Episode 50

Kelly Mi Li ·  Entrepreneur, Producer, and Star of Bling Empire

Kelly Mi Li is a Chinese-American serial entrepreneur, film producer, and the founder of Wet Paws Media. She established one of the first and more successful tech incubators in Los Angeles in 2011 and was the managing partner at East West Artists, a company under HTC that managed some of the biggest musicians and actors in Asia and America, from 2016 to 2019. While at East West Artists, Kelly teamed with her own Greyscale Lab merchandising firm to brand and service some of today’s top talents.


Now as a television and film producer, Kelly brings a unique blend of talent management, merchandising, and IP development. She has an animation film with Stan Lee in post-production called Panda Vs Aliens, a Michael Shannon film called Echo Boomers that premiered both in theaters and digitally on November 13, 2020, and a full FBI decoding series called Cypher with Sonar Entertainment that has hit #1 on Netflix in the territories where it has launched (Cypher is set to premiere in the US spring 2021). She also recently starred and EP’d in the Netflix hit unscripted series, Bling Empire.


Currently, Kelly is in post-production on a thriller feature titled AMP House and in pre-production for Aaron Eckhart’s crime drama, Afterward. She has five more projects in the pipeline to be shot in 2021 under her new production company, Wet Paws Media.


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