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Loretta McNary interviews Movie Director Christine Yoo

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Our guest today is filmaker/Director Christine Yoo.

Opening in theaters April 2013, "Wedding Palace" is Christine Yoo's directing debut. With the film, Yoo has the distinction of becoming the first American to shoot in Korea with the Korean production system. Prior to writing, directing and producing the film, Yoo worked as a screenwriter in Hollywood and Korea. Highlights include co-writing "Afro Samurai," a 5-part animation series starring Samuel L. Jackson for SpikeTV/Fuji TV. It was an Emmy-nominated franchise that includes a book, video game and feature film. For Lionsgate, Yoo co-wrote and developed an original screenplay "For Steppers Only."

In addition to film, Yoo has been a featured speaker at corporations, on college campuses and leadership conferences nationwide and in Korea. In 2012,  

Yoo represented Asians in Hollywood at The White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders' Briefing on Philanthropy and served as a judge for The White House video contest, "What's Your Story?"  in 2011. Recently Yoo directed for the 2012 5th Annual NBC Scene Showcase.

Currently Yoo is directing commercials and planning to launch her next feature in 2013. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts and from Phillips Academy Andover.

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