Congrats to Jodi Long, Steve Byrne, and Vivian Bang!

Steve Byrne (left), Vivian Bang (top right), and Jodi Long (bottom right)

Congratulations to Jodi Long, Steve Byrne, and Vivian Bang!

All three are casted in an upcoming Vince Vaughn-produced TV comedy, SULLIVAN AND SON. The show centers on Pittsburgh-native Steve Sullivan (Byrne), who surprises his Irish-American father and Korean-American mother when he decides to leave his job as a successful corporate attorney in New York and return to the neighborhood to take over his family-owned bar, Sullivan and Son. Bang is cast opposite Byrne as his younger sister and Long is cast as Byrne’s mother.

This will be the first time for both Vivian Bang and Steve Byrne to have main cast roles on a television series. Vivian Bang has previously made appearances on television shows, such as HOUSE, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, and SEX IN THE CITY. Byrne has appeared in hit comedies like THE DILEMNA, COUPLES RETREAT, and FOUR CHRISTMASES. As for veteran actor Jodi Long, she has already had regular roles on several television series such as CAFE AMERICAIN, ALL AMERICAN GIRL and MISS MATCH.

SULLIVAN AND SON will air on TBS.

Top 10 reasons to attend the CAPE 20th Anniversary Gala

1. Celebrate 20 years of CAPE. Join your CAPE family and friends for a night to remember!  Here is your chance to toast with us, as we advance into the next twenty years.

2. Phenomenal Honorees. This year’s CAPE Gala honorees includes some of entertainment’s best with HAWAII FIVE-0, Maggie Q, Leo Chu and Eric S. Garcia, Ryan Higa, and Jusak Yang Bernhard.

3. Exclusive Performances. Watch live performances by The LXD, the world’s first online dance adventure created by director Jon M. Chu (G.I. JOE 2), and YTF, the historic convergence of the most popular celebrity entertainers from YouTube which includes crew members Ryan Higa, Kevin Wu, Chester See, Victor Kim, Dominic “D-trix” Sandoval, JR Aquino, and Andrew Garcia.

4. Heavenly Dinner. Enjoy award winning Euro-Vietnamese fusion cuisine from Crustacean Restaurant by the famed An Family. This lavish, multi-course meal will surely indulge your taste buds.

5. Luxury Silent Auction Items. Bid on items ranging from a relaxing, 5-star hotel stay at The London, a premium VIP Nickelodeon Gift basket with studio tour, an intimate dinner for 4 with wine pairing at Bouchon, to a pampering beauty gift package from Rodan & Field Dermatologists, and many more!

6. Relive Retro-Travel.  Experience Union Station as you’ve never before with all roads leading to “Destination: CAPE,” whether it is by plane, train, bus, rail, shuttle, or car!

7. Network. Engage with industry professionals from every major studio in Hollywood.

8. Free Goodies. Take home an one-of-a-kind gift bag with DVD goodies and other items from trend-setting brands.

9. Spend less, for more. With your purchase of a CAPE Gala Combo ticket, you’ll receive an annual CAPE Membership in addition to all that the CAPE Gala has to offer. And CAPE members get a special 20% discount on top of an already impressive deal.

10. Celebrity Stars. Mingle with the hottest celebrities in the City of Angels, which includes hosts Alec Mapa and Jamie Chung.  To hear about the latest details and get instant celebrity updates, follow CAPE via Twitter @CAPEusa or fb.com/CAPEusa.

So what are you waiting for? Book your CAPE Gala ticket now!

CAPE 20th Anniversary Gala
Saturday, November 12th, 2011
Union Station, Los Angeles
CLICK HERE to register today.

Kollaboration 11 Featuring G.NA

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The 11th Annual Kollaboration returns to Los Angeles November 5th at the Nokia Theatre featuring a live performance from Korean superstar G.NA!

Guest judges include CAPE 20th Anniversary Gala Honoree and YouTube Star Ryan Higa, actress Kelly Hu, musician David Choi, and top selling Japanese singer-songwriter Jin Akanishi.

For more information about the competitors and special performances, please visit the official Kollaboration website.  To purchase Kollaboration 11 tickets, click here.

CAPE Discount to 2011 U.S.-China Film Summit

All CAPE members are eligible for a special discounted rate of $75 to the 2011 U.S.-China Film Summit!

