FilAm Creative To Host 3rd Annual Hollywood Actors Panel; June 24, 2017 at The Clubhouse Improv

_UPDATE_ (SOLD OUT as of June 7th) SAVE-THE DATE:  June 24, 2017 The 3rd Annual FilAm Creative Hollywood Actors Panel for Actors   FREE ADMISSION — but Donations Welcome! *** SEATING IS LIMITED ***  *** PLEASE RSVP AT: filamcreative@gmail.com *** … Continue reading FilAm Creative To Host 3rd Annual Hollywood Actors Panel; June 24, 2017 at The Clubhouse Improv

FilAm Creative at Opening Night Gala of 33rd Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017 with FilAm Creations

Every year, we are proud to be a Community Partner with Visual Communications’ annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival; co-presenting various short film programs from AAPI filmmakers and talent for the next generation of Hollywood to feature film premieres from creative Pinoys from the Philippines. However, this year in 2017, we are equally proud to have taken on VC Fest’s filmmaker challenge to create short films of our own. Welcome FILAM CREATIONS: A FILMMAKER MOVEMENT (2nd Short Films Program) curated by Craig Obligacion-Wilson: http://festival.vconline.org/2017/shorts-programs/filam-creative-shorts/ On the evening of Friday, April 27th at American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theater in the heart of … Continue reading FilAm Creative at Opening Night Gala of 33rd Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017 with FilAm Creations

What Happened at 4th FilAm Creations’ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017 Meetup?

It was our second potluck party, but this time held at the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles.  On Saturday, April 22, 2017, two weeks before our filmmakers’ initiative, FilAm Creations’ 12 new short films sold out premiere screening at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival on May 3rd at the ArtShare LA, it was time to celebrate our accomplishments thus far! There was a discussion on upcoming FilAm Creative events including Halo-Halo Headshots, a panel event with NBC, creating new content for the Bidyo Channel and an update on FilAm Creations’ second screening. With every … Continue reading What Happened at 4th FilAm Creations’ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017 Meetup?

What Happened at 3rd FilAm Creations’ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017 Meetup?

It was a potluck party with almost more people than the previous two meetups!  With more than half of the FilAm Creations film teams at the post-production stage, it was time to celebrate as well as meet with each other for potential collabs on future projects after the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. FilAm Creations’ Festival Coordinator and Lolo Pepe filmmaker, Craig Wilson says “Every time we meet- we double in size.  I feel FilAm Creative’s “FilAm Creations” film collective caught lightening in a bottle and we have stepped up to answer a call. This is only two and a half … Continue reading What Happened at 3rd FilAm Creations’ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017 Meetup?

FilAm Creative To Host Television Writers Panel; December 3, 2016 at Pilipino Workers Center in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles

SAVE-THE DATE: Saturday, December 3, 2016 FilAm Creative’s Television Writers Panel FREE ADMISSION — Donations welcome!   *** PLEASE RSVP TO: filamcreative@gmail.com ***   https://www.facebook.com/events/1866196176947472/   INDUSTRY GUEST PANELISTS Michael Golamco, Executive Story Editor & Writer (NBC’s Grimm) Rene Gube, Executive Story Editor & Writer (The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) Ray Utarnachitt, Executive Story Editor & Writer (The CW’s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) …and other guest panelists TBA Moderator:  Dexter Adriano, Editor (ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) Saturday, December 3, 2016 From 6:30pm to 8:00pm PILIPINO WORKERS CENTER 153 Glendale Boulevard at Historic Filipinotown (Hi-Fi) Los Angeles, CA. 90026 * (between Colton Street & Rockwood … Continue reading FilAm Creative To Host Television Writers Panel; December 3, 2016 at Pilipino Workers Center in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles

What Happened at “The Filipino American Hall of Fame” Premiere Party?

On Wednesday, September 14, FilAm Creative’s original content channel, Bidyo, held a premiere party for its inaugural web series, Filipino American Hall of Fame at Far Bar in Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles. Bidyo is a YouTube channel devoted to showcasing original content created by, or for the Filipino American community. The FAHOF web series was written, directed and produced by John Flores and Craig Wilson and stars Jaclyn Hernandez and Tony Garbanzos. Hosted by FilAm Creative (FAC), the new show highlighted ten selected FilAm industry professionals in a comedic and lighthearted way:  Vanessa Hudgens, Bruno Mars, Dante Basco, … Continue reading What Happened at “The Filipino American Hall of Fame” Premiere Party?

Winners of The 2016 Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival

The Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival (LAPIFF) made its debut on the second weekend of Filipino American History Month from October 7th thru October 9th at Cinemark X D Theaters inside the South Bay Pavilion.  FilAm Creative was a Community Sponsor where our members volunteered, introduced, hosted and moderated Q&As throughout the film festival’s weekend screenings of world premieres, special screenings, short films, documentaries, animated films and student films – local, nationwide and abroad. Below is the announcement of the first winners of LAPIFF 2016 by co-founders Abe Pagtama, Jush Andowitt and Fe P. Koons: The Mission of the Los Angeles … Continue reading Winners of The 2016 Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival

FILAM CREATIVE PRESIDENT’S STATEMENT CONCERNING MAIL ORDER FAMILY

PRESIDENT’S STATEMENT CONCERNING MAIL ORDER FAMILY FilAm Creative would like to thank our members and social media followers for taking an active role in voicing your concern and distaste regarding NBC’s development of Jackie Clarke’s show Mail Order Family (MOF). Your active participation in discussing, sharing and explaining why MOF is offensive on social media and providing level headed articles caused a major television broadcast network to hear you and take corrective action.  We should continue this movement by taking active participation in helping to diversify the Hollywood creative industry in front and behind the camera. Even though comedy can be used … Continue reading FILAM CREATIVE PRESIDENT’S STATEMENT CONCERNING MAIL ORDER FAMILY

Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Tia Carrere

Tia Carrere is the tenth honoree in Bidyo’s new show, Filipino American Hall of Fame and the tenth episode airs this Friday, October 14th!  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      As the old Hollywood adage goes, Tia Carrere was discovered by a film producer while shopping at a Waikiki grocery store in her home of Hawaii and was cast in the 1988 movie Aloha Summer (also starring The Karate Kid: Part 2’s Yuji Okumoto) and the rest is history! Prior … Continue reading Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Tia Carrere

Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Dave Bautista

Dave Bautista is the sixth honoree in Bidyo’s new show, Filipino American Hall of Fame and the sixth episode airs this Friday, September 30th!  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     Batista’s Professional Wrestling Career Before his breakout role as Drax The Destroyer in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Dave Bautista was Leviathan, the Guardian of the Gates of Hell at Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), a WWE developmental territory from 2000 to 2002.  There he wrestled against Brock Lesnar, John … Continue reading Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Dave Bautista