CAPE Receives Hope Award from City of LA

On May 8, 2015, the City of LA honored CAPE, along with Kollaboration and Visual Communications, at its Asian Pacific American Heritage Month opening ceremony at City Hall in downtown Los Angeles. The City of LA recognized the work we have accomplished since 1991 in championing diversity by educating, connecting, and empowering Asian American & Pacific Islander artists and leaders.

As we head into our 25th Anniversary next year, we are truly honored by this recognition and look forward to another 25 years!

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Congratulations to the 2015 Graduating Class of the CAPE New Writers Fellowship!

Congratulations to the 2015 CAPE Fellows Tiffany Shaw HoTeresa HuangBo Yeon Kim & Erika LippoldtKevin LauEliza LeeEugene RamosMarisa Tam, and Julie Wong on their successful completion of the CAPE New Writers Fellowship!

On April 7, 2015 at a ceremony held at Ca’Del Sole, North Hollywood… (Please see full press release).

The Fellows each received a $1,000 cash stipend, a copy of the latest Final Draft screenwriting software, and a CNWF certificate of completion.

Congratulations Fellows! We are so proud of you!

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CAPE Welcomes New Executive Director Michelle K. Sugihara

Michelle SugiharaAfter a thorough nationwide search, CAPE’s Board of Directors is excited to announce the appointment of Michelle K. Sugihara as the new Executive Director.

“We’re thrilled that Michelle has joined the CAPE team as an integral part of our organization,” said Wenda Fong, CAPE Co-Founder and Interim Executive Director. “Michelle’s non-profit experience, strong community ties and legal background make her well-positioned to lead CAPE and take us to the next level. Her ability to address issues both analytically and creatively will serve her well as Executive Director.”

As Executive Director, Michelle will lead the organization and advance CAPE’s mission of “championing diversity by educating, connecting and empowering AAPI artists and leaders in entertainment and media” by focusing on fundraising, programming, strategic growth and operations.

Join Michelle at her first CAPE event, tonight’s 2015 CNWF Graduation & Networking Mixer and help her celebrate the 2015 Fellows and their incredible achievement. Meet Michelle, the Fellows, and CAPE’s Board of Directors tonight!

Learn more about Michelle here.


2015 CNWF Graduation & Networking Mixer

Mark your calendars to come out and celebrate the CAPE New Writers Fellowship Graduation & Networking Mixer.

RSVP and buy your tickets today!

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Join us in congratulating the Fellows of the 2015 CAPE New Writers Fellowship! Eat, drink, mix, mingle, laugh and connect with the largest group of AAPI entertainment professionals in Hollywood. Celebrate with the Fellows, CAPE Board of Directors, sponsors NBCUniversal, Warner Bros., Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Final Draft and lots of top industry professionals.


CAPE Congratulates

Jamie Chung Resident AdvisorsElizabeth Banks and husband Max Handelman executive produce RESIDENT ADVISORS, a new comedy starring Jamie Chung, follows a corps of resident advisors at a fictional college herding and navigating a dorm of hormonal freshmen roughly their same age.

Paramount Digital Entertainment premiered the first two episodes at the Sherry Lansing Theater on  the Paramount lot on Tuesday night.

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Presenting Vanessa Hudgens on Broadway!

The 26-year-old actress made her big stage debut this week in the first preview performance of a revival of the romantic musical comedy Gigi, now playing at the Neil Simon Theatre. She plays the title character. The show is set to open officially on April 8.




Masi Oka Heroes

Masi Oka is set to reprise his role as wide-eyed time/space jumper Hiro Nakamura on “Heroes Reborn”. Oka joins fellow “Heroes” alum Jack Coleman, who is reprising his role as Noah Bennet. Coleman is a lead in the event series alongside new addition Zachary Levi.




Theresa WonTheresa Won was recently promoted to Director, Production & Acquisitions at Myriad Pictures from her previous role as Manager.


Congratulations to all!

CAPE Hollywood Hotlist – April 3, 2015

The DGA Asian American Committee is hosting a Q&A after the membership screening of FURIOUS 7 at the DGA April 12th at 4p.

WHO: Plus Ones are Okay
WHAT: Furious 7 screening w/James Wan Q&A
WHEN: April 12 (Sunday), 4 pm.
WHERE: Directors Guild of America, Theater 1
7920 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Underground parking entrance on Hayworth
RSVP: [email protected] Seats are limited so first come first serve.


Film_Independent_stacked-01Film Independent’s Screenwriting Lab is designed to help screenwriters develop and express their unique voices as writers to take their current scripts to the next level. Through meetings with lab mentors, outside advisors, and other writers in the program, Fellows will receive personal feedback and the necessary tools to revise and refine their scripts for production. Deadline to apply is April 13. For more information, click here.


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2015 Urbanworld Film Festival – Call for Submissions! Submit your short or feature film today on FilmFreeway.






The Hawaii Shorts Fest is now accepting film submissions. HISFF was created to showcase Hawaiian filmmakers on a global stage and international films to island locals. The Hawaii Shorts Fest honorary chair is Hawaii native Tia Carrere (actress, model and singer).


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