About the Asian American Committee

The Asian American Committee (AAC) was created as a networking group to provide a forum for interests and problems that concern Asian-American Guild members. Through outreach efforts in the entertainment industry that emphasize career development and skills enhancement, the committee provides a variety of networking opportunities as well as screenings, seminars and discussions with industry professionals.
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As representatives of the fastest growing segment of the American population and as evidenced by the growing number of prominent Asian-American feature film directors, the AAC anticipates a growing influence and stature of the Asian community within the entertainment industry and seeks to take a positive and active leadership role in empowering Asian American DGA members to make significant contributions to the Guild and American film and television.

The objective of the Asian-American Committee of the Directors Guild of America is to promote and serve our members in achieving the highest possible level of success and recognition that our talents will allow. As representatives of the fastest growing segment of the American population and as evidenced by the growing number of prominent Asian-American feature film directors, we anticipate the growing influence and stature of our community within and without the entertainment business. It is our aim, through screenings, seminars, and industry meetings, to take a positive and active leadership role in empowering our members to make significant contributions to the Guild and American film and television.


For more information about the DGA Asian American Committee, contact Frank Bennett Gonzalez at 310-289-5377 or via email at FGonzalez@dga.org.

DGA Members: Please log in for meeting times and other Asian American Committee information.

 

Contact
Gabe Kahsay
Contracts and Committee Coordinator
(310) 289-5390
gabek@dga.org
Committee Chairs
Gary Shimokawa

Gary Shimokawa shares with interviewer Michael Zinberg his experiences over thirty years of working in television on shows such as All in the Family, Laverne and Shirley, and The Golden Girls.

John Woo

In his groundbreaking and influential Hong Kong feature Hard Boiled, John Woo created a style and template for modern action movies.