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10-yr-old film critic Perry Chen the youngest winner of San Diego Press Club 2010 Journalism Awards
10-year-old Perry S. Chen, the award-winning entertainment & film critic and TV/ radio personality from San Diego, adds another prestigious award of Excellence in Journalism. He will receive his award at a gala celebration on October 19, 2010.
“I am so honored to receive this prestigious peer-based award,” said Perry Chen. “I have had a lot of fun and amazing opportunities since writing my first movie review nearly two years ago, with the encouragement of my mom, my 3rd grade teacher Ms. Harris, and Ms. Ping Ma, the publisher of We Chinese in America magazine and newspaper where I published many of my movie reviews. Kid’s voice is important to be heard because we have ideas and perspective often different from adults. I was glad to share a child’s view about movies.”
Perry will be writing about movies for San Diego’s largest newspaper, the San Diego Union Tribune with over 300,000 weekly readers, starting in October, 2010. Perry has also been a columnist and entertainment critic for the San Diego Entertainer Magazine since July 2010. He was a presenter at the Annie Awards for animation in 2010, the youngest blogger on Animation World Network (AWN), the leading animation industry publisher; and the youngest member of Asian American Journalist Association (AAJA). Perry is represented by Rebel Entertainment Partners, a talent agency in Hollywood (http://www.reptalent.com) for TV, movie, and commercial work.
Perry became a national sensation after his debut on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric as one of the youngest film critics in the country, and interview with National Public Radio (NPR) host Liane Hansen. He has been extensively featured on regional, national, and international media, including AOL, Writer’s Guild of America, Microsoft Bing, Amazing Kids!, Fox 5, NBC 7/39, KUSI, CBS 8, CW Channel 6, LA Talk Radio’s Film Courage Show, Roots Up Radio, The Big Biz Show, Art Rocks! Radio, San Diego Union Tribune, San Diego Magazine, SanDiego.com, San Diego CityBeat, San Diego Family, San Diego Entertainer, San Diego News Network, World Journal, The China Press, and more.
Perry is also becoming a filmmaker and animator, partnering with Oscar-nominated animator and filmmaker Bill Plympton to create his next animation short about a young Jewish girl who survived the Holocaust called “Beyond the Forest,” slated to premiere at various film festivals in 2011.
Perry is the youngest honoree recognized by Cox Communications and Channel 4 San Diego for the annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month recognition which he won in May 2010. Perry won a “Vic Kops Children’s Challenge Award” in the “Arts” category in May 2010 from “The Optimist Club of Del Mar –Solana Beach,” an “Excellent Writer Award” given by “We Chinese in America” newspaper and magazine in January 2010 for his movie review column.
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About San Diego Press Club: The San Diego Press Club is one of the largest clubs of its kind in the nation with over 400 members in the news communications field. Offering a blend of social and professional growth activities, the club seeks to foster a community where the relevant professional/
For media inquiries about Perry Chen, contact Zhu Shen, executive producer of Perry Chen’s animation film "Beyond the Forest," email: bioforesight@
For information about San Diego Press Club, contact executive director, Terry Williams, sdpressclub@
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Perry's Previews features multi-media reviews by Perry Chen, an award-winning 10-year-old entertainment critic of movies and family entertainment, TV/radio personality, animator, filmmaker, Annie Award presenter, and youngest blogger on Animation World Network featured on CBS & NPR.
Perry's unique Starfish rating system is fun and kids-friendly. Perry writes about movies for the San Diego Union Tribune, the largest San Diego newspaper with over 300,000 readers, from a kid's perspective, and is a columnist & entertainment critic for the San Diego Entertainer Magazine. Details: http://www.perryspreviews.com