Pierce and Keely Shaye Brosnan

THE VANGUARD AWARD

Pierce Brosnan is a legendary actor, film producer, environmentalist, philanthropist, artist and two-time Golden Globe Award nominee known for his rich and extensive career in front of the camera and behind-the-scenes as a producer.  His wife, Keely Shaye Brosnan is an award-winning broadcast journalist turned documentary filmmaker.

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Nancy Kwan

The Dr. Lawrence K.W. Tseu Lifetime Achievement Award

Presented by Actress, Grace Park

Nancy Kwan was catapulted from her native Hong Kong at 19 to become an international star in such famed American Films as The World of Suzie Wong and Flower Drum Song. 

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Shep Gordon

The Maverick Award

Presented by Yvonne Elliman

Shep Gordon is known in the entertainment industry as having an eye for talent and an innate understanding of what people find entertaining.  After graduating from SUNY Buffalo, Shep moved to LA and in 1969 co-founded Alive Enterprises.  Over the years, Gordon has been responsible for managing the careers of Alice Cooper, Groucho Marx, Raquel Welch, Luther Vandross, Kenny Loggins, and countless others.  He’s also credited as creating the celebrity chef, which revolutionized the food industry and turned the culinary arts into the multi-billion dollar industry it is today.  His clients that included culinary legends, Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse, Nobu, Daniel Boulud and many more. 

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Ludi Lin

The Rising Star Award

Ludi Lin (林路迪) is one of Asia’s fastest rising stars.  He will make his US Film Debut as Zach, the Black Ranger in the Lionsgate franchise SABAN’S POWER RANGERS, which will be released in theatres on March 24 th , 2017. 

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