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
CAPE Board Member Albert Cheng will be one of the keynote speakers at the Digital Marketing & Analytics Summit. MESA, Variety and the Hollywood IT Society (HITS) will be exploring this brave new world of data-driven marketing with the return of the HITS Digital Marketing and Analytics Summit (HITS DM&A) on September 24 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
300 South Doheny Drive
Los Angeles, California 90048
Comedic writer Danny Chun (“Happy Endings”, “The Office”, “The Simpsons”) has been tapped to write a comedy series that will star John Stamos (“ER”, “Full House”). Stamos will star as a charismatic lifelong ladies man whose life is turned upside down after discovering that he has a grown son.
Stamos, Chun, and Dan Fogelman (“The Neighbors”) will executive produce the series.
The AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) at the American Film Institute is a hands-on training program committed to increasing the number of women working professionally in screen directing. Selected women will receive guided instruction and produce a project – either a short film or series for the web or streaming services. DWW is open to women with three years or more of professional experience in the arts. The program is tuition-free though participants are responsible for raising the budgets for their projects.
Applications are open, and the deadline is January 7th, 2015.
Please visit: www.afi.com/dww
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).