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 (FAC) celebrates nine years of supporting the advancement of Filipino Americans in entertainment and media! Created by event producer Edwin A. Santos, Saturday, June 9th will be our 4th Annual FilAm Creative Hollywood Actors Panel for Actors — a … Continue reading Meet Ginger Gonzaga (NBC’s “Champions”) at 4th FilAm Creative Hollywood Actors Panel, June 9, 2018 at Pilipino Workers Center
Great monthly meeting last night. Keep up the good work. Amazing turnout. That’s what FilAm Creative member and actor/producer Abe Pagtama said when he attended the first networking and potluck event of the new year! Especially with the first guest speaker of the year, and the first time at our monthly event — Sasheen Artis, Chair of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) Power of Diversity Master Workshop. At that January 28th event, she discussed about the PGA programs and the benefits at the Pilipino Workers Center in Historic Filipinotown Los Angeles. It’s not about who you know — it’s who … Continue reading Highlights of FilAm Creative’s Network & Create January 2018 Potluck with Producers Guild’s Sasheen Artis?
Name: Kaitlyn Fae Hometown: Los Angeles, CA FilAm Creative Title/Position/Role: Writers Group Director DESCRIPTION OF TITLE / POSITION / ROLE: Kaitlyn is in charge of coordinating all writing teams, including the planning and scheduling of general informational sessions. PROFESSION AND … Continue reading #FACinfocus: Meet Kaitlyn Fae – Writers Group Director of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership
Name: Edwin Santos Hometown: Chicago, Illinois FilAm Creative Title/Position/Role: Online Press Creator & Event Producer (Hollywood Actors Panel for Actors & Networking Event) Writer / Blogger for FAC’s official site Producer for FAC Networks on YouTube Associate Producer for FAC Podcast: Voices (Tinig) FAC representative with the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Prior Office: FAC Director of Content Production (2016) and FAC Vice President of Content (2015) DESCRIPTION OF TITLE / POSITION / ROLE: Working with the Leadership Team providing video coverage for various FAC events. Providing opportunities for content producers to collaborate and create original non-fiction programming (i.e. FilAm Creations:BTS) for the … Continue reading #FACinfocus: Meet Edwin Santos – Online Press of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership
SAVE-THE DATE: September 2, 2017 Filipino Americans In Comics and Animation Panel INDUSTRY GUEST PANELISTS Whilce Portacio (Creator of Bishop, Wetworks, Artist on X-Men, X-Factor) Van Partible (creator of Johnny Bravo) Leo Partible (animation and comic book writer) … and more to be announced FilAm Creative hosts this unique panel that will take a look at the contributions of Filipino Americans in comics and animation. Hear the panelists discuss about the history of Filipinos in comics/animation, their own contributions to the arts, how they got their start, and much more. Moderator: Rodney Cajudo Saturday, September 2, 2017 From 2:30pm to 3:30pm LONG … Continue reading Filipino Americans In Comics and Animation Panel at Long Beach Comic Con; Saturday, September 2 at 2:30pm
Name: Meriden Villanueva Hometown: Bergenfield, NJ FilAm Creative Title/Position/Role: Executive Director / President DESCRIPTION OF TITLE / POSITION / ROLE: Her duties as an executive director are to design, develop and implement strategic plans for the organization. The executive director is also responsible for day-to-day operation of the organization, which includes managing committees and hiring staff. The Board of Directors grant the executive director the authority to run the organization. PROFESSION AND SHORT BIO: Actor/Producer/Writer Born and raised in New Jersey, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcasting and Visual Media with a concentration of TV/Film Production from … Continue reading #FACinfocus: Meet Meriden Villanueva – President of FilAm Creative 2017 Leadership
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 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?
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?