Guest Speaker Panel: Inclusion-Filipinas In Film & Television with Princess Punzalan, Grace Moss, Janet Nepales, October 17
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Guest Panel: Inclusion - Filipinas in Film & Television, with Princess Punzalan, Grace Moss, and Janet Nepales.
Presented by the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce - Hollywood (FACC - Hollywood) and the Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival (LAPIFF).
PRINCESS PUNZALAN - Actress, Producer, cast member of "Yellow Rose," and a respected actor in the Philippine entertainment industry now based in Los Angeles.
Since starting at the age of ten, most of her work has been on television. She is a versatile actor known for a broad range of roles across genres, but perhaps is best known for her iconic villain role as evil Selina in the ABS-CBN drama series, "Mula Sa Puso," for which she won PMPC's Best Actress in a Drama Series.
GRACE MOSS - Sr. Director of Talent Development & Inclusion for NBC Entertainment.
In this role, she oversees multiple programs that focus on discovering, cultivating and showcasing talented writers and directors of diverse backgrounds, with the objective of getting them staffed on NBC's scripted programs.
Grace also manages nationwide outreach efforts and develops relationships with community partners, such as the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC), Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) and East West Players (EWP).
Before coming to NBC, Grace, a Development Executive at the Style Network, she oversaw new series in production from initial pitch to delivery. Prior to her stint at the Style Network, Grace worked as a Producer and Director on a plethora of unscripted shows on a variety of networks, including MTV, VH1, TLC and NBC.
Grace graduated from UCLA with a BA in English and Minor in Asian American Studies.
JANET NEPALES - a multiple Los Angeles Press Club award winning journalist, and the first and only Filipina member of the prestigious Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) that presents the annual Golden Globe Awards.
She was a contributing editor to HFPA’s 75th anniversary commemorative program book, “Hollywood Foreign Press Association: A History, 75 Years of the Golden Globe Awards.” Later, she was an Executive Producer for both the 76th Golden Globe Awards and the 77th Golden Globe Awards. Both shows were nominated for an Emmy Award.
Janet is co-author of the first Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) book entitled “DISRUPT: Filipina Women: Proud. Loud. Leading Without A Doubt.”
She has a weekly column, “Hollywood Insider" on GMA-7 News Online as well as being the Hollywood correspondent for GMA-7 TV Network.
She has a regular column in Manila Up Magazine, and Exquisite Magazine as well as a weekly column in Manila Bulletin, one of the top daily newspapers in the Philippines.
She was recognized by the Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) as one of the “100 Most Influential Filipino Women in the U.S.” in 2012 and one of the “100 Most Influential Filipino Women in the World” in 2013.
She is the wife of writer-journalist Ruben V. Nepales and the mother of two daughters --- Bianca Nicole and Rafaella Angelica.
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