FilAm Creative To Host Kuwento: 2nd Annual Television Writers Panel; November 5, 2017 at Pilipino Workers Center

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SAVE-THE DATE:  November 5, 2017

Kuwento: The 2nd Annual FilAm Creative Television Writers Panel  

Early Bird Price (10/5 – 10/29): $10
Final Week (10/30 – 11/5) & Door Price: $15

TWO OPTIONS TO PURCHASE TICKETS:
1) Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kuwento-filam-creatives-television-writers-panel-tickets-38618651426?aff=eac2
2) FAC Officer or FAC Talent Network meeting (VENMO/cash)

*** SEATING IS LIMITED – THIS EVENT SELLS OUT FAST ***

INDUSTRY GUEST PANELISTS
Adam Higgs, Producer/Writer (BBC America’s Orphan Black, CBS’ Scorpion)
Philip Buiser,
Writer/Producer/Director (A&E’s Bates Motel, AMC’s Preacher)
Dennis Saldua,
Writer/Producer (Netflix’s Atypical, NBC’s Deception)
Kelli Breslin, 
Lifetime Television Staff Writer

Join the conversation with writers working in network, cable and streaming television today.  Listen to their experiences as working writers in scripted television and how they got to where they are now.  Interact with the panelists and FAC members during the reception.  Learn about open opportunities and build your network.

Moderator: Michael Golamco, (Screenwriter of Please Stand By), former executive story editor & writer (NBC’s Grimm)

Sunday, November 5, 2017
From 12:30pm to 2:15pm
PILIPINO WORKERS CENTER
153 Glendale Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA. 90026

Doors: Open 12:30pm
Panel: 1:00pm – 2:15pm
Reception: 2:15pm – 3:00pm

#FilAmCreative; #FACwriterspanel or #FACwriterspanel2

Produced by Walter Talens

FilAm Creative (FAC) is the premiere Filipino American creative organization that promotes a more culturally integrated and diverse entertainment industry.

More information to follow…SAVE-THE-DATE

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Below was last year’s inaugural event with moderator DEXTER ADRIANO (Editor, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC), MICHAEL GOLAMCO (Screenwriter for the upcoming film, Please Stand By, former Executive Story Editor & Writer of NBC’s Grimm), RENE GUBE (Executive Story Editor & Writer of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and RAY UTARNCHITT (Executive Story Editor & Writer of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on the CW). Watch our 2016 television writers panel below.

 

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#FACinfocus: Meet Maurus Dumalaog – Director of Acting Department of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership

Name: Maurus Dumalaog
Hometown: Historic Filipinotown/Echo Park/Los Angeles. CA. 
FilAmCreative Title/Position/Role: Director of Acting Department

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DESCRIPTION OF TITLE / POSITION / ROLE:
The Director of Acting Department is responsible for planning and executing events, workshops, trainings pertinent to the development of a working actor (i.e.–improv workshops, talent showcases, resume building, acting/technique training, auditioning technique, on-camera technique, commercial workshops, voice-over training, etc.)

PROFESSION AND SHORT BIO:
Raised in LA’s Historic Filipinotown, Maurus Dumalaog is an actor, educator and special events host. He earned his BA in Asian American Studies from San Francisco State University where he taught Ethnic Studies with Pin@y Educational Partnerships (PEP). Upon returning to LA, he received his a Master’s and teaching credential from UCLA and taught Drama and Ethnic Studies at Locke High School in South Central. He recently signed with The Library Agency and is an active member of FilAm Creative covering many of the Behind the Scenes (BTS) shoots, hosting and/or organizing acting workshops. 

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#FACinfocus: Meet Mara De La Rosa – Digital Programming of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership

Name: Mara De La Rosa
Hometown: Las Pinas, Philippines and Santa Rosa, CA
FilAm Creative Title/Position/Role: FAC YouTube Channel, Senior Producer

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DESCRIPTION OF TITLE / POSITION / ROLE:
Organize the launch of FAC’s redesigned YouTube page and facilitate the submission process for the first season of FAC’s sketch comedy show.

PROFESSION AND SHORT BIO:
Writer/Director/Actor/Producer/Production Designer –
Mara is a writer, director, actor and producer. Her short films include I Don’t Love You (Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival), BASTARD (Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival) and I Like Femme Lesbians (Outfest, Outfest FUSION Jury Prize Honorable Mention). She is also the producer of the short film called Home (Outfest, NewFest NYC).

Mara completed a fellowship with Loyola Marymount University’s Incubator Lab at Film Independent, and was an ‘OutSet fellow’ at Outfest. Other projects include an extended sold-out run of her play Real Love at the award-winning Fountain Theatre.

She is a co-founder of the production company Becky and Baldwin.  Mara is currently producing/starring in her web series BAES Welcome.

Little Known Fact:
Mara loves potatoes but she tells people she’s allergic cause she needed to stop eating them. It’s just a lot less of a hassle to tell people she’s allergic…you know? 

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#FACinfocus: Meet Kaitlyn Fae – Writers Group Director of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership

Name: Kaitlyn Fae
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
FilAm Creative Title/Position/Role:  Writers Group Director

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DESCRIPTION OF TITLE / POSITION / ROLE:
Kaitlyn is in charge of coordinating all writing teams, including the planning and scheduling of general informational sessions.

PROFESSION AND SHORT BIO:
Since graduating from UC Santa Barbara in 2012, Kaitlyn has worked in Los Angeles as a writer, singer and film & theater actress.

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What Happened at the Filipino Americans in Comics & Animation Panel at Long Beach Comic Con?