The 2011 U.S.-China Film Summit will be hosted by the Asia Society’s Southern California’s Entertainment & Media/Asia Initiative (EMAsia) on Tuesday, November 1st at the Landmark Theatres in Westwood, Los Angeles.

Registration is available online and please note that the registration deadline is Monday, October 31st.

The two-part panel discussion is sponsored by East West Bank and Loeb & Loeb and will cover topics such as financing, co-production, marketing and distribution. Panelists will include notable individuals such as Steve Saltzman (Partner of Loeb & Loeb), Ryan Kavanaugh (CEO of Relativity Media), Dan Mintz (CEO of DMG), Ivy Zhong (General Manager of Galloping Horse), Bennett Pozil (Senior Managing Director-Capital Markets of East West Bank), Tom DeSanto (producer of TRANSFORMERS and X-MEN), David Linde (former chairman of Universal Pictures; producer of CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON), and Dayyan Eng (Director of INSEPARABLE starring Kevin Spacey and Daniel Wu).

Congrats to Steven Maeda!

Congratulations to Steven Maeda on being added by Sony Pictures TV as an additional showrunner for its freshman series, PAN AM!

In anticipation of a back order from ABC, Maeda will join executive producers John Orman and Tommy Schlamme. Maeda has previously served as executive producer and showrunner for MIAMI MEDICAL on CBS and LIE TO ME on FOX.

To read more, please click HERE.

Destination: CAPE

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ALL ABOARD for the CAPE 20th Anniversary Gala!

We’re celebrating 20 years of diversity in entertainment and media!  Don’t miss the train for the API Gala of the Year “Destination: CAPE!”

For a glimpse of the highly anticipated celebration of the season, check out our trailer.

Purchase your tickets online today before we sell out and stay tuned for the latest celebrity updates and event details via Twitter @CAPEusa or fb.com/CAPEusa.

 

NBC Universal Internship Preview Night

NBC Universal’s Campus 2 Career team is partnering with [email protected] (Asian Pacific Americans) to host a Preview Night for students interested in gaining real life experience in the entertainment industry.

The Preview Night will give CAPE students an excellent opportunity to learn from a leading entertainment company and potentially intern with them for the Spring 2012 semester.

Candidacy is open to all students over the age of 18, located on either the West or East Coast.

All interested candidates should send their resumes to [email protected] by Friday, October 28th.

Congrats to Laarni Dacanay!

Congratulations to Laarni Dacanay and the PRSA Orange County Chapter for receiving the Public Relations Society of American (PRSA) 2011 Chapter Diversity Award!

Laarni and the PRSA Orange County Chapter was honored for their initiatives to increase diversity by providing training, development opportunities, and encouraging diverse members to consider leadership roles. Out of more than 100 chapter across the country, the PRSA bestows this honor only to 2-3 chapters each year.

This is Dacanay’s fifth consecutive time winning the PRSA Chapter Diversity Award. She currently serves as the Diversity Communications Specialist for NBC Universal Corporate.

To read the official PRSA release, please click here.

Congrats to Wong Fu, Randall Park, and Ellen Wong!

Congratulations to Wong Fu Productions on their new web series titled HOME IS WHERE THE HANS ARE featuring Randall Park and Ellen Wong!

Wong Fu Productions’ latest web series will be a joint production with FremantleMedia, a company best known for their reality programs such as AMERICAN IDOL on FOX.

HOME IS WHERE THE HANS ARE is a family comedy that centers around a young man, Derrick, who returns home to find out that his mother has remarried to a Chinese man.  The Chinese father will be played by CAPE Member and 2010 CAPE New Writers Awards TV Winner Randall Park with Ellen Wong (SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD) playing his daughter.  Park has plenty of experience playing the father figure, as he also stars as the father of Mike Fukunaga on Nickelodeon’s SUPAH NINJAS created by CAPE Board Member Leo Chu and Eric S. Garcia.

For more details about the web series, please visit Wong Fu Productions’ official blog.

Congrats to CAPE Board Member Dan Lin!

Congratulations to CAPE Board Member Dan Lin on selling his latest project with EASY A which writer Bert V Royal has titled DARE to The CW!

DARE follows six young adults who are forced to play a dangerous and deadly game of Truth or Dare. The action thriller will be executive produced by Dan Lin, Bert V Royal and Jennifer Gwartz.