Check here for a summary of FilAm Creative news updates, events, deadlines and announcements:
SAVE-THE DATE: May 3, 2017 (Wednesday at 6:00pm)
FilAm Creations: A Filmmaker Movement at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival ~ #FilAmCreations or #Pinoywood
http://festival.vconline.org/2017/shorts-programs/filam-creative-shorts/ – (SOLD OUT)
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: ArtShare LA (DTLA Arts District)
801 E 4th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90013
An after party to follow at Angel City Brewery a block down.
SAVE-THE DATE: December 3, 2016 (Saturday at 6:30pm)
Fil-Am Creative to host Television Writers Panel ~ #FACwriterspanel
What: 1st Television Writers Panel – Free Admission https://www.facebook.com/events/1866196176947472/
Date: December 3, 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: Pilipino Workers Center (PWC)
153 Glendale Boulevard at Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles, CA 90026
MICHAEL GOLAMCO, Executive Story Editor & Writer (NBC’s Grimm)
RENE GUBE, Executive Story Editor & Writer (The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
RAY UTARNACHITT, Executive Story Editor & Writer (The CW’s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow)
Moderator: DEXTER ADRIANO, Editor (ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
SAVE-THE DATE: September 14, 2016 (Wednesday at 8pm)
The FAHOF Premiere Party: https://www.facebook.com/events/499342530276415/
FilAm Creative is getting into original content with Filipino American Hall of Fame, a comedy web series on our new YouTube channel, Bidyo!
Come celebrate the series premiere at Far Bar on Wednesday, September 14th at 8:00pm. Join us and meet the cast and creators of #FAHOF! We’ll be screening the first two episodes of the show and more.
We’re so proud of this show and we can’t wait to share it with you. Hope to see you there! !
The FAHOF Premiere Party
347 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, California 90012
SAVE-THE DATE: June 4, 2016 (Saturday)
Fil-Am Creative to host 2nd Hollywood Actors Panel
What: 2nd Annual Hollywood Actors Panel – Free Admission
Date: June 4, 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 12:00 noon – 2:00pm
Where: The Clubhouse Improv (Main Stage)
1607 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
NICO SANTOS – Actor/Stand-up Comedian (Superstore, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Chelsea Lately)
DEA VISE – Casting Director, CSA (God’s Not Dead, Boone The Bounty Hunter, God’s Not Dead 2)
TESS PARAS– Actress/Writer (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Grimm, Make Your Face Great Again Makeup Tutorial)
PHIL BROCK – Talent Manager (Studio Talent Group)
Wed. April 13, 2016
FilAm Creative & Filipino Hollywood Mafia Happy Hour Social Mixer: https://www.facebook.com/events/206615656378842/
Join us at our joint Happy Hour & Social Mixer event for some catching up, sharing anecdotes and discussing things you have not read on each others’ Facebook status posts. Also, this mixer is your opportunity to sign up for our Halo-Halo Headshots event (April 24) and our Filipino Heritage Dodgers Night (June 17)!
FilAm Creative & Filipino Hollywood Mafia Happy Hour Social Mixer
4519 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Sat. Feb. 6, 2016
Good Karma Networking Mixer
FilAm Creative is volunteering at the Los Angeles Food Bank to help fight hunger by giving a little bit of your time. Then, we can grab lunch nearby and network with your fellow creative member.
Good Karma Networking Mixer
8:20am – 12:20pm
Los Angeles Food Bank
1734 East 41st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90058
Mon. Nov. 23, 2015
FACsgiving Dinner and Leadership Happy Hour
FilAm Creative is gathering to give thanks, network and eat ourselves silly at the 2015 FACsgiving Dinner! FAC leaders will also be available to discuss volunteer and leadership opportunities in FAC in anticipation of our big plans in 2016.
