Mayors Office Presents: MASTER OF NONE Panel (FREE)
Asian Americans made great strides in television and media during 2015. Leading this wave was the game-changing Golden Globe-nominated Netflix series MASTER OF NONE, which critics and viewers alike have been binge-watching and thirsting for more. AAIFF is thrilled to host series co-creator Alan Yang and cast member Kelvin Yu as they share details on the show’s inspiration and production as well as their own experiences in an industry full of both opportunity and obstacle.
Kelvin Yu is a Taiwanese-American actor and an Emmy Award-winning writer. Best known for his breakout role as Aziz Ansari’s handsome and charismatic friend Brian in the Netflix series Master of None, Yu has also been writing on the Fox animated series Bob’s Burgers for the past 6 seasons. A Los Angeles native, Yu studied theater and communications at UCLA and his previous acting credits include: Gus Van Sant’s Milk.
Kai Falkenberg is the First Deputy Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME). Prior to her appointment to this position, she spent 15 years as a media and entertainment lawyer advising companies ranging from NBC, Warner Bros. and Comedy Central to Us Weekly, Rolling Stone and Forbes. In addition to her current position, Kai teaches media and entertainment law at Columbia Law School.
Igor Srubshchik is a Producer in the film and television industry. He has numerous producing credits on such television shows as Master of None (2015-2016), Mr. Robot (2015), Girls (2015), I Just Want My Pants Back (2011-2012), and films like Michael Clayton (2007), Blood Ties (2013). Since 1994, Igor’s worked his way up in the production industry working such positions as video operator and technician, line producer, sound mixer, production supervisor and manager.
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