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Amazing AAPI Summit: 36 Speakers, 6 1/2 Hours LIVE, 7 Sessions - 5/26/21

It was an amazing day with incredible conversations, inspiring stories, and in-depth & hard-hitting discussions. It resulted in powerful impact and actionable takeaways for both audience and speakers. REPLAY: The entire Summit is available for you to watch at: YOUTUBE: FACEBOOK: The Summit was 6 1/2 hours of live streaming with 36 speakers and 7 sessions. From all the live chats that took place on Youtube and Facebook, and emails that attendees sent us, we hit a grand slam and really made a positive and lasting difference. We are very proud of this and want to give a big thank you to our partners, the Los Angeles Times, NextShark, CAPE and Wizard World for all their active support. We pulled together this entire Summit in less than 6 weeks (yes, not a typo, in 6 weeks). This herculean effort was only possible through the hard work, dedication, non-stop energy of many people and some amazing teamwork. We'd like to recognize and thank Mike Gregorek, Matt Rasamoto, Nathan Mochizuki, Irene Yang, Bill Wong, Bill Imada, Gordon Ho, Wenda Fong, Eric Ma, Hillary Manning, Benny Luo, Michelle Sugihara, Rachel McCallister, Natalie Yallouz, Andre Fonseca, Arthur Chan and Shannon Fonseca. And a shoutout to our own Lee Huang, Immortal's Head of Product, who led the AAPI Summit initiative. Click on the photos below to jump straight to the session on Youtube. -----------------------------------

Summit Opening & Peter Shiao (Immortal CEO/Founder) Opening Remarks

Chris Argentieri (President, LA Times) Opening Remarks

Fireside Chat: Senator Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) and Bill Wong

Greenlighting More AAPI Faces, Voices & Stories

Kelly Hu (Actor, Finding 'Ohana, X-Men 2, The Scorpion King) Christina M. Kim (Creator/Executive Producer, Kung Fu) Andrew Ooi (CEO, Echelon Talent Management) Celine Parreñas Shimizu (Film Scholar & Filmmaker) Emily Song (Asia Business Development Exec, UTA) Lawrence Yee (Deputy Editor, TheWrap)

AAPIs in Hollywood Coming Together

Jon M. Chu (Director, Crazy Rich Asians & In the Heights)

Leo Chu (Showrunner/Exec Producer, Ultra Violet)

Eric S. Garcia (Showrunner/Exec Producer, Ultra Violet)

Wenda Fong (Producer, CAPE Co-Founder)

Covering AAPIs in America: Perspectives from the News Media

Sewell Chan (Editorial Page Editor, Los Angeles Times)

Anh Do (Metro Reporter, Los Angeles Times)

Nicole Dungca (SVP, AAJA & Reporter, The Washington Post)

Benny Luo (Founder, NextShark)

Snigdha Sur (Founder/CEO, The Juggernaut)

Building an Interconnected Storyverse of AAPI Heroes

Peter Shiao (Founder/CEO, Immortal Studios) Hank Kanalz (Head of Publishing, Immortal Studios) Brian Cunningham (Comics Editor) Tasha Huo (Writer, Red Sonja, Tomb Raider, The Adept) Charlie Stickney (Contributing Editor) Yishan Li (Comic/Manga Artist) Pop Mhan (Artist) Jen Troy (Writer) Rylend Grant (Creator and Writer) Victor Dandridge (Writer, Publisher)

New Partnerships and Innovations

Bill Imada (Chairman/Chief Connectivity Officer, IW Group) Sanjay Sharma (Founder/CEO, Marginal Mediaworks) Pat Shah (Head of Content Acquisition&Development, Audible) Michelle K. Sugihara (Executive Director, CAPE) Thomas Vu (Head of Franchise Development, Riot Games) Fireside Chat: Patrick Lee (Co-Founder, Rotten Tomatoes)

Fireside Chat: Congressman Ted Lieu (California) and Peter Shiao (CEO/Founder of Immortal Studios)

Fireside Chat: Chloe Bennet (Actor, Agents of SHIELD) and Peter Shiao (CEO/Founder of Immortal Studios)

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