FACsgiving Dinner & Leadership Info Happy Hour
The Far Bar Little Tokyo
347 East 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
October 22nd, 2015
4th Annual Filipinos in Entertainment & Media
“Creating Visibility, Establishing Individuality”
Panel Discussion and Networking Event
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Malone 112 (Malone Student Center)
Scheduled Panelists (Subject to Change):
ANNALEE PAULO – Deputy Head, LA Entertainment Marketing Division at 42West (Entertainment Publicity)
ASHLEY ARGOTA – Actress/Singer
BILLY DAMOTA – Casting Director (Film, TV, Commercials, Music Videos)
GENE CAJAYON – Filmmaker (“The Debut”)
MANNY STREETZ – 102.7 KIIS FM Radio Personality/Actor/Songwriter/Producer
This event is FREE and open to everyone! Visitor Parking Fees on campus apply.
FREE FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS! First come, first served.
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/410179769187209/
SAVE-THE DATE: September 19th, 2015
Fil-Am Creative to host Hollywood Actors Panel
What: Hollywood Actors Panel (panelists to be announced)
Date: September 19, 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 12:00 noon – 2:00pm
Where: The Clubhouse Improv (Main Stage)
1607 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
BILLY DAMOTA – Casting Director, CSA (Predator, The Running Man, The Three Amigos, Project X, Colors, Above The Law, Miracle Mile, The Crow, I Robot, God’s Not Dead, America’s Most Wanted)
EUGENE CORDERO – Actor/Comedian/Teacher (Other Space, Kings of Summer, Drunk History, Kroll Show, House of Lies, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Parks and Recreation, Key & Peele, Playing House, Silicon Valley).
JANET TSCHA– Talent Agent,Head of On-Camera Department at Arlene Thornton & Associates
TESS PARAS– Actress/Writer (Grimm, Girl Meets World, The Good Wife, Weeds, White Collar, Typecast, What If Catcalls Were Cheeseburgers?)
Wed. July 29, 7:45pm
Let’s get together for Pop Culture Trivia followed by Karaoke at Sardo’s Bar in Burbank!
259 N Pass Ave, Burbank, California 91505
Fil-Am Creative Newsletter: June 2015
June 10th: Dodgers Filipino Heritage Night feat. The Filharmonic (from “Pitch Perfect 2”) / Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks 7:10pm
June 12th: Philippine Independence Day
June 12th: Film Screening of “Mondo Manila” and post event, The Mondo Mixer!
June 13th: Fil-Am Creative and Filipino Hollywood Mafia (FHM) Hike and Lunch, Griffith Park and LA Rose Cafe
June 20th: Filipino Cultural School (FCS) Welcome Day @ St. Bernard School, Bellflower
June 20th: Inaugural Asian Heritage Jazz Festival @ JACCC, Little Tokyo Downtown LA
June 23rd: Release day of film, “Awesome Asian Bad Guys”, National Film Society
Fil-Am Creative celebrates
Philippine Independence Day
Join Fil-Am Creative for a series of events celebrating Philippine Independence Day:
Wednesday, June 10th:
Dodgers Filipino Heritage Night @ Dodger Stadium / Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (First pitch: 7:10pm)
featuring pre-game entertainment and National Anthem from The Filharmonic (seen on Pitch Perfect 2)
Friday, June 12th:
“Mondo Manila” Film Premiere and post-screening, The Mondo Mixer!
What: Celebrate Philippine Independence Day and talk about a movie you can’t believe you just saw!
On hand to discuss the movie will be Filipino American filmmakers from Fil-Am Creative, a Filipino American entertainment organization.
Fil-Am Creative will be on hand to record their upcoming podcast so make your voice heard.
Where: The Arena Cinema Courtyard, Hollywood, CA. Click here for address & directions.
Who: Fans of the movie and Fil-Am filmmakers
When: 7:30pm Mondo Manila Film Premiere / 8:45pm The Mondo Mixer!
