CAPE Reunites with Verizon for Season 2 of #IAm Campaign


CAPE is excited to launch Season 2 of the #IAm Campaign on May 7. This year’s mini-documentaries feature the following seven artists: Jason Chen (musician), Arden Cho (actress, “Teen Wolf”), Cassey Ho (lifestyle and fitness guru, Blogilates), Daniel Dae Kim (actor, “Lost,” “Hawaii Five-0”), Ki Hong Lee (actor, THE MAZE RUNNER, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Ted Kim, Yong Kim, and Chris Oh (founders of Seoul Sausage Co.), and Constance Wu (actress, “Fresh Off The Boat”).

To learn more about #IAm and to join the conversation online, visit Follow and share your own story on social media at #IAm.

Read the press release here.

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Happy Lunar New Year from CAPE!

Happy Lunar New Year from CAPE!

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We wish you a blessed year full of good luck, fortune, happiness, and health. Happy Year of the Sheep!

A MUST SEE! “Fresh Off The Boat” Premieres on Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Tell everyone to watch this FUN show! Post it on Facebook and create the biggest Twitter storm to promote the first sitcom centered around an Asian-American family in 20 years!  Watch both episodes!  Use hashtag: #FOB

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Don’t miss the two episode premiere of “Fresh Off The Boat” starting on Wednesday, February 4 at 8:30|7:30c.

The show is based on chef Eddie Huang‘s best-selling memoir and stars Hudson Yang as young Eddie, Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen as Eddie’s brothers Emery and Evan, Constance Wu as Eddie’s mother Jessica, and CAPE #IAm Campaign role model Randall Park as Eddie’s father Louis.



CAPE Remembers Iconic Robot Designer Robert Kinoshita

Robert KinoshitaCAPE remembers Robert Kinoshita, who passed away at the age of 100. He was a production designer and art director who designed the iconic robots for FORBIDDEN PLANET and “Lost In Space”.

Kinoshita’s bubble-brained Robot from “Lost In Space” received as much fan mail as its human castmates. He even inspired The B9 Robot Builders, a nationwide organization of fans, to build 100 full-size Robot replicas.

Kinoshita was born in Los Angeles, he grew up in the Boyle Heights area, and attend USC’s School of Architecture. He received his first practical experience on the 1937 film 100 MEN AND A GIRL.

During World War II, he and his wife, Lillian, were sent to a Japanese internment camp in Arizona. They were allowed to leave before the war’s end and moved to Wisconsin. This is where he became proficient in industrial design and fabricating products out of plastic.

Kinoshita returned to California and the movie industry in the early 1950s where he began his iconic career. He was a pioneer who left his stamp in Hollywood.

He is survived by a daughter, Pat.


CAPE Hollywood Hotlist – November 21, 2014

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Congratulations to CAPE Member Joy Regullano on being a top of show guest star for the 200th episode of “Supernatural”!




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Call for Submissions – See more details
Sundance Institute opens a Call for Submissions for the 2015 Asian American Fellowship at the 2015 Screenwriters Intensive.
The application is currently open with a deadline to apply by December 15, 2015.
Please visit the website for further information on how to apply.




New York International Short Film Festival | 2015 Call for Entries
Early Deadline: December 5, 2014
Regular Deadline: February 20, 2015

The NY Shorts Fest provides a showcase for the best short-form cinema and its creators in the world. Created by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences accredited Los Angeles International Short Film Festival.
We feel that short form cinema and its creators should have their own premiere film festival in New York deserving similar recognition given to the feature film and its creators. Submit online

The 4th NY Shorts Fest will be held in May 2015.




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Held in Los Angeles from April to May, Film Independent’s Documentary Lab is an intensive four-week program designed to help filmmakers who are currently in post-production on their feature-length documentary films. Through a series of meetings and workshops, Documentary Lab fulfills its twofold focus: provide creative feedback and story notes to the selected filmmakers; and help filmmakers strategize the completion, distribution and marketing of their film. Deadline: December 1Apply Now





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100 DAYS Los Angeles Theatrical Opening – December 12, 2014





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LA18 KSCI-TV Job Opening: Korean Show Producer – Part time





Universal Pictures’ Emerging Writers Fellowship — Accepting Applications Now





The AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) at the American Film Institute is a hands-on training program committed to increasing the number of women working professionally in screen directing. Selected women will receive guided instruction and produce a project – either a short film or series for the web or streaming services. DWW is open to women with three years or more of professional experience in the arts. The program is tuition-free though participants are responsible for raising the budgets for their projects.

Applications are open, and the deadline is January 7th, 2015.

Please visit:



2014 CAPE Feature Film Panel at Warner Bros. – SOLD OUT!

The 2014 CAPE Feature Film Panel at Warner Bros. is on Thursday, October 16 and the event is SOLD OUT!


CAPE and Warner Bros. present to you the 2014 CAPE Feature Panel. This panel is an educational event that will explain the process of pitching a feature film to mainstream studios, buyers, agents, financiers — basically anyone who needs to hear a pitch. 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. This year we are including mock pitches – exciting!

