2016 CAPE Feature Film Panel: THE GREAT AMERICAN INDIE sponsored by Warner Bros. & Pepsi Co.

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CAPE and Warner Bros. are excited to present the 2016 CAPE Feature Film Panel: THE GREAT AMERICAN INDIE. The indie film has served as both an open canvas for Asian American storytelling and as a launch pad for some of the industry’s most prominent AAPI filmmakers. In this panel moderated by CAPE Board Members and producer Dan Lin (THE LEGO MOVIE, SHERLOCK HOLMES), learn what it takes to get an indie film made, how to get it distributed, and how to parlay your indie film into greater opportunities.

Panelists:*
Nina Yang Bongiovi | Producing Partner, Signifigant Productions (DOPE, FRUITVALE STATION)
Andrew Ahn | Filmmaker (SPA NIGHT)
The Vang Brothers | Screenwriters, Directors (BEDEVILED)

Moderator:
Dan Lin | Producer, L1N Pictures (THE LEGO MOVIE, SHERLOCK HOLMES)

*panelists subject to change

Limited seating for this intimate event – Buy your tickets now!

Date:  Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Location:  The Great Company
Address: 1917 Bay Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Parking: Free street parking
Time:
Arrivals: 6:45pm
Panel Begins: 7:00pm
Networking Mixer: 8:30pm – light refreshments served

TICKETS: $20 online presale, $25 at the door.
***All ticket sales are final.***

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Thank you to our venue sponsors: PepsiCo and The Great Company!


PANELIST BIOS

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Nina Yang Bongiovi is a feature film producer with over 17 years of combined production, finance and management experience in the entertainment industry between Hollywood and Asia.

Nina met her producing partner Forest Whitaker in 2009 and they’ve set on a path to champion distinct filmmaker voices, under the banner – Significant Productions. During their first year in operations, Nina and Forest met filmmaker Ryan Coogler and went on to produce the critically acclaimed FRUITVALE STATION , which won The Audience and The Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival 2013, Cannes Film Festival’s L’Avenir Award, Indie Spirit Award, Producers Guild’s Stanley Kramer Award, alongside 40+ prestigious awards worldwide.

In 2015, the producing duo returned to Sundance with two feature films: DOPE, written/directed by Rick Famuyiwa, and SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME, written/directed by Chloé Zhao, in U.S. Dramatic Competition. DOPE and SONGS also had their international premieres at the Cannes Film Festival, and both films were represented in the 2016 awards circuit receiving nominations from NAACP Image Awards and Indie Spirit Awards, respectively.

Significant Productions’ projects cover feature films, documentaries, television and digital endeavors which all strive to be at the forefront of discovering emerging talent, developing and producing quality projects with a focus on diversity in front of and behind the camera.

Nina serves on the Board of Directors at Film Independent, the Oscar Grant Foundation, and is a member of The Academy (AMPAS). She is fluent in Mandarin, Chinese and received her Master’s degree in Entertainment Management from the Walter Annenberg School at the University of Southern California.

 

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Andrew Ahn is a queer Korean-American filmmaker born and raised in Los Angeles. His feature film SPA NIGHT premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in the US Dramatic Competition and won a Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Performance. SPA NIGHT also won the US Grand Jury Prize at Outfest. The film was picked up for distribution by Strand Releasing. Ahn participated in the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, the Film Independent Screenwriting Lab, and the Film Independent Directing Lab for the project. The project also received grants from the Sundance Institute, Film Independent, Cinereach, EFILM, Panavision, and FilmLA.

Ahn is an alum of Film Independent’s Project Involve and has promoted diversity in the arts by mentoring youth filmmakers through programs like Pacific Arts Movement’s Reel Voices and Outfest’s OutSet. He graduated from Brown University and received an MFA in Film Directing from CalArts.

 

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The Vang Brothers (Burlee & Abel Vang) are a writing/directing duo. They are California born and bred, raised in the searing heat of Fresno, and are oldest children of Hmong political refugees from Laos. Despite their two-year difference, they are often mistaken as identical twins. Maybe their likeness has something to do with the two of them getting haircuts at the same barbershop, shopping at the same stores, and having held the same jobs at the same places for the last decade. On occasion, family members still confuse them with one another.

Burlee is an award-winning author and poet. His books include The Dead I Know: Incantation for Rebirth (Swan Scythe Press, 2010) and How Do I Begin? A Hmong American Literary Anthology (Heyday, 2011). His writing has also appeared in many reputable literary journals and anthologies. Abel worked on Clint Eastwood’s GRAN TORINO as a voice actor, an assistant to casting, and as a 2nd Unit on the exclusive Blu-ray documentary GRAN TORINO: NEXT DOOR. He worked as a script consultant for Oscar-winner, Lynne Littman (NUMBER OUR DAYS, 1976), on her screenplay adaptation of Anne Fadiman’s National Book Critics Circle Award Winner (1997), THE SPIRIT CATCHES YOU and YOU FALL DOWN.

