2019 U.S.-Asia Entertainment Summit

2019 Summit Honorees


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90049


8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
Herscher Hall

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. We're delighted to have the following panelists:

Jing Cao, Counsel, O'Melveny & Myers

Bing Chen, Co-Founder and Chairman, Gold House

Peilin Chou, Chief Creative Officer, Pearl Studio

Tiffany Chu, actress, MS PURPLE, ARTIFICIAL

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

Francis Chung, VP, Global Co Productions, CJ Entertainment

Daniel Cohan, MP Lit Agent, ICM Partners

Lindsay Conner, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

Mike Ellis, President and Managing Director Asia Pacific, Motion Picture Association (MPA)

Patrick Frater, Asia Bureau Chief, Variety

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

Nisha Ganatra, director, LATE NIGHT; filmmaker

Hieu Ho, Partner, Imminent Collision

Daniel Dae Kim, actor, HAWAII 5-0, HELLBOY; CEO, 3AD Media

Yasumasa Kutami, Vice President, Amuse Group USA

Diana Lin, actress, THE FAREWELL

Kevin Lin, Co-Founder and Former COO, Twitch

Annie Luo, SVP, Business Development & Operations, Hulu

Tzi Ma, actor, THE FAREWELL

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

Guneet Monga, producer, PERIOD END OF SENTENCE; CEO, Sikhya Entertainment

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

Daljit Parmer, CEO, Extraordinary Entertainment

Bennett Pozil, EVP, Director of Corporate Banking, East West Bank

William Quan, Founder & CEO at Super-Equilibrium Digital Media, member of CUE Group

Rob Ree, Head of International Business Development, Tencent Pictures

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

Stephen Saltzman, Chair, Asia Entertainment and Media, Paul Hastings LLP

Sanjay Sharma, Founder/CEO, Marginal Mediaworks

Matt Sheehan, author, The Transpacific Experiment

Bernie Su, Executive Producer and Co-creator, ARTIFICIAL

Kevin Sun, President, Sunac Culture Group

Rebecca Sun, Senior Reporter, The Hollywood Reporter

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

Bob Weis, President, The Walt Disney Imagineering

Steven Xiang, CEO, Huanxi Media Group

Janet Yang, Chair, U.S.-Asia Entertainment; Member, Board of Governors, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science

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

Wei Zhang, President, Alibaba Pictures

More to come...