Subverting Stereotypes: Re-Writing Asian American Narratives in Film and TV

About This Event

Stereotypes towards people of Asian heritage have proliferated throughout U.S. history, largely reinforced by a dearth of authentic representations of the varied cultures that make up this population. For this panel, we will briefly review historic portrayals of Asian Americans in film and television to understand how Hollywood has contributed to harmful characterizations of our community, and we'll discuss how Asian American film and TV writers are updating and revising onscreen and behind-the-screen narratives to be more inclusive, multi-dimensional, and authentic.

Location / Venue

  • Time:
  • May 06, 2021 04:00 pm to
  • May 06, 2021 05:30 pm PT
The Writers Guild Foundation

Event to Support The Writers Guild Foundation

Founded in 1966, the Writers Guild Foundation is the premier resource for emerging writers and movie and TV lovers in Hollywood. Boasting a busy calendar of high-value events and a vast, seemingly bottomless toolbox for writers, the Foundation is unmatched in its mission to promote and preserve the craft, history, and voices of screen storytelling.  A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we’re proud of all we do for the community, including our Veterans Writing Project, our Volunteer and Mentorship Programs, our Archive, and the Shavelson-Webb Library – the world’s only library devoted entirely to writing for the screen.