“First you make them laugh, then you make them listen.”
That’s what actress Keiko Agena says about Asian AF,an Asian American variety show in Los Angeles to combat the underrepresentation of Asians in Hollywood, reports ABC News
The actress from Gilmore Girls and 13 Reasons Why was one of the featured performers … Read more
By Takuma Okada
Weekend box office sales are in through Saturday, and the whitewashing adaptation of the multi-media Japanese phenomenon Ghost in the Shell struggled against Beauty and the Beast and Boss Baby. Ghost took the number three spot, taking in only $20 million compared to $48 million for … Read more
The controversy erupted shortly after Netflix released its trailer last week for its adaptation of the popular Japanese manga Death Note.
Nat Wolff has been cast in the main role of Light Turner. The name of the … Read more
By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge
This is hilarious! At the risk of creating more buzz for the movie Ghost In The Shell, I had to share how the movie’s ad campaign backfired. Instead of promoting the film, it provided … Read more
Asian Americans are taking to the media, where they are often stereotyped as quiet and passive, to boldly and bravely voice their dissenting opinions.
By Ed Diokno
It would be easy to describe the year as an awful year with the highlight – or, lowlight, depending on your point of view – being the election of Donald Trump.
But something was happening among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders that might make 2016 a year to relish. The … Read more
By Len Patel
Scotch tape is out. Digital effects are in. The results are the same.
VC Post is reporting that Dreamworks is determined to move forward with plans to cast Scarlett Johansson as Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell.
A Care 2 petition by fans of the anime classic for an Asian actress to play the role has attracted 54,000 signatures so far.
Filming is scheduled to begin … Read more
With that in mind, more than 32,000 have signed a petition on Care2Petititions demanding that Disney not whitewash the upcoming live action version of Mulan now in development.
Natalie Molnar, a children’s librarian from Michigan, launched the petition, according to the International Business Times.
Casting … Read more
A petition has been launched urging the producers of the upcoming adaptation of the Japanese film Ghost in the Shell not to cast Scarlett Johansson, reports the New Zealand Herald.
The petition directed at DreamWorks reads:
“The original film is set in Japan, and the major cast members are Japanese … So why … Read more