ANDREW AHN is a queer Korean American filmmaker born and raised in Los Angeles. Ahn's latest feature FIRE ISLAND (Searchlight Pictures) starring Joel Kim Booster, Bowen Yang, and Margaret Cho releases on Hulu June 3, 2022. Ahn's sophomore feature DRIVEWAYS, written by Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen and produced by James Schamus, premiered at the 2019 Berlinale and was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards for Best First Screenplay and Best Lead Actress for Hong Chau. Ahn's first film SPA NIGHT premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in US Dramatic Competition and won a Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Performance. The film went on to win the 2017 John Cassavetes Film Independent Spirit Award. Ahn has directed fiction and documentary television for Netflix, FX, HBO Max, CBS, Sundance Channel, and KCET. He has promoted diversity in the arts by mentoring youth filmmakers through programs like Pacific Arts Movement’s Reel Voices, Outfest’s OutSet, and the Sundance Institute's Native Filmmaker Lab. He graduated from Brown University and received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).
Jane Cha Cutler is a Producer with This Machine Filmworks, specializing in the non-fiction space. She produces docu-series, formats and feature documentaries, including upcoming projects about Martha Stewart, a global founder of K-Pop and the history of fashion through the perspective of iconic Black models, as well as acclaimed Apple TV+ series, “Dear…,” which showcases icons such as Oprah Winfrey, Lin Manuel Miranda, Spike Lee and Selena Gomez.
Cha Cutler served as co-creator and Executive Producer of hit television series “Project Runway” for 16 seasons. Cha Cutler has received 14 Emmy and 12 Producers Guild nominations and is the recipient of the prestigious Peabody, GLAAD and Gracie Awards. She has also co-created and Executive Produced “Project Runway Junior,” “Models of the Runway” and “Threads,” and has executive produced “HomeGrown Makeover,” “Now What?,” “Seriously Funny Kids,” “Stylista” and “NYC TV.”
Cha Cutler previously served as the President of Production for Full Picture, where she spent 18 years focused on television and digital production. She partnered with top creators and spearheaded collaborations including a special collection under the auspices of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn Peace Corps initiative; and a first of its kind runway show with custom-coded garments in collaboration with Google’s Made with Code.
Cha Cutler has worked closely with some of the fashion industry’s top properties. She was a key figure in the development of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for television. Cha Cutler’s work in new media and streaming included serving as co-creator and executive producer of the YouTube channel LOOK.TV in partnership with Bedrock Ventures, as well as supermodel Heidi Klum’s digital networks. She was one of the founders of Modelinia, a content portal presented from the POV of top influencers. This content won awards including the W3 sanctioned by the International Academy of the Visual Arts. Cha Cutler has also worked on a wide array of digital content for high profile talent including Zendaya and K-pop artists.
Cha Cutler served as special projects consultant with South Korean conglomerate SK Group, where she was instrumental in the US launch for the company’s apps.
Cha Cutler is Co-Chair of the Entertainment Leadership Council at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and on the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters Los Angeles for which she was the 2020 recipient of the Sherry Lansing Award.
Esther Chang is a partner at WME in the Talent Department. She represents leading talent and filmmakers such as Andra Day, Bob Odenkirk, Charlize Theron, Diane Lane, Steve Buscemi, Daveed Diggs, Deborah Chow, Elisabeth Moss, Gemma Chan, Michael B. Jordan, Olivia Rodrigo, Whoopi Goldberg, and Yifei Liu.
Chang began her career at the William Morris Agency. She is a graduate of Columbia University, where she majored in English literature and minored in Asian American studies.
Chang is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She is also on the board of both Women In Film and the American Cinematheque. Chang resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two young children.
Gloria is currently a business and legal affairs executive at Netflix where she focuses on unscripted and documentary series content. Prior to working at Netflix, Gloria worked in business affairs at The CW Network and legal affairs at NBCUniversal. Gloria started her legal career as a litigator representing banks, studios, and various entertainment professionals. She holds a JD from USC Law School and a BA in English from Columbia University. In her free time, she loves to travel, eat, play tennis and spend time with her family.
Jean Chi is Spotify's Global Head of Business Affairs, Studio Content, and oversees business affairs and strategic functions for Spotify's content, talk, creator, and partnership businesses domestically and across all markets (including audio content, live, video, and derivatives). Jean previously served as Executive Vice President and Head of Business Affairs for Paramount Pictures, having joined that studio following her post as Head of Content Planning & Business Affairs for A24, where she was a key member of the senior management team overseeing strategy, planning, venture opportunities, and business affairs throughout the A24 ecosystem. Jean has also served as Head of Business and Legal Affairs, Acquisitions and Co-Productions, at Lionsgate Entertainment, which she joined as part of its acquisition of Summit Entertainment (where she was a senior vice president). She has also served in Paramount Pictures' (and DreamWorks Films') Legal Affairs Group and the BA/LA team at Disney/ABC Cable Networks Group (now renamed Disney Branded Television). Jean started her career as a lawyer at global firm Latham & Watkins. She obtained her B.A. in Linguistics from Stanford University (with Honors and Distinction) and J.D. from NYU Law School, where she was Articles Editor of the NYU Law Review.
