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SFIAAFF ’07: Spotlight on Spencer Nakasako with Justin Lin

Feeling that Director Justin Lin will most certainly be in the media spotlight in the months to come, I wanted to share this gem with you all from our SFIAAFF archives. These videos are of Justin Lin doing an on-stage interview with Spencer Nakasako at the 2007 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. Spencer and Justin discuss Asian American cinema with humorous stories, thoughtful insight and colorful language.

CAAM Presents: Cherylene Lee on CHARLIE CHAN AT THE OLYMPICS

I was heartened that Yunte Huang’s book, Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History, actually gave vivid life to the real-life detective, Chang Apana, a Hawaiian policeman, who inspired Earl Biggers to create the Charlie Chan book series. He presented a revisionist image to the Charlie Chan movies I had seen where a white actor played the sage, wise, unbeatable detective.

ON THE CLOCK: Mr. Hyphen 2.0

In this next episode of ON THE CLOCK, Kyle Chu, winner of the Mr. Hyphen 2010 pageant stops by the CAAM office to talk about what he’s been up to since winning the title. Everyone in the office is happy that Kyle wears the Mr. Hyphen crown. But there is one CAAM employee who is quite jealous of the attention and fame that the crown brings.

Could a Transmedia Approach be the Future of Public Media?

Last Friday, I made the trek from the bay to sunny LA to check out the Transmedia, Hollywood 2: Visual Culture and Design conference at the UCLA film school. This conference brought together an interesting collection of screenwriters, theme park creators, production designers, executive producers and media scholars to discuss Transmedia Storytelling.