JAPAN CUTS HOLLYWOOD

Japan America Society of Southern California proudly presents our inaugural Japanese film festival Japan Cuts Hollywood this November, 1st to 3rd, at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. We are very excited to showcase the very best of Japanese Cinema to Hollywood and the world.

Japan Cuts Hollywood intends to strengthen the two-way bridge between the Japanese and American Entertainment industries through screenings of stunning feature films, cutting-edge documentaries, vibrant short films, business panels and most importantly face-to-face networking where the real bridges are made. Please join us this November as Japan Cuts Hollywood begins to play a new role in the Global Entertainment Industry.

Douglas Montgomery: Japan America Society Chairman

Japan Cuts Hollywood Executive Producer / Chair

Chikako Suzuki: Artistic Director

Hayato Mitsuishi: Festival Advisor

Yumi Montgomery: Public Relations

Taka Jeremy Tsubota: Creative Media Director

Aya Tsubota: Volunteer Leader

Alexandra Herrera: Marketing Manager

Jade French: Data analytics

Sachiko Yamasaki: Event Director

Joanna Metoki: Consultant

Eugene Park: Webmaster

Rei Nagamatsu: Assistant to US Public Relations

Shizuko Iki: Curator / Tokyo Event

Ayumi Hayashi: Tokyo Event

Harumi Honcho: Tokyo Event


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



Southern California Welcome Luncheon Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Southern California Welcome Luncheon Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

110th Anniversary dinner, Shohei Ohtani and Marie Kondo

110th Anniversary dinner, Shohei Ohtani and Marie Kondo

106th Anniversary dinner, race car driver Takuma Sato

106th Anniversary dinner, race car driver Takuma Sato

Iron chef Hiroyuki Sakai dinner

Iron chef Hiroyuki Sakai dinner