This panel from the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) Legislative Leadership Summit presented the voices of AAPI leaders in Hollywood.
The participants represent a variety of roles within the broader entertainment industry who are working to ensure that there is more diversity in America. This discussion followed how they ended up in this industry, challenges they have faced in roles where there are few other AAPIs, and their thoughts on increasing diversity in these spaces. They also shared their respective media companies’ plans to elevate Asian American stories, both in front and behind the camera.
• Ashley Chang, Hulu
• Mariecar Mendoza, San Francisco Chronicle
• Patricia Ratulangi, Nielsen