20th Century Studio
20th Century Studio
Edwin Chung is Vice President of Comedy Development at 20th Century Television Studios, where he oversees the development of half-hour series for both broadcast and streaming and serves as the executive in charge of the upcoming reimagining of The Wonder Years with Lee Daniels and the Modern Family spinoff, among other projects. He was previously Senior Vice President at Legendary Television, where Chung built and oversaw the studio's current series department, working on such shows as Love and Lost in Space for Netflix, Colony for USA, Carnival Row for Amazon, and Looming Tower for Hulu.
Beginning his career at NBC, Chung worked his way up the ranks at both the studio and network, ultimately serving as SVP, Comedy Programming, and Current Primetime Series, developing The Office and in charge of the creative production of shows like 30 Rock, Friday Night Lights, Community, Chuck, Scrubs, My Name is Earl, Up All Night, and Hannibal. Chung was named one of the top 35 entertainment industry executives under the age of 35 by The Hollywood Reporter. He served in the internship program at Barry Levinson’s company and began his career as a business planner in Touchstone/Walt Disney Pictures’ Development Finance and Planning group. Born and raised outside of Chicago, IL, Chung graduated with honors from Stanford University.
Ted Chung is the Founder and Chairman of Cashmere Agency and drives the company’s business development and creative strategy. Under his direction, the agency designs and executes targeted campaigns to help global brands authentically reach their multicultural millennial consumer.
Since Cashmere’s establishment in 2003, Ted has led the agency to accumulate a diverse client roster including BMW of North America, Jack in the Box, Google, Amazon, Adidas, Lyft, Diageo, Beats by Dre, Disney, Marvel, ABC, Turner Broadcasting, FX, Hulu, Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Netflix, FOX, Snoop Dogg, and more. Cashmere Agency has been recognized as a leading force within the Creative Industry and has been the recipient of multiple awards including the 2019 Cannes, Lions Creative Award, The Clio Awards, AdColor, A100, and was named AdAge’s Multicultural 2019 Agency of the Year.
Ted holds a BA in Business with a specialization in Entertainment Marketing from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a guest speaker at Harvard University, Babson School of Business, and the Directors Guild of America Music for Film & TV Conference.
Ted has been featured in Fast Company, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, AdWeek, Billboard, and VICE as an expert on multicultural lifestyle and culture marketing. An industry veteran and serial entrepreneur, Ted Chung has received accolades across the industry including The Entertainment Mogul Award by Character Media and an ADCOLOR Rockstar Award nominee, a prestigious accord that recognizes the top leaders and visionaries within the industry.
Ted is an avid traveler and enjoys collecting unique items, including his extensive hip-hop memorabilia like the illustrious “Rap Snacks” collection and rap action figures. He is also the proud owner of the rare Datsun 220z T-Top.
Sandra Kang is a founding partner at Range Media Partners, a fairly new talent management company. Here, as an innovative marketing professional with 20+ years experience, she runs the brand partnership business at the intersection of brand marketing and entertainment culture. Her expertise includes development and execution of integrated marketing programs, which she leads with strategic insight, influencing Social Media, Digital Television, Motion Picture, Music, Fashion, Sports, and CSR across the Hollywood landscape. Her clients both past and present include The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Samsung, Diageo, Burberry, and Dolby.
Jay Kim is currently the Senior Vice President of Finance at Paramount Pictures. He lives in La Canada with his wife and two daughters.
He spent the early years of his life in Seoul. At the age of 7, he moved to Pittsburgh and later New York City, with his parents and younger sister. After earning a BS in Accounting from Binghamton University, Jay headed to the West Coast for his MBA in Finance from Pepperdine University.
With a clear focus on entertainment, Jay served an internship at Disney. The following year, he accepted a full-time offer in the Paramount Pictures television group. After one year, Jay made the shift to motion picture finance, in which he currently works. He oversees the film ultimates for Paramount Pictures’ upcoming slates, current releases, and library titles. Two years ago, Jay additionally began overseeing the company and studio overhead budgets.
He lent his early support to organizations like APEX (Asian Professional Exchange), East West Players, and the San Diego Asian Film Festival. To complement the good fortune in his professional life, Jay has worked with charities like Cystic Fibrosis and Heal the Bay.
He credits his wife, family, and friends for their support. Jay is proud to be a co-founder of KAHL, and he would like to thank the Korean American community for their ongoing interests in culture and the arts.
