Author: Fassa Sar

VIRTUAL ASIA: THE GROWING MARKET REALITY OF DYNAMIC VR

FASSA SAR WRITES – Did we in the West think that Virtual Reality (VR) crashed and burned months ago? it is quite the opposite in Asia. VR has taken that huge market by storm and offered consumers in the Asia-Pacific region various easy-ways to enjoy this brilliant new technology. Consumers are getting more access to both hardware and software at less expensive costs. For example, in China alone there are over 100,000 internet cafes offering VR sessions for just a few dollars. In comparison to countries such as America, where the market has been struggling to produce an enjoyable...

Read More

USA: TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION BAN CREATES CHAOS IN HOLLYWOOD

FASSA SAR WRITES – Hollywood Award Season jitters are not the only thing that some international nominees are worrying about.   On Friday, January 29th, President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order to stop all refugee arrivals for four months – and Syrian arrivals indefinitely and visa holder arrivals for 90 days.   Trump’s executive order states that Muslims traveling to the US from parts of the Middle East and north Africa including Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen will not be allowed. Trump stated that his executive order was a means for “extreme vetting” geared...

Read More

SOUTH KOREA: LEADING FILM ARTISTS BLACKLISTED FOR TELLING THE TRUTH

FASSA SAR WRITES — Korean filmmakers and actors put pressure on President Park Geun-hye to release the names of 9,473 film artists – including film-makers, actors and studio executives – that have allegedly been put on a secret list that would deny them government financial and logistical support for their films. On October 12, Korean newspaper Hankook Ilbo, the sister paper to Korean Times, published a 100 page transcript, containing conversations that appear to be the Arts Council of Korea chairman saying “There is a list [of artists] that should be denied support.” According to Hankook Ilbo, the President’s...

Read More

INDIA: NEW BOLLYWOOD FILM GIVES MISOGYNY THE PINK SLIP

FASSA SAR WRITES – Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s new Bollywood film, Pink, combats underlying sexism and androcentrism within Indian culture. The film points out the misogynist culture that justifies violence against and control of women. The film, Pink, tells the story of three girls, Meenal, Falak, and Andrea, who attend a rock concert on the outskirts of Tamil Nadu and run into a male friend Vishwa and his buddies Rajveer and Anki. The night turns upside down when they begin to drink, and Meenal is raped by Rajveer. To protect herself, Meenal swings a beer bottle at Rajveer, leaving him...

Read More

CHINA: PROPOSED LAW TAMES FILM INDUSTRY

FASSA SAR WRITES – Chinese officials say that despite the country’s current prosperity, there’s trouble brewing: commercial films just aren’t socialist enough. China’s legislature, National People’s of Congress, revisited a draft of a film law proposed in 2015 that attempts to regulate its domestic film Industry and Chinese-owned Hollywood studios. Three-year box office highs have alarmed Country officials, believing that studios and film industry executives are manipulating box office numbers. To rectify the direction of the film industry, the draft film law tackles issues including box office fraud, embezzlement, domestic film market, and criminal backgrounds of movie distributors to...

Read More

ASIA IN L.A.: IMPORTANT COMING EVENTS

« Apr 2017 » loading...
M T W T F S S
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL STAFF

ASIA MEDIA INTERNATIONAL is a student-driven publication of Loyola Marymount University's Asia Media Center - a vital part of LMU's Department of Asian and Asian American Studies (AAAS)

MANAGING EDITORS:
Mary Grace Costa
Kelcey Lorenzo

Website Editor:
Savannah Nunez

Associate Website Editor:
Peyton Cross

Assistant Managing Editor:
Sabrina Verduzco

Marketing Editor:
Adrian Narayan

Senior Writers [Beat]:
Katelynn Barkley [China]
Stella Cheng [China]
Alexis Cruz [Qatar]
Ryan Dao [Video]
Adrian Narayan [India]
Miranda Pak [Hong Kong]
Fassa Sar [Film]
Jay Seo [North & South Korea]
Lamiya Shabir [Pakistan & Islam]
Elizabeth Soelistio [Indonesia]
Yunfei Suo [China]
Erisa Takeda [Japan Politics]
Clementine Todorov [Bangladesh]
Katie Trinh [Vietnam]
Ryan Urban [Singapore]
Yi Ning Wong [Asia Culture]

Robert Dylan Fields
Ryan Lippert
James Royce [Australia]
Amber Vernetti

Curriculum Coordinator:
Nicholas Jones

Austin Zuckerman

Senior Researcher:
Clementine Todorov

Emeritus Associate Publishers:
Jeremiah Fajardo
Brian Chris Canave

Emeritus Executive Editor:
Lexie Tucker

Executive Senior Editor:
Ben Sullivan

Executive Assistant to the Founder:
Jay Seo

Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Tom Plate

Steering Committee:
Gene Park, Tom Plate, Jennifer Ramos, Kal Raustiala, Jeremiah Fajardo, Ben Sullivan, and Greg Treverton