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  • A New Hero for Our Times & Our AAPI Resource Guide

    We believe in the Power of Storytelling & Creation of New Heroes to: Increase representation Inspire positive action Overcome hate We have assembled an AAPI Resource Guide for those who are in need of direct assistance and other resources in this moment. Learn more & access our AAPI Resource Guide

  • Webinar: Cool Kickstarters: Creators & Campaigns

    We organized a panel of talented Creators to talk about their Kickstarter Campaigns on March 19, 2021. They talked about their Kickstarter projects, how they created their campaigns, and shared tips and tricks for creators looking to get their own Kickstarters off the ground. Peter Shiao – Chronicles of the Immortal Swordsmen Charlie Stickney – Glarien Kathryn Calamia – The Dancer Karl Kessel – Impossible 2 Russell Nohelty – Ichabod Jones Emilio Lopez & Deron Bennett - Excellence Fans who watched live also received free giveaways.

  • Asian Male Representation in Entertainment

    On March 10 , 2021, we held an important event with NextShark and Asian Hustle Network on Clubhouse. A Discussion on Asian Male Representation in Entertainment ​ We had an in-depth discussion with a panel of leading Asian actors, studio executives & community leaders on Asian Male Representation in Entertainment and Media - the state of what's going on and what's next. Panelists were: ​ Ludi Lin – Actor (Liu Kang in upcoming Mortal Kombat 2021, Aquaman, Power Rangers) Kevin Kreider – Actor (Bling Empire - Netflix) Peter Shiao – Founder/CEO of Immortal Studios, a studio dedicated to creating modern stories in the Chinese martial arts fantasy genre known as Wuxia, and bringing Asian faces and culture to the global pop culture stage Benny Luo – Founder/CEO of NextShark, the leading source for Asian American news covering business, culture, entertainment, politics, tech and lifestyle Palash Ahmed – Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Sony Pictures Entertainment Bryan Pham – Founder of Asian Hustle Network (AHN), a community focused on creating a positive and uplifting environment to support Asian entrepreneurs.

