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.

Sheila Timothy

Producer/CEO Lifelike Pictures

Multi awards winning Indonesian producer

Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassador, Indonesia

Sheila was elected as the first chairman of the Association of Indonesian Film Producers (APROFI), from 2013 to 2016. She then chosen as advisory board members for APROFI until now. In 2017, she produced and released a documentary feature, Banda the Dark Forgotten Trail.

In her latest film, 212 Warrior (Wiro Sableng Pendekar Kapak Maut Naga Geni 212), Sheila is credited as scriptwriter with Tumpal Tampubolon.  Sheila has also produced several series with various OTT, such as Detektif Saleh, Angkringan and Once Upon a Time in Chinatown (OUATIC).

Shela produced Pintu Terlarang (The Forbidden Door) in 2009 for Joko Anwar, which won her the best film award in Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PIFAN).

In 2012 she produced her second feature film Modus Anomali, written and directed also by Joko Anwar, which won the Bucheon Award at the 4th Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF) in South Korea (18-20 July 2011).  Her third feature, Tabula Rasa, was released in September 2014, and won 4 awards in the prestigious Indonesian Film Festival 2014.


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.

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.

Cirilo Ruel S.Bayani

Head International Production & Co-Production For TV & Film for 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.


Takashi Nakamoto

Senior Communications Strategist, International Relations, Fuji TV Network Inc

Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassador, Japan

Takashi Nakamoto (“Tak’)  worked as a news, entertainment and infotainment program director, and news reporter. Tak has extensive experience in international production, public relations, and planning continuing education and training program for media professionals. One of his many major achievements includes his role as executive producer of the documentary shot in Los Angeles, Where Angels Take Flight: The Crenshaw Elite Choir 2007.

Tak had also acted as a member of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to recognize excellence in television programming, and contributed to its activities to ensure the integrity of the International Emmy Awards competition.

A native of Hiroshima, Tak’s passion for the Beatles began at an early age, when he listened to She Loves You, and he continues playing the piano and bass guitar in his leisure hours.


Zaihirat Banu Codelli

CEO, Oak3 Films Pte Ltd 

Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassador, Singapore

As a media executive, Zaihirat Banu Codelli brings a unique blend of creative and business acumen. With a highly driven attitude, she co-founded Oak3 Films in 1996. With her leadership, Oak3 Films gained a reputable standing as an international content company. She has directed and/or produced for various broadcasters including ARD, Channel News Asia, Discovery Channel, ESPN Star Sports, History, National Geographic Channel, ZDF and more. She is a prominent Singapore producer with over 20 years of experience and she has served on various boards and committees related to the media industry.




Stephen Corvini

Independent Drama Development Executive & Producer 

Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassador, Australia

Stephen Corvini is an Australian Independent Drama Development Executive &Producer and is the Producer of the SBS series Hungry Ghosts which airs later this year and Secret City 2 – Under The Eagle currently streaming on Netflix internationally. He also developed and Produced the acclaimed & International Emmy® winning series Safe Harbour for SBS & streaming on Hulu and film, Oddlands, a collaboration with Back to Back Theatre for the ABC & the Adelaide Film Festival.

He is the producer of Hyde & Seek a series shown on the Nine Network in 2016. Also for Nine, he’s produced the telemovie Schapelle; for SBS the multi – awarded series Better Man and Devil’s Dust for the ABC, which won a Silver Logie Award and NSW Premier’s Literary Prize. Stephen also conceived and established the development of the series Mr & Mrs Murder for Channel Ten. His other scriptedtelevision work includes Whatever Happened to That Guy? for the Comedy Channel and Mercury and Correlli for the ABC.




Vekeana Dhillon

Creator in Chief of the Foundry 

Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassador, India

Vekeana Dhillon is an established personality and recognized voice in the Indian industry, building on her depth of experience as a Screenwriter and Series Creator.

Vekeana Dhillon has had 5 global theatrical film releases including Sohail Khan Productions award-winning Kisaan and cult classic I- Proud to be an Indian. She wrote Virat Kohli’s superhero animation series Super V for Disney+ Hotstar. After creating the series Uncovidable for Amazon’s Audible; she’s writing three more original podcasts for them. She’s the playwright of Wizcraft International’s Musical, Balle Balle- The Great Indian Wedding which completed its successful run. Once a Star India Channel [V] VJ, she’s also presented for BBC World Radio and BBC Asian Network She presented for UK’s BBC World Radio and BBC Asian Network (UK).  She’s acknowledged as a Telefilm Canada Premiere Writer. She was nominated for The Women’s International Film & Television Showcase Foundation Jury Award which recognizes dedication to craft.  She’s a Juror for the Association of International Broadcasters Media Excellence Awards focused on journalism and factual content.




Sreyashii Sengupta

Founder and Managing Director, Darpan Global/CEO (SEA) Continental Entertainment/ Founding Partner, Oriizon Global 

Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassador, Bangladesh, India

Sreya served on the Publications Consultative Panel for the Media Development Authority for 7 years and pioneered the first ever Indian film festival in Singapore in partnership with Cathay Cinemas. This paved the path for regional and independent South Asian content to South East Asia and founding of DARPAN GLOBAL a Singapore home-grown brand which produces, distributes and curates content across platforms.  She is the only woman theatrical distributor in South and South East Asia, having distributed and screened close to 110 movies across genres and languages, which include the Academy award winner A Fantastic Woman (Chilean) and Bollywood movies like 83, Gully Boy, Bahubali.