Janet Yang

President, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

A Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning Hollywood producer, Janet Yang was recently elected as the President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, only the first Asian and forth woman to hold this position.

Yang’s extensive film and television credits include “”The Joy Luck Club”, “”The People vs. Larry Flynt”, “Shanghai Calling”, “High Crimes”, “Zero Effect”, and the recent Academy Award-nominated animated feature “Over the Moon” for Netflix.

Yang began her career by running the first distribution company to market Chinese films into North America. She also brokered the reintroduction of American studio films to the Chinese marketplace after a decades-long hiatus. This in turn led to joining Steven Spielberg on the historic production of “Empire of the Sun”.
Yang has been named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Hollywood” by the Hollywood Reporter.

For more information, please visit: www.janetyang.com