Jean was born in Seoul and loves all the good Korean things (K-drama, K-pop, K-beauty, K-food/cooking); she now lives in LA with her husband and son and also loves podcasts/movies/TV shows with compelling human stories, Paris travel, hitting tennis balls, working on mindfulness, and knitting rectangular things. Jean is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
LANA CHO is a SoCal native and a graduate of USC's School of Cinematic Arts. She got her start writing for television through the Disney ABC TV Writing Fellowship. Some of her writing and producing credits include Arrow (The CW), Timeless (NBC), Four Weddings and a Funeral (Hulu), and I Know What You Did Last Summer (Amazon). Recently, as part of her Overall Deal with 20th Television, Lana joined the upcoming series American Born Chinese (Disney+) as a Co-Executive Producer and has a pilot with Hulu. On the feature side, she has set up a movie at Netflix based on Maurene Goo's novel Somewhere Only We Know with Escape Artists producing.
Audrey Chon is a Los Angeles-based Film and TV producer who is the President of Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films.
Chon joined Genre Films as the Head of Television, in 2016, where she shepherded the re-imagining of “The Twilight Zone” with Jordan Peele Executive Producing and Hosting, as well as Simon Kinberg and David Weil’s “Invasion” series, which is in production on its second season. This summer, the series “Sugar” created by Mark Protosevich starring Colin Farrell will commence production for Apple TV+. In 2019, she was promoted to run Genre Films adding the film business under her purview. Since then, Genre Films’ slate has expanded the types of films they’re developing and have projects set up at most of the major streamers and theatrical studios. Genre Films has a range of original content on the horizon such as “Lift” starring Kevin Hart and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, which is being directed by F. Gary Gray, and, “Here Comes the Flood” written by Kinberg, both movies for Netflix, as well as the “Untitled Idris Elba spy thriller” for Apple TV+, while also continuing the tradition of adapting iconic titles like “The Running Man” for Paramount. Chon is dedicated to championing new voices and opportunities for diverse talent in all facets of development and production.
After graduating UCLA in 2001, Chon pursued her longtime love for storytelling by starting a career in cinema because of its unique ability to reach the global masses. She began her path towards producing as an assistant at Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s production company, Imagine Entertainment, in 2003. There, she played a vital role in Clint Eastwood’s 2008 “Changeling” starring Angelina Jolie. After her six-year tenure at Imagine, Chon joined Peter Chernin’s newly formed production company in 2009. Chon focused on book- to-film adaptations and was involved in the development of such projects as the best-selling Young Adult novel, "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," which was directed by Tim Burton and released in September 2016. Chon was named Vice President of Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane’s independent film house, Good Universe (formerly Mandate Pictures), in 2011. In 2013, she expanded her work into television at Elizabeth Murdoch’s U.S. based studio, Shine America.
Seung Chung is the Co-Founder and CEO of Cashmere Agency and he leads new business development, operations, and financial planning. Under his direction, Cashmere has grown into an award-winning agency with pivotal business wins of Google, Amazon, BMW, adidas, Disney, HBO, Apple TV and Netflix. He is critical to all areas of the organization and managing processes that have resulted in the outstanding growth of Cashmere since it was founded.
Seung is also a partner at Cashmere Originals, the media and production platform for creating multicultural stories. Produced “The Brown and Black Forum” with Vice Media, which covered minority issues during the 2020 Presidential Election. Currently working on podcast “Mixtape Wars,” about the definitive explanation of mix tapes and its influence on hip hop culture. Other projects on the slate include docuseries about Tommy Hilfiger, scripted series about Chris Webber and The Fab Five, and future projects with Justin Chon, and John Legend.
Seung has produced several titles for MTV, Asian-American broadcast network Mnet, and other short and long-form content. Prior to starting Cashmere Agency with Ted Chung, Seung served in Business Development with NextLinx Corporation providing software solutions for global supply chain and trade clients. Seung also worked at Ernst & Young LLP implementing business process and ERP solutions with Fortune 500 companies in the retail and insurance industries. Seung holds a MS in Information Technology from George Washington University and a BS in Finance from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
When Seung isn’t running things at Cashmere, he enjoys binging shows, Korean BBQ, playing golf, traveling the world and shreddin’ half pipes at Mammoth Mountain with his 3 kids. He has a mean sock game and cheers his kid’s sports teams every weekend. Seung was born in South Korea and moved to Maryland with his family at the age of 2.
