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API Actors Mostly ‘Invisible’ With Only 5.9% Landing Speaking Roles in Hollywood, Study Finds

Sociologist Dr. Nancy Wang Yuen, Amazon Studios and the UTA Foundation conducted a study about the lack of API representation in Hollywood.

About the report: The Prevalence and Portrayal of Asian and Pacific Islanders Across 1,300 Popular Films is part of the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative that “uncovers the limited portrayal” of the API community, according to Variety

Lucy Liu Speaks Out on More AAPI Representation in Hollywood Despite ‘Moving the Needle’

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Actress Lucy Liu recently opened up about her experience being “othered” as an Asian American actress and playing roles that perpetuate dangerous stereotypes in Hollywood.

In an op-ed published in the Washington Post on April 29, Liu, 52, reveals that while she feels “fortunate to have ‘moved the needle’ a little with some mainstream success,” she said that there is “still much more to go” and that “it’ll take more to end 200 years of Asian stereotypes.”

Golden Globes Snubs ‘Minari’ Over Controversial Foreign Language Rule

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Although “Minari” has received praise from critics, the Golden Globes placed the film under the foreign-language category due to a rule created by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).

According to the HFPA, at least 50% of a film’s main language must be English for it to be placed under two of the most competitive categories at the Golden Globes, Entertainment Weekly explains.

‘Parasite’ May Get Sued For Plagiarism for Allegedly Copying 1999 Film ‘Minsara Kanna’

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PL Thenappan, a Tamil producer for the 1999 film “Minsara Kanna,” is planning to sue the creators of the South Korean movie “Parasite” for plagiarising the plot.

Thenappan is currently in discussion with lawyers to file a case against the creators of “Parasite,” which recently won four Oscars at the 92nd Academy Awards, including the Best Picture award.