**Live via ZOOM (requires registration), CLICK LINK HERE - and FB Live.**
"Making Film Documentaries" featuring filmmakers PJ RAVAL and RAMONA S. DIAZ
Filipino American PJ RAVAL, is an award-winning filmmaker. His latest film CALL HER GANDA is a feature documentary following the story of Jennifer Laude, a local transgender woman who was found dead in a motel room in the port city of Olongopo, Philippines with a 19-year-old U.S. Marine as the leading suspect. CALL HER GANDA world premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival followed by an international premiere at HotDocs in Toronto, Canada.
RAMONA S. DIAZ is an award-winning Filipina American filmmaker who produced A THOUSAND CUTS, a film documentary on press freedom under threat in the Philippines. "A Thousand Cuts" goes inside the escalating war between the government and the press. The documentary follows Maria Ressa, a renowned journalist who has become a top target of President Rodrigo Duterte's crackdown on the news media.
Ramona S. Diaz's films have screened at Sundance, the Berlinale, Tribeca, the Viennale, IDFA, and many other top-tier film festivals. All of Ramona's feature-length films—IMELDA (2004), THE LEARNING (2011), DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’: EVERYMAN’S JOURNEY (2012) and MOTHERLAND (2017)—have been broadcast on PBS, on either the POV or Independent Lens series. "Motherland" won an award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and had its international premiere at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. It was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary, a Peabody Award, and a Gaward Urian Award from the Filipino Film Critics.
Edwin A. Santos
- Actor, Producer
- Board Member of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Hollywood (FACCHO)
Fe P. Koons
- Author, Screenwriter
- President, Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival (LAPIFF)
Our friend John Eric Swing passed away early this morning on Sunday, June 28, 2020 after battling the deadly COVID-19 disease.
Well known in our community, he facilitated the development of our Mission, Vision and Core Values at our roundtable sessions during the Summer of 2019. He was also the Executive Director for the Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA) in Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles.
May he rest in peace and may his family find comfort and solace during this critical period.
Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Hollywood presents
The 7th Filipino Hollywood Actors Panel on Zoom Online.
Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TStm8L0NRnijob3ekB4z5A
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
A panel discussion and networking event featuring our special guest industry panelists who represent the craft of acting across the board while shining a spotlight on Filipino talent in Hollywood today.
Hear our panelists discuss about their explorations of the process and profession of acting; their reflections on personal experiences and artistic influences that informed and shaped their careers; their discussions of past and current projects and share valuable insights into the craft and the industry.
Get a chance to ask our panelists questions, learn about open opportunities, and build your network.
2020 INDUSTRY GUEST PANELISTS INCLUDE:
(Announcements of each panelist weekly on Mondays)
- ALAIN UY is a Chinese-Filipino American actor born in Dagupan City, Philippines and moved to Los Angeles at the age of 6. He has four siblings. At the age of 11, he earned a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and was nationally ranked in 1990 in the ATA International standings. Early in his career, Alain was also an accomplished dancer and musician featured in several music videos with Jennifer Lopez, Jadakiss, and Anastacia.
During a study abroad program at Oxford University, he developed a love for theatre and acting and that became his primary focus. His acting career began modestly, booking guest starring roles on "The OC," "Monk," "ER," and "Parenthood" just to name a few. Eventually, he started booking recurring guest star roles on several notable TV shows such as HBO's "True Detective," Fox's "The Passage" and "Grimm." More recently, Alain is set to recur alongside Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carrell, on Apple Plus' new Emmy Award Winning TV series "The Morning Show."
Coming up, Alain will be starring as a series regular on Hulu’s exciting new show "Marvel’s Helstrom" and nabbed the lead role on Bao Tran’s upcoming feature film "Paper Tigers," starring alongside Ron Yuan (Disney’s Mulan) and Jae Suh Park (Netflix’s Friends from College).
- AMANDA JOY is the Creator, Writer and Series Lead of the CityTV/OMNI original series, "Second Jen."
She is a two-time nominee for the Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Awards (co-nomination in 2016, and a nomination in 2019) for "Second Jen."
She is a Canadian Screen Award nominee for "Second Jen."
- TAMLYN TOMITA made her feature film debut in a leading role in "The Karate Kid Part II," and later was in both leading and supporting roles in the films "Come See The Paradise," "The Joy Luck Club," "Picture Bride," "Four Rooms," "Robot Stories" and "The Day After Tomorrow," just to name a few.
