by Joy Press

Asian-American TV creators have struggled to get shows made, but there’s new optimism: “I already see dramatic changes in what kinds of stories networks seem willing—and even eager—to tell.”

After Crazy Rich Asians triumphed at the box office, some entertainment insiders predicted a Crazy Rich Asians effect would ripple through Hollywood. Didn’t the film’s $238 million in global receipts prove there was a massive audience eager to be entertained by Asian-American talent, after all? Netflix’s surprise smash To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before—a rom-com featuring a Korean-American teen heroine—dropped the same week as Crazy Rich Asians, confirming there was gold to be mined from more inclusive storytelling…

Reblogged from Vanity Fair

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