Are you struggling to move past middle management?
Want to produce tent-pole movies but not sure where to start?
Is your dream to work at a studio in comedy development?
Then you must attend this exclusive panel and learn from top professionals

EVENT PURPOSE: To share career stories of successful Asian-American executives in media and entertainment and discuss their success criteria and how to develop one’s career as member of this community within the industry.
Albert Cheng, EVP & Chief Product Officer, Digital Media, Disney ABC TV Group

Dan Lin, CEO of Lin Pictures, Film producer
Kevin Iwashina, Managing Partner of Preferred Content
Samie Falvey, EVP Comedy Development and International Scripted Development, ABC
Entertainment Group
Caroline Sheu, Vice-President/General Manager, Marketing, Disney Interactive

This event is complimentary to all current CAPE Members but seating is limited for this intimate event, thus RSVP asap

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
6:00-8:30 pm
The Walt Disney Studio Lot
Burbank, CA 91506

LOCATION and RECEPTION address will be forwarded to you upon RSVP confirmation by Monday, Nov. 4th, 2013

RSVP to [email protected] no later than Friday, Nov. 1, 11:59 PM PST

CAPE will also offer a $25 membership discount for all attendees and current members. Okay for current members to extend their membership to take advantage of this special offer.

Not a member yet but want to attend? Contact Hana Kwon at [email protected] directly for membership discount. Offer only good for admission to this exclusive event.

RSVP required to attend.
Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Invitation is for CAPE members only.

Announcing the 2013 Graduating Class of the CAPE New Writers Fellowship!

CNWF GraduationCongratulations to the 2013 CAPE Fellows Ted Chung, Cara Fasone, Valen Hernandez, Allyssa Lee, Franklin jin Rho, Tania Lotia, Tristan Thai and Thomas Wong on their successful completion of the CAPE New Writers Fellowship!

A graduation ceremony was held in their honor at the Spoonful Restaurant. CAPE Board and staff and CNWF sponsors NBC Universal, Warner Bros., and Verizon were in attendance to witness the event.

The fellows each received a $1,500 cash stipend, a copy of Final Draft screenwriting software, and a CNWF certificate of completion.

Congratulations fellows! We are so proud of you!


CAPE Advisor Dean Devlin and Martin Scorsese Cast THE WANNABE


CAPE Advisor Dean Devlin and Martin Scorsese will executive produce THE WANNABE. The film is set in the early 1990s in New York City, and it follows a man and his obsession with mob culture. The obsession leads him on a failed attempt to fix the jury in the trial of John Gotti.

The film stars Patricia Arquette, Vincent Piazza, Michael Imperioli, Vincenzo Amato, David Zayas, Neal Huff, Mike Starr, and Slaine.

See CAPE Advisor Dean Devlin’s full bio.

CAPE Advisor David Henry Hwang’s “Kung Fu” Stars Cole Horibe

David_Henry_HwangCAPE Advisor David Henry Hwang‘s “Kung Fu” will star Cole Horibe as Bruce Lee and will premiere in February 2014.  The Off-Broadway production will begin performances February 4 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center.

“Kung Fu” follows Bruce Lee’s life in America as he struggles to prove himself as a fighter, a husband, a father and a man.

See CAPE Advisor’s David Henry Hwang‘s full bio.

Rex Lee Cast in an ABC Family Pilot

Rex_LeeCAPE congratulates Rex Lee on his new multi-camera comedy pilot “Young & Hungry.” Lee will play Elliott, a metrosexual and high-strung publicisit/right-hand-man. Rounding out the cast will be Jonathan Sadowski, Emily Osment, and Aimee Carrero.

Kollaboration Star – November 16, 2013

Kollaboration STAR

Kollaboration Star is coming to historic Pasadena Civic this November. Come watch a talent showcase by six of the most talented Asian American acts in North America. This year’s Kollaboration Star includes 6 finalists who are winners from various Kollaboration 2013 showcases.  They were voted on by the public out of 13 city winners to compete for a $20,000 grand prize and title of Kollaboration Star. This year’s show will also have special guest performers including: Drunken Tiger, Yoon Mirae (or Tasha), KRNFX, Mike Song, David So, & Paul PK Kim.



Date: Saturday, November 16, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM (Red Carpet Begins at 5:00PM)
Venue: Pasadena Civic Auditorium
Address: 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA  91101

Ticket Prices:
$20 – Balcony Level
$40 – Loge Level
$60 – Orchestra Level
(These do not reflect any online fees)

To purchase tickets or get more event information, please go to the official website or Facebook Page.

CAPE is Proud to Host AFI Fest 2013 Movie – THE WIND RISES

The Wind Rises


CAPE is proud to host THE WIND RISES, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, at the AFI Fest 2013.



11/08/2013, 6:30 p.m.
Chinese 1
11/09/2013, 12:45 p.m.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Run Time: 126 Minutes
Synopsis: Animation master Hayao Miyazaki indulges in his love of aviation with this look at the life of the man who designed the WWII Japanese fighter plane.

AFI Fest 2013 (November 7 – 14) will be at the TCL Chinese Theater, Chinese 6 Theaters, and Egyptian in Hollywood.


CAPE Hollywood Hotlist – October 25, 2013


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CAPE Member Drea Garcia stars in and produces the play “American Soldiers”.




Brian Kamei





CAPE Member Brian Kamei is living it up in Oahu, guest starring on “Hawaii Five-0”.




Tom Choi



You’ll find CAPE Member Tom T. Choi as a recurring guest star on the MTV show “Teen Wolf” along with Arden Cho and Tamlyn Tomita all season long on the upcoming season beginning in January 2014.




Andy T. Tran


Catch CAPE Member Andy T. Tran on TNT’s “The Last Ship” as Lt. Andy Chung next summer!






CAPE is a Proud Supporter of the Asia Society of Southern California’s U.S.-China Film Summit.







Apply to the CAAM 2014 Fellowship
Deadline: Nov 14, 2013


CAPE New Writers Fellowship 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.

Register for the Film Independent Forum!

There’s still time to register for the Film Independent Forum!
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Film Independent Forum
October 25-27, 2013

The Film Independent Forum is a weekend packed with real-world case studies, practical solutions, off-the-record discussions and unique networking opportunities to help independent filmmakers make, sell, distribute and market their projects.

On Opening Night, see Dallas Buyers Club followed by a Q&A with the film’s producers and a networking reception.  Over the course of the weekend, hear from Keynote Speaker Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix, and Ava DuVernay, writer/director, Middle of Nowhere, Venus VS.  To see the full line-up of panelists and topics, click here.

Learn About:

  • Tailoring your financing asks and the future of crowdfunding
  • Distribution and innovative ways to reach your audience
  • Storytelling through video games
  • Off-the-record advice from those who’ve found success in Indiewood
  • And more!

CAPE Members, take advantage of the special partner rate of only $299 (regularly $325) by clicking here.

Harvardwood invites CAPE to “China’s Entertainment Industry: The Next Chapter”

Harvardwood invites CAPE to “China’s Entertainment Industry: The Next Chapter”


On Saturday, October 19th, join Harvardwood for spectacular views, open bar, and light hors d’oeuvres to crown the winner of the Beijing International Screenwriting Competition!  Harvardwood, in conjunction with the Competition, will host this event at the Beverly Hilton from 7-9:30pm and it will include an awards ceremony, reception, and panel discussion highlighting major opportunities in China’s current entertainment industry.

We hope you will join us!  Find out more information and how to get tickets to this event here. For CAPE members, a discounted admission rate is available with this coupon code.