Entertainment Spotlight

Actor Tim Lounibos - Hopeful Opportunities Ahead for APA's in Hollywood Movies and Television

Posted by AC Team - on Tuesday, 08 October 2019

Actor Tim Lounibos - Hopeful Opportunities Ahead for APA's in Hollywood Movies and Television
October 8, 2019 Hollywood   Actor Tim Lounibos wrote on his Facebook page  about the positive changes he is currently experiencing in Hollywood. We caught up with him to share his thoughts with us. Asian Americans have historically found limited opportunities as actors in movies and television in Hollywood, but fortunately for Tim he had a great start as a busy actor in the 1990s, but then his career went off a cliff - temporarily.  We thank Tim for sharing his...

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ENTER AsianConnections' Harold & Kumar Giveaway!

Posted by AC Team on Thursday, 22 July 2004

Harold and Kumar are trying to get to White Castle. AsianConnections is celebrating their adventure and giving away some dope gear inspired by the movie! Enter Now!

AsianConnections.com and FiringSquad.com proudly present "Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle" Dope Gear Giveaway .

HAROLD & KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE stars JOHN CHO, KAL PENN, and is directed by Danny Leiner and distributed by New Line Cinema.

To enter, CLICK HERE and enter your name and email address for a chance to win one of eleven prizes including: official CD's featuring music from Harold and Kumar, autographed mini posters, autographed "Got Munchies" CD-ROMs, or the Grand Prize: an official Harold and Kumar T-shirt, Trucker Cap, and a cup of goodies all inspired by the movie! Good Luck!!



Astronaut Leroy Chiao's Space Blog-Bolivia

Posted by AC Team on Friday, 05 November 2004

Astronaut Leroy Chiao's Space Blog-postcard of Bolivia

This is an interesting shot of a glacier flowing into a lake partially brightened by sunglint. It was fairly cloudy on that orbit over South America, but I caught this through the clouds. Using sunglint is a very effective technique for illuminating sub-surface features in water. But, it also can be used to create a dramatic effect which is aesthetically pleasing. Note the visible rivers in this photo, especially the one on the right side of the lake. Under normal lighting, these would have been very difficult to see.

Click here for AsianConnections' exclusive interview with Leroy while in training at Star City, Russia.

Information on the crew's activities aboard ISS, future launch dates, as well as Station sighting opportunities from anywhere on the Earth, is available on the Internet at:

U.S. Astronaut Leroy Chiao's blog and all NASA updates at AsianConnections.com are monitored by AC Editor Lia Chang

Up Close and Personal with Darren Pettie, Star of The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore

Posted by Lia Chang on Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Darren Pettie Photo by Lia Chang

“The early Sixties have been good to me lately,” said Darren Pettie, whose diverse roles circa 1960′s include his turn as Lucky Strike scion Lee Garner, Jr. in several episodes of the critically acclaimed and award winning AMC TV series “Mad Men”; as James in Atlantic’s Off-Broadway production of Harold Pinter’s The Collection penned in 1961; and as Christopher Flanders in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s current production of Tennessee Williams’ The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, with Olympia Dukakis, set in 1962. 

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Cinematographer Larry Fong talks about his film SUPER 8 with Suzanne Joe Kai

Posted by AC Team on Monday, 13 June 2011

Cinematographer Larry Fong talks about his film SUPER 8 with Suzanne Joe Kai

Cinematographer Larry Fong chatted with Suzanne Joe Kai just as SUPER 8 was making its opening weekend debut in theaters nationwide claiming the #1 spot at the box office.  SUPER 8 is directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Steven Speilberg.

Larry Fong began his career shooting hundreds of commercials and award-winning music videos. Beginning in junior high school, he taught himself still photography, cel and stop motion animation, and filmmaking using a Super 8 camera. He graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Linguistics, and specilized in film and photography at the Art Center of Design in Pasadena.

His music videos for R.E.M., Van Halen, and Goo Goo Dolls earned him three MTV Video Music Awards for Video of the Year. He went on to film two independent films and TV projects, including the pilot for the LOST television series, which earned him an ASC award nomination.

In 2007, his first major studio film "300" was released, directed by fellow Art Center of Design classmate Zack Snyder. in 2009, he was the Director of Photography for "Watchmen" and in 2011 for "Sucker Punch" also directed by Zack Snyder, and "SUPER 8" directed by childhood friend J.J. Abrams, and producer Steven Spielberg.

The photograph in this article of Larry Fong on the set of SUPER 8 holding a special light surrounded by smoke machines is by photographer Francois Duhamel.