Trailer for Mondo Manila (NSFW): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyXMI_qwe8Y
The Mondo Mixer! FaceBook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/601579896650423/
Saturday, June 13th:
FAC Hike with fellow entertainment organization Filipino Hollywood Mafia (FHM)
FaceBook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1645414202359168/
Event Schedule: 10:45am: Hike @ Griffith Park, LA
1:15pm: Lunch at Filipino restaurant L.A. Rose Cafe
3:00pm: Coffee orientation for Fil-Am Creative volunteers
FAC Leadership Meeting
Fil-Am Creative is an all volunteer organization and we’re currently looking for enthusiastic and passionate people to take on leadership positions within Fil-Am Creative.
Help shape and form the direction for Fil-Am Creative, a fun and wonderful way to creatively express your ideas and passion into this wonderful organization.
For those interested, Fil-Am Creative will hold a meeting on Saturday, June 13th at 3:00pm after the Fil-Am Creative/FHM Hike and Lunch event.
For more information and inquiries, please send them to:
E-mail: email@example.com Subject: FAC Leadership
FAC IS CREATING ITS OWN CHANNEL!!!
Wait for others to validate you no more. Fil-Am Creative is embarking on a revolutionary new project where we create and distribute our own content.
FAC will combine the resources of its members to:
1) Produce event coverage and educational resources for FAC members and
2) Create several modestly budgeted creative short films that revolve around FAC’s mission, our Fil-Am lives and our world. The creative projects are open to all genres.
The FAC productions will be on-going and the short films will begin with production of Season 1…
FAC is currently seeking writers, directors and producers who want to be involved.
(Cast and crew calls will take place later as projects develop).
If you are a writer, director or producer and are interested, an informational meeting will be held:
Date: June 20, 2015 (Saturday)
Address: 1031 South Broadway, Suite 1042, Los Angeles, 90015
NOTE: Due to limited space, if there is overflow we’ll be taking in around 10 people at a time every 20 minutes.
More information to come at Filamcreative.org and facebook.com/filamcreative.
If you have questions we’ll be providing info shortly online so please be patient.
Mark Crespo: firstname.lastname@example.org
John Flores: email@example.com
Walter Boholst: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you are as excited about this project as we are. It’s time we make things happen for ourselves as a community.
Thanks for your support and involvement.
Three Cities Festival Entertainment Panel contest
FAC is giving away free tickets to winners of a random drawing to the panel on May 23.
Saturday, May 23rd
333 Live at 333 Boylston Street, Los Angeles CA, 90017 near the intersection of W 3rd Street and Boylston Street.
For the full line-up and more info go to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/three-cities-festival-la-series-tickets-16448923172 or http://www.threecitiesfest.com/
To enter the raffle to win a free ticket go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DVSSTHK and complete the short survey to help improve FilAm Creative. Required questions must be filled out to eligible.
* 1st winner will be contacted via email on Wed. May 13. (enter now!)
* We’ll keep giving away a ticket every couple of days until we run out.
* One of the winners will be chosen at random to win a free video interview to be published on the FAC blog and social media.
* Another 2nd winner will be chose at random to win an article profile to be published on the FAC blog and social media.
FAC Community Co-Presenter at LA Asian Pacific Film Festival 2015
FAMILY TIES (short film program)
AT WHAT COST, LOVE (short film program)
WHERE I AM KING (Philippine feature film)
THAT THING CALLED MEANT-TO-BE (Philippine feature film)
FAC’s 2015 Photowalk and Drinks!
Saturday, March 14at 6:30pm – 1:30am
Union Station (Los Angeles)
Los Angeles, California 90012
THIS YEAR: Chinatown! Union Station! Olvera Street!
** And it all starts at UNION STATION **
FilAm Creative celebrates its 6th anniversary all year long! Join us for our 2nd annual PHOTO WALK, as FAC takes you to visit beautiful architectural gems throughout Los Angeles as we celebrate community, art, health, and St. Patricks Day weekend!
