Ketchup Entertainment Acquires Jeremy Lin Documentary, “Linsanity”, Set To Release Oct 4

Evan Jackson Leong’s “Linsanity” , Jeremy Lin’s documentary on his rise to stardom, has been acquired by Ketchup Entertainment and will release the documentary on Oct. 4 of this year.

The documentary premiered at Sundance, and now will be launched in Boston, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco along with 10 to 15 other cities.

The documentary follows Lin’s life from his childhood in Palo Alto, Calif., to his almost impossible rise to stardom in early 2012 with the NBA team New York Knicks, which the media quickly termed it as… Read More

Singapore's MediaCorp Announces Investment Fund & Incubator Program

Fresh off JFDI Asia’s announcement of their third startup accelerator program taking applications, another company is stepping into the incubator foray. This time is the MediaCorp from Singapore as they announced an investment fund called the Mediapreneur, which will help digital media startups that are seeded or in series A capital get funded for a new incubator program. The move to the digital space for MediaCorp is a response from the increase of mobile and tablet viewing at the country than traditional television, similar to the situation here at the US with the TV becoming less… Read More

Capitalizing On A Phenomenon: PSY's "Gentleman" Setting New Records In Less Than A Week

Last fall, Korean pop star PSY changed the music scene with the release of the “Gangnam Style” music video. To date, the video has over a billion views on YouTube and the first to reach that milestone. Many wondered if he can repeat the same success or just be another one hit wonder here in the states. Turns out the haters were wrong thanks to last Saturday’s release of “Gentleman.” PSY’s newest single has been breaking records left and right from the fastest to 100 million views on YouTube (on only its fourth day). To date, it… Read More

Red Hong Yi Creates Art With Food And Paints Yao Ming With A Basketball

Yesterday I came across artist Hong Yi's painting of Yao Ming with a basketball - that's right, she painted a potrait of Yao Ming with nothing but a bucket of paint and a basketball.  I was really impressed by her skills of her painting of Yao, which you can see below in the YouTube video.  

Hong Yi, who also goes by the name "Red", is a Malaysian artist-architect.  But she is more than that. She has a YouTube Channel "ohiseeRED" and a website blogging about her works.

Hong Yi is a painter but she doesn't… Read More

Jeremy Lin: Being Asian American Hurt College Scholarship Offers

Jeremy Lin’s long awaited 60 Minutes’ piece finally aired.  We have known since last summer that 60 Minutes has been following Jeremy when he visited China and Taiwan during his now annual trip to those two countries, where he has a large following as well as families on both sides of the Taiwan Strait.

Much of the interview by 60 Minutes’ Charlie Rose was about being passed over in college, despite being a well regarded high school player in California, where he won the Player of the Year award in his senior year.  He… Read More

The Social Phenomenon That Is PSY's "Gangnam Style"

It has only been two months since K-Pop superstar PSY’s “Gangnam Style” music video first surfaced on YouTube and it is currently the biggest social phenomenon in pop culture today. The video recently reached over 107 million views in that short span, which is phenomenal and numerous parodies have seen surfacing ever since. Even popular U.S. artists like Nelly Furtado performed the hit song at one of her recent concerts at the Philippines. The song is indeed everywhere as I even heard it at Dodger Stadium during a Dodger game recently. If you don’t know what “Gangnam Style”… Read More

In The Hot Seat: Christine Yeh, Founder of Taipei 543

Taiwan, a little island off the coast of Mainland China, was once described by Portuguese traders as Ilha Formosa, or "Beautiful Island." This title has stuck with Taiwan over a long and eventful history, and visitors to the Beautiful Island often find themselves swept away by friendly locals, delicious cuisine, and an abundance of traditional Chinese culture. Unfortunately, said visitors aren't nearly as many as they should be, since for some mysterious reason, Taiwan has never registered in the public conscious like Mainland China or Hong Kong. This is changing in recent years, however, with Taiwan pop stars… Read More

Invest In Asian America

Hot on the heels of the recent Pew Research study showing that Asian American are the, "highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States" comes a video by Wells Fargo & Company that highlights the contributions of Asian Americans to the global economy. This fast-paced, typography-based video presents Asian Americans as an integral part of building a future that includes an openness to new technology, an entrepreneurial spirit, and international relations.

This data from Pew Research Center has been used in many ways over the past few weeks since it was released but this… Read More

Asian American Blogger Conference

The Asian American Journalists Association is hosting V3 Digital Media Conference on August 24 and 25 at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.  "V3: Vision, Visibility, Voice" has its roots in a blogger conference, but is hoping to expand its horizons to include online journalism, social media, and other emerging communication platforms. "As someone who straddles the two worlds of digital media and traditional news, I’m excited to have AAJA-LA’s stewardship of V3, and the new, enhanced dialogue the organization’s involvement brings to the conference," says Gil Asakawa, journalist, editor, blogging and steering committee… Read More

“Red” Games - A Profile On China’s Communist Videogames

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  As far as Asian videogame industries go, Japan’s is the oldest and most respected, having birthed a vast collection of software and hardware since the 1980s. South Korea is also now known in the videogame world, particularly for the multiplayer online titles that the country has been rolling out by the dozens ever since broadband internet became affordable to the masses. China, on the other hand, has only gained international attention in the last few years due to large numbers of mobile phone games that are published by Western companies but actually outsourced and created by Chinese developers.… Read More

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