YouTube Originals has shared the celebrities, chefs, activists, and creators gathering around a shared table for “Recipe for Change,” a new global special, from LeBron James‘ The SpringHill Company and produced by Michelle Kwan. This series, which celebrates global Asian and Pacific Islander (API) culture, premieres on June 30 on Jason Y. Lee’s Jubilee YouTube Channel.
In “Recipe for Change,” hosts Michelle Kwan, Hasan Minhaj, and Eugene Lee Yang will partner with esteemed chefs Jet Tila, Alvin Cailan, and Melissa King to host dinner guests including Olivia Munn, Jay Shetty, Margaret Cho, BD Wong, Katelyn Ohashi, Lisa Ling, Auli’i Cravalho, Asia Jackson, Simu Liu, Amanda Nguyen, Tina Tchen, Ross Butler and Jason Y. Lee; fellow activists, artists and allies Sophia Bush and Brandon Flynn; and an appearance from Joel Kim Booster to celebrate global Asian and Pacific Islander (API) culture and discuss the recent and historic acts of hate and violence against the API community. The most interesting and provocative conversations emerge around the dinner table as those from the Asian community, and their allies, prove that when oppressed groups band together, the minority becomes a powerful majority and tiny ripples of action can create tidal waves of change.
80% of the crew behind “Recipe for Change” identify as AAPI. LeBron James and Maverick Carter will serve as executive producers on the special with their media conglomerate the SpringHill Company. Michelle Kwan and Dennis Cheng will also executive produce alongside Jamal Henderson and Philip Byron of the SpringHill Company. Co-executive producers include Camille Maratchi and Courtney Whitaker also of the SpringHill Company with Rich Kim and Karla LeCroix. The special’s showrunner is Joel Relampagos with talent booking provided by Cultivated Entertainment led by Jen Proctor.
Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube, and Nadine Zystra is the Head of Family, Impact, and Learning YouTube Originals. Kohta Asakura, Lauren Vrazilek, and Amina Wilson are Creative Development Executives for YouTube Originals and will oversee the project for the global platform. Danny Zaccagnino and Dena Qashqai will oversee talent for the show.
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