The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) revealed their 2019 Class of 842 new members from different countries, And, eight of them are of Filipino descent.
AMPAS announced that half of the members invited to join the Academy are women. AMPAS also disclosed that twenty-nine percent of the new invitees are people of color. If they accept their invites, AMPAS will have double the percentage of non-white people in their ranks in four years.
In 2015, people of color accounted for only eight percent of the total body of the organization. In 2019, it stands at sixteen percent.
The eight invitees include...
LISA VALENCIA-SVENSSON -
Producer of the documentary, CALL HER GANDA (2018).
Screenwriter, Filmmaker & Producer of the documentary, SUNDAY BEAUTY QUEEN (2016).
Screenwriter & Filmmaker of the 2018 short film, ONE SMALL STEP, and Animator for the feature films ZOOTOPIA (2016), BIG HERO 6 (2014) and RIO (2011).
Filmmaker & Producer of BUNSO: THE YOUNGEST (2005), MULA PABRIKA HANGGANG FUKUOKA (1999) and MINSAN LANG SILA BATA (1996)
Filmmaker of the documentary, CALL HER GANDA (2018).
Screenwriter, Filmmaker & Animator of the short film, WEEKENDS (2018), and Animator for COCO (2017), FINDING DORY (2016) and RIO (2011).
Animator, Screenwriter & Actress for the feature films RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET (2018), ZOOTOPIA (2016), BIG HERO 6 (2014) and WRECK IT RALPH (2012).
Actress, THE GOOD DOCTOR (2017-present), THE JOY LUCK CLUB (1993) and THE KARATE KID, PART II (1986).
After all the invitations are accepted, AMPAS will host a mixer later this year.
Last month on Saturday, June 29, the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Hollywood (FACCHO) hosted Edwin A. Santos' 6th Annual Filipino Hollywood Actors Panel held at the Secret Rose Theatre in the NoHo Arts District, north of the City of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley. #FilipinoHollywoodActorsPanel
Created in 1998 and produced by Santos starting in 2015, his previous special guest panelists were Vincent Rodriguez III ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," "Insatiable"), Manny Jacinto ("The Good Place," "Top Gun: Maverick"), Nico Santos ("Crazy Rich Asians," "Superstore"), Ginger Gonzaga ("Ted;" "Togetherness," "Mixology," "Kidding"), Angela Relucio ("Code Black," "Six"), Reggie Lee ("All Rise," "Grimm," "The Fast & The Furious,"), Aina Dumlao ("MacGyver," "Ballers"), Tess Paras ("Just Add Magic," "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," "Grimm"), Bernardo Bernardo ("City After Dark," Invisible"), Ruben Maria Soriquez ("Dolce Amore," "Of Sinners and Saints"), Eugene Cordero ("Tacoma FD," "Kong: Skull Island"), Jon Jon Briones ("The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story") and Ellen D. Williams ("Baskets," "How I Met Your Mother") as well as casting directors, talent agents and talent managers; all who represent the craft and business of acting across the board while shining a spotlight towards Filipino American actors.
This year's actors panel discussion, Q&A and networking featured 2019's Special Guest Panelists Rodney To ("Barry," "Parks & Recreation," etc.), Jason Rogel ("Rim Of The World," "This Is Us," etc.), Joy Regullano ("Crazy Ex-Girfriend," "Supernatural," etc.) and JB Tadena ("SEAL Team," "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," etc.) with our FACCHO Board of Director in Public Relations, Annie Nepumeceno as this year's host and moderator.
The event is devoted specifically towards Filipino American actors in addition to providing useful information to aspiring actors overall. Since the 2010 Census, there are four million Filipinos in the United States. The second largest ethnic group. However, Filipinos are under-represented in film and television today. Representation matters. And, media should reflect society. Why is this not the case?
The panelists engaged on such topics as how they got started in the business, the craft of acting, Filipino representation in Hollywood, improv, self-producing, just to name a few. More informational and personal exchanges took place during the audience Q&A and afterwards, the one-on-one networking that closed out the two hour productive event.
Many in the audience were appreciative of the program and were interested in joining FACCHO. One audience member offered to our panelists complimentary service to create new websites for them, Another audience member, a former actress who was shy on how to network was introduced to Joy Regullano thanks to FACCHO Secretary
Our four Special Guest Panelists also shared their sentiments on social media about this year's Filipino Hollywood Actors Panel.
