President, Solar Entertainment Corporation
Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassador, Philippines
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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.
CEO, Elevate Broadcast
Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassador, Myanmar
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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
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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.
Network Executive, Executive Producer, Producer & Consultant
Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassador, New Zealand
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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.
Executive Producer, Woolworths Carols
Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassador, Australia
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Shauna has over 30 years experience in the television industry with a special focus on live studio, outside broadcasts and event productions. Shauna has also worked in the genre of reality television on The Amazing Race Australia, The Amazing Race Asia and The Ultimate Fighter.
Commencing her career at the Nine Network Australia, Shauna has also worked for the Seven Network and on several overseas productions. Shauna is currently Executive Producer of Woolworths Carols in the Domain and QBE Insurance Carols by Candlelight, both aired on the Seven Network.
Founder & Managing Director, DARPAN GLOBAL
Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassador, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & Cambodia
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Sreyashi Sen is the Founder and Managing Director DARPAN GLOBAL, a Singapore home-grown brand which produces and curates content across platforms. She has been instrumental in opening doors to independent Indian content for SE Asia.
She is also the only woman movie distributor South and in South East Asia, having distributed close to 40 over movies across genres and languages.
Founder, The Group Entertainment
Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassador, Indonesia
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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.
CEO, FremantleMedia China
Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassador, China
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CEO of FremantleMedia China and also a general board member of format protection body, FRAPA; and member of the Advisory Board of NATPE, the largest market of global content in North America.
Yin is the winner of the distinguished Chinese Starlight TV Awards and the “Golden Eagle Awards”. In 2014 and 2015, Hollywood Reporter nominated Yin as one of “the world’s most powerful women in the TV industry”.
She also serves on the Jury of Spike Asia 2018.
CEO, Lightning International.
Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassador, Hong Kong
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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.
After working for the BBC for 12 years, James was part of the launch team in Tokyo for Bloomberg Television Asia in 1996. He built a strong Asian presence and distribution for the channel. In 2006 he was appointed Regional Director for Asia for the UK’s biggest commercial broadcaster, ITV. The role involved establishing ITV’s Asian-based business in Hong Kong, developing a profitable distribution business, launching ITV formats in China and India, and creating the ITV Granada TV channel.
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 offers a catalogue of 3000+ hours of programmes and formats. We also offers consulting services, distribute TV channels such as TRACE, MEZZO Live HD, and Fix & Foxi, and create channels such as Pulse TV (Documentary), Action Hollywood Movies, Greatest Hits Of Music (Music TV), Pet Club TV, and Ultralife 4K (Lifestyle Entertainment).
Kazufumi (Kaz) Nagasawa
Managing Director & Chief Content Officer, HJ Holdings.
Asian Academy Creative Awards Ambassador, Hong Japan
Kazufumi (Kaz) Nagasawa 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.
Kaz joined Hulu Japan as the head of content and distribution in May 2011 before the service launched as the first pure SVOD platform in Japan, and has been the driving force for the company to establish key partnerships with both content and device partners. He played a material role in the transition of the ownership of the company from Hulu LLC to Nippon TV in 2014.