Guest Post by Roseanne Liang
Here are the cold hard numbers from Middle Earth:
• Almost 12% of New Zealand's population is Asian.
• Over 25% of Auckland, NZ's most populous city where we live, is Asian.
• Only 1% of our TV producers, 2% of our TV directors and 4% of our TV writers identify as Asian.
• We make decent volumes of local film and TV, but we hardly ever see Asian actors on screen, and when we do, they're young female Asians.
If Alan Yang's Emmy wish comes true, and a couple Kiwi Asian parents hand their kids cameras instead of violins, do we really have to wait a generation to get our Fresh Off the Boat?