Nina Yang Bongiovi
Credits: Fruitvale Station and Sorry To Bother You
With over 19 years of experience in the motion picture industry, NINA YANG BONGIOVI has a positive reputation for having an in-depth knowledge of film financing and creative and physical producing, as well as a knack for discovering talent — like that of Ryan Coogler (Marvel’s Black Panther), whose first film, Fruitvale Station (2013) was produced by Nina and her producing partner, Forest Whitaker.
Together under their banner, Significant Productions, Nina and Forest have produced a number of critically acclaimed films by auteur filmmakers of color, including Dope (2015) by Rick Famuyiwa, Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015) by Chloe Zhao, Roxanne Roxanne (2018) by Michael Larnell and most recently, Sorry To Bother You by Boots Riley.
Nina’s mission is to create opportunities and inclusivity for underserved and underrepresented storytellers by producing culturally significant films and TV shows.
She is currently in active development of the Angela Davis feature biopic with Lionsgate alongside a slate of projects that she loves.
Nina is a board member of Film Independent, The Oscar Grant Foundation, Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE), The Producers Guild of America (PGA), as well as a member of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences’ (AMPAS) Producers Branch.
She is fluent in Mandarin, Chinese, and received her graduate degree in Entertainment Management from the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California.