Last Sunday, January 29th was the first of two FilAm Creative Leadership Retreats for the 2023 FAC Executive Board at noontime. In attendance were Mark LaBella (Executive Director), Didi Caneda (Secretary), Angel Quinsay (Treasurer), Edwin Santos (Social Media Director), Lyndon … Continue reading 2023 FilAm Creative Leadership Retreat (Part 1)
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
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?
FilAm Creative presents “Network & Create,” a monthly potluck and networking event to encourage our Talent Network members to collaborate on each other’s projects. Come and join our conversation! Learn about our latest updates and discover how to be involved with FilAm Creative this year! We are proud to announce our special guest speaker is the Chair of Producers Guild of America Power of Diversity Master Workshop, Sasheen Artis. Sasheen Artis is a writer/producer with over 20 years experience in live events, documentaries, talk shows, scripted programming and campaigns for Titanic, Mission: Impossible, Braveheart, The Godfather, Star Trek: The Next Generation … Continue reading FilAm Creative’s Network & Create January 2018 Potluck: Sasheen Artis (Chair of Producers Guild of America Power of Diversity Master Workshop)
Summary by Edwin A. Santos Wednesday, December 27, 2018 : @Edwin_A_Santos | : Edwin A. Santos An argument or debate can be made how and when did it all began? No, I’m not talking about the birth of … Continue reading FilAm Creative’s Notable Firsts of 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?
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?
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?
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?