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April 7, 2021 8:00–9:00 pm
DEMAN Live Conversation

Breaking into Hollywood: A Conversation with Asian American Creatives

Partnership with DukeCreate & DEMAN Live

Taught by Duke Alumni

About the Workshop


DEMAN is teaming up with Duke Asian American & Diaspora Studies to raffle off a $100 Amazon gift card during this episode. Register and attend for your chance to win. All Duke students and alumni are eligible!

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 and Fuqua’s Media, Entertainment & Sports Club. 

About the Instructors

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

  • 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)

About Duke Arts Create

Duke Arts Create is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help all Duke students, including graduate and professional students (including Duke Health), as well as Duke faculty and staff develop a variety of creative skills in the visual arts, dance and movement, creative writing and more. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most workshops are held in the Duke Arts Annex, the Rubenstein Arts Center or the Duke Arts Office 2101 and are typically held weeknights from 6-8 p.m.

Registration for the following week’s workshops go live on Friday mornings at 9 a.m. – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot. Didn’t get a spot? No problem! We always reserve space for walk-ins. Email if you have any questions. Sign up for the monthly newsletter here, which includes the full list of classes offered during the following month.

Duke Arts Create is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (Duke Arts).