Rebecca Wang is an entrepreneur, executive film producer and former psychotherapist who is passionate about all forms of artistic expression. She is also keen in her desire to bring effective support to projects focusing on health and humanitarian issues.
Rebecca spent her early years in Asia, and has since lived in the US and Europe. Having graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, she has practiced at various leading institutions such as the University of Californian as well as several elementary schools, specializing in family, children, and couples counseling. It was the realization of the healing role of the arts in therapy, which was the catalyst for her to pursue her own creative dreams through filmmaking.
Inspired to expand the reach of her work, in 2011 she made her production debut as executive producer with the Hollywood feature film Passion Play, which was selected for the prestigious 37th International Toronto Film Festival. Passion Play starred BAFTA winner Mickey Rourke and Bill Murray, both of whom had previously nominated for Academy Awards.
Rebecca is based in London where she has a keen involvement across a wide-ranging field of interests and passions. She is dedicated to all art forms and endorses leading arts venues and organizations in the capital as a member of the Academy Circle for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), Director of Circle for the Victoria and Albert Museum, and patron to the National, Tate Modern and Serpentine Galleries. Her love of music has led her to support the Royal College of Music, and she has an equal appreciation for the worlds of design, photography and fashion.
In addition to her passion for all art forms, Rebecca is also committed to projects that focus on health and humanitarian issues and the global efforts against AIDS, helping two of the foremost charities in this field.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) is renowned for the efforts of its founder Sir Elton John to eradicate the damage and stigma caused by the illness. Rebecca was benefactor over two consecutive years (2011, 2012) to the EJAF’s Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party, the most high-profile and largest fundraising event held in Hollywood on Oscar night. She resumed support for the event in 2014, this time as patron, a role she also took in October 2013 for their Enduring Vision benefit in New York. The event recognizes outstanding contribution in the campaign against AIDS and this year honored former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton with the Founder’s Award for her tireless work in the field.
amfAR, the American Foundation for AIDS Research, is a leading organization in the area of research, treatment and education for AIDS. amFAR attracts and fosters endorsement and ongoing patronage from many leading public figures in the fields of film, fashion and music including the late Elizabeth Taylor, Karl Lagerfeld and David Bowie, and it can also rely on support from those whose actions carry global weight and influence, such as former US President Bill Clinton.
With Piaget and M.A.C Viva Glam, Rebecca acted as a sponsor for the 2012 Paris Inspiration Gala. She then joined others including amFAR Chairman Kenneth Cole as Chairs for the 2013 New York Inspiration Gala. On this occasion, fashion legend Valentino, singer Jennifer Lopez, and Scottish actor Alan Cumming each received awards which acknowledged their respective long term commitments and humanitarian stance towards AIDS. She resumed this position in December 2013 for the Inspiration Gala Los Angeles, where AIDS campaigner and philanthropist Aileen Getty, actress Goldie Hawn, and brand fashion company the Hugo Boss Group were each honored by awards for their dedicated work towards overcoming AIDS.
Beyond the worlds of arts and humanitarian issues, Rebecca has particularly developed a natural affinity with dogs since her childhood, and this has been a catalyst for her to support the RSPCA, the UK’s leading animal charity. The RSPCA is the oldest organization for animal welfare in the world and since its foundation in 1824 has played an active role in both the creation of animal welfare legislation and in its enforcement.
Rebecca continues to focus on ventures which reflect expression and flair across all artistic mediums and which further her understanding for humanitarian issues.