Documented Poster


Catch the DOCUMENTED premiere on CNN.
Sunday, June 29th, at 6 and 8pm.

It will air again on July 5th at 6 and 8pm.

For more information about the film or to see the trailer, visit the website.

About DOCUMENTED: In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in the New York Times Magazine. DOCUMENTED chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist; and his journey inward as he re-connects with his mother, whom he hasn’t seen in person in over 20 years.


Are AAPI Theater Actors Finally in Demand?


The New York Times discovers that AAPI theater actors are experiencing demand – a demand that is being met with the several plays and musicals, including “Here Lies Love”.

Read more on how more plays and musicals are telling stories from Asian viewpoints, and having AAPI roles filled with AAPI actors.


CAPE Congratulates Vishnu Athreya

Cartoon Network LogoCongratulations to Vishnu Athreya – he has been named VP Program Scheduling for Cartoon Network and Boomerang. He comes from serving as executive director of programming, acquisitions and development for Turner Broadcasting’s kids channels in Asia Pacific. Read more here.


CAPE Hollywood Hotlist – June 27, 2014



Celebrate a Birthday, Graduation, Anniversary, Summertime, and Life with PK – Friday, June 27, 8pm at The World Famous Laugh Factory on Sunset Blvd.



100 Days

WGAW Asian American Writers’ Committee Presents
100 DAYS Screening & Q&A with Writer Weiko Lin
Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 7:30PM
RSVP: [email protected] with “100Days” in the subject line



April and James Hong


Buy 1 get 1 Free Deal for Hong Acting Workshop for CAPE Members
Seminar: Intro to Essentials of Acting
Other on-camera and basic acting classes





Film Independent is accepting applications to the 2014 Producing Lab! Designed to help filmmakers develop skills as creative independent producers, the Producing Lab is an intensive seven-week program that takes place in Los Angeles each fall. Producers apply with feature length narrative projects that they are in the process of producing.  Deadline to apply is July 7, click here for more information.



hero-playground-logoNBC 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 Deadline June 30, 2014.




When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a donation to CAPE!




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





CAPE Advisor David Henry Hwang Appointed to the Faculty at Columbia University School of the Arts

hwang_david_henry_02Congratulations to CAPE Advisor David Henry Hwang on his recent appointment to the faculty of the Arts at Columbia University School of the Arts:

David Henry Hwang, Associate Professor of Theatre in Playwriting and director of the Playwriting Concentration.

Hwang was appointed alongside Lynn Nottage, as Associate Professor in Playwriting, by Carol Becker, Dean of Faculty of Columbia University School of the Arts. Learn more here.

See CAPE Advisor David Henry Hwang’s full bio.


Kollaboration Los Angeles 2014 at The Troubadour

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For the last 14 years, Kollaboration has provided a platform for young API artists to showcase their talent and pursue their dreams through their many shows across North America.

This year’s Kollaboration Los Angeles includes 5 talented finalists.  Of the five finalists, one standout act will advance to Kollaboration Star to compete against other winners from this year’s eight participating cities.This year’s show will also have special guest performers including: The Rhee Brothers (Kollaboration LA 2013 Winner) and Anderson .Paak.

Kollaboration’s mission is to promote positive and accurate perceptions of Asians and Pacific Islanders in media and entertainment.

Ticket sales are now on sale. The presale price, currently at the early-­bird markdown of $10, will increase to $15 when supplies dwindle and will double to $20 at the door.

Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: The Troubadour
Address: 9081 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

More event information is available here, on their official website, or their Facebook Event Page.

CAPE New Writers Fellows – On The Move

Congratulations to the following CAPE New Writers Fellows!



2014 CNWF Fellow Nikhil Jayaram joins NBC’s new show “Allegiance” as the writers’ assistant and script coordinator. 


Frederick Kim HS



2014 CNWF Fellow Frederick Kim is a staff writer on Matt Nix’s new show, “Complications” on USA.



Dennis Luu HS



2014 CNWF Fellow Dennis Luu‘s script OEDIPUS REGINA is on The Black List website.



Helen Shang HS



2014 CNWF Fellow Helen Shang is a staff writer on NBC’s thriller “Hannibal”.