Written by Edwin A. Santos Thursday, March 15, 2018 : @Edwin_A_Santos | : Edwin A. Santos It’s more important than ever to have more minority voices and faces in front & behind camera… says Joe Gunawan, FilAm Creative Staff … Continue reading Highlights of FilAm Creative’s CBS Entertainment Diversity & Inclusion Seminar
FilAm Creative hosted their “Network & Create” monthly potluck and networking event on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) inside the John Delloro Community Room in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles. The FAC Staff encouraged their Talent Network members to collaborate on each other’s projects. They also learned about FAC’s latest updates and discovered how to be involved with FilAm Creative this year. FAC Executive Director Meriden Villanueva, FAC Vice President Walter Talens and their new FAC Staff Officer Joe Gunawan announced FAC’s upcoming events and opportunities for the first part of new year such as the 2018 NBC Universal … Continue reading Highlights from FilAm Creative’s Network & Create February 2018 Potluck
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
Summary by Edwin A. Santos Tuesday, September 5, 2017 : @Edwin_A_Santos | : Edwin A. Santos This past Saturday, September 2, 2017, FilAm Creative (FAC) hosted its first panel at Long Beach Comic Con. With special guest panelists, Whilce … Continue reading What Happened at the Filipino Americans in Comics & Animation Panel at Long Beach Comic Con?
Name: Meriden Villanueva Hometown: Bergenfield, NJ FilAm Creative Title/Position/Role: Executive Director / President DESCRIPTION OF TITLE / POSITION / ROLE: Her duties as an executive director are to design, develop and implement strategic plans for the organization. The executive director is also responsible for day-to-day operation of the organization, which includes managing committees and hiring staff. The Board of Directors grant the executive director the authority to run the organization. PROFESSION AND SHORT BIO: Actor/Producer/Writer Born and raised in New Jersey, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcasting and Visual Media with a concentration of TV/Film Production from … Continue reading #FACinfocus: Meet Meriden Villanueva – President of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership
…and they are: 2017 Active Founders & Board of Directors Walter Boholst Rex Sampaga Ed Mallillin 2017 Executive Board President – Meriden Villanueva Vice President & Treasurer – Walter Talens Secrretary – Angela Paviera 2017 Administrative Department Directors Online Press – Edwin Santos Technology – Rodney Cajudo Business Development – Arlyn Dela Pena 2017 Creative Department Directors Filmmaking – Craig Wilson Writing – Kaitlyn Fae Digital Programming – Mara De La Rosa Acting – Maurus Dumalaog Full bios will be published starting tomorrow Monday. —————————————————————————————————————— FilAm Creative (FAC) is an all volunteer community organization dedicated to the advancement of Filipino-Americans … Continue reading Meet Our 2017 FilAm Creative Leadership
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?
Summary by Edwin A. Santos Tuesday, July 11, 2017 : @Edwin_A_Santos | : Edwin A. Santos FilAm Creative presents FAC’s 3rd Hollywood Actors Panel for Actors & Networking Event — a panel discussion and networking event open to … Continue reading FilAm Creative’s 3rd Annual Hollywood Actors Panel with Vincent Rodriguez III, Angela Relucio, Manny Jacinto and Aina Dumlao
Summary by Edwin A. Santos Friday, June 2, 2017 : @Edwin_A_Santos | : Edwin A. Santos “Today is the day. Today…we continue our push to make a sustainable industry for Filipino Americans in Hollywood.” says Lolo Pepe filmmaker … Continue reading What Happened At “Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement” Encore Presentation, May 31, 2017?
Held at the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles on Saturday, May 27, 2017 (twenty-four nights removed from FilAm Creations’ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival premiere and four nights before its encore screening at the Regency Theatres in North Hollywood), current members welcomed new members into the O13 Pinoywood cinematic wave. It was a night of celebration, but also to prepare for the encore screening of FilAm Creations’ 1st Wave of Filipino American short films to play for the public! Moreover, upcoming events and projects on the horizon. Executive Director Meriden Villanueva and FilAm Creations curator … Continue reading What Happened at the 5th FilAm Creations Meeting & Potluck?