About Us

Strong Asian Lead is an educational platform committed to empowering AANHPI storytellers with the tools to craft compelling stories that make an impact on the world. 

With a strong belief in the power of education, we equip creatives with the essential skills and resources to carve their own unique path. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to revolutionize Asian American storytelling by empowering emerging writers and storytellers with the tools, resources, and community they need to break industry barriers and redefine Hollywood.

We are committed to nurturing creativity, fostering collaboration, and amplifying diverse voices, thereby making Asian American narratives an integral part of the global cultural fabric.

Our Vision

A thriving Asian American community shaping a diverse film industry. Strong Asian Lead is a sanctuary for creativity and collaboration, breaking barriers to Hollywood. 

Our Horizon

Through education, we nurture emerging writers, teaching them the craft of storytelling and laying a solid foundation for Asian American narratives. Our commitment is to serve the community effectively, ensuring everyone has the opportunity to succeed in Hollywood.

No Competition All Education

At Strong Asian Lead, we firmly believe that every individual deserves the opportunity to access education and learn the art of storytelling. We recognize that breaking into Hollywood should not be a privilege for a select few but an attainable dream for all. We distance ourselves from the competitive model often found in the industry. Competitions, by nature, can foster rivalry among writers and often neglect to provide constructive feedback to those who don’t secure a win. Such an approach restricts progress to a limited number of individuals annually. We are committed to ensuring that education remains inclusive. Therefore, we offer both paid and complimentary programs designed to empower individuals to continually refine their craft.

The Film School You Never Had

The leading Asian-American film school where education is our foundation and community our strength.

In a Hollywood landscape increasingly enriched by our culture and storytelling, we stand as a beacon of creativity and collaboration. We are here to hone your skills, fuel your passion, and empower you to break barriers, fostering a future where Asian American voices resonate as an integral part of the American narrative.

Our Values

Education

We value lifelong learning, knowing there’s always room for growth. Each day is a new chance to enrich our stories and ourselves

Community

Community the cornerstone of our work. We prioritize making education accessible, so every voice can be heard and every story told. 

Alliance

Our commitment to alliance with other nonprofits makes success a shared journey. We are always open to partnering with organizations. 

Asian Americans in Media

Our emphasis is on the Asian American narrative, a unique and complex tapestry distinct from the broader Asian context. This distinction is crucial as the contributions of the Asian Diaspora to American cinema have historically been overlooked and minimized. We shine a spotlight on both mainstream and independent films of the past century, celebrating and illuminating the rich legacies of Asians in Hollywood. Through our work, we strive to recognize and uplift these important voices and stories from the annals of American cinematic history.

Inclusive Spaces

We are more than just a school; we are a vibrant, inclusive space fostering mutual understanding and respect. We celebrate the diversity within our community, embracing Asians of all descents and backgrounds. This includes Pacific Islanders, Native Hawaiians, mixed-identity individuals, adoptees, people with disabilities, and individuals across all gender identities and expressions. 

While our emphasis is on the Asian American experience, we warmly welcome allies eager to learn about our community.

By immersing yourself in our narrative films and entertainment, you will encounter the Asian-American perspective up close and personal. Join us as we bridge cultural gaps and build a rich tapestry of shared experiences through the power of cinema.

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