WHO IS US ASIANS
He is the founder of US
Asians, an online portal that documents the history and current
events within the Asian Pacific American communities.
entertainment experience spans over a decade and includes music performing,
producing and arranging, film production, and event coordination.
graduate of UC Irvine, he has produced events at or for MGM Grand Arena,
Hollywood Park Race Track (Jenny/Alex To), Star East/Alan Tam/Jackie
Chan, and has film industry business experience in the following areas:
negative pickups (Columbia/Tri-Star, Cannon Group), strategic planning
(Disney, MGM/Cannon), movie insurance/presales (MGM/Cannon), and film/script/budget
development (Cannon Group/Sony Pictures).
experience has also seen him work on music projects for Don Was, Brian
Wilson, Paul Jackson Jr., Sam Phillips, Pediatric Aids Project, Tower
of Power horn section, members of Toto, Rob Wasserman, as well as participating
in televised events (Blockbuster Awards, Grammys).
has helped cast independent films, needle drops (ABC), booked by Super
Agent Bessie Loo, worked for APA's Executive Vice-President Danny Robinson,
participated in various theater productions (i.e. Flower Drum Song,
King & I, South Pacific, My Pal Joey, etc.) and acted with such
notables as James Shigeta, Hermes Pan, Celeste Holm, Bobby Van, Peter
Finch, Liv Ullman, George Kennedy, Olivia Hussey, Sally Kellerman and
Keiko Agena (Gilmore Girls).
as the central Internet location in providing accurate imagery in films,
politics, artists, music,
business, events and the history
of the Asian Pacific American / US Asians communities.
an accurate understanding how a communities' past dictates past stereotypes,
to providing additional insights to where our futures
lie and that decides what actions are taken today.
the dreams, endeavors,
visions, goals and future of the Asian Pacific American communities.
(through our consultation, dialogue, events, panel discussions, etc.)
an effective and accurate means of incorporating the US Asians / Asian
Pacific American communities within the tapestry of the general public.
identify and work with US Asians / Asian Pacific American organizations
that want to participate in actions of providing unity for all our respective
It is an
online media-oriented source of information focusing on factors that
distinguishes and highlights the characteristics of an "Artist"
from the Asian/Asian Pacific American communities.
are descriptions of "factors" that we believe separates an
"Artist" from an "Entertainer."
is our belief that "Artists" are the "Town-Crier"
that shares the stories, struggles, victories, personal insights,
goals, dreams, obstacles, loves, observations and joys of the
Asian/Asian Pacific American communities. It is hoped that with
this information that one can have a closer and more intimate
perspective of a community's past, present and future. This role
describes the differences between the role of an "Artist"
- as oppose to the role "Entertainers" whose main purpose
is to provide an escape (via laughter, sharing of fantasies, song
& dance, theater, etc.).
the community's "town-crier" - one of their main priorities
is to share their personal tales of their respective lives, victories,
obstacles, struggles, relationships, dreams, etc. that are part
of their every day lives. ("No one will know who we are
until we know who we are" ( Malcolm X )
must know one's past to have an accurate perspective(s) of the
various reasons behind the many stories that are being told through
various "Town-Criers." ("As long as we don't
know our history and other's history, there will be no positive
interactions or understanding" (Yuri Kochiyama)
of our communities' artists (past and present) and their works
etc.) are important to affirm their achievements, recognition
of their place in history and to learn from their respective stories.
of the entertainment industry's recognition of Asian/Asian Pacific
American artists is important to recognize the influences they
have upon these communities and the general public.
