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Jon M. Chu, Groundbreaking director and producer

Jon M. Chu makes up stories for a living—and if the success of his film Crazy Rich Asians is any indication, those stories can rewrite the rules. Chu is known for his visually stunning blockbuster films, as well as his kinetic work across various genres, from groundbreaking series to commercials and films.

Most recently, he directed the worldwide phenomenon Crazy Rich Asians, which has earned more than $175 million in the United States alone. The film was the first contemporary studio picture in more than 25 years to feature an all-Asian cast, and it represents a new chapter in Chu's 10-year career.

In the commercial, digital, and music video space, he broke new ground by creating the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers (The LXD) and broke records with videos for Justin Bieber and the unforgettable Virgin America Safety Video.

This summer, Chu helmed his most ambitious project to date, the highly anticipated adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical In the Heights for Warner Bros which has a summer 2020 release date.

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