#FACinfocus: Meet Edwin Santos – Online Press of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership

Name: Edwin Santos
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
FilAm Creative Title/Position/Role:  Online Press
Creator & Event Producer (Hollywood Actors Panel for Actors & Networking Event) 
Writer / Blogger for FAC’s official site 
Producer for FAC Networks on YouTube
Associate Producer for FAC Podcast: Voices (Tinig) 
FAC representative with the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Prior Office: FAC Director of Content Production (2016) and FAC Vice President of Content (2015)

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DESCRIPTION OF TITLE / POSITION / ROLE:
Working with the Leadership Team providing video coverage for various FAC events. Providing opportunities for content producers to collaborate and create original non-fiction programming (i.e. FilAm Creations:BTS) for the FAC Networks channel on YouTube. Writing the FAC In Focus one-on-one interview series and Op-Eds about Filipinos in Hollywood for the official FAC site. Posting/promoting published content resulting to an increase of new followers and new subscribers for FAC’s social media sites. Co-producing the FAC Podcast: Voices (Tinig).

PROFESSION AND SHORT BIO:
Actor / Producer / Improvisor –
Edwin works in social media marketing while producing feature films for Cinema Epoch, a U.S based film distribution and production company specializing in international cinema thru Entertainment One (eOne).  He previously worked behind-the-scenes at E! Entertainment, Comcast Entertainment Group, Crest Digital and Mark Massari Productions’ Real Stories of the Highway Patrol.

He is also a two-time award winning film producer and a nominated SAG/AFTRA actor.

An alumnus of California-State University, Northridge (CSUN) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio / Television / Film, Edwin was an honorary recipient of the Catherine Clymer Scholarship Award from the Southern California Chapter of the Alliance for Women in Media, an honorary recipient of the Educational Equity Award for Outstanding Service presented by CSUN’s School of Cinema & Television Arts and is listed on the Honor Roll of Giving (2007-2009) for CSUN’s Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication.

He was an active member with the Alliance for Women in Media from 1992 to 1996 and from 2010 to 2011.  He was a member with the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers (SMPTE) from 1993 to 1997.  And, he was an active member with Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA) from 1998 to 1999.

Little Known Fact:
Edwin is a 4th generation direct descendant of Marcela Mariño Agoncillo, the principle seamstress who sewed the first Philippine Flag, in accordance with General Emilio Aguinaldo’s design which later became the Official Flag of the Philippines.

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#FACinfocus: Meet Angela Paviera – Secretary of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership

Name: Angela Paviera
Hometown: Cupertino, CA
FilAm Creative Title/Position/Role: Secretary

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DESCRIPTION OF TITLE / POSITION / ROLE:
Primary responsibilities are to maintain community organization, account all minutes at every board meeting, schedule meetings, coordinate events, and coordinate volunteers. The secretary is also a liaison between internal and external staff.

Angela also provides creative services for FilAm Creative events such as graphic design and photography.

PROFESSION AND SHORT BIO:
Director/Producer/Art Director/Photographer/Video Editor/Graphic Designer –
Angela received her Bachelor’s of Science in Film from Academy of Art in 2015. Moving to Los Angeles and interned for Blue Fox Entertainment, a company in film distribution, acquisition and sales. Angela became a production assistant and set dresser for Altitude (2017), an action thriller film starring Denise Richards.

In April 2016, Angela got involved with ISAtv, as a production assistant and volunteer for three events during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. She later co-produced and directed shorts for ISAtv’s Digital Film Shootout.

Angela currently works at Mashable as a video production intern and, on her free time, she is a vlogger and YouTuber for her channel, angelarosefilms.

Little Known Fact:
Loves to bake and takes photos of her food.

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#FACinfocus: Meet Walter Talens – Vice President, Treasurer/Finance of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership

Name: Walter Talens
Hometown: San Francisco, CA.
FilAm Creative Title/Position/Role:
Vice President, Treasurer/Finance,
Event Producer (Halo Halo Headshots and Writers Panel)
Prior Office: FilAm Creative President, 2016

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DESCRIPTION OF TITLE / POSITION / ROLE:
Working with the board of directors and other senior executives of the organization, the vice president plans, develops and enforces policies and objectives for the organization to ensure it maintains its values and meets established goals. Financial responsibilities include overseeing and maintaining the financial budgets for the organization.

PROFESSION AND SHORT BIO:
Actor/Director/Editor/Camera Operator –
A film school graduate and veteran combat cameraman, Walter has worked on independent and network reality shows. He’s traveled the world to film/document stories in countries like the Philippines, Japan, Nepal, Latvia, Poland, Afghanistan, and across the continental United States including Alaska and Puerto Rico.

Little known fact:
Walter exists in the Marvel Universe as a Peruvian Military Police Officer and SHIELD Agent.

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Filipino Americans In Comics and Animation Panel at Long Beach Comic Con; Saturday, September 2 at 2:30pm  

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SAVE-THE DATE:  September 2, 2017

Filipino Americans In Comics and Animation Panel  

INDUSTRY GUEST PANELISTS
Whilce Portacio (Creator of Bishop, Wetworks, Artist on X-Men, X-Factor)
Van Partible (creator of Johnny Bravo)
Leo Partible (animation and comic book writer)
… and more to be announced

FilAm Creative hosts this unique panel that will take a look at the contributions of Filipino Americans in comics and animation.