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  • Team | Immortal Studios

    Welcome to Immortal: Home of Modern Wuxia Stories for Martial Arts Fantasy Fans What does being a hero mean? The people who work at Immortal Studios share the vision and values of our community. Our team is an incredible source of information, inspiration, and dedication to everything Immortal Studios stands for – empowerment, courage, and self-discovery. We are so happy to work on something that we love so much, and invite you to learn more about us below. PETER SHIAO Founder and CEO Peter is our Founder and Chief Executive Officer, leading Immortal Studios in creating a new story universe to awaken the hero within everyone and defining a new business model centered around direct user engagement. Peter has a decades long career leading innovative entertainment and media ventures between the East and West, and has been active in empowering underserved communities. Peter’s favorite past time as a boy was reading Chinese Wuxia novels (many of them written by his father Shiao Yi who is an accomplished author in the genre), and drawing these martial heroes he read about. Because of these stories, he aspired to be a modern day Xia, the transcendent martial Knight who mastered themselves, and stood for righteousness and justice in a world of great stakes, poetry, romance and consequence. Peter pivoted from politics to a new career in media as a means of expressing his mission for social transformation through stories. He feels incredibly blessed to come full circle back to his original love with Immortal. EMMA CHIBULU Director of Content Emma is our Director of Content and Creative, guiding creative development and production at Immortal Studios, where she has been instrumental in the formation of the Immortal Storyverse. Emma’s earliest passions led her to pursue a career as a cross-border content executive in Hong Kong, China, Japan and her native UK. She’s had coverage in every part of the content development-financing-production-distribution process across multiple mediums including film, documentaries, short form content and live festivals & exhibitions. Now she’s taking some of her more illuminating experiences in the East and using them to help shine a light on unexpected heroes through shaping and sharing their stories. GENE CHING Associate Editor & Action Director Gene Ching is a 32nd generation layman disciple of the original Shaolin Temple in Henan, China. He was the publisher of Kung Fu Tai Chi, the largest American newsstand magazine exclusively dedicated to Chinese martial arts, until it ceased publication in 2020. Gene continues to publish their website at KungFuMagazine.com. He is the author of Shaolin Trips, as well as over a thousand articles and over 200 videos on martial arts. Gene is also a certified Provost master at Fencing by the USFCA and the US Army ROTC. He starred in the TV show Man at Arms: Art of War with Danny Trejo, a reality show where historical and fantasy weapons were made and tested. He is still an avid practitioner of Shaolin Kung Fu and Qigong. LEE HUANG Head of Product Lee is our Head of Product, leading product design and development, eCommerce and digital innovation. He loves living at the intersection between business and technology. Lee has held senior positions at NBC Universal, Barnes&Noble, Nielsen Business Media (The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard) and Hachette Book Group, where he led digital strategy and technology, designed award-winning websites and products, and managed innovation programs and global expansion. ​ Lee connected with Immortal after he led a workshop titled "Why You Need Bruce Lee to Lead Your Corporate Innovation." He highly recommends everyone watch one of his favorite movies, "Swordsman II", an amazing Wuxia film starring Jet Li and Brigitte Lin. Lee believes in Immortal's meaningful mission which will have a very positive impact on individuals and society. HANK KANALZ Head of Publishing Hank Kanalz has over 33 years of experience in the comics and entertainment industry. He’s worked at WarnerMedia and DC for 25 years, most recently as Senior Vice President of Publishing Strategy & Support Services for DC. Hank developed comprehensive content plans for both print and digital publishing across DC’s imprints, and oversaw DC’s talent services, marketing, sales, publicity, and creative services departments. Hank was first approached to join Immortal’s Advisory Board. After immersing himself in the team’s vision and goals, he signed on to lead their publishing efforts, aligning with the mission to unlock the hero inside everyone. CARL POTTS Storyverse and Editorial Advisor Carl is a leader in the comic world, and was a former editor in Chief of Marvel Entertainment who oversaw multiple divisions, top franchises, and IP creation, and was also known as a discoverer and nurturer of talent. ROBERT POWERS Director of Strategy Robert is our head of strategy, guiding the strategic initiatives for growth and innovation. Prior to Immortal Studios, Robert worked for Sony Pictures and 20th Century Fox in analytics and strategy integrating and developing emerging technologies