For more info, ask ED @
RSVP at FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1576825082565997
2015 Kickoff Meat-Up at The Park’s Finest a big success!
The Park’s Finest
Check out the blog article and FB page photos.
FIL-AM CREATIVE JAZZY HOLIDAY PARTY Thurs. Dec. 18
Join Fil-Am Creative as we celebrate the holidays with a FAC Jazzy Holiday Party.
We will be having dinner from 6:30-8:30pm in downtown Culver City (Place TBD), then we’ll walk over for drinks afterwards from 8:30pm on at The Lobby Bar at the Culver Hotel.
Live jazz music will be performed that night, no cover charge.
Invite your friends and colleagues as we celebrate a wonderful 2014.
FIL-AM CREATIVE JAZZY HOLIDAY PARTY
DATE: Thursday, December 18th, 2014
LOCATION: Dinner TBD / Drinks @ The Lobby Bar at The Culver Hotel at 9400 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
TIME: Dinner from 6:30-8:30pm / Drinks: 8:30-11:00pm
RSVP: via the FaceBook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/984238568258322
Updates will be provided at the event page.
FAC Filmmaker and Screenwriter Thanksgiving Brunchachacha
FAC is bringing together our filmmaker and screenwriter friends for a delicious brunch to give thanks to an amazing year!
Sun. Nov. 23
Cha Cha Cha restaurant
“contemporary Caribbean cuisine”
656 N Virgil Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004
– Discuss interest in a FAC writer’s group
– Networking, support
Please RSVP on Facebook by 1pm Sat. Nov. 22 to reserve a space. It gets quite crowded so we need to reserve a table big enough. All attendees MUST RSVP here on the event page or at email@example.com.
FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/677754045672118/
FAC 5th Year Anniversary (11/13/14): Speed Networking
Please SAVE THE DATE of November 13th as FAC celebrates its 5th Anniversary with a Speed Networking Event.
Thank you to those who have RSVP’d already! Please tell your friends & colleagues!
FACEBOOK LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/667832373336246/?ref=br_tf
DATE: November 13, 2014 (Thursday)
WHERE: The Parlor Hollywood @ 7250 Melrose Ave, LA
TIME: 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Come celebrate with Fil-Am Creative and meet with some of today’s entertainment executives.
The information is listed within the FaceBook Link.
See ya’ there!
HALO-HALOWEEN CELEBRATES FILIPINOS IN HORROR UNTIL HALLOWEEN NIGHT!
The new horror film “Voodoo Possession” has been hosting the FAC blog at filamcreative.org from Oct. 17 until Halloween night.
FilAm writer/director of the film, Walter Boholst, has been programming the blog. Along with behind the scenes clips from the movie, created by FilAm AJ Calomay’s Xylophone Films, there is content focusing on all things Filipino and horror.
Halo-Haloween’s highlights include:
* Work by FilAms including composer Jonathan Wandag, Tess Paras (Grimm) and Natasia Gascon (short stories).
* Horror works by FilAm celebs such as Matthew Libatique (Dir. of photography for Gothika), Phoebe Cates (Gremlins) and Mark Dacascos (I Am Omega).
* Filipino horror movies such as “The Road”, “I Am A Ghost” and “Blood Ransom” which opens Friday.
You can find all 15 days of Halo-Haloween at filamcreative.org and more about Voodoo Possession at voodoopossession.com and facebook.com/thisplaceiscursed.
