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