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Graphic Policy’s TV REVIEW: KUNG FU S1E1 PILOT

The sensitivity and research devoted to the world-building, makes this show already stand heads and shoulders above the rest of the shows at the CW. This show has so many people in the cast that are Asian. Much like Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians, it acknowledges the fact but doesn’t dwell on it. It […]

Lake Forest College: Hanelle Culpepper ’92 wins NAACP Image Award

Hanelle Culpepper ’92 won a 2021 NAACP Image Award for her directorial work on the debut episode of Star Trek: Picard at the 52nd annual ceremony on March 27. Culpepper made history in 2019 when it was announced she would be the first woman of color to launch a new Star Trek series. Winning the […]

Kung Fu Is a Gripping Action Series With Family at Its Heart

From TheMarySue.com: ‘This Kung Fu is for a new generation. It’s still about standing up for what’s right and fighting for those who can’t defend themselves, but instead of focusing on a white man, it’s about an Asian woman and her family. That change is essential.’

Hanelle Culpepper Wins NAACP Image Award For Directing ‘Star Trek: Picard’

On Tuesday, director Hanelle Culpepper won the Image Award for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series for her work on the series premiere of Star Trek: Picard “Remembrance.” She beat out competition from Cheryl Dunye (Lovecraft Country – “Strange Case” on HBO), Misha Green (Lovecraft Country – “Jig-a-Bobo” on HBO), Nzingha Stewart (Little Fires Everywhere […]

IMDB Feature: Movies That Shaped Director Hanelle Culpepper

For IMDB, I offer up a quick cross-section of a handful of key movies and shows — in alphabetical order — some that inspired my fascination as a little girl, some that shaped my desire to come to Hollywood and tell stories, and some that ultimately taught me how to think cinematically. All are worthwhile, […]