What Happened at ‘Asian AF Presents Filipino AF’ Improv Show?

Summary by Edwin A. Santos Monday, November 6, 2018  : @Edwin_A_Santos     |      : Edwin A. Santos I LOVE improv and sketch comedy since the days of Monty Python’s Flying Circus to the original Not-Ready-For-Prime-Time-Players of Saturday Night Live … Continue reading What Happened at ‘Asian AF Presents Filipino AF’ Improv Show?

FilAm Creations Open 2nd Annual Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival with World Premiere, October 26 at Cinemark Carson Theater & More

This week begins the 2nd annual Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival (October 26-29, 2017) celebrating the best in Filipino cinema from all over the world. And, FilAm Creative opens the first two days of the festival! In our continuing effort to inspire, motivate and mobilize the Filipino American and Filipino filmmaking community, we began a movement called “Fil-Am Creations” to challenge up-and-coming FilAm filmmakers to create new & original short films. On this second wave of new films for the latter half of 2017, ten filmmakers present fourteen new films making their World Premiere at the festival!  LAPIFF presents the Red … Continue reading FilAm Creations Open 2nd Annual Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival with World Premiere, October 26 at Cinemark Carson Theater & More

FilAm Creative To Host Kuwento: 2nd Annual Television Writers Panel; November 5, 2017 at Pilipino Workers Center

SAVE-THE DATE:  November 5, 2017 Kuwento: The 2nd Annual FilAm Creative Television Writers Panel   Early Bird Price (10/5 – 10/29): $10 Final Week (10/30 – 11/5) & Door Price: $15 TWO OPTIONS TO PURCHASE TICKETS: 1) Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kuwento-filam-creatives-television-writers-panel-tickets-38618651426?aff=eac2 2) FAC Officer or FAC Talent Network meeting (VENMO/cash) *** SEATING IS LIMITED – THIS EVENT SELLS OUT FAST *** INDUSTRY GUEST PANELISTS Adam Higgs, Producer/Writer (BBC America’s Orphan Black, CBS’ Scorpion) Philip Buiser, Writer/Producer/Director (A&E’s Bates Motel, AMC’s Preacher) Dennis Saldua, Writer/Producer (Netflix’s Atypical, NBC’s Deception) Kelli Breslin, Lifetime Television Staff Writer Join the conversation with writers working in network, cable … Continue reading FilAm Creative To Host Kuwento: 2nd Annual Television Writers Panel; November 5, 2017 at Pilipino Workers Center

Submit Your Films To The Academy Awards® Qualifying 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

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

What Happened at the 3rd Annual FilAm Creative Halo Halo Headshots?

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?

What Happened at the 7th FilAm Creations Meeting & Potluck in July, 2017?

It was the Saturday of the 2017 San Diego Comic Con where most of our members stood in line just to enter Hall H, cosplayed as their favorite sci-fi or superhero characters and generally satisfied their thirsts of nerd fandom from every possible film, television show, graphic novel and online gaming of all genres! Still, our 7th FilAm Creations meeting & potluck had a productive turnout.  Current members invited a friend to be part of our increasing network of Filipino American talent in Hollywood today.  Our members also did not come empty handed. FilAm Creative’s Secretary Angela Paviera brought her … Continue reading What Happened at the 7th FilAm Creations Meeting & Potluck in July, 2017?

What Happened at the 6th FilAm Creations Meeting & Potluck?

Heels off after FilAm Creative’s 3rd Hollywood Actors Panel yesterday was FilAm Creations’ 6th Meeting and Potluck.  And, boy, the monthly social had one of its most hilarious break-the-ice introductions yet! This first sign should have been a warning…  One of our members brought balut to the potluck! For those of you who don’t know, balut is a developing bird embryo (usually a duck or chicken) that is boiled and eaten from the shell. It originates and is commonly sold as street-food in the Philippines.  It is usually served with beer, but alcohol products were not allowed at the potluck.  As … Continue reading What Happened at the 6th FilAm Creations Meeting & Potluck?

#FACinfocus: Remembering The Fallen and The Sacrifices on Memorial Day

“My name is Captain Dela Pena and I am your nurse. You are in a hospital in Washington, DC. You were injured downrange and your family has been notified. They are on their way here.” “My legs hurt! (Reaches down to touch residual limb) Where are my legs?!!” “I am so sorry to tell you but you lost your legs in the blast.” “Where are my battle buddies? Where is Jason? Are they here too?” How do I tell him his battle buddies didn’t survive? That was seven years ago for me. I was a critical care nurse at Walter … Continue reading #FACinfocus: Remembering The Fallen and The Sacrifices on Memorial Day

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?

Artists at Play Present “tot: The Untold, Yet Spectacular Story of (a filipino) Hulk Hogan” Across Los Angeles, May 8, 13 & 18

Artists at Play will workshop Victor Maog’s tot: The Untold, Yet Spectacular Story of (a filipino) Hulk Hogan, followed by multiple readings in May, 2017 across Los Angeles through a partnership with the Los Angeles Public Library LA Made series and AAP’s Annual Reading series. Filipino American actor, Rodney To will direct Maog’s comedy, which will be free for the public to attend. Director Rodney To’s acting credits in TV/film include “Parks and Recreation,” “You’re the Worst,” “Modern Family,” “Wilfred” and “New Girl”. Theater credits include work with Echo Theater Company, Victory Gardens, Steppenwolf, La Jolla Playhouse, Northlight, Center Theatre … Continue reading Artists at Play Present “tot: The Untold, Yet Spectacular Story of (a filipino) Hulk Hogan” Across Los Angeles, May 8, 13 & 18