George Wang is Professor of Creative Media at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award hosted by The University of Hong Kong (2014-15), George is a scholar-practitioner whose profile extends from creative work to published scholarship. A graduate of the American Film Institute Conservatory, George had an extensive professional career in digital media production as an Avid editor and Apple Certified Trainer. George has directed/edited numerous promos and broadcast commercials for MGM and Wynn Resorts, edited comedy skits aired on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC and Bravo Network, and designed motion graphics for The Billboard Music Awards. He collaborated in media campaigns with national advertising agencies such as Cramer-Krasselt, Korey Kay, Schadler Kramer and Young & Rubicam. Many narrative shorts and documentaries he worked on were awarded and exhibited in major film festivals worldwide.
George’s research focuses on the life and works of King Hu, the cinematic titan who revolutionized the martial arts/wuxia genre. He has published in Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Journal of Film and Video and Asian Cinema journal. His research essays earned him three top-paper prizes at the University Film and Video Association and Broadcast Education Association. He guest-edited Asian Cinema journal’s East-West Flows issue (2018), and co-edited King Hu in His Own Words (2013), the first English-language publication of King Hu’s writings,
Named faculty fellow by the Television Academy and National Association of Television Program Executives, George was chair of faculty video competition for BEA Festival of Media Arts, American Pavilion faculty mentor at Cannes Film Festival, writer for Udine Far East Film Festival, screenplay competition judge for the Hong Kong Asia Film Forum at Hong Kong International Film Festival, and served in the NETPAC Award jury at Busan International Film Festival, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, and Taipei Golden Horse International Film Festival.
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