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Staff | Projekt NewSpeak

Eddie Kim


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!

Gina Lee


Gina enjoys getting involved with arts organizations and helping them extend their reach to as many people as possible. Everyone needs art in his or her life.

John Yoon


John Yoon has been a supporter and staff member of Projekt Newspeak since 2005. A recent graduate from Cal State Northridge, John is currently working at IW Group, Inc., a full-service advertising and public relations agency that specializes in reaching the Asian-American market. John is also a big supporter of the arts and the community, as he has been spotted at events, such as Tuesday Nights at the Cafe, and writes poetry from time to time. He is also known as Toodles within the Newspeak circle, after ending one email with the following: “I need to go watch ‘Lost’ now. Until then, toodles.”

Brian Corpuz


A native of Northern California, Brian Corpuz moved to Los Angeles and has been working in film and television production ever since. He has worked on a series of commercials, shorts, independent films, and TV shows for NBC, CBS, MTV, VH1, BET, Bravo, GSN, and Comedy Central.

Justin Quizon


Born and raised in Buena Park, CA, Justin Quizon decided on having a film career after graduating high school. While attending Cypress College he took courses on screenwriting, editing and television production. He furthered his education by attending The Los Angeles Film School. He graduated as a directing major with a minor in editing. Since then, he has worked for on productions ranging from reality TV to feature films. He currently writes, produces, edits and directs for both Projekt Newspeak’s Sketch Comedy Show and Newspeak TV.

Josie Lanuza


Josie Lanuza is interested in filmmaking, from animation to documentary. Aside her day job, she enjoys watching movies, making movies, volunteering with Projekt NewSpeak, and eating cookies.

Eugene Choi


After graduating from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Mass Communications, Eugene Choi worked for advertising agency Carat USA where he supported media planning and buying efforts for the Hyundai USA account. He then joined Entertainment Marketing Partners, a boutique agency that focused on product placement and other branded entertainment initiatives for clients such as Activision, Major League Soccer, Showtime Networks and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. He was instrumental in the company’s subsequent merger with Ketchum Entertainment Marketing, an Omnicom company. Most recently he graduated with an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business and is currently working as an independent consultant for Fuji TV and other various clients.

Eddy Hong


I strive for a more realistic and humane representation of people, especially those of people of color, in the media.
I want to learn to appreciate and love the differences that make people so unique yet at the same time, be able to look beyond the imaginary boundaries of labels and acknowledge the common ties that connect us all.
These are the two biggest passions in my life that I want to achieve and these passions define the person that I am today. I graduated in 2009 at the College of William & Mary in Theater and a self-designed interdisciplinary major in Asian Pacific American Studies (basically, this major does not officially exist yet in my college). In my free time, I like to write spoken poetry, get my sci-fi nerd on, watch tons of movies, and play/sing Beyonce’s “Halo” excessively on my guitar. I also have an insatiable craving for Cinnabons and halal kebabs.

Dana Larkin


Dana likes long walks on the beach and… just kidding. Dana is currently a college student studying Anthropology. She is all about helping out her community and others. Her love of helping does not only extend to Newspeak but to other organizations as well; such as, The Cancer Society, The North Hollywood Jaycees, The Children’s Hunger Fund, etc.

Bob Li


A complete and utter design geek, Bob is a graduate of UC San Diego’s Sixth College, and majored in Media with Computing Emphasis. An avid airsofter in his spare time, Bob is still trying to explain to his friends the allure of dressing up in full military gear and shooting each other with little plastic pellets.

Johnathon Nguyen


Hello my name is Johnathan Nguyen and I am the new Social Media Coordinator and Editor of Projekt NewSpeak. I’m a Vietnamese 3rd year Visual Arts Media student at the University of California, San Diego and I aspire to become an Asian American filmmaker. My goals at Projekt NewSpeak is to continue to support and promote API involvement and image in entertainment and the media.

Johnny D. Nguyen


Johnny D. Nguyen has been working in the entertainment industry for the past 5 years in video & event/concert production, artist management and talent booking. He has also served on several non-profit organizations in the Asian American community as the entertainment chair.

Rich Liu


Rich Liu is an actor who recently graduated with a B.S. and Masters in Biology from Stanford University, where he helped lead the Asian American Theater Project. As a new member of NewSpeak, he hopes to help the group play a significant role in improving the image of Asian Americans in the media. Although he is new to LA, Rich is a big basketball fan who closely follows the Lakers, which will hopefully help his transition to the City of Angels, though he still holds out hope that his hometown Sixers will one day be a perennial contender.

Ana San


I grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in accounting. I currently work for the County of Los Angeles Assessor’s Office as an auditor/appraiser. In my spare time, I can be found volunteering on productions as an actress or production assistant or taking acting classes. My dream is to one day act in a film with some of the great Chinese actors I’ve admired as a child.

Steve Tsou


Steve is originally from the Bay Area. He grew up in a small suburb near Oakland. Oakland Chinatown is still his favorite place to eat. He is a graduate from UCLA. Go Bruins!

David A. Romero


David A. Romero is the author of Diamond Bars: The Street Version and Fuzhou, two volumes of poetry released by Dimlights Publishing. His work has been praised by writers and poets such as the Tony Award winner Poetri, the author of Up the Street and Around the Corner Besskepp, and the West Coast Editor of Rock & Rap Confidential Lee Ballinger. He is the enchilada-making, boba-consuming writer of “The Mexi-Asian Perspective, A Mexican’s Guide to All Things Latin, Asian, or Both” for Projekt NewSpeak.