Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

LA Premiere of $upercapitalist on August 31st with Derek Ting, Kathy Uyen, Rachel Tan, Paul Sheehan and Joyce Yung at LAEMMLE Noho 7; Photos of NY Premiere

Joyce Yung and Derek Ting at Village East Cinema for the New York theatrical premiere screening of Supercapitalist on August 10, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

Joyce Yung and Derek Ting at Village East Cinema for the New York theatrical premiere screening of Supercapitalist on August 10, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

Meet Derek Ting (producer, writer, and actor), Kathy Uyen (lead actress), Joyce Yung (producer), Rachel Tan (actress), and Paul Sheehan (actor), who will be in attendance for the 7pm screening of Simon Yin’s $upercapitalist on August 31, 2012 at Laemmle’s Noho 7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. Click here to purchase tickets for the screening.

Derek Ting and Kathy Uyen in $upercapitalist

Derek Ting and Kathy Uyen in $upercapitalist

The screening will be followed by a Q & A and the after party hosted by Privy.net at Le Ka Restaurant and Lounge, 800 W. 6th St. in downtown LA. Your ticket stub from the movie will provide entrance into the Privy $upercapitalist event at Le Ka. For more details, click here to RSVP.

Derek Ting. Photo by Lia Chang

Derek Ting. Photo by Lia Chang

$upercapitalist, a U.S./China co-production and the first English language financial thriller independently produced out of Hong Kong, follows Conner Lee (Derek Ting), a maverick New York hedge fund trader who moves to Hong Kong to orchestrate a mega-deal that swiftly escalates beyond his control. Caught between competing forces in America and Asia in a ruthless culture of profits at all costs, he desperately negotiates and maneuvers inside China’s closed, complex society. With his life and Hong Kong’s future staked on a corrupt billion dollar deal, the trader takes the ultimate risk.

Linus Roache in $UPERCAPITALIST

Linus Roache in $UPERCAPITALIST

The film also stars Linus Roache, (Batman Begins, The Chronicles of Riddick, Wings of a Dove), Kenneth Tsang (Rush Hour 2, John Woo’s A Better Tomorrow), Richard Ng (Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life), Kathy Uyen (How I Met Your Mother), Darren E. Scott and 2-time Emmy winner, Michael Park (“As the World Turns”).

Supercapitalist's stars Michael Park and Derek Ting at Village East Cinema for the New York theatrical premiere on August 10, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

Supercapitalist’s stars Michael Park and Derek Ting at Village East Cinema for the New York theatrical premiere on August 10, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

Jake Boswell, Richard Ng and Kenneth Tsang. Photo by Joyce Yung

Jake Boswell, Richard Ng and Kenneth Tsang. Photo by Joyce Yung

Click on the link below to see excerpts from the Screen Actors Guild Foundation’s Conversations at NYIT Auditorium on Broadway in New York on August 1,2012, with Supercapitalist’s stars Derek Ting, Linus Roache and Michael Park.
Video: Screen Actors Guild Foundation in Conversation with Supercapitalist’s Derek Ting, Linus Roache and Michael Park

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation’s Conversations at NYIT Auditorium on Broadway in New York on August 1,2012, with Supercapitalist’s stars Derek Ting, Linus Roache and Michael Park. Photo by Lia Chang

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation’s Conversations at NYIT Auditorium on Broadway in New York on August 1,2012, with Supercapitalist’s stars Derek Ting, Linus Roache and Michael Park. Photo by Lia Chang

Ting talked about the challenges of wearing three hats as the writer, producer and lead actor, about the casting process, his inspiration for the storyline, and related the story of his $upercapitalist path. The actors also talked about what convinced them to be part of $upercapitalist, their advice for aspiring actors and filmmakers, and their projects in the works.

