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 … Continue reading Meet Ginger Gonzaga (NBC’s “Champions”) at 4th FilAm Creative Hollywood Actors Panel, June 9, 2018 at Pilipino Workers Center
Summary by Edwin A. Santos Wednesday, December 27, 2018 : @Edwin_A_Santos | : Edwin A. Santos An argument or debate can be made how and when did it all began? No, I’m not talking about the birth of … Continue reading FilAm Creative’s Notable Firsts of 2017
Summary by Edwin A. Santos Tuesday, November 21, 2017 : @Edwin_A_Santos | : Edwin A. Santos Five months after FilAm Creative’s first encore screening back in May, 2017 [link], its FilAm Creations Filmmaker Challenge returned to the Regency Theaters’ Valley Plaza 6 with a second slate of new short films under that initiative as “FilAm Creations 2.” And, what was different in this second go-around was an awards presentation of five categories. You can go to this [link] for the nominees, the jury and the judging criteria. After the introductory welcome by our Executive Director Meriden Villanueva, the … Continue reading Winners from the “FilAm Creations 2: A Filmmakers Movement” Encore Screening & Awards Presentation
Name: Craig Obligacion Wilson Hometown: San Diego, CA. FilAm Creative Title/Position/Role: Director of Filmmaking Department 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 … Continue reading #FACinfocus: Meet Craig Wilson – Filmmaking Director of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership
Name: Angela Paviera Hometown: Cupertino, CA FilAm Creative Title/Position/Role: Secretary 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 … Continue reading #FACinfocus: Meet Angela Paviera – Secretary 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 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 … Continue reading #FACinfocus: Meet Walter Talens – Vice President, Treasurer/Finance of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership
Since its announcement, the days leading up to Tuesday, May 16, 2017 of FilAm Creative’s exclusive session with NBCUniversal reps and their introduction of its Talent Infusion Programs (TIPS) were filled with anticipation. “So excited for this meeting with NBC Universal..” says Arlyn DeLa Pena. It all started with a phone call made by AJ Calomay (currently assistant editor for USA Network’s Mr. Robot and previously with the CW’s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow). That phone call led to an introductory meeting between FilAm Creative’s Executive Director Meriden Villanueva, Chief Financial Officer Walter Talens and the curator of FilAm Creations Craig Obligacion Wilson … Continue reading What Happened When FilAm Creative Attended NBCUniversal’s Exclusive TIPS Session?