It’s time to celebrate one of the greatest musicals of all time. Today, West Side Story turns 55! Yes, 55 years ago today, October 18, 1961, the musical film was theatrically released and it received high praise from critics and audiences nationwide. It became the second highest grossing film of the year in the United States. The film was nominated for eleven Academy Awards and won ten gold Oscar statuettes, including Best Picture (as well as a Special Award for co-director Jerome Robbins), becoming the record holder for the most wins for a movie musical. My favorite movie musical at the … Continue reading #FACinfocus: Jose De Vega Jr., Actor & Choreographer, 55th Anniversary of West Side Story
Bruno Mars is the second honoree in Bidyo’s new show, Filipino American Hall of Fame and the second episode airs this Sunday, September 18th! Bidyo is a new YouTube channel created by FilAm Creative. Bidyo’s 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 On September 7, 2010, I had an opportunity to see Bruno Mars perform live on stage at E! Entertainment’s annual private Courtyard Party on the Wilshire Courtyard. It was my fourth and final year with the cable television network. But, he was not the headliner. B.o.B. was the headliner due … Continue reading Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Bruno Mars
Transcribed and written by Edwin A. Santos Wednesday, June 15, 2016 : @Edwin_A_Santos | : Edwin A. Santos On Saturday, June 4, 2016, FilAm Creative hosted their 2nd annual industry expert panel devoted specifically towards Filipino American actors … Continue reading What Happened at FilAm Creative 2nd Annual Hollywood Actors Panel for Actors & Networking Event?
Stauros Entertainment covers FilAm Creative’s 2nd Annual Hollywood Actors Panel for Actors at The Clubhouse in Los Angeles, California; Saturday, June 4, 2016. Tyrone Tann interviews FAC’s special industry guest panelists at the #FACactorspanel: Nico Santos, Actor & Comedian; (Superstore, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Chelsea Lately) Dea Vise, Casting Director with the Casting Society of America Tess Paras, Actress, Writer & Producer; (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Grimm, Make Your Face Great Again Makeup Tutorial, Typecast, What If Catcalls Were Cheeseburgers?) Phil Brock, Talent Manager & Founder of Studio Talent Group Continue reading Stauros Entertainment’s Media Coverage of FAC’s 2nd Annual Actors Panel at The Clubhouse, June 4, 2016
Three Cities Festival LA Series is allowing FilAm Creative friends to attend a great day of panels for free! Saturday, May 23rd 3pm-8pm. 333 Live at 333 Boylston Street, Los Angeles CA, 90017 near the intersection of W 3rd Street and Boylston Street. SCHEDULE: Special Producer/Director Q&A: TBA (3:00) Talent Representation (3:50pm) Heather Weiss, VP of Much and House PR (clients from “The Big Bang Theory,” “Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Fresh off the Boat,” “Star Wars”) Siri Garber, President of Platform PR (clients from “Arrow,” “Criminal Minds,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) Melissa Keklak, CEO/Founder of MMK PR (music, lifestyle, and sports public … Continue reading ENTER TO WIN A FREE TICKET TO AN ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY PANEL!
A UCLA alum and former member of Samahang Pilipino, Grace Borrero Moss will return to her alma mater and talk about being the Manager of Entertainment Diversity Initiatives at NBCUniversal this Thursday! In Grace’s role at NBC, she helps oversee multiple programs that focus on discovering, cultivating and showcasing talented writers, directors and actors of diverse backgrounds, with the objective of getting them staffed on NBC’s scripted programs. Before coming to NBC, Grace was the Manager of Development & New Series at the Style Network, where she oversaw new series in production, from initial pitch to delivery, including Kimora: Life … Continue reading April 10 Panelist Profile: Grace Borrero Moss
Meet the man behind some of your favorite celebrity interviews on the red carpet… Peterson Gonzaga, an Entertainment Journalist/Producer/Co-Founder, Pacific Rim Video & Pacific Rim Photo Press! Peter started work with The Hollywood Reporter in 1993. While at the Reporter in the circulation department, he became more involved in editorial from interviewing talent and covering red carpet events. He has been in the entertainment news industry for the past 15 years in various positions ranging from photo editor, photographer, journalist and producer. Having covered various red carpet events, he eventually met business partner Sthanlee Mirador and realized the need for … Continue reading April 10 Panelist Profile: Peterson Gonzaga
Why aren’t there more Filipinos in mainstream media and entertainment? That’s what a group of panelists talked about at UC Berkeley on March 1 at the Pilipin@s in Entertainment Panel. The panelists were: ~ Walter Boholst – Filmmaker/Entertainment Lawyer/FilAm Creative Co-Founder ~ Christina Luna – The Luna Company, Founder/Manager ~ Keesa Ocampo – Corporate Affairs, ABS-CBN International ~ Joey Guila – Comedian/TV Show Host ~ Rex Sampaga – Music Publisher It was a festive laugh-filled panel with Joey Guila cracking jokes while the others parlayed their wisdom to the audience ending with Boholst giving away a copy of his movie … Continue reading Pilipin@s in Entertainment Panel at UC Berkeley a fun ride
FilAm Creative is having our 3rd annual Filipinos in Entertainment and Media Panel at UCLA April 10. A friend and event planner of the stars, Rembrandt Flores will tell us about his roles in the biggest events in Hollywood! Rembrandt, who grew up in Almaden Valley in South San Jose, discovered his love for entertainment while pursuing his communications degree at UC Berkeley. After graduation, Rembrandt moved to Los Angeles to follow his dream to work in “The Industry.” After a brief stint as a talent agent trainee, he worked in production for E! Entertainment Television’s international shows, “FYE!” and … Continue reading April 10 Panelist Profile: Rembrandt Flores
FilAm Creative is having our 3rd annual Filipinos in Entertainment and Media Panel at UCLA April 10. Did anyone catch panelist Marc Fajardo on an episode of Pretty Little Liars recently? See him talk about his experience on Thursday:) Marc was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz where he double majored in Film and Community Studies. His aspirations in becoming a film director veered as his curiosity into acting dominated upon returning back home to L.A., which led him to study at various studios such as The Berg Studios, The … Continue reading April 10 Panelist Profile: Marc Fajardo