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12th Annual CNWA Deadline Approaching In Two Weeks

The 12th Annual CAPE New Writers Awards (CNWA) extended deadline is approaching in just two weeks.

All entries must be submitted electronically to [email protected] by Friday, June 29, 2012 11:59PM PST.

Individual and team submissions are accepted. This contest is open to both CAPE members and non-CAPE members.

Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to win a $4,000 cash prize, the latest Final Draft professional scriptwriting software, a staged reading of your winning script, and exclusive meetings with entertainment industry agents, producers and executives. One winner will be selected from each of the three categories, which are Features, Television, and Hawaii.

For over a decade, the CAPE New Writers Awards has been dedicated to discovering and nurturing Asian Pacific Islander voices and talents. This signature CAPE program has helped launch the careers of numerous writers. Success stories include 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 Finalist), Randall Park (THE ERASISTS), and 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 Oahu Film Office, and Final Draft.

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

CAPE Writing Workshop With Peter Gamble

CAPE is offering an unique, one night only writing workshop with award winning writer and CAPE New Writers Awards 2011 Feature Finalist Peter Gamble.

The workshop will cover a history of screenplay structure, discoveries and flaws of each historical method, synthesis theory, and how to look at your script from various magnifications.

Peter teaches the Deep Structure class at the University of Southern California where he won the Melon Prize for Mentoring Students.  He ghostwrote HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG, and his screenplay THE HARROWING (with Matt Yang King) won second in the CAPE New Writers Awards, runner up at Scriptapalooza, was a semi-finalist for the Nichol Fellowship and was recently optioned by Larrikin Entertainment.

When: Monday, June 18, 2012
Time: 7:00 – 10:00pm
Where: CAPE Office
Address: 10 Universal City Plaza, 20th Floor, Universal City, CA 91608

Space is extremely limited and for current CAPE members only. Please email [email protected] with “CAPE Writing Workshop” in the subject line to RSVP.

Kollaboration Los Angeles

Kollaboration Los Angeles is coming to the Ford Amphitheatre on July 13, 2012.  In a little more than a decade, Kollaboration has grown tremendously as an organization, with shows in 15 cities across the United States and Canada, and yet, its mission still remains the same.  By providing a creative platform through our talent shows, Kollaboration seeks to empower and encourage Asian Pacific Islander American & Canadian artists to pursue their passions in mainstream media and inspire future generations to do the same.  The winner of this competition will represent LA and be placed in a poll alongside winners of each Kollaboration 2012 event across the nation where the top 7 will be flown into LA for the finale show in November.

Date: Friday, July 13, 2012
Time: 8:30 PM (Picnic area opens at 6:30PM)
Venue: Ford Amphitheatre
Address: 2580 Cahuenga Blvd, East, Hollywood, CA 90068

More event information is available on their official website or their Facebook event page.

Competitors:
– Brooke Taylor
– Dave & the Cousins
– Jeremy Crooks
– Kaitlin Obien
– Ms. Laney
– Nate Tao
– St. Andrew

Guest Comedian:
Jimmy Ouyang

Hosted by: PK

Ticket Prices:  
General Admission Tickets: $15, VIP Tickets : $40 (Preferred Seating)
*Prices are subject to change
Purchase Tickets Here:  http://fordtheatres.org/en/events/details/id/360

CAPE Casting Workshop – Last Week To Submit

Calling all actors – submit your headshots for our upcoming CAPE Casting Workshop before the June 18 deadline!

You do not want to miss this exclusive opportunity to audition in front of ABC Casting Executives including Keli Lee (Executive Vice President of Casting, ABC Entertainment Group). This unique program will give you valuable feedback about your performance and help you make adjustments to book jobs!

You’ll also gain exposure to the casting directors behind such hit shows as ABC’s LOST, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, UGLY BETTY, and GREY’S ANATOMY. Former participants include CAPE Member Melissa Tang, who recently landed a regular role on Fox’s THE GOODWIN GAMES, and newest CAPE Board Member Carrie Ann Inaba (Dancer, Choreographer, Producer, Television Host, and Judge on DANCING WITH THE STARS).

This program is designed to improve actors of all levels. All CAPE members are encouraged to apply.

Who:       CAPE Members only
What:      CAPE Casting Workshop
Where:    If selected, the address will be forwarded to you no later than Friday, July 13.
When:     Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm
(NOTE: You must be available during this time to apply.)

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

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

Please process your $25 non-refundable registration fee below.
*PLEASE NOTE: If you have already paid the registration fee this year for the CAPE Acting Workshop sponsored by CBS, you do not need to pay again. This is only required for new, first time submissions.

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Last Chance To RSVP-Become A CAPE Member For Free Admission

Near Capacity – RSVP Today

Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to hear Dancer, Choreographer, Producer, Television Host, and Judge on DANCING WITH THE STARS, Carrie Ann Inaba and CAPE Co-Founder Wenda Fong speak candidly about their careers and life.

This intimate event is sponsored by Verizon.

CAPE members receive complimentary tickets (with RSVP here) and non-CAPE members can purchase tickets online.

When: Thursday, June 7, 2012
6:00 – 8:00pm Cocktail Reception
8:00 – 9:15pm Presentation
Where: Japanese American National Museum
Address: 369 E 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dinner will be served with open bar.

