Indian Film Festival Los Angeles 2012

CAPE is proud to be the Presenting Organization for the U.S. Premiere of THE TEMPLE (DEOOL) directed by Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni at the 10th Annual Indian Film Festival Los Angeles (IFFLA).

When: Thursday, April 12th
Time: 9PM
Where: Arclight Hollywood
Address: 6360 W Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

For tickets, please visit indianfilmfestival.org.

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) is nonprofit organization devoted to a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing films, supporting emerging filmmakers, recognizing the leadership of entertainment industry performers and business executives, and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora.

Each year the Festival is held at the ArcLight Hollywood and features a rich mix of film programs designed to build and support the growing interest in the Indian entertainment industry.

Walter Kaitz Foundation Hollywood Creative Forum Deadline 3/30

The Walter Kaitz Foundation is proud to present its third annual Hollywood Creative Forum to be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in Los Angeles.

Deadline to register is March 30, 2012.

We strongly encourage CAPE members to submit after the deadline but placement cannot guaranteed.

Experienced non-fiction and reality television show runners, producers, directors and writers of color are strongly encouraged to register at walterkaitz.org/HollywoodCreativeForum/ApplicantRegistration.

Cable networks and production companies interested in participating in the one-on-one meet and greet sessions from 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., may register at walterkaitz.org/HollywoodCreativeForum/CompanyRegistration.

The Forum is a complimentary, invitation-only event targeted at diverse show runners, producers, directors and writers all of which endeavors to promote diversity behind the cameras. The program incorporates a full day of sessions and “meet and greets” with cable network and production company executives and focuses on programming and creative content in the non-fiction and reality genres.

Specifically, the Forum consists of:

  • Breakfast and opening session with a keynote speaker;
  • Highly charged “Meet and Greet” structured introductions with cable network and production company executives;
  • Professional skills-enhancement luncheon which provides further opportunities for networking.

Participants are selected and invited from exclusive diversity programs, including the NAMIC Writers’ Workshop in addition to current participants in elite network diversity programs. The event is open to show runners, producers, directors and writers in non-fiction and reality programming genres.

Production companies and cable network programming executives representing NBCUniversal, BET Networks, Time Warner Inc., Discovery Communications, LLC, Motorola, TBS and TNT, Disney ABC Television Group, A+E Networks, and Scripps Networks Interactive enjoy structured introductions with professionals of color in the non-fiction and reality genre.

Past Forums have featured speakers including: Emmy-winning writer-producer, Ali Leroi; WGA Showrunner Training Program director, Carole Kirschner; Rainmaker CEO, Marvin Acuna; LAWebFest founder, Michael Ajakwe; Cooking Channel general manager, Michael Smith; Hooray founder & chief strategy officer; Ryan Stoner; Omelet branding agency co-founder, Steven Amato; Google New Business Development executive, Sunil Dahluvoy; and WGA New Media Project Manager, Tamara Krinsky.

The Hollywood Creative Forum was created by The Walter Kaitz Foundation as an enhancement to meet its continued mission to advocate and promote diversity in the cable telecommunications industry. The program provides unique opportunities for vetted professionals of color who have worked in media to gain face-to-face access with cable programming executives in order to advance their careers.

Actress Yunjin Kim Lands Lead in ABC’s MISTRESSES

Actress Yunjin Kim lands the lead role in ABC’s MISTRESSES alongside Rochelle Aytes and Jes Macallan.

MISTRESSES, written by KJ Steinberg, is set to launch in summer 2013. The upcoming drama is centered around four women with romantic lives full of self-discovery, secrecy, and betrayal.

Kim’s previous credits include playing Sun Kwon on LOST.

Tsuyoshi Ihara Wins Best Actor Award

Japanese actor Tsuyoshi Ihara recently won Best Actor for his work in DIRTY HEARTS at the Punta del Este International Film Festival.

DIRTY HEARTS, directed by Vicente Amorim, is based on the best-selling book by Fernando Morais about the Japanese community in Brazil right after World War II.

Ihara is most known for his role in Clint Eastwood’s LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA.

iCare, iShare Charity Event

CAPE members are invited to a Food Truck & Music Festival presented by “iCare, iShare.”

When: Saturday, March 24, 2012
Time: 11AM to 7PM
Where: Carson Christian Church
Address: 18101 Avalon Blvd, Carson, CA 90746

For more information, please visit bakitwhy.com/events/FoodNMusicFest.

The event will include several special performances hosted by Jannelle So and Gelo Francisco and food trucks throughout the day.

This is a free event. Donations are welcomed and proceeds will benefit the rehabilitation efforts of Gawad Kalinga.

Film Independent’s Screenwriting Lab

Take Your Script to the Next Level

Film Independent’s Screenwriting Lab is an intensive five-week program running two to three evenings a week in Los Angeles in August and September. The Lab is designed to help screenwriters improve their craft, develop their voices as writers, and take their current scripts to the next level. During the Lab, Fellows receive feedback on their scripts from the Lab Mentor, outside advisors, and the other writers in the program.

