Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassadors

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.

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.

David Setiawan Suwarto

Director at PT Surya Citra Media Tbk, CEO at MOJI & SinemArt Indonesia

Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassador, Indonesia

David Setiawan Suwarto is a prominent media and entertainment industry figure, currently leading PT Omni Intivision (MOJI) and PT Sinemart Indonesia as CEO. With a rich strategic content development and production background, he has been instrumental in expanding television programming for SCTV and executive-produced original series for top OTT platforms in Indonesia. David’s roles include Director at PT Surya Citra Media Tbk, where his initiatives have significantly boosted audience engagement and market share across various media formats. His academic achievements include an Executive MBA from Kellogg-HKUST. As an ambassador for the Asian Academy of Creative Arts, David aims to inspire and uplift the creative community with his extensive experience and passion for the arts.

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.

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

Abid Hussain

Founder/CEO Creative Stew, Award winning Exec Producer, Director, Show Creator 

Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassador, Malaysia

Abid has spent more than 2 decades in the broadcast industry and has been one of the most decorated creatives in South East Asia. He has worked and led creative and content teams in India, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. Abid has helped launch multiple tv channels and created new and exciting original content IP’s across the SEA region. A decade ago, Abid founded his own independent content creative production company, Creative Stew, which creates content for all platforms and screens across Malaysia, Singapore and India. Last year Abid’s Creative Stew created the first Malaysian Original series  “That Cover Girl” for Amazon Prime Video, which has garnered rave reviews for a very progressive Malaysian story for a global audience. Abid is also a proud member and judge of International Emmy’s and AACA.

 

 

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