Senior Vice President
Senior Vice President
Jeniffer Kim is Senior Vice President, International Originals for HBO Max, responsible for leading International content for the streaming platform. In this role, Jeniffer is responsible for commissioning original series and co-productions for the platform in international markets targeted for US and global audiences.
In collaboration with some of the biggest names in international television, Jeniffer and her team have secured top programming for HBO Max, bringing anticipated series to global audiences. Her International Originals slate is comprised of series across genres, formats, and languages.
Among her HBO Max titles include the critically acclaimed original It’s A Sin from screenwriter Russell T. Davies, Spanish limited series Veneno, Israeli series Valley of Tears, the upcoming romantic comedy Starstruck and limited series The Tourist and The Girl Before.
Prior to joining HBO Max, Jeniffer served as SVP of Original Programming for TBS and played an integral role in the evolution of the network. Earning the reputation as a trailblazer, Jeniffer worked on such culturally resonant and critically acclaimed series as Search Party, now on HBO Max, Angie Tribeca, American Dad, and the Emmy®- award-winning Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.
Jeniffer began her career as a comedy coordinator at Touchstone Television (now ABC Studios). A California Bay Area native now living in Los Angeles, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego.
Michael Lee is the Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer of Perfect World Pictures (USA), where he oversees all operational, financial, and commercial matters with respect to Perfect World’s Hollywood-based film and television production ventures. This includes Perfect World’s slate co-financing deal with Universal Pictures (the first multi-year slate deal between a Chinese company and a major U.S. studio).
Prior to joining Perfect World as CFO in 2017, Mr. Lee was the Senior Vice President of Film Finance & Deal Analysis for Village Roadshow Pictures Entertainment and acting CFO for VREG Asia. At VRPE, Mr. Lee managed all quantitative aspects of the greenlight process, including analysis of current market conditions for film in all media, film economics, talent participations, and deal structures. Mr. Lee’s responsibilities also included maintaining the financial lifetime projections for all feature films of the film library across the various revenue streams, analyzing financial and strategic implications of emerging distribution platforms and potential new business initiatives, as well as providing financial analysis for capital market transactions concerning Village Roadshow Pictures. Additionally, as acting CFO of VREG Asia, Mr. Lee also oversaw all financial matters with respect to Village Roadshow’s Beijing-based subsidiary engaged in Chinese film production and distribution.
Prior to joining Village Roadshow Pictures in 2007, Mr. Lee worked in Business Development/ Strategic Planning for Fox Entertainment Group where he supported new business initiatives across such areas as broadcast, cable, sports, digital/ interactive media, mobile, and video games. Prior to Fox, Mr. Lee was an investment analyst for Banc of America Securities, focusing on mid-cap media & entertainment companies such as Pixar, DreamWorks Animation, Lionsgate, and Marvel. He has also served as an advisor to Nolej Records, an independent music label based in New York, and was a co-founder of Woomera Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing new treatments for small-cell lung and breast cancers.
Multifaceted Korean-American actor & Taekwondo Master Will Yun Lee has taken on James Bond, gone claw-to-claw with The Wolverine, and is currently seen in two major TV series — as series regular “Dr. Alex Park” in ABC’s “The Good Doctor” (Season 3 currently airing Monday nights) and living multiple lives as ‘Takeshi Kovac’s’ on Netflix’s “Altered Carbon” (Season 2 just released on February 27th).
Lee has consistently churned out brilliant work, creating and trailblazing roles for the Asian community in some of the best and most exciting film and TV projects of our time, solidifying himself as a leading man in diverse representation in Hollywood.
On television, Lee can be seen as ‘Takeshi Kovacs’ on Netflix’s original series “Altered Carbon,” opposite Joel Kinnaman (season 1) and Anthony Mackie (season 2). Based on the cyberpunk noir novel of the same name by Richard K. Morgan, the series is set more than 300 years into the future and follows the journey of a prisoner returning to life in a new body, compelled to solve a mind-bending murder in order to obtain his freedom. Viewers this season were shocked to see a surprising duel between Kovacs vs. Kovacs! Takeshi Kovacs, initially debuted by Will Yun Lee in the first season, not only finds himself “resleeved” into an upgraded body (Anthony Mackie) after Joel Kinnaman, but also facing down his original form. Written and produced by AVATAR co-writer Laeta Kalogridis, the show is one of Netflix’s most expensive shows ever (said to cost $6-7 million per episode). Lee also stars as series regular ‘Dr. Alex Park’ on the Golden Globe Award-nominated ABC series “The Good Doctor”. The groundbreaking series follows a young surgeon with autism and Savant syndrome who is recruited into the surgical unit of a prestigious hospital. The series itself is based on the 2013 award-winning South Korean series of the same name, which actor Daniel Dae Kim bought and developed the series for Sony Pictures Television / ABC. Lee’s ‘Dr. Alex Park’ is an ex-cop who decided to become a doctor. With 11.22 million total viewers, the series premiered as the most-watched Monday drama debut on ABC in 21 years. Additionally, with a global audience of 50 million viewers, “The Good Doctor” was named the most-watched drama series in the world at the Monte Carlo TV Festival. Lee previously starred as Taka, one of the leading roles of USA Network’s ongoing series “Falling Water,” directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadilla. The supernatural, drama-mystery centered on three strangers who, after recognizing they were dreaming parts of the same dream, realized that the future of the world lies in their hands. Additional television credits include his role as Sang Min in “Hawaii Five-0”; Kwon in the Cinemax series “Strike Back,” opposite Michelle Yeoh; and Mr. Gus in HBO’s final season of Alan Ball’s “True Blood.”
