Paramount to Distribute “Story of Your Life” By Ted Chiang

Chiang,_Ted_(Villarrubia)_(cropped)Congratulations to Ted Chiang for his science-fiction short story, “Story of Your Life” being adapted into a sci-fi thriller and purchased by Paramount for the North America and China distribution rights. The film stars Amy Adams, playing a linguist recruited by the military to translate invading aliens.

 

Stephen King’s IT Remake Lands at New Line Cinema

imagesThe remake of Stephen King‘s IT is being produced by CAPE Board Member Dan Lin and principal at Vertigo Entertainment Roy Lee, and has moved from Warner Bros. to New Line Cinema. The new version was in the works for the last five years, and will continue with New Line’s SVP of Production Walter Hamada. The two-film story follows a group of children called The Losers Club, who defeat a creature called IT, but are summoned back to finish the job years later.

 

CAPE New Writers Fellows Advance In The Industry

Tristan Thai HeadshotCongratulations to 2013 CAPE New Writers Fellow Tristan Thai for his script, “Blood Ties”, being named Top Drama in the 2014 Launch Pad Pilots Competition. The story is about two men, one the favored son of a Chicago Crime Family and the other a second generation Chicago police officer, whose lives get thrown into chaos when they discover they were intentionally switched at birth.  

 

 

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Congratulations to 2014 CAPE New Writers Fellow Christopher Wu for his new position as script coordinator on “Bosch”, a series about an LAPD homicide detective works to solve the murder of a 13-year-old boy while standing trial in federal court for the murder of a serial killer. Amazon Studios ordered a full season of the police procedural television show to appear on Amazon Prime.

 

 

Special Screening: CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON at LAFF

MV5BMTY5MjM4NjIxOF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNDg5NzU2OQ@@._V1_SX214_AL_The Los Angeles Film Festival will be showing Academy Award-winning film CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON as part of a Spirit of Independence Award to Tom Bernard and Michael Barker for 20 years at Sony Pictures Classics. The martial arts classic features two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically skilled, adolescent nobleman’s daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life. James Schamus, screenwriter and Executive Producer of the international success, will be attending this special event on Monday, June 16, 2014.

 

CAPE Congratulates Jesse Chow and MACCS International

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Jesse Chow was recently the head of Business Development & Emerging Markets, Software at Cinedigm.  He managed and grew channel partners, expanded markets in Asia-Pacific and Latin America, and advised on go-to-market product strategy. Chow is now the SVP, General Manager, North America, at MACCS International. 

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CAPE Hollywood Hotlist – May 23, 2014

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China Hollywood Society is screening RESTLESS with a special Q&A by the film’s producer and co-creator, Peter Shiao on June 2nd at 7PM. More details here.

 

 

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Congratulations to CAPE Member Jaffar Mahmood for the first season of his short comedic web series, “Courtside“!

 

 

 

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“NBC Comedy Playground” is a new grassroots initiative to find new cutting-edge comedy! Entrants may submit up to two video samples (5-10 minutes each) of their pre-existing work, along with up to two video pitches (2-5 minutes per pitch), each describing a unique, original show idea, to www.nbccomedyplayground.com

 

 

 

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2014 ABC Casting’s Los Angeles Talent Showcase – Actor Submissions
Deadline: June 6, 2014

 

 

Take advantage of your company’s corporate matching program and easily double your gift to CAPE!

 

CAPE Congratulates John Cho on the Series Pick Up of “Selfie”, ABC’s New Fall Comedy

John ChoIn the modern-day re-imagining of MY FAIR LADYABC’s “Selfie” stars John Cho as the romantic lead Henry Higgins character, opposite Karen Gillam, playing the modern day Eliza Doolittle. 

Cho plays Henry, a self-assured marketing expert who decides to “re-market” his coworker Eliza Dooley, a social media star with a bad reputation. Don’t miss out as Cho shows his romantic flair to the sitcom.

 

Major Digital Showrunner Nabs CAPE Fellow Frederick Kim

Frederick Kim HSEmmy winning Executive Producer Bernie Su nabs 2014 CAPE Fellow Frederick Kim as a writer and consulting producer for “Frankenstein M.D.” Kim will provide insight into the world of science and medicine as a former medical professional.

Working with PBS Digital Studios, the new web series will be produced by his company, Pemberley Digital, with co-creators Lon Harris and Brett Register. The story follows Victoria Frankenstein, an obsessive, eccentric prodigy in the science and medicine field, battling to come out on top of a male-dominated environment.