Film producer Steve Nguyen profiles Koji Steven Sakai, screenwriter and producer. Koji Steven Sakai is a graduate from the University of Southern Californias Masters of Professional Writing program. He studied under teachers such as screenwriting guru Syd Field, Oscar nominated writer/producer/director and three time WGA president Mel Shavelson (Houseboat, The Seven Little Foys), and novelist Hubert Selby Jr. (Last Exit to Brooklyn, Requiem for a Dream). Kojis first film, Haunted Highway, was directed by Junichi Suzuki and distributed by Lions Gate DVD. He co-wrote it with Naoko Ihara Witmer and the director. He has held several fellowships, starting with the most recent, which include: The Producers Guild Power of Diversity workshop (2009), Film Independents Project: Involve (2007), Visual Communications Armed With a Camera (2006), and Screenwriting Expo 4: New Visions Fellowship award (2005). Koji also wrote and produced The People I Slept With, a feature romantic comedy directed by Quentin Lee (Ethan Mao, Shopping for Fangs) and staring Karin Anna Cheung (Better Luck Tomorrow), Wilson Cruz (My So-Called Life, Rent), Archie Kao (Power Rangers, CSI), and James Shigeta (Flower Drum Song, Midway). The People I Slept With will be premiering in 2009. Most recently, Koji contributed a story to Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology, the first graphic novel anthology written/drawn/and about Asian Americans. Secret Identities was released by New Press in

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