Wayne Wang

Wayne Wang, Advisory Board Member

Wayne Wang is a Hong Kong-born American film director.  He studied film and television at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland and started his career filming. His first film, Chan is Missing, is widely recognized as the first Asian-American feature narrative film to gain both theatrical distribution and critical acclaim outside of the Asian American community. He is best known for The Joy Luck Club (1993), Maid in Manhattan (2002), and the independent features Smoke (1995) and Anywhere but Here (1999). In 2016, he won a Lifetime Achievement Award at the San Diego Asian Film Festival.