She also has played several recurring roles on television including "24," "Glee," "Teen Wolf," "How To Get Away With Murder" and as Commodore Oh on the CBS All Access streaming series "Star Trek: Picard" (2020). She starred on the UPN paranormal series, "The Burning Zone" (1996), the Epix drama series "Berlin Station" (2016), and in the ABC medical drama, "The Good Doctor" (2017).
- EDWIN A. SANTOS (Moderator) is an actor and a film producer. With twenty years of professional experience in the entertainment industry, as an actor, his work can be seen on Funny Or Die and the feature film, "Blue Dream" starring James Duval and Dominique Swain and as a producer, his work includes the award-winning "Mad Cowgirl" with Sarah Lassez, James Duval and Devon Odessa, and "Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance" with Bai Ling and Tommy Wiseau. He founded the Filipino Hollywood Actors Panel celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, and he currently sits with the Board of Directors of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Hollywood.
DATE / TIME / LOCATION:
Saturday, June 27, 2020
From 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Virtually on Zoom
FOLLOW FILIPINO HOLLYWOOD ACTORS PANEL:
Please use the hashtags: #FilipinoHollywoodActorsPanel as well as #FACCHO or #FACCHollywood.
The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Hollywood's (FACCHO) mission is to unite and empower creative Filipino American professionals and businesses in the Entertainment Industry towards mainstream influence and exposure. Their vision is to bridge professional careers and businesses through facilitating networks and resources, opening opportunities, and promoting collaborations. All this within our Core Values: Engagement, Inclusion, Integrity, Professionalism and Transparency.
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// Thank you for attending! Event proceeds will go towards the support of FACCHO, a non-profit organization. //
Come join us for our Entertainment Industry Networking Mixer!
**Featuring Special Guest, Actor & Director, Mark Dacascos.
- John Wick 3
- Brotherhood Of The Wolf
- Cradle 2 The Grave
- Iron Chef America
- Hawaii Five-O
Hosted by the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Hollywood (FACCHO).
Mix and Mingle for Actors, Writers, Artists, Directors, Producers, and businesses in the entertainment industry.
Location: Tiato Kitchen + Garden Venue
2700 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, California
(next to Lionsgate Entertainment)
- Cost: $25 FACC Members / $30 Non-Members
- Includes food and drinks (beer, wine, or non-alcohol).
- Free Parking Validation - Park in Lionsgate Entertainment's garage parking located next door (between Tiato and Lionsgate).
For Inquiries, Sponsorships & Tickets: 213-394-6858
**Ticket purchase online only**
(no purchases at event)
It is with great pleasure we invite you to LAUREL NIGHT: 2020 to be held at the Studio Movie Grill located at 128 Artsakh Avenue in Glendale, California 91206 on Thursday, January 23, 2020.
Apl.de.ap will be in attendance as he is our President's Choice for Humanitarian Award Recipient.
.The Founders of FilAm Creative will be in attendance as they are our Board of Directors Choice Award Recipient.
Our Host will be Jackie Fernandez, two-time Emmy Award winning television host and content creator/producer.
Our Keynote Speaker will be Henry Ong, Senior Manager of Global Television Marketing for Marvel Entertainment ("Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Marvel's Daredevil," and "Marvel's Punisher") as well as for Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios.
Los Angeles Philippine Consul General Adelio Angelito S. Cruz will grace the event and lead the installation of the FACCHO Officers and Board of Directors.
Standup comedienne Lila Hart and Upright Citizens Brigade's Filipino AF comedy improv team, Sini-Gang (Allyn Pintal, Joy Regullano Erich Tamola, Vince Yap and Rachel Marsh) will break the ice and have you laughing off your seats!.
Filling the event with red carpet, press/media, creative dining, and entertainment, the evening will commence from 6:00pm - 8:30pm inside the theater and networking continues at the bar after 8:30pm with producers, directors, writers, actors, influencers and leaders who are making a difference in the FilAm entertainment community such as Vincent Rodriguez III, star of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" and Emmy Award-winning VFX Supervisor Mark Nazal, known for his work on "Gotham," "Westworld" and other popular TV shows.
Purchase your tickets from our Venmo account at FACC-Hollywood and your tickets will be available at Will Call on the evening of the event.
HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS ON VENMO:
- Download the Venmo App (https://venmo.com/)
- Set up an account if you don't have one.
