CAPE Hollywood Hotlist – April 30, 2014

CAPE Member Gorby Shih is casting for LOVE, WORK AND OTHER DEMONS, his upcoming short film.

Listing: A supernatural SAG short film, directed by USC film program graduate, is looking for Asian males (preferably Chinese) 45+ to audition for lead and supporting parts. Synopsis: A tough Chinese waitress who spends her nights fighting demons suspects that a rival coworker at the family restaurant is a demon whose next victim is her favorite customer and crush. The shoot dates are 7 days between May 31 and June 14. If you are interested in auditioning please email headshot and resume to “[email protected]”. Pay: Deferred per SAG Agreement plus copy, credit and meals.”



Congratulations to 2014 CAPE New Writers Fellow Graduates Iris Shim and Helen Shang on their short films screening at the LA Asian American Pacific Film Festival.





Congratulations to 2013 CAPE New Writers Fellow Tania Lotia‘s script “Freedom Farm” for being featured in the “Top Pilots” list on the Black List website.







Congratulations to CAPE Member Drea Garcia on booking a co-star role on American action drama TV series, BANSHEE.









“NBC Comedy Playground” is a new grassroots initiative to find new cutting-edge comedy! Submit your ground-breaking comedy idea starting May 1, 2014.








ABC Casting Department’s 2014 Talent Showcase —Call for Submission Deadline: May 2, 2014






Catch Myx TV’s new original series, “I’m Asian American and…” on Wednesdays at 8PM!






“Beijing Spring” Musical at East West Players from May 15-June 15. Group discounts available.



Take advantage of your company’s corporate matching program and easily double your gift to CAPE!


CBS Sketch Comedy Workshop For EWP ACTS and CAPE Members

CBSOn May 30th from 2-4pm at CBS Radford, VP of Casting Fern Orenstein and CBS Sketch Comedy Showcase Director Rick Najera will be conducting a comedy workshop. Class size is limited to 12 people. Only submit if you have a strong comedic background with standup, comedy improv, or comedic acting experience.

You will be expected to bring in comedic characters and potential scenarios one might find these characters in. Fern and Rick will observe and follow up with critique. The goal of the workshop is to better prepare actors for CBS’s annual audition for the showcase later this year.

Submission Guidelines – email Marilyn Tokuda ([email protected]) a one paragraph (or less) description of your comedic background. Include projects, people you’ve studied with and any other relevant information you would like us to know. Also, please list comedic plays/clubs/workshops you’ve been involved with.

Submission Deadline is Wednesday, May 15th.

Fern Orenstein will select 12 participants based on actor submissions.

An Intro to NBC Universal Talent Diversity Programs

East West Players, Visual Communications, and CAPE is proud to host “An Introduction to NBC Universal Talent Diversity Program.”

It will be an information session with NBC Universal Executives Karen Horne (Vice President of Entertainment Diversity Initiatives), Grace Wu (Executive Vice President of Casting), and Kendra Carter (Director of NBCU Talent Diversity Initiatives) to discuss the opportunities available within the NBCU Talent Diversity programs. NBC Universal’s talent development program includes Writers on the Verge, NBC Scene Showcase, NBC’s Director Fellowship Program, and the Casting Apprentice Program to name a few.

Date: Monday, September 24

Time: 8:00pm-9:30pm

Location: David Henry Hwang Theater at the Union Center for Arts

Address: 120 Judge John Aiso Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Parking: $3 after 5pm at the Aiso Street Parking Garage, directly across from the theater

Tickets: FREE to everyone, please RSVP to Marilyn Tokuda at [email protected]

CAPE & East West Players Host Disney | ABC Presentation

CAPE members are invited to an evening with ABC Director of Talent Development Programs Frank B. Gonzalez.

The event is hosted by Disney | ABC Television Group in partnership with East West Players, CAPE, and Visual Communications.

When: Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
Time: 7:00PM
Where: David Henry Hwang Theatre at the Union Center for the Arts
Address: 120 Judge John Aiso Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Parking: After 5PM, parking is $3.00 at Aiso Street Parking Garage across the street from the theatre.

Gonzalez will discuss topics including: how do you break into network television, writing for network TV, pilot season, and the Disney ABC Writing Program. The evening will also include a Q & A session with current Program Writers. Be sure to come prepared with questions. This is a rare opportunity, particularly when the deadline for the ABC Writers Fellowship application is approaching on May 1st.

Please RSVP to [email protected] with “Disney | ABC Presentation: BREAKING INTO NETWORK TELEVISION” in the subject line.

CAPE Acting Workshop Call for Entries

Are you serious about being a working actor?

This is a rare opportunity to learn how to audition, market yourself, and establish your brand to ultimately get cast!

CAPE is proud to announce a two-day Acting Workshop with CBS exclusively for CAPE members.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, March 16, 2012 at 5PM PST.

Develop crucial auditioning techniques and marketing skills with personalized feedback from CBS VP of Casting Fern Orenstein and VP of Diversity & Communications Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i.

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

Who:       CAPE Members only
:      CAPE Acting Workshop
When:     Tuesdays March 20 and March 27 from 3-5PM
(NOTE: You must be available during this time to apply.)
Where:   If selected, the address will be forwarded to you.

If you are not a current CAPE Member, please join or renew here:

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. Materials may be emailed to [email protected] with the subject “CAPE Acting Workshop: Your full name.”

To process your registration fee, please visit


THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE is currently playing at East West Players at the David Henry Hwang Theater until this Sunday, December 4th, 2011.

The comedy is about George, a linguist, a master of languages, who cannot express his love for his wife–and ends up losing her. Follow this whimsical and heartbreaking look at love and language that asks, “How do we save what is dying?” The cast features Jennifer Chang, Kimiko Gelman, Nelson Mashita, Jeanne Sakata, and Ryun Yu.

Generous support for this production is provided by the S. Mark Taper Foundation Endowment for East West Players. In association with Kaya Press and Libros Schmibros Lending Library & Bookshop.

For more information about show times, please click here.
Tickets can be reserved online.

EWP’s A Widow of No Importance featuring CAPE Members

Check out the latest show at East West Players featuring CAPE Members: Anjali Bhimani, Sunil Malhotra, Kamil Haque and Rachan Khatau.

“A Widow of No Importance” is about a grieving widow and the mayhem that ensues as she rediscovers how to live life and love again. The play, set in Mumbai, will feature a number of Bollywood performances as well.

For more information and tickets, visit the website at