Highlights of FilAm Creative’s Network & Create January 2018 Potluck with Producers Guild’s Sasheen Artis?

Great monthly meeting last night.  Keep up the good work.  Amazing turnout. That’s what FilAm Creative member and actor/producer Abe Pagtama said when he attended the first networking and potluck event of the new year!  Especially with the first guest speaker of the year, and the first time at our monthly event — Sasheen Artis, Chair of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) Power of Diversity Master Workshop. At that January 28th event, she discussed about the PGA programs and the benefits at the Pilipino Workers Center in Historic Filipinotown Los Angeles. It’s not about who you know — it’s who … Continue reading Highlights of FilAm Creative’s Network & Create January 2018 Potluck with Producers Guild’s Sasheen Artis?

Winners from the “FilAm Creations 2: A Filmmakers Movement” Encore Screening & Awards Presentation

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

#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 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

Co-Presentations, FilAm Creations & Closing Night of 33rd Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017

Summary by Edwin A. Santos Thursday, May 18, 2017  : @Edwin_A_Santos     |      : Edwin A. Santos It’s been one week since the 33rd annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and two weeks since our FilAm Creations: A … Continue reading Co-Presentations, FilAm Creations & Closing Night of 33rd Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017

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?

FilAm Creative Filmmakers’ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017 Meetup, Thursday, January 12th at Story Tavern

We are seeking filmmakers to join us in creating a film festival circuit. We are programming a film program for the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) in April. In order to inspire our community, we are putting together a “72-hour film shoot” where we have teams to shoot a short film on a weekend. We are calling for FilAms and Filipino projects to be produced. To learn more about how to be involved and a chance to be showcased at LAAPFF, attend our FilAm Creative Filmmaker’s Group Meetup this Thursday, January 12th at 7:30pm at the Story Tavern in … Continue reading FilAm Creative Filmmakers’ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017 Meetup, Thursday, January 12th at Story Tavern

Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: apl.de.ap

apl.de.ap is the ninth honoree of Bidyo’s new show, Filipino American Hall of Fame and the ninth episode airs this Monday, October 10th!  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     apl.de.ap headlined the 25th year Silver Celebration of the annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture this past Saturday (October 8, 2016) at Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles, California this Filipino American History Month.  He closed when he sang the Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling” with special guest … Continue reading Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: apl.de.ap

#MondayMotivation: Watch FAC’s Inaugural Hollywood Actors Panel (Part 1 – Premiere) @ FilAm Creative YouTube Channel

#MondayMotivation: FilAm Creative presents the Part 1 – Premiere of FAC’s 1st Hollywood Actors Panel for Actors — a panel discussion and networking event featuring special guest panelists representing the craft of acting across the board. Watch our special industry … Continue reading #MondayMotivation: Watch FAC’s Inaugural Hollywood Actors Panel (Part 1 – Premiere) @ FilAm Creative YouTube Channel

Stauros Entertainment’s Media Coverage of FAC’s 2nd Annual Actors Panel at The Clubhouse, June 4, 2016

Stauros Entertainment covers FilAm Creative’s 2nd Annual Hollywood Actors Panel for Actors at The Clubhouse in Los Angeles, California; Saturday, June 4, 2016. Tyrone Tann interviews FAC’s special industry guest panelists at the #FACactorspanel: Nico Santos, Actor & Comedian; (Superstore, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Chelsea Lately) Dea Vise, Casting Director with the Casting Society of America Tess Paras, Actress, Writer & Producer; (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Grimm, Make Your Face Great Again Makeup Tutorial, Typecast, What If Catcalls Were Cheeseburgers?) Phil Brock, Talent Manager & Founder of Studio Talent Group     Continue reading Stauros Entertainment’s Media Coverage of FAC’s 2nd Annual Actors Panel at The Clubhouse, June 4, 2016