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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 DukeCreate

DukeCreate is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help Duke students, staff, and faculty develop a variety of creative skills. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most take place in the Duke Arts Annex or the Rubenstein Arts Center and are typically held weeknights 6-8pm.

Workshops are free to all Duke students and staff, with priority given to students. Class size is limited. Students must sign up in advance. Registration for the following week’s DukeCreate workshops goes live on Friday mornings – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot!  Online enrollment for Duke staff opens on the day of the workshop. Staff can also show up 10 minutes prior to a workshop in case a slot becomes available. Walk-ins will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

DukeCreate is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (DukeArts) and University Center Activities and Events (UCAE).