Fri, Dec 08|
H4A and Harvardwood Co-Present: Virtual Panel with Albert Cheng (Amazon Prime Video) and Steve Chung (CJ Entertainment)
Time & Location
Dec 08, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
About the event
Please join H4A and Harvardwood for a virtual panel discussion with two of the most knowledgeable and influential people in entertainment: Albert Cheng, VP, head of Prime Video U.S., and Steve Chung, Chief Global Officer for CJ Entertainment. The conversation will be moderated by Emily Ge Song, who has extensive experience in the entertainment industry, including at two of the world’s preeminent entertainment agencies, United Talent Agency and Creative Artists Agency. The topics will include recent developments in the entertainment industry, its current state and thoughts regarding the future. If time permits, there will be an audience Q&A at the end.
Registration link is here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrce2srjguHtYy7T-h3fT82VCRkhmxUHp1
This event was organized by Peter Shimamoto (JD ’85) and Mia Riverton Alpert (AB ’99).
Albert Cheng (MBA ’97) is VP, Head of Prime Video U.S. In his role, he leads the Prime Video business holistically across SVOD, TVOD, Prime Video Channels and AVOD in the United States, responsible for the P&L and revenue growth, as well as programming strategy, marketing, brand, research, and distribution. Albert’s U.S. and global teams work relentlessly towards the mission to turn Prime Video into a one-stop entertainment destination for customers offering the world’s largest collection of premium entertainment in a single application; a place where customers can find all of their favorite movies and series under one roof, be it content produced by Amazon MGM Studios or by other studios, third-party channels made accessible as an add-on subscription through Prime Video Channels, or titles to rent or buy via the Prime Video Store.
Steve W. Chung (AB ’01) oversees all international business (outside of Korea) for CJ ENM as its inaugural Chief Global Officer, based in Los Angeles. Steve also holds the role of CEO of CJ ENM America, directly in charge of all operations in the US, including overseeing Fifth Season for CJ ENM. Steve joined CJ ENM from FOX Corporation, where he was the Chief Growth Officer and led strategic initiatives to help position FOX for long-term growth. Prior to FOX, Steve was the Founder and CEO of Frankly, an OTT and digital media platform company serving ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX affiliates. After incubating the company at Stanford’s StartXaccelerator, Steve took the company public on the TSXV stock exchange through a reverse IPO. Steve began his career as an analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York and then served as Executive Producer for a flagship talk show “21@21” for Shanghai Media Group’s Dragon TV. Since then, Steve has held various executive roles in entertainment, investments and technology spanning Silicon Valley, Asia and Europe. Steve graduated magna cum laude with an A.B. from Harvard University and received his M.B.A. from Stanford University.
Emily Ge Song (MBA ’17) is an entertainment executive whose business has encompassed the realms of talent, entertainment, sports, and gaming. She was most recently an Agent and Executive at United Talent Agency (UTA). Song has in-depth experience forging impactful strategic partnerships between prominent brands and a diverse array of actors, musicians, athletes, influencers, gamers, esports organizations, and film and television properties. Forbes, in its “30 under 30” list, hailed her as “the entertainment industry’s best hope to connect the U.S. and Chinese markets.” Variety also acknowledged her as one of “Entertainment’s New Leaders.” Song served as a founding member and co-chair for UTA’s inaugural Diversity Leadership Council, championing the causes of the AAPI community and broader BIPOC/global majority within UTA and the industry at large. Prior to joining UTA in 2019, Song worked on cross-border businesses at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), brokering multi-million dollar endorsement deals between NBA stars and Asian companies. A native of Tianjin, China, Song was also a former on-air host for China’s largest news channel. Song graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Production Design and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.