As one of the most admired artists who happens to be of Asian American Pacific Islander descent, Carrie Ann will be sharing her path to success from Fly Girls to her role as a prime time television star. The interview will be guided by CAPE Founder and Co-Chairperson Wenda Fong (Vice President, Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company), who is currently the FOX executive in charge of prime time shows THE X FACTOR, AMERICAN IDOL, HELL’s KITCHEN, and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE.

Only 2 Days Left Until An Evening With Carrie Ann Inaba

Only 2 days left to RSVP for this intimate evening with Carrie Ann Inaba, who’s been a judge on DANCING WITH THE STARS since its premiere on ABC in 2005.

This highly anticipated event, sponsored by Verizon, will be open to the general public.

CAPE members receive complimentary tickets (with RSVP here) and non-CAPE members can purchase tickets online.

When: Thursday, June 7, 2012
6:00 – 8:00pm Cocktail Reception
8:00 – 9:15pm Presentation
Where: Japanese American National Museum
Address: 369 E 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Food (by Toshi Sushi) and drinks will be served.

As one of the most admired artists who happens to be of Asian American Pacific Islander descent, Carrie Ann will be sharing her path to success from Fly Girls to her role as a prime time television star. The interview will be guided by CAPE Founder and Co-Chairperson Wenda Fong (Vice President, Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company), who is currently the FOX executive in charge of prime time shows THE X FACTOR, AMERICAN IDOL, HELL’s KITCHEN, and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE.

The 2012 Los Angeles Film Fest Is Here

Now in its 18th year, the Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by Film Independent, showcases the best of American and international cinema.

The 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival returns to L.A. LIVE June 14-24, 2012 with red carpet premieres, conversations, live music, free outdoor screenings and films from around the world.  The Festival connects the movie-loving public to critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals, and emerging talent in the heart of Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world.

For passes, tickets and full Festival details, please call 1.866.FilmFest or visit LAFilmFest.com.

CAPE is proud to present the Malaysian film Bunohan: Return to Murder, directed by Dain Said and featuring Faizal Hussein, Zahiril Adzim, Pekin Ibrahim, Bront Palarae, Namron, and Wan Hanafisu.

Equal parts Shakespearian drama and martial arts crime thriller, this contemporary Malaysian noir pits brother against brother as they fight for revenge, power and their lives.

After failing to see a Thai death match bout through to the end, Tomoi kickboxer Adil flees to his hometown of Bunohan (which means “murder” in Malay), with hired assassin Ilham, who was also born in Bunohan, following close behind. Meanwhile, Adil’s brother Baker is home tending to their ailing father and plotting to cheat his brother out of his inheritance. With a penchant for stylish visuals, writer/director Dain Said fuses the modern and mythic into a hard-hitting film that is as surprising as it is unforgettable.

Ang Lee’s LIFE OF PI Moving Up

CAPE Advisor and Academy Award winning director Ang Lee’s newest film LIFE OF PI is set to be released this November.

The drama, originally due to open on December 21, has been moved up to November 21 by 20th Century Fox.

LIFE OF PI is based on Yann Martel’s best-seller novel about a zookeeper’s son who finds himself shipwrecked with a Bengal tiger.

To read the full article on The Hollywood Reporter, please click here.

An Evening With Carrie Ann Inaba: RSVP NOW OPEN

CAPE is proud to announce An Evening with Dancer, Choreographer, Producer, Television Host, Judge on DANCING WITH THE STARS, and the newest CAPE Board Member Carrie Ann Inaba. Sponsored by Verizon.

This intimate event will sell out quickly, so please reserve your seat now.

When: Thursday, June 7, 2012
Time: 6:00 – 9:15pm
Where: Japanese American National Museum
Address: 369 East 1st Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tickets: Complimentary for CAPE members (with RSVP here) and $20 for non-CAPE members (purchase tickets here)

As one of the most admired artists who happens to be of Asian American Pacific Islander descent, Carrie Ann will be sharing her path to success from Fly Girls to her role as a prime time television star. The interview will be guided by CAPE Founder and Co-Chairperson Wenda Fong (Vice President, Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company), who is currently the FOX executive in charge of prime time shows THE X FACTOR, AMERICAN IDOL, HELL’s KITCHEN, and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE.

Inaba has also been nominated for this year’s Teen Choice Awards under the Choice TV Female Personality category.

CAPE Casting Workshop Call for Entries

Calling all CAPE Actors – the CAPE Casting Workshop is officially accepting entries.

The CAPE Casting Workshop is an exclusive program that offers CAPE members a chance to audition in front of ABC Casting Executives including Keli Lee (Executive Vice President of Casting, ABC Entertainment Group).

This unique opportunity will give you valuable feedback about your performance and help you make adjustments to book jobs! You’ll also gain exposure to the casting directors behind such hit shows as ABC’s LOST, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, UGLY BETTY, and GREY’S ANATOMY.

This program is designed to improve actors of all levels. All CAPE members are encouraged to apply.

Who:       CAPE Members only
What:      CAPE Casting Workshop
Where:    If selected, the address will be forwarded to you no later than Friday, July 13.
When:     Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm
(NOTE: You must be available during this time to apply.)

Submission deadline: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 5pm PST

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

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

Please process your $25 non-refundable registration fee below.
*PLEASE NOTE: If you have already paid the registration fee this year, you do not need to pay again. This is only required for new, first time submissions.

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