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Cathy Yan

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

Cathy Yan

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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 the second woman and the first Asian woman to direct a DC film or any US superhero film.

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.

In February 2021, Yan started developing an adaptation of Rachel Khong's short story, The Freshening.

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Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 06/12/2024.

Cathy Yan Videos

  • Filmmaking once felt 'completely unachievable' for Cathy Yan
    Cathy Yan tells Yahoo Entertainment she had a desire to make movies as a kid but looking back it felt like an impossible dream. “I wish I could say...
  • Cathy Yan on directing 'Birds of Prey' | Interview
    We caught up with Cathy Yan, the director of Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn. The film is a high octane, comic...
  • Dead Pigs Interview | Director Cathy Yan
    Director Cathy Yan sits down with Dana Han-Klein to discuss her feature directorial debut 'Dead Pigs', the practical challenges of making an ensemble...

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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 available upon request. 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 Nia DaCosta, Lisa Ling, Diane Guerrero, Aubrey Plaza and Daniel Dae Kim. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Cathy Yan for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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