CAPE Casting Workshop at ABC – Congrats CAPE Members on a Terrific Workshop!

Thank you to Keli Lee and her wonderful casting team at ABC for another terrific Casting Workshop! CAPE Casting Participants were automatically given a pre-read for the ABC Showcase.

Here are some helpful tips that came out of the workshop:

  1. It’s ok to ask for a minute after receiving critique to prep for the next read.
  2. Send in postcards to the casting directors. It’s a quick and easy way for them to remember you and they have your information on hand.
  3. Always remember to keep up the energy, regardless of the genre (comedy v. drama).
  4. Always keep the integrity of your resume-If you haven’t done it or don’t have that special skill, don’t list it!
  5. Better to mime than use your own props during an audition.
  6. Remember to always read the character breakdown.
  7. No matter what you use to display your talent, make sure it’s the best work you have before sending it out (eg. Youtube clips, iPhone videos, etc). Every impression can be a first impression.
Thank you CAPE Members Kat Ahn, Brian Chin, Charles Rahi Chun, Jeff Gadigan, Drea Garcia, Mina Joo, Danni Lang, Brian Metran, Sohee Park, Tyler Ham Pong, Joy Regullano, and Emily Ming-An Wang. And good luck to you all at the pre-read audition for the ABC Showcase!

Congrats to CAPE Friend Samie Falvey

Samie FalveyCongrats to longtime CAPE friend Samie Falvey.

Samie is the new Executive Vice President, Comedy & International Scripted Development at ABC Entertainment Group.

CAPE Pilot Watch

Jason MomoaJason Momoa (Game of Thrones) will star in Sundance’s RED ROAD, about a sheriff who tries to hold his family together as his small home town comes into conflict with a neighboring community in the Ramapo Mountains.

Hiroyuki Sanada



Hiroyuki Sanada is set to star in Syfy’s HELIX, about a team of scientists who investigate a disease outbreak and try to protect the world from utter destruction.

Naveen Andrews


Naveen Andrews will play the villainous Jafar on ABC’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND.

CAPE Hollywood Hotlist – July 26, 2013

Kollaboration-LogoKollaboration Los Angeles 2013 Show at the Ford Amphitheater.




CAPE is Proud to Support the Exclusive Screening of Lil Tokyo Reporter on August 29, 2013 at the LA Center Studios.




LateNightLogo_crescent_FINAL First Annual NBCUniversal’s Late Night Writers Workshop! Submission Deadline: Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 3pm PST.



CFE2014_square-320x320CAAMFest 2014 Call for Entries

  • Early Deadline: Aug 26, 2013
  • Normal Deadline: Sept 16, 2013
  • Late Deadline: Sept 30, 2013
  • Extended: Oct 7, 2013


Call for Entries 
| Toronto International Short Film Festival
Deadline: August 13, 2013

Call for entries for the LA Shorts Fest deadline: July 3, 2013, final deadline: July 31, 2013.


fd8-boxshotCAPE New Writer’s Awards and Final Draft, Inc. have teamed up to offer you an incredible deal on the number one selling screenwriting software in the world-enter discount code CAPENWA2013 upon checkout.


CAPE Congratulates Board Members on Their Emmy Nominated Shows – Wenda Fong, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Leo Chu


Reality Competition

Reality Competition Host:  Ryan Seacrest (“AMERICAN IDOL”)
Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series: “AMERICAN IDOL” for “Finale” (FOX)
Outstanding Sound Mixing: “AMERICAN IDOL”
Production Design: “MASTERCHEF”

Reaity Competition

Reality Competition Host: Cat Deeley
Choreography: Sonya Tayeh for Routines: Possibly Maybe / Turning Page / Sail (“SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE”) Mandy Jo Moore for Routines: The Power Of Love / Wild Horses (“SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE”) Napoleon Dumo, Tabitha Dumo for Routines: Call Of The Wild (Circle Of Life) / Love Cats / Beautiful People (“SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE”) Travis Wall for Routines: Where The Light Gets In / Without You / Unchained Melody (“SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE”)
Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series: “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” for Season 9 Finale (FOX)

Carrie-Ann_Inaba“Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)
Reality Competition

Choreography: Derek Hough, Allison Holker for Routines: Heart Cry/Stars (“DANCING WITH THE STARS”)
Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special: “DANCING WITH THE STARS” for “Episode 1608” (ABC)
Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series: “DANCING WITH THE STARS” for Episode 1605 (ABC)
Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Speical (Non-Prosthetic):  “DANCING WITH THE STARS” for Episode 1603 (ABC)
Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series: “DANCING WITH THE STARS” for Episode 1610A (ABC)

Leo_Chu“SUPAH NINJAS” (Nickelodeon)
Stunt Coordination For A Comedy Series Or A Variety Program: “SUPAH NINJAS” (Nickelodeon)

Armed with a Camera (AWC) Fellowship for Emerging Media Artists – August 2 Submission Deadline

In its twelfth season, the successful Armed With a Camera (AWC) Fellowship for Emerging Media Artists nurtures the next generation of Asian Pacific American media artists to capture their world, surroundings and outlook on life.

Visual Communications works with the Fellows for seven months and provides special training, mentoring and networking opportunities, access to facilities and equipment, plus a cash and rental stipend to create four to five-minute digital shorts that premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and other venues nationwide.

First Annual NBCUniversal’s Late Night Writers Workshop – Call for Submissions!

LateNightLogo_crescent_FINALFirst Annual NBCUniversal’s Late Night Writers Workshop! The submission period opened Monday, July 15 and will close on Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 3pm PST.

The two-day New York-based program will identify talented sketch comedy writers and much like Writers on the Verge, give them the opportunity to hone their craft while learning from those already on/have been on Late Night staffs. Details are on the website. The application link is now live on the website.

CAAMFest 2014 Call For Entries



The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is pleased to announce that programmers are now accepting submissions for the 32nd annual CAAMFest (formerly the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, or SFIAAFF), March 13-23, 2014.