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Hollywood Internships for AAPI Students

Special Events
13 Feb, 2023

Hollywood Internships for AAPI Students

While the AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) community has helped build America and contributed to culture around the world, until very recently mainstream storytelling from Hollywood has not reflected these contributions or included narratives of the diaspora. We want to change this and create a pipeline of creatives from Cal to Hollywood through our newly launched AAPI Media Creatives fellowships.

Join AAPI industry leaders Jason Lin (Producer, Story Arch Pictures), Lacy Lew Nguyen Wright (Executive Director, Hillman Grad Productions), and Laura Reddy (Manager, Range Media Partners) for a conversation on what it means to make your way in Hollywood as an AAPI creative.

We’ll be discussing how to secure a summer internship in the media industry, how you can make the most of your internship, and how to leverage the experience to build a career in entertainment.

Register for Zoom link here!

About the Speakers

Jason Lin

Jason Lin is a film producer and creative entrepreneur with representative films and producer credits including: A Dog’s Journey, Green Book, A Dog's Purpose, Peppa Celebrates Chinese New Year, The Forbidden Kingdom, Ocean Heaven, and Jet Li’s Fearless. He has worked at companies including Alibaba Pictures, Jet Li Production Studio, The Walt Disney Company, UTA, and Morgan Stanley. He created a premium apparel line called Wuji with Jet Li and Adidas that launched in China in 2009 infusing Adidas apparel with martial arts culture. Wuji is now available in 10 countries in Asia.

Jason started Story Arch Pictures in 2019 to develop and produce mainstream, cross-cultural, and socially-relevant film and TV series aimed at a global audience inclusive of perspectives from the Asian diaspora. Projects are focused on the action genre and also include great stories across all film genres. Currently he is working with Jet Li on a travel documentary series exploring how cultures around the world discuss mind and body as well as building a business vertical around global martial arts culture.

Lacy Lew Nguyen Wright

Lacy is the Executive Director of the Hillman Grad Foundation, overseeing its Mentorship Lab and Rising Voices initiative with Indeed. Lacy previously served as the Associate Director of BLD PWR, an initiative founded by actor and activist Kendrick Sampson to mobilize the entertainment industry in support of grassroots organizations. Additionally, she’s an alum of the Creative Artists Agency Foundation and the Randall Woodfin for Birmingham Mayor, Jon Ossoff for Senate, Joe Biden for President, and Kamala Harris for the People. She is currently a board member of Covenant House California’s Advisory Committee, RAINN Speakers Bureau, InsideOUT Writers junior board, GoFundMe’s AAPI Community Fund, and board chair of The Objective.

Laura Reddy

Laura Reddy is a Laura's clients include: Amandla Stenberg, Kiersey Clemons, Greta Lee, Alexander Abdallah, Owen Thiele, Agnez Mo, Niki Byrne, Fariha Roisin and others

Reddy produced for ABC News Nightline and ABC’s documentary unit, Lincoln Square Productions. Some of her producing projects include Back To The Beginning With Christiane Amanpour, Cosby: The Women Speak for A&E, and Let It Fall directed by John Ridley. Prior to joining Range, Reddy was at UTA for four years, in Asian Business Development and in the Talent Department.

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