This past Saturday, September 2, 2017, FilAm Creative (FAC) hosted its first panel at Long Beach Comic Con.  With special guest panelists, Whilce Portacio (Creator of Bishop, Wetworks, Artist on X-Men, X-Factor)Leo Partible (animation and comic book writer) and Van Partible (creator of Johnny Bravo), the panel was titled Filipino Americans in Comics and Animation held at the Garage 202C inside the Long Beach Convention Center in Southern California.  

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Van Partible, Leo Partible, Whilce Portacio and Rodney Cajudo

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Van Partible, Leo Partible and Whilce Portacio

“Super stoked that FilAm Creative is officially part of the Long Beach Comic Con!  I’ve never been to a comic con before, but I’m glad my first one has a panel that celebrates and recognizes Filipino Americans in comics and animation!  There’s already a line!!” says FilAm Creative President Meriden Villanueva.

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The panelists discussed about the history of Filipinos in comics and animation, their own contributions to the arts, how they got their start, and much more.  The event was produced and moderated by FAC member Rodney Cajudo.

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FilAm Creative event producer and moderator Rodney Cajudo with his panelists

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In my February 25, 2016 one-on-one interview with DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Executive Story Editor and Writer Ray Utarnachitt [link] as well as during the TV Writers Panel in December, 2016 where he was a special guest panelist [link], he mentioned that the new version of DC Comics’ Captain Steel has Filipino origins.  And, at the footnote end of my interview with him [link], after doing a bit of research, I found that this Filipino Captain Steel exists in DC’s New 52 comic book canon in “Earth 2” Issue #13.  The New 52 version of Captain Steel was created by writer James Robinson and illustrated by Yildiray Cinar. Robinson told the media he was including a Filipino superhero to add diversity to the book.  Thus, “Earth 2” #13 had the World Army’s Commander Khan describing Captain Steel this way: “Although an American citizen, he’s native Filipino—born in the Philippines. His father—natural or adopted, we’re still unclear—wanted the best for his son.

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Marvel Comics’ Lucas Bishop with the Uncanny X-Men

In the Marvel Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, a history is provided to explain Bishop’s origin created by Whilce Portacio. It writes:

Lucas Bishop was born in the 21st Century A.D. of an alternate future timeline in which mutant-hunting robot Sentinels had taken control of North America….Bishop’s parents escaped to America shortly before the island nation of Australia was destroyed in a tactical nuclear strike. They were soon captured and interred in a mutant relocation camp in Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn, New York. There, Bishop and his sister Shard were born and, like other mutants, they were branded with ‘M’ tattoos over their right eyes for identification.” This sheds some light onto the possibility of Bishop and Shard being Aboriginal Australians, their great-grandfather being Gateway.

However, back in 1991 during the early international releases of X-Men, official trading cards from Marvel state that he is of American nationality but of Filipino ethnicity (the card says he was born in Tondo, an impoverished district of Manila, the Philippines’ capital city), which is not unlikely as Whilce Portacio, Bishop’s creator is himself half Filipino. Many fans do consider him to be African American as that was his intent ethnicity during his first appearances.

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Walter Talens and Whilce Portacio

“Honored to have met Whilce Portacio, been a fan of his work since Uncanny X-Men. Learned Bishop was originally conceived as Filipino American.” says FilAm Creative Vice President and Treasurer Walter Talens.

“Super honored to be a part of the FAC Team.  Event Producer Rodney Cajudo put together this amazing Comic Book Writers and Animation Panel for Long Beach Comic Con.  I learned so much from hearing Whilce Portacio, Leo Partible and Van Partible speak today.” says FilAm Creative Business Development Arlyn Dela Pena.

“Loved the panel discussion! Thanks Rodney Cajudo for putting this together!” says FAC member Cecillia Lim.

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Villanueva adds, “Special shoutout to Rodney Cajudo for setting this awesome panel! And, thanks to our speakers Whilce Portacio, Van Partible and Leo Partible for being part of this!”

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You can listen to the panel at The Stuff & Junk Show from WhoWhatWheresWhy site starting at 14:27: http://www.whowhatwhereswhy.com/stuffjunk/2017/9/3/lbcc2017

Compiled and written by

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~ Edwin Santos
Online Press
FilAm Creative
September 5, 2017

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#FACinfocus: Meet Craig Wilson – Filmmaking Director of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership

Name: Craig Obligacion Wilson
Hometown: San Diego, CA. 
FilAm Creative Title/Position/Role:
Director of Filmmaking Department

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DESCRIPTION OF TITLE / POSITION / ROLE:
Communicate with film festivals and media organizations to feature works by Filipino-American filmmakers.

PROFESSION AND SHORT BIO:
Writer / Director
Craig Wilson has been a festival director at both San Diego Indie Fest Film Festival, and Short’s N Spirits Showcase as well as a judge at the Burbank International Film Festival. Having run film and theater collectives for close to twenty years, he is now the Director of the Filmmaking Department for FilAm Creative.

He also co-produced a FilAm Creative short film program for the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) featuring twelve short films produced by FilAm Creative members, including his own film Lolo Pepe.

Little Known Fact:
Getting his start in theater, Craig has since directed a feature length film, many YouTube short films, and music videos.

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#FACinfocus: Meet Rodney Cajudo – Technology Director of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership

Name: Rodney Cajudo
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
FilAm Creative Title/Position/Role:
Technology Director –
Responsible for FAC Livestream/Podcast: Voices (Tinig) and TriCaster Operation Specialist.

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DESCRIPTION OF TITLE / POSITION / ROLE:
Co-Producing the FAC podcast/livestream show “Voices.” Technical Director for livestream of various FilAm Creative panels.

PROFESSION AND SHORT BIO:
Writer / Director / Editor / Producer / Techie
Rodney wears many hats, but love being able to use different creative skills to help tell stories. Seeking out truth through faith, art, relationships and stories.

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