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  • Entire Immortal Creative Team Gather Together on a Special Panel

    One of the biggest and most memorable highlights from last week's Amplifying AAPI Representation in Entertainment 7 Media Summit was the gathering of the entire Immortal Studios creative team to talk about the amazing Immortal Storyverse that they are creating together - The Adept, Chronicles of the Immortal Swordsmen, AssassinG and Fa Sheng. It was also a wonderful opportunity for colleagues to reconnect and rekindle friendships. Watch the "Building an Interconnected Storyverse of AAPI Heroes" panel What an amazing group of talented creators, artists, illustrators, producers. See their Bios at www.aapisummit.com Peter Shiao Hank Kanalz Pop Mhan Tasha Huo Charlie Stickney Rylend Grant Jen Troy Brian Cunningham Yishan Li

  • Chloe Bennet and Peter Shiao talk at Amplifying AAPI Summit

    Chloe Bennet had an in-depth conversation with Immortal Studio's Founder/CEO Peter Shiao to wrap up our full day event, Amplifying AAPI Representation in Entertainment & Media Summit, to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Watch their conversation: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRwk-7ABHiA&t=21671s

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

    www.aapisummit.com 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: youtu.be/SRwk-7ABHiA?t=629 FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=340230520778017 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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  • Immortal Studios | Home for Modern Wuxia Stories for Martial Arts Fantasy Fans

    Available Now for Pre-Order See Artwork for our Storyverse Available Now for Pre-Order 1/7 OUR COMICS & MERCH Pre-order Quick View Chronicles of the Immortal Swordsmen - POSTER by Bernard Change Price $25.00 Pre-order Quick View Chronicles of the Immortal Swordsmen #1 - PRINT Price $17.00 Pre-order Quick View Chronicles of the Immortal Swordsmen #1 - PRINT: Bernard Chang variant cover Price $19.00 Pre-order Quick View Chronicles of the Immortal Swordsmen - POSTER by Bernard Change Price $25.00 Pre-order Quick View Chronicles of the Immortal Swordsmen #1 - PRINT Price $17.00 Pre-order Quick View Chronicles of the Immortal Swordsmen #1 - PRINT: Bernard Chang variant cover Price $19.00 Pre-order Quick View Chronicles of the Immortal Swordsmen - POSTER by Bernard Change Price $25.00 Pre-order Quick View Chronicles of the Immortal Swordsmen #1 - PRINT Price $17.00 Quick View The Adept #1 - PRINT Price $7.00 Digital Quick View The Adept #1 - DIGITAL Price $5.00 Quick View The Adept #1 - PRINT: Sam Beck variant cover Price $7.00 Quick View Sasha True Concert T-Shirt Price $20.00 Quick View The Adept #1 - PRINT Price $7.00 Digital Quick View The Adept #1 - DIGITAL Price $5.00 Quick View The Adept #1 - PRINT: Sam Beck variant cover Price $7.00 Quick View Sasha True Concert T-Shirt Price $20.00 NEWS Jun 1 Entire Immortal Creative Team Gather Together on a Special Panel One of the biggest and most memorable highlights from last week's Amplifying AAPI Representation in Entertainment 7 Media Summit was the... May 28 Chloe Bennet and Peter Shiao talk at Amplifying AAPI Summit Chloe Bennet had an in-depth conversation with Immortal Studio's Founder/CEO Peter Shiao to wrap up our full day event, Amplifying AAPI... May 28 Amazing AAPI Summit: 36 Speakers, 6 1/2 Hours LIVE, 7 Sessions - 5/26/21 www.aapisummit.com It was an amazing day with incredible conversations, inspiring stories, and in-depth & hard-hitting discussions. It... May 25 LA Times Today: Summit Amplifies AAPI Representation in Entertainment Immortal's Peter Shiao joined Lisa McRee on LA Times Today tv show to share the inspiration for the Amplifying AAPI Representation in... May 20 Immortal Announces Summit with LA Times, NextShark, CAPE as Partners PRESS RELEASE CROSS SECTION OF MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY LEADERS TO PARTICIPATE IN IMMORTAL STUDIOS VIRTUAL SUMMIT -- AMPLIFYING... May 19 Comic Book Veteran Hank Kanalz Joins Immortal as Head of Publishing Press Release Original Content Studio for Wuxia Genre Ramps Up Slate with New 2021 Titles LOS ANGELES -- May 19, 2021 -- Veteran comic... May 8 How Immortal Is Pioneering the Martial Arts Version of the Marvel Universe Thank you Lawrence Yee and TheWrap for the conversation and spotlight on Immortal's Storyverse, how we are bringing Wuxia storytelling to... Apr 3 300% Funded on Kickstarter: Chronicles of the Immortal Swordsmen Thank you everyone for backing and supporting Chronicles of the Immortal Swordsmen on Kickstarter!!! We are so excited to bring this... 1 2 3 4 5 INSIDE WUXIA Immortal is dedicated to creating stories in the martial arts fantasy genre known as Wuxia & bringing it to the global pop culture stage. We are bringing this beloved classic genre into the 21st century & introducing it to mainstream audiences by creating an interconnected storyverse of heroes, fantasy action, kung fu & empowerment. Artwork - Immortal Storyverse Artwork - Immortal Storyverse Artwork - Immortal Storyverse Artwork - Immortal Storyverse 1/7 INVEST in IMMORTAL Why Investors Invested in Immortal Studios INSIDE IMMORTAL STUDIOS The Adept Kickstarter Campaign Video The Adept Co-Creator Q&A: Tasha Huo Drawing The Adept Yishan Li Draws Sasha True Chronicles of the Immortal Swordsmen Kickstarter Campaign Video Chronicles of the Immortal Swordsmen Animated Cover Drawing Immortal Swordsmen Bernard Chang Draws Variant Cover more videos OUR COMMUNITY Our Fans - Read their Reviews Out of gallery Our Squad - Premier Martial Artists Who Support Immortal's Mission Out of gallery Our Events - Fan Engagement Amplifying AAPI Representation in Entertainment & Media Summit - May 26, 2021 Live Reading of The Adept Immortal and Shaolin Masters discuss the Shaolin Temple's Mysticism & Legends

