About Projekt NewSpeak
Projekt NewSpeak is a premiere arts and entertainment production company. Our mission is to empower the APA and independent arts community by impacting the mainstream media through entertaining and innovative projects that speak to the hearts and minds of all people. We achieve our mission through four methods: 1) Live Showcases, 2) Internet Broadcasting, 3) Film & Television, and 4) Education

History of Projekt NewSpeak
Created in 2005 by Eddie Kim, Projekt NewSpeak started as an idea to gather talented artists together and create a showcase for the API community by the API community. With just a handful of staff, the organization would pave the way for artists from all walks of life to get involved and create meaningful entertainment that would change the hearts and minds of all people.

Starting with The NewSpeak SLAM, a slam poetry and music showcase, Projekt NewSpeak presented stories and performances the likes of which the Los Angeles Asian American community had not seen. Starting with a theater that seated 200, the showcase had unexpectedly oversold tickets and more than 250 people attended. The following year, attendance had doubled and it has continued to grow and sell out every show.

That same year, Projekt NewSpeak launched NewSpeak TV, the online broadcasting division in which viral videos of Eddie Kim and other artists go to different events across Southern California and highlight the event with funny and entertaining man-on-the-street interviews. NewSpeak TV has garnered countless hits exceeding hundreds of thousands, catapulting NewSpeak TV into a YouTube phenomenon.

The organization continued to expand in 2007 with the birth of the SketchComedyShow.com, Projekt NewSpeak’s sketch comedy division. Collecting the most talented and promising group of hilarious comics and actors, the SketchComedyShow.com performed to sold-out crowds, traveled to different cities and universities, and won 2 awards. We are the Champions of the International Sketch Comedy Competition at the Laugh Factory and Champions of iOWest’s 1st Annual SketchMatch.

Since 2008, the organization has grown in size and notoriety and has opened NewSpeak Films, the filmmaking division. With a popular documentary that premiered at the San Diego Asian Film Festival under its belt, Projekt NewSpeak has opened doors to writers, producers and directors in order to be a full-fledged production company that can support and produce screenplays and shorts for the API community and beyond.model minority uber nerds, money hungry businessmen, buck toothed ninjas and more.

Message from the CEO

Since the inception of this organization, my goal has always been to create a bridge between our community and Hollywood. I wanted to enact a vision in which our community and artists determine our own images, stories, and definitions of what it means to be Asian American within the context of the mainstream media and not wait around for a talent agent, manager, investor, or Hollywood tycoon to recognize the potential that we have. I wanted to flip this power structure where instead of us seeking Hollywood, Hollywood would be seeking us because of the quality stories that we produced, the exposure that we had, the talent that we showcased, the massive audience that we built, and the investments that we garnered.

Projekt NewSpeak’s aim is to not only generate superb art, but also to inspire…to touch the hearts and minds of all people, to change the images that define us, and create a new language of self expression.

Join this movement and help us make this dream into a reality.

EDDIE KIM
Executive Producer