AAPI

Sundance Announces Fellowship and Scholarship for AAPI Artists

Sundance Institute, the organization behind the yearly film festival in Park City, has partnered with the Asian American Foundation to create a fellowship and scholarship, which will be…

Jo Koy, Dan Lin Close Inaugural Rise for Comedy Festival With $75,000 Donation to Filipino Nonprofit

Comedian Jo Koy and film producer Dan Lin wrapped the inaugural Rise for Comedy festival on Thursday with a $75,000 donation to the nonprofit Search to Involve Pilipino Americans…

‘Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai’: Joe Dante’s Take, Pitching Steven Spielberg, Gizmo Charisma, Getting China Right

HBO Max’s animated prequel series “Gremlins: Spirit of the Mogwai,” which world premiered on June 16 at France’s Annecy Animation Festival, begins with a hint of “The Sound…

Spectrum News 1 Takes Over as Most-Nominated Local Station for 2022 Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards

Local cable news upstart Spectrum News 1 has taken the crown for the first time ever in Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards nominations. The outlet, which just launched…

Emmy Predictions: Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Pete Davidson on the Bubble for a Farewell Acting Nom for ‘Saturday Night Live’

Variety Awards Circuit section is the home for all awards news and related content throughout the year, featuring the following: the official awards predictions for the upcoming Oscars…

BTS Speaks With President Biden About AAPI Inclusion, Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

For the final day of Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month, the Korean pop supergroup BTS stopped by the White House on Tuesday to speak with President…

‘American Made’ Producer Johnny Lin on Laying the Storytelling Foundation to Inspire the Next Generation

I work in the film industry, so storytelling is in my nature. There is an invaluable power to storytelling; stories are what allow us to connect. They are…

11 AAPI Acting Contenders for Emmy Consideration: From Lee Jung-jae to Sandra Oh

We shouldn’t only celebrate AAPI representation in May, as the artistic contributions of our global talents have produced some of the best television and film productions in the…

Filmmaker Geeta Malik on Representation: ‘Being Seen Can Be a Double-Edged Sword’ (Guest Column)

In “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” Francie Nolan sat on her fire escape, ate peppermint wafers, spied on her neighbors, and read books. In Aurora, I sat on…

10 AAPI Music Executives Making an Impact in 2022

The Asian American and Pacific Islander community has long played an integral role in American culture at large, and its influence has extended to the music industry with…

Asian Americans Are Not a Monolith in Their Stories, Says Filmmaker Sujata Day

My parents were born and raised in Kolkata, India, and experienced the golden age of Bengali cinema. They could see themselves in characters onscreen solving mysteries like Soumitra…

‘The Cleaning Lady’ Showrunner Miranda Kwok Gives a Voice to Those Who Are ‘Normally Pushed Into the Shadows’

As we celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Month, I have to express how grateful I am to have such an amazing platform to tell stories that represent voices…