such as 5G and VR into studio operations. Robert started in the industry an intern for Sony Pictures while running a theater company and has worked across many facets of the industry, including some time in China. He continues to find inspiration from storytellers of all manner. Robert joined Immortal because he is inspired by new movements to redefine the relationship between content creation and fan engagement and believes that Immortal’s elevated approach to genre and its message of empowerment is the ideal messenger. ROBERT WU Senior Financial Advisor Robert advises the company on its fund raising and other financial and corporate matters. He has extensive finance experience including investment banking, private equity, and corporate advisory with major institutions like Chase, Prudential, Oppenheimer, and UBS. He has also been CFO of several media start-ups including Orb Media Group, Inc. As a modern Taoist teacher and author of the book “So Now So Tao: A Taoist Approach to Harmonic Wealth”, he is an advocate of the underlying Wuxia philosophy. He strongly believes that there is a hero in everyone—it just needs to be brought out. ELISABETH ZÁRATE Production Manager Elisabeth's entertainment career began at Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Creative Services. First hired as a Computer Production Artist inking characters such as Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera and Harry Potter properties. Her responsibilities extended to Production Manager of style guides and marketing materials for trade shows such as San Diego Comic-Con. ​ Elisabeth moved to the DC Comics division and was promoted to Executive Director of Digital Production. Her team spearheaded the growth of digital distribution to twelve partners which included Apple, Barnes & Noble and Amazon. Her freelance career garnered experience in web design. Lisa joined Immortal Studios to continue contributing to the visual storytelling genre. Comic books and its community are an integral part of her DNA. ADVISORY BOARD Adam Breivis - Digital Producer for Disney and NBC. Transmedia marketer. ARG and mobile game content developer. ​ Arthur Chan - Award winning brand builder and marketer - co-founder of FC&A, clients include all major Hollywood studios and indies. Benjamin Chang - Serial entrepreneur, technologist, CEO of Skale Education. Bernard Chang - Leading Marvel & DC artist and former Disney Imagineer. Gene Ching - Martial arts influencer and publisher of Kung Fu and Tal Chi Magazine, 32nd lay disciple of Shaolin Temple. Sandy Climan – President of Entertainment Media Ventures, founding Head of CAA’s corporate representation practice. Lindsay Conner - Attorney and chair of the entertainment practice at Manatt, Phelps and Philipps. Mike Corrigan - Corporate strategist, former head of entertainment and media at Pricewaterhouse and CFO of MGM Pictures. Dan Dingh – Co-Founder and CEO of TSM. Andre Fonseca - Digital marketer/co-founder of FC&A. As former VP, Digital for Disney oversaw major Disney titles including Marvel and Pixar. ​ Rafe Fogel - Media and content investor. Investor/board members in Legendary Pictures. Village Roadshow. and Studio Canal. ​ Jack Gao - CEO of Smart Cinema, past International CEO of Wanda, Head of News Corp and Microsoft in China. ​ Jeff Gomez – CEO of Starlight Runner Entertainment. Jeff Matt Leaf – Former Co-Head of Motion Pictures Business Affairs at CAA. Lilly Lee - Master calligrapher, lettering designer, uber connector. Patrick Lee - Founder and former CEO of Rotten Tomatoes. Stu Levy - Founder of TokyoPop, vanguard content company that established the market for Japanese manga in North America. ​ Justin KJ Lin - General manager of Tencent's Fanbyte, Chief Strategy Officer of Firefly Web Games. Benny Luo - Founder/CEO of Next Shark, largest Asian and Asian American news & information portal in market today. Rachel McAllister - Head of MPRM Communications, whose clients have included Disney, Netflix, and Skybound. Andrew Ooi - Global Asian talent manager and producer. CEO of Echelon management. Jack Pan - Leading theatrical and direct to consumer marketing executive at Disney, Summit, STX, and Global Road. Rick Porras - Co-Producer for the Lord of the Rings Trilogy; New media storytelling consultant for Video for Sony. Steven Ray - Music, film, connected technologies executive and executive producer. Charlie Stickney - Independent comics maven, co-publisher of Scout Comics, creator of White Ash. Mike Tankel - Leading marketing and engagement strategist, who works with brands to deliver memorable and sticky brand solutions. Thomas Vu – Head of Franchise Development at Riot Games. Michael Vorhaus - Digital, gaming, and new media expert with 25 years experience building a consulting and research practice at Magid before starting Vorhaus Advisors. Andrew Walters - CSO for RSVD, Former Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at MGM. Bill Wong – Principal, Bill Wong LLC. Former Chief of Staff to California State Legislature and California State Assembly. Brian Wong – Chairman of Radii and former Group VP of Alibaba. ​ Rizwan Virk – Head of MIT Game Lab and Author of the Simulation Hypothesis. ​ ​

