Affair: 15th Annual Unforgettable Gala
When: Saturday, December 10, 2016 @ 7PM
Hot Spot: The Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles, CA
Deets: The Unforgettable Gala was created by James Ryu, founder and publisher of the award-winning magazines KoreAm Journal and Audrey Magazine, and now Kore (a subsidiary of London Trust Media), a digital media source. The event celebrates Asian American trailblazers and their achievements in the entertainment industry, and is presented for the first time by BMW of North America. The black-tie affair honors both established and up-and-coming talents in film, television, music and the digital platform. For more information, visit UnforgettableGala.com.
Who You May Spot: HOST: Jeannie Mai (FOX’s The Real Co-Host)
HONOREES: George Takei – ICON Award; Ken Jeong – Actor of the Year; Wong Fu Productions – Digital Influencer Award; Brian Tee – BMW’s Ultimate Drive Award; Jennifer Yuh Nelson – Director of the Year, Kung Fu Panda 3. (Steve Aoki will join the evening remotely and is receiving the Music Vanguard Award).
PRESENTERS: Terrence Howard, Randall Park, The Cast of Dr. Ken
(Additional talent TBA)
SCHEDULED PERFORMERS: Chris “Stahyl” Gatdula (America’s Best Dance Crew champs The Jabbawockeez); East West Players (longest-running professional theater of color troupe in America); Eric Nam (K-Pop Artist), Kina Grannis (Singer-Songwriter); B.I.G (Boys In Groove, K-Pop Band)
ADDITIONAL TALENT SCHEDULED TO ATTEND: Albert Tsai (ABC’s Dr. Ken), Andrea Chung(Producer/Writer), Anna Akana (Filmmaker/Actress/Digital Influencer), Ashley Perez(Producer, Buzzfeed), Chriselle Lim (Digital Influencer), Cris Judd (Actor/Choreographer), David Ryu (Los Angeles City Councilman), Eugene Lee Yang(Producer/Writer/Director/Actor/Development Partner, BuzzFeed Motion Pictures), Forrest Wheeler (ABC’s Fresh Off The Boat), Freddie Wong (Filmmaker/Musician/VFX artist), Harry Shum Jr. (FOX’s Glee, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny), Ian Chen (ABC’s Fresh Off The Boat), Jenn Im (Digital Influencer), Jenny Yang (Writer/Comedian), Katrina Law (The CW’s Arrow, Starz’ Spartacus: Blood and Sand and Spartacus: Vengeance), Krista Marie Yu (ABC’s Dr. Ken), Lee Ann Kim (Executive Director, San Diego Asian Film Festival), Lisa Ling (CNN’s This is Life with Lisa Ling), Lucille Soong (ABC’s Fresh Off The Boat), Lynn Chen (Sony Pictures Classic'sSaving Face), Michael Yo (CBS’ The Insider), Paul PK Kim (Comedian), Snehal Desai (East West Players), Stewart Kwoh (President and Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles), Suzy Nakamura (ABC’s Dr. Ken), Teddy Zee (Producer), and Yoshi Sudarso(Nickelodeon’s Power Rangers Dino Charge).
Hint For The Average Socialite: Tickets are available for purchase.
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