Saturday

December 17, 2022

Beverly Hilton

ABOUT THE EVENT

Character Media proudly presents the Unforgettable Gala. Now in its twentieth year, this exclusive black-tie event spotlights Asian Pacific Islander creatives and leaders in entertainment, the arts and culture. More than 700 API professionals and high-profile names gather at the Beverly Hilton each year to celebrate diversity across our community and recognize the successes of the past year.

The night’s live entertainment and special performances will be covered by prominent print, radio and online media outlets. Attendance includes a gourmet three-course dinner, live entertainment, a hosted bar and an after-party featuring performances from API musicians.

ABOUT THE THEME

For the Unforgettable Gala’s 20th anniversary, we celebrate the brightest stars of our community with the theme “Illuminate.” We’re honoring those who have lit the way for the next generation to shine and commemorating the perseverance and breadth of our community’s accomplishments.

Over the past two decades of the Unforgettable Gala, we have watched the Asian and Pacific Islander community overcome adversities and boldly take charge in every industry—in front of and behind the camera, on sports fields and arenas, in politics and so much more. Join us in recognizing their groundbreaking achievements, as we embrace all the colors and hues of our community and look ahead to future excellence.

Special Guests

EUGENE CORDERO | HOST

EUGENE CORDERO | HOST

Eugene Cordero has been acting in both live-action and animated film and television for over 20 years. A performer with strong roots in improvisational theater, Cordero most recently starred in Jo Koy’s feature debut “Easter Sunday,” as well as Marvel’s “Loki” television series, a role he will reprise for the show’s forthcoming second season.

DANIEL DAE KIM | KEYNOTE SPEAKER

DANIEL DAE KIM | KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Actor and producer Daniel Dae Kim is best known for his roles as Jin-Soo Kwon in “Lost” and Chin Ho Kelly in “Hawaii Five-0.” More recently, Kim starred in the second season of National Geographic’s “The Hot Zone,” playing a lead investigator exploring anthrax attacks in the United States. He also serves as executive producer on triage drama “The Good Doctor,” starring Freddie Highmore.

LISA LING | KEYNOTE SPEAKER

LISA LING | KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Lisa Ling is a renowned journalist and television personality who has hosted “The View,” CNN’s “This Is Life with Lisa Ling” and “Explorer” for National Geographic. In 2019, Ling signed an overall deal with HBO Max to produce “Take Out with Lisa Ling.”

Selection Committee

This year’s nominees have been chosen by an esteemed group of individuals who have tirelessly worked to represent and uplift the Asian and Pacific Islander community.

We are honored to have their support, and this event would not be possible without their efforts.

Selection Committee Co-Chairs: Daniel Dae Kim and Lisa Ling

Adele Lim
Andrew Chau
Aneesh Chaganty
Apl.de.Ap
Ashley Lee
Ashley Park
Bao Nguyen
Ben Baller
Ben Tran
Bing Chen
Bobby Hundreds
Brenda Song
Candida Boyette-Clemons
Cassey Ho
CeFaan Kim
Charles Melton
Christina Chou
Dan Lin
Daniel Dae Kim
Daniel Wu
David Park
Destin Daniel Cretton
Diana Son
Dino Ray Ramos
Dupe Bosu
Francis Cullado
Guy Aoki
Hieu Ho
Jacqueline Kim
Janet Yang
Jason Y. Lee
Jeanne Yang
Jeannie Park
Jeff Yang
Jeniffer Kim
Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Jenny Han
Jenny Yang
Jeremy Tran
Jes Vu
Jimmy O. Yang
Jodi Long
John Cheng
Juju Chang
Julia Gouw
Justin Chon
Kelly Hu
Ken Jeong
Kevin Kwan
Kevin Tancharoen
Lana Condor
Lee Ann Kim
Leonardo Nam
Lindsay Price
Lisa Ling
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan
Manny Jacinto
Michelle Sugihara
Milton Liu
Ming-Na Wen
Ngoc Nguyen
Nico Santos
Nisha Ganatra
Nita Song
Paul Kim
Philip Wang
Phil Yu
Philiana Ng
Philip Chung
Pia Barlow
Randall Park
Rebecca Sun
Rizwan Manji
Sally Lee Chan
Sandra Oh
Sanjay Shah
Shannon Lee
Simu Liu
Snehal Desai
Sujata Day
Sung Rno
Susan Yoo
Teddy Zee
Vidhya Iyer
Wesley Chan