Check out all of the installments of Halo-Haloween:
Pt. 1 Voodoo Possession traile & writer/director, Yam Laranas’ The Road, DP Matthew Libatique. https://filamcreative.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/voodoo-possession-hosts-halo-haloween/
Pt. 2: Actor Abe Spigner, Producer Mark Burman, Composer Jonathan Wandag, Zombadings, Dante Basco https://filamcreative.wordpress.com/2014/10/18/halo-haloween-pt-2-actor-abe-spigner-producer-mark-burman-composer-jonathan-wandag-zombadings-dante-basco/
Pt. 3: Tomas Boykin as Happy Man, Production Designer Kalie Acheson, Xylophone Films, Shake Rattle and Roll, Nicole Gale Anderson https://filamcreative.wordpress.com/2014/10/19/halo-haloween-pt-3-tomas-boykin-as-happy-man-production-designer-kalie-acheson-xylophone-films-shake-rattle-and-roll-nicole-gale-anderson/
Pt. 4: Lead actors Ryan Caltagirone and Kerry Knuppe, Philippine horror film festival, Jessica Soho https://filamcreative.wordpress.com/2014/10/20/halo-haloween-pt-4-lead-actors-ryan-caltagirone-and-kerry-knuppe-philippine-horror-film-festival-jessica-soho/
Pt. 5: Catherine Haena Kim, Leah Anova, John Flores, Christopher Lora, Shannyn Sossamon, White Lady of Baguio City https://filamcreative.wordpress.com/2014/10/21/halo-haloween-pt-5-catherine-haena-kim-leah-anova-john-flores-shannyn-sossamon-white-lady-of-baguio-city/
Pt. 6: David Thomas Jenkins, Horrorpedia, Short story by Natasia Gascon, Hiwaga Pinoy True Story https://filamcreative.wordpress.com/2014/10/22/halo-haloween-pt-6-david-thomas-jenkins-horrorpedia-short-fiction-by-natasia-gascon-hiwaga-pinoy-true-story/
Pt. 7: Barney Burman make-up FX, Anna Lloyd-Jones costumes, I Am A Ghost, Nia Peeples https://filamcreative.wordpress.com/2014/10/23/halo-haloween-pt-7-barney-burman-make-up-fx-anna-lloyd-jones-costumes-i-am-a-ghost-nia-peeples/
Pt. 8: Marie-Francoise Theodore, Erik Matti’s “Tiktik,” Grimm’s Aswang, Tess Paras, Michael Golamco, Reggie Lee https://filamcreative.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/halo-haloween-pt-8-marie-francoise-theodore-erik-mattis-tiktik-grimms-aswang-tess-paras-michael-golamco-reggie-lee/
Pt. 9: Boholst on multi-genre horror, Kalie on production design, Sigaw, Michael Copon’s Killer Holiday https://filamcreative.wordpress.com/2014/10/25/halo-haloween-pt-9-boholst-on-multi-genre-horror-kalie-on-production-design-sigaw-michael-copons-killer-holiday/
Pt. 10: Costume design, Kerry Knuppe, White Lady of Cavite, Phoebe Cates https://filamcreative.wordpress.com/2014/10/26/halo-haloween-pt-10-costume-design-kerry-knuppe-white-lady-of-cavite-phoebe-cates/
Pt. 11: Actor Treva Etienne, Happy Man, Sharon Leal in Grimm, The Diplomat Hotel, Haunted statue of Satan https://filamcreative.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/halo-haloween-pt-11-actor-treva-etienne-happy-man-sharon-leal-in-grimm-the-diplomat-hotel-haunted-statue-of-satan/
Pt. 12: Voodoo costume design, Abe on complex plot, Debosyon, Kapuso Mo, Hide and Seek short https://filamcreative.wordpress.com/2014/10/28/halo-haloween-pt-12-voodoo-costume-design-abe-on-complex-plot-debosyon-kapuso-mo-hide-and-seek-short/
Pt. 13: Kerry Knuppe, Marie-Fancoise Theodore, How To Disappear Completely, Mark Dacascos https://filamcreative.wordpress.com/2014/10/29/halo-haloween-pt-13-kerry-knuppe-marie-fancoise-theodore-how-to-disappear-completely-mark-dacascos/
Pt. 14: Low-budget films, Dr. Cody Chase, Matthew Abaya’s Vampariah, Lou Diamond Phillips https://filamcreative.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/halo-haloween-pt-14-low-budget-films-dr-cody-chase-matthew-abayas-vampariah-lou-diamond-phillips/
Pt. 15: VP foreign trailer, voodoo research, short story by Natasia Gascon, Blood Ransom, Anne Curtis, Grave Bandits. https://filamcreative.wordpress.com/2014/10/31/halo-haloween-pt-15-vp-foreign-trailer-voodoo-research-short-story-by-natasia-gascon-blood-ransom-anne-curtis/
Download here: FilAm Creative newsletter May 22, 2014
FilAm Creative newsletter May 22, 2014
Fri. May 23: Dodger Filipino Night payment deadline tomorrow!
