CAPE Advisor David Henry Hwang to Be a Keynote Speaker at Yale


On  April 11 to 13, Yale will host the first-ever Asian alumni reunion.

Nearly 200 Yale alumni from the University’s various schools will descend on campus to honor the Asian-American legacy at Yale and fortify the alumni network. The event features keynote speakers such as CAPE Advisor and Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang DRA ’83, Pepsi Chief Executive Officer Indra Nooyi SOM ’80, U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke ’72 and composer-pianist Vijay Iyer ’92. Current students have also been invited to either attend, plan or perform at the reunion.

See CAPE Advisor David Henry Hwang‘s bio.


Tiya Sircar Cast in CBS Spinoff “How I Met Your Dad”

Tiya Sircar

Congratulations to Tiya Sircar for landing a leading role in the CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother” spinoff “How I Met Your Dad”. Sircar fills the role recently vacated by Krysta Rodriguez. Sircar will play Juliet, the sexy and flamboyant best friend of the female lead, Sally.

Sircar was recently see on “The Crazy Ones”, last summer’s feature comedy THE INTERNSHIP, Lifetime’s “The Witches Of East End” and Amazon’s “Betas”.


CAPE Hollywood Hotlist – March 28, 2014


Catch CAPE Member Datta Dave‘s new film, WRITERS, debuting at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles on April 10




Black List

Congratulations to Bo Yeon Kim‘s screenplay MAGIC HOUR for being featured on The Black List this week.



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CAPE Advisor BD Wong to Reprise Role in JURASSIC WORLD

BD WongJURASSIC WORLD is bringing back CAPE Advisor BD Wong to reprise his role as scientist Henry Wu. He originally portrayed Dr. Wu from the original 1993 film. According to director Colin Trevorrow, Wong’s role will be much more substantial than in the first movie.

JURASSIC WORLD is the fourth film in the JURASSIC PARK franchise and takes place 22 years after the original. The film also stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.

JURASSIC WORLD opens on June 12, 2015.

View CAPE Advisor BD Wong’s full bio.


Justin Lin to Direct Black List Script TIMES SQUARE

Justin LinFAST AND FURIOUS director Justin Lin is attached to direct TIMES SQUARE. The Black List script, written by Taylor Materne & Jacob Rubin, was acquired by Focus Features.

The film will be produced by Chernin Entertainment, Perfect Storm, and Far Hills Pictures. The crime thriller is set in the last days of the old Times Square when it was transitioning from a seedy lawless midtown Manhattan dump to a family friendly corporate mecca. In that backdrop, when a secret from his past is unearthed, a young man’s loyalties are divided between his neighborhood boss who raised him and the grizzled ex-cop who swore to protect him.


Maggie Q to Star in CBS Crime Drama

Maggie Q at CAPE 20th Anniversary Gala in Los AngelesMaggie Q has come aboard Kevin Williamson‘s drama pilot for CBS, joining a cast that also includes Dylan McDermott and Mariana Klaveno. The psychological thriller centered on detectives who handle stalking incidents for the Threat Assessment Unit of the LAPD. Q will play Detective Beth Davis. Opinionated and obsessive, Davis is the guarded, workaholic Division Captain of LAPD’s Threat Assessment Unit. Liz Friedlander (“The Following,” “Revolution”) is directing the pilot.

Maggie Q was most recently seen on the CW show “Nikita”, which wrapped up its run in December.


Freida Mock’s Documentary ANITA Opens Friday, March 21


Catch Freida Mock’s latest documentary, ANITA, which is about Anita Hill and the 22nd anniversary of the Clarence Thomas Senate hearings.

It opens on Friday, March 21st

LOS ANGELES  – Laemmle Royal Theater
PASADENA –  Playhouse 7 Cinemas
ENCINO – Town Center 10

Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, ANITA reveals the extraordinary story of a woman who spoke truth to power.  The film is both a celebration of Anita Hill’s legacy and a rare glimpse into her private life with friends and family, many of whom were by her side on that fateful day 22 years ago.  Anita Hill courageously speaks openly and intimately for the first time about her experiences that led her to testify before the Senate and the obstacles she faced in simply telling the truth.  She also candidly discusses what happened to her life and work in the years since.

An entire country watched transfixed as a poised, striking African-American woman in a blue dress sat before a Senate committee of 14 white men and with a clear, unwavering voice recounted the repeated acts of sexual harassment she had endured while working with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.  That October day in 1991 Anita Hill, a bookish law professor from Oklahoma, was thrust onto the world stage and instantly became a celebrated, hated, venerated, and divisive figure.

ANITA is featured in NYTimes, TIME,  and CBS Morning!