- Log in to your account
- Search for @FACC-Hollywood
- Add you payment for ticket(s)
In the Notes Field of Venmo, write:
- Your Name
- # of Tickets Purchased
- Your Email and Phone Number
- Purchase Ticket(s)
Tickets (food & drinks included)
$45.00 (Paid In Full FACCHO Members)
$55.00 (Non Members)
NOTE: Tickets will not be sold at the door of the event.
A 501c3 tax deductible receipt will be furnished upon request.
The event is formal so the required dress code for men are suit and tie/black tie and for women are evening dress/gown.
Parking is accessible with a parking garage on Artsakh Avenue opposite of the Studio Movie Grill. The first 90 minutes are free. Street parking is also available (be aware of parking signs and meters).
Please advise us of any special mobility.
We hope you are able to accept our invitation and we look forward to your graceful presence.
As an influencer in the entertainment industry, the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Hollywood (FACCHO) invited our selectees to a presentation introducing our organization and our goals to increase diversity in Hollywood on Friday, October 25, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Valley Economic Alliance in Van Nuys, CA.
With the box office successes of "Crazy Rich Asians" and "Black Panther," it is time to bring Filipino stories and characters to the forefront of Hollywood. FACCHO is the only organization dedicated to unite and empower creative Filipino American professionals and businesses in the Entertainment Industry towards mainstream influence and exposure. Our vision is to bridge professional careers and businesses through facilitating networks and resources, opening opportunities, and promoting collaborations, but we cannot do it all alone. Your presence is important to help discuss and plan events to guide and influence passionate FilAm artists and entrepreneurs.
This past Saturday, the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Hollywood (FACCHO) attended the 2019 FilAm Chamber of Commerce Tri-County Induction Gala.
Pictured here with our FACCHO President Paul Mirador, FACCHO Secretary Tiffany Porter and FACCHO Vice President Edwin Santos with Philippine Consulate General of Los Angeles Adelio Angelito S. Cruz and his wife, Catherine Amon Cruz at the DoubleTree Hilton in Claremont, California.
The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Tri-County (Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino) advocates for all businesses, provide opportunities for growth, and increase their competitiveness in the market place.
Congratulations to all inductees!
The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Hollywood (FACCHO) is a Community Partner again this year for films from the Philippines and the U.S. for the 35th Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) from May 2-10, 2019.
And, we are co-presenting three films/programs this year: EERIE, I GOTCHU FAM, ALWAYS (SHORTS PROGRAM) and JOURNEY TO IFUGAO.
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Here are the following films/programs we are co-presenting:
FACCHO Co-Presenters: Edwin A. Santos and Craig Obligacion Wilson:
EERIE – North American Premiere; Friday, May 3rd at 9:30pm at Downtown Independent
Following-up on his critically acclaimed, social realist noir drama NEOMANILA, director Mikhail Red returns with his distinctly Filipino spin on the Catholic horror and nunsploitation genre set in an all-girls boarding school. In the contemporary spirit of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN and HEREDITARY, EERIE represents a solid contribution to a global horror canon. Filmmaker In Attendance.
Director: Mikhail Red
Writer: Mariah Reodica, Mikhail Red, Rae Red
Cast: Bea Alonzo, Charo Santos, Jake Cuenca
251 S Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
TICKET LINK: https://laapff2019.eventive.org/schedule/eerie-5ca076743b07ca002f7ca125
FACCHO Co-Presenters: Edwin A. Santos and Craig Obligacion Wilson:
I GOTCHU FAM, ALWAYS Shorts; Sunday, May 5th at 7pm at Downtown Independent
With Filmmakers In Attendance, there will be seven shorts including one Filipino American live-action film and one Filipino Canadian Oscar nominated animated film.
- Dive Bar: Dorothy Xiao
- For Your Consideration: Patrick Green
- Ganja Mama: Mukesh Vidyasagar
- Lumpia Campesina: Robert Karimi
- Mama Pingpong Social Club: Shiang An Chuang
- Shell Yeah: Ridge Hirano
- The Patients: Tess Paras
- Weekends: Trevor Jimenez
251 S Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
After a “bad fight” with her boyfriend, Filipina-American party girl Regina Ramos ends up in the ER where her Dad works. When her family rushes to her aid, they stumble to connect as a trending topic becomes a real-life issue that affects them all.
