President and CEO
Ashley "Asha" Chai-Chang
Asha Chai-Chang is an Award-Winning Writer/Director and Emmy Nominated Producer. As a First-generation Afro-Latina and Caribbean-Asian American with disabilities, Asha is a stigma disruptor as a Yale graduate and former finance professional turned production company owner. Asha is making strides as a 2022 TV Writer Fellow in the Inaugural Netflix x RespectAbility Children’s Content Disabled Creators Lab and a 2023 Writer/Director Fellow for the LALIFF Inclusion Fellowship sponsored by Netflix.
As a Sci-Fi/Fantasy nerd and gamer, Ms. Chai-Chang inspires people of color to get into STEM through her projects and as a panelist at Comic Conventions and Universities. Her Sci-Fi/Comedy “Spoiler Alert” and Family drama “All by Design” films have been recognized by Oscar-qualifying film festivals and the NAACP. Impacting audiences of all ages, Asha is creating a preschool animated Spanish bilingual TV series, “Wendy on Wheels” and fantasy teen comedy, “Harlequin Heights”.
As an invited guest of the President of the United States, Asha visited the White House in celebration of her advocacy for diversity and disability inclusion and the 32nd Anniversary for the ADA. Dedicated to highlighting films made with and/or by disabled creatives, Asha serves as a Co-Founder, Co-Captain, and Juror for the Academy Award qualifying Unstoppable program at Slamdance Film Festival and has been interviewed by publications including Variety, Hollywood Reporter, and Forbes.
Asha also serves on the Black Directors Advancement Initiative Committee in Alliance of Women Directors, as a founding member in the Platano Pipeline by Blactina Media, and CEO of Love My Productions, LLC.
She has written and directed family-friendly and Award-Winning films like “Cruise Control”, “Spoiler Alert”, "All by Design," and “A.V.G”, which highlight female and BIPOC gamers and depict people of color as capable and intelligent, which have been officially recognized by DGA-sponsored and Oscar-qualifying film festivals like Pan African Film & Arts Festival and the NAACP. This relates to my aim of positively impacting people of different ages, orientations, religions, gender, ability, and subcultures with my films. Miss Chai-Chang is a Diversity in Film Advocate, a Slamdance programmer, and a founding member of UNSTOPPABLE sponsored by HULU, a film program that features films created by differently-abled filmmakers and/or featuring talent with disabilities. UNSTOPPABLE has garnered the attention of YouTube, Google, Amazon Studios, IndieWire, and ScreenDaily.
As CEO of her own diversified, culturally transformative production company, Love My Productions, LLC, Asha creates uplifting content with strong female characters and authentic representation in cast and crew to provide opportunities for BIPOC creatives and promote intersectionality and subcultures on screen. As a sought-out panelist and public speaker for Film Festivals, Universities, and Comic Conventions, she advocates for diversity, gender parity, and disability inclusion to amplify diverse and differently abled voices.