Writers Take Charge Of Their Careers At FAC’s “Writing the Half-Hour Pilot Workshop”

By Kaitlyn Fajilan, FilAm Creative Director of Writing This past spring, Filam Creative had the pleasure of organizing another writing class for the community. This year, the class was entitled “Writing the Half-Hour Pilot” and was taught by comedy writer Thomas Reyes (American Woman, Paramount Network). As Director of Writing at FAC, I had the exciting job of producing the course and working with our instructor.   Held at the Pilipino Workers Center over the course of eight weeks, students received reading/viewing material, lecture notes, and weekly writing assignments in order to create the first draft of a comedic pilot. … Continue reading Writers Take Charge Of Their Careers At FAC’s “Writing the Half-Hour Pilot Workshop”

What Happened at 2nd FilAm Creations’ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017 Meetup?

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?

Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Rob Schneider and Jo Koy

Rob Schneider and Jo Koy are the fourth and fifth honorees in Bidyo’s new show, Filipino American Hall of Fame and the fourth and fifth episodes airs this Sunday, September 25th! Bidyo is a new YouTube channel created by FilAm Creative and its mission is to produce and promote content from emerging Filipino American talent.  Subscribe to the Bidyo Channel here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7-cvvEYApGwFOO337gUZuQ     You know of those late, late, late night fringe stand-up comedy shows you would watch during your college years that play on late, late, late night television after 2am in the morning on a Saturday night while during your laughter, … Continue reading Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Rob Schneider and Jo Koy

Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Dante Basco

Dante Basco is the third honoree in Bidyo’s new show, Filipino American Hall of Fame and the third episode airs this Friday, September 23rd!  Bidyo is a new YouTube channel created by FilAm Creative and its mission is to produce and promote content from emerging Filipino American talent.  Subscribe to the Bidyo Channel here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7-cvvEYApGwFOO337gUZuQ      Growing up, there were no Filipino American faces on both television and film.  My friends have all mentioned it was the character of “Sulu” played by George Takei on the original 1960’s Star Trek television series as representation of an Asian American image in media.  For … Continue reading Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Dante Basco

Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars is the second honoree in Bidyo’s new show, Filipino American Hall of Fame and the second episode airs this Sunday, September 18th!  Bidyo is a new YouTube channel created by FilAm Creative.  Bidyo’s mission is to produce and promote content from emerging Filipino American talent.  Subscribe to the Bidyo Channel here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7-cvvEYApGwFOO337gUZuQ    On September 7, 2010, I had an opportunity to see Bruno Mars perform live on stage at E! Entertainment’s annual private Courtyard Party on the Wilshire Courtyard.  It was my fourth and final year with the cable television network.  But, he was not the headliner.  B.o.B. was the headliner due … Continue reading Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Bruno Mars

Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens is the first honoree in Bidyo’s new show, Filipino American Hall of Fame and the first episode premieres this Friday, September 16th!  Bidyo is a new YouTube channel created by FilAm Creative.  Bidyo’s mission is to produce and promote content from emerging Filipino American talent.  Subscribe to the Bidyo Channel here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7-cvvEYApGwFOO337gUZuQ    Vanessa Hudgens is known as a triple threat.  She is an actor, a singer and a dancer — all successful in all three areas — thanks to her breakthrough role as Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical television series and movies.  But, her roles outside … Continue reading Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Vanessa Hudgens