Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassadors

Wilson Tieng

President, Solar Entertainment Corporation
Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassador, Philippines

Wilson Tieng is a Filipino entrepreneur, President & CEO of Solar Entertainment Corporation, a pioneer in bringing popular international programming to Philippine television via its entertainment and sports TV channels.

Dennis Breckenridge

CEO, Elevate Broadcast
Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassador, Myanmar

Dennis Breckenridge, CEO of Elevate Broadcast has more than 25 years in the Industry, with vast experience in both technology and productions. Dennis is not only technical but also creative, including producer for Myanmar SEA Games Opening/Closing Ceremony and many programs in the region.

Ngo Thi Bich Hanh

Vice President, BHD/Vietnam Media Corp & Vietnam Studio
Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassador, Vietnam

Ngo Thi Bich Hanh is one of the founders, and now Vice President of BHD /Vietnam Media Corp and Vietnam Studio – specializing in TV and Film distribution and production. She played an important role in introducing a MTV channel to Vietnamese audiences in 1998, Celestrial movie channel in 2008 and Astro Cam Xuc in 2008.

Denis Harvey

Network Executive, Executive Producer, Producer & Consultant
Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassador, New Zealand

Denis Harvey has an extensive background in Television as a Network Executive, Executive Producer, Producer and Consultant. His production credits span factual, documentary, reality and sport – Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, America’s Cup and Rugby World Cup. Denis has also worked on a number of seasons of the Amazing Race format in Asia, Israel and Australia.

Bryan Cockerill

Bryan Cockerill

Founder, The Full Box
Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassador, Australia

An award-winning director, writer and producer, with over 25 years’ experience, Bryan has created and developed programmes, from idea to execution and produced content and programming for many production companies and television networks in Australia and around the world.

As a founder of the production company The Full Box he has developed and produced content for TV and online in true crime, lifestyle, comedy and drama. Some of Bryan’s credits include Australian Crime Stories, The Kangaroo Gang: Thieves by Appointment, Australia’s Funniest Home Videos and Tonight Live with Steve Vizard.

Nelia Sutrisno

Founder, The Group Entertainment
Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassador, Indonesia

Nelia Sutrisno has built a senior management career in the media industry in Asia for over 2 decades. Nelia founded The Group Entertainment in 2010 as a fully-integrated media development company that brings together the talent and resources of various partners into the conceptualisation, production and distribution of entertainment content for global audiences.

KRISHNENDU BOSE

Founder, Earthcare Outreach Trust (ECO)
Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassador, India

Krishnendu Bose is the founding member of, ECO (Earthcare Outreach Trust). ECO works with children and adolescents across the South Asia, empowering them with the tools of filmmaking.  He is also a visiting faculty to the National School of Design. He is a nominated member of IUCN’s Commission of Education and communication. He has served on the Jury of National Film Awards. He is currently on the board of Trustees of the NGO, Toxics Link.

Krishnendu also has co-produced, produced and line produced several international award winning Television shows, prominent among them is Multiple Emmy award-winning The Amazing Race and shows for Netflix and Amazon.

Vivian Yin

Vice Chairman of Lighthouse Nation Media
Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassador, China

Vivian Yin, Vice chairman of Lighthouse Nation Media, former CEO of Fremantle China, general board member of format protection body, FRAPA; and the member of the Advisory Board of NATPE.

During her four years with Fremantle, Vivian Yin has successfully reshaped the company’s branding and driven the business expansion in the most rapidly changing Market, China. Yin has introduced more than ten new shows to China.

In the first half of 2019, Yin has led Fremantle China to co-developed and executive co-produced the first of its type new Entertainment Series. Before joining Fremantle, Vivian Yin has been at the forefront of China’s burgeoning format practice since her time with Star China as Chief Representative and Vice President in Production in 2012. Prior to Star China, Vivian Yin worked as executive producer for SMG for ten years, during which period, she has won the two highest trophies of China Television Industry.

James Ross

CEO, Lightning International.
Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassador, Hong Kong

James has over 25 years of experience at the BBC, Bloomberg, ITV and now Lightning International – ranging from on-air presentation and programming to production, distribution sales, and creation of TV channels. James comes from the UK and has been in Asia for 23 years.

James launched Lightning International in 2011 as a content solutions company to help independent producers distribute their programmes. Working with more than 20 producers, James and his team offer a catalogue of 3000+ hours of programmes and formats.

Kazufumi Nagasawa

Managing Director & Chief Content Officer, HJ Holdings.
Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassador, Japan

Kazufumi Nagasawa (“Kaz”) is Managing Director & Chief Content Officer at HJ Holdings, which owns and operates Hulu branded SVOD service in Japan.

Kaz oversees all content and marketing activities for the service, including content acquisition and production of original series as well as online and offline marketing for customer acquisition and retention. He also plays a leading role in strategic planning and managing partnerships.

Anne Jakrajutatip

CEO of JKN Global Media.
Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassador, Thailand

Anne Jakrajutatip, CEO of public-listed JKN Global Media is one of Asia’s leading entrepreneurs in the content distribution and management business. In the short 5 years since the company’s establishment, her sharp business acumen has transformed her family’s humble business into the wildly successful content distribution, which owns and operates a 24 hour linear channel, TV productions, live events and bringing Thai dramas to the rest of the world.
A business trendsetter, Anne shook up the broadcast industry in Thailand by being the first to introduce content from Korea, China and Japan to Thai audiences to overwhelming response.  Her impeccable ability to discover, and strategically market, content which resonates and appeals to Thai viewers soon led to the introduction of Filipino and Indian productions which currently dominate prime time across the kingdom’s television channels. JKN Global Media Public Co., Ltd soon soared to become one of the top Asian content providers for Thailand.

Cirilo Ruel S.Bayani

Head International Production & Co-Production of ABS-CBN, Philippines
Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassador, Philippines

Ruel S Bayani is highly regarded within international broadcast circles as Head of International Production / Co Production for ABS CBN. A member of the Directors Guild Of The Philippines (DGPI), Ruel has been in the film and TV industry as scriptwriter, director and producer since 1991. He is also a noted director whose credits include features “Kasal”, “One More Try” and “No Other Woman”.
Steven Lin

Steven Lin (Lin Hsi-hui)

President, Fixed Stars Multi-media & Chairman, Taiwan Drama Production Industry Federation
Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassador, Taiwan

Mr Lin is the President of Fixed Stars Multi-media Co and Chairman of Taiwan Drama Production Industry Federation. He was also Founder of Taiwan Association for Copyrights Protection and Managing Director of Taichung film development foundation. Among his many other major achievements include Chairman of the Taipei Multimedia Production Association, Director of Taipei TV Festival Committee, Judge of Taiwan Golden Bell Awards, Advisor of Government Information Office (GIO), Director of Broadcasting & TV Development Foundation, Director jury committee of the GIO for HD TV program and film subsidy as well as Taiwan home video distributor for Warner Bros, Fox, Walt Disney pictures.

Sunitha Tati 

Founder and CEO, GURU GROUP

Founder and CEO, GURU Group
Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassador, India

Sunitha is a highly respected film producer within the Telugu film industry, based in Hyderabad. Under her guidance, Guru Group has produced 7 Motion Pictures, 2 Television Series, one Web Series and one Illustration Book to date. Her movie credits include the 2019 Tollywood hit Oh Baby and she is slated to produce 3 films this year – one co-produced with Suresh Babu – directed by Sudheer Verma and starring Regina Cassandra and Nivetha Thomas, a Hollywood Production of an acquired popular book called Arrangements of Love by Timeri Murari, and another original motion picture called 13 Days.

 

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