Ep251 - Abigail Hing Wen & Dani Melia | Crafting Asian American Stories

Talks at Google welcomes Dani Melia, producer of the hit film "The Farewell," and Abigail Hing Wen, author of the bestselling novel "Loveboat, Taipei." Together they share their journeys of overcoming barriers to bring authentic, diverse stories to the traditional media & publishing industries. Dani Melia currently runs film operations for the New York-based indie powerhouse Big Beach. Most recently, Dani produced and developed Lulu Wang’s Sundance hit "The Farewell" starring Awkwafina. Released domestically in July 2019, the film beat out "Avengers: Endgame" for the highest per-screen average opening of that year. Abigail Hing Wen’s novel, "Loveboat, Taipei" debuted on the New York Times best sellers list and hit it again the following week. The novel is a Barnes & Noble Young Adult Book Club Pick, and is currently being adapted into a feature film. Visit http://g.co/TalksAtGoogle/AsianAmericanStories to watch the video.

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