In addition, they
serve as a "Starting Point" for people to discover
prominent "Role Models" (past and present) that provide
confidence to others to achieve even greater recognition to
future "Artists" as Town-Criers for the next generation.
upcoming "Artists" in the film
communities (among other types of "Artists") is important to support
and nurture these "Town-Criers" to carry on the tradition. |
OF US ASIANS
website is broken into the following categories: 1) Film Section; 2)
Timeline (History) Section; 3) Music Section; 4) Featured Artists &
Community Leaders Section; 4) Resource Section; 5) APA Music Poll (information
on upcoming artists; 6) APA Film Poll (information on upcoming filmmakers);
7) Articles Section and 8) Award-Winning Artist Section. Click HERE
for more information on these categories.
section, the contributing writers listed below have provided additional
and invaluable insights into the intimate issues of the Asian/Asian
Pacific American communities.
Chin is the author of the forthcoming book The Tao of Yao: Insights
from Basketball’s Brightest Big Man.
who is producing the documentary American Lynching: Strange And
Bitter Fruit (www.americanlynching.com)
-- the first feature-length documentary focused on the tragic
and shameful phenomenon of lynching in the United States of America.
UC Berkeley graduate has been involved in Chinese Opera since
2000, doing supporting roles for the Oakland Asian Cultural Center,
Red Bean Cantonese Opera Group, and Tri-Valley Talent Group.
is a graduate of the College of William and Mary in Virginia with
a Government/Pre-Law major whose ambition is to become a civil
Chinese software engineer with a wife and three kids whose profession
is a software engineer after graduating from MIT. He has written
varioius columns for Asian
Week. He filed in1989 a complaint which resulted in revision
of UC admissions policies. His interests are in diversity, politics,
education reform, affirmative action and evolution.
is the founder AsianSportsNet.com
- website dedicated to provide useful, objective, and
updated information to the global readership about Asians in
professional sports in America, and Asians in Asia who have
the potential to enter American professional sports.
is a 4th generation Chinese American who grew up in Hollywood
as a child
performer doing TV
sitcoms, movies, and a nightclub act in Las Vegas during the
New-York based writer was educated at Columbia and New York Universities
while receiving degrees in Playwriting and Dramatic Writing.
Lee's heritage of being 25% Hawaiian, 25% Japanese, 25% Chinese
and 25% mixed (Portuguese, Spanish, Apache, Cherokee, French,
Tahitian, English and Mexican) provided her with an unique perspective
of community within Hawai'i.
Author has spent her her undergraduate studies at Rutgers College,
New Brunswick. She received a BA Journalism in English. She presently
works at Digital Form Ltd. In New York as a project manager. Her
past articles has been seen in School Arts Magazine and Koream
works part-time for New Jersey Animal Rights Alliance and has
worked for many progressive causes, including the environment
This Virginia Tech graduate has spoken at an international conference
at Anhalt University in Bernburg, Germany that included leaders
in the field of virtual reality and design in the world of both
professional and academia.
and Legal Council for East West Players
is a Los Angeles-based contributing writer to the three leading
newspapers in the Philippines, The Philippine Daily Inquirer,
The Philippine Star and Manila Bulletin. He was the executive
editor of the now-defunct Manila Extra, a magazine for Filipino-Americans
distributed in Southern California.
is the founder of Golden Gate Entertainment, Inc.. He has extensive
experience in the entertainment & high technology industries
while having written various screenplays and directed numerous
College student (2003) who is a supporter of Cau Tran
has worked with Spike Lee's Martin Lawarence Show, Fresh Prince
of Bel Air and Coach. He was co-president of the Media Image Coalition
(MIC) and presently he is involved with Move-Producer-Net.
is the former associate editor of Sojourner: The Women's Forum,
a 25-year-old national feminist publication. She writes frequently
on international women's human rights, welfare policy, prison
issues, and Asian and Asian American literature and film.
is a retired history professor who is pursuing an acting career.
One of his books, The Arrogance of Faith: Christianity and Race
in America from the Colonial Era to the Twentieth Century (Knopf),
won the Cleveland Foundation's Anisfield-Wolf Award.
is the pastor of
New Life Christian Fellowship in California's Castro Valley.
He is also an Adjunct Prfessor at Fuller Theological Seminary
in California. He is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary
and the Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley).