• Community Bids a Fond Farewell to Jennifer Sanderson Community Bids a Fond Farewell to Jennifer Sanderson
  • Meet the 2014 CAPE New Writers Fellowship Graduates Meet the 2014 CAPE New Writers Fellowship Graduates
  • CAPE Recognized with Mnet Award CAPE Recognized with Mnet Award
  • CAPE Board Shows Their Support CAPE Board Shows Their Support

CNWF Graduation & Networking Mixer – Save The Date!


Save The Date!
CNWF Graduation & Networking Mixer


Mark your calendars to come out and celebrate the CAPE New Writers Fellowship Graduation & Networking Mixer.

Who: CAPE Friends
What: CNWF Graduation & Spring Mixer
Where: Ca'Del Sole
Address: 4100 Cahuenga Blvd. Toluca Lake, CA  91602
When: Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Time: 7-9:30pm
Cost: $20 online presale, $25 at the door
RSVP here today!

Join us in congratulating the Fellows of the 2015 CAPE New Writers Fellowship! Eat, drink, mix, mingle, laugh and connect with the largest group of AAPI entertainment professionals in Hollywood. Celebrate with the Fellows, CAPE Board of Directors, sponsors NBCUniversal, Warner Bros., Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Final Draft and lots of top industry professionals.


Announcing the 2015 CAPE New Writers Fellows


CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) is proud to announce the 2015 CAPE New Writers Fellows (in alphabetical order):

Tiffany Shaw Ho
Teresa Huang
Bo Yeon Kim & Erika Lippoldt
Kevin Lau
Eliza Lee
Eugene Ramos
Marisa Tam
Julie Wong

The Fellows were selected… (Please see full Press Release).

CAPE has been identifying and supporting emerging AAPI writing talent since 1999. We are thrilled that many of the writers selected by CAPE have gone on to successful careers in writing.

Thank you to our sponsors, NBCUniversal, Warner Bros., The Writers Guild of America, West, and Final Draft, Inc. for supporting our signature program.

And thank you to everyone who submitted their scripts, the judges, and the CAPE Board & staff for making the CNWF such a huge success!

Please join us for the CNWF Graduation Mixer on April 7, 2015 at Ca’ Del Sole.

2015 CNWF Sponsor Cover Page

Thank You & Happy Holidays From CAPE


Dear CAPE Friends,

Thank you for your much appreciated commitment to CAPE! Because of your support, we are celebrating 23 wonderful years of growth and service to the community. We encourage you to watch Jennifer’s salute to CAPE, along with the celebrity interviews and #IAm Campaign videos, to find out why “we still need everyone’s support”.

Here are two great gift ideas that support CAPE:

  1. Donate to CAPE in honor of someone through your year-end charitable giving
  2. Give the gift of intent using the coupon code "cape" and 100% of proceeds will go to fund CAPE programs. Use the "cape" coupon code to get free shipping at http://www.myintent.org/. MyIntent Project’s mission is to be a catalyst for meaningful conversations and positive energy in the world, and to encourage people to share more truth and inspiration with each other.  For example, I was given the gift of intent and found my word - flyhigh. As a flyer (flying trapeze), I always strive to fly higher. I am happiest when flying through the air and want to share that love with everyone.


Learn more about MyIntent Project -- what's your word?

The CAPE Board of Directors and Advisors wish you Happy Holidays and the very best for the New Year!

Happy Holidays,
Hana Kwon
Director of Programs & Operations


An Important Announcement from CAPE


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


*Refund requests will be accept through 10/31/2014.


Ovation Digital Arts Names Stephen Dypiangco as New Vice President

Stephen DypiangcoCongratulations to Stephen Dypiangco! Ovation Digital Arts has named him their new Vice President and he will oversee Ovation Digital Arts's day-to-day operations.

Ovation Digital Arts links selected YouTube creators and artists with the network's programming and reach, which now includes 54 million homes. The business unit will help its members grow their brands and businesses through exposure on Ovation TV and assist with audience development efforts. In turn, the Digital Arts platform can serve as a source of programming development.

Dypiangco, filmmaker and former YouTube Nation channel manager, was also co-founder and general manager of National Film Society, a PBS Digital Studios MCN, as well as a longtime CAPE Member.


CAPE Hollywood Hotlist – March 27, 2015

LA18 Logo


LA18 Job Posting - Studio Technician; Studio Manager


Asians on Film Festival 2015 Flyer


Asians On Film Festival takes place March 27-29, 2015 at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. Get your tickets here.




New York International Short Film Festival | 2015 Call for Entries
Final Deadline: March 27, 2015

The NY Shorts Fest provides a showcase for the best short-form cinema and its creators in the world. Created by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences accredited Los Angeles International Short Film Festival.
We feel that short form cinema and its creators should have their own premiere film festival in New York deserving similar recognition given to the feature film and its creators. Submit online www.NYshortsFest.com.

The 4th NY Shorts Fest will be held May 26 - 28, 2015 at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in New York City.




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CAPE Advisor John Woo to Direct MANHUNT


CAPE Advisor John Woo will mark his directorial return to the action thriller arena with a remake of the classic Japanese movie MANHUNT, which revolves around a man framed for multiple murders and pursued by police while he tries to clear his name.

The movie will be produced by Media Asia and will begin shooting this year.


CAPE Congratulates

Paul Cabana

Paul Cabana is the new EVP and head of programming for History and H2. He was previously SVP and Head of Programming for H2.

As head of programming for H2, Cabana helped it become the number one emerging ad-supported cable network.



Shelley Ong


LA-based agency Enso tapped Shelley Ong to serve in the newly created position of Brand Impact Lead.  Prior to joining Enso, Ong led the masterbrand division for Samsung Global at Leo Burnett.