“Chicago PD” Casts Archie Kao as Series Regular

Archie Kao

NBC’s midseason series “Chicago PD” has cast Archie Kao to play Jin, who’s in charge of tech and surveillance at the CPD Intelligence Unit in the “Chicago Fire” spinoff.

Kao, best known for his role as lab technician Archie Johnson on CSI from 2001-2012, most recently wrapped the Michael Mann-directed CYBER and stars in the upcoming LOVE SPEAKS and THE DEATHDAY PARTY, a genre film for theatrical release through China Film Group.

LINSANITY Opens in Los Angeles on October 4

LINSANITYLINSANITY which premiered at Sundance, will launch in select cities this fall across the country. The film follows Harvard star Jeremy Lin as he enters the National Basketball Association, comes off the bench, and makes history.

LINSANITY opens in theaters in Los Angeles on October 4. Check out the film’s website for more info.

Lin Pictures Sells a Mystery Family Dramedy to Bravo


CAPE Board Member Dan Lin and writer Jill Gordon sell a mystery family dramedy to Bravo. Gordon‘s story centers on an eccentric New England family that decides to take justice into its own hands when its matriarch is murdered. When the murderer is freed on a technicality, they decide to hunt down the killer together, as a family. Gordon is executive producing with Lin Pictures’ Jennifer Gwartz and Lin.

Ken Jeong To Star In & Produce Medical Comedy Project For NBC


Before he starred in “Community” and HANGOVER comedic genius Ken Jeong was, and still is, a licensed physician. NBC has ordered the multi-camera sitcom “Dr. Ken” based on his life before the he went into comedy.

Feature comedy writer Jared Stern (THE INTERNSHIP) is writing the project, from “Community” producer Sony Pictures TV and John Davis and John Fox’s studio-based Davis Entertainment. Stern, Davis and Fox executive produce, with Jeong co-executive producing.

Jeong has an M.D. degree at the University of North Carolina and completed an internal medicine residency at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. He is a licensed physician in the state of California.

CAPE Congratulates Salil Mehta as the New President of Content Management

NBCUniversal Executives


Congratulations to Salil Mehta as the New President of Content Management at Twentieth Century Fox.

Mehta, the former COO at NBCUniversal, will be overseeing digital media and global TV distribution, coordinate content distribution across all platforms, and oversee planning and business development.

He will be reporting to Twentieth Century Fox Film CEO Jim Gianopulos.

CAPE Hollywood Hotlist – September 27, 2013



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Congratulations to CAPE Member Napoleon Tavale. He has been cast in the American remake of “Boys Over Flowers” as Chase Carlton.






CAPE Member Dennis Luu has made it to the next round in the Disney | ABC Writing Program. Congratulations and good luck!





Studio Technician Job Opening at LA18




CAAMFest 2014 Call for Entries
Normal Deadline: Sept 16, 2013
Late Deadline: Sept 30, 2013
Extended: Oct 7, 2013




CAPE New Writers 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 Board Member Dan Lin to Produce NINJAGO

dan_linCAPE Board Member Dan Lin will produce feature film NINJAGO with Roy Lee, alongside Chris Miller and Phil Lord.

Ninjas, samurais, and senseis fight side-by-side against dragons, armies of snake men, and Lord Gagmadon, an evil warlord banished to an underworld who seeks to return to power in NINJAGO.

This will be Charlie Bean‘s feature directorial debut.

Read Dan Lin‘s CAPE Bio.

Good Luck to the CAPE Board Members at the Emmys

CAPE congratulates Board Members Wenda Fong, Carrie Ann Inaba, Leo Chu, and Steve Tao on their Emmy nominated shows. Good luck this weekend at the Emmys!

“American Idol” (FOX)

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”

“So You Think You Can Dance” (FOX)
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)



“Supah Ninjas” (Nickelodeon)
Stunt Coordination For A Comedy Series Or A Variety Program: ”Supah Ninjas” (Nickelodeon)




“Revolution” (NBC)
Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role; Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Miniseries Or Movie

Ian Anthony Dale Cast in Steven Bochco’s “Murder in the First”

Ian-Anthony-DaleTNT has ordered 10 episodes of Steven Bochco‘s “Murder in the First”. Congratulations to Ian Anthony Dale who will be joining Taye DiggsKathleen RobertsonTom FeltonMimi Kirkland, Raphael SbargeBess Rous, and Steven Weber in the drama set in San Francisco.

Co-created by Bochco and Eric Lodal, the story centers on two homicide detectives played by Diggs and Robertson and their murder investigations. Sbarge plays a fellow cop and they are supervised by their lieutenant, played by Dale.

“Murder in the First” is slated to premiere in summer 2014.