FilAm Creative (FAC) celebrates nine years of supporting the advancement of Filipino Americans in entertainment and media!
Created by event producer Edwin A. Santos, Saturday, June 9th will be our 4th Annual FilAm Creative Hollywood Actors Panel for Actors — a panel discussion and networking event featuring special guest panelists who represent the craft of acting across the board.
Hear the panelists discuss their explorations of the process and profession of acting; their reflections on personal experiences and artistic influences that informed and shaped their careers; their discussions of past and current projects and share valuable insights into the craft and the industry. Get a chance to ask the panelists questions, learn about open opportunities, and build your network.
This year’s FAC Actors Panel will be moderated by YouTube comedienne Mary Grant.
Saturday, June 9, 2018
From 2pm to 4pm
PILIPINO WORKERS CENTER
153 Glendale Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA. 90026
* Located between Temple Street & Beverly Boulevard in the heart of Historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles. Street parking is available (watch for signs).
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SEATING IS LIMITED.
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MEET ONE OF THE EVENT’S SPECIAL GUEST PANELISTS:
JON JON BRIONES
~ actor / singer ~
Jon Jon Briones was born in Quezon City, Philippines. He is an actor and singer who first left the Philippines at the age of 23 to venture to London and joined the original cast of Miss Saigon as ‘The Engineer’ in 1989. Since then, he garnered prestigious award nominations and honorable recognitions throughout his theater career in its US, London, Philippines and German stage productions of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical play.
In 2012, he was nominated for an Ovation Award and an LA Weekly Award for his portrayal of Magno in the show The Romance of Magno Rubio.
For the role of ‘Engineer’ in the 2014 London West End revival of Miss Saigon he won many awards for best actor in a musical such as 2015 What’s On Stage, Broadway World UK (twice, also for best actor in a long running show in 2016), and West End Wilma.
He was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical in 2015 for playing ‘The Engineer’ in the London revival of Miss Saigon.
Since then he has traveled all over the world appearing on stage, television and in film.
He was last seen in a riveting performance as ‘Modesto Cunanan’ on the second season of FX’s American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace.
On television, he guest-starred on FOX’s Designated Survivor, CBS’ Criminal Minds, FOX’s Bones (playing the Filipino character, Adrian Lingao), CBS’ The Mentalist, NBC’s Southland, USA’s Monk, NBC’s Law & Order: LA and FX’s Sons of Anarchy.
His film roles include Blood Ransom, Brown Soup Thing and Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage.
Recently, he was recognized in one of the most prestigious awards in the Asian American entertainment community, the Visionary Award by East West Players.
You can see him next in Reprise 2.0’s Sweet Charity from June 20 to July 1 at the Freud Playhouse in UCLA’s Macgowan Hall. For more information and reserve tickets, click here: https://www.reprise2.org/shows/sweet-charity/
He has been married to actress/singer Megan Johnson Briones since 1996. They have two children who are also in the business, Isa and Teo, and they now reside in Los Angeles.