The 2012 Los Angeles Film Fest Is Here

Now in its 18th year, the Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by Film Independent, showcases the best of American and international cinema.

The 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival returns to L.A. LIVE June 14-24, 2012 with red carpet premieres, conversations, live music, free outdoor screenings and films from around the world.  The Festival connects the movie-loving public to critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals, and emerging talent in the heart of Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world.

For passes, tickets and full Festival details, please call 1.866.FilmFest or visit LAFilmFest.com.

CAPE is proud to present the Malaysian film Bunohan: Return to Murder, directed by Dain Said and featuring Faizal Hussein, Zahiril Adzim, Pekin Ibrahim, Bront Palarae, Namron, and Wan Hanafisu.

Equal parts Shakespearian drama and martial arts crime thriller, this contemporary Malaysian noir pits brother against brother as they fight for revenge, power and their lives.

After failing to see a Thai death match bout through to the end, Tomoi kickboxer Adil flees to his hometown of Bunohan (which means “murder” in Malay), with hired assassin Ilham, who was also born in Bunohan, following close behind. Meanwhile, Adil’s brother Baker is home tending to their ailing father and plotting to cheat his brother out of his inheritance. With a penchant for stylish visuals, writer/director Dain Said fuses the modern and mythic into a hard-hitting film that is as surprising as it is unforgettable.

Ang Lee’s LIFE OF PI Moving Up

CAPE Advisor and Academy Award winning director Ang Lee’s newest film LIFE OF PI is set to be released this November.

The drama, originally due to open on December 21, has been moved up to November 21 by 20th Century Fox.

LIFE OF PI is based on Yann Martel’s best-seller novel about a zookeeper’s son who finds himself shipwrecked with a Bengal tiger.

To read the full article on The Hollywood Reporter, please click here.

An Evening With Carrie Ann Inaba: RSVP NOW OPEN

CAPE is proud to announce An Evening with Dancer, Choreographer, Producer, Television Host, Judge on DANCING WITH THE STARS, and the newest CAPE Board Member Carrie Ann Inaba. Sponsored by Verizon.

This intimate event will sell out quickly, so please reserve your seat now.

When: Thursday, June 7, 2012
Time: 6:00 – 9:15pm
Where: Japanese American National Museum
Address: 369 East 1st Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tickets: Complimentary for CAPE members (with RSVP here) and $20 for non-CAPE members (purchase tickets here)

As one of the most admired artists who happens to be of Asian American Pacific Islander descent, Carrie Ann will be sharing her path to success from Fly Girls to her role as a prime time television star. The interview will be guided by CAPE Founder and Co-Chairperson Wenda Fong (Vice President, Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company), who is currently the FOX executive in charge of prime time shows THE X FACTOR, AMERICAN IDOL, HELL’s KITCHEN, and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE.

Inaba has also been nominated for this year’s Teen Choice Awards under the Choice TV Female Personality category.

CAPE Casting Workshop Call for Entries

Calling all CAPE Actors – the CAPE Casting Workshop is officially accepting entries.

The CAPE Casting Workshop is an exclusive program that offers CAPE members a chance to audition in front of ABC Casting Executives including Keli Lee (Executive Vice President of Casting, ABC Entertainment Group).

This unique opportunity will give you valuable feedback about your performance and help you make adjustments to book jobs! You’ll also gain exposure to the casting directors behind such hit shows as ABC’s LOST, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, UGLY BETTY, and GREY’S ANATOMY.

This program is designed to improve actors of all levels. All CAPE members are encouraged to apply.

Who:       CAPE Members only
What:      CAPE Casting Workshop
Where:    If selected, the address will be forwarded to you no later than Friday, July 13.
When:     Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm
(NOTE: You must be available during this time to apply.)

Submission deadline: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 5pm PST

Please submit your headshot, acting resume, a short (100 words or less) essay explaining why you should be selected, and a $25 non-refundable registration fee*. Please email your materials to [email protected] with “CAPE Casting Workshop: Your full name” in the subject line.

If you are not a current CAPE Member, please join or renew here: capeusa.org/membership.

