Founder and President
A prominent Hollywood producer with deep roots in China, Janet Yang is President of the Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences, as well as a Board Officer Chairing the Membership and Governance Committee. Her extensive Film and TV credits include The Joy Luck Club, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Dark Matter, Shanghai Calling, and Documented. Yang won both a Golden Globe and Emmy for her HBO film, Indictment: The McMartin Trial. She began her career bringing Chinese cinema into North America, and brokered the first sale of American studio films into China. She then joined Steven Spielberg on the historic production of Empire of the Sun.
Yang has been named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Hollywood” by The Hollywood Reporter. Yang is also a co-founder of Gold House; a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations; a longstanding member of the Committee of 100; an advisory board member of Asia Society Southern California, chairing its signature US-Asia Entertainment Summit and Gala; and a Presidential Fellow at Loyola Marymount University.