Congrats to Kevin Tancharoen!

New Line has selected Kevin Tancharoen (FAME) to direct the MORTAL KOMBAT reboot. Tancharoen had previously directed a short film called MORTAL KOMBAT: REBIRTH written by Oren Uziel and starring Jeri Ryan and Ian Anthony Dale. After over 10 million views on YouTube, Tancharoen was asked by Warner Premiere (the studio’s digital division) to direct a 10-episode web series, which bowed in April 2011 to 50 million unique visits. Dave Neustadter and Walter Hamada will oversee for New Line.

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Tribute to CAPE Advisor Ang Lee

Join the Asian American Committee of the DGA as they honor CAPE Advisory Board Member, Director Ang Lee. The AAC 75th Anniversary event will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 11th at 7:30PM at the DGA. The tribute will feature a Q&A with Lee and panelists Shawn Ku (BEAUTIFUL BOY), Karyn Kusama (JENNIFER’S BODY), and Kevin Tancharoen (FAME) and will be moderated by AAC Co-Chair Emeritus and notable television and film director, Henry Chan.

Please RSVP by calling 310-289-2034.

Lee’s widely acclaimed Chinese-language films (LUST, CAUTION) span nearly 20 years, showcasing a unique articulation and connective insight of his ethnic heritage, history, and culture. Yet as an Asian American director, he has refused to be boxed or labeled, continuously defying boundaries of genre, period, and subject with each picture. From contemporary drama to comic book tale, Civil War to anti-war Americana, and from martial arts epic to gay western love story, Lee’s bold and diverse filmography has garnered 27 Academy Award nominations and 8 wins. In 2001, Lee became the first Asian American director to win the DGA Award for Outstanding Directoral Achievement in Feature Films for CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON, and in 2006, the first to win the Oscar for BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (also earning a second DGA Award).

Kollaboration 11: Nov 5, 2011

Join the best up-and-coming perfomers at this year’s Kollaboration 11 on Nov. 5th at the Nokia Theatre! The Los Angeles talent competition will include afterschoolspecial, Andrew Figueroa Chiang and the Blazing Rays of the Sun, Dawen, Inch Chua, Monsters Calling Home, and Noel Kunz.

For more details, visit  Presale tickets are still available online.

Kollaboration began as an arts and entertainment nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting positive and accurate perceptions of Asians and Pacific Islanders by providing a platform for young artists to showcase their talents.


CAPE is turning 20 and you’re invited to celebrate with us!

Join us at the CAPE 20th Anniversary Gala held on Saturday, November 12th, 2011 at the historic Union Station. Dinner will be catered by the An Family of the award winning Crustacean Restaurant in Beverly Hills.

Tickets are available online today! Special discount for CAPE members and students!

This year we’re honoring:

  • the producers and cast of HAWAII FIVE-0 on CBS
  • Maggie Q star of NIKITA on the CW
  • Leo Chu and Eric S. Garcia creators of SUPAH NINJAS on Nickelodeon
  • Ryan Higa One of the most popular Youtube Superstars
  • Jusak Yang Bernhard CAPE Board Member Emeritus

Don’t miss out on the extraordinary evening with amazing silent auction items including round-trip accommodations to Hawaii courtesy of the Oahu Visitor’s Bureau, Nickelodeon VIP tour and gift basket, 5-star luxury hotel stay at The Lanesborough London (A St. Regis Hotel) and an entire DirecTV package!

For more information, visit and for up-to-date details follow us on Twitter @CAPEusa or

Congrats to CAPE Board Member Dan Lin!

FOX has recently purchased THE MAN UPSTAIRS, a multi-camera comedy produced by CAPE Board Member Dan Lin (SHERLOCK HOLMES) and written by Jonathan Goldstein (HORRIBLE BOSSES). The comedy follows a young woman who purchases a dream house only to discover that it comes attached with the elderly man who owns it. This concept stems from a 2006 segment from the radio program THIS AMERICAN LIFE called “Deal of a Lifetime.” The project will be produced by Warner Bros. TV as well as the TV division of Lin Pictures.

To read more, click here.


12th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival

The 12th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival is right around the corner with their opening night on Thursday, October 20th.  This year the film festival is set to take place from October 20 through October 28.  Patrons will be able to enjoy film screenings, panel discussions with filmmakers and actors, live music, and festive parties.

CAPE will be sponsoring the Karaoke Party on Saturday, Oct. 22 after the SDAFF Gala Dinner at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.  Take a vacation from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles and come join us in San Diego as we celebrate Asian American cinema!

For complete details about screenings, parties, venues, and tickets please visit

CAPE shout outs for Premiere Week

Congratulations to Shelley Conn as “Elisabeth Shannon”, Naomi Scott as “Maddy Shannon”, and Jason Chong as “Arthur Chang” on Monday’s season premiere of Terra Nova on FOX! If you missed Monday’s debut, catch the encore of “Genesis” on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 8PM on FOX.


Congratulations to co-heads of comedy development CAPE member Marcus Wiley and Susanna Makkos for the top rated new comedy, New Girl, on FOX! The breakout comedy starring Zoey Deschanel also recently got a full-season pickup after two highly rated airings.  New Girl airs weekly every Tuesday at 9PM on FOX.



Congratulations to ABC head of comedy development Samie Falvey on the success of Modern Family‘s third season premiere!  Catch the show on ABC every Wednesday at 9PM.


Congratulations to executive producer and CAPE member Quan Phung for the successful launch of NBC’s Whitney! Watch the comedy Thursdays at 9:30PM on NBC.



The ratings aren’t out yet, but don’t forget to watch the second season of Nikita starring CAPE Gala honoree Maggie Q on the CW, which airs every Friday at 8PM!

“LOST AND FOUND Life as I (K)NEW it” by Amy Hill

Don’t miss the weekend premiere of LOST AND FOUND, Life as I (K)NEW it at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo!

“Amy Hill explores how her life has evolved since her daughter became a part of her family. She talks about adoption, single motherhood, multiracial/transracial identity mash-ups and her continuing struggles to figure it all out in a humorous and honest way. Far from her days of flying solo, she has moved into a not so solo world.”

For more information and ticket sales, please visit Families who have adopted may purchase discounted tickets to the Sunday matinee with the discount code “adoption rocks.”


Congrats to Rob Schneider!

Rob Schneider’s untitled family comedy has officially been given a midseason series order by CBS.  Schneider co-wrote the multi-camera show with Lew Morton based on his real-life experiences.  The comedy stars Schneider as a bachelor who recently married into a tight-knit Mexican-American family.

We’re glad to see you back on primetime television, Rob!

SINGAFEST Opening Kickoff Party

The 2011 SINGAFEST Asian Film Festival is kicking off this Thursday, September 29 with their Opening Party at The W Hotel Westwood!

Space is limited, so don’t miss your chance!  For special CAPE discounted festival tickets, click HERE or enter the discount code “CAPE” for almost 40% off regular tickets.

For more information about the films, please visit