Please process your $25 non-refundable registration fee below.
*PLEASE NOTE: If you have already paid the registration fee this year, you do not need to pay again. This is only required for new, first time submissions.

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CAPE Presents An Evening With Carrie Ann Inaba: Save the Date 6/7

CAPE is excited to present an intimate evening with Dancer, Choreographer, Producer, Television Host, Judge on DANCING WITH THE STARS, and the newest CAPE Board Member Carrie Ann Inaba.

The special CAPE event sponsored by Verizon is intended to offer perspective and inspiration to aspiring artists in the Asian American Pacific Islander community.

As one of the most admired artists who happens to be of Asian American Pacific Islander descent, Carrie Ann will be sharing her path to success from Fly Girls to her role as a prime time television star. The interview will be guided by CAPE Founder and Co-Chairperson Wenda Fong (Vice President, Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company), who is currently the FOX executive in charge of prime time shows THE X FACTOR, AMERICAN IDOL, HELL’s KITCHEN, and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE.

When: Thursday, June 7, 2012
Time: 6:00 – 9:15pm
Where: Japanese American National Museum (JANM)
Address: 369 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tickets: Complimentary for CAPE members (with RSVP) and $20 for non-CAPE members

Please stay tuned for more ticket details to be announced shortly.

CAPE People On The Move: Fall 2012-2013 TV Edition

With the recent Fall 2012-2013 television lineup announcements, CAPE has seen significant castings in lead roles, regular cast support roles, and several returning shows on both broadcast network and cable channels.

Congratulations to all and here’s to seeing many more Asian American and Pacific Islander actors than ever before.

ABC returning shows: Sandra Oh (GREY’S ANATOMY), CAPE Board Member Carrie Ann Inaba (Judge, DANCING WITH THE STARS), Cheryl Burke (DANCING WITH THE STARS), Geoffrey Arend (BODY OF PROOF), Rex Lee (SUBURGATORY), Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (MODERN FAMILY), and Liza Lapira (DON’T TRUST THE B—- IN APARTMENT 23)

ABC new shows: Tim Jo (NEIGHBORS) and Dichen Lachman (LAST RESORT)

CBS returning shows: Archie Panjabi (THE GOOD WIFE), Daniel Dae Kim (HAWAII FIVE-0), Grace Park (HAWAII FIVE-0), Masi Oka (HAWAII FIVE-0), Tim Kang (THE MENTALIST), Kunal Nayyar (THE BIG BANG THEORY), and Matthew Moy (2 BROKE GIRLS)

CBS new shows: Lucy Liu (ELEMENTARY) and Parvesh Cheena (FRIEND ME)

NBC returning shows: Aziz Ansari (PARKS AND RECREATION), Reggie Lee (GRIMM), Raza Jaffrey (SMASH), 2010 CAPE New Horizons Honoree Ken Jeong (COMMUNITY), Danny Pudi (COMMUNITY), and Maulik Pancholy (WHITNEY, which is executive produced by CAPE member Quan Phung)

NBC new shows: Bobby Lee (ANIMAL PRACTICE), Suzy Nakamura (GO ON), and Joy Osmanski (NEXT CALLER)

FOX returning shows: Harry Shum Jr. (GLEE), Darren Criss (GLEE), Jenna Ushkowitz (GLEE), Iqbal Theba (GLEE), and Hannah Simone (NEW GIRL)

FOX new shows: Mindy Kaling (THE MINDY PROJECT) and CAPE/ABC Casting Workshop Alum Melissa Tang (THE GOODWIN GAMES)

The CW returning shows: 2011 CAPE New Horizons Honoree Maggie Q (NIKITA) and CAPE member Deborah Craig (HART OF DIXIE)

The CW new shows: Kristin Kreuk (BEAUTY AND THE BEAST), Ellen Wong (THE CARRIE DIARIES), and Quynh Mi (CULT)

AMC returning show: Steven Yuen (THE WALKING DEAD)

Bravo returning show: Padma Lakshmi (TOP CHEF)

Food Network returning show: Mark Dacascos (IRON CHEF AMERICA)

