Director: Lulu Wang
Producers: Anita Gou and Jane Zheng
Cast: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Zhao Shuzhen, Lu Hong, Jiang Yongbo
Writer: Lulu Wang
Synopsis: A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family’s decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.
Why Open: Based on her true story, visionary Director Lulu Wang helms the Sundance favorite, starring 2018’s breakout star, Awkwafina.
Cast: Jimmy Wong, Constance Wu, John Cho, Jimmy O. Yang, Jackie Chan, Ian Chen, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Will Yun Lee, and Bobby Lee.
Producer: Jackie Chan’s Sparkle Media, Qi Jianghong
Synopsis: A tale of discovering the greatest wish of all.
Why Open: In addition to starring a host of stellar Asian superstars, Sparkle Roll Media (Jackie Chan’s company) is producing.
Cast: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Cliff Curtis, Lori Pelenise Tuisano, Roman Reigns, Josh Mauga and John Tui
Synopsis: A spinoff of The Fate of the Furious, focusing on Johnson’s U.S. Diplomatic Security Agent Luke Hobbs forming an unlikely alliance with Statham’s Deckard Shaw.
Why Open: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is one of the only stars in the world who can still open a film. Plus, he’s one of us! Fast & the Furious is also one of the most lucrative film franchises in history, boasting past directors including Justin Lin and James Wan (whose turn at Furious 7 became a #WanBillion dollar film).
Cast: Celia Au, Lawrence Kao, Tzi Ma, Lewis Tan, Byron Man, and more.
Synopsis: A period crime drama set against the backdrop of the brutal Tong Wars in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 1800s.
Cast: Hong Chau, Nikesh Patel, Emily Ng, Molly Harris
Synopsis: In order to rescue his criminal father and restore the family fortune, Artemis Fowl II and his trusted servant and bodyguard Butler seek the existence of fairies (believing that it makes a connection to his father) in hopes of robbing them.
Creator: Alexander Woo
Cast: Derek Mio, George Takei, Lee Shorten, Kiki Sukezane, Shinjo Usami, Naoko Mori, Miki Ishikawa
Director (Pilot): Josef Kubota Wladyka
Synopsis: “The Terror: Infamy,” helmed by showrunner Alexander Woo (“True Blood”), is a haunting and suspenseful series set in Japanese internment camps during World War II. The story centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese-American community, and a young man’s journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible. The series features a cast and crew with a number of personal connections to this historical time, starting with George Takei, who lived in two internment camps as a child, is on board as a series regular and consultant. The lead character is played by Derek Mio, a fourth generation Japanese American, whose grandfather lived on Terminal Island and was sent to Manzanar internment camp after Pearl Harbor. Mio also recently appeared in “Medal of Honor,” (Netflix docu-series) where he portrayed WWII Medal of Honor Recipient Hiroshi Miyamura. Adding to the deep connection to the story, director Josef Kubota’s grandfather was in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb dropped and managed to survive.
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Cast: Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra
Synopsis: In 1987, during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.
Why Open: The Sundance hit, directed by the inimitable Gurinder Chadha, is the story of a Muslim teen in 1987 Britain who learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.
Cast: Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Tsai Chin
Executives: Abhijay Prakash, Christina Lee Storm
Synopsis: Pearl Studio and DreamWorks Animation’s co-production ABOMINABLE takes audiences on an epic 3,000-mile journey from the streets of Shanghai to the breathtaking Himalayan snowscapes. When a mischievous group of friends encounter a young Yeti, they embark upon an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth.
Why Open: American-Chinese animated adventure film with an all-star Asian cast. Several executives including Abhijay Prakash (Universal Filmed Entertainment Group President) and Christina Lee Storm (DreamWorks Animation VP of Technology) rank among the most senior Asians in Hollywood who are consistently committed to further enabling diversity.