In 2011, the brothers won the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science 2011 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting for their war-drama screenplay, THE TIGER’S CHILD. Burlee holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from California State University, Fresno and a BA in English from the University of California, Davis. Abel holds an MFA in Cinema & Television Production from USC and a BS in Biology from California State University, Fresno.

Moderator:
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You’re Invited: Frederick Kim Memorial Reading

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Please join us in celebrating the life and work of Dr. Frederick Kim, a 2011 CAPE New Writers Award Winner, a 2014 CAPE New Writers Fellow, a staunch CAPE supporter, and beloved friend.

WHEN: Thursday, August 4, 2016
WHERE: The National Center for the Preservation of Democracy at the Japanese American National Museum | 111 North Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
TIME: Doors open at 6:15pm | Program begins at 7:15pm

Light refreshments will be served.

The event is free, but please RSVP here.

In loving memory of his lifelong dream of being a writer, the Kim Family has established the CAPE Frederick Kim Writers Fund, which will assist new writers in CAPE’s New Writers Fellowship.

Donations can be made online. Please indicate your contribution is for the Frederick Kim Writers Fund.

As he transitioned from being a physician to a writer in Hollywood, Fred credited CAPE for helping him launch his writing career: “CAPE has been fantastic at pushing us…really making sure we’re prepared for the world that’s out there… It’s not enough just to write, it’s not enough just to be cloistered in your room… There’s so many different aspects to this business that you really have to master, and CAPE has done a fantastic job preparing us for that.”

Thank you for keeping Frederick Kim’s legacy alive and for making a different in the lives of emerging writers.

FREE SCREENING OF NOW YOU SEE ME 2 WITH Q&A WITH JON M. CHU

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Join CAPE and Lionsgate for a special free screening of NOW YOU SEE ME 2 on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at iPic Westwood with Q&A with Jon M. Chu.

You haven’t seen anything yet. The Four Horsemen resurface and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet. NOW YOU SEE ME 2 is an American magic caper thriller film directed by Jon M. Chu. A sequel to the 2013 film NOW YOU SEE ME, it stars Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco, with Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan, Jay Chou, and Sanaa Lathan. Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman also reprise their roles. It is set for theatrical release on June 10, 2016.

Admission is FREE, but RSVPs are required.

Seating is not reserved and is on a first come, first served basis. Ticket is not a guarantee of entry. Early arrival is encouraged.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW AT EVENTBRITE

VIEW THE TRAILER HERE

Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Location:
iPic Westwood
10840 Wilshire Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Time:
6:30pm—Doors open
7pm—Screening
9:10pm—Q&A

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Celebrate with us at the 2016 CNWF Graduation & Industry Mixer!

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Join us for CAPE’s first Industry Mixer of the year as we congratulate the Fellows of the 2016 CAPE New Writers Fellowship!

Who: CAPE Friends
What: CNWF Graduation & Industry Mixer
Where: Ca’Del Sole
Address: 4100 Cahuenga Blvd. Toluca Lake, CA 91602
When: Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm
Cost:
$20 – Online Early Bird Special
$25 – Online After April 1st
$25 – At the door

Come celebrate the CAPE New Writers Fellowship Graduation & Industry Mixer! 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, Partners NBCUniversal, Warner Bros., Oriental DreamWorks, HBO, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Final Draft, Writers Guild of America, West, and many other top industry professionals.

RSVP and buy your tickets today!
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ANNOUNCING THE 2016 CAPE NEW WRITERS FELLOWS

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CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) is proud to announce the 2016 CAPE New Writers Fellows (in alphabetical order):

Carlos Anderson
Jonathan Bird
Jeremy Hsu
Ravi Kapoor & Meera Simhan
Ken Kobayashi
Jane McLean & Troup Wood

CAPE has identified and supported emerging AAPI writing talent since 1999. We are thrilled that many CAPE writers have become successful writers in Hollywood.

Thank you to our partners, NBCUniversal, Warner Bros., Oriental DreamWorks, HBO, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, The Writers Guild of America, West, and Final Draft, Inc. for supporting our signature program.

And thank you to everyone who submitted their scripts, the judges, and the CAPE Board, and staff for making the CNWF such a huge success!

Please join us for the CNWF Graduation Mixer on April 5, 2016 at Ca’ Del Sole.

CAPE and the White House Initiative on AAPIs Invite You to the #ActToChange Live Event in Los Angeles

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Register for the live event: http://bit.ly/ActToChangeLAEvent

***HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Join a pre-event high school advocacy training with OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates at 9 am – 12 pm. Register for this training directly through OCA.***

 

CAPE Screening: AMC’s “Into the Badlands” starring Daniel Wu

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Join us for an advance screening of the premiere episode of AMC’s new martial arts drama series INTO THE BADLANDS, followed by a Q&A and reception with the stars and producers of the show. Into the Badlands, which stars Asian American actors Daniel Wu and Aramis Knight, is the first martial arts drama to hit U.S. airwaves in over a decade. It’s also the first major stateside project for Wu, who has starred in over 60 movies in Hong Kong and China.

This is a FREE event, but RSVPs are required.

