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April 7, 2021 8:00 pm
Season 3

Breaking into Hollywood: A Conversation with Asian American Creatives

with Duke Asian Alumni Alliance, Duke Asian American & Diaspora Studies, Duke Cinematic Arts & Duke Global Education Office
TV, Film, Digital & Documentary Marketing, Branding & Influencers

Join us for a conversation with distinguished Duke Asian American alumni in Hollywood. Hear from panelists working across the entertainment industry, as they share their career paths, creative processes, and experiences at the intersection of representation, race and storytelling.

Presented by Duke Asian American Diaspora Studies (AADS), Duke Asian Alumni Alliance (DAAA), DEMAN, Cinematic Arts, Duke Arts, DukeCreate, Duke in LA, Duke Global Education Office, Duke Undergraduate Certificate in East Asian Studies, Duke’s Asian Students Association, Fuqua’s Media, Entertainment & Sports Club. 


Moderated by Daniel Kim ’21, aspiring screenwriter/filmmaker in the StudioDuke program and recipient of the 2020 Benenson Award in the Arts, our panel features:

  • Geeta Patel ’98, Emmy-nominated Writer/Director (The Great, The Mindy Project, Fresh Off The Boat)
  • King Lu ’15, Screenwriter/Director (From June to July)
  • Wenny Katzenstein MBA ‘03, VP, Marketing Strategy, Funimation/Sony Pictures Television
  • Angela Zhou ’14, Actor (Promising Young Woman, Hell on Wheels)

Standing in Solidarity

Duke Alumni affinity groups released a joint statement of solidarity supporting Asians and Asian Americans. Read here. Read Duke Asian American & Diaspora Studies’ statement here.

Listen to This Episode

DEMAN and Hear at Duke, Duke’s student-run podcast hub, are partnering to present DEMAN Live Audio. Now you can listen to past Zoom episodes of DEMAN Live wherever you listen to podcasts. New audio episodes drop monthly.

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About DEMAN Live

We know that finding a job/internship in all industries during these unprecedented times is confusing and stressful. We are here to help with DEMAN Live—a new Zoom series featuring conversations with alumni working in creative industries to help students and alumni navigate careers and opportunities during this time.