Kepler's Literary Foundation is proud to introduce the Bay Area literary world's newest star: Anna Yen, author of Sophia of Silicon Valley. Yen's vibrant, witty, and electrifying prose bursts with all the makings of a bestseller. Based on her experiences working for Silicon Valley's top maestros, this exciting debut, exudes the frenetic, 'move fast and break things' essence of the real life day-to-day for the Valley's most ambitious while balancing a delightful avidity for finding the moments of subtle humor and self-effacing candor that only someone who has lived a life among the Valley's ultra-determined can portray.
Documentary filmmaker, Michael Whalen moderates an exclusive conversation between Yen and director of Crazy Rich Asians (the movie adaptation of the bestselling book which is due to release August 17, 2018) Jon M. Chu on the cut-throat and furiously inventive cultures of the technology and entertainment industries.
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Anna Yen has worked at a wide range of tech companies. She spearheaded investor relations for industry leaders such as Tesla Motors, Market Watch, and Pixar Animations Studios, and reported directly to some of Silicon Valley's most respected leaders (including Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and Larry Kramer.) She has co-founded several tech start-ups and is currently Managing Director at Ellipsis, an investor relations firm. She lives in San Francisco.
Jon M. Chu is known for his visually stunning work in projects across genre, medium and budget. Whether telling a story through the language of dance in the Step Up films, music in the Justin Bieber documentaries, action in the G.I. JOE film, magic in Now You See Me 2 or culture in his latest film Crazy Rich Asians, Chu’s signature style is bursting with energy and the definition of fun, pop culture entertainment.
Michael Whalen has produced over 100 hours of documentary programming for television since 1994. His writing, producing and directing credits include work for A&E, The Discovery Channel, MTV, NBC, TLC, and more. His independent documentary films include: “Another first Step” (winner of the CINE Golden Eagle Award) “A Question of Habit” (PBS) and “Gringos at the Gate” (ESPN), “The Farm & The Chef.”