the U.S. A Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning Hollywood producer with deep roots in China. Janet Yang is a member of the Board of Governors of the Motion Picture Academy and a Board Officer, chairing the Membership and Governance Committee. She has worked with some of the most formidable directors and actors in the world. She came to prominence through her collaboration with Steven Spielberg on “Empire of the Sun”(Warner Bros). That was followed by a long partnership with multiple Academy Award-winner Oliver Stone—where she served as Executive Producer on the iconic “The Joy Luck Club” (Disney), and as a Producer on the Golden Globe-winning “The People vs. Larry Flynt” (Columbia Pictures). She will share her perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for Asian Americans in theater historically and today as well as her own personal history.

The fireside chat will be conducted by Peter Young, Committee of 100 member and Chair of the Committee of 100 Asian American Career Ceiling Initiative.

The webinar will be one hour long. The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions during the last ten minutes of the webinar.

▦ Speaker:

Janet Yang

Committee of 100 Member

A Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning Hollywood producer with deep roots in China, Yang is a member of the Board of Governors of the Motion Picture Academy, as well as a Board Officer Chairing the Membership and Governance Committee.

Yang has worked with some of the most formidable directors and actors in the world. She came to prominence through her collaboration with Steven Spielberg on “Empire of the Sun” (Warner Bros). That was followed by a long partnership with multiple Academy Award-winner Oliver Stone—where she served as Executive Producer on the iconic “The Joy Luck Club” (Disney), and as a Producer on the Golden Globe-winning “The People vs. Larry Flynt” (Columbia Pictures).

She just wrapped production on an animated feature based on her original story inspired by the Chinese moon goddess Chang’E. Iconic animator Glen Keane directs the movie for Netflix and Pearl Studios.

Among her many other credits are: the Sundance award-winning Dark Matter with Meryl Streep; The Weight of Water (Lions Gate) directed by Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow with Sean Penn; Fox’s “High Crimes” with Morgan Freeman; a Chinese adaptation of the acclaimed Disney franchise “High School Musical”; and cult favorites “Zero Effect”, by Jake Kasdan, and “Shanghai Calling” with China Film Group.

Yang has been named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Hollywood” by the Hollywood Reporter.

Yang began her career by running the first distribution company to market Chinese films into North America. She also brokered the reintroduction of American cinema to the Chinese marketplace on behalf of several studios after a decades-long hiatus.

Committed to fostering global understanding, Yang has been a long-standing member of the Committee of 100, an organization of the most prominent Chinese-Americans; an advisory board member of Asia Society Southern California where she also chairs its highly regarded US-ASIA ENTERTAINMENT SUMMIT; and co-founder Gold House, the non-profit collective of influential Asian cultural leaders.

Yang has been featured in The New York Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Bloomberg, Variety, South China Morning Post, Harper’s Bazaar, as well as on numerous television and radio shows across the US and Asia such as NPR, CCTV and Beijing TV. She is frequently asked to consult on projects and sought after for public speaking engagements.

Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Yang holds a B.A. from Brown University in Chinese studies and an M.B.A. from Columbia University. She has also been appointed a Presidential Fellowship at Loyola Marymount University.

▦ Moderator and Chair of the C100 Asian American Career Ceiling Initiative:

Peter Young

CEO and President of Young & Partners

Committee of 100 Member

Peter Young is CEO and President of Young & Partners, a boutique investment banking firm focused on the life science and chemical industries. He manages the firm and is actively involved in client transactions and financings. Under his leadership, Young & Partners has established and maintained its position as a highly regarded firm serving the corporate strategy, M&A, restructuring and financing needs of clients worldwide. He was previously head of industry groups at Salomon Brothers, Schroders and Lehman Brothers, a senior private equity executive with J.H. Whitney & Co. and a senior member of Bain & Co., the corporate strategy firm.

Mr. Young received a BA in Economics from Yale, an MS in Accounting from NYU, and an MBA from Harvard Business School where he graduated with highest honors as a Baker Scholar. He is a CPA and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He serves on a number of boards of directors, both corporate and non-profit and is President and board member of Société de Chimie Industrielle, a leading life science and chemical industry non-profit organization.

