Announcement by Edwin A. Santos Monday, February 19, 2018 : @Edwin_A_Santos | : Edwin A. Santos Last month, Gina Rodriguez (Jane The Virgin) wrote an open letter in Variety as it condemned Hollywood for the lack of Latino representation … Continue reading #FACinfocus News: Filipino American Talent in Films with Premieres, Releases, Special Screenings and Festival Tours 2018 – Part 2
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 … Continue reading Submit Your Films To The Academy Awards® Qualifying 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Last Sunday, July 23 was our 3rd annual Halo Halo Headshots, a program created by Walter Talens to bring affordable “Headshots” for actors starting out in the entertainment industry and bringing talented photographers from different fields of photography to share their skills. The program hopes to lower the barrier and encourage Filipino-Americans (or any person of color) to get their foot in the door of the industry and bring diversity to mainstream American film and television. Photographer Ren Arrieta waiting for his talent to arrive during Halo Halo Headshots 2017. Make-up artist Brenda Lisette apply foundation to Vince Cruz in preparation for his … Continue reading What Happened at the 3rd Annual FilAm Creative Halo Halo Headshots?
FilAm Creative (FAC) is launching the 3rd Annual “Halo-Halo Headshots” event this July. To help actors/filmmakers get professional quality headshots for auditions and websites, while raising money for FilAm Creative (FAC) through donations. FAC is committed to helping our members advance in the entertainment industry and created this event to give rising talent (and members) a low-cost opportunity to start their career. The event is planned and operated by volunteers who believes in promoting diversity in the entertainment industry. We are asking for a small donation/registration fee to help pay for operational cost and assist FAC with future events. RSVP/Register … Continue reading 3rd Annual Halo Halo Headshots Happening Sunday, July 23rd!
TONIGHT is the Encore Presentation of Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement! Buy your tickets now! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fil-am-creations-a-filmmaker-movement-encore-presentation-tickets-34708223230 In an effort to inspire, motivate and mobilize the Filipino American and Filipino filmmaking community, FilAm Creative started a movement called “Fil-Am Creations” to challenge them to create short films. “Filipino stories and narratives are rarely seen in mainstream Hollywood film and television projects. But according to these very talented and determined Pinoy filmmakers, actors, and content creators paving their own way in the industry, Filipino/a representation can change in the near future.” reports Balitang America’s Yong Chavez as she presented a 2-part series about these creative Fil-Am directors, actors, … Continue reading TONIGHT is the Encore Presentation of Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement with Q&A at Regency Theatres’ Valley Plaza 6 in NoHo, California
What happened at the 2nd FilAm Creations’ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Meetup? Well, this! We doubled our size since the first FAC / LAAPFF Meetup on January 12 [link]. The first meetup by FilAm Creative (FAC) spawned six and later, ten production teams to produce ten short films to premiere and fill a program block at this year’s 33rd annual LA Asian Pacific Film Festival (April 27 – May 3). The overwhelming interest gave birth to FilAm Creations. The conversation continued at our official Facebook group. Word spread fast — not only in the Filipino American community … Continue reading What Happened at 2nd FilAm Creations’ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017 Meetup?
Summary by Edwin A. Santos Sunday, January 15, 2017 : @Edwin_A_Santos | : Edwin A. Santos Coming off from the success of our first Television Writers Panel, there was increasingly high interest about FilAm Creative — from our … Continue reading What Happened at FilAm Creative Filmmakers’ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017 Meetup?
New Year! New You! As pilot season is coming up, having a great headshot is the first step before you walk into the audition room. That is the first thing a casting director sees when you submit for a role and they see hundreds of photos to cast from. We’d like to introduce Darren Sabino, a NYC-based Filipino American photographer is here in Los Angeles to help you achieve a good headshot that stands out from the crowd. He is accepting appointments on January 5th, 6th, 8th and 9th. FAC Special: $150 for 1 Hour and $250 for 2 … Continue reading Get New Headshots with Darren Sabino – Currently Booking Los Angeles Sessions For January 5th, 6th, 8th and 9th, 2017
Summary by Edwin A. Santos Saturday, December 31, 2016 : @Edwin_A_Santos | : Edwin A. Santos Talent manager Phil Brock forwarded to me (a day after his participation at our 2nd Annual FilAm Creative Actors Panel & Networking … Continue reading Making A Difference: Filipino Talent Owning Character Roles in 2016
FilAm Creative (FAC) celebrates seven years of supporting the advancement of Filipino Americans in entertainment and media! Saturday, June 4th will be our 2nd Annual FAC 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 about 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 … Continue reading Hollywood Actors Panel, June 4, 2016 – Meet Casting Director, Dea Vise (CSA)