FilAm Creative’s Network & Create January 2018 Potluck: Sasheen Artis (Chair of Producers Guild of America Power of Diversity Master Workshop)

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)

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

TONIGHT is the Encore Presentation of Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement with Q&A at Regency Theatres’ Valley Plaza 6 in NoHo, California

TONIGHT is the Encore Presentation of Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement!  Buy your tickets now! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fil-am-creations-a-filmmaker-movement-encore-presentation-tickets-34708223230 In an effort to inspire, motivate and mobilize the Filipino American and Filipino filmmaking community, FilAm Creative started a movement called “Fil-Am Creations” to challenge them to create short films. “Filipino stories and narratives are rarely seen in mainstream Hollywood film and television projects. But according to these very talented and determined Pinoy filmmakers, actors, and content creators paving their own way in the industry, Filipino/a representation can change in the near future.” reports Balitang America’s Yong Chavez as she presented a 2-part series about these creative Fil-Am directors, actors, … Continue reading TONIGHT is the Encore Presentation of Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement with Q&A at Regency Theatres’ Valley Plaza 6 in NoHo, California

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 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?

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?

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: 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

The 2nd Rel/Event Series (Hollywood Panel & Networking Event, 4/8/2016): Part II – Tickets Contest!

FilAm Creative! Are you experiencing writer‘s block?  Be inspired by absorbing the words from the screenwriters and story editor of this summer’s Star Trek Beyond, 2017’s Thor Ragnarok and the hit TV show, Empire… What does it take to be a producer?  Get first hand knowledge from the executive producer of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, the co-executive producer of Straight Outta Compton, the producers of this summer’s Suicide Squad as well as the 2014 Oscar-winning film, Birdman and the producer of Bootleg Universe’s viral short films, Dirty Laundry and Power/Rangers. Actors? Still waiting for your agent to call you? Wonder why you are … Continue reading The 2nd Rel/Event Series (Hollywood Panel & Networking Event, 4/8/2016): Part II – Tickets Contest!