Sat. May 31: Summer networking picnic May 31
Annual Filipinos Heritage Night with the Dodgers
Payment deadline Friday May 23! (tomorrow)
Contact Darlene Alcantara at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for payment.
Celebrating Philippine Independence Day!
Friday Night Fireworks Night against the Diamondbacks-
June 13th, 2014 at 7:10pm.
*Tickets are $42 for the All you can eat section, which also includes a t-shirt and fundraising for your FAN/FAC Organization!
*A portion of the ticket sales will also be donated to the Typhoon Haiyan victims.
Tell your mom, your dad, your siblings, your grand-parents, your Auntie’s, Uncle’s, cousin, friends, co-workers and acquaintances, you got the gist of it! It’s an ideal night to spend some time with the people you like the most! And remember…you don’t have to be Filipino to attend.
~Game starts at 7:10pm (Please arrive early)
~We get to sit in the All-you-can-eat Pavilion- which means we get unlimited Dodger Dogs, Nachos, Popcorn, Peanuts, Soft Drinks & Water we want! Alcohol is available for purchase.
~And we also get a special Dodger’s Filipino themed T-shirt
All of this will cost you just $42!!!
Children 3 years old and younger are FREE, but that’s because they will have a seat in a paid person’s lap.
$42 is general seating
We are only accepting cash (in person), checks or money orders made out to “Los Angeles Dodgers, LLC”
Contact Darlene Alcantara email@example.com to arrange for payment.
By FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014 (Absolute last day!)
with your check(s) and number of people in your party. Please be sure to have your return address; as I will be sending you your tickets through the mail, by the game date. For questions and inquiries, contact Darlene at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So these prices are just to FAN/FAC members, friends, family and associates…so if you want all of the above and to be able to sit among your friends and family…make sure you contact us for tickets right away!
Purchase 4 tickets and get a free t-shirt (last year’s Filipino night)
[For those who missed last year, this is a perfect way for you to get last year’s shirt!]
Thank you for your support and we will see you at the game!!!
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/365877980219090/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Summertime Networking Picnic with Filipino Hollywood Mafia
Sat. May 31, 11am-2pm
Syd Kronenthal Park
3459 McManus Avenue, Culver City 90232
You are invited to the 1st ever Filipino Hollywood Mafia and Fil-Am Creative Potluck Picnic in the Park!
Join us as our two groups officially collaborate for the first time, in an effort to foster community for Filipinos in the entertainment industry. We welcome everyone from scripted, alternative, casting, post, actors, agents, digital, PR… you name it! We’re here to help bring each other up and build relationships that can help our careers.
We’re doing this family-style, so bring a yummy dish to share! Feel free to bring your kids & family! The park has a basketball court, tennis court and softball diamond.
Kindly RSVP to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what dish you will bring, so we can manage what is still needed. Rice, drinks and ice will be provided.
We’re doing this family-style, so bring a yummy dish to share! Feel free to bring your kids & family!
The park has a basketball court, tennis court and softball diamond so bring any balls, frisbees or games you’d like to play.
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/255349244653346/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Would you like to be a contributor to our blog page?
We need writers, photographers, graphic designers, hosts, camera people, social media marketers and anyone that wants to help. Build that resume, meet cool people and help your community!
Email us at email@example.com with your experience and area of interest and we’ll make it work.