  • Team | Immortal Studios

    Welcome to Immortal: Home of Modern Wuxia Stories for Martial Arts Fantasy Fans What does being a hero mean? Immortal Advisory Board The Immortal team is proud to have an amazing group of advisors and very appreciative of their on-going guidance, expertise and support that they provide. Adam Breivis - Digital Producer for Disney and NBC. Transmedia marketer. ARG and mobile game content developer. ​ Arthur Chan - Award winning brand builder and marketer - co-founder of FC&A, clients include major Hollywood studios and indies. Benjamin Chang - Serial entrepreneur, technologist, CEO of Skale Education. Bernard Chang - Leading Marvel & DC artist and former Disney Imagineer. Gene Ching - Martial arts influencer and publisher of Kung Fu and Tal Chi Magazine, 32nd lay disciple of Shaolin Temple. Sandy Climan – President of Entertainment Media Ventures, founding Head of CAA’s corporate representation practice. Lindsay Conner - Attorney and chair of the entertainment practice at Manatt, Phelps and Philipps. Mike Corrigan - Corporate strategist, former head of entertainment and media at Pricewaterhouse and CFO of MGM Pictures. Dan Dingh – Co-Founder and CEO of TSM. Andre Fonseca - Digital marketer/co-founder of FC&A. As former VP, Digital for Disney oversaw all Disney titles including Marvel and Pixar. ​ Rafe Fogel - Media and content investor. Investor/board members in Legendary Pictures. Village Roadshow. and Studio Canal. ​ Jack Gao - CEO of Smart Cinema, past International CEO of Wanda, Head of News Corp and Microsoft in China. ​ Jeff Gomez – CEO of Starlight Runner Entertainment. Jeff Matt Leaf – Former Co-Head of Motion Pictures Business Affairs at CAA. Lilly Lee - Master calligrapher, lettering designer, uber connector. Patrick Lee - Founder and former CEO of Rotten Tomatoes. Stu Levy - Founder of TokyoPop, vanguard content company that established the market for Japanese manga in North America. ​ Justin KJ Lin - General manager of Tencent's Fanbyte, Chief Strategy Officer of Firefly Web Games. Benny Luo - Founder/CEO of Next Shark, largest Asian and Asian American news & information portal in market today. Rachel McAllister - Head of MPRM Communications, whose clients have included Disney, Netflix, and Skybound. Andrew Ooi - Global Asian talent manager and producer. CEO of Echelon management. Jack Pan - Leading theatrical and direct to consumer marketing executive at Disney, Summit, STX, and Global Road. Rick Porras - Co-Producer for the Lord of the Rings Trilogy; New media storytelling consultant for Video for Sony. Steven Ray - Music, film, connected technologies executive and executive producer. Charlie Stickney - Independent comics maven, co-publisher of Scout Comics, creator of White Ash. Mike Tankel - Leading marketing and engagement strategist, who works with brands to deliver memorable and sticky brand solutions. Thomas Vu – Head of Franchise Development at Riot Games. Michael Vorhaus - Digital, gaming, and new media expert with 25 years experience building a consulting and research practice at Magid before starting Vorhaus Advisors. Andrew Walters - CSO for RSVD, Former Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at MGM. Bill Wong – Principal, Bill Wong LLC. Former Chief of Staff to California State Legislature and California State Assembly. Brian Wong – Chairman of Radii and former Group VP of Alibaba. ​ Rizwan Virk – Head of MIT Game Lab and Author of the Simulation Hypothesis. ​ ​

  • Mission and About | Immortal Studios

    Welcome to Immortal: Home of Modern Wuxia Stories for Martial Arts Fantasy Fans What does being a hero mean? About Immortal ​ Immortal is an original content studio dedicated to awakening the hero within each of us. We take a modern approach to the Wuxia tradition to share stories of empowerment, self-discovery and connection with the world around us. ​ The martial arts fantasy genre, or Wuxia , is an embracing one. Though founded in ancient traditions, we believe the genre represents values critical to modern times. While our heroes certainly have "superpowers," these abilities are founded on the concept of qi, and are acquired through self-cultivation, training, willpower, and connecting to Nature/spirit. This means that literally everyone can become a hero. We want to create content that inspires discovery because we believe in each of us is a hero waiting to be awakened or reawakened. ​ Our goal is to take Wuxia to the global mainstream. We want to do this with an authenticity and respect of the tradition that we believe is missing in other representations of the genre and by interacting with contemporary ideas and situations. ​ It is also very easy to overly indulge in the martial component of Wuxia where there is just endless fighting, revenge and violence. Here, while we absolutely are committed to great martial capabilities, we want to “elevate” the genre by including the chivalrous, the self restraint, the anonymity, and transformation of the genre – ultimately the “Xia” archetype that has been missing from Wu (Martial) xia (Hero). ​ ​ We are also founded on principles of radical fan engagement. We believe community is critical to process of creating stories and the power of the communities to take those stories to the world. Thus our goal is to cultivate a community of fans that embody the ideals of Wuxia, inspire them to seek their own stories and even take part in the Immortal Storyverse. ​ Ultimately, we envision Immortal as a lifestyle, an attitude and spirit, dedicated to the bringing about an environment for service, empowerment, representation, empathy, authenticity and enlightenment. Even though we are a company, the underlying reason for our existence is to elevate and unite our world in positive action through stories and culture through. We believe our vision for Wuxia can uniquely accomplish just that. ​ Immortal's Mission Creation of an authentic and transformational Wuxia universe for the world through a vibrant direct to audience approach encompassing content, lifestyles and products. Awaken the Hero (Xia) in Everyone. To cause the remembrance of our inherent nobility as to undertake actions that are of benefit to oneself, and the world at large. Uniting the East and West – to bring the world together in positive common action through shared heroes and stories.

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