"We will undoubtedly look back on 2018 as a game-changing year for Asians"
Michelle Yeoh and Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara will be honored at the Asia Society US-China Summit.
Yeoh will be honored for her acting, producing and writing achievements, whilst Tsujihara will be honored for his vision and leadership.
Warner Bros recently released all-Asian cast film Crazy Rich Asians and The Meg, which starred Chinese actress Fan Bingbing.
The Meg director Jon Turteltaub, Crazy Rich Asians producer John Penotti and Legendary East CEO Wayne Jiang will feature as prominent speakers. fFrmer Wanda executive Jack Gao, and Albert Cheng, COO and co-head of television at Amazon Studios, will also speak.
Held at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on 30 October, the summit is a conjunction with the Beijing Film Academy and the China Onscreen Biennial. Organizations such as the Los Angeles Chinese Film Festival and the Asian World Film Festival will also support the event.
Chinese actress and director Eva Jin, producer Ben Ji, Warner Bros executive Chantal Nong, MPA Asia Pacific president Mike Ellis, and Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin will also feature at the event.
“Michelle (Yeoh) outdid herself with her Oscar-worthy performance in ‘Crazy Rich Asians.’ We will undoubtedly look back on 2018 as a game-changing year for Asians and Asian-Americans because of Kevin Tsujihara and Warner Bros.,” said Janet Yang, chair of the Entertainment Summit.
USC School of Cinematic Arts Dean Elizabeth Daley and Time Warner professor at the Steven J. Ross will also be honored.
“Elizabeth Daley has steadily and brilliantly built a robust people-to-people relationship between China and the USC Cinema community that transcends anything Washington can do,” added Yang.
In other news, Michelle Yeoh recently discussed her Crazy Rich Asians character Eleanor Young, saying that “family really resonates.”