*Cast and crew confirmed for the screening include:
Daniel Wu
Sarah Bolger
Aramis Knight
Madeleine Mantock
Ally Ioannides
Al Gough
(Producer)
Miles Millar
(Producer)

*Cast and crew subject to change

AMC’s new martial arts drama series INTO THE BADLANDS will premiere Sunday, November 15th at 10:00 pm PST. In a land controlled by feudal barons, INTO THE BADLANDS tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Daniel Wu) and a young boy named M.K. (Aramis Knight) who embark on a spiritual journey across a dangerous land. The six-part series is a genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale JOURNEY TO THE WEST.

Reserve your tickets: https://2015capescreening.eventbrite.com

Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015
Location: Japanese American National Museum
Address: 100 N Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Time:
7:00 pm – Doors Open
7:30 pm – Screening
8:30 pm – Q&A, Reception/Refreshments

This event is presented in partnership with AMC Networks, the Japanese American National Museum, and IW Group.

*This show is rated TV-14 — Parents Strongly Cautioned
This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age. Parents are strongly urged to exercise greater care in monitoring this program and are cautioned against letting children under the age of 14 watch unattended. This program may contain one or more of the following: intensely suggestive dialogue (D), strong coarse language (L), intense sexual situations (S), or intense violence (V).

 

 

2015 CAPE TV Panel: Inside the TV Writers Room – Comedy vs. Drama

Panelists:*
Cherry Chevapravatdumrong, Co-Executive Producer, FAMILY GUY
Kourtney Kang, Co-Executive Producer, FRESH OFF THE BOAT; Executive Producer, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
Adele Lim, Co-Showrunner/Executive Producer, STAR-CROSSED; Co-Executive Producer, REIGN
Denise Thé, Executive Producer, PERSON OF INTEREST

Moderator:
Leo Chu, Creator/Executive Producer/Showrunner, SUPAH NINJAS, AFRO SAMURAI

*panelists subject to change

Limited seating for this intimate event – Buy your tickets now
Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Location: Writers Guild of America, West
Address: 7000 West Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Parking: Complimentary WGA parking (instructions will be provided), metered street parking
Time:
Arrivals: 6:45pm
Panel Begins: 7:00pm
Networking Mixer: 8:30pm
Cost: $25 online presale, $30 at the door

CAPE and CBS are excited to present the 2015 CAPE TV Panel: Inside the TV Writers Room – Comedy vs. Drama. CAPE Board Co-Vice Chair Leo Chu and our panel of experts will share what it’s really like inside the TV writers room. Bring your questions with you!

All ticket sales are final.

 

 

Join Us for the 2015 CAPE Feature Film Panel

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Tim Chey, Producer, Director (DAVID AND GOLIATH, FINAL: THE RAPTURE)
Seth Grahame-Smith, Screenwriter, Producer, Author (LEGO BATMAN, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, DARK SHADOWS)
Chantal Nong, Vice President Creative Development, Warner Bros. Pictures (THE INTERN, 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE)

Moderator:
Dan Lin, Producer, Lin Pictures (THE LEGO MOVIE, SHERLOCK HOLMES)

*panelists subject to change

Limited seating for this intimate event – Buy your tickets now
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Location: Writers Guild of America, West
Address: 7000 West Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Parking: Complimentary WGA parking (instructions will be provided), metered street parking
Time:
Arrivals: 6:45pm
Panel Begins: 7:00pm
Networking Mixer: 8:30pm
Cost: $25 online presale, $30 at the door

CAPE and Warner Bros. are excited to present the 2015 CAPE Feature Film Panel. Learn about the process of pitching a feature film to mainstream studios, buyers, agents, financiers from the industry’s leaders. CAPE Board Member Dan Lin will be moderating a panel of experts, who will provide insights on how the group should pitch their stories in a succinct and entertaining way. Bring your questions with you!

All ticket sales are final.

 

CAPE Panel – 2.015: Creating Content and Growing Your Brand in the Digital Space

Panelists:*
Anna Akana, Content Creator and Actress
Christine Chen, Producer, Wong Fu Productions
D-Trix, Dancer and Comedian
Charlotte Koh, Head of Features and Series, GoPro

Moderator:
Bing Chen, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer of Victorious

*panelists subject to change

Limited seating for this intimate event – Buy your tickets now
Date: Thursday, July 9, 2015
Location: Writers Guild of America, West
Address: 7000 West Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Parking: Complimentary WGA parking (instructions will be provided), metered street parking
Time:
Arrivals: 6:45pm
Panel Begins: 7:00pm
Networking Mixer: 8:30pm
Cost: $25 online presale, $30 at the door

CAPE is excited to present its first ever CAPE Digital Panel 2.015: Creating Content and Growing Your Brand in the Digital Space. Learn the most effective insider tips on how to develop a brand, distribute content, and build a business that lasts in digital from several of the industry’s leading producers, actors, personalities and business pioneers. Panelists include the most successful narrative filmmakers on YouTube, one of the fastest-growing digital personalities, a triple threat TV and digital personality, and a digital business executive and pioneer. Bring your questions with you! What are the big trends in digital media? What should I be producing? What new distribution methods are being created?

All ticket sales are final.