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CAPE Welcomes New Executive Director Michelle K. Sugihara

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Michelle SugiharaAfter a thorough nationwide search, CAPE’s Board of Directors is excited to announce the appointment of Michelle K. Sugihara as the new Executive Director.

“We’re thrilled that Michelle has joined the CAPE team as an integral part of our organization,” said Wenda Fong, CAPE Co-Founder and Interim Executive Director. “Michelle’s non-profit experience, strong community ties and legal background make her well-positioned to lead CAPE and take us to the next level. Her ability to address issues both analytically and creatively will serve her well as Executive Director.”

As Executive Director, Michelle will lead the organization and advance CAPE’s mission of "championing diversity by educating, connecting and empowering AAPI artists and leaders in entertainment and media" by focusing on fundraising, programming, strategic growth and operations.

Join Michelle at her first CAPE event, tonight’s 2015 CNWF Graduation & Networking Mixer and help her celebrate the 2015 Fellows and their incredible achievement. Meet Michelle, the Fellows, and CAPE’s Board of Directors tonight!

Learn more about Michelle here.

 

An Important Announcement from CAPE

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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 in 1991 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.

Sincerely,

Wenda Fong, CAPE Co-Founder & Board Chair Emeritus
Kevin Iwashina, CAPE Board Chair

 

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

 

CAPE and the White House Initiative on AAPIs Invite You to the #ActToChange Live Event in Los Angeles

unnamedJoin us for a free public event as part of the #ActToChange campaign against bullying, led by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE), and the Sikh Coalition. The event will feature distinguished AAPI personalities and community members through armchair discussions, performances, and more!

Register for the live event: http://bit.ly/ActToChangeLAEvent

***HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Join a pre-event high school advocacy training with OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates at 9 am - 12 pm. Register for this training directly through OCA.***

 

CAPE Screening: AMC’s “Into the Badlands” starring Daniel Wu

Daniel Wu as Sunny - Into the Badlands _ Season 1, Key Art - Photo Credit: James Minchin III/AMC

Join us for an advance screening of the premiere episode of AMC's new martial arts drama series INTO THE BADLANDS, followed by a Q&A and reception with the stars and producers of the show. Into the Badlands, which stars Asian American actors Daniel Wu and Aramis Knight, is the first martial arts drama to hit U.S. airwaves in over a decade. It's also the first major stateside project for Wu, who has starred in over 60 movies in Hong Kong and China.

This is a FREE event, but RSVPs are required.

*Cast and crew confirmed for the screening include:
Daniel Wu
Sarah Bolger
Aramis Knight
Madeleine Mantock
Ally Ioannides
Al Gough
(Producer)
Miles Millar
(Producer)

*Cast and crew subject to change

AMC’s new martial arts drama series INTO THE BADLANDS will premiere Sunday, November 15th at 10:00 pm PST. In a land controlled by feudal barons, INTO THE BADLANDS tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Daniel Wu) and a young boy named M.K. (Aramis Knight) who embark on a spiritual journey across a dangerous land. The six-part series is a genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale JOURNEY TO THE WEST.

Reserve your tickets: https://2015capescreening.eventbrite.com

Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015
Location: Japanese American National Museum
Address: 100 N Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Time:
7:00 pm – Doors Open
7:30 pm – Screening
8:30 pm – Q&A, Reception/Refreshments

This event is presented in partnership with AMC Networks, the Japanese American National Museum, and IW Group.

*This show is rated TV-14 -- Parents Strongly Cautioned
This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age. Parents are strongly urged to exercise greater care in monitoring this program and are cautioned against letting children under the age of 14 watch unattended. This program may contain one or more of the following: intensely suggestive dialogue (D), strong coarse language (L), intense sexual situations (S), or intense violence (V).

 

 

2015 CAPE TV Panel: Inside the TV Writers Room – Comedy vs. Drama

Panelists:*
Cherry Chevapravatdumrong, Co-Executive Producer, FAMILY GUY
Kourtney Kang, Co-Executive Producer, FRESH OFF THE BOAT; Executive Producer, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
Adele Lim, Co-Showrunner/Executive Producer, STAR-CROSSED; Co-Executive Producer, REIGN
Denise Thé, Executive Producer, PERSON OF INTEREST

Moderator:
Leo Chu, Creator/Executive Producer/Showrunner, SUPAH NINJAS, AFRO SAMURAI

*panelists subject to change

Limited seating for this intimate event - Buy your tickets now
Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Location: Writers Guild of America, West
Address: 7000 West Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Parking: Complimentary WGA parking (instructions will be provided), metered street parking
Time:
Arrivals: 6:45pm
Panel Begins: 7:00pm
Networking Mixer: 8:30pm
Cost: $25 online presale, $30 at the door

CAPE and CBS are excited to present the 2015 CAPE TV Panel: Inside the TV Writers Room - Comedy vs. Drama. CAPE Board Co-Vice Chair Leo Chu and our panel of experts will share what it's really like inside the TV writers room. Bring your questions with you!

All ticket sales are final.

 

 

Join Us for the 2015 CAPE Feature Film Panel

cape_filmpitchpanelPanelists:*
Tim Chey, Producer, Director (DAVID AND GOLIATH, FINAL: THE RAPTURE)
Seth Grahame-Smith, Screenwriter, Producer, Author (LEGO BATMAN, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, DARK SHADOWS)
Chantal Nong, Vice President Creative Development, Warner Bros. Pictures (THE INTERN, 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE)

Moderator:
Dan Lin, Producer, Lin Pictures (THE LEGO MOVIE, SHERLOCK HOLMES)

*panelists subject to change

Limited seating for this intimate event - Buy your tickets now
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Location: Writers Guild of America, West
Address: 7000 West Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Parking: Complimentary WGA parking (instructions will be provided), metered street parking
Time:
Arrivals: 6:45pm
Panel Begins: 7:00pm
Networking Mixer: 8:30pm
Cost: $25 online presale, $30 at the door

CAPE and Warner Bros. are excited to present the 2015 CAPE Feature Film Panel. Learn about the process of pitching a feature film to mainstream studios, buyers, agents, financiers from the industry's leaders. 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. Bring your questions with you!

All ticket sales are final.

 

Join CAPE and The Walt Disney Company for a Screening and Q&A of “Dr. Ken”

CAPE and The Walt Disney Company invite you to a FREE screening and Q&A of Ken Jeong's new sitcom, "Dr. Ken".

Dr. Ken Invite Screening

Panelists:*
Ken Jeong, Star and Executive Producer
Mike Sikowitz, Executive Producer and Showrunner

Moderator:
Kevin Iwashina, Managing Partner, Preferred Content

*panelists subject to change

Limited seating for this intimate event - reserve your seats now
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Location: ABC Burbank, CA
Address: Provided upon seat confirmation
Parking: Provided upon seat confirmation
Time:
Mixer: 6:30pm
Screening: 7:00pm
Panel: 7:30pm
Cost: Free

RSVP your full name as it appears on your government-issued photo ID to [email protected] no later than Thursday, August 6 by 5:00 PM PDT

RSVP required to attend.
Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.