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CAPE Special to Dis/orient/ed Comedy Show

CAPE is proud to be a community sponsor for “Dis/orient/ed Comedy.”

The kickoff event will showcase the funny and powerful voices of Asian American standup comediennes. All Asian. All Female. All Funny.

The show will be at the historic David Henry Hwang Theater in Little Tokyo on Saturday, July 14th, 2012. Doors open at 8pm with a 7pm happy hour and community mixer out in the courtyard.

A portion of the show proceeds will benefit the California Healthy Nail Salons Collaborative.

CAPE members receive a $10 discount by using the code “CAPEROCKS.” Tickets can be purchased online at disorientedcomedy.com.

CNWA 2011 Finalist Thomas Wong Named Inaugural FOX Writers Intensive Fellow

Among the 10 Fox Writers Intensive (FWI) finalists, Thomas Wong has been named the first FWI Fellow for his script, QUEEN.

Thomas became involved with CAPE after placing as a CAPE New Writers Awards 2011 TV finalist with writing partner Sarah Kuhn for their script titled RICE BALLS. He continued taking full advantage of CAPE programs and networking events, allowing him to be nominated as one of CAPE’s candidates for the Fox Writers Intensive.

Tom, we applaud you — not only for being selected as the inaugural FWI Fellow, but also for being a role model to our aspiring writers.

To read more about Thomas and the FWI, check out the Deadline Hollywood and The Hollywood Reporter articles.

For more information about the CAPE New Writers Awards, please visit capeusa.org/CNWA.

CAPE New Writers Awards Deadline Friday 6/29

The 12th Annual CAPE New Writers Awards (CNWA) deadline is quickly approaching on Friday, June 29!

CAPE writers – be sure to submit your scripts electronically to [email protected] by Friday, June 29, 2012 11:59pm PST.

This program is open to both CAPE and non-CAPE members and we’re accepting individual and team submissions.

One winner will be selected from each of the three categories, which are Features, Television, and Hawaii.

Winners will receive a $4,000 cash prize, the latest Final Draft professional scriptwriting software, a staged reading of the winning script, and exclusive meetings with entertainment industry agents, producers, and executives.

The CAPE New Writers Awards has been dedicated to discovering and nurturing Asian Pacific Islander voices and talents for over a decade. This signature CAPE program has launched the careers of numerous writers including Aaron Ho (COUGAR TOWN, AUSTIN & ALLY), Alice Wu (SAVING FACE), Christina Choe (I AM JOHN WAYNE), Jaffar Mahmood (SHADES OF RAY), Ken Cheng (WILFRED), Leonard Chang (AWAKE), Thomas Wong (Fox Writer’s Intensive Fellow), Randall Park (THE ERASISTS), and many more!

The 12th Annual CAPE New Writers Awards is sponsored by NBC Universal with support from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Hawaii International Film Festival, the Honolulu Film Office, the Creative Industries Division, and Final Draft.

For submission materials and detailed guidelines, please visit capeusa.org/CNWA.

CAPE Casting Workshop With Lindsay Jameyson Call for Entries

CAPE Actors – we have another exclusive workshop for you with Lindsay Jameyson (Head Associate, Jennifer Cooper Casting)!

She’s been the casting associate for hit shows such as HAWAII FIVE-0 and CSI: NY.

This workshop will give you immediate feedback about your performance to help you book future jobs. You’ll also gain insight from an industry professional on how to stand out to major networks and studios.

Deadline for submissions is Monday, July 16, 2012 at 5:00PM PST.

Who: CAPE Members only
Where: The Acting Bridge
Address: If selected, the address will you forwarded to you no later than Friday, July 20.
When: Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Time: 7:30pm – 10:00pm
(NOTE: You must be available during this time to apply.)

Please submit your headshot, acting resume, and a short (100 words or less) essay explaining why you should be selected. There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee*.  Please email all materials to [email protected] with “CAPE Casting Workshop With Lindsay Jameyson: Your full name” in the subject line.

If you are not currently a CAPE member, please join or renew here: capeusa.org/membership.

Please process the $25 non-refundable registration fee here.

*PLEASE NOTE: If you have already paid the registration fee for the CAPE Acting Workshop With CBS or CAPE Casting Workshop with ABC, you do not need to pay again. This is only required for new, first time submissions.

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I AM JOHN WAYNE By Christina Choe

I AM JOHN WAYNE by CAPE New Writers Awards 2007 Features Winner Christina Choe has been selected to screen at this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival.

When: Saturday, June 16 at 4:30pm & Sunday, June 17 at 9:20pm
Where: Regal Cinemas at L.A. Live
Address: 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015

Tickets and more information are available here.

Christina Choe is an award winning filmmaker. Her first feature script, “Performance Art” was selected as the winner of the 2007 CAPE New Writers Award for Best Feature Screenplay, IFP Week Emerging Narrative Program, and placed in the top 20 (out of 2700 scripts) for the 2008 Bluecat Screenwriting Competition.

Her narrative shorts, “The Queen”, “FLOW”, and “I am John Wayne” have been selected for Telluride, Slamdance (Grand Jury Prize for best short), SXSW, Los Angeles Film Festival, and Aspen ShortsFest. In 2012, she participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus and received an M.F.A from Columbia University. She is currently in pre-production for her first feature.

CAPE Presents An Evening With Carrie Ann Inaba

CAPE Presents An Evening With Carrie Ann Inaba was held on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the Japanese American National Museum. Special thanks to our sponsor Verizon and volunteers for helping make the event possible.

The intimate presentation showcased newest CAPE Board Member Carrie Ann Inaba, as interviewed by CAPE Founder and Co-Chairperson Wenda Fong. Carrie Ann shared her life story and path to success, while offering perspective and inspiration to CAPE members and the Asian American Pacific Islander community.

The evening also marked the launch of CAPE’s I AM Campaign, sponsored thus far by Sony Pictures Entertainment.

SILENT WATER Screening For CAPE Members

CAPE members are kindly invited to the film screening of SILENT WATER generously sponsored by NBCU.

The film has qualified for several festivals and was nominated best short at the prestigious NY Indian Film Festival.

Come mingle, watch a short, and make a difference. There’ll be drinks, snacks and prizes! All proceeds go directly to helping people get access to clean water. Several networks and other studios will also have representatives there so it’ll be a great opportunity to network. All CAPE members are very welcome to attend.

WHAT: Silent Water Screening
WHEN: Thursday, June 21, 2012
TIME: 7:30PM
WHERE: Woman’s Club of Hollywood
ADDRESS: 1749 La Brea Ave (@ Franklin), Los Angeles, CA 90046

For more information about the film, please visit their official website or watch the trailer here.

If you plan on attending, please RSVP on their Facebook event page.

“Girl from the Naked Eye” In Theaters June 15

Asian American action star Jason Yee’s newest feature, THE GIRL FROM THE NAKED EYE, opens nationwide in theaters near on Friday, June 15th.

Co-written and co-produced by national champion martial artist and lead actor Jason Yee (DARK ASSASSIN), this noir-style character-driven action thriller is directed by David Ren (SHANGHAI KISS) and also features Ron Yuan (FANTASTIC FOUR, BLADE, RUSH HOUR 2, STREET FIGHTER) and fellow Asian American actors in key roles.

The film is distributed by Archstone Distribution.

For more details, please visit their official Facebook event page or official website at nakedeyemovie.com.