Dan Lin | Made in Taiwan Dan Lin is the CEO of Lin Pictures, a film and television production company with an overall deal at Warner Bros. Since his company's formation in 2008, Lin has produced films that have grossed over $2.0 billion in worldwide box office sales. He most recently produced the blockbuster The LEGO Movie, written and directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord. His past work includes Sherlock Holmes, Gangster Squad, The Box, and television drama “Forever”. Lin serves on the Board of Directors for several non-profit organizations - the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment; Pepperdine University's Center for Entertainment, Media, and Culture; and the I Dream of Fish Foundation. He is also a mentor for both the Producer's Guild of America and the Center for Asian American Media. As Lin is currently in production for three more LEGO movies, we are excited to host him as a speaker and hear his story of becoming a successful Asian American filmmaker.
Betty Hung Betty Hung is Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA's Policy Director, overseeing the organization's strategic policy and advocacy initiatives to promote equal access and equal justice for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) communities in solidarity with other underserved communities. She started her career at Advancing Justice - LA in 1997 as a member of the legal team that litigated the groundbreaking El Monte Thai and Latino garment worker case and rejoined the organization in February 2012. Hung previously was Directing Attorney of the Employment Law Unit at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and Special Counsel at Inner City Law Center. Hung’s policy advocacy experience includes winning approximately $22 million dollars in additional annual income for low-wage taxi workers in Los Angeles and playing a key role in reauthorization of California’s Car Wash Worker Law. On the litigation front, Hung was the lead appellate lawyer in Gonzalez v. Beck, 158 Cal. App. 4th 598 (2007), the first published case to interpret California Labor Code § 98(f), and a litigation associate at the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers LLP where she spearheaded several diversity efforts. More recently, Hung has focused on supporting the leadership and civic engagement of Asian American and NHPI community members on issues such as immigrant rights and racial justice.