Wednesday, Jun. 9, 2021

As a student at Wesleyan, Lin-Manuel Miranda began writing what would become "In the Heights," the musical that would launch him as a playwright and performer and that would lead, two decades later, to Jon M. Chu's upcoming lavish big-screen adaptation. He was motivated, like any confident young...

Tuesday, Jun. 8, 2021

"I am Usnavi and you prob'ly never heard my name," declares bodega owner Usnavi at the start of "In the Heights," Lin-Manuel Miranda's contagiously joyous ode to his beloved Washington Heights neighborhood. "Reports of my fame are greatly exaggerated."

Um … maybe not for long. Projects by...

Tuesday, May. 18, 2021

Director Jon M. Chu, whose credits include the groundbreaking box office hit Crazy Rich Asians and the eagerly anticipated In The Heights, has come aboard the roster of production house Superprime for U.S. commercial representation. This marks Chu’s first official...

Friday, Jun. 12, 2020

Bucking the so-called conventional wisdom that there would be minimal box office return for a feature with an all-Asian cast, director Jon M. Chu committed to Crazy Rich Asians which went on to not only became a huge hit but also a pop culture phenomenon. The critically acclaimed film’s...

Monday, Nov. 19, 2018

Director Jon M. Chu, known for his visually stunning blockbuster films including Crazy Rich Asians, will receive the Motion Picture Showman of the Year Award at the 56th Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards for his unique contribution to...

Monday, Aug. 13, 2018

From the time Ricky Yean first heard about "Crazy Rich Asians," he's been excited to see the movie — and not because he likes romantic comedies (although, for the record, he does.)

For the Taiwanese-American who moved to the U.S. when he was 11, here was something he hasn't seen — a movie...

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