CAPE Congratulates Member Julie Zhan

CAPE would like to congratulate member Julie Zhan for recently booking the ABC Diversity Showcase!

Julie was a participant of the CAPE Casting Workshop with ABC in which her acting abilities were recognized. After four rounds of auditions, Julie was able to acquire one of the coveted spots.

Julie’s other notable works include producing the documentary UPLOADED: THE ASIAN AMERICAN MOVEMENT which won an award at this year’s Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. CAPE is thrilled to have played a role in Julie’s career thus far and may she have many more milestones to come!

Established in 2001, the annual ABC showcase identifies and develops ethnically and culturally diverse talent. Previous participants include CAPE Board Member Carrie Ann Inaba.

CAPE Advisor Janet Yang Receives Asian American Media Award

CAPE Advisor Janet Yang was recently honored with the Asian American Media Award at the 2012 Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) presented by Asian CineVision (ACV).

Janet was recognized for her achievements as a film producer and her impact on the Asian American community as a cultural ambassador.

She most recently produced SHANGHAI CALLING, a romantic comedy, written and directed by Daniel Hsia. The film was the opening night presentation for AAIFF 2012 and the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) as well as the Closing Night Film for the Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF).

The Shanghai-based movie stars Daniel Henney as Sam Chao, an up-and-coming Manhattan attorney who is dispatched to Shanghai to open the firm’s new satellite office. Initially Sam refuses to adapt to local customs and alienates everyone he meets, however, he slowly discovers a new way of looking at the world.

The Asian American Media Award (AAMA) recognizes outstanding achievements and contribution by an individual to Asian American media. Past recipients of the award include CAPE Advisor Ang Lee (1993), Joan Chen (1994), Michelle Yeoh (1998), Sammo Hung (1999), and many more. To read the rest of the article, click here.

CAPE Presents HANG LOOSE At 28th LAAPFF

CAPE is proud to be the official Community Partner for HANG LOOSE at the 28th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF).

Directed by Ryan Kawamoto, HANG LOOSE follows newly-single Kevin (Kevin Wu, aka KevJumba) on his trip to Hawaii to attend his big sister’s wedding. Upon arriving in Honolulu, he goes out to town with his future brother-in-law Dante (Dante Basco) and his crazy groomsmen. The night quickly goes wrong in so many ways — from altercations in a Chinatown strip club, run-ins with armed gangsters, a drug deal gone bad, and the inevitable run-in with the local crime lord, played by Justin Chon (TWILIGHT; K-TOWN COWBOYS). HANGOVAH, brah? Nahhh, hang loose, brah!

CAPE members receive discounted tickets by entering the promotional code “CPCAPE12.”

When: Saturday, May 12, 2012
Time: 3pm
Where: Directors Guild of America
Address: 7920 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Ticketslaapff.festpro.com/films/detail/hang_loose_2012

To watch the official trailer, please click here or watch below.

SHANGHAI CALLING Hits The Film Festival Circuit

SHANGHAI CALLING, produced by CAPE Advisor Janet Yang, has been selected as the Closing Night Film for the Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) on May 3rd as well as the Opening Night Film for the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) on May 10th.

SHANGHAI CALLING tells the story of modern-day Americans in an unfamiliar land. An ambitious New York attorney, Sam, is sent to Shanghai on assignment, but he immediately stumbles into a legal mess that could spell the end of his career.

Filmed entirely on location in Shanghai, China, the romantic comedy stars Daniel Henney, Eliza Coupe, Bill Paxton, Geng Le, Zhu Zhu, and Alan Ruck.

For the latest updates, please visit their official website at shanghaicalling.com.

Newport Beach Film Festival Closing Night
When: Thursday, May 3, 2012
Time: 7:30pm
Where: Lido Theatre (3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA 92663)
Ticketsnewportbeach.festivalgenius.com/2012/films/shanghaicalling_danielhsia_newportbeach2012

LA Asian Pacific Film Festival Opening Night
When: Thursday, May 10, 2012
Time: 7:00pm
Where: Directors Guild of America (7920 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90046)
Tickets: laapff.festpro.com/films/detail/shanghai_calling_2012

UPLOADED: The Asian American Movement

CAPE Member Julie Zhan will be premiering her documentary film UPLOADED: THE ASIAN AMERICAN MOVEMENT at this year’s Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF).

When: Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Time: 9:30PM
Where: CGV Cinemas
Address: 621 South Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90005

UPLOADED: THE ASIAN AMERICAN MOVEMENT explores the visibility of Asian Americans in pop culture since the inception of new media platforms such as YouTube.  It’s also been nominated for the Festival Grand Jury Award in Non-Fiction Feature Filmmaker at LAAPFF 2012.

The documentary features notable new media creators and entertainment professionals including CAPE Executive Director Jennifer Sanderson, AngryAsianMan’s Phil Yu, CAPE 20th Anniversary Gala Honoree and YouTube Sensation Ryan Higa, YTF members Kevin Wu and Victor Kim, CAPE New Writers Awards 2009 TV Winner Aaron Ho, Amy Hill, Keiko Agena, Leonardo Nam, Lynn Chen, CAPE New Writers Awards 2010 TV Winner Randall Park, Justin Chon, Jon M. Chu, Hieu Ho, Kevin Tancharoen, Wong Fu Productions, and more.

To watch the official trailer, please click here.