Global Asian Media Entertainment (GAME) presents the first-ever multi-city and multi-theatre Lunar New Year Film & Comedy Festival

MetaMedia exclusively delivers festival celebrating the Year of the Dragon featuring livestreamed Q&A with renowned comedian Joe Wong

LOS ANGELES — Embrace the exhilarating Year of the Dragon in style as Global Asian Media Entertainment (GAME) hosts the inaugural Global Asian Fest 2024 powered by MetaMedia from February 23, 2024 through March 7. For this festival and celebration of the lunar year, GAME is partnering with major Chinese film distributors Well Go USA Entertainment and China Lion Film Distribution Inc. as well as Asian American Pacific Islander community leaders EDI Media Inc. and Asian Hall of Fame. GAME is also partnering with MetaMedia, the world’s first global cloud-based platform that delivers movies, premium content and live events to cinemas, who will stream the events to audiences across multiple cinemas in major North American cities simultaneously. Get ready for a cinematic extravaganza showcasing blockbuster Chinese films and exceptional creative talents!

The two-week long festivities will kick off on February 23 at the Regal Edwards Alhambra Renaissance (1 E Main St., Alhambra, CA 91801) with a red carpet event (5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.) and one-hour special screening of “This Asian Hates Asian Hate,” from comedic icon Joe Wong (7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.). Following the premiere of his one-hour special, Wong will hold an exclusive live Q&A session.

Global Asian Fest 2024 will include a feast of mega-hit films like fantasy juggernaut “Creation of the Gods,” sci-fi sensation “The Wandering Earth 2,” animated smash-hit “Ne Zha,” MMA sports drama “Never Say Never,” Taiwanese rom-com classic “Hear Me,” LGBTQ masterpiece “Blue Gate Crossing,” and the U.S. premiere of the teenage action fantasy “Kung Fu Girl.”

With Chinese audio and English subtitles, the creators of Global Asian Fest invite audiences of all backgrounds to fall in love with Chinese movies. The festival’s growing list of participating cinemas includes Regal Edwards Alhambra Renaissance and other select Regal cinemas across the coutnry, College Point Multiplex Cinema 12 in New York and Emagine Novi in Michigan.

The collaboration between GAME and MetaMedia extends beyond films; it’s an initiative that champions Asian culture and spotlights creative talents. Stay tuned for upcoming events, featuring concerts, comedy performances and diverse cultural experiences that foster excitement and unity within the Asian community.

Xiao Winter, Founder and CEO of GAME, is on a mission to support the AAPI community and promote diversity and representation in the media. “We’re thrilled to partner with MetaMedia to bring the first of many global Asian festivals, featuring Asian content and entertainment to audiences across the US and the world,” said Winter.

Jason Brenek, CEO of MetaMedia said, “For years, GAME has been cultivating a respected brand and growing audience of Asian celebrities, influencers and fans from fashion, music, movies and television. Their vision to launch Global Asian Fest and unite Asian trendsetters and content by using MetaMedia’s platform to target audiences in their neighborhoods is groundbreaking and very exciting.”


About Global Asian Media Entertainment:

Global Asian Media Entertainment (GAME) is a global entertainment company founded by two experienced Asian female leaders in media, film/television, music, fashion, events, real estate, and high-tech fields. The company’s mission is to present the highest quality entertainment content, music, large-scale events, as well as products, services, and lifestyles inspired by Asian culture in both English and Asian languages. Global Asian Media Entertainment focuses on bringing together top creative talents and projects globally, combining them with the most outstanding talents in Asia to create intellectual property, services, products, and art with global market value. Global Asian Media Entertainment is headquartered in Los Angeles. Download our Roku channel, GAME, for more Asian content. For more information, please visit

About MetaMedia:

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Jason Brenek

Chief Executive Officer

Leveraging two decades of senior executive experience across multiple sectors of the film and entertainment industry, Jason Brenek assembled a group of powerful industry leaders with incomparable experience and relationships to forge the building blocks of MetaMedia. As Chief Executive Officer of MetaMedia, Brenek focuses intently on realizing the operational, economic and programming benefits of creating a next-generation distribution network, which are mutually-beneficial to content producers and cinemas around the world.

