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Rebel Entertainment Partners to represent 10-yr-old award-winning entertainment critic, TV personality Perry Chen

Published on: 30th July, 2010

Perry Chen on the red carpet at the 37th Annie Awards for Animation, Feb 2010, Hollywood (photo by Zhu Shen)

For Immediate Release

July 20, 2010, San Diego

10-year-old Perry S. Chen, the youngest award-winning entertainment critic, TV & radio personality, and budding filmmaker from San Diego, signs Hollywood talent agency Rebel Entertainment Partners to represent him in TV, movies, and commercial work.

“We are delighted to represent Perry Chen,” said Jeffrey Wank, Head of Development at Rebel Entertainment Partners ( “Perry has a wonderful on-screen personality that is natural, humorous, and engaging.  He is articulate, charming, yet retains his childhood innocence.  We believe Perry has a wide appeal to family audiences nationwide, and look forward to working with him on various projects and to introducing him to more audience.”

“I am excited to work with Rebel Entertainment Partners,” said Perry Chen.  “I hope to reach a lot of young viewers and their parents/teachers in my future work through Rebel, and inspire other children to pursue their own dreams.”

Perry Chen reviews movies on a multi-media platform on TV, radio, print, and web, using his unique and kids-friendly 1-5 starfish rating system.  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.  In July 2010, He will start writing entertainment reviews of movies, restaurants, and other family-friendly entertainment as a paid columnist for the San Diego Entertainer Magazine.

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.  He has emerged as one of the most authoritative spokes person about movies for his generation.

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’s Previews,” a Webseries about Perry’s experience as a world-renowned child film critic and budding filmmaker, in partnership with Mental Eclectic, a San Diego film production company, will be launched in the summer of 2010.

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 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.

For Perry’s reviews, videos, and radio talk show, visit:

About Rebel Entertainment Partners: Under the veteran leadership of agents Richard Lawrence and Debra Goldfarb, along with a dynamic and gifted team of agents, Rebel Entertainment Partners, Inc. (REP) has firmly established itself as one of the preeminent talent agencies in Los Angeles with a client roster that boasts some of the most renowned and reputable talent in the industry.

REP currently focuses on the representation of production companies, producers, directors, hosts and celebrities specializing in non-scripted programming such as Reality and Alternative Television, Talk, Game, News, and Late-Night intended for all distribution outlets, foreign and domestic, digital, new media, mobile, etc.

REP has also been one of the industry leaders in television packaging, having packaged programming for ABC, FOX, NBC, CBS/Paramount, Sci-Fi, Sony Pictures Television, Spike, WE, and 20th Television, among others. REP is the packaging or co-packaging agency behind numerous successful network, cable, and syndicated programs, including, “Judge Judy”, “Extreme Makeover Home Edition”, “Brothers”, “Identity”, “Richard Branson’s Rebel Billionaire”, “High School Confidential”, “Crossing Over with John Edward”, “Real Stories of the Highway Patrol” ,“MXC: The Most Extreme Elimination Challenge”, and “Ambush Makeover”, to name a few.

For entertainment projects for Perry Chen, contact Jeffrey Wank, head of development, Rebel Entertainment Partners, jwank at reptalent dot com, 323-935-1700.

For media inquiries about Perry Chen, contact Zhu Shen, executive producer of Perry Chen’s animation “Beyond the Forest,” email: bioforesight at gmail dot com, 858-761-7955.


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