Announcing the 2023 AAPI Media Creatives Fellow

09 Apr, 2023

Announcing the 2023 AAPI Media Creatives Fellow

Congratulations to Minh Anh Van, BCNM's inaugural AAPI Media Creatives Fellow!

Through our AAPI Media Creatives Fellowship, BCNM aims to transform both how entertainment careers are viewed by AAPI students, and how AAPI are viewed within the entertainment industry. Minh Anh will receive a summer stipend of $1,500 plus mentorship from industry professionals. The funding will help her pursue her creative passions in media and entertainment over the summer. She will also receive valuable mentorship from industry leaders Jason Lin (Producer, Story Arch Pictures), Lacy Lew Nguyen Wright (Executive Director, Hillman Grad Foundation), and Laura Reddy (Manager, Range Media Partners). The fellowship seeks to build a network of AAPI Cal alumni in leadership positions in media who, by developing narratives that feature AAPI and encouraging greater diversity at all levels within studios and agencies, will fundamentally change the ecosystem of cultural production to be more reflective of the AAPI community at large.

Minh Anh Van is a senior at UC Berkeley studying in Film and Media. Throughout her time at Cal, she has made several short films as well as produced and directed two high-budget theatrical productions about the immigrant experience and Vietnamese identity. Minh Anh is passionate about uplifting historically marginalized and underrepresented voices in films, TV shows, and other forms of arts and entertainment. This summer, she will be interning at several Hollywood agencies.