KPCC, Southern California’s public radio station, recently hosted this panel on Race, Comedy, and Prime Time TV. The guest panelists were:
- Melvin Mar (@ChineseGuy88), executive producer of “Fresh Off the Boat”
- Joz Wang (@JozJozJoz), editor of 8 Asians and founder of V3, the largest digital media conference for Asian-American journalists, bloggers and more
- Angela M. Hutchinson (@IamBiH), casting director and founder of the Breaking into Hollywood nonprofit for show business professionals
It’s worth watching not only because Joz is a panelist, but also because of wide range topics such as the creation and initial reception of “Fresh off the Boat,” Matt Damon’s recent comments, and how TV shows are cast. I found that last part interesting in that shows needing actors will ask for specific ethnicities or say that a part is open to any ethnicity. You can see the video embedded above or at this link.