Supercapitalist's producing team Joyce Yung, Derek Ting (writer and star), David Hou and Emeline Rodelas at Village East Cinema for the New York theatrical premiere of Supercapitalist on August 10, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

Supercapitalist’s producing team Joyce Yung, Derek Ting (writer and star), David Hou and Emeline Rodelas at Village East Cinema for the New York theatrical premiere of Supercapitalist on August 10, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

$upercapitalist is currently available on Video on Demand and iTunes around the world.

Donna Tsufura attends the New York theatrical premiere of Supercapitalist at the Village East Cinema on August 10, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

Donna Tsufura attends the New York theatrical premiere of Supercapitalist at the Village East Cinema on August 10, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

The $uper Party continues on Sept 1st at Icon, hosted by Friction Entertainment, 10:00pm -2:00 am
Rooftop level
1248 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
http://frictionent.com/home.php

Recent Press:
NY Times
BBC
forbes.com: Believe It Or Not, In This Movie The Hedge Fund Manager Is The Hero
NY Times Dealbook Review
NBC News
CNBC News

The audience at the New York theatrical premiere of Supercapitalist at Village East Cinema on August 10, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

The audience at the New York theatrical premiere of Supercapitalist at Village East Cinema on August 10, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

Supercapitalist celebrates at Village East Cinema on August 10, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

Supercapitalist celebrates at Village East Cinema on August 10, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

Crimson in New York on August 10, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

Crimson in New York on August 10, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

The Cornellians celebrate the New York theatrical premiere of Supercapitalist at Crimson on August 10, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

The Cornellians celebrate the New York theatrical premiere of Supercapitalist at Crimson on August 10, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

Derek Ting, Joyce Yung, Jane Valentine and Lia Chang celebrate the New York theatrical premiere of Supercapitalist at Crimson on August 10, 2012.

Derek Ting, Joyce Yung, Jane Valentine and Lia Chang celebrate the New York theatrical premiere of Supercapitalist at Crimson on August 10, 2012.

Supercapitalist after party at Crimson in New York on August 10, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang

Supercapitalist after party at Crimson in New York on August 10, 2012. Photo by Lia Chang


Other Articles by Lia Chang
Multimedia: Screen Actors Guild Foundation’s Conversations with Derek Ting, Linus Roache and Michael Park of $upercapitalist
10 minutes with Sullivan & Son’s Jodi Long, Award Winning Actor and Filmmaker
$UPERCAPITALIST starring Derek Ting, Linus Roache, Kenneth Tsang, Richard Ng and Kathy Uyen is the AAIFF’12 Centerpiece Presentation on July 28, 2012; opens in U.S.Theaters in August
Daniel Hsia’s Shanghai Calling, Simon Yin’s Supercapitalist & Michael Kang’s Knots to Screen at 35th annual Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) in New York, which runs July 25 – August 5, 2012
35th Asian American International Film Festival Line-up in New York
Theater of the Stars Presents The King and I Starring Ronobir Lahiri, Victoria Mallory, Raul Aranas, Ali Ewoldt, Josh Dela Cruz, Jee Hyun Lim and Raphael Aranas, Helmed by Baayork Lee on Tour through September 11, 2012
World Premiere Screening of Lil Tokyo Reporter Starring Chris Tashima at Laemmle Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, September 14-16, 2012
Illeana Douglas, Kimberly-Rose Wolter and Michael Kang Set for 4 Wedding Planners Screening in Screen Actors Guild Foundation Conversations Series in NY on August 21, 2012
David Henry Hwang to Receive the 2012 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award at the 5th Annual Steinberg Playwright “Mimi” Awards on October 29, 2012
Click here for the Lia Chang Articles Archive and here for the Lia Chang Photography Website.

Lia Chang and Supercapitalist producer John Hsu, who flew in from Hong Kong to attend the premiere screening, at Crimson in New York for the afterparty on August 10, 2012.

Lia Chang and Supercapitalist producer John Hsu, who flew in from Hong Kong to attend the premiere screening, at Crimson in New York for the afterparty on August 10, 2012.

Lia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist.
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