2021 U.S.- Asia Entertainment Summit Honorees
This year's U.S.-Asia Entertainment Summit will celebrate Asian and Asian American contributions to film and television, both creatively and philanthropically. Asia Society has long recognized the power of audiovisual storytelling in building bridges across cultures, and the Summit will recognize a group of honorees whose impact on the medium transcends national borders. We will honor both creatives and executives, beginning with trailblazing Netflix Head of Global TV Bela Bajaria, visionary director of Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings Destin Daniel Cretton, and renowned South Korean actor Lee Byung-Hun.
In conjunction with this celebration of excellence in film, ASSC will honor the philanthropic endeavors of the establishment of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures with a tribute to its major Asian and Asian American donors. This new cultural landmark, and the inspirational ethos behind it, would not be possible without the generosity of philanthropists such as our honorees Mark Amin, Ashok and Chitra Amritraj, Julia Gouw, Peter Lam, George Takei, and Karen Wong of the Robert Chinn Foundation.