In 2012, Jamie won the Special Jury Award at SXSW for her performance in film EDEN, based on a true story about a young Korean girl who was abducted and forced into sex trafficking and years later miraculously saves herself. The film also won the Narrative Audience Award. Chung returned to SXSW in in 2018 in the AIDS drama "1985" based on Yen Tan's short of the same name.
In television, Jamie has received praise for her role as "Ji-Ah" in HBO's LOVECRAFT COUNTRY, which was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
In film, Jamie is known for her role in THE HANGOVER 2 & 3 hit comedy films for Warner Bros, Zack Snyder's SUCKERPUNCH with Oscar Isaac, Frank Miller/Robert Rodriguez's SIN CITY 2, and Oscar-winning animated film BIG HERO 6.
Most recently, Jamie was seen in Showtime's revival of DEXTER: NEW BLOOD. She will next be seen in Spyglass feature film REUNION opposite Jillian Bell, Lil Rel Howery, and Billy Magnussen, and in HBO's upcoming new season of SUCCESSION.
Olivia Gerke is an artist manager at 3 Arts Entertainment. Growing up in both Seoul, Korea and Plano, Texas, Olivia majored in film at Boston University and found her first job as an assistant to the partners at 3 Arts in Beverly Hills. Now managing clients from the NYC offices, Olivia represents artists primarily in the comedy space such as Bowen Yang, Julio Torres, Jaboukie Young-White, and more. Her credits include executive producing Comedy Central’s The President Show, HBO’s Julio Torres: My Favorite Shapes and Whitmer Thomas: The Golden One, and she was recently featured as The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen 2019: Hollywood’s 35 Rising Executives 35 and Under.
A child of Korean immigrants, Denise Hahn grew up surrounded by the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, CO. When she wasn't hitting the ski slopes or training as a synchronized swimmer, she was immersing herself in theater and the arts. After receiving a B.A. in English Literature from Yale, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of producing film and television, attending the Peter Stark Producing Program at USC. There she rediscovered her childhood love of creative writing and wrote a spec script for GREY'S ANATOMY that earned her a spot in the Disney/ABC Writing Fellowship as well as a staff job on GREY'S ANATOMY. After her stint working for Shonda Rhimes, Denise went on to write and produce for Emmy-winning showrunner Jason Katims on his shows PURE GENIUS, RISE and AS WE SEE IT. She is currently a co-executive producer on THE CLEANING LADY, and has developed pilots for Peacock, Fox and NBC.
Joe Hahn is best known as the DJ and programmer for Grammy-award-winning band, Linkin Park, he is an accomplished film director, painter and photographer. Joe has directed over 30 of Linkin Park's music videos and the feature film, Mall which was adapted from Eric Bogosian's 2000 novel of the same name, and stars Vincent D'Onofrio, Gina Gershon and Cameron Monaghan. Hahn began deejaying in high school, and studied at the Art Center of College Design, where he met future bandmate, Mike Shinoda. His passion for music, art and DJ'ing continues to take him around the world.
Soo Hugh serves as showrunner, executive producer, writer and visionary behind upcoming drama series PACHINKO for Apple TV+, based on the international best-selling novel of the same name. The show will premiere on the streaming service in 2022.
The series chronicles the hopes and dreams of four generations of a Korean immigrant family. Epic in scope, intimate in tone, the story begins with a forbidden love and crescendos into a sweeping saga that journeys between Korea, Japan and America to tell the unforgettable story of war and peace, love and loss, triumph and reckoning. The series will be told in three languages – Korean, Japanese and English.
Hugh, an acclaimed writer, showrunner and producer, most recently signed a multi-year overall deal with UCP to develop, write and produce projects. As part of the deal, she launched an incubator program to help bring more API stories to cinematic life and jumpstart fruitful careers in the entertainment industry.
Up next, Hugh is set to adapt David Grann’s epic account of Henry Worsley’s solo trek across Antarctica, originally published in The New Yorker, for Apple TV+. Also on the horizon, she will produce an adaptation of the cult classic WISCONSIN DEATH TRIP for Media Res and an undisclosed film for Amazon to be written by two-time Pulitzer-winning playwright, Lynn Nottage, and documentary filmmaker, Tony Gerber. She is also writing the relaunch of FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATORS for Disney.
Soo was previously the co-showrunner for the critically-lauded first season of AMC’s THE TERROR, produced by Ridley Scott and starring Jared Harris, Ciaran Hinds, and Tobias Menzies. She also created THE WHISPERS for ABC, based on a Ray Bradbury short story and produced by Steven Spielberg, directed by Mark Romanek. The series was sold when Soo was a staff writer. Other television credits include writing on THE KILLING (AMC) and UNDER THE DOME (CBS).
