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Janet Yang

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Janet Yang

President, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Janet Yang

An Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Hollywood producer, Janet Yang is currently the President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  Yang’s extensive film and television credits include The Joy Luck Club, The People vs. Larry Flynt, The Weight of Water, Shanghai Calling, High Crimes, Zero Effect, and the Academy Award-nominated animated feature Over the Moon. Yang began her career by running the first distribution company to market Chinese films into North America. She also brokered the reintroduction of American studio films to the Chinese marketplace after a decades-long hiatus. This in turn led to joining Steven Spielberg on the historic production of Empire of the Sun. This was followed by a long-term partnership with multiple Academy-Award winning writer/director, Oliver Stone. Yang has been named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Hollywood” by the Hollywood Reporter.