Why Japanese Cinema?
It is a “lean-in” time for Japanese (and Asian) content in Hollywood. Japan is receiving more and more attention due to the increasing popularity of Anime, the Tokyo Olympics and other pop-culture crazes like Pokemon. Movies such as “Crazy Rich Asians” are helping to increase interest in Asian content are becoming more and more mainstream. The time is now!
Japan Cuts Hollywood Background
Japan CUTS Hollywood is presented by Japan America Society (JASSC) of Southern California
JASSC is a membership organization dedicated to building meaningful relationships between Japanese and Americans. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable and educational organization
Founded in 1909, JASSC was the first bridge between California and Japan!
JASSC has held screenings of popular movies such as Godzilla and Hachiko
JASSC includes 150 corporate members and nearly 2,000 individual members
Japan CUTS Hollywood is presented as a sister event of Japan Cuts in New York
Japan Cuts Hollywood Purpose
To promote Japanese Content and Culture to the US and the World
People who know and have interest in Japan
People who don’t know Japan, create new “fans” of Japan
To introduce Japanese Talent (actors, directors, writers, etc) to Hollywood and the World
To introduce unique Japanese formats to Hollywood and the World