Renowned Acting Coach Larry Moss Teaches Award-Winning Celebrities

Actress Teresa Cheung made her acting debut in the film Color Blossoms. A native of China, she continues to pursue roles in major motion pictures such as Oliver Stone’s W. Today, Teresa Cheung resides in Los Angeles, California, where she studies acting under the direction of Larry Moss.

From Golden Globe nominees to Academy Award winners, Larry Moss is highly sought after by notable celebrities, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Hilary Swank, and Helen Hunt. He played an integral role in developing performances delivered in box office movies like The Departed and Million Dollar Baby. Through his Los Angeles school, dubbed The Larry Moss Studio, Mr. Moss leverages his background in directing to help artists discover their characters’ essence and deliver authentic performances.

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio states that Mr. Moss’ devotion to the art of acting is inspirational and transformational. Likewise, Academy Award winner Hilary Swank speaks volumes about his articulate ability to connect artists with their characters.

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The Executive Producer’s Role

Chinese actress Teresa Cheung earned her bachelor’s degree in English literature and fine arts history from the University of Toronto. An experienced television personality — she appeared in her first commercial at the age of three — she was awarded honorary Toronto citizenship for her many contributions to the city’s Canadian-Chinese community while she was there. After earning a reputation as a writer and fashion commentator, Teresa Cheung became an actress with roles in Chinese films and then served as executive producer for Oliver Stone’s film “W.”

The executive producer of a film project generally works on behalf of the studio, distributor, or significant financers to see that the project is completed on time, within budget, and in accordance with the conditions set forth at the project’s beginning. A project may have several executive producers, with each being responsible to a different constituency and for a different aspect of the production. While executive producers generally don’t exercise any control over the technical aspects of a production, they must possess excellent business instincts and negotiating skills, as well as an insider’s knowledge of all elements of film production.

United Nations Efforts in International Human Rights Standards

As a former International Ambassador for Youth for Human Rights International, Teresa Cheung helped educate teenagers and children on the United Nations Human Rights Treaty System. For her efforts in the field of human rights, Teresa Cheung was honored at a Human Rights Heroes awards ceremony.

The United Nations provides extensive information regarding the development of international standards regarding human rights, including numerous conventions and covenants regarding the rights of particular groups or in particular circumstances. These efforts began with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, which listed a variety of core rights and principles to be upheld by all member nations in several areas of life, such as civil, cultural, political, social, and economic rights. Since then, conventions have been held regarding crucial human rights issues such as racial discrimination and discrimination against women. Many provisions established in these declarations and conventions have become part of customary international law, and some thinkers on international law argue that all of the principles in the original Universal Declaration of Human Rights should be treated as such.

Extraordinary Ability Visa Requirements

Over the course of the last decade, actress Teresa Cheung has established herself in numerous fields, including writing, human rights, film, and fashion. The fame and recognition that Teresa Cheung has gained allowed her to receive a green card to work in the United States on the basis of extraordinary ability, a rare designation for truly exceptional individuals.

To receive a visa based on extraordinary ability, a professional must prove excellence at the top of the field and an intent to continue working in that field upon arriving in the United States. Individuals who receive such a designation include Nobel laureates as well as Oscar-winning actors and actresses. Those who have not received an internationally recognized award must instead demonstrate their ability through major publications or gallery presentations, or indicate that their performance commands a high salary in the field. Those interested in receiving a visa for extraordinary ability must also prove their intent to continue that work through letters from employers or colleagues as well as legal documents indicating a commitment to such work.

Criteria for the Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards

Teresa Cheung, an accomplished actress and native of China, has earned a number of awards and nominations for her work on screen. In 2005, Teresa Cheung achieved status as a finalist for the prestigious Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress.

Given on an annual basis, the Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award reflects the exacting standards of a professional arts organization. Individual awards honor excellence in acting, screenwriting, and directing while a Best Film award recognizes a production. Voting begins when the organization invites its membership to nominate up to five candidates per award. All nominees must have appeared or worked on a film that was 60 minutes in length or longer and had its first cinema run within the voting year.

The second round of voting consists of a general assembly, at which voting members reduce the list of nominees to a selection of finalists. Candidates for a particular award, or whose colleagues on a film are in contention for an award, may not vote. The final and third round of discussion eliminates all candidates until one person or film has received more than half of the total votes available.