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Insiders React to Janet Yang Being Named Academy President: “She’s the Leader We Need”

On Aug. 2, hours after Janet Yang was elected as the new president of the Film Academy — becoming the first Asian person to hold the position — Universal hosted the premiere for Jo Koy’s Filipino American family comedy, Easter Sunday, where insiders cheered the historic news. “I’m so proud of her,” producer Dan Lin […]

Oscars: Janet Yang Elected President of Film Academy

Janet Yang, the Queens-born daughter of Chinese immigrants, has been elected the 36th president in the 95-year history of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The 66-year-old, who broke into showbiz by connecting key players in the Chinese and Hollywood film industries to make possible films like Empire of the Sun before becoming […]

Janet Yang, “Pillar” of Hollywood’s Asian-American Community, Honored at Academy Museum

Janet Yang, the veteran Hollywood producer who has been described as “the godmother of Asian-Americans in the industry” — and who is rumored to be a candidate to succeed David Rubin as the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ board of governors, on which she has served as a governor-at-large for […]

Oscars: Academy Board’s Three Incumbent Governors-at-Large to Return for Another Term

DeVon Franklin, Rodrigo Garcia and Janet Yang, who three years ago were appointed to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ board of governors as governors-at-large, have been reappointed, by president David Rubin, and confirmed, by the full board, for another three-year term in that same capacity. Three years ago, Franklin (a member of […]