Ms. Esther Hwang at her
Christmas Toy Drive!
You are cordially invited to the
3rd Annual Esther.com
Christmas Toy Drive Gala
Date: December 14,
Glas Kat Supper Club 520 4th Street
(Between Bryant & Brannan St.)
Cocktails 7:30- 9:00pm
Buffet Dinner 8:30-10:00
Live Music: Second Nature
Night Club Dancing - Abzolut
What to bring: At least
one brand new unwrapped toy.
Presale General Admission:
$25 per person
Door General Admission:$35
V.I.P. Admission: $100 per person $125 per couple
Dress Code: Dress to Impress
(no sneakers, no jeans, no T-shirts)
Special appearances by
www.Xoticus.com Models and
2001-2002 Miss Asian America court!
Please RSVP to: e-mail:
Toy Drive Hotline: 415-430-1269
Please send payment (checks payable to Esther.com
Christmas Toy Drive) to: Esther.com, P.O. Box 194824, San Francisco,
more info. and to order tickets on-line: www.esther.com/charities/toy_drive
This year we are targeting two children's charity
The Wu Yee Children's Services in the Tenderloin district for children
who live under the federal poverty Guidelines and the Gum Moon Women's
Resource Center for underprivileged children.
We hope you will join us to celebrate the holiday
season by giving to the needy children of our community.
Happy holidays! We hope to see you at our exciting event!
- Esther Hwang, Esther.com
Read on for previous features
Esther Hwang, that is, and
host of her own website Esther.com.
FRANCISCO, California Winter, 2000
Team caught up with our friend Esther recently, to learn about her
latest venture as Associate Producer of a new film called "Sleeping
with the Lion."
a message from Esther:
I've studied acting for the last few years and landed some
commercials locally and internationally. I've also acted in some
smaller roles in the T.V. show "Nash Bridges," and in the films
"The Corruptor" and "40 Days and 40 Nights." But those brief T.V./film
appearance fade in comparison to this opportunity with Sleeping
with the Lion. Prodigy Entertainment has not only offered me a significant
role in the movie to play "Lucky Lucy" but they have also offered
me a significant role behind the scenes as Associate Producer. Eagerly,
I accepted. I've been waiting patiently for the right role and the
right movie to really "break in."
Let me tell you a little about why I'm so excited about this
project. Prodigy Entertainment a San Francisco Bay Area-based, independent
film production company founded in 1996. They produce high-quality
"A" commercial feature films. Quite frankly, I've been approached
by many "B" rated films and have declined them all. I wanted to
debut in a film that I could be proud of. Needless to say, I'm very
happy for holding out this long because I am very proud of this
film. I'd like to share with all of you our vision with "Sleeping
with the Lion."
in a Vision
There is a void to be filled in the San Francisco Bay Area
film industry. There is a need for an independent film company that
can develop and produce motion pictures that combine art, craftsmanship,
leadership, and good business sense. Prodigy Entertainment can help
fill that void, starting with "Sleeping with the Lion."
The producers of "Sleeping with the Lion" have a vision to
make a great film that will not only make us proud, but will have
every chance to win an Academy Award and be a financial success.
These may seem like lofty goals to reach for, but it has been our
vision to be exceptional from the beginning. We have the confidence,
talent, and experienced staff, the passion and the drive that it
will take to make an outstanding motion picture.
FRANCISCO, California - Spring 2000
Oh my, Spring, 2000 has definitely sprung. We're so
excited for Esther! She's been busy producing videos, making television,
film and convention appearances, that she has now gone full-time
into the entertainment industry!
Up to very recently, Esther did all this while holding down
her full time position for the City and County of San Francisco.
Not with much sleep...girl.
Imagine grabbing a drink of water at the office water cooler
and bumping into brainy beauty Esther! Well, soon we hope to see
Esther in all her glory on the big screen.
This photo was taken by JoAnn Labrador. For more great photos
check back here often, or view the entire collection which is a
lot steamier(!) Exclusively at Esther.com by joining Esther's Fan
Click here for her personal
Is this the first time you're meeting Esther?
She's the model/actress with intelligence! A former straight
A student that earned a full academic scholarship to UC Berkeley,
Esther graduated with honors and also happens to hold seven beauty
pageant titles including Miss San Francisco, Miss Asian America
and was a top ten runner-up in the coveted Miss California pageant.
Her mom was a beauty queen, so it only came naturally that she would
know how to walk down those runways!
She then worked as a scheduling secretary to Mayor Willie
Brown at the San Francisco Mayor's Office and last summer became
a community outreach official for the City of San Francisco's Department
of Public Works.
As official delegates on San Francisco's Trade Mission to
Shanghai in the Fall of 1998, Esther and four AC Team members traveled
together on the plane with Mayor Brown, and attended numerous diplomatic,
business, multi-media, educational, and cultural meetings with officials
from the great sister city of Shanghai. One of the festive events
was a fashion show featuring styles from China's top designers.
Esther and Mayor Brown were guest models in the show.
AsianConnections is proud to feature Esther's thoughts on
life, love and happiness. Here are video clips that show just a
glimpse of Esther, the personality.
(Left): Esther & AC's Mike Kai introducing the Shanghai Show
(Right): Esther on the runway with SF Mayor Willie Brown
AC will continue
to chronicle the life, loves and triumphs of Esther while she embarks
on her full time career in the entertainment industry.
is an extraordinary woman of "action." It's not an easy
feat to win a full scholarship to UC Berkeley, graduate with honors
and hold all those beauty pageant titles - these are achievements
that require real performance.
Over the past
year, we've chatted with Esther about challenges with "asian
sex-kitten" stereotyped roles, and we've debated enthusiastically
whether she should pose nude (some of us are just teasing her because
we know her!). Now, let's give her some encouraging advice on her
adventurous road ahead!
Esther fan mail now!