Sunday, July 12, 2009

Congrats to Kal Penn, and don't forget about us!

Actor Kal Penn, who we've long enjoyed for his groundbreaking roles in movies like The Namesake and Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle, has begun his job at the White House. We're excited because Obama has asked him to be a liaison between the Asian American arts communities and the White House -- could this mean greater visibility and access for Asian Americans in the film industry? Penn's always seemed aware of Asian American political causes alongside his acting work -- once upon a time he even came to a MANAA meeting, where hopefully we had an enlightened conversation on this topic -- so we have great hopes for him in this role.

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