"Let's Talk VFX" ft. Marvel Studios' Anthony Francisco and DreamWorks' Chris Grun, August 28 at 7pm (PDT) on FB Live & Twitch
We are presenting our next Guest Panel Series, "Artists, Creatives & Business" this Saturday, August 28 at 7PM (Los Angeles, CA) / this Sunday, August 29 at 10AM (Philippines) with LET'S TALK VFX featuring Marvel Studios' Anthony Francisco ("Guardians of the Galaxy," "Black Panther," "Doctor Strange," "Ant-Man," the creator of Groot) and DreamWorks' Chris Grun ("The Hunger Games," "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World," "X-Men: First Class") with hosts/moderators Fe Koons (Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival) and Edwin A. Santos (Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Hollywood).
Watch livestream at FacebookLive: https://www.facebook.com/FACCHollywood and also at Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/filamhollywood
Produced by Fe P. Koons, Edwin A. Santos and Jason Agcaoili.
Olivia Rodrigo, Bella Poarch and Hailee Steinfeld in Variety’s ‘Power of Young Hollywood Impact List' Issue 2021
Singer-songwriter OLIVIA RODRIGO graces one of the magazine covers of Variety's Power of Young Hollywood issue. The other two cover issues include Lil Nas X and Thomas Doherty.
One of the leading business entertainment industry trade magazines, Variety highlights talent from today’s 25-and-under set making an impact in the entertainment industry.
Rodrigo's record-shattering debut single, "drivers license" and album, "Sour" (written by Rodrigo and producer Dan Nigro, recorded in isolation during the COVID-19 lockdown) landed her on the list.
Of the fifty-three young listmakers chosen by Variety, two other Filipina American entertainers are featured as well.
Positioned at #32, content creator and singer BELLA POARCH (24) created the most-liked TikTok video in 2020 and is the most followed woman of color on the app with 77 million-plus followers. She signed a deal with Warner Records ahead of her debut single “Build a Bitch,” the music video for which earned 75 million views in its first week alone. It became the biggest debut ever for a new artist on YouTube and led to a Billboard Hot 100 ranking. Poarch’s online presence made her a target for trolls who left comments encouraging suicide. “I felt like I was back in school being bullied,” says Poarch, “but after a certain point I realized none of it matters.”
Positioned at #41, actor and musician HAILEE STEINFELD (24) shot to fame with an Oscar nomination for ”True Grit” and hasn’t slowed since. Returning to this list, her current projects include the Disney Plus series ”Hawkeye” and the third season of the Apple TV Plus series ”Dickinson” in which she acts and executive produces. Known for playing roles that embody strong female characters, Steinfeld appreciates ”playing girls who are strong and witty and skilled, but have to work for all of that, which, at the end of the day, is relatable.” Recently, she’s branched into other business ventures and created a capsule collection with Frankies Bikinis and co-founded the eyewear brand Prive Revaux.
To see the entire list:
We are presenting our next Facebook LIVE Guest Panel Series, "Artists, Creatives & Business" this Saturday, May 15 at 6PM (Los Angeles, CA) / this Sunday, May 16 at 9AM (Philippines) with FILIPINOS IN ANIMATION featuring Marvel Studio's Anthony Francisco ("Guardians of the Galaxy," "Black Panther," "Doctor Strange," "Ant-Man," the creator of Groot and a Pinoy influence on the female warriors of "Black Panther"), Disney's Bobby Pontillas (writer/director of the Academy Award nominated short animated film, "One Small Step," Animation on "Big Hero 6," "Wreck-It Ralph," "Zootopia") and Keith Sicat ("Rigodon," "Ka Oryang," "The Guerrilla is a Poet," "Woman of the Ruins") with hosts/moderators Fe Koons (Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival) and Angela Relucio ("The Glorias," "Code: Black," History Channel's "SIX"). Along with Audience Q&A.
Produced by Fe P. Koons, Edwin A. Santos and Jason Agcaoili.
Save The Date & RSVP today.
Twitch TV: https://www.twitch.tv/filamhollywood
Creative Asian Americans including individuals of Filipino descent won Oscar statuettes at Sunday's televised 93rd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) which honored the best films of 2020 and early 2021.
It was the first time the 93rd Academy Awards was held virtually and in-person due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
H.E.R. won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, "Fight For You" for the motion picture, "Judas and the Black Messiah." She wrote the song with D'Mile and Tiara Thomas.
She is the first Filipina American woman to win an Academy Award. She is also the second Black woman to win this award, the first being Irene Cara for "Flashdance" in 1983.
Songwriter Robert Lopez, known for his songs on Disney’s “Frozen”, was the first Filipino man to win an Academy Award back in 2014.
Trevor Jimenez (story supervisor, and an Oscar nominated filmmaker himself for the 2019 animated short film, "Weekends") and the entire cast and crew of Pixar's "Soul" won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
The rest of the AAPI Academy Award winners are:
"Nomadland" for Best Picture
- Directed by Chloé Zhao.
Chloé Zhao for Best Director ("Nomadland")
- She is the first Asian American woman, first Chinese woman and second woman to win an Oscar in this category
- Kathryn Bigelow was the first female director to win an Oscar in 2010 for her 2008 film “The Hurt Locker."
Youn Yuh-jung for Best Supporting Actress ("Minari")
- She is the second Asian woman to win an acting Oscar since Japanese American actress and singer Miyoshi Umeki won for "Sayonara" in 1958.
