David Henry Hwang
playwright wrote the Obie Award-winning FOB, M Butterfly (Drama
Desk Award, John Gassner Award, Tony Award & "Pulitzer Prize for
Drama" nominee), Disney's Aida (4 Tony Awards), Flower Drum Song
(Tony Nomination) and many others. Awarded Rockefeller Fellowship,
a Guggenheim Fellowship, member of the President's Committee on
the Arts and Humanities, served by appointment of President Clinton
on the President's Committee for the Arts and the Humanities and
a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. He's worked with Elton
John, Phillip Glass, Bright Sheng, Prince, Phil Collins and Howard
Media International in 1988. His company participates in music
(via working with Universal Studio, Paramount Pictures, Shanghai
TV & China Center TV Station/CCTV), television (300
TV episodes), promoted numerous U.S. companies expanding their
business into China, U.S./China
cultural exchanges (C&S organized 3 US government economical
and culture delegations to China) and set up Sister/Friendship City
relationship between Hollwood and U.S..
Senior and founding
partner of CONVERGENZ/Solutions. Her expertise spans marketing,
communications, journalism, and electronic media in the entertainment,
multimedia, and technology industries to the event. Her analysis
of retail new media trends has been in Billboard Magazine, SN Magazine,
Video Business Magazine, Perfect Vision, and Computer Life (U.S.
and U.K. editions).
Ray Murphy Jr.
Chairman & CEO
of Sands Street Entertainment (SSE) who's responsible for SSE's
operations throughout North America, Vice President of People Of
Color Entertainment (POC) a promotion company for live concerts/straight
to DVD concerts & Co-Founder and President of The African -American
Comedy Association. He was President of Eddie Murphy Productions
for two years and Vice President for seven years resulting in interfacing/negotiating
deals with peoplesuch as Michael Ovitz (CAA) and Jerry Lewis Productions.
While President he oversaw $50M+ features such as "Another 48 Hours",
"Dr. Doolittle", "Metro", "Life" and "Beverly Hills Cop 3."
William "Mo" Marumoto
W. Bush named him to the President's Advisory Committee on the Arts
of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Presently serves
on the Board of Trustees of the Japanese American National Museum,
the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies,
Asian American Government Executives Network, the George Washington
University Graduate School of Business and Public Management and
the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging. He was the first Asian
Pacific American to ever serve on the executive level of The White
of the Screen Actors Guild's (SAG) board, Board of Directors of
the Cultural Environment Movement (CEM), Board of Directors of the
Screen Actors Guild, Board of Directors of the Harvard-Radcliffe
Club of Southern California, Board of Directors of the Legal Aid
Society of Orange County, Beverly Hills-Hollywood Branch of the
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Community
Advisory Committee of the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency's
Crenshaw Corridor Redevelopment Project (8th Council District).
Dr. Simon Chang
who has won various awards for "Best Screenplay" (Golden Bell Awards/2001)
and "Best Art Direction (Golden Bell Awards/2001). He has been the
organizer (China Week) at the Edinburgh Film Festival, Principal
at Taiwanese Film Festival in Vienna Austria, Music Director at
Indogo Skies Music, Music Director/Comper for "April Rhapsody" (TV
Series), Producer of "Fleeing by Night" (Feature Film), Producer
of the program "New Vision of the 21st Century," Producer of "Fingers"
(Feature Film), Producer of "Little Hero" (3D Animation Feature),
Producer/Director/Music Director of "Death Game of Mr. DotCom" (TV
Film), Producer/Director, Music Director and Composer of "Crystal
Lover" (TV Series), Producer/Director, Music Director/Composer of
"Star Sand" (TV Film), Principal in "Cages" with Broadband Films.
Harvest L. Smith
Affiliate Sales and Relations for Universal Television and responsible
for the distribution/marketing of the company's family of networks
such as USA Networks, SciFi Channel, TRIO and NWI. Previously was
head of the Basketball Marketing and Sales division for ASICS Tiger
Corp. and Black Entertainment Television (BET).
David Earl Honig
Executive Director of Minority Media and Telecommunications Council
(MMTC) - whic is the principal organization conducting rulemaking
and policy litigation before the FCC on behalf of national minority
and civil rights organizations.
placement" in the entertainment industry. Baldoni launched Baldoni
Entertainment on Steven Spielberg's "Gremlins". Since its inception
in 1983, Baldoni Entertainment has worked with every major studio
on such films as; Back to the Future, Moonstruck, Lethal Weapon,
Top Gun, Driving Miss Daisy, Ghostbusters, Scent of a Woman, Pretty
Woman, The Firm, The Fugitive, Twins, Beverly Hills Cop II, Patriot
Games, A Few Good Men, The Birdcage, Jerry Maguire, My Best Friend's
Wedding, Charlie's Angels, Spiderman and countless others.
of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. As president of Arslanian
& Associates, Inc., a Hollywood-based public relations firm specializing
in entertainment and tourism marketing - along with product placement
w/clients such as Cross Pen Co, Dole Foods, Frederick's of Hollywood,
Cross time pieces and TSR Wireless.
include Cessna Aircraft, Kraft Foods, Ralph Lauren Polo, United
Artists, The Creative Artist Agency and others. In the past - he
has worked with the Association of Latin Professionals in Finance
& Accounting, Channel 18 (KSCI-TV), Latin Business Association,
CAA, Abercrombie & Fitch, Polo.Com and Uno Productions.
founder of CAA, describes Sheeraz Hasan as the gateway (through
his program "Tinseltown TV that airs in 80 countries) to Bollywood-the
nickname for India's thriving film industry. His talk show broadcasts
to 500 million people in India, Iran, and elsewhere in the Middle
East with a long list of interviews with "A-List" Hollywood stars
regarding their spiritual (The Spiritual Side of Hollywood Segment)
and entertainment lives.
a myriad of disciplines to help business owners maximize the value
of companies. His company Anthony
Mar Advisors synthesizes every aspect of financial and operational
management to help business owners turn under-performing companies
into viable growing concerns through re-capitalization, restructured
operations and strategic planning. He is also the event's "CFO."
He has worked
with American music artists such as Don Was, Brian Wilson, Rob Wasserman,
Brandy, Tower of Power horns, Ed Cherney, Carl Wilson, Van Dyke
Parks and others. Within the Asian Scene, he has worked with include
Alex To, Jenny, The Wynners/Alan Tam, Adam Cheng-Lisa Wang, Eraserheads,
Gary V. and others. Within the film industry - he's worked with
Hermes Pan, Gower Champion, Burt Bacharach, MGM, Cannon Pictures,
Sony Pictures, Bobby Van, Bessie Loo, Danny Robinson (APA) and others.
He has been involved with numerous community events with the Asian
American communities with sponsors such as Denny's Restaurants/Advantica,
Pacific Bell/a SBC Company, The Gas Company/Sempra Energy Industry,
AT&T Wireless, LA Dodgers, International Channel/KSCI, 99 Market,
Mercedes Benz and Bridgecreek Development.