Experts from across the industry explored the intersection of race, storytelling and inclusion in the entertainment biz on Tuesday as part of SAG-AFTRA’s “Race & Storytelling: Asian American Voices” panel discussion.
This event was part of the President’s Task Force on Education, Outreach & Engagement’s Race & Storytelling livestream series featuring SAG-AFTRA members and industry colleagues.
SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris kicked off the event, moderated by CNN Opinion contributor Jeff Yang, by addressing the importance of having a panel on Asian American representation in the entertainment industry.
He brought up the idea of a PSA to the SAG-AFTRA board and worked closely with the Asian American Performers Action Coalition to recruit “as many faces people were familiar with” to send one coherent message.
“When I first got into acting, I never expected to be a part of anything, let alone the first Asian American family in 20 years on TV,” he said.