I am often asked why Reel Asian exists and why we only show Asian work, to which I respond that Asians are not only underrepresented in the media, they are also misrepresented in the movies (can you say typecasting?). In Toronto, another organization striving break stereotypes and bring more Asian talent to the forefront is Kollaboration Toronto. Kollaboration begin as a talent show in LA back in 2000 and was launched in Toronto in 2006 to provide an outlet for Asian artists wanting to get into the entertainment industry. This year’s highly anticipated annual talent show takes place on September 15, 2012 at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. The Toronto finalists performing at this event have been carefully selected from an audition held earlier this year. Featured guest stars on Sept 15 include Joseph Vincent, Dumbfoundead and DJ Zo and guest judges include Sylvia “Beautycakez” Ta, Terry “KRNFX” Im. Also this year’s newly formed Kollaboration executive team is eager, fresh and sure have a damn good event in store for you. Get your tickets now!
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