BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Who am I?
First name, "Lu," in Chinese "露" means "Dewdrop," nourishing the growth of all things. Family name, "Ning" in Chinese, "宁 " means "Peace."
International Emmy Awards Juror 2019 – 2022
International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Member
CAFF Chinese American Film Festival Award-winning Producer
Lu's parents worked as accountants for the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC). Her paternal grandfather, the father of her father, was of Manchu descent. He was abused and imprisoned during the Cultural Revolution because his great-grandfather was a bureaucrat and respected good landlord. After his rehabilitation, he worked as a branch president for the ICBC. Lu's maternal grandmother, the mother of her father, a teacher, was forced to commit suicide during the Cultural Revolution. Lu's maternal grandfather, the father of her mother, a retired cadre from a state-owned enterprise, is a descendant of Zhu Yuanzhang, the great-grandfather of the Ming Dynasty.
Lu spent her formative years from 1987 to 2013 in Xinjiang, Henan, and Beijing, China.
Her classical music education began when her mother was pregnant with her. As a child, when she heard music, she could play simple and beautiful melodies with both hands on the piano. Her father discovered her talent and diligently escorted her to piano lessons. Through the power of classical music and the positive encouragement from her family, she excelled academically and consistently ranked among the top students in her school.
At age 8, Lu's father fell seriously ill with cancer, throwing the family into a crisis and causing mental distress. Sadly, when she was age 10, her father passed away at the 301 General Hospital of the PLA, leaving her with post-traumatic stress disorder. At ages 12 and 13, a criminal neighbor trapped and sexually abused her. She was pregnant and forced to have an abortion and almost dead in bed. These traumas led to anxiety, depression, and two suicide attempts within a month, where she consumed numerous sleeping pills trying to work through feelings of pain and sadness and survived in the hospital. She endured countless struggles, nightmares, and disruptions to her education, but she persevered. Her mom sent Lu to Evergrande High School, which was invested in by Chinese entrepreneur Xu Jiayin. Her teachers trained her in singing and dancing, and she was elected as the star cover of China's Boys and Girls Magazine, which inspired her aspiration to become an artist.
At age 16, Lu began her early career as a TV host, model, singer, and actress. During her high school summer vacation, she achieved second place in a talent contest organized by a local television station. She was invited to be a guest host on a TV program; receiving her first paycheck and honor brought her immense delight. Although she forgot her dead father expecting her to study LAWS, her mom forced her to learn Business Administration, and she also took Vocal Performance courses at college. After completing tasks, Lu followed her heart to escape her hometown. She traveled by train to Beijing with the money she had saved from her childhood and her unwavering dream of becoming an artist. She was fortunate to receive numerous offers from producers, directors, and media companies while studying acting at the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing. Ultimately, she chose to join Huayi Brothers, a prominent talent agency in mainland China, and she quickly became a rising star in the film and television industry.
Actress – Beijing Ciwen Film Distribution Co., Ltd
Period: 2007 – 2008
Actress & Singer – Huayi Brothers Media Corporation
Period: 2008 – 2013
Ambassador – China Youth Development Foundation
Period: 2012 – 2013
Founder & President & Actress – Stellar Studios, USA
Executive Director – (IGT) Interstellar Global, China
Period: 2013 – Current
Lu Ning has worked in the entertainment & technology businesses for over a decade.
In 2012, Lu achieved a breakthrough in her career by successfully portraying the leading role of Queen Yang Ye in the Chinese historical TV series "The Chin Empire - Rise," also known as "The Qin Empire Ⅲ." The series received a nomination for the "Best TV Drama Award" at the 14th 2018 (CATF) Chinese American TV Festival and garnered an impressive 8,385,365 votes for the 29th 2018 China TV Golden Eagle Award's "Outstanding Television Series" category. Lu has also starred in numerous famous Chinese TV series and films and has appeared in numerous magazines and commercials.
In 2013, Lu Ning became the Executive Director of Beijing Interstellar Global Technology Ltd. She has been dedicated to restructuring the company. Over the years, she has gained much experience and essential contacts in cutting-edge production techniques, operational concepts, and management philosophies. These invaluable resources have helped the company to successfully develop into a diversified ecosystem that executes the research, development, production, marketing, and promotion of Films, TV Dramas, and Derivatives.
In 2014, Lu moved to Los Angeles, USA, to expand her career in art, technology, and business. She studied at the University of Southern California and served a crucial role in multiple productions.
In 2016, as a creator, Lu Ning pioneered commercializing and utilizing virtual reality for filming, gaming, education, and social networks. Inspired by Lu's pain points for dead relatives and friends, She designed and built an A.I. online Virtual community using the game engine and head-mounted displays with support from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, USC Viterbi School of Engineering, and U.S. National Science Foundation, USC Blackstone launchpad, MEPC&MFC Fund, and Amazon AWS. She designed a broad range of projects pushing the boundaries of virtual reality/augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and visual effects. The vision was to allow people worldwide to communicate in an immersive 3D world. She led her team to win the USC Viterbi Technology & Innovation - Social Enterprise & Tech Entrepreneurship, Competitions from hundreds of start-up applicants, selected for the USC Demo Day sponsored by Incubate USC (Lloyd Grief Center and USC Marshall School) on 4/7/2017. All her team efforts day and night contribute to someone personally receiving the IEEE Virtual Reality Technical Achievement Award "for fundamental work in virtual reality networking, body tracking & institutionalizing the application of virtual reality," and other recognitions.
In 2017, Lu Ning represented her film team to receive a "Golden Angel Award" certificate and trophy as a film executive producer and producer at the 13th (CAFF) Chinese American Film Festival.
