With Golden Globes nominations, the team behind ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ hopes it leads to more inclusion in Hollywood

Chu echoes the optimism. The difference now in the industry, he says, feels like “a complete 180. TV projects, movie projects, with Asian leads — men, women, young, old — coming to me already set up at studios, or already needing me to direct a pilot … projects that I didn’t think existed are now set up and ready to go.”