ALL EPISODES

Breaking into Hollywood: A Beginner's Blueprint
Breaking into Hollywood: A Beginner's B...
From actors to screenwriters, directors to cinematographers, we explore the first steps to ignite your creative p...
01:14:01
August 22, 2023
Paying it Forward: The Secret Door to Hollywood
Paying it Forward: The Secret Door to H...
Dive into Hollywood as we reveal the transformative power of kindness and how 'paying it forward' can rewr...
01:04:36
August 15, 2023
No Stands For Next Opportunity: Kicking on Hollywood's Doors
No Stands For Next Opportunity: Kicking...
In this empowering episode, we explore the transformative power of 'No'. We take you behind the scenes of ...
01:10:04
August 08, 2023
Honest Insights: How to Give and Receive Constructive Criticism
Honest Insights: How to Give and Receiv...
In this candid episode, I share my personal stories of giving and receiving feedback throughout my career in Holly...
01:01:02
August 01, 2023
Return of the Podcast!
Return of the Podcast!
Got tired of waiting on myself to restart the podcast. So I'm coming back, quick and dirty, run and gun style....
00:37:38
July 25, 2023
Mixed Asian w/ Genevieve Kang
Mixed Asian w/ Genevieve Kang
What's it like to be mixed Asian actor in Hollywood? How has casting treated biracial people as "too Asian" or "no...
01:38:40
October 18, 2022
Directing w/ Dinh Thai
Directing w/ Dinh Thai
How do Asian American directors look at Western and Eastern projects and break down the differences in storytellin...
01:02:12
October 11, 2022
Literary Managment & South Asian Empowerment w/ Bash Naran
Literary Managment & South Asian Empowe...
What does having a literary manager mean in the industry and how does a writer work with their manager? And where ...
00:52:27
October 06, 2022
Acting as a Career - Katie Chang
Acting as a Career - Katie Chang
Katie and I discuss the life and struggles of being an actor and the skills that are helpful to have. We also disc...
00:43:59
September 29, 2022
Inclusive Screenwriting - Ashwini Prasad
Inclusive Screenwriting - Ashwini Prasa...
Focusing on discussions around building a community based on equity, Masami reviews the state of inclusivity withi...
00:59:41
September 22, 2022
The Stolen Children - Elizabeth Jacobs & Phoebe J Yung
The Stolen Children - Elizabeth Jacobs ...
Filmmakers, Lizzie Jacobs and Phobe Yung, discuss their new upcoming project, a documentary film about the stolen ...
00:31:48
September 15, 2022
Jon Lee Brody - Filmmaker / Screenwriter
Jon Lee Brody - Filmmaker / Screenwrite...
We sat down with Filmmaker Jon Lee Brody to discuss the entertainment industry and the frustrations we have moving...
01:19:30
September 08, 2022
Cold Tofu Comedy w/ Marilyn Tokuda - LEGACY
Cold Tofu Comedy w/ Marilyn Tokuda - LE...
Taking a look at the commonly overlooked, rich history of early Asian American cinema groups, Masami shares a refl...
01:02:34
August 30, 2022
LIVE: Evolving AAPI Representation w/ Karen Tran Wood, Filiz Bahmanpour, & Travis Atreo
LIVE: Evolving AAPI Representation w/ K...
We're joined by Karen Tran Wood, Senior Publicity Manager at IW GROUP INC, Filiz Bahmanpour, VP of Product at GRAC...
00:48:06
August 22, 2022
Bullet Train Review w/ Maria Gee & Kirie Venture
Bullet Train Review w/ Maria Gee & Kiri...
We watched Bullet Train had had many words to say about it. So we put it into a podcast episode for everyone to he...
01:20:33
August 12, 2022
Still on Hiatus - Working Hard
Still on Hiatus - Working Hard
Things are extra busy at Strong Asian Lead and for me personally. Rent and bills still have to be paid and that me...
00:02:53
July 25, 2022
CH: Hidden Gems and General Discussion
CH: Hidden Gems and General Discussion
Our clubhouse discussion and recommendations of Asian and Asian American films, Tv, and series. We also discussed ...
02:30:45
April 03, 2022
Going on Hiatus, again.
Going on Hiatus, again.
Thank you everybody for continuing to subscribe. We are going on a hiatus and I know we haven’t been constantly ...
00:01:45
February 24, 2022
Cross-Ethnic Performances w/Maria Gee
Cross-Ethnic Performances w/Maria Gee
Welcoming our new Co-Host, Maria Gee!! Follow her at @MariaAlexaG Having trouble breaking into Hollywood? Book yo...
00:49:42
February 08, 2022
Why I embrace my AsAm Identity
Why I embrace my AsAm Identity
Another week, another podcast. I get angry in this episode and talk about my white "friends" who never respected m...
00:54:52
February 01, 2022
Mixed Asian Media w/ Alex Chester
Mixed Asian Media w/ Alex Chester
What is the conversation around Mixed Asian Media in Entertainment?    Follow @AlexfChester Visit https:...
01:00:51
January 25, 2022
Documentaries on Asian American Cinema
Documentaries on Asian American Cinema
Let's talk Asian American cinema history, cause public school doesn't teach anything.  What to watch: Amy Tan: U...
