Thank you for your submission to the 2016 CAPE New Writers Fellowship

Thank you for your submission to the 2016 CAPE New Writers Fellowship.

Please remember to submit your full submission materials no later than January 7, 2016 at 11:59PST.

Submission is not a guarantee of entry.

Finalists will be announced in March 2016 via the CAPE newsletter and website.


Gordon Ho was named Senior Vice President of Marketing at Princess Cruise. He will be in charge of global public relations, marketing and digital activities.

Gordon was recently the chief marketing officer of the 24/7 Card and is the former Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

Gordon is currently serving on the CAPE board of directors. To see his full bio, click here.

To read the full article, click here.


RJ_Official_Poster_Web_TuggCongratulations to CAPE Board Member Sheri Bryant and former CAPE digital finalist, Paul Seetachitt, on their feature film, ROCK JOCKS.

ROCK JOCKS is having a limited theatrical run, which started Tuesday, June 25, 2013.

The film stars Felicia Day (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, SUPERNATURAL), Jason Mewes (JAY AND SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK, MALLRATS), Kevin Wu (YouTube celebrity “KevJumba”), Justin Chon (TWILIGHT, 21 & OVER), Gerry Bednob (THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN, WITLESS PROTECTION), and many others!

The film will be available for digital download on July 7, 2013 on Time Warner Cable and on DVD August 13, 2013. You can check the website for the latest updates.


PKCome help PK celebrate his birthday at the World Famous Laugh Factory!

Who:  You laughing with your friends!
What: Special taping show at the World Famous Laugh Factory. PK’s birthday show. Tickets are usually $20 but FREE on PK’s guest list for CAPE members.
Where: The World Famous Laugh Factory, 8001 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA  90046.
When: Line starts at 7:30pm. Guest list closes at 8:00pm.
How:  Send in your full names (that’s on your ID) + 1 per name (you can send in as many names as you want but its only +1 per name). Send them to “[email protected]” by Thursday, July 11, 2013, 12:00am midnight. But sooner the better! In the subject line put: July 12 Show. You’ll get an auto-reply confirmation email with all the information.

Please note:

  • There’s a two item minimum food or drinks. 18+ for the club and 21+ for alcohol.
  • Valet Parking is available for $7. Parking across the street is also available.
  • Line starts at 7:30pm and guestlist closes at 8pm. Use side streets to get to Sunset and Laurel (Franklin and Fountain).

Come out and celebrate with lots of laughs with PK!

CAPE New Writers Awards Team Up with Final Draft, Inc. – Great New Offer on Incredible Screenwriting Software

CAPE New Writers Awards have teamed up with Final Draft, Inc. to offer you an incredible deal on the number one selling screenwriting software in the world.

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Enter code CAPENWA2013 to receive your $60 savings.
Offer expires 12/20/2013

CAPE Vice Chair Kevin Iwashina Selected as Indiewire Influencer of 2013

Kevin Iwashina

Kevin Iwashina has created an impressive resume of accomplishments since his departure at CAA in 2007 as a film sales agent (JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI, EMANUEL AND THE TRUTH ABOUT FISHES, LITTLE BIRDS), producer, as well as establishing his agency, Preferred Content, with his partner Ross Dinerstein as a well respected distribution company for indie films. PC is made up of five companies – City Room Creative for editing and production services; Preferred Film and TV, a partnership with John Schmidt’s Content Media Corp.; digital media investment fund Preferred Ventures; and Killer Digital, a partnership with Killer Films to create content for digital platforms.

However, no matter how far Kevin has come, he always remembers that all relationships are important – past, present, and future. He strives to create relationships as well as connect and help others. He draws inspiration from the fable THE FIVE DYSFUNCTIONS OF A TEAM and is known to host pre-Sundance parties to connect people.

Although his work is very important to him, Kevin is inspired by creative entrepreneurs Glen Basner, Nick Meyer, Nicolas Chartier, and Nathan Kahane, who have been able to expand and innovate within the industry.

To read the full article by Indiewire, click here.

Kevin Iwashina is currently CAPE Vice Chair and has served on the CAPE Board for over five years. To see his full bio, click here.

CAPE TV Pitch Lab With CBS – SOLD OUT!

cape_pitchlab3The CAPE TV Pitch Lab with CBS is next Monday, June 17 and Tuesday, June 18 and the event is SOLD OUT!


  • Moderator: Steve Tao, TV Development, Bad Robot
  • Moderator: Eric Kim, VP of Current Programs, CBS Television Studios
  • Christina Davis, EVP of Drama Series Development, CBS Television Studios
  • Frank Jung, TV Agent and Co-Head of Digital Packaging, Creative Artist Agency
  • Jeniffer Kim, Director of Comedy Development, TBS
  • Beth Miyares, VP of Drama Development, CBS Television Studios

*panelists subjected to change

Evening 1: Monday, June 17th
Evening 2: Tuesday, June 18th**
*No writing sample is required to attend Evening 1, deadline for submitting writing samples has already passed and no additional samples will be accepted.
**Second session limited to finalists only

Arrivals and Reception: 5:30pm-7pm
Panel Discussion: 7pm-9pm (please arrive on time)

CBS Radford Studios, Attendees must present photo ID to enter the lot. Address and room number will be included in the RSVP confirmation email from CAPE staff.

Available on the CBS Radford lot.
RSVPPlease follow instructions exactly as stated.

  • FREE for CAPE members with RSVP
  • $40 for non-members with RSVP
  • Please use your name EXACTLY as it appears on your photo ID when you RSVP
  • Submission for writing sample is now closed and no additional samples will be accepted

CAPE is once again partnering with CBS Television Studios for our annual TV Pitch Lab. This signature program is an incredible opportunity for those who want to bring their TV script ideas to life. The CAPE TV Pitch Lab will be a two-night workshop led by CAPE Board Members Steve Tao and Eric Kim.

On Evening 1, Steve, Eric and a panel of experts will give participants valuable insights on how to pitch their stories in a succinct and entertaining way followed by a Q&A portion.

On Evening 2, the top 10 finalists will get the exclusive opportunity to pitch in front of Steve, Eric and top industry professionals. Finalists will be provided invaluable feedback on their pitching style.

Please use your name EXACTLY as it appears on your photo ID when you RSVP