Congrats to Andrea Wong!

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Congratulations to Andrea Wong on joining Sony Pictures Entertainment with not only one but two roles!

Wong has been named President of International Production for Sony Pictures Television as well as International President for Sony Pictures Entertainment. Under her second title, Wong will report to Sony Pictures Entertainment Chairman and CEO Michael Lynton, who commented that “Andrea is a truly unique talent who… will be an important ambassador for Sony Pictures in the international marketplace.”

Prior to Sony, Wong was president and CEO of Lifetime Entertainment Services, where she oversaw Lifetime Television, Lifetime Movie Network, Lifetime Real Women, and Lifetime Digital.

Congrats to Wenda Fong!

Congratulations to CAPE Co-Chairperson Wenda Fong on being the busiest person in Hollywood with this week’s premiere of The X-Factor and the recent announcement of Chef Gordon Ramsay’s newest reality show on FOX!

Wenda is the Vice President of Alternate Entertainment for the FOX Broadcasting Company and presently oversees other hit TV shows such as American IdolSo You Think You Can Dance and Hell’s Kitchen.

The X-Factor premiered on FOX this past Wednesday, September 21 with healthy ratings despite a competitive time-slot.

Gordon Ramsay’s latest reality show is targeting hotels with the working title, Hotel Hell.  Ramsay will travel across the country with hospitality experts, while they attempt to fix struggling bed and breakfasts, hotels, and motels.  For more details about Hotel Hell, check out the article on Entertainment Weekly.

New CAPE website launched

The new CAPE logo was recently leaked and now the new CAPE website has officially been revealed!

Check out the latest news, the benefits of being a CAPE member or upcoming CAPE events. Read about our amazing Board of Advisors, Board of Directors and CAPE Staff. Get involved by volunteering or auditioning for the latest casting call.  And make sure you and your friends are subscribed to our weekly newsletter for the latest updates!

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Congrats to Janice Min!

Congratulations to The Hollywood Reporter‘s editorial director Janice Min for being recently named one of 2011 Game Changers in the Media by The Huffington Post!

Min is credited with transforming the Hollywood Reporter from a daily trade into a dynamic must read weekly. Her success is also reflected in the multiplatform reinvention of THR with website traffic increasing by 4.4 million in August (according to ComScore), which receives more traffic that any other industry competitor combined.

Keep up the great work Janice!

For more, read the article here.

Diversity Week in NYC

CAPE New Yorkers, don’t forget this is the last weekend to RSVP for Discovery Communications’ upcoming celebration of Diversity Week!

Please RSVP to [email protected] by September 26 and include “Diversity Week” in the email subject.

 

Season 2 premiere of Nikita starring Maggie Q

Don’t miss the upcoming Season 2 premiere of Nikita on CW starring Maggie Q this Friday, September 23!

Maggie Q plays a trained assassin, gone rogue, trying to stop a secret U.S. agency from recruiting and training troubled teenagers as hitmen.

Click here for a sneak peak.

Congrats to Quan Phung!

Congratulations to CAPE Member and Executive Producer Quan Phung on the new NBC comedy, Whitney!

The show stars Whitney Cummings, as a quirky, opinionated woman and the antics of her three-year relationship with boyfriend Alex Green, played by Chris D’Elia.

Whitney premieres tonight at 9:30 PM/ 8:30 PM Central on NBC.  For more about the show, check out their website at http://www.nbc.com/whitney/.

Justin Lin producing Ping Pong Comedy on NBC

Congratulations to Justin Lin for his latest TV project, Pong! Lin will executive produce the NBC comedy based on the book Everything You Know Is Pong written by Roger Bennett and Eli Horowitz.

The single-camera comedy revolves around a table tennis star living in the past who tries to survive in the real world.

Click here for more details.

Congrats to Amy Hill!

 

Congratulations to Amy Hill on her latest role as the Human Resource Manager in the new HBO television show, ENLIGHTENED!

ENLIGHTENED is written by Mike White and stars Laura Dern as Amy, a self-destructive health and beauty executive who has a very public workplace meltdown.

For more information and the show trailer, please visit the HBO website.

 

Special Screening: Jackie Brown

To celebrate the October 4th Blu-ray release of Jackie Brown (including new features and extras), Film Independent will be screening the legendary third film by director Quentin Tarantino. His adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s crime novel “Rum Punch” centers on a genre-shattering recasting of the lead character with ’70s black film icon Pam Grier. Jackie Brown is both breathy and ballistic, with a cast that includes Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Bridget Fonda, Chris Tucker, and Robert Forster (in his Oscar® nominated performance).

The film¹s iconic star and black action film heroine Pam Grier and Robert Forster will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening.

Co-presented by the New York Times Film Club

WHEN: Monday, September 19, 7:30 pm
WHERE: Bing Theatre at LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
PRICE: Free to you and one guest.
RESERVATIONS: RSVPs required, but do not guarantee admission. First come, first served. Unclaimed tickets will be released at 7:15pm.
Please RSVP on their website at http://my.filmindependent.org/JackieBrownNM.