Hugh earned her BA from Yale University and her MFA from University of Southern California’s film school. She lives in New York City.
Esther Kang is the Head of Business and Legal Affairs at Avalon, a multi-award winning talent management, television production and live promotion group with offices in Los Angeles, New York and London. In her role, she oversees all US deals and legal matters for the company and its slate of television projects. Prior to Avalon, Esther was the Senior Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs at Lionsgate where she was responsible for financing, joint venture, M&A and other corporate matters for the global studio. She got her start as a lawyer at various prominent law firms, representing studios, production, financiers and networks across various entertainment matters. A Korean-American born and raised in Los Angeles, Esther graduated from UCLA and holds JD from USC Law.
Theresa Kang-Lowe is the founder and CEO of Blue Marble Pictures and Blue Marble Management. Blue Marble Pictures has an exclusive multi-year overall producing deal at AppleTV+ for film and television, where Kang-Lowe focuses on producing works that amplify underrepresented voices and stories.
Her first project with Apple+ is the highly-acclaimed drama series, PACHINKO, based on the best-selling, acclaimed novel by Min Jin Lee. This incredible story, told in three languages (Korean, Japanese and English) and epic in scope but intimate in tone, which chronicles the hopes and dreams of four generations of a Korean immigrant family. Apple+ will release the series on March 25, 2022. Kang-Lowe executive produced the series through Blue Marble Pictures.
Blue Marble Management represents Oscar®-winning filmmakers Alfonso Cuaron, Chris Terrio and Simon Beaufoy, Emmy®-winner Lena Waithe, GoldenGlobe®-nominee and best-selling author Gillian Flynn, Korean American playwright Jason Kim, powerful new voice Little Marvin and multiple Emmy®-nominated writer/director Gordon Smith. Kang-Lowe is passionate about discovering and amplifying underrepresented voices who use the power of storytelling to craft transformative experiences about the human condition.
She was a Partner and Agent at William Morris Endeavor Agency for 14 years where she represented a broad array of award-winning producers, writers, directors, showrunners and talent across film and television, including Alfonso Cuaron, Gillian Flynn, Riz Ahmed, Simon Beaufoy, Damien Chazelle, Deborah Chow, Lisa Joy, Ryan Coogler, and Steve Zaillian, amongst others. Over the last few years, she has negotiated revenue in excess of half a billion dollars on behalf of her clients, in addition to the packaging revenue she secured on behalf of the agency. She was the first Asian American to be promoted to Partner at WME. Additionally, she was the architect and co- founder of Empower, a company-wide program promoting diversity, inclusion and mentorship.
She recently joined The Paley Center for Media’s Los Angeles Board of Governors. The Board advises the Paley Center on its strategic goals and Los Angeles programming calendar and commits their time to help the Paley Center forge new partnerships and expand its constituency to ensure the Paley Center stays at the forefront of media and technology on the West Coast and remains the preeminent media organization for the industry and the public.
In 2019, she was appointed to Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti’s Entrepreneurs in Residence for the Evolve Entertainment Fund focused on increasing diversity initiatives in the entertainment industry. In the same year, she supported the $330M California tax production credit requiring the addition of diversity provisions including above-the-line diversity reporting. She is also a member of the Advisory Board for Korean American Leaders in Hollywood (KALH) organization. Her philanthropic passions include Harvest Home which supports houseless pregnant women and their children, and The Underground Museum.
Kang-Lowe has been featured on numerous prestigious industry lists including The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100, The Hollywood Reporter’s 50 Agents Empowering Diverse Voices in Hollywood and Gold House’s A100 List.
Albert Kim is a television writer and producer who is best known as the Executive Producer and Showrunner of Netflix’s live-action adaptation of AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER. Previously, he was the Executive Producer and Showrunner of the hit Fox drama SLEEPY HOLLOW. Kim has also written for PANTHEON (AMC), NIKITA (The CW), LEVERAGE (TNT), and DIRT (FX). Prior to his TV writing career, Kim was an award-winning journalist who wrote for numerous national magazines, including SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, PEOPLE, and ESQUIRE. From 2005 to 2007, he was Senior News Director at ESPN, where he created and executive produced the news program, ESPN HOLLYWOOD.
Christina M. Kim is the creator, executive producer and co-showrunner of The CW series “Kung Fu.”
Kim was previously a writer and executive producer on the drama “Blindspot” for five seasons. Kim’s writing career began on the hit series “Lost” where she was on staff for three seasons. Her numerous writing credits include “NCIS: LA” and “Hawaii 5-0.”
