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Cathy Yan

5 out of 5

Filmmaker & Director of "Birds Of Prey;" First Asian Woman to Direct a U.S. Superhero Film

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 Cathy Yan Biography

Cathy Yan is a filmmaker and director known for directing Birds of Prey, starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.

Yan was born in China and raised between Hong Kong and New York City. Today, she is based in New York. She received a dual MFA in film and an MBA at New York University, as well as a BA from Princeton University. Before switching to filmmaking, she was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal in New York, Hong Kong and Beijing.

Her first feature film, 2018's comedy-drama Dead Pigs, won the Special Jury Prize for ensemble acting at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, the Grand Jury Prize at Dallas Film Festival, the New Director's Grand Jury Prize and China Star's Best First Feature at Seattle Film Festival and the San Francisco Film Critic's Award at CAAMFest, among others.

She is set to direct Margot Robbie as the character Harley Quinn in 2020's Birds of Prey (and The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) at Warner Bros/DC, making her the first Asian woman to direct an American superhero film.

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Cathy Yan

5 out of 5

Filmmaker & Director of "Birds Of Prey;" First Asian Woman to Direct a U.S. Superhero Film

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Cathy Yan Biography

Cathy Yan is a filmmaker and director known for directing Birds of Prey, starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.

Yan was born in China and raised between Hong Kong and New York City. Today, she is based in New York. She received a dual MFA in film and an MBA at New York University, as well as a BA from Princeton University. Before switching to filmmaking, she was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal in New York, Hong Kong and Beijing.

Her first feature film, 2018's comedy-drama Dead Pigs, won the Special Jury Prize for ensemble acting at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, the Grand Jury Prize at Dallas Film Festival, the New Director's Grand Jury Prize and China Star's Best First Feature at Seattle Film Festival and the San Francisco Film Critic's Award at CAAMFest, among others.

She is set to direct Margot Robbie as the character Harley Quinn in 2020's Birds of Prey (and The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) at Warner Bros/DC, making her the first Asian woman to direct an American superhero film.

Cathy Yan Videos

  • 'Dead Pigs' Interview | Director Cathy Yan
  • Cathy Yan To Direct New Harley Quinn Movie
    Warner Bros. has set Cathy Yan to direct the next film to feature Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.According to Deadline, the deal is complete, ...

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  • How much does it cost to book Cathy Yan?

    Booking fees for Cathy Yan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Cathy Yan, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Cathy Yan?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Cathy Yan for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Cathy Yan for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Cathy Yan or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Cathy Yan or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Cathy Yan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Cathy Yan for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Cathy Yan generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Issa Rae, Gina Rodriguez, Randi Zuckerberg, Marielle Heller and Ava DuVernay. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Cathy Yan for an upcoming event.

Cathy Yan Speaker Videos

  • 'Dead Pigs' Interview | Director Cathy Yan
    Cathy Yan To Direct New Harley Quinn Movie
    Warner Bros. has set Cathy Yan to direct the next film to feature Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.According to Deadline, the deal is complete, ...

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