On the feature side, Lee can be seen in the “Rogue Warfare” trilogy opposite Stephen Lang which follows a group of military elites from the U.S., Russia, UK, China, and France who join forces to fight an underground terrorist network. He will also lend his voice in Sony’s upcoming animated feature film “Wish Dragon” opposite Constance Wu, John Cho, and Jackie Chan which is slated for a 2020 release. Lee was most recently seen as Agent Park in New Line Cinema’s science fiction, monster film, “Rampage,” opposite Dwayne Johnson and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Additional film credits include Dr. Kim Park in Warner Bros.’ blockbuster standout, “San Andreas,” opposite Dwayne Johnson and Paul Giamatti; supporting role as Timothy Cress in “Spy,” starring Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale; Harada in Twentieth Century Fox’s “The Wolverine,” opposite Hugh Jackman; Captain Cho in FilmNation’s “Red Dawn,” opposite Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson; and Marek in Colombia Pictures’ “Total Recall,” opposite Colin Farrell.
Lee is a Master in Taekwondo (5th degree Black Belt), following in the footsteps of his very influential father, who is a Taekwondo Grandmaster. Receiving a full athletic scholarship and majoring in political science and ethnic studies, Lee graduated from the University of California Berkeley.
Lee currently resides in Tarzana with his wife and son.
Monica Macer is a screenwriter, executive producer, and showrunner of Korean and African American descent. She has written for some of the most acclaimed television series over the last 15 years, including LOST and QUEEN SUGAR. Currently, Monica is proud to serve as showrunner and executive producer for MACGYVER (CBS).
Macer’s experience in television has spanned broadcast, cable, and streaming with writing and producing credits ranging from PRISON BREAK (FOX) to TEEN WOLF (MTV), NASHVILLE (ABC) to DECEPTION (NBC), and THE BREAKS (VH1). Last season, Macer served as showrunner and executive producer of Netflix’s Latinx dramedy, GENTEFIED. As showrunner of Queen Sugar’s second season, Macer was tapped as one of Variety’s 10 Writers to Watch.
Born in Chicago Heights and raised in the Midwest and New Jersey, Macer is a graduate of Vassar College in New York, where she soon after began her career in theater arts. Macer’s background and family lineage consistently inform her choices in projects, approach to storytelling, and organizational allegiances. She currently serves on the Motion Picture Television Fund’s (MPTF) NextGen board and is a co-founder of the newly minted organization, Korean American Leaders in Hollywood. Monica was also in the inaugural class of the NetKAL (Network for Korean American Leaders) Fellowship at USC. Additionally, Macer is a 2020 Coalition of Asian Pacific (CAPE) Writing Fellows Mentor.
Macer is married to actor/filmmaker Sterling Macer, Jr and she’s the proud mother of their daughter Dylan.
Global Business and
Global Business and Legal Affairs
Prior to Skydance, he served as President of Business and Legal Affairs for Global Road Entertainment. Jun had an extensive career at Warner Bros. Entertainment, in which he rose to Senior Vice President of Business Affairs. With that role, he was responsible for negotiations in development, production, co-financing, and distribution, securing deals for titles like Dunkirk, Ocean’s 8, Crazy Rich Asians, and Aquaman. Jun was previously Head of Business and Legal Affairs for Warner Independent Pictures, where he worked on deals for Slumdog Millionaire among others. He began his entertainment career at The Walt Disney Company in the business and legal affairs group. Jun was honored in Variety’s Legal Impact Report in 2020. He holds a BA from Cornell University and a JD from UCLA School of Law.