Kim received a Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Series for her work on “Lost” and was nominated for Outstanding Dramatic Writing for an episode of “Lost” that she wrote in the show’s second season.
Kim was born in Chicago but spent half of her childhood in Seoul. She returned to the States to attend high school at Phillips Exeter Academy, then went on to major in English at Georgetown University. Kim moved to LA to pursue a career in screenwriting and received an MFA from USC Film School.
Jae Kim is Head of Development US for Red Bull Studios, Red Bull’s unbranded premium content label committed to entertainment-first, commercial ideas with ambition and scale that deliver on the company’s brand values of inspiration, aspiration and human achievement. Jae leads global development efforts for the division.
Before joining Red Bull Originals, he was Head of Development for Indigo Development and Entertainment Arts [IDEA] – a joint venture studio formed between NBCUniversal and Snapchat. In this role, he led development and production efforts in producing premium short-form content for the mobile screen.
Prior to that, Jae was Head of Content for WAV Media Inc., a music VOD and live stream mobile platform funded by Naver, South Korea’s largest tech company.
Eager to explore the non-linear/digital landscape, Jae left traditional television to become Chief Content Officer for All Def Digital [ADD]. He oversaw the development, production, programming and planning for all content in launching the popular YouTube channel and multi-channel network.
Previously, Jae was Senior Director of Original Programming for BET Networks, where he was in charge of scripted and non-scripted programming. During his time there, he helped the cable network achieve record-breaking ratings three years in a row.
Jae was also Vice President of Development & Production for the TV division of The Mark Gordon Company. He was instrumental in the development and production of Lifetime’s hit show ARMY WIVES, as well as the CW series REAPER. In addition, he was actively involved in maintaining the successful momentum of the highly acclaimed CBS series CRIMINAL MINDS.
Jae began his creative executive career as Manager of Original Programming for Showtime Networks Inc., where he helped develop and shepherd a number of the network’s shows, including dramas DEXTER and BROTHERHOOD, comedies FAT ACTRESS and BARBERSHOP, and the reality series INTERSCOPE PRESENTS: THE NEXT EPISODE.
Born in Seoul, Jae and his family lived in Morocco and Ecuador before settling in Los Angeles. Jae is a graduate of USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and also a graduate of the NAMIC Executive Leadership Development Program at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.
RICH KIM's directing career spans nearly twenty years and over 60 television series. He was nominated for a 2019 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informative Talk Show for Red Table Talks. In 2020, Rich was nominated for an Emmy Award and DGA Award for Outstanding Directing for LEGO Masters.
From music performance and game, to talk, documentary, and competition reality, Rich has directed a wide range of genres for Netflix, FOX, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, MTV, Bravo, VH1, YouTube Originals, and Facebook Watch. He is as comfortable directing a line cut from a truck as he is a single camera documentary on location.
Beyond directing, Rich created and executive produced the cooking competition series Knife Fight. The show's innovative style and inclusion of elite chefs made it a fan favorite of foodies worldwide.
Rich has a BFA in Film/Photography/Electronic Visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MFA in Directing from the American Film Institute where he won the Franklin J. Schaffner Award for best thesis film. In addition, his music videos are Dove Award winners and have toured with ResFEST.
He currently lives in Redondo Beach, California with his wife and two young daughters.
Ted Kim is a technology and media Chief Executive with over 30 years of domestic and international experience as an entrepreneur and corporate executive optimizing value and changing and instilling company culture. Results-oriented, decisive leader with proven success in new market identification and development, strategic positioning, and growth.
Kim has an exceptional track record of increasing revenue and growing the bottom line while spearheading operational excellence to drive productivity and reduce costs. Excels in dynamic, demanding environments while remaining pragmatic and focused. Deep expertise in all aspects of operations from start-ups to multinational corporations.
Christina Lee is a writer and showrunner. She's currently showrunning the series Made For Love for HBOMax and has a project in development for Netflix. She was also a Co-Executive producer and writer on Search Party and Wet Hot American summer.
Roy Lee and his production company, Vertigo Entertainment, have produced over 50 films and television shows over the past two decades including these films: The Ring, The Departed, The Strangers, The Lego Movie, and Stephen King’s It. Vertigo’s television side has produced “Bates Motel,” “The Exorcist,” “The Stand,” and “Covenant.”
Shinho Lee received his BFA in Film and Television and MFA in Dramatic Writing from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. He is also an alumnus in American Film Institute’s Screenwriting Program.
Lee co-wrote “The Chaser” directed by Hong-Jin Na. It was one of the highest grossing films in Korea in 2008 and invited to The 2008 Cannes Film Festival for the Official Selection Midnight Screening.
