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Asian Pacific American Media Coalition’s Annual Television Report Card - 2012

LOS ANGELES – In the 12 years the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition (APAMC) has issued report cards grading the top four television networks on their efforts to include Asian Pacific Americans in their programming and business dealings, no company has received an F—until now.

MANAA Berates Moderator of La Jolla Playhouse Panel Discussion For Not Allowing Aki Aleong To Speak

July 24, 2012

Dear Jeanine,

I am the founding President of Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA), the only organization solely dedicated to advocating balanced, sensitive, and positive depictions and coverage of Asian Americans in the media. Our non-profit, all-volunteer group recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.

Asian Pacific American Media Coalition’s Annual Television Report Card - 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 8, 2011, 11 a.m. PST

Asian Pacific American Media Coalition Challenges TV Networks to Create Asian American Stars in Next Three Years

LOS ANGELES-Concerned with the slow progress of TV networks in the area of diversity casting, the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition (APAMC) has released its 2011 report cards grading the networks’ past 2010-2011 season while simultaneously challenging ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC to cast at least one Asian Pacific American actor as the main star in a TV show within the next three years.

December General Meeting

Please join us in discussing how to improve media depictions of Asian Americans.

Agenda items include:

•Report on the APA Media Coalition’s annual diversity meeting with Fox
•APAMC’s annual Report Card grading the top four networks on diversity
•Television shows and movies featuring Asian Americans

November General Meeting

Please join us in discussing how to improve media depictions of Asian Americans.

Agenda items include:

  • Report on the APA Media Coalition’s annual diversity meeting with ABC & NBC plus our upcoming one with Fox (if you have concerns about their programs, be sure to tell us!)
  • Our upcoming annual Report Card grading the top four networks on diversity.
  • Press coverage of MANAA’s criticism of the Warner Brothers film Cloud Atlas
  • East West Players’ panel discussion about how to include more Asian Americans in stage productions
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