Moving on from the Aloha and Allison Ng (aka Emma Stone) flop, audiences can now look forward to the upcoming white-washed cast of The Martian directed by Ridley Scott. Though Asian American talent getting overlooked for non-white roles is nothing new, these recent incidents show once again that AAPI talent still isn’t the obvious go-to– even for Asian roles.
However, not all hope is lost. Despite whatever mistakes Hollywood makes, television seems to be faring slightly better. Next season, audiences can look forward to seeing quite a few new AAPI faces on the TV screen, including some returning favorites. Here are five upcoming (and returning) AAPI actors that I’m looking forward to the most. Continue reading “Top 5 Upcoming, Returning Asians Playing Asian Roles”
After crowd-funding over $300,000 and 3 months of intense pre-production planning, Wong Fu has finally announced the start of their principal photography and revealed the principal cast for their first feature film.
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Named a must-read by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Guardian, Kevin Kwan’s 2013 debut novel about a group of Singaporean elite, Crazy Rich Asians, is set to be adapted onto the big screen.
Continue reading “Hollywood’s Dream Cast for ‘Crazy Rich Asians’”
After some fierce negotiations, ABC has finally closed a deal with 20th Century Fox TV and picked up the single-camera comedy Fresh Off the Boat. This is a big day for the Asian American entertainment world since the last AA family comedy to air on network prime-time TV was Margaret Cho‘s All American Girl, which aired 20 years ago and got cancelled after only 19 episodes.
Continue reading “ABC Orders ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ to Series”
To commemorate this year’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) has partnered with Verizon to launch the #IAm Campaign, which showcases inspirational stories of various influential Asian American actors, musicians, and role models in entertainment and media. Continue reading “CAPE Launches #IAm Campaign For APA Heritage Month”