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Rebecca Sun

Senior Editor, Diversity & Inclusion

Rebecca Sun is Senior Editor of Diversity and Inclusion at The Hollywood Reporter, where she oversees equity and representation. She is an alumna of the Gold House A100 list of the most impactful APIs in culture, and her reporting has won both National Arts & Entertainment Journalism and Southern California Journalism awards from the Los Angeles Press Club as well as a GLAAD Media Award nomination. Sun began her career at Sports Illustrated. A native of the Bay Area, she earned a master’s degree in journalism from NYU and a bachelor’s degree in biology and English from Duke University.

Sundance Sets Festival’s First South Asian Lodge With Nonprofit 1497 (Exclusive)

Sundance in 2023 will feature the festival’s first-ever South Asian Lodge, thanks to the nonprofit organization 1497. The group is collaborating with filmmakers Shruti Ganguly and Tanya Selvaratnam to develop the lodge, which will be housed at Park City yoga studio The Shop on Jan. 21 and 22. The two days of programming will include […]

Sundance Sets Official AAPI House With Daniel Dae Kim, Gold House and The Asian American Foundation (Exclusive)

The Sundance Film Festival is getting an official AAPI house this year, thanks to Daniel Dae Kim, Gold House and The Asian American Foundation (TAAF). Under a new banner known as Sunrise Collective, the actor’s production company, 3AD, and the two Asian American organizations will host three days of programming Jan. 20 through 22 at […]

John Oliver, Amy Schumer and More Sign Writers Guild DEI Pledge for Late Night and Comedy/Variety TV Writers

The Writers Guild of America East and Writers Guild of America West have crafted a pledge committing to improving diversity, equity and inclusion in late night and comedy/variety TV, signed by more than 50 supervisory scribes in the space. The diverse group, which includes John Oliver, Amber Ruffin, Amy Schumer and Charlamagne tha God, acknowledges […]

SeeHer, Gold House Release Writers’ Guide for Depictions of API Women (Exclusive)

SeeHer, an organization focused on accurate portrayals of women and girls in media and advertising, has released a new guide on how to write Asian Pacific Islander women authentically. First announced in May at the Gold Gala, the lavish fete thrown by Gold House, which partnered with SeeHer to develop the API resource, the guide […]

Banijay Americas Teams With Best Buy for L.A.-Based Entertainment Career Development Program (Exclusive)

Banijay Americas and Best Buy are launching a new program to provide access to entertainment industry careers for high school students and recent graduates in Los Angeles. The reality production and distribution giant — whose shows include Emmy-winning Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls as well as MasterChef, The Real Housewives of Atlanta and […]

Study: Latino Immigrant Representation on TV Decreases, Black and API Immigrants Up (Exclusive)

Representation of immigrant characters continues to be a work in progress, according to the third study between the immigrant culture change organization Define American and the USC Norman Lear Center’s Media Impact Project. Over the past two television seasons, representation of Black and Asian Pacific Islander (API) immigrant characters at least doubled, but that coincided […]

Ava DuVernay’s Array Releasing Launches In-Flight Channel on JetBlue

Indie filmmakers who are women and directors from the global majority will now have access to a new level of audience — literally. Ava DuVernay’s distribution vehicle Array Releasing has partnered with JetBlue to launch a pop-up in-flight channel that will screen a dozen Array features. “Over the years, I’ve experienced transformative moments by watching […]

Kelly Marie Tran, ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Director Carlos López Estrada Launch Antigravity Academy Banner (Exclusive)

Kelly Marie Tran and her Raya and the Last Dragon director Carlos López Estrada (who helmed the Oscar-winning animated feature alongside Don Hall) are officially coming together professionally. The pair have launched production company Antigravity Academy, which will develop and produce movies, television, theater and short-form content from and about people from historically excluded communities. […]

Making of ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’: How Directing Duo Daniels Created a Multiverse With $14M

A film about a middle-aged woman undergoing a tax audit should be a relatively simple proposition, unless it’s in the collective hands of the filmmaking duo known as Daniels. Everything Everywhere All at Once is a multiverse movie, but unlike the superhero tentpoles that typically define the concept, this everything-plus-the-kitchen-sink picture — at $100.6 million […]

Academy Museum to Present Monthlong ‘Hollywood Chinese’ Screening Series

The Academy Museum is dedicating November to a monthlong reflection on the history of Chinese depictions in cinema. “Hollywood Chinese: The First 100 Years,” programmed by documentarian and longtime Academy member Arthur Dong, is a screening series of features and shorts – some classics, some obscurities – that mark both highlights and lowlights of how […]

At 93, Actor James Hong Reflects on Breaking Barriers and Seminal Roles

With 700-plus acting credits (and still counting), James Hong, 93, is literally a living Hollywood legend, and the fitting Icon Award recipient for the Critics Choice Association’s inaugural Celebration of Asian Pacific Cinema and Television on Nov. 4 in L.A. After a day recording for Kung Fu Panda 4 — where, as Po’s dad, he […]

Columnist Accuses Sacheen Littlefeather of Falsifying Native Identity

Three weeks after Sacheen Littlefeather’s death, a writer has come forward with claims that the celebrated activist and former actress spent her life fraudulently posing as a Native American. Littlefeather died Oct. 2 of metastasized breast cancer at age 75. In a piece published in the San Francisco Chronicle’s Open Forum opinion section Saturday, Jacqueline […]