Gold House is the leading cultural ecosystem, uniting Asia Pacific and multicultural communities around common causes, investing capital and resources in independent creators and businesses, and showing the world how impactful the Asia Pacific community can be in every industry and effort.
Every May, Gold House’s A100, Asia Pacific’s definitive award, honors the 100 most impactful Asia Pacific cultural leaders, culminating in an in-person celebration of honorees at the Gold Gala, Asia Pacific’s gathering most viewed in North America. Previous A100 honorees include Academy Award winners Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan, Bela Bajaria (Chief Content Officer of Netflix), Neal Mohan (CEO of YouTube), and many more.
“In recent years, Asia Pacific creativity has gone from a community first to an industry first. From the most awarded movie of all time to the most-watched series on the world’s largest entertainment platform and one of the fastest-growing music genres, we’re defining and pioneering new levels of creativity. We are excited to catapult the next artistic leaders to even greater heights with Variety”said Bing Chen, Executive Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Gold House.
VarietyThe group’s executive director and publisher, Michelle Sobrino-Stearns, said: “For decades, Variety has championed the creative and business achievements of underrepresented communities in such important editorial projects as our Impact Lists, Variety 10 to Watch Series and our multiple live events. Partnering with a creative organization as prestigious and respected as Gold House in the new Variety “Asian Pacifics Up Next List and these new editorial and event initiatives are an exciting collaborative initiative that will benefit the entire industry we serve.”
The list of 8 Asian Pacific Up Next in Entertainment countries will be selected by a committee of VarietyGold House editors, reporters and critics, along with a Gold House advisory team. Variety will honor leaders from television, film, music and theatre, including actors, craftsmen and industry executives, to highlight emerging Asia Pacific talent in the global entertainment industry.
“This is an important moment. Since 2017, I have watched co-founder Bing Chen and Gold House build bridges between East and West. As a non-profit collective of changemakers, Gold House has sought to unify artists and leaders within the Asia Pacific community. He has advocated for greater representation through his comprehensive media initiatives. For Variety“Being part of these important events in the heart of Gold House is like building another bridge, serving as a giant step,” Variety“Said Jazz Tangcay craftsman senior editor. “I look forward to Variety be part of that campaign to highlight their initiatives.”
Tangcay continued, “Our collective 8 Asian Pacifics Up Next initiative will further celebrate and honor those emerging in our community, and I am very excited to spearhead it.”
Variety He will also serve as lead media partner for One House Toasts during the Oscars and Emmys. Led by Gold House in partnership with several leading multicultural organizations, including GLAAD, NAACP Hollywood Bureau, La Cena, IllumiNative, Harness, Pillars Fund, The Blackhouse Foundation, The Female Quotient and The Latinx House, One House Toasts brings together nominees, creators of trends, executives and voters from historically marginalized communities during crucial awards races.
Variety is looking for rising Asian Pacific countries in the aforementioned fields to be considered for this inaugural list. Submissions are due March 1 via this form.