ACMA Staff Members

Asian Culture & Media Alliance Staff Members

ACMA’s Staff Members facilitate all organization functions.

Eric Michelson
Creative Director | Producer, Asian Pacific Voices | 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, Asian Pacific Voices | 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.

Venus Buscano
Digital Marketing Coordinator | Associate Producer, Asian Pacific Voices

Venus Buscano (she/her/hers) is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from LDCU. Her passion for travel takes her to destinations with captivating beaches, breathtaking waterfalls, and stunning natural scenery. Eager to immerse herself in diverse cultures, Venus enjoys meeting new people and exploring different traditions wherever she goes. In her downtime, she indulges in the captivating worlds of K-Drama and Anime, adding a touch of entertainment to her adventures. With a zest for life and a love for exploration, Venus embodies the spirit of curiosity and discovery!

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.

Advik Sharma
Associate Producer, Asian Pacific Voices

Advik Sharma (he/his/him) is a TV, Film, and Media Studies major at CalState LA. He was born in India, but he has lived in six countries.  Having lived in Dubai for over a decade, Advik came to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming a filmmaker. Through his original films, Advik wants to one day change the world. A former graduate of  TAKE ONE,  Advik has been assisting Asian Pacific Voices team as an Associate Producer since September 2023. He hopes to expand his knowledge and experience in filmmaking and make valuable connections for the future. 

Angela Gopez
Associate Producer, Asian Pacific Voices

Angela Gopez (she/her/hers) is a student at San Diego State University studying TV, Film, and Media with a pursuit of a theatre minor. She has always been interested in the production side of the film industry ever since her family frequently visited Universal Studios Hollywood as a child. It wasn't until high school that that passion grew as she learned to film and edit short films. A former graduate of TAKE ONE, Angela has been assisting the Asian Pacific Voices team as an Associate Producer as well as on location as a Production Assistant since September 2023.  

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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