Diversity & Inclusion

 

As a producer and director, Hisako Matsui joins us today to talk about her movie Leonie which will commence screening in Japan on November 20th.
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Hisako Matsui

As a producer and director, Hisako Matsui joins us today to talk about her movie Leonie which will commence screening in Japan on November 20th. From initial concept to sourcing finance for the film, recruiting actors, to then undertaking the actual filming, which required working across multiple countries and even languages for the shoot, the film involved and challenged many deep-set diversity & inclusion issues. Tune in to find out more.

Born in Tokyo in 1946, Hisako Matsui graduated in drama from Waseda University and began her career as a writer and editor at several popular magazines. In 1979 she established an actors' agency, and a decade later she founded her own production company, Essen Communications, for which she produced numerous TV dramas and documentaries. She made her directorial debut in 1998 with YUKIE, which earned several prizes at festivals in Japan.

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Diversity and Inclusion

D&I looks at the advantages, challenges, and rewards of adopting an approach that transcends the still very much ingrained, yet artificially placed barriers of age, gender, disability, cultural differences, and other prohibitive and potentially limiting ways and values from the past that are often prevalent in our work environment and personal lives among the family members.

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Host: Ann Sado - Owner, A TO Z Sado Enterprises Ltd

Third generation Japanese-American, Ann Sado received her B.A. at Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA (1970). As recipient of Ministry of Education scholarship, she has her M.A. from Waseda University Graduate School (1980). She also received her professional stage name/teaching certificate from the Iwai School of Japanese Classical Dance (1974).

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