Celebrate the A100, the most impactful Asian Pacific Leaders.

Albert Kim, Gordon Cormier, & Dallas Liu

Showrunner & Stars, Avatar: The Last Airbender

Albert Kim is a prolific and accomplished TV writer and producer.

Most recently, Kim served as the showrunner, executive producer and developer of the live-action series Avatar: The Last Airbender, which was released on February 22 on Netflix. The show quickly became the platform’s number one and most-watched title, garnering 21.2 million views in its first four days. Based on the beloved 2005 Nickelodeon animated series of the same name, ATLA follows Aang as he trains to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar and bring peace to a world that has been decimated by a war waged by the Fire Nation. The series is a groundbreaking achievement in Asian and Indigenous representation and cutting-edge VFX technology.

Prior to ATLA, Kim experienced success as an executive producer and showrunner on FOX’s Sleepy Hollow and as a writer and co-executive producer on the CW’s Nikita.

Kim started his career as an award-winning journalist, whose work was published in such national magazines as Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly, People, Time, and Esquire. He is also a leader in diversity efforts in media, working closely with organizations like CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment), AAJA (Asian American Journalists Association), and AAWW (Asian American Writers’ Workshop). In 2001, he created a sportswriting internship program in conjunction with the Associated Press Sports Editors to encourage minority college students to pursue careers in sports journalism.

Kim currently resides in Los Angeles.

Gordon Cormier is definitely an actor to keep an eye out for. He was born in Vancouver, Canada. Cormier has been interested in the performing arts from an early age. He has always enjoyed being on stage. Cormier started performing in an acting, singing, and dancing class from the age of 6. He auditioned for his first TV commercial at the age of 9. Cormier booked a few commercials; then for the next year or so he started auditioning for smaller TV roles all the while attending Vancouver Young Acting School in Vancouver. Cormier started booking the smaller TV roles that were shooting locally around the lower mainland like Lost in Space, Gabby Durran, Get Shorty, and Turner & Hooch and worked on a couple of Hallmark movies. Cormier then auditioned for the Stephen King limited mini series The Stand. He booked the recurring role of Joe where he got to work along side of great actors like Whoopi Goldberg, James Marsden, Jovan Adepo, and Amber Heard. Cormier has also got to enjoy doing voice acting for TV animations as well. Cormier’s next big move was booking a lead role as Aang in the Netflix live-action series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Cormier is looking forward to a great future in the TV and movie industry. When Cormier is not acting, you will more than likely find him at a local skateboard park or skating around Vancouver streets and local municipalities. Cormier is very passionate and committed about the things he chooses to do with his life.

Actor on the rise Dallas Liu is quickly becoming one to watch in the entertainment industry through the diverse and dynamic characters he has brought to life on screen. In 2024 Liu stars in Netflix’s highly anticipated live-action adaptation of the beloved animated series, Avatar: The Last Airbender. Liu appears as the iconic Prince Zuko, along with a star-studded cast that includes Daniel Dae Kim, Paul Sun-Hyung, Ken Leung, and Elizabeth Yu. The series follows Aang, the young Avatar, as he learns to master the four elements (Water, Earth, Fire, and Air) to restore balance to a world threatened by the terrifying Fire Nation. Avatar: The Last Airbender debuted worldwide on Netflix on February 22, 2024. In film, Liu appeared as Ruihua alongside Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Michelle Yeoh and Ben Kingsley in Disney and Marvel’s blockbuster superhero feature film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021). The movie garnered a slew of award nominations including an Oscar nomination, while raking in over $432 million globally at the box office. On the television front, Liu was recently seen on the critically acclaimed and award-nominated Hulu comedy series PEN15. Executive produced by Andy Samberg and created by actors, Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle, the show was set in the year 2000 and follows two seventh-grade girls, Maya Ishii-Peters (Erskine) and Anna Kone (Konkle). Liu was a scene stealer as Maya’s older brother, Shuji Ishii-Peters, with BuzzFeed praising his performance – “[Shuji] is perfectly played by Dallas Liu.” Liu also starred opposite Stella Hudgens as Taylor King in the Snapchat young-adult drama series, Players, which followed students at an elite Los Angeles high school.