Congratulations to television writer Leann Bowen and the writing team for earning two Writers Guild Award nominations for Comedy Series and New Series for AppleTV+'s Ted Lasso...
Congratulations to television writer Mark Kramer and the writing team for earning a Writers Guild Award nomination for Comedy/Variety Talk Series for HBO's Last Week Tonight With John Oliver...
And, congratulations to Eric S. Garcia (with Leo Chu and Julia Miranda) for earning a Writers Guild Award nomination for Children's Episodic, Long Form and Specials of the Netflix Alexa & Katie episode, 'Speaking of Cancer'.
The 73rd Writers Guild Awards are set for March 21, 2021 with film screenplay nominees to be announced on February 16.
Congratulations to Jon Jon Briones and the Cast & Crew of Ratched (Netflix) for earning three Golden Globe nominations including Best Television Series, Drama.
The 78th Golden Globe Awards will air Sunday, February 28, 2021 on NBC. Check your local listings.
Filmmaker Ramona Diaz' critically acclaimed documentary film, A Thousand Cuts is one of seven nominees vying for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures by the Producers Guild Awards of America's 2021 PGA Awards.
The 35th annual #PGAAwards will take place on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.
A Thousand Cuts is currently playing on PBS. Check your local listings.
In the meantime, watch our interview panel with Ramona Diaz (and with PJ Raval of "Call Her Ganda") below.
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
Congratulations to Tess Paras (top left) for becoming The 1st Filipina American Executive Producer and The 1st Filipina American Director for ViacomCBS' 2021 VIRTUAL “SHOWCASE”!
NEW MUSIC MONDAY:
Olivia Rodrigo (Bizaardvark, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series) debuts her first single, "drivers license". Released Friday, January 7.
Diane Paragas' Yellow Rose starring Eva Noblezada, Princess Punzalan, Dale Watson, Liam Booth and Lea Salonga is available On Demand and Digital today! See the film now on Amazon, Apple, Google, Vudu, and Fandango!
EXCUSE ME, MISS, MISS, MISS is a part of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival (January 28-February 3, 2021).
It is also one of the only two short films from Asia in this edition and probably, based on the festival’s website, the first-ever short film entry from the Philippines. It is competing in the International Fiction category.
Excuse Me, Miss, Miss, Miss / Philippines (Director: Sonny Calvento, Screenwriter: Arden Rod Condez) — Vangie, a miserable contractual sales lady, is about to lose her job. But in her desperate attempt to convince her boss not to sack her, Vangie uncovers the ultimate jaw-dropping secret to regularization."
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.