[Culture] Reception Honoring Christine Yoo, Korean-American Filmmaker
Asia Society held a cocktail reception honoring Christine Yoo, Korean-American filmmaker, at Pierre's Bar, Lotte Hotel on May 3, 2012. Christine Yoo’s award-winning feature debut, “Wedding Palace,” is the 1st US-Korea independent co-production and was shot on location in Los Angeles and Seoul. The film is set for theatrical release in 2012 after screening to sold out festival audiences and college campuses nationwide. She produced, directed and co-wrote the film with the support of the Los Angeles Korea town business community, Korean corporate sponsorship, along with the Korean government support. Prior to making “Wedding Palace,” Yoo worked as a freelance writer and editor for more than a decade in features, television and commercials. Highlights include writing the hit anime series “Afro Samurai”starring Samuel L. Jackson for FujiTV/Spike TV. Yoo comes to filmmaking with a background in music, as a competitive pianist and fine art. Currently, Yoo is developing a commercial directing reel. Yoo served as a judge for the White House Asian American Pacific Islander Initiative (AAPII) 2011 video challenge, “What’s Your Story?” Yoo also was selected to represent Asian Americans in Hollywood at the first ever White House AAPII National Philanthropy Briefing in the arts & culture forum in April 2012.
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