00:46:34
January 18, 2022
LEGACIES: TIM DANG - Preserving History Through Performance
LEGACIES: TIM DANG - Preserving History...
This week, I speak with Tim Dang, former Artistic Producing Director of East West Players, the longest running POC...
01:39:00
January 13, 2022
Asian American Stories or Stories with Asian Americans?
Asian American Stories or Stories with ...
Here's the podcast. This is the shownotes. Until we can have a professional to do it, this is what it's gonna be. ...
00:49:40
January 11, 2022
5 Asian American Films that Changed my Life
5 Asian American Films that Changed my ...
Here's the podcast. This is the shownotes. Until we can pay a professional to do it, this is what it's gonna be. T...
00:47:10
January 06, 2022
2022! Let's Level Up!
2022! Let's Level Up!
Here's the podcast. That's all I'm gonna write This is the shownotes I have energy for. Until we can get on a real...
01:19:35
January 04, 2022
CH: Shang-Chi Honest Reviews
CH: Shang-Chi Honest Reviews
Thank you for your interest in our Clubhouse discussion on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. This was an ...
02:43:06
September 23, 2021
Justin Chon / Impact & Storytelling (Season Finale)
Justin Chon / Impact & Storytelling (Se...
In this episode of Strong Asian Lead Podcast, David interviews Justin Chon whose new film ‘Blue Bayou’ comes o...
00:42:31
September 17, 2021
Check in: Taking a Break is Good for your Health
Check in: Taking a Break is Good for yo...
We're gonna do a quick check in and let you know what's going on with Strong Asian Lead. We still need a team and ...
00:26:46
September 07, 2021
CH - Mixed Asians in Media
CH - Mixed Asians in Media
Recorded on 8.19.21 This is David. I'm not great at shownotes, so this is what we've got. We need a new shownotes...
03:27:05
August 20, 2021
Expanding the Asian Diaspora w/ Soma Helmi
Expanding the Asian Diaspora w/ Soma He...
This week David talks with writer and director, Soma Helmi, about the differences in the entertainment and film in...
01:00:18
August 18, 2021
CH - What Hollywood Doesn't Understand - 8.11.21
CH - What Hollywood Doesn't Understand ...
Recording Date: August 11, 2021 Episode Title: What Hollywood Doesn’t Understand Guests:  Alex Christi...
01:41:48
August 12, 2021
David Moriya & Strong Asian Lead
David Moriya & Strong Asian Lead
Taking a quick break from our scheduled programming. This week David talks about his journey within the entertainm...
00:36:19
August 11, 2021
Chasing Fulfillment w/ Henry Ong
Chasing Fulfillment w/ Henry Ong
Approaching the entertainment industry from a different angle, David sits down to talk with marketing extraordinai...
01:04:48
August 03, 2021
Building The Table w/ Sujata Day
Building The Table w/ Sujata Day
Emphasizing the importance of South Asian representation in the larger Asian American conversation, this week Davi...
01:14:41
July 27, 2021
On Being Blasian w/ Ryan Alexander Holmes
On Being Blasian w/ Ryan Alexander Holm...
This week, David sits down to talk with actor and content creator, Ryan Alexander Holmes to examine and go deeper ...
01:08:20
July 20, 2021
Authenticity & Acting w/ Miki Ishikawa and Emi Lea Kamemoto
Authenticity & Acting w/ Miki Ishikawa ...
This week, David and Emi met with actress and industry veteran Miki Ishikawa to talk about her upbringing, the in...
01:11:38
July 13, 2021
Looking At The Larger Picture w/ Akemi Look
Looking At The Larger Picture w/ Akemi ...
Actress and activist Akemi Look hops on the pod to discuss the complexities of intergenerational trauma, her journ...
00:53:08
June 29, 2021
Microaggressions (Part 2) w/ Emi Lea Kamemoto
Microaggressions (Part 2) w/ Emi Lea Ka...
Wrapping up their two-part episode on microaggressions, David and Emi further discuss the importance of taking the...
00:27:22
June 24, 2021
Microaggressions (Part 1) w/ Emi Lea Kamemoto
Microaggressions (Part 1) w/ Emi Lea Ka...
Breaking down the differences between feeling included and actually having the power and capability to speak up, D...
00:59:19
June 22, 2021
Music As a Catalyst For Change w/ jason chu & Alan Z
Music As a Catalyst For Change w/ jason...
Emphasizing the importance of solidarity and unity across all Asian American communities, David is joined by rappe...
00:49:09
June 15, 2021
Diversity Behind The Camera w/ Amanda Joy & Samantha Wan
Diversity Behind The Camera w/ Amanda J...
Coming from a place of authenticity and truth, actresses, writers, and co-creators of Second Jen, Amanda Joy and S...
00:46:27
June 08, 2021
The Impact of Typecasting w/ Nancy Wang Yuen
The Impact of Typecasting w/ Nancy Wang...
What does it mean to be typecast and how does typecasting perpetuate stereotypes in the media and society? This we...
00:54:12
May 06, 2021
The Responsibility of Hollywood w/ Emi Lea Kamemoto
The Responsibility of Hollywood w/ Emi ...
Hollywood has a huge impact on our culture’s morals and values but often doesn’t think about it or even recogn...
01:18:05
April 27, 2021
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00:01:57
February 26, 2021

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