A Conversation With Writer and Director Alan Yang
Whether it's on the big screen with The Big Sick or Crazy Rich Asians, the television screen with Fresh Off the Boat, or on a streaming platform with Never Have I Ever or Ramy, unique Asian and Asian American-focused stories seem to be having their moment — but this didn’t happen overnight.
Hollywood has been going through a visible transformation for a while, fueled by the combined force of social media movements, the rise of competitive digital streaming platforms, and an increasingly diverse audience and a pool of talented creators.
In this episode of Asia In-Depth, Emmy-award winning writer, producer, and director Alan Yang talks about his most recent project for Netflix, the feature film Tigertail about a Taiwanese immigrant family. He discusses how Hollywood has changed over his career, and how those changes affect the projects he is able to pursue. He is joined in conversation by Emmy-award winning Hollywood producer and Governor-at-Large of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Janet Yang.