AMPAS President Janet Yang to Receive the Committee of 100 Chairman’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in Arts & Culture 

Award to be presented at Committee of 100’s 2023 Annual Conference & Gala “Seeking Common Ground,” taking place in San Jose, California from May 5-6

New York, NY (March 15, 2023) – Committee of 100, a non-profit organization of prominent Chinese Americans, today announced that Janet Yang, President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will be awarded the Committee of 100 Chairman’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in Arts & Culture. The award is given to the group or individual who has a mission to advance the interests and promotion of minorities in the fields of arts & culture.

Elected in August of 2022 by the Board of Governors, Ms. Yang currently serves as President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the first Asian American and only fourth woman to ever hold the position, breaking through numerous glass ceilings in the position. Ms. Yang is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Hollywood producer and a trailblazer and advocate for the AAPI community. She came to prominence through her collaboration with Steven Spielberg on Empire of the Sun, followed by partnerships with Oliver Stone and Lisa Henson. Her extensive film and TV credits include The Joy Luck Club, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Shanghai Calling and High Crimes. Mrs. Yang currently leads Janet Yang Productions, which is developing projects with diverse themes. Her most recent credit is the Academy Award-nominated animated feature, Over the Moon. Ms. Yang is also co-chair of the Academy’s Asian Affinity Group and a Member of the Committee of 100 since 1998.

This year’s Conference & Gala theme is “Seeking Common Ground in Turbulent Times.” For three decades, Committee of 100’s Conference & Gala has convened distinguished academics, policymakers, businesses, and next-generation leaders from across the U.S. for a series of discussions, debates, keynotes, and networking sessions. Participants share a common goal of advocating for and promoting the full participation of all Chinese Americans in American society.

This year’s must-attend event will take place at the Signia by Hilton San Jose May 5-6. Content will focus on diplomacy, economic interdependence, education, technology, anti-Asian hate, and more. In the coming weeks, panel discussions, breakouts, additional award winners, and keynote speakers will be announced. Registration for the Conference & Gala is now available here.

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Committee of 100 would like to thank its current sponsors in the support of the Conference & Gala: Hsieh Family Foundation (Jade), Kenson Ventures (Diamond), Eric S. Yuan (Platinum), Buck J. Gee, Jerry Yang (Silver), Wells Fargo (Bronze), Anla Cheng, Carter Tseng, and State Street (Pearl).

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About Committee of 100
Committee of 100 is a non-profit U.S. leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, healthcare, and the arts focused on public policy engagement, civic engagement, and philanthropy. For more than 30 years, Committee of 100 has served as a preeminent organization committed to the dual missions of promoting the full participation of Chinese Americans in all aspects of American life and constructive relations between the United States and Greater China. Visit or follow Committee of 100 on LinkedInTwitter, and Facebook for more information.

The official hashtag for the 2023 Committee of 100 Conference & Gala is #SeekingCommonGround.

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