Prior to MetaMedia, Brenek was President of IMAX HOME at the IMAX Corporation, where he led business and engineering teams around the world to develop and launch multiple new products, technologies, and platforms. Before IMAX, Brenek spent over a decade in senior management roles at The Walt Disney Studios. While serving as Senior Vice President of International In-Home and Head of Global Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, Brenek established partnerships with global brands including Netflix, Google, Amazon, Apple. and Samsung to distribute Disney-owned content across new digital/OTT platforms, television, and retail. Brenek previously served as Disney's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Digital Cinema and Cinema Programming, overseeing the company's global transition from analog to digital cinema. Brenek also developed and co-produced two Disney feature films and multiple live sporting events in cinemas with ESPN. Brenek received his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

Danny C. Stein


Danny Stein is a seasoned, growth-oriented media and technology executive with 30 years of operating and investment experience across media, technology, and consumer businesses. Stein has managed across the full life-cycle of deal origination, deal execution, business building and exit for small and mid- cap public, private and distressed companies. Stein is a digital media innovator having built a portfolio of businesses as CEO of Dimensional Associates 2003-2014, including as the Executive Chairman of the Orchard Enterprises, a global music and entertainment company, specializing in media distribution and 1091 Pictures, a digital and theatrical distribution company. From 2015-2016, Stein was the Senior Vice President, Growth Investments of MacAndrews and Forbes Holdings, Inc., a company that acquires and manages a diversified portfolio of public and private companies across various industry segments.  In that role, Stein’s focus was on building and investing in digital media and technology-enabled businesses. Through MacAndrews and Forbes, Stein also served as President of New Media and Corporate Development at Deluxe Entertainment (a wholly owned subsidiary of MacAndrews of Forbes), responsible for Corporate Development, M&A, Strategy, Digital Media and Innovation.

Chuck Goldwater

President, North America

For over two decades, Chuck Goldwater has served as a senior executive in the entertainment and cinema exhibition industry which has earned him incomparable industry-wide trust and respect. As President, North America for MetaMedia, Goldwater draws upon his broad understanding and deep connections to exhibitors and studios across the country to create a robust network of exhibitor and studio partnerships for MetaMedia. He also applies his knack and experience for building successful entertainment startups to MetaMedia's growing infrastructure and success.

Prior to MetaMedia, Goldwater was co-founder and CEO at cinema chain New Vision Theaters. Before that, Goldwater served as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Carmike Cinemas, which acquired Digiplex Destinations, a cinema chain where Goldwater served as Executive Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors. At New Vision, Carmike, and Digiplex, Goldwater was an energetic and effective advocate for alternative programming and “event cinema” as a means of increasing seat utilization and creating incremental revenue for exhibitors. Before Digiplex, Goldwater was President of Cinedigm (formerly known as AccessIT), the company credited with deploying the first digital cinema infrastructure and electronic delivery network. Previously, Goldwater was selected by the then seven largest Hollywood studios to serve as Chief Executive Officer of Digital Cinema Initiatives (“DCI”), a joint venture that created the industry-wide specifications and the technical quality and security architecture for digital cinema systems. Goldwater was also inducted into the industry’s ShowEast Hall of Fame and is a Will Rogers/Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation Board Advisory Member.

Shaiwal “Shay” Priyadarshi

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

A dynamic inventor with over a dozen patents, Shaiwal "Shay" Priyadarshi is a trusted leader and mentor to high-performing tech teams, executives and business partners. For over 25 years, Priyadarshi has assembled and led front-end and back-end engineering teams, developed market-leading products and intellectual property that spans from embedded systems and data centers to leading cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and Oracle Cloud. As chief technology officer (CTO) for MetaMedia, Priyadarshi continues to maintain his exemplary track record of overseeing innovative products from concept to delivery.

Prior to MetaMedia, Priyadarshi was CTO of IMAX Home, where he developed the world's highest-quality, internet-delivered video playback system needed to support IMAX Corporation’s pioneering technologies. Before IMAX, he served as CTO of PRIMA Cinema where he led the research, development and approval processes of the world's first and only movie service that was authorized to distribute new Hollywood movies to private home theaters. And previous to PRIMA Cinema, he worked as director of engineering at DivX, where he led the development of new technologies that power many leading streaming services today. Priyadarshi received his Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and Electronics from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.