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Director and Producer Christine Yoo: Hollywood for Women Directors

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What does it take to be a woman director in Hollywood today? Join us as Independent Artists & Thinkers talks to filmmaker Christine Yoo.

Christine Yoo wrote, directed, produced and self-distributed the award-winning feature comedy Wedding Palace, the 1st US-Korea independent co-production. In 2013, Yoo self-distributed the film into 6 major US markets where it ran up to 12 weeks. The film was distributed VOD via Gravitas and Warner Bros worldwide. Yoo raised the financing and received sponsorship from LG Mobile, Hyundai, Korean Air, Jinro/Hite, The Face Shop and the Korean government. 

Upon completion of the film, Yoo became a sought-after speaker on college campuses across the US, NGO’s and for corporations. She was also selected as a director for the 2013 NBC Diversity Showcase.

Prior to making Wedding Palace film, Yoo was a co-writer on the Emmy nominated anime franchise Afro Samurai and co-wrote For Steppers Only, an original feature comedy optioned by Lionsgate. 

Currently, Yoo is Sr. Producer at KCETLink TV, the largest independent network in the US where she is developing a pilot and vertical for international news focused on Asia and independently producing a feature length documentary film.

Yoo is active in the Asian American community and was selected to represent Asian Americans in Hollywood at a 2012 at The White House Asian American Initiative Conference on Philanthropy and served as a judge for The White House Asian American Initiative contest, “What’s Your Story?” the same year.

She graduated summa cum laude, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California and Phillips Academy Andover. Yoo was born in Buffalo, New York and grew up in Iowa City and Memphis, Tennessee.

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