"What a blast it was to share this event with this great group of artists! Thank you Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Hollywood for having me!" said Rodney To. "SO happy to share this experience with you all!"
"Thank you for having me!!!!" added Jason Rogel.
"This was a lot of fun. Met lots of cool people and was seriously honored to sit up there with that talent, Rodney, Jason and Joy. Thanks FACCHO." said JB Tadena.
"Pleasure is all mine!!!" said Joy Regullano.
Thank you to FACCHO Board of Director/CEO Angelo Varsobia and Premier Property Preservation (PPP) for being the event's Sponsor. The Los Angeles based general contracting company, PPP offers low costs projections and top quality materials for foreclosure clean up, debris removal, deferred recurring maintenance, repairs, restoration, building structures from ground zero and remodeling homes. For info about PPP, click here: https://www.pppreserves.com
Thank you to Rick Shaw, the manager of the Secret Rose Theatre, a community-minded theater offering an intimate sixty-seat space for local productions and other events. A staple since the late 1990s in the NoHo Arts District, the area also includes the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (that operates the annual Emmy Awards for television excellence), the Art Institute of California, Laemmle NoHo Cinemas as well as art galleries, hip pubs, restaurants, dance studios, gyms, coffee houses, cafes, boutiques and other live theaters. For more info about the Secret Rose Theatre, click here: http://www.secretrose.com/ .
Thank you to the following for their donations to FACCHO's gift bags given to our Special Guest Panelists: Davis Osmena and Mike Borjas of Papo Js, Demenev Quirino of Pinoy Rising and Fiona Hilario of Lay Bare Waxing Salon courtesy of Paul Mirador of the Coffee Corner Show.
Thank you to Annie Nepomuceno (Host & Moderator), Craig Wilson (Talent Handler), Tiffany Porter (Sign-In), Katherine Bercasio (Poster & Program Design), Paul Mirador (Set Design and Gift Bags) and Ren Arrieta of ReAL Images (Photography) for their volunteerism and service.
And, tremendous thanks to our Special Industry Guest Panelists - Rodney To, Jason Rogel, Joy Regullano and JB Tadena - for taking the time to be part of the 6th Annual Filipino Hollywood Actors Panel for Actors & Networking Event. To keep-up-to-date with them, please follow them on their social media - Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Until next June of 2020 for the 7th Annual Filipino Hollywood Actors Panel.
The Leadership Team of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Hollywood wish all of you a Safe and Happy Fourth of July!
Saturday, June 29, 2018 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
The 6th Annual Filipino Hollywood Actors Panel for Actors & Networking Event
Created and produced by Edwin A. Santos
Sponsored by Premier Property Preservation
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The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Hollywood (FACCHO) presents the 6th Annual Filipino Hollywood Actors Panel, a panel discussion and networking event featuring our special guest industry panelists who represent the craft of acting across the board.
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.
2019 INDUSTRY GUEST PANELISTS
He was a series regular on NBC’s "Redliners." His most notable role is 'Typhoon' on NBC’s "Parks and Recreation." He has also recurred on FOX’s "Rosewood" and all four seasons of "Wilfred" on FX. Other selected television credits include FX's "You’re the Worst," ABC's "Modern Family," FOX's "New Girl," ABC's "The Whole Truth," CBS' "NCIS," HBO's "Vice Principals" and MTV's "The American Mall." Recently, he was seen on HBO's "Barry" and Comedy Central's "Corporate."
He appeared opposite Thomas Middleditch, Rachael Taylor and Lea Thompson in "Splinterheads." Since then, he has been seen in various commercials, films and television shows including the CW's "Hart of Dixie," Showtime's "Dexter," FOX's "Bones," NBC's "The Office," ABC's "Man Up!," MTV's "Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous" and the SyFy Original, "Swamp Shark." He recurred as 'Leo' on the ABC Family sitcom, "State Of Georgia" starring Raven-Symoné and Loretta Devine. He also starred alongside Tia Mowry and Tori Spelling on ABC Family's first original musical, "The Mistle-Tones," which premiered as part of their "25 Days of Christmas" event. He recently appeared opposite Regina Hall, Eve and Jill Scott in the Lifetime Original, "With This Ring" and he starred as 'Ricky,' the office gossip, on Freeform's "Kevin from Work," played 'Sebastian' on Season 2 of Disney Channel's "Raven's Home" as well as Amazon Prime Video's "Bosch" and "Homecoming" and NBC's "This Is Us." Recently, he will next be seen on Netflix' "Rim of the World."
