This week, the Los Angeles Press Club celebrated its 60th annual Southern California Journalism Awards held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown LA. Congratulations are in order as Filipino American journalist Ruben V. Nepales (of Inquirer Entertainment) won for BEST ENTERTAINMENT NEWS or FEATURE for a two-part story he wrote on actress-activist Angelina Jolie, published by the Inquirer on September 7, 2017.
This recognition was the first time Nepales competed in the category, through the sole non-American publication entry.
He says, “Thanks, LA Press Club, for my first prize in the Southern California Journalism Awards. Honored to win for the Philippine Daily Inquirer and represent the Philippines in a tough category with the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly and Bloomberg Businessweek.”
The judges’ comment for Nepales: "A revealing and perceptive profile of a complicated Jolie, well-written and way deeper than the usual celebrity PR fare. Well done!"
You can read Nepales’ award winning news feature, “Angelina Jolie talks about her ‘very difficult year’” here:
His journalist wife, Janet R. Nepales (Manila Bulletin’s Hollywood correspondent) won two awards that same evening!
Nepales, who writes the weekly “Hollywood Bulletin” column, won third place for her article, “Eleanor Coppola Reminisces About The Philippines,” in the Personality Profile – Foreign Correspondents/Reporters category, and third place for her column, “Del Toro’s ‘First Grown-Up Movie,’” in the Columnist or Critic – Foreign Correspondents/Reporters category.
You can read her award winning article, “Eleanor Coppola Reminisces About The Philippines” here: https://entertainment.mb.com.ph/2017/05/22/eleanor-coppola-reminisces-about-the-ph/ The link to her “Del Toro’s ‘First Grown-Up Movie” is not available online.
The Filipino American business community in Southern California, through the Coalition of Filipino American Chambers of Commerce (COFACC), is assembling for the first time in its history a MEGA PICNIC and NETWORKING event among families and friends and members coming from five of the most active FACC Chambers in the country!
Come and enjoy the summer weather with games and raffle prizes at the Frank G. Bonelli Park in San Dimas, California on Saturday, July 14th from 9 am to 5 pm. Please check above flyer and connect with your local chapters for details of this event. See you there!
The FilAm Chamber Commerce of Hollywood is hosting its inaugural event and membership drive. Come network, eat and be entertained.
Come celebrate with the FilAm Chamber of Commerce of Hollywood as we launch our association uniting businesses, artists and industry professionals in the entertainment industry on Thursday, July 12. Our journey begins with a celebration of FilAm food and FilAm art and performance…including eleven-year-old ventriloquist, Shane Selloria, comedian Erik Esteban, and visual art by Lyn Pacificar!
Guests of honor include FilAm actor Reggie Lee (NBC’s "Grimm") and two-time Emmy Award-Winning television producer Marc Anthony Nichols (CBS’ "The Talk").
The inspiring evening will be hosted by two-time Emmy Award-Winning television host and content creator, Jackie Fernandez.
Purchase your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/showtime-its-time-to-bridge-the-gap-tickets-47441314248
We cannot wait to see you there!
Dress code: Hollywood Chic.
Valet parking and street parking available.
Attend our official “after party” of our event at Wolf & Crane located at 366 East 2nd Street, Los Angeles, California 90012! NO COVER.
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.