  • Team | Immortal Studios

    Meet the Immortal Leadership team and our Advisors and Partners . LEADERSHIP TEAM 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. In his own words. 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. 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. 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. 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 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. ADVISORY BOARD Immortal is proud to have an amazing group of advisors and appreciative of their expertise and support. 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. 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. ​ Rizwan Virk – Head of MIT Game Lab and Author of the Simulation Hypothesis. Michael Vorhaus - Digital, gaming, and new media expert with 25 years experience building a consulting and research practice at Magid before starting Vorhaus Advisors. ​ Thomas Vu – Head of Franchise Development at Riot Games. 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. ​ ​ PARTNERS Immortal Studios is proud to have strategic partnerships with industry leaders that support our Storyverse and our Mission !

  • Wuxia | Immortal Studios

    What is Wuxia? It might sound unfamiliar, but Wuxia has influenced contemporary pop culture's most impactful stories from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon to The Matrix to Star Wars. W ǔ xiá which literally means martial hero in Chinese, is the name given to the thousand year old literary tradition that encompasses Chinese martial arts, philosophy, virtue, history, romance, poetry and legends. In recent time, the cultural and literary tradition spawned the cinematic genre which most people know it by. Wuxia is a martial arts fantasy genre of romanticism and poeticism from the East. It is the realm of the outsider, the wandering hero, who is compelled by circumstance to stand against injustice and champion the common person. While stylized and fantastic feats in unique Kung Fu combat is a major component of this genre, as symbolized by the word Wu (martial), it is grounded by the word Xia (knight errant-hero) which speaks to the aspiration of the genre toward virtue and compassion exemplified by those who live by this tradition. What is the Importance of Wuxia? ​ Aside from being one the world’s oldest and most popular story genres that is deeply integral to Chinese culture itself, W ǔ xiá is an ode to a noble archetype of the 俠 Xia, the selfless warrior-hero who has first mastered self, and then standing up for justice through action that transcends cultures. This is evocative of a deep desire we all have for heroism , mastery, adventure, meaning, service and victory in our own lives. For Immortal, Wuxia offers a resonant calling for our time and generation where meaning is missing from much of our popular entertainment. "'Wu' means martial arts, which signifies action, 'Xia' conveys chivalry. Wuxia. Say it gently... 'whooshah'... and it's like a breath of serenity embracing you. Say it with force, 'WuSHA!', and you can feel its power." — Samuel L. Jackson , "The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies" Our Favorite Wuxia Movies Anatomy of a Wuxia Novel The Shaolin Phoenix Into the Badlands

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