- She is the first Korean (South Korean) actress to win an Oscar.
NOTE: Steven Yeun (“Minari”) became the first Asian American actor to be nominated for Best Actor. Riz Ahmed (“Sound of Metal”) is the first Muslim to be nominated for Best Actor. It's the first time that there were two Best Actor candidates of Asian heritage.
- Anthony Hopkins took home the Oscar for Best Actor ("The Father").
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees of the 93rd Academy Awards!
Congratulations to editor Michelle Tesoro, ACE for her and her team receiving the Best Edited Limited Series or Motion Picture for Television Award for "The Queen's Gambit" at the 2021 American Cinema Editors (USA) Eddie Awards.
Below she walks us through her various Avid Media Composer timelines and settings to explain her editorial process for the hit Netflix series.
Online via Zoom Live (registration required) - https://facchomar30.eventbrite.com/
It will also simulcast on Facebook LIVE.
Women's Month: Filipina American Women in Film
Presented by the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce - Hollywood (FACC - Hollywood) and the Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival (LAPIFF).
Guest: Sari Lluch Dalena
Sari Dalena is an independent filmmaker from the Philippines and holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Film Production from New York University.
She has been the recipient of the Fulbright-Hayes scholarship, New York Asian Cultural Council Fellowship, NYU Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Fellowship, and the 13 Artists Award at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
Dalena’s first feature film, the post-9/11 immigrant film "Rigodon" won Best Feature at the International Panorama of Independent Filmmakers.
Her first full-length documentary on the atrocities during the Philippine-American War, "Memories of a Forgotten War" (2001), screened at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Documentary Fortnight in New York City and the Int’l Film Festival Rotterdam.
In 2012, her Martial Law drama, Ka Oryang was awarded Best Picture and Best Director prizes at the Cinema One Originals Film Festival. Her other notable works include "Church Dog" (1994), "White Funeral" (1997), "The Guerrilla is a Poet" (2013), "The Women of Malolos" (2013), and "Dahling Nick" (2015).
She is an Associate Professor and former Director at the University of the Philippines Film Institute.
> Edwin A. Santos
Actor and Film Producer with 20+ years in the entertainment industry.
- As an actor, he can be seen in the feature films "Blue Dream" (2013) starring James Duval, "The Last Exorcist" (2020) starring Danny Trejo and "Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story" (2020) starring Dominique Swain.
- As a producer, he has five feature films to his credit including "Mad Cowgirl" (2006) starring Sarah Lassez and James Duval; and "Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance" (2015) starring Bai Ling and Tommy Wiseau.
- Founder of the Filipino Hollywood Actors Panel.
- Board Member of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Hollywood (FACCHO).
> Fe Koons
- Poet, Author, freelance sportswriter, and movie critic.
- Founding member of the Women Writers in Media (WOMEN) in the Philippines, author of children's books on Filipino and Asian folktales, and playwright of "The Last Days of Jose Rizal", "The Rainbow Princess", and "Vera Cruz".
- Founder, Board Member, and President of the Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival (LAPIFF).
Fridays Happy Hour & Networking by the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Hollywood
End your workweek just right. 2021 is your year!
Enjoy the music, network with like-minded, or just chill in your living room, and enjoy the tunes...
The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Hollywood (FACCHO) presents:
FRIDAYS Happy Hour & Networking >
Music by resident DJ Oggy and guest DJ Icy Ice
Livestream in your living room. Featuring DJs, Music Artists, and 30 - second business pitches.
When: Feb 5/Fri, 6pm - 7pm
***Registration required for Zoom access.***
Are you in, or aspiring to get into the entertainment industry? Music, Film, Author, Podcaster, Youtube vlogger, Multimedia?
Join us! Showcase your talent here-- film shorts, DJ turntablism, music, and video channel.
Congratulations to filmmaker Isabel Sandoval as her film, LINGUA FRANCA is nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at this year's Independent Spirit Awards.
The 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards will take place on Thursday, April 22, airing live at 7:00 p.m. PT / 10:00 p.m. ET on IFC.
Stream LINGUA FRANCA today on Netflix.
Lingua Franca is a love story between an undocumented, transgender, Filipina caregiver and a Russian-Jewish slaughterhouse worker in Brooklyn, New York. The third feature from Isabel Sandoval — who wrote, directed, produced, edited and stars — the film comes from Ava DuVernay's ARRAY and made its world premiere at Giornate degli Autori/Venice Days and was the first Filipino film in main-competition at BFI London in its 63-year history.
Watch the New Episode, "Imposter" on Two Sentence Horror Stories starring Lou Ticzon ("Arrow"), Jasmine Vega ("Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," "DC's Legends of Tomorrow") and Carolyn Fe ("Blue Clues & You") TONIGHT at 8/7c on The CW (check your local listings) or stream free next on CWTV: https://www.cwtv.com/shows/two-sentence-horror-stories/instinct/?play=b8d6f1df-a565-4ef5-abb2-829f51d2e9ff
NEW MUSIC MONDAY:
Olivia Rodrigo (Bizaardvark, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series) debuts her first single, "drivers license". Released Friday, January 7.
Edwin Santos began blogging in 1995 when he was hired as Editor for the award-winning fansite, The Towne Cryer News on Renée Zellweger. He wrote about the entertainment business and film reviews of Zellweger's films until 2000.