[yKAN] Kyu Lee guest lecture & discussion
Friday, May 3, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
What do Will Smith, Quincy Jones, Ang Lee (director), Magic Johnson, Chan-Ho Park, Hyun-Jin Ryu (Dodgers), Jang Dong Gun, BIGBANG's TOP, and PSY all have in common?
All those listed above, as well as MANY other celebrities in Hollywood and the Korean entertainment industry are connected by the entertainment guru Kyu Lee. Kyu will be coming to NYU to speak about the entertainment industry, business, and the importance of networking/relationships as well as answer any questions the audience may have.
Early Bird (until 4/28) - $10
Regular (4/29-5/3) - $20
There is a MAXIMUM CAPACITY of 130 people, so ACT FAST! (This event is open to the public at large)
NYU Medical Center (545 First Avenue)
Smilow Seminar Room (1st floor)
Friday, May 3, 7PM - 9PM
(Clarification: Event is in English)
- yKAN (Young Korean American Network): yKAN.org
- NYU Cinema Studies department (Asian Film and Media Initiative)
Having been in the entertainment industry since 2001, Lee has managed and promoted the growth of many projects in both Hollywood and the Korean entertainment industry.
Starting as an assistant, Lee quickly rose to become Executive Assistant to both the Vice Chairman of SPE and Chairman of Columbia Pictures Motion Picture Group from 2003-2007. Lee’s relationship with the Korean Entertainment Industry began when he became the primary marketer and distributor for the theatrical and home entertainment acquisition of the 2005 Korean Box-Office hit “Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War” to the US market.
Lee is responsible for introducing PSY to Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun and spearheaded PSY’s activities in the US, resulting in PSY’s worldwide success and becoming the #1 most viewed video in YouTube History.
In 2009, Lee co-founded the multicultural girl group “Blush” who are praised as the Spice Girls of Asia. Lee currently co-produces and promotes Blush together with FarWest Entertainment.
Blush announced in February 2013 that they have signed with legendary music producer Quincy Jones, who will be the Executive Producer of their upcoming album.
Lee is also the Founder and CEO of Kino33 Entertainment since 2012, which specializes in Film/TV/Music Management and Production.
When & Where
yKAN & AKA
The young Korean American Network (yKAN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization of 1.5 and 2nd generation Korean-Americans who strive for the advancement of all Korean-Americans in the mainstream of American society.
Officially inaugurated on August 30, 1990, the organization’s membership has grown over the past 20 years. Our members are Korean-American professionals, representing every industry and academic field.
Our mission is to elevate Korean-American professionals by fostering educational programs, community service, and networking opportunities. Through these activities yKAN addresses the issues of our community and provides a forum for those who share common experiences and face similar challenges.
Through our combined efforts, yKAN will undoubtedly lead to a better standing for the Korean-American community and open doors of opportunities for current and future generations.
- Create a professional network to facilitate the even exchange of ideas and common goals among all Korean American professionals
- Foster a professional Korean-American presence in our community by sponsoring educational programs and opportunities
- Promote social awareness and activism through community service
- Foster mutual understanding between Korean-Americans and other ethnic groups
- Promote greater opportunities for the current and future generations of all Korean Americans
The Also Known As (AKA)
At the heart of the organization are adult adoptees and friends who give a voice to the international adoptee community by providing innovative post adoption services, educational programs, and community building activities, serving those on their adoption life journey.mission is to empower the voice of adult international adoptees, build cultural bridges, transform perceptions of race, and acknowledge the loss of the birth country, culture, language and biological family experienced by international adoptees.
The mission of Also-Known-As, Inc. is to empower the voice of adult international adoptees, build cultural bridges, transform perceptions of race, and acknowledge the loss of the birth country, culture, language and biological family experienced by international adoptees.
At the heart of Also-Known-As, Inc., are adult adoptees and friends who envision a community that empowers the adoption experience, provides resources for bridging cultural gaps and transforms conversations about race. In celebrating the community of people, whose lives, through adoption, bridge nations, cultures and races, we ignite the possibility of a future that celebrates our common humanity and enjoys our human diversity.
Throughout Also-Known-As, we are committed to generating a space in which people can know their cultures and begin the adventure of being profoundly related. In stepping beyond the traditional boundaries of family, race and culture, we are a clearing for a new conversation that shatters racial and cultural stereotypes. As we distinguish our own assumptions, we empower others to see the dignity of the individual. Pioneering boldness for all people, we say identity is a choice, freely created unbounded possibility. As we embrace the paradoxes and contradictions that arise from our different identities, we are given the unique opportunity to serve as bridges of cultural understanding.
In a world separated by fear and hatred, we at Also-Known-As stand for the greatness of our human spirits that can shift mind and heart to embrace and love another as a daughter or a son, a sister or a brother. Our families are truly global.