Monthly Archives: October 2020

Asian Americans Commercial Watch: AAPIs For Biden Political Ads

With the presidential election around the corner, Americans are already voting in record numbers in early voting, either in mail-in/absentee or early voting.  So it’s no surprise there has been record spending on television political ads.  It’s also no surprise that … Continue reading

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Casting calls, Monolids, and Plastic Surgery

Paladino Casting recently apologized for the “no monolids” casting call shown here after being called out by Simu Liu on Twitter.   I think that Dino Ray Ramos put it best when he said that they were basically looking for Asians … Continue reading

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A Short Review: Fine China

As she says in the interview above, Tiffany So, the director of the Fine China short that was a finalist for the 2020 HBO Visionaries contest, loves musicals.  I do too, and so Fine China was a pleasant surprise.  I … Continue reading

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Nielsen Report: Asian Americans are a Huge and Attractive Media Market

After reading about HBO’s 2020 APA Visionaries contest winners, I was reminded of another annual Asian American media event, Nielsen’s annual report on Asian American consumers, 2020 edition.  Nielsen claims that Asian American content from performers who are also content … Continue reading

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HBO APA Visionaries: 2020 Winners of Short Film Contest made available for Streaming

Every year, HBO sponsors a contest for Asian American short films and showcases the winners.  2020’s winners were recently made available for viewing on HBO Max after honoring them as part of the Virtual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. … Continue reading

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Asian American Commercial Watch: The Perfect Meg

These days, seeing Asian Americans on commercials is not that unusual, but two things struck me about this commercial  from Dave and Busters.  First, the goofy fun from actress Donna Park really made me laugh.  Second, it’s interesting how a … Continue reading

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Congressional Representative Pramila Jayapal bill on South Asian Heart Disease Advances to Full House Vote

US Congressional Representative Pramila Jayapal’s bill H.R. 3131 on South Asian Heart Health has advanced to the point where it can be voted on by the full house.  The bipartisan bill, co-introduced with Republican Joe Wilson in 2019, would fund … Continue reading

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