Lee adapted “While The Women Are Sleeping” (the critically acclaimed short story by Javier Marias) into the screenplay with Michael Ray and Mami Sunada. It was directed by Wayne Wang (“Joy Luck Club”, “Smoke”, “Maid in Manhattan”) and invited to The 2016 Berlin Film Festival for the Panorama Special Screening.
Lee wrote screenplay “Sayonara Itsuka (Saying Goodbye, One day)” based on the bestselling novel by Hitonari Tsuji. It stars Miho Nakayama from Shunji Iwai’s “Love Letter” and was successfully released in Japan and Korea in 2010.
Lee also wrote screenplays “Last September” for Terence Chang (the producer of “Face/Off”, “Red Cliff” and “Mission Impossible 2”), and “Tokyo Year Zero” based on the critically acclaimed novel by David Peace (“The Damned Utd”) and a Korean-French psychological thriller inspired by the Courjault murder case “Zero-Sum” that was a participant of The 2016 Atelier de Coproduction Franco-Coréen sponsored by KOFIC and CNC.
Lee’s screenplay “The Red Snow” was the Grand Prize Winner of The 2003 Harley-Merrill International Screenwriting Award sponsored by MPA and RKO Pictures and The 2002 CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacific in Entertainment) Foundation’s New Writers Award sponsored by The 20th Century FOX.
His play “Dream of No Words” was introduced at Hartford Stage’s 2003 Brand New Reading Series, and summer of 2001, his other plays “The Water Mirrors” (American Living Room with Lincoln Center) and “Butterfly” (Director’s Company’s Don’t Blink) were produced in New York City.
Lee is currently developing TV series and films set in Asia and Europe.
Lee teaches screenwriting in the Dramatic Writing Department, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.
Senior Vice President
Publicity & Communications
New Line Cinema
Senior Vice President
Publicity & Communications
New Line Cinema
Catherine Nam is Vice President, Publicity & Communications at New Line Cinema. Nam spearheads all internal and external communications for the unit including media relations, community affairs, executive thought-leadership, and development of key messages and positioning. She works closely with Warner Bros. Pictures’ global marketing and distribution teams to help shape the worldwide publicity campaigns for all New Line titles. Nam partners with units across the studio including home entertainment, interactive, consumer products, and HBO Max on communications strategy. She also oversees a broad range of public relations and brand initiatives for New Line, including the division’s philanthropic efforts and social media.
Nam’s recent efforts include the DC/New Line critical and box office hit Shazam!, the record-breaking two-film adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel IT, and Annabelle Comes Home, the latest entry in The Conjuring universe. IT and The Conjuring film series are the only two theatrical horror franchises to surpass the billion-dollar benchmark. Other New Line campaigns include the global blockbuster San Andreas, the award-winning Creed and Creed II, Central Intelligence, and Me Before You.
Nam joined New Line following more than a decade in international publicity at Warner Bros. Pictures. She worked on some of the most successful franchises in film history including the Harry Potter series, The Hobbit trilogy, The Dark Knight trilogy, and The Hangover films. She strategized and managed release and awards campaigns for the studio across 120 international territories. Nam additionally worked on diverse global hits such as Edge of Tomorrow, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Sex and the City among others.
Nam first joined Warner Bros. Pictures in 2001 as part of the Warner Bros. Global Trainee Program. She earned her bachelor’s degree in communications studies from Northwestern University.
Senior Vice President
Production & Development
Senior Vice President
Production & Development
Bryan Oh is the Senior Vice President of Production & Development at Paramount Pictures, where he oversees all aspects of a varied theatrical film slate, including acquisition, development, production, and post. He was previously Head of Development at Allison Shearmur Productions, where he spent 5 years producing a slate of film and television projects, including CHAOS WALKING (Lionsgate), THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN (Disney), POWER RANGERS (Lionsgate), “Dirty Dancing” (ABC), NERVE (Lionsgate), PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES (Screen Gems), and CINDERELLA (Disney). Prior to that he worked at independent financier Good Universe and in the indie packaging department at United Talent Agency.
A graduate of the Princeton University, Bryan spent 5 years working in finance, before moving out to Los Angeles.
Jiwon Park is currently VP Drama Development at ABC Signature Studios, a Disney company. Her international background will serve to identify and develop global and diverse content for ABC Signature across streamers, cable and network.
Previously, at CJ ENM America/Studio Dragon International, Park served as VP Series Development and managed the TV and film slate for its U.S. office, which included Parasite, Snowpiercer. She served as a producer of Snowpiercer for TNT/Netflix and oversaw development of projects from CJ’s partnership with Skydance. She also previously managed The Age of Shadows and I Saw the Devil director Jee-woon Kim for English-language projects.