Director, Writer: Tess Paras
Director of Photography: Ludovica Isidori
Line Producer: Teresa Lee
Editor: Lakan De Leon
Cast: Tess Paras, Jon Jon Briones, Eugene Cordero, Melody Butiu, Josephine De Jesus, Lilan Bowden, Haneefah Wood
A young boy shuffles between the homes of his recently divorced parents. Surreal, dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken up family in this hand-animated film set in 1980’s Toronto. An Academy Award nominated short film this year.
Director: Trevor Jimenez
Producer: Jeremy Slome
Associate Producer: Mattie Brehm
Production Designer: Chris Sasaki
Sound Designer: Kenny Pickett
FACCHO Co-Presenters: Annie Nepomuceno and Edwin A. Santos:
JOURNEY TO IFUGAO – World Premiere; Wednesday, May 8th at 6:45pm at Regal L.A. Live
Director Nicanor Evangelista Jr.’s poetic and performance-based documentary feature traces the journey and coming together of five LA-based Filipino artists and healers, a subset of the diaspora, on their spiritual quest in search of identities and indigenous roots during a trip back to the Philippines. Filmmakers In Attendance.
Director: Nicanor Evangelista Jr.
Cast: Nicanor Evangelista Jr., Mamerto Tindongan, Chona Bernardo, Gary Jornacion, Diane Valencia, Veronica Mercado
REGAL L.A. LIVE, THEATER #13
1000 W Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA. 90015
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Presented by Visual Communications, the 35th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival will be May 2 - May 10, 2019. LAAPFF is the premiere showcase for the best and brightest of Asian Pacific American and international cinema. The largest festival of its kind in Southern California, LAAPFF is also a proud Academy Award®-qualifying film festival for the Short Film Awards.
7 Reasons to watch “Ryan Ryan: The Maestro and the Ryan Cayabyab Singers” on April 7...
If you have heard of the music of Ryan Cayabyab, you should go watch the concert on April 7 in Glendale, California. Use the discount code FACCHO on www.ryanryan.eventbrite.com to help FACCHO raise funds. Tickets start at $35, up to $125.
If you have NOT heard or don’t know the music of Ryan Cayabyab, you SHOULD go, because:
6. Watch and be inspired by Philippine artists and culture with collaboration with local artists, as experienced their past tours. This is the Ryan Cayabyab Singers 3rd concert tour, and the first after MrC was conferred the title National Artist for Music, a lifetime achievement government award, the Philippine version of the Kennedy Center Honors. MrC received this not only for his music, but for his Elements, Songwriting Camp, Philpop Songwriting Competition, Akapela Open Acapella singing competition, and the Music School of Ryan Cayabyab.
7. His 40-year career as a composer, music director, orchestrator and conductor all started with his award-winning song which goes “Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika, Ito ay atin, sailing atin, at sa habangbuhay, awitin natin.”
The concert will be in Glendale at the John Wayne Performing Arts Center, 1440 E Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205 on April 7 Sunday 6pm. If you had been to Music Arts Events productions at the Ford Amphitheatre, Valley Performing Arts Center, Aratani Theatre, and Alex Theatre, you would know that we don’t do Filipino time. Get your tickets online on eventbrite.com and don’t forget to use code FACCHO, and tell your friends and family!
We invite you all to our Fundraiser Mixer & Karaoke Night at 6pm at Brewyard Beer Company in Glendale, California with Special Guest Speaker by Ted Benito, Executive Director of Apl.De.Ap Foundation. Comedian Erick Esteban will be your host.
In an effort to foster community for professional Filipino Americans in the entertainment and media industries as well as build relationships to help uplift your careers, everyone - from business executives, social media influencers, business owners, entrepreneur startups and creative artists - are welcome! Socialize, listen, exchange business cards, food truck, world class craft beer and song! Collaboration is key!
- Network with Fil-Am directors, producers & more entertainment industry professionals
- Spin-The-Wheel prizes including free FACCHO membership, professional headshots, & more!
- Gourmet grilled cheese menus by Northstar Culinary food truck
- Cash Bar
- World Class Craft beer by Brewyard Beer Company
PAYPAL - www.facchollywood.org/brewyardmixer.html
EVENTBRITE - www.eventbrite.com/e/mic-test-1-2-3-faccho-fundraising-mixer-karaoke-night-tickets-58412258638
Members: $20 (advance) / $25 (door)
Future Members: $25 (advance) / $30 (door)
Buy your tickets now as they will be $5 more at the door!
Check out photos from our last two fundraiser networking events taken by Ren Arrieta!
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.