Sunday, September 17, 2017
James Lew Wins An Emmy For Luke Cage, Shards From The Glass Ceiling Rain Down!
Watching award shows for the past several decades, I have witnessed many changes, Halle Berry Academy award, moving speeches by many actors etc.. Mark the date down, September 17, 2017. Finally the glass ceiling for Asian Actors has been shattered. Grand Master James Lew has been toiling at his craft under the radar for those out of the action realm for 5 decades. Unassuming, humble and always willing to lend a hand or an ear to those less fortunate or those just starting out in the business. I had the opportunity to meet master Lew several times at 2 Dragonfests and an Eric Lee Roast. Hard working and unrelenting are two qualities that Master Lew has demonstrated his entire career. It was amazing to cover him in Vengenace Magazine back in the day, see photo, and to watch as time after time more work piled his way. It took the unique visionaries at Netflix, and Marvel to trust Master Lew with the daunting task of Stunt Coordinating the Luke Cage series. Who knew that luke Cage would stand out with perhaps some of the best written series ever created on any platform. The fighting and action were not beautiful, but raw and angry. Bodies littered the streets, bullets flew yet Luke Cage emerged the anti- hero for a new generation.
Stand Up Master Lew, take a bow, let the nearly 3 billion people of Asian Heritage realize they to can shatter the glass ceiling and win awards! Take that Emmy, show it to the young film makers, show it to the old Grandmasters and say, your work will always matter--
A power reborn in the indie masterpiece Black Salt, James Lew will go down as a master of action, and a master of connecting a variety of people worldwide in action.
As a indie writer, I cannot wait for 2018 and season 2 of Luke Cage and haha more of Master Lew's unique flair for the dramatic action, reach for the stars keep your heart and feet planted firmly on terra firma! Boom Say it with me again EMMY WINNER James Lew!