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MANAA Asserts Offensive Yellowface Make-Up and Exclusion Of Asian Actors in Cloud Atlas

Posted  April 3, 2013  by  MANAA

Cloud Atlas, written and directed by Tom Tykwer (Run, Lola, Run) and Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix trilogy) and based on the novel by David Mitchell, utilizes an all-star cast that includes Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Jim Sturgess, and Hugo Weaving. In order to stress a thematic continuity among the movie’s six different […]

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Events and Updates

2012 Asian Pacific American Media Coalition (APAMC) Report Card

Posted  April 2, 2013  by  MANAA

Last year, the APAMC challenged the TV networks to launch a series where the main star is Asian American.  This year, it got Mindy Kaling to head “The Mindy Project.”  Fox misses the deadline for reporting data and receives an F overall.  None of the other networks’ grades improved from the previous year.  Deadline Hollywood […]

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Events and Updates

La Jolla Playhouse’s White-Washed Play Nightingale

Posted  April 2, 2013  by  MANAA

After word gets around that the La Jolla Playhouse (LJP) is going to do a production of the Hans Christian Andersen fable Nightingale (which features Chinese characters in medieval China) with only two Asian American actors and white men playing Chinese men, MANAA approaches Actor’s Equity about a possible violation of their rules. · The […]

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Events and Updates

2012 MANAA Appearances

Posted  April 2, 2013  by  MANAA

  January 30, 2012 – Guy Aoki and Miriam Nakamura-Quan attend a panel discussion at the Pasadena Library commemorating Fred Korematsu Day. February 15- Guy Aoki runs an information table at “The Sisterhood Effect” event at Cal State L.A.’s Cross Cultural Centers co-sponsored by the CCC and the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. February 16- Right outside CBS’s headquarters […]

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News and Sports

ESPN’s “Chink In The Armor” headline

Posted  April 2, 2013  by  MANAA

February 15- In an interview with Walt Clyde Frazier, ESPN anchor Max Bretos asks why NY Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin failed to perform as well (against the Sacramento Kings) as he’d done in the past:  “If there is a chink in the armor, where can he improve his game?” February 18, 2:30 a.m.-Following the […]

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