Hear the panelists discuss about the history of Filipinos in comics/animation, their own contributions to the arts, how they got their start, and much more.

Moderator:  Rodney Cajudo

Saturday, September 2, 2017
From 2:30pm to 3:30pm
LONG BEACH CONVENTION CENTER
300 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA. 90802

The Panel takes place inside The Garage 202C

TICKET LINK:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/long-beach-comic-con-2017-tickets-31257771837 – Online ticket sales will end at 8:00 PM on Friday, Sept. 1 – buy your tickets at the door beginning Saturday, Sept. 2 at 10:00 am. Tickets purchased at the door will be priced higher than tickets purchased here.

Use code SAVE5 to save $5 on tickets!

Kids age 10 and under are admitted for free when a parent or guardian purchases a ticket (limit of 2 free kids per adult ticket). Tickets are not required for children.

LBCC is pleased to offer a $5 discount to members who are active and former military and law enforcement (use code MilitaryLawEnforcement), as well as senior citizens (use code SrCitizen) aged 65 and over, and teachers/librarians (use code Teach). Please provide proof of your involvement (business card, photo ID, work ID, etc.) when you arrive at the show.

#FilAmCreative, #LBCC

Produced by Rodney Cajudo

FilAm Creative (FAC) is a not-for-profit, all volunteer community organization dedicated to the advancement of Filipino-Americans in entertainment and media.

More information to follow…SAVE-THE-DATE

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#FACinfocus: Meet Meriden Villanueva – President of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership

Name: Meriden Villanueva
Hometown: Bergenfield, NJ
FilAm Creative Title/Position/Role:  Executive Director / President

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DESCRIPTION OF TITLE / POSITION / ROLE:
Her duties as an executive director are to design, develop and implement strategic plans for the organization. The executive director is also responsible for day-to-day operation of the organization, which includes managing committees and hiring staff. The Board of Directors grant the executive director the authority to run the organization.

PROFESSION AND SHORT BIO:
Actor/Producer/Writer
Born and raised in New Jersey, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcasting and Visual Media with a concentration of TV/Film Production from Seton Hall University. Since then, she has worked behind the scenes of ESPN’s “Mike & Mike” and “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” as well as ABC’s “Live with Regis and Kelly.” After 6 years working in an office for an entertainment social network company and a performing arts school, Meriden decided to pursue acting professionally and joined SAG-AFTRA. She’s been featured in commercials for Walmart and Nationwide Insurance. Currently Meriden is working on various feature films and TV shows on CBS, NBC, FOX, ABC, Disney, Nickelodeon and Netflix.

Little Known Fact:
Meriden was a contestant on a Philippine variety show called “Wowowee” and won 10,000 Pesos in the Philippines.

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Meet Our 2017 FilAm Creative Leadership

…and they are:

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2017 Active Founders & Board of Directors

Walter Boholst
Rex Sampaga
Ed Mallillin

2017 Executive Board

President – Meriden Villanueva
Vice President & Treasurer – Walter Talens
Secrretary – Angela Paviera

2017 Administrative Department Directors

Online Press – Edwin Santos
Technology – Rodney Cajudo
Business Development – Arlyn Dela Pena

2017 Creative Department Directors

Filmmaking – Craig Wilson
Writing – Kaitlyn Fae
Digital Programming – Mara De La Rosa
Acting – Maurus Dumalaog

Full bios will be published starting tomorrow Monday.

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Submit Your Films To The Academy Awards® Qualifying 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Have you made a feature-length or a short film? Are you anxious to share your work with an enthusiastic audience hungry for stories by and/or about Asian American and Asian Pacific communities around the world?

Would you like a chance for your narrative short film to be eligible for consideration in the Animated Short Film / Live Action Short Film category of the ACADEMY AWARDS®?

 

Then submit your film to the 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF 2018), Southern California’s leading showcase for new Asian Pacific American and Asian international cinema. Presented by Visual Communications since 1983, the Film Festival has provided a crucial launching point for the discovery and sustained support of Asian Pacific independent filmmakers and media artists from around the globe.
LAAPFF is the only film festival of its kind in the world to have earned the Academy Award® qualification!
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FilAm Creations’ Bernard Badion, Carlin James, Rommel Andaya and Mari Lauren

If you are either of the above, SUBMIT your film or mediawork to the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Southern California’s leading showcase for new Asian Pacific American and Asian international cinema. Since 1983, the Film Festival has provided a crucial launching point for the discovery and sustained support of Asian Pacific independent filmmakers and media artists from around the globe.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS OPEN: Monday, July 17, 2017 at 5 p.m. PST

EARLY DEADLINE: RECEIVED by Friday, September 29, 2017 at 5 p.m. PST |  $35 entry fee

FINAL DEADLINE: RECEIVED by by Friday, November 3, 2017, at 5 p.m. PST |  $45 entry fee

WITHOUTABOX and FILMFREEWAY EXTENDED DEADLINE: RECEIVED by Friday, December 1, 2017, at 5 p.m. PST  |  $55 entry fee

Visual Communications Members at the Filmmaker level submit for free! Limit one waiver per member. Find out more about Visual Communications Membership here. Additionally, WAB members are eligible for a $5 discount for entry fees over $30.

ENTRY GUIDELINES

Read about eligibility, required materials and other details here.

AWARDS

Read about the Film Festival’s juried competition and audience awards here.

FAQs

Read some frequently asked questions regarding film submissions here.

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