Is It Any Good?

Another valuable talk will be happening on October 16th, as the Japanese American National Museum hosts a symposium on Asian Americans in the Media.

From the JANM Events Page:

Despite breakthroughs in casting and writing for characters and actors of color, biased images and portrayals still exist that perpetuate negative stereotypes. A panel of leading actors and critics examine the images of Asians in film and on TV. Q&A to follow.


Panelists will include: George Takei (is there any other?), Janina Gavankar (who played Luna on True Blood), Gina Nahai, a Professor of Creative Writing at USC, and Koji Steven Sakai, a Screenwriter who…well, better let the Events page explain it:


American screenwriter and producer Sakai’s latest film Chink is the first Asian American serial killer film, and made its debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. Sakai is the Manager of Programs for the Japanese American National Museum.

Again, the event is Wednesday October 16th, 2013, at 7pm:


Japanese-American National Museum
369 East First Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
Phone: 213.625.0414
Toll-Free: 800.461.5266
Fax: 213.625.1770