Talent Guide

Anna Kang

  • Discipline:Director, Writer
  • Program Year:Directing Lab 2004, Fast Track 2004, Screenwriting Lab 2003


Anna Kang, a native New Yorker, was born in the Bronx and raised on Long Island. Set on pursuing a career in the Foreign Service, Anna graduated with honors from Tufts University with a degree in International Relations and Asian Studies. She went on to work as a Research Associate at the Council on Foreign Relations, a foreign policy think tank in Manhattan. During that time, Anna served as aide/translator to the former U.S. Secretaries of Defense and Treasury on an overseas diplomatic trip to Asia.

Despite the allure of the world of international policy, Anna went back to her first love of film and television and was accepted at USC’s School of Cinema-Television in Los Angeles. While at USC, Anna won a scholarship for Excellence in Screenwriting. Anna was also selected to direct an advanced project in documentary as her thesis film. The documentary, not black or white, is an irreverent look at media stereotypes of Asian woman. During her final year at USC, Anna was chosen by Ron Howard to shadow him in the making of The Grinch.

In 2001, a short film Anna produced was an official entry at Sundance Film Festival, and in 2002, she participated in the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriting Lab for her feature, The Lost Tribe of Long Island.

She currently works as a Script Coordinator for television. Her husband, Chris Weyant, is a cartoonist for The New Yorker.

Current Project

Lost Tribe of Long Island


MARY CHUNG, a 12-year old Korean Catholic girl from Queens, wants only one thing -- to be Jewish.