Actors Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu to join free webinar

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Stephanie Hsu, Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan in Everything Everywhere All at Once. A24 photo

By Louis Chan, AsAmNews National Correspondent

The Producer Guild of America recently announced that Stephanie Hsu and Ke Huy Quan will be joining its free webinar to mark Asian American Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian Heritage Month on May 25.

The two co-star in the science fiction/comedy Everything Everywhere All at Once, starring Michelle Yeoh.

The film is on track to be A24’s highest-grossing film ever in the studio’s history.

Quan and Hsu will be joined by the film’s producer Jonathan Wang who’s also produced Swiss Army Man which won the U.S. Dramatic Directing Award after premiering at Sundance in 2016. He’s also directed several music projects with Bob Dylan, Beyonce’ and Jay-Z.

The virtual panel is sponsored by the PGA’s Asian American and Pacific Islanders Working Group along with AsAmNews, Asian Canadian Film Alliance, Gold House, SOHO International Film Festival, Diaspora and AAPI LA.

Quan’s appearance in Everything Everywhere All At Once marks his return to the big screen after a 20-year absence. He appeared as Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and again in The Goonies as a beloved young misfit. In between he worked behind the scenes on several films including Encino Man.

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Hsu is best known for being a regular in the SAG Award-winning comedy/drama on Amazon, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. She will also appear in an upcoming but untitled comedy from Adele Lim. She recently received nominations for a Lucille Lortel Award and Drama Desk Award for her role in Be More Chill.

Hsu, Quan and Wang will be joined by the producers of The Cleaning Lady on Fox. In this writer’s opinion, that’s the best show on network television that people aren’t watching.

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Executive Producer Miranda Kwok also wrote the pilot for the show and is an alum of the WGA Showrunner Training Program, the WGA Writer Access Project, the CBS Writers Mentoring Program, and Film Independent’s Project: Involve. Fun fact-she is a 76th generation descendant of Confucius.

Co-executive producer Denise Hahn is a child of Korean immigrants and trained for the Olympic trials in synchronized swimming. She landed a staff job on Grey’s Anatomy, launching her TV career. She’s also written for Pure Genius, Rise and As We See It.

The panelists will discuss what goes into making a sleeper hit. You can catch it on May 25 at 4pm Pacific Times/ 7pm Eastern. You must register to get the link to this free presentation.

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