A secondary goal of the program is to help advance the careers of the Lab Fellows by introducing them to film professionals who can advise them on both the craft and business of screenwriting. Lab Fellows have several guest-speaker sessions with established screenwriters to do case study of their films, hear about their career, and discuss the writing process. Additionally, Screenwriting Fellows have one-on-one meetings with established screenwriters, producers, and other industry professionals who act as advisors on the Fellows’ projects.

A maximum of ten projects are selected for the Lab. Writing partners are welcome to apply as teams.

Enter the code “PARTNER” to save $20 on your application fee.

Application deadline is Monday, March 26.

Click here for more information and to apply.

CAPE New Writers Awards Call for Submissions

The 12th Annual CAPE New Writers Awards is officially open for submissions.

Categories include Feature Film, Television Writing, and Hawaii. The Hawaii category is open to writers originally from Hawaii, currently living in Hawaii, or screenplays/teleplays set in Hawaii.

Multiple entries in one or more category are encouraged. Submissions are open to both members and non-CAPE members.

Individual and team entries are accepted.

Three winners will each receive a $4,000 cash prize, the latest Final Draft software, a staged reading of their winning script, and exclusive meetings with entertainment industry agents, producers, and executives.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, May 25, 2012 11:59PM PST.

For over a decade, the CAPE New Writers Awards has been dedicated to discovering and nurturing Asian Pacific Islander voices and talents. This unique program has helped launch the careers of numerous writers. Success stories include Aaron Ho (COUGAR TOWN), Alice Wu (SAVING FACE), Christina Choe (2012 Slamdance winner), Jaffar Mahmood (SHADES OF RAY), Ken Cheng (WILFRED), Leonard Chang (AWAKE), and Thomas Wong (Fox Writer’s Intensive Finalist). This year’s sponsors include NBC Universal, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and the Hawaii International Film Festival.

For more information and submission materials, please visit capeusa.org/CNWA.

PGA Diversity Workshop

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) is proud to announce its producing workshop, “THE POWER OF DIVERSITY.”

This workshop is designed to foster the creative development of diverse voices in Television Comedy, Drama, & Reality; Motion Pictures, Documentaries and Web series.

Up to ten (10) participants will be encouraged to explore, create, and refine stories that reflect our diverse culture. Applicants may be emerging creative voices or those well-established in their careers. Limit one submission per applicant and applicants must apply by mail only.

The program will focus on moving projects forward through seminars and master classes with top professionals in film, television, and new media supported by one-on-one mentoring with Producers Guild members. Topics include: story development, pitching, packaging, financing, marketing, and new media opportunities. Every session will be tailored to our participating producers and their projects.

The submission deadline is April 20, 2012 at 5PM.

For more information and submission materials, please visit pgadiversity.org or click here.

Catalina Film Festival

CAPE members are invited the 2012 Catalina Film Festival, which runs May 4-6, with a special screening of THE AVENGERS with Stan Lee.

An annual celebration of film, the Catalina film festival features more than 75 films, night events, and entertainment on the only West Coast resort island.

For more information, please visit catalinaff.org.

From Charlie Chaplin to Marilyn Monroe, celebrities and filmmakers have flocked to Catalina for inspiration. Clear blue water and coastal breezes provide the perfect backdrop for unparalleled premieres, yacht and mansion parties, industry networking and discovering everything that the island has to offer, just 26 miles off the coast of Los Angeles. Films are screened at multiple venues around the island, including the iconic, art deco, 1,200-seat Avalon Theatre– the world’s first sound theatre. The Catalina Film Festival is a competitive festival with awards in up to 10 categories, including the prestigious Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation “Great Communicator” Award and the ISLA Earth Award; an honor presented by the Festival’s beneficiary, the Catalina Island Conservancy.

Win CAPE Celebrity Poker & YTF Tickets

CAPE is giving away exclusive FREE tickets.

Four lucky winners will receive a pair of VIP YTF Concert Tour passes with backstage access to any one of the six concerts.

YTF consists of YouTube sensations Ryan Higa and Kevin Wu, dance stars Dominic Sandoval and Victor King, and singers/musicians Chester See, JR Aquino, and Andrew Garcia.

And one Grand Prize winner will win:

That’s a $500 value completely for free.

To win, simply follow these steps:

  1. Follow @CAPEUSA and @ytfglobal on Twitter
  2. Tweet “I want to win VIP passes from @CAPEUSA @ytfglobal! http://bit.ly/AwDy70 #ticketgiveaway #ytfconcerttour”
  3. Tag 3 friends in your tweet

All entries automatically qualify for the Grand Prize. Multiple entries are encouraged to increase your chances. This giveaway is open to everyone, including non-CAPE members and non-US residents. No purchase necessary.

Two winners will be announced on March 5. And two more winners will be announced on March 19. All winners are still eligible to win the Grand Prize, which will be announced when CAPE reaches 5,000 Twitter followers.

Please note: All costs associated with travel and lodging to the YTF shows and CAPE Celebrity Poker Tournament are the responsibility of the winner.