By Kaitlyn Fajilan, FilAm Creative Director of Writing This past spring, Filam Creative had the pleasure of organizing another writing class for the community. This year, the class was entitled “Writing the Half-Hour Pilot” and was taught by comedy writer Thomas Reyes (American Woman, Paramount Network). As Director of Writing at FAC, I had the exciting job of producing the course and working with our instructor. Held at the Pilipino Workers Center over the course of eight weeks, students received reading/viewing material, lecture notes, and weekly writing assignments in order to create the first draft of a comedic pilot. … Continue reading Writers Take Charge Of Their Careers At FAC’s “Writing the Half-Hour Pilot Workshop”
FilAm Creative invites you to preview our new master screenwriting course called “Be A Seismic Storyteller,” instructed by Leo Partible. This complimentary session will give you an overview of the ten screenwriting classes and types of concepts and techniques that will be covered. The ten-week course will focus on developing your talent and ability to compete as a master screenwriter and storyteller. It is geared for the visionary mind and seeks to develop the next Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg who are masters of storytelling in all media. Artistry, emotional connection, and mastery of storytelling are the emphases of these … Continue reading Be A Seismic Storyteller – Master Screenwriting Course Preview, April 8
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
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
Name: Craig Obligacion Wilson Hometown: San Diego, CA. FilAm Creative Title/Position/Role: Director of Filmmaking Department DESCRIPTION OF TITLE / POSITION / ROLE: Communicate with film festivals and media organizations to feature works by Filipino-American filmmakers. PROFESSION AND SHORT BIO: Writer / Director Craig Wilson has been a festival director at both San Diego Indie Fest Film Festival, and Short’s N Spirits Showcase as well as a judge at the Burbank International Film Festival. Having run film and theater collectives for close to twenty years, he is now the Director of the Filmmaking Department for FilAm Creative. He also co-produced a … Continue reading #FACinfocus: Meet Craig Wilson – Filmmaking Director of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership
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
BIG NEWS! FilAm Creative has a new ABS-CBN opportunity and it directly affects you in a positive matter. Want to know the details? Come to our 2nd FilAm Creations event! We want to follow up with all of you on … Continue reading 2nd FilAm Creations’ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017 Meetup, Monday, February 6th at Story Tavern
Summary by Edwin A. Santos Sunday, January 15, 2017 : @Edwin_A_Santos | : Edwin A. Santos Coming off from the success of our first Television Writers Panel, there was increasingly high interest about FilAm Creative — from our … Continue reading What Happened at FilAm Creative Filmmakers’ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017 Meetup?
Summary by Edwin A. Santos Saturday, December 24, 2016 : @Edwin_A_Santos | : Edwin A. Santos On Saturday, December 3, 2016, FilAm Creative assembled their first industry expert panel devoted specifically towards writing for television and film. Much useful information and … Continue reading What Happened at FilAm Creative’s 1st Television Writers Panel?
FilAm Creative (FAC) celebrates seven years of supporting the advancement of Filipino Americans in entertainment and media! Saturday, December 3rd will be our Fil-Am Creative: Television Writers Panel — a panel discussion and networking event featuring special guest panelists who represent the craft of writing across the board. Join the conversation with Asian and Filipino American writers working in network television today. Listen to their experiences as working writers and how they got to where they are now. Interact with the panelists and FAC members during the reception and after party. Learn about open opportunities and build your network. Saturday, December 3, 2016 From 6:30pm … Continue reading TV Writers Panel, December 3, 2016 – Meet Writer, Michael Golamco (of NBC’s “Grimm”)