Jon “Dumbfoundead” Park has solidified a meaningful legacy putting Koreatown, Los Angeles on the map. Between his monumental battle rap victories, sensational music videos, dramatic acting, informative podcasts, and hilarious comedy, Dumbfoundead is a true 5-tool threat in the entertainment industry. Dumbfoundead is Grammy Nominated and his acting credits include Awkwafina is Nora From Queens (Comedy Central), Raya and the Last Dragon, Adventure Time (Cartoon Network), Power (Starz), Bodied (Directed by Joseph Kahn & Produced by Eminem) to name a few. Launching his own production company “Big Dummie” in 2022 he plans to share unheard Asian-American stories starting with a film featuring his long-time collaborator and friend Anderson .Paak in 2023.
The Röckenwagner Bakery Group
The Röckenwagner Bakery Group
Patricia Röckenwagner is a branding, communications, and marketing expert, experienced in every aspect of developing and implementing global media campaigns for leading corporations and executives. Her recent work for a startup entertainment studio attempting to IPO on the Hong Kong Exchange, for Condé Nast’s new investment arm, and at Standard & Poor’s parent company McGraw-Hill, has earned her a rightful reputation as a savvy profile builder, global brand cultivator, and seasoned crisis manager. With a career spanning the fields of entertainment, technology, hospitality, politics, and non-profits, she has served on the management teams of Paramount Studios, Comcast, Time Warner and AT&T.
Prior to her corporate career, Patti served as chief of staff, campaign manager, and spokesperson for Senator Tom Hayden, as legislative director for Senator Art Torres, and legislative researcher for Senator Edward Kennedy. She remains active in political and civic affairs.
Together with her husband, celebrated chef, baker, and entrepreneur Hans Röckenwagner, Patti runs marketing, branding, and business development for The Röckenwagner Bakery Group, one of the fastest-growing bakery brands in the nation. It partners with premium companies including Whole Foods, Gelson’s, The Cheesecake Factory, and Peet’s Coffee (among others) to bring customers European bread, pastries, and sweets, baked fresh daily. Its retail outlet, Röckenwagner Bakery Café, is a neighborhood favorite in-store and online marketplace (rockenwagnermarket.com). The Group’s Dear John’s restaurant, for which Patti curated the artwork and built the brand, was named one of the hottest new restaurants in Los Angeles by EaterLA, the Los Angeles Times, Esquire Magazine, and Los Angeles Magazine.
A graduate of U.C. Berkeley, Patti is a trained sommelier, avid tennis player, and speaks English, Spanish, German and Korean. She was named one of the Top 25 Most Influential Angelenos by Angeleno Magazine (Oct 2020), and serves as a board member of California Governor Newsom’s Task Force on Entrepreneurship an advisor to Korean American Leaders in Hollywood, and on the advisory board of Another Tomorrow, a luxury sustainable fashion brand.
Executive Vice President
Film & Television
Scooter Braun’s SB Projects
Executive Vice President
Film & Television
Scooter Braun’s SB Projects
James Shin is the Executive Vice President of Film & Television at Scooter Braun’s SB Projects, a diversified entertainment and media company at the intersection of film, television, technology, brands, culture and social good. Shin spearheads all original unscripted and scripted content development and production for film, TV, digital, audio and Broadway.
Most recently, Shin served as Executive Producer for FX Network’s most-watched comedy series “Dave,” which recently received a second season order, as well as Co-Executive Producer for Netflix’s Ariana Grande tour documentary “Excuse Me, I Love You,” which was the platform’s second most-watched movie upon release. SB Projects also produced YouTube’s “Justin Bieber: Seasons,” whose premiere episode is YouTube’s most-watched debut episode ever, and follow-up documentary “Justin Bieber: Next Chapter.” SB Projects also has several upcoming projects in active development including 20th Century Studios’ Untitled K-Pop Film, Chinonye Chukwu’s “A Taste of Power,” HBO Max’s “Anna K,” Nickelodeon’s untitled BeatBuds series, Amazon Studios’ comedy series “The Undesirables” and Untitled Lady Macbeth musical feature film, and YouTube’s Demi Lovato docuseries “Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil.” Along with a full project slate, SB Projects recently signed a multi-year, first-look television deal with Amazon Studios and a first-look podcasting deal with Spotify, further expanding their visual and audio media department under the lead of Shin and Chief Operating Officer Scott Manson. In 2019, Shin was named one of Variety Magazine’s New Leaders.
Previously, Shin served as a development executive at TriStar Pictures, where he was responsible for helping develop music-driven films such action comedy Baby Driver with Lily James and Kevin Spacey and crime drama Money Monster starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Shin also served as an in-house music supervisor at Sony Pictures Television, where he worked on music and soundtracks for critically acclaimed series that included AMC crime drama “Breaking Bad,” NBC sitcom “Community” and Showtime period drama “Masters of Sex.” While at Sony Pictures, he also helped launch the career of American Acapella group Pentatonix after they won the third season of “The Sing Off” on NBC.
