• 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 TV Pitch Panel


cape_TVpitchpanelv3CAPE proudly presents to you the 2014 CAPE TV Pitch Panel. This panel is an educational event that will explain the process of how a TV series is pitched to mainstream studios, buyers, agents, financiers — basically anyone who needs to hear a pitch. CAPE Co-Vice Chair Leo Chu 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.

Kate Adler, Executive Vice President, Comedy Development, CBS Studios
Rob Kim, Agent
Beth Miyares, Senior Vice President Drama Development & Programming, FOX
Quan Phung, President Scripted Television, Slingshot Global Media
Steve Tao, TV Executive, J.J. Abrams’s Bad Robot

Leo Chu, Creator/Showrunner “Supah Ninjas,” “Afro Samurai”

*panelists subject to change

Limited seating for this intimate event – Buy your tickets now

Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
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
Arrivals: 6:45pm
Panel Begins: 7:00pm
Networking Mixer: 8:30pm
Cost: $25 per ticket
Tickets: You can purchase your tickets here.

Please purchase your tickets no later than Monday, November 3, 2014 at 11:59pm PST

All ticket sales are final.


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

James Wan

Congratulations to James Wan for his overall producing deal with New Line Cinema. The deal brings him back to direct THE CONJURING 2. Wan has just completed FAST & FURIOUS 7 and is ready to return to the horror genre.




Joan MaoCongratulations to Joan Mao on her new position of Vice President of Development & Production at The Safran Company. She was promoted from Director of Development. Prior to joining The Safran Company, Mao was the Director of Development at Millennium Films.

CAPE Hollywood Hotlist – October 31, 2014

Saving FaceSAVING FACE 10 Year Anniversary – Film Screening and Q&A at JANM
7pm on Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Tickets: $8 JANM and VC members, $10 non-members, $14 at the door
See website for more information.





FIND LACMAFilm Independent at LACMA series: free screening of CHINESE BOX
7:30pm on Thursday, November 6, 2014, sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office.
Includes a conversation with director Wayne Wang.
See the website for more information.



TISFFToronto International Short Film Festival (Toronto Shorts Fest) provides a showcase for the best short-form cinema and inspired creators. On November 12- 14 at the Carlton Cinema Theatres, Toronto Shorts Fest will display a wide spectrum of short films from around the world in genres ranging from animation to experimental, from comedy to sci-fi, and from the most experienced minds to the finest student films. Lineup will be announced October 15th. Check out the website for more details and updates www.tisff.net.



Universal Pictures’ Emerging Writers Fellowship — Accepting Applications Now




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



CAPE Casting Workshop with Lindsay Jameyson & Leslie Woo

AKWestSignCALLING ALL ACTORS – The 3rd Annual CAPE Casting Workshop with Lindsay Jameyson is open for submissions… with a slight twist!

Jameyson will be joined by Casting Associate Leslie Woo to bring the first CAPE Casting Workshop with both drama and comedy workshops.

Jameyson is the Head Associate of Jennifer Cooper Casting and is currently casting the hit shows “Scorpion” and “Hawaii Five-0″. Her casting credits include the upcoming features HOME SWEET HELL starring Katherine Heigl and Patrick Wilson, THE NIGHT CREW starring Jason Mewes and Danny Trejo, as well as “Star-Crossed” and “CSI: NY”.

Woo is a Casting Associate at McCarthy/Abellera Casting and is currently casting the hit HBO show, SILICON VALLEY. Her casting credits include the upcoming feature FOXCATCHER starring Steve Carrell and Channing Tatum as well as big studio films like DELIVERY MAN with Vince Vaughn, GI JOE: RETALIATION, THE GREAT GATSBY, and CHRONICLE.

This unique program is designed to improve actors of all levels and give you valuable feedback about your performance to help you make adjustments to book jobs. All actors are encouraged to apply.

Who:       Actors
What:      CAPE Casting Workshop
Where:    If selected, the address will be forwarded to you.
When:     Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Time:      7:30 – 9:30pm PST
(NOTE: You must be available during this time to apply)

DEADLINE: Full submissions need to be submitted by Friday, November 21, 2014 by 2:00PM PST

Please submit your headshot, acting resume, a link to your acting reel, a short (100 words or less) essay explaining why you should be selected and please note your preference (comedy or drama), and a $25 non-refundable registration fee*. Please email your materials to info@capeusa.org with “CAPE Casting Workshop: Your full name” in the subject line.

Please process your $25 non-refundable registration fee here.

*PLEASE NOTE: If you have already paid the registration fee for the CAPE Casting Workshop with ABC, you do not need to pay again. This is only required for new, first time submissions in 2014.

Thank you to The Actor’s Key West for donating your venue.

CAPE Congratulates

John Maatta

Congratulations to John Maatta on the next chapter of his career. He has joined Greenberg Traurig LLP’s Entertainment and Media Practices. Maatta dedicated 21 years to The WB and The CW as the EVP and General Counsel.


Bonni LeeCongratulations to Bonni Lee for being named Senior Vice President of Production at Village Roadshow Pictures. Lee previously developed TV and feature films at Mighty Hula Pictures, where she was the President.


James WongCongratulations to James Wong and Howard Gordon on receiving a put pilot commitment at CBS. Written by Wong, the untitled drama will be a crime procedural about an angel who lost his wings, saves the life of a female police detective. Together they try to uncover the mystery of why the angel is stranded as a mortal on Earth.


Koji Steven SakaiCongratulations to Koji Steven Sakai on publishing his new novel, Romeo & Juliet vs. Zombies. Scheduled to hit the shelves on 10/25, the story turns the Shakespeare classic on its head. Before true love has a chance to grow, Romeo and Juliet must fight to overcome hoards of zombies that include Tybalt, Mercutio, and even Juliet’s nurse. Learn more at kojistevensakai.com.


AHS Freak Show

Congratulations to Crystal Liu being promoted to Staff Writer on “American Horror Story”. Liu was recently accepted into the Sundance Institute’s First Episodic Story Lab with “The White Sheep”.


CAPE is Proud to Host AFI Fest 2014 Movie – BLACK COAL, THIN ICE

CAPE is proud to host BLACK COAL, THIN ICE at the AFI FEST 2014.

DIRECTOR: Yi’nan Diao
COUNTRY: China, Hong KongBlack Coal Thin Ice
SYNOPSIS: A trail of dismembered human remains discovered in 1999 in a coal factory in northern China sets the stage for Diao Yinan’s bleak and deliberate detective story. After quickly identifying a suspect in the meticulous slaying, detective Zhang becomes entangled in a merciless and botched shoot-out that ends his career and leaves him traumatized. Five years later, Zhang is a drunken security guard and shell of his former self, drained of hope — until the murders start again. A one-man investigation team, he vows to unearth the brutal killer at all costs, and his journey takes him down a dark road from which there is no return. A potent hybrid of carefully composed genre plotting that hides a masterfully poetic and artful approach, BLACK COAL, THIN ICE is an ode to Western pulpy noirs couched in Eastern philosophical ruminations.
Friday, November 7, 7:15 p.m., Chinese 4
Monday, November 10, 4:15 p.m., Chinese 4
LINKS: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3469910/?ref_=nv_sr_1
FESTIVAL HISTORY: Berlin Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival

AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi

November 6-13
Dolby Theatre, TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre, and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel