Nina Yang Bongiovi

Nina Yang Bongiovi and her producing partner, Forest Whitaker, run Significant Productions, which strives to be at the forefront of discovering talent, with a focus on diversity and inclusivity. The duo produced the critically-acclaimed, Fruitvale Station, by Ryan Coogler, which won The Audience Award and The Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2013, alongside 40+ prestigious awards worldwide. In 2015, they returned to Sundance with two films: Dope by Rick Famuyiwa, and Songs My Brothers Taught Me by Chloé Zhao, in U.S. Dramatic Competition; All three films had its international premiere at Cannes International Film Festival. In 2017, Nina and Forest brought their feature film, Roxanne Roxannne by Michael J. Larnell, once again to compete at Sundance, garnering a Breakthrough Performance Special Jury Prize for their lead actress, Chante Adams. Nina is currently developing and producing the authorized biopic of Angela Davis at Lionsgate. She serves on the Board of Directors at Film Independent, The Oscar Grant Foundation, and is a member of The Academy’s Producers Branch (AMPAS). Nina is fluent in Mandarin, Chinese and received her graduate degree in Entertainment Management from the Walter Annenberg School at the University of Southern California.



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