#FACinfocus: Meet Maurus Dumalaog – Director of Acting Department of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership

Name: Maurus Dumalaog Hometown: Historic Filipinotown/Echo Park/Los Angeles. CA.  FilAmCreative Title/Position/Role: Director of Acting Department DESCRIPTION OF TITLE / POSITION / ROLE: The Director of Acting Department is responsible for planning and executing events, workshops, trainings pertinent to the development … Continue reading #FACinfocus: Meet Maurus Dumalaog – Director of Acting Department of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership

What Happened When FilAm Creative Attended NBCUniversal’s Exclusive TIPS Session?

Since its announcement, the days leading up to Tuesday, May 16, 2017 of FilAm Creative’s exclusive session with NBCUniversal reps and their introduction of its Talent Infusion Programs (TIPS) were filled with anticipation. “So excited for this meeting with NBC Universal..” says Arlyn DeLa Pena. It all started with a phone call made by AJ Calomay (currently assistant editor for USA Network’s Mr. Robot and previously with the CW’s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow). That phone call led to an introductory meeting between FilAm Creative’s Executive Director Meriden Villanueva, Chief Financial Officer Walter Talens and the curator of FilAm Creations Craig Obligacion Wilson … Continue reading What Happened When FilAm Creative Attended NBCUniversal’s Exclusive TIPS Session?

Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Dante Basco

Dante Basco is the third honoree in Bidyo’s new show, Filipino American Hall of Fame and the third episode airs this Friday, September 23rd!  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      Growing up, there were no Filipino American faces on both television and film.  My friends have all mentioned it was the character of “Sulu” played by George Takei on the original 1960’s Star Trek television series as representation of an Asian American image in media.  For … Continue reading Bidyo’s Filipino American Hall of Fame: Dante Basco

Hollywood Actors Panel, June 4, 2016 – Meet Talent Manager, Phil Brock (Founder of Studio Talent Group)

FilAm Creative (FAC) celebrates seven years of supporting the advancement of Filipino Americans in entertainment and media! Saturday, June 4th will be our 2nd Annual FAC Hollywood Actors Panel for Actors — a panel discussion and networking event featuring special guest panelists who represent the craft of acting across the board. Hear the panelists discuss about their explorations of the process and profession of acting; their reflections on personal experiences and artistic influences that informed and shaped their careers; their discussions of past and current projects and share valuable insights into the craft and the industry.  Get a chance to ask … Continue reading Hollywood Actors Panel, June 4, 2016 – Meet Talent Manager, Phil Brock (Founder of Studio Talent Group)

#FACinfocus: “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” Editors Dexter Adriano and A.J. Calomay

Dexter Adriano and A.J. Calomay began their professional careers when Adriano was the co-executive producer and Calomay was the featurette editor for the first mainstream Filipino American feature length film, 2000’s The Debut directed by Gene Cajayon. Today, they have reunited on a highly anticipated project that will surely solidify DC Comics’ dominance on broadcast television — DC’s Legends of Tomorrow — developed and produced by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim. Currently an Editor for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Dexter Adriano is a veteran Television and Film Editor who has been working in Hollywood since the early 1990s. Born and raised in San Francisco, he … Continue reading #FACinfocus: “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” Editors Dexter Adriano and A.J. Calomay

Join FAC at the Dodgers’ Filipino Heritage Night June 10

Join the Dodgers on Wednesday, June 10, as they host their 6th Annual Filipino Heritage Night! Wednesday, June 10at 7:10pm Vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Dodger Stadium So here are the details… ~Game starts at 7:10pm (Yes, and please try to be early. The earlier you come the more sizes are available for the t-shirts) ~They opposing team is the Arizona Diamondbacks ~We get to sit in the All-you-can-eat Pavilion- which means we get unlimited Dodger Dogs, Nachos, Popcorn, Peanuts, Soft Drinks & Water we want! ~And we get a special Dodger’s Filipino themed T-shirt [yay, we get shirts again!] All of … Continue reading Join FAC at the Dodgers’ Filipino Heritage Night June 10

April 10 Panelist Profile: Grace Borrero Moss

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

April 10 Panelist Profile: Peterson Gonzaga

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

April 10 Panelist Profile: Rembrandt Flores

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