ASIAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL BOARD MEMBERS

 

HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS

 AMARSAIKHAN “AMRAA” BALJINNYAM,  Actor/Producer (Mongolia)

AMIN MAALOUF, French/Lebanese Best-Selling Author, Member of the Academie Française- one of the 40 immortals

AMY TAN, Author of The Joy Luck Club

ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA, Former Mayor of Los Angeles. Running for Governor of California

BOBBY MORESCO, Oscar-Winning Screenwriter & Director

DAVID HENRY HWANG, Tony Award-Winning Playwright, Pulitzer Finalist, Screen and TV writer, Co-Founder CAPE

DAVID SEIDLER, Oscar-Winning Screenwriter

FERRIS WEHBE, Community Leader and Co-Founder of the Hollywood Schoolhouse

FRITZ FRIEDMAN, Studio Publicist – 34 years with SonyStudios, Co-founder of CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment)

GEORGE OVASHVILI, Filmmaker from the Republic of Georgia, short-listed for the Oscars.

GRACE YOO, Korean Activist and Public Figure

HARRY SHUM Jr., Actor

HON. ROY PAUL, Judge for the Superior Court of Los Angeles County in California

HRH PRINCE GHARIOS OF GHASSAN, Filmmaker and Heir of the Ghassanid Dynasty

JANET YANG, Golden Globe & Emmy-Winning Producer and Oscar Nominated Producer

JEAN-MARC VALLEE, Director of Oscar Nominated DALLAS BUYERS CLUB

JOAN CHEN, Award-Winning Actress

KEN LEUNG, Award-Winning Actor

KEVIN JAMES, Director and Chief Liaison, Mayor’s Office of Film and Television Production, City of Los Angeles

LAUREN TOM, Obie-Winning Actress

LISA LU, Award-Winning Actress

LUCY LIU, Screen Actors Guild Award-Winning Actress

MARGARET CHO, Comedienne/Actress/Writer/Producer

MARIO KASSAR, Executive Producer

MING-NA WEN, Screen Actors Guild Award-Nominated Actress

MURRAY WEISSMAN, Chairman and Co-Founder, Weissman/Markovitz Communications (In Memoriam)

NAN YING, Musician, First Violinist

PETER BELSITO, International Film Consultant and Producer

RICK MARKOVITZ, President, Weissman/Markovitz Communication

ROSALIND CHAO, Actress

SRILA SINGH, Philanthropist & Arts Mentor

TAMLYN TOMITA, Award Winning Actress

TEDDY ZEE, Producer, Studio Executive

VLADIMIR MENSHOV, Oscar Winning-Director (Russia)


 

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

 

ADELE LIM, Writers Guild of America Award-Nominated Screenwriter

ANDRE MORGAN, Award-Winning Producer

CARLO SILIOTTO, Film Composer, Italy

GIA NOORTAS , Film Producer/Director, Head of Honorary Consulate of Kazakhstan in Los Angeles

HEATHER RAE, Oscar-Nominated Producer & Actress

IGOR KOKAREV, Scholar and Expert on Soviet and American Film History

IMRAN KHAN, American/Indian Star

JEFF ANDRICK, Film Executive

JEREMY KAGAN, Emmy-Winning TV and Film Director

KANAT TOREBAY, Film Producer (Kazakhstan)

KEON-SEOP PARK, South Korean Film Producer

LEXI GUO, Founder & Director of the AFMA Film Festival (Chinese Movies)

LIANNE HU, Film Producer

LULU WANG, Award-Winning Director

MEDHA JAISHANKAR, Film and TV Producer

MERAL MELIKA DURAN, European Parliament Political Advisor, WECTAC Foundation Co-Founder & President and West Coast Turkish Chamber of Commerce Executive Director

MICHELE SUGIHARA, Executive Director of CAPE USA (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment)

NICK N. RASLAN, Film Producer

PHILIPPE MARTINEZ, Producer/Director

SERGEI BODROV, 2-time Oscar Nominated Director ( Kazakhstan, Russia)

SYDNEY LEVINE, International Film Consultant and Indiewire columnist, SydneysBuzz

TABREZ NOORANI, American/Indian Film Producer and Director (Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi, Love Sonia)

THOMAS AUJERO SMALL, Writer and Vice Mayor of Culver City.

THOMAS LIM, Director/Producer/Actor, Singapore

YING YE, Producer & Distributor, Managing Director of Easternlight Films (Arclight)

YOKO NARAHACHI, Casting Director/Film Director, Japan