2019 Keynote Speakers, Panelists, & Moderators

2019 Summit Honorees

The U.S.-Asia Entertainment Summit is the most prestigious gathering of dealmakers, thought leaders and content creators in American and Asian entertainment. Founded in 2010, the Summit created a forum for Hollywood and Chinese filmmakers to discuss collaboration and quickly became the premier U.S. gathering of its kind. Now in its 10th year, this signature Asia Society Southern California event has expanded the focus from U.S.-China film to encompass trends and forces transforming entertainment more broadly and across Asia.

2019 Keynote Speakers, Panelists, & Moderators

Jing Cao, Counsel, O'Melveny & Myers

Bing Chen, Chairman, Gold House


Janice Chua, VP of International Development & Production, Imagine Entertainment & Television

Francis Chung, Head of US Films, CJ Entertainment

Daniel Cohan, Feature Agent, ICM Partners

Lindsay Conner, Partner and Leader, Manatt Entertainment Group, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

Michael C. Ellis, President and Managing Director, Motion Picture Association (MPA)

Patrick Frater, Asia Editor, Variety

Yoshiko Fukuda, Manager, Production and Development, Toho International Inc.

Hieu Ho, Partner, Imminent Collision

Haichen (Sum) Huang, Co-Founder, XG Entertainment

Daniel Dae Kim, CEO, 3AD Media

Yasumasa Kutami, Vice President, Amuse Group USA

Diana Lin, Actor, THE FAREWELL

Kevin M. Lin, Co-Founder and Former COO, Twitch

Annie Luo, SVP of Business Development & Operations, Hulu


Max Michael, Head of Asia Business Development, United Talent Agency

Guneet Monga, Producer and CEO, Sikhya Entertainment

Douglas Montgomery, Chairman, Japan America Society of Southern California; Vice President, Warner Bros Home Entertainment

Tom Nagorski, Executive Vice President, Asia Society

Daljit DJ Parmar, CEO, Extraordinary Entertainment

Bennett Pozil, Executive Vice President, East West Bank

William Quan, Founder & CEO, Super-Equilibrium Digital Media

Rob Ree, Head of International Business Development, Tencent Pictures

The Honorable Kevin Rudd, Former Prime Minister of Australia; President, Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI)

Stephen L. Saltzman, Chair, Asia and Europe Entertainment and Media Practice, Paul Hastings

Sanjay Sharma, Founder & CEO, Marginal Mediaworks

Matt Sheehan, Fellow, The Paulson Institute’s MacroPolo

Katie Soo, SVP Growth Marketing, WarnerMedia

Bernie Su, Executive Producer and Co-creator of ARTIFICIAL

Rebecca Sun, Senior Reporter, The Hollywood Reporter

WANG Leehom, Singer-songwriter, Producer, Actor, and Film Director

Bob Weis, President, The Walt Disney Imagineering

Janet Yang, President, Janet Yang Productions; Governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Victor Yip, Vice President of Digital Media Distribution and Direct-to-Consumer and International, The Walt Disney Company

Mark Zee, Director, Global Digital Licensing, The Walt Disney Company

Wei Zhang, President, Alibaba Pictures

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