2014 CAPE Casting Workshop at ABC

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Calling all actors – submit your headshots for our upcoming CAPE Casting Workshop ASAP!

You do not want to miss this exclusive opportunity to audition in front of ABC Casting Executives including Keli Lee‘s team (Executive Vice President of Casting, ABC Entertainment Group). This unique program will give you valuable feedback about your performance and help you make adjustments to book jobs!

You’ll also gain exposure to the casting directors behind such hit shows such as ABC’s SCANDAL, ONCE UPON A TIME, REVENGE, CASTLE, and GREY’S ANATOMY. Former participants include CAPE Member Melissa Tang, who landed a regular role on Fox’s THE GOODWIN GAMES, and CAPE Board Member Carrie Ann Inaba (Dancer, Choreographer, Producer, Television Host, and Judge on DANCING WITH THE STARS).

This program is designed to improve actors of all levels. All CAPE members are encouraged to apply.

Who:       CAPE Members only
What:      CAPE Casting Workshop
Where:    If selected, the address will be forwarded to you.
When:     Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Time:      2:00 – 4:00pm
(NOTE: You must be available during this time to apply)

DEADLINE: Full submissions need to be submitted by Thursday, May 15, 2014 by 2pm

Please submit your headshot, acting resume, a link to your acting reel, a short (100 words or less) essay explaining why you should be selected, and a $25 non-refundable registration fee. Please email your materials to [email protected] with “CAPE Casting Workshop: Your full name” in the subject line.

If you are not a current CAPE Member, please join or renew here.

Please process your $25 non-refundable registration fee here.


CAPE Advisor Chris Lee Becomes President of China Railsmedia Group

Chris_LeeCongratulations to CAPE Advisor Chris Lee for joining China Railsmedia Group as its president, to help facilitate the cooperation between the Chinese and U.S. film industries. China Railsmedia will collaborate with the China National Culture and Art Group (CNCAC) in importing and distributing foreign movies.

Lee is the former head of Columbia TriStar Pictures and producer on projects such as SUPERMAN RETURNS and VALKYRIE.

See CAPE Advisor Chris Lee‘s full bio.


Janet Yang’s DOCUMENTED to Screen at Museum of Tolerance

05.07.14_Documented FilmCAPE Advisor and Executive Producer Janet Yang spoke at a panel of a screening of her upcoming film, DOCUMENTED by Jose Antonio Vargas, in Washington D.C.’s Newseum. The documentary chronicles Vargas‘ uniquely American journey as an undocumented immigrant and his fight to overhaul the current U.S. immigration system. Yang‘s dedication to the cause is evident in her support of Vargas and his voice.

Executive producing alongside Yang include Kevin Iwashina, CAPE Board Chair, Sean Parker, Matthew HIltzik, Liz Simons, and Scott Budnick.

DOCUMENTED is screening at the Museum of Tolerance on May 7th at 7:00 PM.

Q & A with special guest Jose Antonio Vargas following the screening.
A reception will follow the discussion.

Purchase Your Tickets Online or Call 310.772.2504.

See CAPE Board Chair Kevin Iwashina’s full bio.

See CAPE Advisor Janet Yang‘s full bio.


Laverne McKinnon Named Head of Television at Denver & Delilah Films


Congratulations to Laverne McKinnon, now the Head of Television at Charlize Theron‘s Denver & Delilah Films. The studio is responsible for “Hatfields & McCoys” and upcoming film, DARK PLACES starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Christina Hendricks.

McKinnon previously founded and served as CEO of Shibui Entertainment, and is a former CAPE Board Chair. She was also the EVP of Original Programming and Development at EPIX and Head of Drama Development for CBS.


Quan Phung to Head Scripted Television for Slingshot Global

Quan_PhungCongratulations to Quan Phung on joining Slingshot Global Media as President of Scripted Television. He will oversee development and production of comedy, drama series and limited-run event series for the U.S. and straight-to-series projects on the global scale. Phung previously served as the President of Bluegrass Television, and as SVP of Creative Affairs-Comedy for 20th Century Fox TV.

Phung developed primetime shows such as “How I Met Your Mother”, “My Name is Earl”, and “Arrested Development”.


Justin Lin to Direct and Produce “Radiant Doors”

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Congratulations to FAST AND FURIOUS director Justin Lin on his Script-To-Series deal with WGN America for “Radiant Doors”, a drama series exploring how society changes after refugees from the dystopian future suddenly appear. Teaming with Gaumont International Television, Lin will be both directing and executive producing the series.


CNN Announces New Show for Lisa Ling


Congratulations to Lisa Ling on her own new, original series as part of CNN’s new primetime lineup offering both live, breaking news as well as quality, original series/documentaries. Ling‘s documentary series will unveil the unusual and bizarre subcultures across the United States.

Ling is best known for her work as a special correspondent for “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and host of her show “Our America with Lisa Ling”.


Freddie Wong Lands Content Deal with Lionsgate

220px-Freddie_Wong_(2012)_croppedCongratulations to YouTube sensation, Freddie Wong, for partnering with Lionsgate Entertainment in a multi-year film, television and digital content alliance. Wong‘s company, RocketJump Studios will be able to utilize Lionsgate’s marketing and distribution power, while the studio gains entree to 6.8 million YouTube subscribers and his filmmaking talent.

Wong is well-known for his original web series, “Video Game High School” and his heavy involvement in multiple YouTube channels such as “RocketJump”, “BrandonJLa” and “Node”.


Jason Brown to Produce “The Expanse” on Syfy

syfyCongratulations to CNWF mentor and producer Jason Brown for “The Expanse” being picked up by Syfy. He and Sean Daniel of the Sean Daniel Company, both developed the original pitch, and will be executive producers.  Syfy has put in a 10-episode straight-to-series order from Alcon Television Group and Academy Award-nominated screenwriting duo Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby.

“The Expanse” is a space opera thriller set 200 years in the future, following the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship’s captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.



CAPE Spotlight – Friends On The Move

We’re proud to spotlight the following movers & shakers:



Alex Chan was previously the Director, User Interface/User Experience at Spin Media, managing a team that headed a portfolio of 20 owned and operated sites. The team redesigned properties with a mobile-first approach. He is now the Director, Front End Engineering at Myspace.





Gregory Chou was most recently the Chief Operating Officer at Film Engine, working in full-service production, management and development of motion pictures, television, and digital content. He spent several years as an Agent at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and focused on the packaging and financing of feature films. He is now the Managing Partner at Caspian Media Capital.


HNL_film_Dan-Tram-NguyenDanTram Nguyen was the Director, Production at Fox Searchlight, credited on films such as BLACK SWAN, 127 HOURS, and THE DESCENDENDANTS. Nguyen has worked under big-name women in production such as Debbie Liebling and President of Production Claudia Lewis. She is now the Vice President, Production at Fox Searchlight.