Shin began his career in entertainment at the prominent William Morris Agency in New York City working in their music and TV literary departments.
Growing up in Chicago, Shin played as a concert soloist on the violin and piano, which continued through high school while attending the highly regarded Phillips Academy Andover. There he performed with the likes of jazz vocalist and conductor Bobby McFerrin and prolific cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Shin holds a BA from Princeton University. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Janet, and their two children.
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Michael Son is the VP of Content at Tapas Media and oversees Studio Tapas which is responsible for producing and publishing original content. He joined Tapas back in 2012, where he helped nurture a growing community of independent creators, starting with eight and growing it out to what is now over 100,000. He has helmed a number of notable projects such as Cheshire Crossing with Andy Weir (author of The Martian) and Sarah Andersen (creator of Fangs), and BLINK with Rex Ogle (author of Free Lunch) and Edu.
Jeanne Yang is widely recognized to be the top Hollywood fashion stylist in the world. Jeanne’s photo credits include covers and editorials for GQ, InStyle, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Time, Newsweek, Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Esquire and Vogue. Her cutting edge ability to define emerging trends has led Jeanne to be hired as a consultant by the world's top movie studios, fashion designers, cosmetic and jewelry companies including Warner Bros., Universal Pictures, Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate Entertainment, Estee Lauder, Old Navy, Luxottica, Lands End, 3M, Colgate-Palmolive, Proctor & Gamble and many more.
Jeanne is the trusted confidante to every major leading man and has amassed an unparalleled styling client list including Christian Bale, Rege-Jean Page, Robert Downey Jr., Keanu Reeves, Jason Momoa, Alfonso Cuaron, Taika Waititi and Jamie Dornan.
Jeanne consults for major fashion and cosmetic companies on their national advertising campaigns. After graduating from Scripps College, Jeanne began working as Managing Editor and Associate Publisher at Detour Magazine. Jeanne’s talent and foresight put then unknowns Leonardo DiCaprio, Sandra Bullock and Cameron Diaz on covers. An expert at branding, Jeanne created Holmes & Yang with friend and actress Katie Holmes - which became must have garments for every jet set woman and a wardrobe staple for top female CEO’s across the country. Holmes & Yang was sold at the most exclusive boutiques in the world including Barneys New York, Selfridges London, Montaigne Market in Paris, and Maxfields Los Angeles. Holmes & Yang became the go-to line for actresses and rock stars including Penelope Cruz, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner, Olivia Wilde, Jessica Alba, Taylor Swift, Rhianna, Gwen Stefani and Pink. Jeanne has continued styling Hollywood’s top men and consulting with major global brands.
In her new role at Anonymous Content, Jeanne will manage directors and actors, develop and produce tv and films and she will continue to consult with major brands and style her top clients.
Caroline Yim is a Partner and Co-Head of Hip-Hop/R&B at WME. Yim’s extensive roster features Grammy award winners and nominees, including Jhené Aiko, Daniel Caesar, Giveon, Kehlani, Swae Lee, and Ella Mai.
Yim began her career at MCA Records, and then transitioned to ICM Partners where she became a leading music agent. Yim has received numerous accolades for her achievements within the music industry. She was named to Billboard’s “Women in Music” list from 2015-2018 and was included in Billboard’s 2015 “40 Under 40” list. She was also featured on Billboard’s " Hip-Hop Power Players List" for the past five years in addition to being recognized as one of Variety’s 2016 “New Leaders.” Most recently, Yim was named to Pollstar’s “2021 Women of Live” list.
For the past four years, Yim has been an active supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters LA, starting off as a Women in Entertainment mentor before joining the board in 2018. In early 2020, Yim co-founded the Asian American Collective, a community organization that fosters growth, education, and connection for current and future Asian American creatives. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Political Science.
As President of Production, Miri Yoon sources, develops and produces a diverse array of feature film and television projects for Vertigo Entertainment. Upcoming releases include ‘Don’t Worry Darling’, directed by Olivia Wilde for New Line Cinemas; ‘The Mother’, starring Jennifer Lopez for Netflix; ‘The Witch Boy’, an animated musical feature directed by Minkyu Lee, with original music by Grammy award winning band, Haim; and the second season of award winning horror anthology series, ‘Them’, for Sony Pictures Television / Amazon Studios. Previously, Miri served as Senior Vice President at Disruption Entertainment, and began her executive career at Warner Bros. based Mad Chance Productions, where she was part of the producing team on several feature films. She is a member of the Producers Guild of America.