Meet Our 2017 FilAm Creative Leadership

…and they are: 2017 Active Founders & Board of Directors Walter Boholst Rex Sampaga Ed Mallillin 2017 Executive Board President – Meriden Villanueva Vice President & Treasurer – Walter Talens Secrretary – Angela Paviera 2017 Administrative Department Directors Online Press – Edwin Santos Technology – Rodney Cajudo Business Development – Arlyn Dela Pena 2017 Creative Department Directors Filmmaking – Craig Wilson Writing – Kaitlyn Fae Digital Programming – Mara De La Rosa Acting – Maurus Dumalaog Full bios will be published starting tomorrow Monday. —————————————————————————————————————— FilAm Creative (FAC) is an all volunteer community organization dedicated to the advancement of Filipino-Americans … Continue reading Meet Our 2017 FilAm Creative Leadership

What Happened at the 3rd Annual FilAm Creative Halo Halo Headshots?

Last Sunday, July 23 was our 3rd annual Halo Halo Headshots, a program created by Walter Talens to bring affordable “Headshots” for actors starting out in the entertainment industry and bringing talented photographers from different fields of photography to share their skills. The program hopes to lower the barrier and encourage Filipino-Americans (or any person of color) to get their foot in the door of the industry and bring diversity to mainstream American film and television. Photographer Ren Arrieta waiting for his talent to arrive during Halo Halo Headshots 2017. Make-up artist Brenda Lisette apply foundation to Vince Cruz in preparation for his … Continue reading What Happened at the 3rd Annual FilAm Creative Halo Halo Headshots?

What Happened At “Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement” Encore Presentation, May 31, 2017?

Summary by Edwin A. Santos Friday, June 2, 2017  : @Edwin_A_Santos     |      : Edwin A. Santos “Today is the day.  Today…we continue our push to make a sustainable industry for Filipino Americans in Hollywood.” says Lolo Pepe filmmaker … Continue reading What Happened At “Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement” Encore Presentation, May 31, 2017?

What Happened at the 5th 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?

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?

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 FilAm Creative’s 1st Television Writers Panel?

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?

TV Writers Panel, December 3, 2016 – Meet Writer, Michael Golamco (of NBC’s “Grimm”)

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”)

TV Writers Panel, December 3, 2016 – Meet Editor, Dexter Adriano (of ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.”)

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 Editor, Dexter Adriano (of ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.”)

FilAm Creative To Host Television Writers Panel; December 3, 2016 at Pilipino Workers Center in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles

SAVE-THE DATE: Saturday, December 3, 2016 FilAm Creative’s Television Writers Panel FREE ADMISSION — Donations welcome!   *** PLEASE RSVP TO: filamcreative@gmail.com ***   https://www.facebook.com/events/1866196176947472/   INDUSTRY GUEST PANELISTS Michael Golamco, Executive Story Editor & Writer (NBC’s Grimm) Rene Gube, Executive Story Editor & Writer (The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) Ray Utarnachitt, Executive Story Editor & Writer (The CW’s DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) …and other guest panelists TBA Moderator:  Dexter Adriano, Editor (ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) Saturday, December 3, 2016 From 6:30pm to 8:00pm PILIPINO WORKERS CENTER 153 Glendale Boulevard at Historic Filipinotown (Hi-Fi) Los Angeles, CA. 90026 * (between Colton Street & Rockwood … Continue reading FilAm Creative To Host Television Writers Panel; December 3, 2016 at Pilipino Workers Center in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles