8$: Iconic Asians with Dina Yuen

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WHO: Dina Yuen.
“My background spanning seven industries (industrial engineer, trained chef, musician, author, consultant, web designer and entrepreneur), allows me to establish a unique rapport with each Iconic Asian.”

WHAT: Indiegogo project: Iconic Asians with Dina Yuen

Iconic Asians with Dina Yuen is a groundbreaking television series that showcases a day in the life of an influential Asian person in a format that combines the best of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations and The Oprah Show. Featuring celebrity chefs to global CEOs, politicians, musicians, celebrated athletes and human rights activists, we discover never-before-seen aspects of these Iconic Asians whose life stories inspire us all.

From discovering how the Berkeley riots brought Oakland Mayor Jean Quan to tears to why bestselling violinist Sarah Chang refuses plastic surgery to how The Hangover villain Ken Jeong segued from real life physician to Hollywood star, I share with you an in-depth look into each of these Iconic Asians’ lives and success stories.

WHEN: Deadline to contribute is Saturday, April 5, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

About the Indiegogo:

Your contribution will help me bring the next few episodes (beyond the pilot) of Iconic Asians to Hollywood executives I’ve been in talks with, while also proving to them that there is a substantial market for an intelligent and entertaining show that brings to light the lives and contributions of influential Asians.

Your support ultimately means that you get to change the world by inspiring generations of Asians who will now have a show that features their role models.

Iconic Asians with Dina Yuen shows Asians (particularly children and young adults) around the world that there are ways to become what they dream of and pull themselves out of extreme poverty, slavery and prostitution, just as some of their idols have done.

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