CAPE Casting Workshop with Lindsay Jameyson

CAPE was proud to showcase some of our emerging talent at the CAPE Casting Workshop with Lindsay Jameyson, held on Tuesday, July 24 at the Acting Bridge.

We would like to express our sincere thanks to casting associate Lindsay Jameyson for dedicating her time and providing a valuable learning experience for our actors. Also, a special thank you to CAPE member Hymnson Chan and The Acting Bridge for making this workshop possible. For future opportunities and educational programs, please visit our official calendar at capeusa.org/calendar.

CAPE Advisor Janet Yang Receives Asian American Media Award

CAPE Advisor Janet Yang was recently honored with the Asian American Media Award at the 2012 Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) presented by Asian CineVision (ACV).

Janet was recognized for her achievements as a film producer and her impact on the Asian American community as a cultural ambassador.

She most recently produced SHANGHAI CALLING, a romantic comedy, written and directed by Daniel Hsia. The film was the opening night presentation for AAIFF 2012 and the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) as well as the Closing Night Film for the Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF).

The Shanghai-based movie stars Daniel Henney as Sam Chao, an up-and-coming Manhattan attorney who is dispatched to Shanghai to open the firm’s new satellite office. Initially Sam refuses to adapt to local customs and alienates everyone he meets, however, he slowly discovers a new way of looking at the world.

The Asian American Media Award (AAMA) recognizes outstanding achievements and contribution by an individual to Asian American media. Past recipients of the award include CAPE Advisor Ang Lee (1993), Joan Chen (1994), Michelle Yeoh (1998), Sammo Hung (1999), and many more. To read the rest of the article, click here.

CAPE Member Bing Chen Promoted At YouTube

Congratulations to CAPE Member Bing Chen on his promotion as the new Global Creator Development & Management Lead of YouTube. In this role, Bing will oversee the strategic direction of projects dedicated to creating the next generation of leading channels and creators worldwide.

Bing is an ardent CAPE advocate, through collaborations such as YouTube’s support of the CAPE 20th Anniversary Gala and CAPE’s exclusive admission to the YouTube Next Cause Summit, part of YouTube’s program for leading nonprofits.

Founded in 2005, YouTube allows millions of people to discover, watch, and share originally-created videos.

CAPE Summer Mixer – Last Chance to RSVP

The CAPE Summer Mixer sponsored by Verizon is next Wednesday, August 1st.

Join us for a fun night with good food and good company. The CAPE Summer Mixer is a hot spot for forming new relationships or reconnecting with old friends.

This is an event you will not want to miss so RSVP ONLINE TODAY!

Who: Everyone
Where: Pink Taco Century City
Address: 10250 Santa Monica Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90067
When: Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Tickets: FREE for CAPE members and $10 for non-CAPE members

If you are not currently a CAPE member, please join or renew online by visiting capeusa.org/membership.

LA Shorts Fest – Call For Entries

The 16th Los Angeles International Short Film Festival (LA Shorts Fest) is accepting film submissions until FRIDAY, JULY 27. 

The LA Shorts Fest is accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. It is the only film festival with SIX award categories recognized by the Academy. In the past, 41 films have received Oscar nominations with 12 winning the coveted statue.

The Festival annually attracts more than 7,000 moviegoers, filmmakers and entertainment professionals. Submit online at LAshortsFest.com.

CAPE Congratulates 2012 Emmy Nominees

Announced July 19, the Emmy Awards celebrate the top talents in television today, including some of CAPE’s own members.

Here’s a partial list of nominees (in no particular order):

Margaret Cho: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for 30 ROCK

Archie Panjabi: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for THE GOOD WIFE

Vince Cheung: Outstanding Children’s Program for WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE

Lisa Hsia: Outstanding Special Class, Short-format Nonfiction Program for TOP CHEF: LAST CHANCE KITCHEN

Michael Goi: Outstanding Cinematography For a Single-Camera Series for GLEE

Akira Yoshimura: Outstanding Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction Programming for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

Emily Hsuan: Outstanding Picture Editing for a Reality Program for PROJECT RUNWAY

Masayoshi Matsuda: Outstanding Picture Editing for a Reality Program for PROJECT RUNWAY

Hiroshi Yada: Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Miniseries, Movie, Or A Special for AMERICAN HORROR STORY

Nathan Matsuda: Outstanding Special Visual Effects for ONCE UPON A TIME

Fred Shimizu: Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series for LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN

Easter Xua: Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Miniseries, Movie, Or A Special for the 54th ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS and the 84th ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS; Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series for DANCING WITH THE STARS

The 64th Primetime Emmys Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air live on Sunday, September 23, 2012 on ABC at 7pm EST.

For the full list of nominees, please visit the official website at emmys.com/nominations.

CAPE ED Jennifer Sanderson Joins Board

Congratulations to CAPE Executive Director Jennifer Sanderson on becoming a board member (ex-officio).

Jennifer was recognized for her leadership and dedication to advancing diversity. As Executive Director, Jennifer has partnered with every major studio and network to create programming and networking opportunities to develop executives, actors, writers, directors, and producers for key leadership roles in entertainment.

CAPE Summer Mixer – RSVP Today!

The CAPE Summer Mixer sponsored by Verizon is only 2 weeks away!

Spaces are filling up quickly. RSVP TODAY to reserve your spot for one of our hottest events this summer.

Take advantage of this opportunity to network with professionals from all areas of entertainment.

Who: Everyone
Where: Pink Taco Century City
Address: 10250 Santa Monica Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90067
When: Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Tickets: FREE for CAPE members (with RSVP online) and $10 for non-CAPE members (purchase tickets here)

If you are not currently a CAPE member, please join or renew online by visiting capeusa.org/membership.

CAPE Bids Farewell to Executive Assistant Ivy Lee

After a stellar year, CAPE bids farewell to Executive Assistant Ivy Lee. Ivy began her entertainment career in 2010 as a CAPE intern then was hired as CAPE’s first Executive Assistant.

CAPE would like to express our sincere appreciation to Ivy for her dedication and commitment to our mission. We’re proud to have played a role in her tremendous growth and development over the years. We are sad she is leaving her position and wishes Ivy the best of luck in her future endeavors.

Invest In Asian America


Asian Americans may be the next best investment. The video produced by Niwa PR, an Asian American PR & Marketing agency, calls into attention the  significant economic contributions made by Asian Americans to the global economy in the United States and in Asia. It also points to the use of new technology in economic exchange as a way that Asian Americans can play a key role in the development of global organizations and cross-border relations.

As CAPE members and members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, we have the opportunity to invest back in ourselves and encourage multinational companies to invest in the development of Asian Americans, especially in entertainment and media.