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Inspired by the hit medical series DOOGIE HOWSER, M.D., Disney+ has debuted the original series DOOGIE KAMEALOHA, M.D., centered around a 16-year-old girl in modern-day Hawaiʻi juggling a medical career and life as a teenager. Join us for a behind-the-scenes virtual discussion about creating the show, production in Hawaiʻi during COVID, spam musubi, and more. Featured guests include Peyton Elizabeth Lee (“Doogie Kamealoha”), Jason Scott Lee (“Benny Kamealoha”), Creator & Executive Producer Kourtney Kang, and Executive Producer Melvin Mar. Moderated by Shanon Serikaku.
Shanon Serikaku (Moderator) was born and raised on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, where she developed her passion for storytelling through music and film. She has been based in Los Angeles since 2014, where she continues her work as a writer, producer, performing artist, and is currently the Impact Partnerships Manager at Visual Communications.
Jason Scott Lee was recently seen as the lead villain Bori Khan in Disney’s live action remake of MULAN. Other notable credits include the lead role of Bruce Lee in DRAGON: THE BRUCE LEE STORY and the voice of David Kawena in both LILO AND STITCH films.
Kourtney Kang is currently the Creator/Showrunner/Executive-Producer of DOOGIE KAMEALOHA, M.D. at Disney + and Executive Producer of PRETTY SMART coming to Netflix this fall. Previously, she was a Writer/Co-Executive Producer and Director on ABC’S FRESH OFF THE BOAT and an Executive-Producer on CBS’S HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER where she was also a writer for all nine seasons and was nominated for an Emmy. She has written/produced over 275 episodes of television. In development, she has a drama at ABC and feature scripts set up at Paramount, Netflix, Disney, and one at Universal she is attached to direct. Kang is a Korean-Irish woman who is a proud member of the Asian Hall of Fame. She was born in Hawaii and lives in LA with her husband and three daughters.
Melvin Mar is an Executive Producer of DOOGIE KAMEALOHA, M.D. He began his career at Dreamworks SKG, Scott Rudin Productions, where he built a solid relationship with ORANGE COUNTY director Jake Kasdan. They have since worked together on films including THE TV SET, WALK HARD: THE DEWEY COX STORY, BAD TEACHER, SEX TAPE, JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE, and the hit television comedy NEW GIRL. Mar served as an executive producer on ABC’s FRESH OFF THE BOAT, BLESS THIS MESS, and SPEECHLESS, and FOX’s WEIRD LONERS and THE GRINDER. Mar and Kasdan have an overall deal at Twentieth Century Fox Television where they are developing comedies and dramas for cable, streaming and network television. Mar lives in Los Angeles with his family.
Peyton Elizabeth Lee was recently seen as lead in Disney’s family superhero film SECRET SOCIETY OF SECOND BORN ROYALS, which was developed by Disney with her direct input as a franchise vehicle for her. For her performance, she was nominated for a Critics Choice Award for Best Lead Actress in a Superhero Film. Peyton is most well known for playing the title character on Disney Channel’s ANDI MACK, the number one rated show on Disney Channel and the highest rated cable television show across all youth demographics. She has also been named to both Variety’s Youth Impact Report and The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Stars Under 18.