Dear Friends & Champions of CAPE,
CAPE is excited to announce that from this point forward we are transitioning from a paid member-driven organization to one that is exclusively mission-driven. What this means for you is that we are eliminating all paid memberships and opening up our programs, services, and events to anyone seeking to make a meaningful impact in support of the AAPI community. We have thought long and hard about this transition, and our hope is that it will help us better serve CAPE’s Mission to champion diversity by educating, connecting, and empowering all Asian American and Pacific Islander artists and leaders in entertainment and media.
CAPE was founded 23 years ago as a non-profit organization to support and connect AAPI’s in entertainment. It started with a series of small networking mixers attended by the few AAPI executives working in the industry at that time. With your support, CAPE has grown tremendously. We have expanded the CAPE New Writers Fellowship, globally launched the #IAM Campaign, which quickly became one of the top four all-time non-profit awareness campaigns in YouTube history, and grown our base of individual and corporate supporters to over 5,000.
We sincerely thank our members, past and present, for supporting the only non-profit organization dedicated to increasing positive AAPI images and representation in entertainment. Although we no longer require membership fees, we still need financial support to cover our climbing operating costs and fund our great events and programs. We’d love for you to consider any membership dues you have paid as a tax-deductible donation to CAPE. However, if you feel that you do not wish to support our Mission in this way, we would be happy to oblige with a pro-rated refund. Regardless, we hope you will consider making a donation to CAPE. If you are unable to make a contribution, please consider moral support by visiting our website and signing up for our newsletter, liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter, and subscribing to our YouTube Channel.
We hope you will encourage others to support CAPE’s Mission to create positive images of AAPI’s in entertainment and media.
Wenda Fong, CAPE Co-Founder & Board Chair Emeritus
Kevin Iwashina, CAPE Board Chair
Justin Lin (FAST & FURIOUS, ANNAPOLIS, BETTER LUCK TOMORROW) and Andrew Dominik (CHOPPER, KILLING THEM SOFTLY) are teaming up for a 3D remake of Jet Li‘s 1982 martial arts movie THE SHAOLIN TEMPLE. Lin will direct and Dominik will pen the script.
The film is backed by Perfect Storm Entertainment and Beijing Enlight Pictures with Beijing Enlight Pictures also distributing. Troy Craig Poon of Perfect Storm Entertainment, Bruno Wu of Seven Stars and Wang Changtian of Beijing Enlight Pictures are producing.
Congratulations to Cary Joji Fukunaga on winning the 2014 Emmy for Outstanding Director for a Drama Series. It was for directing “True Detective”.
Fukunaga is also known for writing and directing SIN NOMBRE (2009) and directing, JANE EYRE (2011).
Rila Fukushima for landing a major recurring role on the hit CW drama “Arrow”.
She will play a Japanese martial arts expert who wields a deadly sword and was one of Oliver’s mentors, Tatsu Yamashiro. Tatsu was instrumental to his journey to eventually become The Arrow of present day.
Fukushima was recently seen in WOLVERINE.
The DGA Asian American Committee presents
A Seminar with Jeff Imada, Stunt Coordinator
You are invited to a discussion with world-renowned Stunt Coordinator, Jeff Imada (THE TWILIGHT SAGA, IRON MAN 2, THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM, FIGHT CLUB). Jeff will be discussing the role of the Stunt Coordinator, his relationship with the Director and the future of stunts in a CGI world. The seminar will be moderated by AAC member, Jon Hess (EXCESSIVE FORCE, WATCHERS).
Limited seats available – RSVP now to firstname.lastname@example.org or 310.289.2007
7:30 PM, Thursday, September 4th
DGA ~ 7920 Sunset Boulevard
6th Floor, Boardroom
Thank you to Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for your continued support of CAPE over the years!
CAPE was recently honored with another grant award from the HFPA. This supports our signature program, the CAPE New Writers Fellowship. Special thanks to the HFPA board, Ruben Nepales, Janet Nepales and all the HFPA members and grants officer Sandra Cuneo for making this possible.
CAPE Board Member Steve Tao, HFPA Member Janet Nepales, CAPE Executive Director Jennifer Sanderson, and former HFPA Board Chair Ruben Nepales
CAPE Board Member Steve Tao and CAPE Executive Director Jennifer Sanderson with actor Channing Tatum (21 JUMP STREET, MAGIC MIKE, G.I. JOE: RETALIATION)