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Press Release: Perry’s Previews Webseries featuring 10-yr-old award-winning entertainment critic Perry Chen to premiere on July 24 during Comi-Con

Published on: 23rd July, 2010

Perry Chen@ Annie Awards red carpet

Press release:

Perry’s Previews Webseries featuring 10-yr-old award-winning entertainment critic Perry Chen to premiere on July 24 during Comi-Con

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For Immediate Release

July 23, 2010, San Diego

10-year-old Perry S. Chen, the youngest award-winning entertainment critic and TV & radio personality from San Diego, will have his first webseries “Perry’s Previews” premiered at Horton Plaza Events Center on July 24, 2010 at 11:30 am and 3:30-4:15 pm, followed by his appearance at the panel discussion. The Webseries will also be available on Perry’s Previews YouTube channel on July 24.

At the launch, the first four episodes featuring Perry’s press junket interviews of “How to Train Your Dragon” directors Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois, voice talents Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, and Craig Ferguson will be aired.  San Diego-based film production company Mental Eclectic is a partner with Perry and his mother Zhu Shen, who is a co-producer of the Webseries.  The Horton Plaza event is part of an ICON event featuring art, films, and fashion, visit Perry’s Previews Facebook Fanpage for details:!/event.php?eid=143197932363843&index=1

“I am thrilled about the launch of my first webseries,” said Perry Chen, who just became the youngest columnist for the San Diego Entertainer Magazine this week, reviewing movies and family-friendly entertainment. “I had a blast interviewing How to Train Your Dragon directors and stars, it is exciting to share it with all my friends and fans around the world.”

“Perry and I loved working with Craig Wilson, the President of Mental Eclectic and director of the Webseries, Stephanie Hoagland, the co-producer, Greg Cruser, the talented editor, and all the rest of the Mental Eclectic team” said Zhu Shen.  “We look forward to continuing to work with this talented team to generate fun, entertaining, and educational content that the whole family can enjoy.”

“We loved working with Perry and Zhu to make the Perry’s Previews Webseries,” said Craig Wilson.  “Perry is such a rare young talent with engaging, appealing on-screen presence, insight from a child’s perspective, a great sense of humor, yet retained his childhood wonder and innocence.  We laughed so much while making and editing the Webseries.”

Perry Chen reviews movies on a multi-media platform on TV, radio, print, and web.  He is the host of “Perry Previews the Movies” on wsRadio.  He was the first child film critic invited to present at the 37th 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), and San Diego Press Club.  Perry recently signed “Rebel Entertainment Partners” in Hollywood ( ) to represent him in TV, movie, and commercial work.

Perry became a national sensation after his debut on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric in May 2009 as the youngest movie critic.  His interview with National Public Radio (NPR) weekend edition Sunday host Liane Hansen in March 2010 was a huge hit.  He has been extensively featured on regional, national, and international media, including Fox 5, NBC 7/39, ABC 10 News, KUSI, CBS 8, CW Channel 6, Roots Up Radio, The Big Biz Show, Art Rocks! Radio, San Diego Union Tribune, San Diego News Network, San Diego Magazine,, San Diego CityBeat, San Diego Family, World Journal, The China Press, and more.

Perry is becoming a filmmaker and animator, partnering with Oscar-nominated animator and filmmaker Bill Plympton to create his next animation short about the Holocaust called “Beyond the Forest,” told through the eyes of a young girl, Ingrid Pitt, who survived it.  Pitt eventually became a movie star and starred in “Where Eagles Dare” with Clint Eastwood.  “Beyond the Forest” is slated to be released in 2011 at various film festivals.

Perry Chen started writing movie reviews of G and PG-rated films in November 2008 when he was an 8-year-old third grader at the San Diego Del Mar Union School district’s Torrey Hills School.  Perry has published over 30 movie reviews as a film critic and columnist on Animation World Network, nine San Diego newspapers and his own website.  He is the host of “Perry Previews the Movies” on wsRadio, the worldwide leader in internet talk radio.  Perry reviews movies on several local television stations including KUSI, Fox 5, and CW channel 6 regularly, and was a guest on other radio talk shows.

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 is recognized for his contribution to the community and is featured in a 30-second public service announcement to run throughout the month of May and on Shades of San Diego on Channel 4 San Diego.  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.

Perry is also an award-winning artist.  He won awards for his art at the 14th annual San Diego International Music & Art Festival in January 2010, at the San Diego City Hall Children’s Art Show in October 2009, and most recently at the San Diego County Fair in June 2010.

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For media inquiries about Perry Chen, contact Zhu Shen, co-producer of Perry’s Previews Webseries, email: bioforesight at gmail dot com, 858-761-7955.

For information about Mental Eclectic, contact Craig Wilson,

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