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


ModeratorDan Lin, Producer, Lin Pictures
Peter Dodd, Agent, UTA
Chantal Nong, Vice President, Development and Production, Warner Bros. Pictures
Alex Tse, Screenwriter of WATCHMEN
Nina Yang Bongiovi, Producer, Forest Whitaker’s Significant Productions

*panelists subject to change

Mock Pitch Presenters:* 

Kevin Iwashina, Managing Partner, Preferred Content
Anne Lai, Creative Producing Initiatives Director, Feature Film Program, Sundance

*pitch presenters subject to change

Limited seating for this intimate event – Buy your tickets now – here
Please use your name EXACTLY as it appears on your photo ID when you buy your tickets (CAPE is not responsible for any misspellings)

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Location: Warner Bros. Studio Lot *Attendees must present photo ID to enter the lot*
Address: The address information will be sent to you upon ticket purchase confirmation
Parking: Available on the Warner Bros. lot. Attendees must arrive between 6:00-6:30pm.

Arrivals: 6:00pm – 6:30pm
Panel Begins: 6:30pm
Mixer: 8:00pm

Cost: $25 per ticket Please use your name EXACTLY as it appears on your photo ID when you buy your tickets (CAPE is not responsible for any misspellings)
Tickets: You can purchase your tickets here.

Please purchase your tickets no later than Monday, October 13, 2014 at 11:59pm PST


CAPE Honored with Another HFPA Grant

Thank you to Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for your continued support of CAPE over the years!

CAPE was recently honored with another grant award from the HFPA. This supports our signature program, the CAPE New Writers Fellowship. Special thanks to the HFPA board, Ruben NepalesJanet Nepales and all the HFPA members and grants officer Sandra Cuneo for making this possible.

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CAPE Board Member Steve Tao, HFPA Member Janet Nepales, CAPE Executive Director Jennifer Sanderson, and former HFPA Board Chair Ruben Nepales


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CAPE Board Member Steve Tao and CAPE Executive Director Jennifer Sanderson with actor Channing Tatum (21 JUMP STREET, MAGIC MIKE, G.I. JOE: RETALIATION)

CAPE #IAm Campaign: New Face of Hollywood

CAPE #IAm Campaign: Watch Trailer

  • Why CAPE Is Launching #IAm? 
    • To celebrate AAPI achievements
    • To inspire AAPI youth to pursue their dreams, including the arts
    • To spark a larger conversation about AAPI visibility in the media
  • How CAPE Is Launching #IAm? CAPE is launching 27 videos showcasing role models and their stories May 5th
  • How CAPE Is Promoting #IAm? More than 50 stars and YouTube Corporate are promoting #IAm.
  • HOW CAN YOU HELP? 1. Watch the Campaign, 2. Tag all your posts with #IAm, 3. Encourage others to participate


For Immediate Release
May 5, 2014
Contact: [email protected]


Who: Today, oMay 5, 2014, Los Angeles based nonprofit organization, CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment), will launch the CAPE #IAm Campaign

CAPE #IAm Campaign stars dozens of global stars/role models, including:

  • Steven Yeun, Michelle Phan, Ryan Higa, Lisa Ling, Harry Shum, Jr., Christine Ha, Wong Fu Productions: Wesley Chan, Ted Fu, Philip Wang, Phil Yu, Jessica Gomes, David Choi, Carrie Ann Inaba, Brian Tee, Leonardo Nam, Bobby Lee, Kelly Hu, Randall Park, Amy Hill, Melissa Tang, Jeremy Lin, and more.

What: CAPE #IAm Campaign is a movement to celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) role models during May, national Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM). All content released today, May 5, 2014:

  • Watch CAPE #IAm Campaign Trailer
  • Eight (8) Episode Series called “MAKING I AM: GET ME YOUR FRIENDS”
  • Nineteen (19) Mini-documentaries on AAPI Artists & Leaders


Why: “CAPE wants the world we watch to reflect the world we live in. The Asian American diaspora over indexes in online consumption–particularly on YouTube–from our non-Asian counterparts. 70% of Asian Americans actively watch YouTube, so it was obvious where we needed #IAm to live. This is an all-digital campaign and the first of its kind, featuring the world’s biggest Asian stars. It’s the very first of its kind,” says YouTube Global Creator Development & Management Lead at Google Bing Chen, also a CAPE Board Member and Executive Producer for the #IAm Campaign.

Quick Stats To Support Campaign:
Less than 3% of faces on television are AAPI, which is unlike YouTube stardom where 17% of top 50 YouTube stars are Asian.

Executive Producers:

  • Eric Kim – Vice President of Current Programs at CBS Television & CAPE Board Member
  • Christopher Chen – Senior Vice President Endgame Entertainment & CAPE Board Co-Vice Chair
  • Bing Chen – YouTube Global Creator Development & Management Lead at Google & CAPE Board Member
  • Jennifer Sanderson – CAPE Executive Director

Sponsored by


  • T.D. Wang Advertising Group
  • IW Group, Inc.

About: CAPEBoard of Directors, and Advisory Council
Founded in 1991, The Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) champions diversity by educating, connecting, and empowering Asian American & Pacific Islander artists and leaders in entertainment and media.



CAPE Board Member Bill Imada Appointed to President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs


President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint CAPE Board Member Bill Imada as one of fourteen individuals to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). The Commission will advise the President on innovative ways to engage the AAPI community in participating in federal programs and to improve their health, education, environment, and well-being.  President Obama said, “I am pleased to announce that these experienced and committed individuals have agreed to join this Administration, and I look forward to working with them in the coming months and years.”

Imada is currently the Chairman and Chief Collaboration Officer of IW Group, Inc., an advertising and public relations agency that he co-founded in 1990.  He also serves as an advisor and board member of several organizations including the Advertising Educational Foundation, California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce, and Center for Asian American Media. CAPE is proud to call Mr. Imada an advisor and friend. Congratulations!

See CAPE Board Member Bill Imada‘s full bio.