Sponsors

Presenting

Platinum

Beverage

Gold

Silver

Laurel Glen Vineyard

Studio

Corporate

Community

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

PRESENTING
$500,000

  • Naming rights to event (“Presented by”)
  • Category exclusivity
  • Official host for award recipients
  • Official host for press announcements
  • VIP seating for 20 people split between 3 tables in orchestra/studio sections with celebrities
  • Special recognition during program
  • Opportunity to speak at event
  • Exclusive sponsor logo on press red carpet backdrop
  • (2) 30-second commercial spot during program
  • Rotating logo display on-stage
  • Premium signage at event, VIP lounge and after-party
  • Premium logo on invitations
  • Product distribution in event gift bag
  • Product display during event, VIP lounge and after-party
  • Special mention in all press releases
  • Mention in Character Media event feature story
  • Full-page back cover & center spread ad in print and online magazine

AFTER-PARTY
$200,000 + Product

  • Category exclusivity for after-party
  • VIP seating with celebrities for 4 people in orchestra section and 6 people in studio section
  • Acknowledgment during program
  • Sponsor logo on general red carpet backdrop
  • Logo on invitations
  • Branded display during after-party
  • Product served at hosted bar
  • Product distribution in event gift bag
  • Mention in all press releases
  • Mention in Character Media event feature story
  • Full-page ad in print and online magazine

ALCOHOL
$100,000 + Product

  • Product exclusivity for reception/dinner
  • VIP seating for 10 people split between 2 tables in studio section with celebrities
  • Special recognition during program
  • Sponsor logo on general red carpet backdrop
  • 30-second commercial spot during the program
  • Rotating screen projection of logo at event
  • Logo on invitations
  • Premium signage at venue
  • Branded display during event
  • Product served at hosted bar
  • Product distribution in event gift bag
  • Special mention in all press releases
  • Mention in Character Media event feature story
  • Full-page ad in print and online magazine

PLATINUM
$100,000

  • Product exclusivity (except studios)
  • VIP seating with celebrities for 4 people in orchestra section and 6 people in studio section
  • Special recognition during program
  • Sponsor logo on general red carpet backdrop
  • 30-second commercial spot during program
  • Rotating logo display on-stage
  • Logo on invitations
  • Product distribution in event gift bag
  • Mention in all press releases
  • Mention in Character Media event feature story
  • Full-page ad in print and online magazine

BEVERAGE
$75,000 + Product

  • Category (spirits/wine/beer) exclusivity for reception/dinner
  • VIP seating for 10 people split between 2 tables in studio section with celebrities
  • Special recognition during program
  • Sponsor logo on general red carpet backdrop
  • 30-second commercial spot during program
  • Rotating logo display on-stage
  • Logo on invitations
  • Product served at hosted bar
  • Product distribution in event gift bag
  • Special mention in all press releases
  • Mention in Character Media event feature story
  • Full-page ad in print and online magazine

GOLD
$75,000

  • VIP seating with celebrities for 4 people in orchestra section and 6 people in studio section
  • Acknowledgment during program
  • Rotating logo display on-stage
  • Logo on invitations
  • Product distribution in event gift bag
  • Product display during event
  • Mention in all press releases
  • Mention in Character Media event feature story
  • Full-page ad in print and online magazine

SILVER
$50,000

  • VIP seating for 10 people split between 2 tables in studio section with celebrities
  • Acknowledgment during program
  • Rotating logo display on-stage
  • Logo on invitations
  • Product distribution in event gift bag
  • Product display during event
  • Mention in Character Media event feature story
  • Full-page ad in print and online magazine

STUDIO
$50,000

  • Seating for 10 people in studio section
  • Acknowledgment during program
  • 30-second commercial during program
  • Rotating logo display on-stage
  • Logo on invitations
  • Product distribution in event gift bag
  • Mention in Character Media event feature story
  • Full-page ad in print and online magazine

CORPORATE
$25,000

  • Seating for 10 people in corporate section
  • Acknowledgment during program
  • Rotating logo display on-stage
  • Logo on invitations
  • Product distribution in event gift bag
  • Mention in Character Media event feature story
  • Full-page ad in print and online magazine

COMMUNITY
$10,000

  • Seating for 10 people in community section
  • Acknowledgement during program

PRODUCT
$10,000

  • Seating for 2 people in community section
  • Full-page ad in print and online magazine
  • Product distribution in event gift bag

Seating Chart

Seating Chart

2021 Highlights