ACMA Staff Members

Asian Culture & Media Alliance Staff Members

ACMA’s Staff Members facilitate all organization functions.

Eric Michelson
Creative Director | Co-Producer | Lead Instructor, TAKE ONE

Eric Michelson (he/his/him) is the Creative Director and Take One Instructor at ACMA. He is also the co-producer, DP and editor of Asian Voices TV series. Eric is the owner of Carma Media Productions and has over 20 years of tv/film and video production experience including producing, directing, writing and editing. His experience includes corporate training programs, commercial spots, music videos, live fashion and music events to short films and documentaries. Eric provides direction both on-camera and behind the scenes for all ACMA projects.

 

Cathlyn Choi
Executive Director | Producer | Supervisor, TAKE ONE

Cathlyn Choi (she/her/hers) is the founder and Executive Director of Asian Culture and Media Alliance. She is also the host and producer of Asian Voices featuring Asian culture, history, businesses, artists and events in Southern California. As an expansion program to Asian Voices TV, she recently launched Asian Voices Radio Podcast. Dubbed "Korean Food Ambassador" by the media, Cathlyn is a media personality and community activist. A multi award winning TV show host and producer, Cathlyn produced the first Korean TV cooking show in English on PBS called “Cathlyn’s Korean Kitchen" from 2008-2012.

Tatyana Mapuni
Digital Marketing Coordinator | Associate Producer, Asian Pacific Voices

Tatyana Mapuni (she/her/hers) holds a BA in Arts with a concentration on Film, Television, and Media from CSUDH. She is half Samoan and half African American who lives in the South Bay. She is passionate about different art mediums, creative writing, and her favorite genres are action, drama, and rom-coms. In her free time she loves to explore new places, take road trips, and binge watch K-Dramas! Tatyana joined ACMA in January 2023 under an internship as a production assistant and now currently works on creating digital content for ACMA and as Associate producer!

Ryan Stanly
Production Assistant / Assistant Instructor, TAKE ONE

Ryan Stanly (he/his/him) is an emerging filmmaker and musician. He has been interested in storytelling and creating visual media content since he was 13. Since 2014, Ryan has written, produced and edited . He currently operates his own production business called Ryan Stanly Productions providing production and post production services. Ryan graduated from ACMA's Take One program in 2019, and has been assisting with production of Asian Voices TV including as assistant instructor for Take One program.

Brittany Wang
Assistant Instructor, TAKE ONE

Brittany Wang (She/Her/Hers) is a Chinese-American screenwriter, pursuing her MFA in Writing for the Screen and Television at the University of Southern California. She was born in Tianjin, China and immigrated to the United States with her parents when she was five years old. Brittany completed her bachelors of arts at the University of California, Los Angeles, majoring in Business Economics and double minoring in Global Studies and Accounting. While at UCLA, she supplemented her business course load with classes in film history, production, and screenwriting courses. 

She often reached out to the professors at the film school to attend classes on an informal basis, auditing lectures whenever she had free time between her actual classes.Upon graduation, Brittany worked as a rotational associate at a large consulting firm, working in financial advisory for a wide array of public and private companies in the mergers and acquisitions space. While she worked her corporate day job, Brittany continued to pursue her love of screenwriting in her free time. After taking a leave of absence from her corporate job to pursue filmmaking full-time, Brittany worked as a freelance production assistant for music videos, commercials, and documentary films, until beginning her MFA.
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