Highlights of FilAm Creative’s CBS Entertainment Diversity & Inclusion Seminar

Written by Edwin A. Santos Thursday, March 15, 2018  : @Edwin_A_Santos     |      : Edwin A. Santos It’s more important than ever to have more minority voices and faces in front & behind camera… says Joe Gunawan, FilAm Creative Staff … Continue reading Highlights of FilAm Creative’s CBS Entertainment Diversity & Inclusion Seminar

FilAm Creative To Host Kuwento: 2nd Annual Television Writers Panel; November 5, 2017 at Pilipino Workers Center

SAVE-THE DATE:  November 5, 2017 Kuwento: The 2nd Annual FilAm Creative Television Writers Panel   Early Bird Price (10/5 – 10/29): $10 Final Week (10/30 – 11/5) & Door Price: $15 TWO OPTIONS TO PURCHASE TICKETS: 1) Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kuwento-filam-creatives-television-writers-panel-tickets-38618651426?aff=eac2 2) FAC Officer or FAC Talent Network meeting (VENMO/cash) *** SEATING IS LIMITED – THIS EVENT SELLS OUT FAST *** INDUSTRY GUEST PANELISTS Adam Higgs, Producer/Writer (BBC America’s Orphan Black, CBS’ Scorpion) Philip Buiser, Writer/Producer/Director (A&E’s Bates Motel, AMC’s Preacher) Dennis Saldua, Writer/Producer (Netflix’s Atypical, NBC’s Deception) Kelli Breslin, Lifetime Television Staff Writer Join the conversation with writers working in network, cable … Continue reading FilAm Creative To Host Kuwento: 2nd Annual Television Writers Panel; November 5, 2017 at Pilipino Workers Center

Filipino Americans In Comics and Animation Panel at Long Beach Comic Con; Saturday, September 2 at 2:30pm  

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  

FilAm Creative’s 1st Writers Group Informational Session

Our first informational writers session took place yesterday afternoon created and led by Kaitlyn Fae. We went over our writing goals and expectations for the next few months, as well as placing everyone in writing teams. Handouts were also dispersed among the attending members of all sketch comedy levels.  Those who weren’t able to make it, their handouts were received via email as well as placed on teams.  The handouts included information and examples about writing sketch comedy. This is our first genre we will be developing and creating from.  Our goal is simple: to encourage members to write creatively. … Continue reading FilAm Creative’s 1st Writers Group Informational Session

TONIGHT is the Encore Presentation of Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement with Q&A at Regency Theatres’ Valley Plaza 6 in NoHo, California

TONIGHT is the Encore Presentation of Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement!  Buy your tickets now! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fil-am-creations-a-filmmaker-movement-encore-presentation-tickets-34708223230 In an effort to inspire, motivate and mobilize the Filipino American and Filipino filmmaking community, FilAm Creative started a movement called “Fil-Am Creations” to challenge them to create short films. “Filipino stories and narratives are rarely seen in mainstream Hollywood film and television projects. But according to these very talented and determined Pinoy filmmakers, actors, and content creators paving their own way in the industry, Filipino/a representation can change in the near future.” reports Balitang America’s Yong Chavez as she presented a 2-part series about these creative Fil-Am directors, actors, … Continue reading TONIGHT is the Encore Presentation of Fil-Am Creations: A Filmmaker Movement with Q&A at Regency Theatres’ Valley Plaza 6 in NoHo, California

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 2nd FilAm Creations’ Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2017 Meetup?

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?

What Happened at FilAm Creative Filmmakers’ 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?

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?

The 2nd Rel/Event Series (Hollywood Panel & Networking Event, 4/8/2016): Part II – Tickets Contest!

FilAm Creative! Are you experiencing writer‘s block?  Be inspired by absorbing the words from the screenwriters and story editor of this summer’s Star Trek Beyond, 2017’s Thor Ragnarok and the hit TV show, Empire… What does it take to be a producer?  Get first hand knowledge from the executive producer of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, the co-executive producer of Straight Outta Compton, the producers of this summer’s Suicide Squad as well as the 2014 Oscar-winning film, Birdman and the producer of Bootleg Universe’s viral short films, Dirty Laundry and Power/Rangers. Actors? Still waiting for your agent to call you? Wonder why you are … Continue reading The 2nd Rel/Event Series (Hollywood Panel & Networking Event, 4/8/2016): Part II – Tickets Contest!