HGTV returning show: Vern Yip (DESIGN STAR)

Lifetime returning show: Margaret Cho (DROP DEAD DIVA)

Nickelodeon returning show: George Takei (SUPAH NINJAS), Ryan Potter (SUPAH NINJAS), and CAPE New Writers Awards 2010 TV Winner Randall Park (SUPAH NINJAS)

Starz returning show: Manu Bennett (SPARTACUS)

TBS new show: Steve Byrne (SULLIVAN AND SONS)

TNT returning show: Mark-Paul Gosselaar (FRANKLIN AND BASH)

USA returning show: Sendhi Ramamurthy (COVERT AFFAIRS)

Jon M. Chu and Hieu Ho Launch DS2SIO

Writer/Director Jon M. Chu (G.I. JOE REALIATION, STEP UP 3D) and producing partner, Hieu Ho, are excited to launch the first dance lifestyle channel on YouTube titled DS2DIO.

DS2DIO (pronounced D-Studio) was inspired by their previous projects in dance including the immensely popular original series THE LXD (Legion of Extraordinary Dancers) and is slated to premiere on June 18th.

To learn more about DS2DIO watch their official trailer at youtube.com/DS2DIO or visit their website at DS2DIO.com.

DS2DIO is designed as a global destination devoted solely to dance lifestyle entertainment and engagement. The channel will debut with a slate of original programming that has been created with unique narratives and characters centering on a passion for dance. In its first quarter, DS2DIO will premiere three new series: REMIXED (executive produced by GLEE’s Harry Shum Jr.), S2DIO CITY, and MASTER CLASS (hosted by Galen Hooks).

John Woo And Terence Chang To Remake “Youth of the Beast”

John Woo
Terence Chang

CAPE Advisors John Woo and Terence Chang are set to remake Siejun Suzuki’s celebrated 1963 film “Youth of the Beast.”

The remake will be produced by Woo and Chang’s Lion Rock Productions along with Japan’s oldest major movie studio Nikkatsu Corporation, which just celebrated its 100th Anniversary.

Set in Tokyo, the English language adaptation of the classic story will be newly titled “Day of the Beast.” It follows a Westerner who becomes entangled in the rivalry between the Japanese mafia and Russian mobsters.

Woo will be directing and bringing the story to an international audience, a task that is both a honor and an opportunity for him to salute Nikkatsu’s 100 years of cinema history. Chang will be producing alongside Naoki Sato, Lori Tilkin, Aki Sugihara and Yoko Asakura.

To read the full story on The Hollywood Reporter, please click here.

CNWA Deadline EXTENSION 6/29

Writers who need more time – you’re in luck!

The CAPE New Writers Awards (CNWA) deadline has officially been extended to Friday, June 29, 2012 11:59PM PST.

The deadline extension gives you a whole extra month, so why not submit a script to all three categories, including our newest category – Hawaii.

Both individual and team submissions are accepted and all entries must be submitted electronically to [email protected]

This contest is open to the general public.

You have a chance to win a $4,000 cash prize, the latest Final Draft professional scriptwriting software, a staged reading of your winning script, exclusive meetings with entertainment industry agents, producers and executives. One winner will be selected from each of the three categories, which are Features, Television, and Hawaii.

For over a decade, the CAPE New Writers Awards has been dedicated to discovering and nurturing Asian Pacific Islander voices and talents. This signature CAPE program has helped launch the careers of numerous writers. Success stories include Aaron Ho (COUGAR TOWN, AUSTIN & ALLY), Alice Wu (SAVING FACE), Christina Choe (2012 Slamdance winner), Jaffar Mahmood (SHADES OF RAY), Ken Cheng (WILFRED), Leonard Chang (AWAKE), Thomas Wong (Fox Writer’s Intensive Finalist), Randall Park (THE ERASISTS), and more!

The 12th Annual CAPE New Writers Awards is sponsored by NBC Universal with support from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Hawaii International Film Festival, the Hawaii Film Office, the Oahu Film Office, and Final Draft.

For submission materials and detailed guidelines, please visit capeusa.org/CNWA.