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Filmmaker Yang Liu is Empowering Asian Female Voices in Industry

LOS ANGELES, California – Rising industry talent Lizzy Yang Liu, in the midst of receiving a string of nominations for other projects, recently served as co-producer for the film Nezouh, released this year. With a string of nominations and awards, praise for her work as a director, and experience working with some of the most experienced actors in the industry, Yang Liu’s career is being afforded greater opportunities through her success. Through these opportunities, she is always consciously working towards changing the narrative in Hollywood to include more real stories, even in fiction.

Yang Liu describes taking an artistic approach to combatting these problems. 

“I believe that film, as the most effective art form, can always provide a positive impact on the public and justify uncovered inequalities,” she says. “My approach to my work is humble, but it is pure, determined, and respectful. I am not an articulate person, so let my films be my voice.”

Who is Lizzy Yang Liu

Yang Liu (who goes by Lizzy) is an accomplished, award-winning director, producer, and writer based in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from Emerson College majoring in Film and Media Art with an MFA degree. Previously, she received her BFA degree at Beijing Film Academy. She is a Jury member of the Hollywood Gold Award. Through global film production studies from China to the US, she has built solid theoretical and practical experiences with a deep insight into the international film market. Working as the Creative Executive at Starlight Media Inc., she supervises Indie Film, Documentary, and Animation departments. 

Accolades & Awards

Liu’s work has been nominated for and won many international film festivals, such as LA Shorts (Oscar, BAFTA qualified), Holly Shorts(Oscar qualified), WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, and New York City Independent Film Festival. Currently, she is working closely with Academy Award winner Donna Gigliotti and Academy Award nominee Diane Quon in the post-production and distribution process of an award-winning documentary Wuhan Wuhan, and an indie feature film Nezouh funded by BFI and Film 4 recently won The Audience Award in 2022 Venice Film Festival, Orizzonti Extra, and was selected in Busan International Film Festival. Lizzy is developing her career as a multi-media producer, Co-founder, and CEO, she recently found a Startup company “Invisolve Studio”. The business is trying to explore and integrate resources and connections in the entertainment industry, including AI technology, visual arts, films, and music.

Utilizing Success for the Greater Good

In charge of the independent films department and supervisor of the “Stars Collective” program to support BIPOC and female filmmakers, Lizzy Yang Liu is now exploring and breaking the boundaries of the art and entertainment industry with her professional experiences, organizing and blending technology with all art forms of projects and services with the mindset of an innovator and entrepreneur. 

Lizzy Yang Liu, as an Asian woman in Hollywood, is aware of the challenges faced by non-white demographics. In helping to create a more balanced space, Yang Liu’s work provides a much-needed dimension to human life across the world. With projects like Tessellation, A Matter of Time, Nazouh, among many others, she is set to continue her efforts of expanding the look of Hollywood and the stories it tells.