• 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


2014 CAPE Feature Film Panel at Warner Bros.


2014 CAPE Feature Film Panel at Warner Bros.


CAPE and Warner Bros. present to you the 2014 CAPE Feature Panel. This panel is an educational event that will explain the process of pitching a feature film to mainstream studios, buyers, agents, financiers — basically anyone who needs to hear a pitch. CAPE Board Member Dan Lin will be moderating a panel of experts, who will provide insights on how the group should pitch their stories in a succinct and entertaining way. This year we are including mock pitches – exciting!


ModeratorDan Lin, Producer, Lin Pictures
Peter Dodd, Agent, UTA
Kurt Johnstad, Screenwriter of 300, ACT OF VALOR
Chantal Nong, Vice President, Development and Production, Warner Bros. Pictures
Nina Yang Bongiovi, Producer, Forest Whitaker’s Significant Productions

*panelists subject to change

Mock Pitch Presenters:* 

Kevin Iwashina, Managing Partner, Preferred Content
Anne Lai, Creative Producing Initiatives Director, Feature Film Program, Sundance

*pitch presenters subject to change

Limited seating for this intimate event – Buy your tickets now - here
Please use your name EXACTLY as it appears on your photo ID when you buy your tickets (CAPE is not responsible for any misspellings)

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Location: Warner Bros. Studio Lot *Attendees must present photo ID to enter the lot*
Address: The address information will be sent to you upon ticket purchase confirmation
Parking: Available on the Warner Bros. lot. Attendees must arrive between 6:00-6:30pm.

Arrivals: 6:00pm – 6:30pm
Panel Begins: 6:30pm
Mixer: 8:00pm

Cost: $25 per ticket Please use your name EXACTLY as it appears on your photo ID when you buy your tickets (CAPE is not responsible for any misspellings)
Tickets: You can purchase your tickets here.

Please purchase your tickets no later than Monday, October 13, 2014 at 11:59pm PST


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


CAPE Congratulates



Congratulations to CAPE Headshot Workshop panelist Fern Orenstein on her promotion to Senior Vice President, Casting at CBS Entertainment.




People.comCongratulations to Will Lee on his new role as Editor for People.com. He was formerly the Digital Chief at the Hollywood Reporter.


Blumhouse Productions

Congratulations to Kenny Tsai for being named the new Manager, TV at Blumhouse Productions. He came from Universal Television and was the Associate, Current Programming.


Congratulations to Winnie Lau on being named the Head, International Co-Production & Distribution of Jet Tone Films (Beijing/Hong Kong). She was recently the Executive Vice President, Acquisitions & Sales, Fortissimo Films (New York/Hong Kong).


CAPE Presents AAPI TV Castings and Pick-Ups For 2014-2015

Congratulations to all the Asian American and Pacific Islander actors, writers, and producers behind these new and returning shows. To spotlight a few:

John Cho as ROMANTIC lead in “Selfie” (ABC)
Maggie Q as Lead actor in “Stalker”, the new Kevin Williamson show (CBS)
Jadyn Wong in “Scorpion” (CBS)
Archie Kao in “Chicago PD” (NBC)
Carrie Ann Inaba in “Dancing With The Stars”, returning for Season 19
Randall Park, Constance Wu, Ian Chen, Forrest Wheeler, and Hudson Yang in “Fresh Off The Boat” (ABC)

See full television listings here.


CAPE Hollywood Hotlist – September 26, 2014


Film Independent is accepting applications to the 2015 Directing Lab! Designed to help directors who are prepping their feature films, the Directing Lab is an intensive eight-week program that runs in Los Angeles each winter in which Lab Fellows workshop scenes from their features. Film Independent provides Lab Fellows with camera and sound packages to shoot their workshopped scenes. Deadline to apply is October 6, click here for more information.




CAPE congratulates stunt coordinator Lin Oeding for his outstanding work on the Denzel Washington crime-drama, THE EQUALIZER.
THE EQUALIZER will be in theaters this Friday, September 26th.


sundance_instituteSundance Institute Announces 10 Writers for First Episodic Story Lab - Congratulations to Crystal Liu on being accepted into the First Episodic Story Lab with “The White Sheep”.


CAPE is a Proud Supporter of the Asia Society of Southern California’s U.S.-China Film Summit.

US China Film Summit


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


2015 CNWF Deadline