Asian-Americans in the Current Media
Daryl Chin

[April 29, 2005]


In the last decade, there have been so many changes in terms of Asians and Asian-Americans working in network television and the commercial cinema; this is a move that has been both unprecedented and inevitable, as it signals the ways in which television production has been atomized, with the advent of cable and the multiplicity of channel options, and film production has been decentralized, with the continuing importance of independent film production outside the standard studio system. Because Asian-Americans had been adept at navigating through independent production, cable-access broadcast, and public television access, many of the Asian-Americans who have developed their media careers in the past decade have been able to take advantage of the new possibilities open to them, but whether or not this will result in long-term career continuity remains a very open question.






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