Nina Yang Bongiovi
Producing Partner | Significant Productions

Nina Yang Bongiovi is a feature film producer with over 17 years of combined production, finance and management experience in the entertainment industry between Hollywood and Asia.

Nina met her producing partner Forest Whitaker in 2009 and they’ve set on a path to champion distinct filmmaker voices, under the banner – Significant Productions. During their first year in operations, Nina and Forest met filmmaker Ryan Coogler and went on to produce the critically acclaimed Fruitvale Station, which won The Audience and The Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival 2013, Cannes Film Festival’s L’Avenir Award, Indie Spirit Award, Producers Guild’s Stanley Kramer Award, alongside 40+ prestigious awards worldwide.

In 2015, the producing duo returned to Sundance with two feature films: Dope, written/directed by Rick Famuyiwa, and Songs My Brothers Taught Me, written/directed by Chloé Zhao, in U.S. Dramatic Competition. Dope and Songs also had their international premieres at the Cannes Film Festival, and both films were represented in the 2016 awards circuit receiving nominations from NAACP Image Awards and Indie Spirit Awards, respectively.

Significant Productions’ projects cover feature films, documentaries, television and digital endeavors which all strive to be at the forefront of discovering emerging talent, developing and producing quality projects with a focus on diversity in front of and behind the camera.

Nina serves on the Board of Directors at Film Independent, the Oscar Grant Foundation, and is a member of The Academy (AMPAS). She is fluent in Mandarin, Chinese and received her Master’s degree in Entertainment Management from the Walter Annenberg School at the University of Southern California.

is a feature film producer with over 17 years of combined production, finance and management experience in the entertainment industry between Hollywood and Asia.

Nina met her producing partner Forest Whitaker in 2009 and they’ve set on a path to champion distinct filmmaker voices, under the banner – Significant Productions. During their first year in operations, Nina and Forest met filmmaker Ryan Coogler and went on to produce the critically acclaimed Fruitvale Station, which won The Audience and The Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival 2013, Cannes Film Festival’s L’Avenir Award, Indie Spirit Award, Producers Guild’s Stanley Kramer Award, alongside 40+ prestigious awards worldwide.

In 2015, the producing duo returned to Sundance with two feature films: Dope, written/directed by Rick Famuyiwa, and Songs My Brothers Taught Me, written/directed by Chloé Zhao, in U.S. Dramatic Competition. Dope and Songs also had their international premieres at the Cannes Film Festival, and both films were represented in the 2016 awards circuit receiving nominations from NAACP Image Awards and Indie Spirit Awards, respectively.

Significant Productions’ projects cover feature films, documentaries, television and digital endeavors which all strive to be at the forefront of discovering emerging talent, developing and producing quality projects with a focus on diversity in front of and behind the camera.

 Nina serves on the Board of Directors at Film Independent, the Oscar Grant Foundation, and is a member of The Academy (AMPAS). She is fluent in Mandarin, Chinese and received her Master’s degree in Entertainment Management from the Walter Annenberg School at the University of Southern California.