Founder and President
A prominent Hollywood producer with deep roots in China, Janet Yang is a member of the Board of Governors of the Motion Picture Academy, 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.
Vanessa Lee is an executive at Janet Yang Productions. Since moving to Los Angeles, she has worked at ICM Partners, De Line Pictures, and Paramount Television Studios. She has been fortunate to work on such notable film and television productions as Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, Zach Braff’s Going In Style, Wayward Pines (FBC), Defending Jacob (Apple), and The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix) amongst many others. She is a founder of KIM, a group that aims to support Koreans in media.
A native of New York, she is a graduate of New York University and Georgetown Law Center.