The Committee of 100

The Committee of 100 (C100) is a non-profit, non-partisan leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, and the arts founded 31 years ago.

The Committee’s purpose is to provide leadership and act as a constructive force in the dual mission of:

• Promoting the full participation of all Chinese Americans in American society and acting as a public policy resource for the Chinese-American community;

• Advancing constructive dialogue and relationships between the peoples and leaders of the United States and Greater China.

To learn more about the organization, please go to https://www.committee100.org. You can reach the headquarters office at 212-371-6565.

COMMITTEE OF 100 | Ensuring Full Inclusion in America, Advancing U.S.-China Relations

257 Park Ave. South, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10010

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Asia Society Announces 2020 Asia Game Changers

Champions responding to COVID-19 and racially-motivated violence to be honored at a virtual event on October 22, 2020, 8-9:30pm ET

2020 Asia Game Changer Awards

NEW YORK, September 14, 2020 — Asia Society today announced its 2020 Asia Game Changers, a half dozen champions chosen for their responses to the year’s twin traumas of COVID-19 and racially-motivated violence. In partnership with Citi, Asia Society annually honors game-changing leaders from a broad geographic range and varied backgrounds; this year’s honorees have saved lives, changed lives, and lifted spirits all across the globe.

“In this time of profound global challenge, our 2020 Game Changers shine a beacon of love and courage across our divided globe,” said Asia Society President and CEO Josette Sheeran. “They have met the moment, and they have inspired the world. We are honored to bring them to our signature global event.”

The 2020 Asia Game Changers are:

  • Entertainment impresario Miky Lee, for her history-making sweep at the Academy Awards (Parasite), for shining a light on economic inequality, and for boosting the profile of Asians on screen;
  • Naomi Osaka, Japanese-Haitian tennis champion, for using her global platform to stand against racism in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, and for the courage to tackle racism in Japan and beyond;
  • Global superstars BTS, for transforming Korean culture, for their bold commitment to solidarity, and for using their global platform to inspire millions to give to Black Lives Matter;
  • Joe and Clara Tsai, for their bridge-building — even life-saving — philanthropy on both sides of the Pacific, in the wake of the pandemic;
  • Vikas Khanna, the Michelin-starred chef, for mounting a massive campaign during the pandemic to feed tens of millions of people in his native India;
  • and Yo-Yo Ma, for a life’s work in music, for building bridges between Asia and the U.S., and for launching the #songsofcomfort initiative during the pandemic.

The evening will also feature a special message from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a performance from Yo-Yo Ma, and a special moment to honor frontline health care workers in the U.S. and Asia.

Now in its seventh year and made possible with support from founding partner Citi, the Asia Game Changer Awards Dinner and Celebration will be a global and virtual gathering, anchored from Asia Society headquarters in New York, with Game Changers and presenters joining from all across the globe — Los Angeles and Seoul, Boston and Melbourne, Mumbai and Hong Kong, and more. The event will be held on October 22, 2020, and run from 8—9:30 p.m. ET. Asia Society partners and colleagues in Asia will join live on what for them will be the morning of October 23. Asia Society Hong Kong will mark its 30th anniversary with a special Game Changers breakfast, timed in conjunction with the Game Changer Awards celebration.

Details about year’s honorees, the 2020 Asia Game Changer Awards, and event registration information is available here. For press inquiries, please email pr@asiasociety.org.

The Asia Game Changer Awards, established by Asia Society in 2014 with founding partner Citi, are designed to fill a vital gap in recognition and celebration of those making a positive contribution to the future of Asia and the world. Former Asia Game Changers include Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, internet entrepreneur Jack Ma, actor and activist Dev Patel, the Kung Fu Nuns of Nepal and India, His Highness the Aga Khan, and other inspirational figures spanning the realms of policy, business, science, arts and culture, education, and technology.

About Asia Society

Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, Asia Society is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works to address a range of challenges facing Asia and the rest of the world. Asia Society has cultural centers and public buildings in New York, Hong Kong, and Houston, and offices in Los Angeles, Manila, Melbourne, Mumbai, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo, Washington, D.C., and Zurich. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, Asia Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration between Asia and the world.

About Citi

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Citi is the founding partner of Asia Society’s Asia Game Changer Awards.

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