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Board Members | Projekt NewSpeak

Dante Basco

Chairman of the Board

Actor and Producer (Hook, Take the Lead, and Entourage)
Dante Basco is a veteran actor of 25 years in the industry. He has numerous credits in film, televsion and theatre including: “Hook”, “Take the Lead” and “The Debut”. He is a Filipino-American actor, but has been a pioneering artist for all Asian-Americans for the last few decades.

Ryan Suda

Vice President & Treasurer

CEO of Blacklava Clothing
Part time actor. Full time entrepreneur. He is the founder of Blacklava.net, an online store for all things Asian American.

Annie Kim


Producer of Gochu
After graduating from UC San Diego, Annie began her career in film marketing and producing by working in commercial TV production and consulting on indie film projects. Most recently, she was the marketing director for D-War: Dragon Wars, the highest grossing and widely released Korean-made film in North America. After previously working with the San Diego Asian American Film Festival, Annie has remained a passionate advocate for the advancement of Asian American film and the arts. She is currently working on several feature film projects.

Karin Anna Cheung

Actress and Producer (People I’ve Slept with, Better Luck Tomorrow)

Eddie Kim

Executive Producer

Eddie is a consummate actor, writer and producer. He has starred in three short films and four full length plays, including the off-Broadway script: The Laramie Project. He has performed in various cities and venues including Los Angeles, Stanford, Berkeley, San Diego, Little Tokyo, The Kodak Theatre, Kollaboration, Asian Hip Hop Summit, KASCON, and more. Eddie is the Executive Producer of Projekt NewSpeak. He is involved with many organizations such as the K. W. Lee Center for Leadership, Korean Resource Center, Tuesday Night Cafe, Korean American Coalition, The Democratic Party, and the Korean Youth and Community Center. You can catch him on NewSpeak TV!

Joe Park

CEO of Blended Events

Phil Yu

Creator of AngryAsianMan.com

Phil Yu is the founder and editor of AngryAsianMan.com, a popular Asian American news/culture/opinion blog. Building a steady, loyal readership since 2001, the website has been called by the Washington Post “a daily must-read for the media-savvy, socially conscious, pop-cultured Asian American.” Mixing humor with criticism, Phil’s commentary has been featured and quoted in stories for the Post, CNN, National Public Radio, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, MSNBC, and Newsday. Phil graduated with a B.S. in Radio/TV/Film from Northwestern University, and earned his M.A. in Critical Studies as a Provost Fellow from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema-Television.