[yKAN] Kyu Lee guest lecture & discussion
Friday, May 3, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
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
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