Immortal Studios is hosting a free virtual summit, “Amplifying AAPI Representation in Entertainment and Media: Our Faces, Our Stories, Our Time,” to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month on Wednesday, May 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. PST.

Director Jon M. Chu and Sen. Mazie Hirono

Partners: Los Angeles Times, NextShark, and CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment).

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This unique event brings together prominent AAPI storytellers, industry executives, tech innovators and elected officials. By creating conversations with this diverse group and linking them to the public, the goal is share ideas, elevate awareness and impact how entertainment is produced and how media covers AAPIs – resulting in AAPIs being properly represented at an unprecedented scale.

Speakers include:

Chris Argentieri, president/COO of Los Angeles Times

Sewell Chan, editorial page editor, Los Angeles Times

Jon M. Chu, director of “Crazy Rich Asians,” “In the Heights”

Wenda Fong, producer, CAPE co-founder

Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii

Kelly Hu, actor, “Finding Ohana,” “X-Men 2,” “The Scorpion King”

Tasha Huo, writer, “Red Sonja,” “Tomb Raider” (animated), “The Adept”

Bill Imada, chairman/chief connectivity officer, IW Group

Christina M. Kim, executive producer of “Kung Fu”

Patrick Lee, co-founder of Rotten Tomatoes

Rep. Ted Lieu of California

Richard Lui, news anchor, MSNBC

Benny Luo, founder, NextShark

Andrew Ooi, CEO, Echelon Talent Management

Pat Shah, head of content acquisition and development, Audible

Sanjay Sharma, founder/CEO, Marginal Mediaworks

Peter Shiao, founder/CEO, Immortal Studios

Celine Parreñas Shimizu, film scholar and filmmaker

Michelle Sugihara, executive director, CAPE

Bill Wong, political advisor

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