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WonderCon 2016 Panel: The Asian American Superhero

WonderCon 2016 Panel: The Asian American Superhero

Racebending.com returned to WonderCon this year with a panel featuring Asian American creators, artists, performers, and influencers. Here are the highlights! THE OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION: THE ASIAN AMERICAN SUPERHERO Join Jim Lee (DC Entertainment), writer/producer Maurissa Tancharoen (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), actor Yoshi Sudarso (Power Rangers Dino Charge), and graphic novelists Sarah Kuhn (Heroin...
Super Asian America! at San Diego Comic-Con 2015

Super Asian America! at San Diego Comic-Con 2015

On July 12th, 2015, Racebending.com hosted our 5th annual panel at San Diego Comic-Con. This year’s panel was a huge hit, featuring some of today’s most talented creators and performers in popular culture! Check out our sizzle reel, full panel video, transcript, and highlights below! SUPER ASIAN AMERICA! Whether on screen, on the page, behind the scenes, or on the web, this panel mode...
“The Crow” Reboot Should Extend Opportunities

“The Crow” Reboot Should Extend Opportunities

Relativity Media is remaking the cult classic film The Crow (1994). Although this iconic story is being brought back to the silver screen, the breakthrough progress made by The Crow in terms of minority representation will not be brought back. Brandon Lee plays The Crow in the 1994 film. As part of development for the film, the studio appears to be throwing upcoming (affordable) young white male...
“Allegiance: A New American Musical” Aims for Broadway

“Allegiance: A New American Musical” Aims for Broadway

The man standing on stage looks like George Takei, but when he speaks, it’s not with the mellifluous, warm voice of a famous actor and advocate. His voice is coarse, ragged and grizzled. Instead of a golden Starfleet uniform, he is wearing a drab olive green World War II uniform, with old insignia and medals scattered across his chest. His name is Sam Kimura, and he is a Japanese Americ...
Ben Affleck casts himself as Tony Mendez in “Argo”

Ben Affleck casts himself as Tony Mendez in “Argo”

On June 27th, Variety reported that Ben Affleck will be directing a movie starring Ben Affleck. The film is Argo, a screenplay based on a 2007 article from Wired Magazine: “How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans From Tehran.” When this casting was announced, Hollywood dailies poked a bit of fun at Affleck for casting himself as the star of his own film. They a...
Where’s the Diversity in “21 Jump Street” Film?

Where’s the Diversity in “21 Jump Street” Film?

It’s 2011 and Hollywood is reviving popular franchises from 20 years ago, including 21 Jump Street. In the 1987 television series21 Jump Street, a unit of youthful-looking cops worked undercover in schools and colleges to fight crime. Vietnamese American actor Dustin Nguyen (Officer Harry Truman “H.T.” Ioki) and African American actors Holly Robinson Peete (Officer Judith ̶...
Geek Slant 2011: Pop Culture from an Asian American Perspective

Geek Slant 2011: Pop Culture from an Asian American Perspective

If you’ll be in the San Francisco area on the weekend of April 1-3, please join Racebending.com for our very first pop culture panel! Geek Slant is a no-holds-barred discussion on AAPIs in American media, from comic books to Hollywood film. 2010 was a groundbreaking year for APIs in entertainment, from platinum record sales with Far East Movement to the rise of new media with Wong Fu Product...
Showtime picks up script for “Chew”

Showtime picks up script for “Chew”

Chew is the story of Tony Chu, a Chinese American “cibopathic” detective who gets psychic impressions from things he eats (from food to the macabre.) The comics feature a very diverse cast of characters that is only growing as the series heads towards its 20th issue. We’ve previously featured the comic book Chew by John Layman and Rob Guillory in several articles including a M...
The Last Airbender – A Timeline of the Protest

The Last Airbender – A Timeline of the Protest

2002 to mid-2008: Origin of the Animated Series August 2008: Casting Heroes: “Caucasian or Any Other Ethnicity” December 2008: The Protest Gets Organized January 2009: Extras and Villains Wanted, Seeking Actors of Color February 2009: Advocacy Groups Become Involved Summer 2009: Former A:TLA staff members speak out! Fall 2009: Paramount’s film The Goods Outrages the Asian Americ...
The Last Airbender Movie Trailer: Super Bowl Ad First Look

The Last Airbender Movie Trailer: Super Bowl Ad First Look

UGO has released the first look at The Last Airbender movie’s Super Bowl ad. The Super Bowl spot reminds us of what the movie could have meant. A large budget film portraying heroes of color in a positive light. Instead, it shows the continuing Hollywood tradition of whitewashing – which is itself a direct descendant of practices of blackface and yellowface. The bottom-line is that...
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