Adele Lim is a Malaysian American film and television producer and screenwriter. She is best known for writing films Crazy Rich Asians and Raya and the Last Dragon. She has given support to young writers as mentor and speaker for the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE).[1]

Adele Lim
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NationalityMalaysian
EducationEmerson College
Occupation(s)Screenwriter, Producer
Known forCrazy Rich Asians
Raya and the Last Dragon

Early lifeEdit

Lim was born in Malaysia[2] and is of Malaysian Chinese descent.[3] She attended Malaysia's Sri Aman Girls School in Petaling Jaya. She started writing as a teenager and undergraduate in the lifestyle section of a local daily.[4] She graduated from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts with a degree in TV/Film in 1996.[5]

CareerEdit

Lim started her career as a script coordinator for Xena: Warrior Princess,[3] getting the job despite her resume being, as she described, "nonexistent".[6] She has written for TV series such as One Tree Hill, Life Unexpected, Reign, Star-Crossed, Private Practice and Lethal Weapon.

In 2018, Lim was the co-screenwriter for the 2018 movie Crazy Rich Asians.[7][3] She has reportedly left writing on the sequel, following reports that she was offered significantly less pay than her white, male co-writer Peter Chiarelli.[8][9] Warner Brothers defended the offer, citing the difference in experience between the two.[10]

Lim was recruited by Disney to develop an animated feature film Raya and the Last Dragon. She served as screenwriter alongside Qui Nguyen.[11]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Title Year Role Notes
Crazy Rich Asians 2018 Screenwriter [3]
Raya and the Last Dragon 2021 Screenwriter
Untitled film TBA Directorial debut, writer, and producer

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Xena: Warrior Princess Script Coordinator 1 episode
2001 State of Grace Script Coordinator
2001 - 2002 Digimon: Digital Monsters Writer 20 episodes[12]
2002 John Doe Co-Writer 1 episode
2003 - 2004 Las Vegas Story Editor 22 episodes, Writer - 3 episodes
2004 - 2005 Executive Story Editor 24 episodes
2006 Pepper Dennis Co-producer 5 episodes, Writer - 2 episodes
2006 - 2007 One Tree Hill Co-producer 11 episodes, Writer - 1 episode
2008 Producer 13 episodes, Writer - 1 episode
2008 - 2009 Life on Mars Supervising Producer 17 episodes, Writer - 3 episodes
2010 Life Unexpected Consulting Producer 2 episodes
2010 Supervising Producer 9 episodes
2010 - 2011 Co-executive Producer 11 episodes
2011 - 2012 Private Practice Co-executive Producer 22 episodes, Writer - 2 episodes
2012 Missing Consulting Producer 7 episodes, Writer - 1 episode
2014 Star-Crossed Executive Producer 12 episodes, Show Runner - Pilot, Writer - 2 episodes
2014 - 2015 Reign Co-executive Producer 22 episodes, Writer - 3 episodes
2016 - 2017 Lethal Weapon Co-executive Producer 17 episodes, Writer - 2 episodes
2018 Dynasty Writer 1 episode

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (19 Mar 2019). "CAPE Teams With Adele Lim, Daniel Chun, Walter Hamada And Others For Annual New Writers Fellowship". Deadline.com. Retrieved 17 Aug 2019.
  2. ^ "Adele Lim". IMDb. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d Tangcay, Jazz (August 21, 2018). "Adele Lim "Representation Matters" Says the Malaysian Co-Writer of Crazy Rich Asians". awardsdaily.com. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  4. ^ Wong, June H.L. (17 May 2017). "Rooting for this CRA-zy movie". the Star Online. Retrieved 12 Aug 2019.
  5. ^ Begum, Mumtaj (12 Dec 2012). "It's in the script". The Star. Retrieved 8 Oct 2019.
  6. ^ S. Indramalar, Ann (8 Feb 2013). "TV dramas are nothing without writers". The Star/Asia News Network. Retrieved 8 Oct 2019.
  7. ^ Yamato, Jen (August 10, 2018). "'Crazy Rich Asians': Adele Lim brought experience, authenticity to the script". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2018-08-21.
  8. ^ Sherman, Maria. "Crazy Rich Asians Co-Writer Left Sequel After Learning White Male Colleague Earned Around 10 Times Her Salary". The Muse. Retrieved 2019-09-04.
  9. ^ "'Crazy Rich Asians' Co-Writer Exits Sequel Amid Pay Disparity Dispute (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. 4 September 2019. Retrieved 2019-09-04.
  10. ^ "'Crazy Rich Asians' Co-Writer Exits Sequel Amid Pay Disparity Dispute (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. 4 September 2019.
  11. ^ Chan, Kenneth (12 Oct 2018). "Malaysia-born screenwriter Adele Lim working on Disney film". The Star. Retrieved 17 Aug 2019.
  12. ^ "Digimon: Digital Monsters (1999-2003) Full Cast & Crew". IMDb. Retrieved 15 Aug 2019.

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