In 2018, Lu was elected International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Member and served International Emmy Awards Juror 2019 – 2022.
In 2020, Lu moved to New Haven, CT, and worked remotely.
From 2022 to current, Under the inspiration and guidance of Attorney friends, Lu began to study LAWS, gradually awakened her consciousness, and understood the definition of "Child Sexual Abuse," "Sexual Assault," and "Sexual Harassment." She started the journey of fighting for fairness, justice, and freedom with them.
Committee of 100 - Leadership and Mentoring Program, NextGen Leader
USC Marshall School of Business Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
USC School of Cinematic Arts - Film & TV & Game Production
USC International Academy - English & Literature Program
The Central Academy of Drama - Acting Program
Henan University - Business Administration & Vocal Performance
University of Pennsylvania: Entrepreneurship, Nuts, and Bolts of U.S. Immigration Law, An Introduction to American Law, Introduction to Intellectual Property, Employment Contracts, Employment Law
Acting: Film & TV Drama & Theater；Singing Vocal Range: Alto-Soprano, Vocal Style: Bel Canto, Opera, Pop； Dance: Jazz, Ballroom, Rumba, Chinese folk dance; Cooking: Asian, American, Italian, French food;
Play Piano： Amateur level 8； TV Show Hosting； Licensed Driver.
Visionary & Motivational Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Strategic partnership, Business Relationship, Brand Development, Software Development, Film & Game Production; Painting - Impressionist, Architectural Design, Public Speaking.
Aerobics, Archery, Badminton, Bodybuilding, Cycling, Golf, Mountain Climbing, Running - General, Shooting, Snow Skiing - general, Swimming- general, Tennis, Yoga.
Asian - Chinese.
Chinese(Mandarin) and English.
"Ten Thousand Miles" Producer & Executive Producer
2017 CAFF Golden Angel Award Winner, 2017 GI Film Festival Award Winner
Cannes Selection, Premiered at Cannes, the Sun Valley Film Festival, and UCFTI EXPO
"Disney Princesses of War" Mulan | Lead Actress
"Searching For Zhang Huike" Host | Lead Actress
"HYBRID" Robot | Lead Actress & Associate Producer
"The Other Side" Associate Producer
"Safe Passage" Associate Producer
Producer’s Guild of America Film Challenge Winner
"Spring in the Winter" Yan Chen | Lead Actress [drama]
"The Qin Empire III" Queen Yang Ye | Lead Actress
2018 CATF Selection, 2018 CTAA Selection
"Husband and Wife" Zi Qing, Yang | Lead Actress
2012 Anhui TV drama festival "Top 10 TV series" Award
"Pursuit" Teacher, Xiao Xia Tang | Supporting Actress
"The Sound of Wind" Warrior, Wei Jang | Supporting Actress
"Tunnel Warfare" Warrior, Ni Mao | Supporting Actress
"Youth in the Warfire" Warrior, Min Liu | Supporting Actress
"Thunderstrike" Police, You Yin Fan | Supporting Actress
"Anastasia" Princess Anna | Lead Actress
"Cats"(musical)Grizabella a.k.a. "Glamour Cat" | Lead Actress
"Romeo and Juliet" Juliet | Lead Actress
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" Hermia | Lead Actress
"Justice," Creator, Excutive Producer, Lead Actress
"Dream Ark," Consultant
"Exchange and Change" Consultant
Beijing Armed Police General Hospital
Samsung "Princess Love" Cell Phone
SK II Skincare products
For Beloved One "Face Mask"
RIMOWA suitcase USA
Lu Ning Motto
Life is hard, but we can change it.
The mind creates matter; consciousness shapes our reality.
If I am not working on it, then I am studying how to get there.
Masters inspire people; Legends solve problems; Normal people complain.
A great leader has a servant's heart.
Empathy is the force that changes the world forward.
Leaders become great because of their ability to empower and strengthen others to succeed.
2012 Magazine "移动信息" Star Cover
2012 Magazine "手机汇" Star Cover
2012 Magazine "BEAUTE" Star Interview by Jumei.com
2012 Magazine "车间" Star Cover & Interview
2012 Magazine "美卡" Star Cover & Interview by Jumei.com
2012 Magazine "健康之友" Cosmetic Advertising
2012 Magazine "时尚生活" Cosmetic Advertising
2012 Magazine "时尚芭莎" Cosmetic Advertising
2012 Magazine "嘉人" Cosmetic Advertising
2012 Magazine "嘉人美妆" Cosmetic Advertising
2012 Magazine "小资品味" Star Interview
2011 Magazine "八小时以外" Star Cover & Interview
2011 Huayi Brothers New Year of the Rabbit Calendar Star
2011 Magazine "健康之友" Cosmetic Advertising
2011 "北京娱乐信报" Star Cover & Interview
2010 Magazine "星库" Star Cover & Interview
2010 Huayi Brothers New Year of the Tiger Calendar
2009 Magazine "尚嘉" Star Cover & Interview
2009 Magazine "小康财智" Star Cover & Interview
2009 Magazine"新海归" Star Cover & Interview
2009 Magazine "中华养生保健" Star Cover & Interview
2009 "大众生活报" Star Cover & Interview
2009 Magazine "果岭派" Star Golfer Interview
2008 Magazine "纤手人生" Star Cover & Interview
2007 Magazine "都市丽人传奇" Star Cover & Interview
2007 Magazine "体育天地" Star Cover & Interview
2006 Magazine "星库" Star Cover & Interview
2004 Magazine "少男少女" Star Cover & Interview