She is best known as 'Maeve' when she guest starred on the CW's 200th episode of "Supernatural." Her other television credits include Showtime's "House of Lies," the CW's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," FOX's "Raising Hope," the CW's "90210," ABC's "Castle" and CBS' "Happy Together." She is also an avid writer to include her viral video, "White Fetish." Currently, she is a staff writer on a new kids show for Netflix.
He is currently recurring as 'Johnny Bayani' on CBS' "SEAL Team" which was renewed for a second season. His other television credits include ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" and "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and CBS' "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "Hawaii Five-0."
She is a music teacher, vocalist producer and television personality, Annie (aka Roxanne Nepomuceno) is Managing Director of Music Arts Events - the umbrella company of Music Arts Lessons which covers her private teaching and coaching, and Musica Manila as music publisher.
Saturday, June 29, 2019
From 2:30pm to 4:30pm
THE SECRET ROSE THEATRE
(Between Lankershim & the 170 Freeway)
11246 W Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Public parking structure and street parking available as well Metro Rail located on Lankershim & Chandler.
$20.00 - EARLY BIRD TICKETS
$25.00 - DOOR TICKETS
#FACCHO | #FilipinoHollywood | #FilipinoHollywoodActorsPanel
The concept of the Filipino Hollywood Actors Panel for Actors & Networking Event was created in 1998, and since 2015, produced by Edwin A. Santos. The purpose of the panel discussion and networking event present special guest industry panelists who represent the craft of acting across the board while its mission is to shine a spotlight on Filipino actors in Hollywood today. Previous industry guests were Nico Santos ("Superstore," "Crazy Rich Asians"), Manny Jacinto ("The Good Place"), Ginger Gonzaga ("Kidding," "Togetherness," "Mixology," "Ted"), Jon Jon Briones ("The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story"), Eugene Cordero ("Tacoma FD," "Kong: Skull Island"), Vincent Rodriguez III ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"), Ellen D. Williams ("Baskets"), Aina Dumlao ("Macgyver," "Ballers"), Angela Relucio ("Code: Black," "SIX"), Tess Paras ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," "Grimm"), Reggie Lee ("Grimm," "The Fast & The Furious"), Bernardo Bernardo ("City After Dark," "Invisible") and various Hollywood talent agents, casting directors and talent managers.
The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Hollywood (FACCHO) unites Filipino entertainers worldwide. With its eye on integrating businesses enterpreneurship and entertainment FACCHO looks to create a system where the Filipino community benefits from each other by implementing business and sponsorship opportunities through marketing and knowledge obtainment.
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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.
Though born in Iowa, USA, Annie built her musical career in the Philippines. In 2001, her vocal group, Three of A Kind, which was under Star Records of ABS-CBN, settled in the USA and continued concertizing. Annie holds degree in Musicology and Composition from the University of the Philippines, and a Certificate in Music Business from UCLA.
While teaching music privately and performing, Annie heads Music Arts Events Inc which deals with "Everything Music” which includes concerts at the Ford Theatres' Concert Tours like that of Ryan Cayabyab, and multi-zone events like the Travel, Trade and Consumer Road Show of Asian Journal.
Known as an highly organized event producer, Annie is also a record producer, music publisher under BMI, and piano and voice teacher that specializes in teaching digital recording.
Annie is an Awit Award winner (the Philippine Grammy) for her vocal arrangements which appear on albums by Sharon Cuneta, Rachel Alejandro, The CompanY and many more. Annie was a regular on the LA18 TV Show “Kababayan Today” for three years. Annie has done musical theatre (as Lady Thiang in “The King and I” with Debbie Gibson in Thousand Oaks) and guested in concerts of the Filipino-American Symphony Orchestra, Kayamanan ng Lahi, and other special events in Los Angeles.
Such as what will be happening Sunday, April 7th. Annie is one of the many performers on “Ryan, Ryan: The Maestro and the Ryan Cayabyab Singers” live concert at the John Wayne Performing Arts Center, 1440 E. Broadway at 6pm in Glendale, California. Tickets are available now at www. ryanryan.eventbrite.com and use the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Hollywood’s discount code, FACCHO to help raise funds for the Chamber.
Annie is currently one of our Board of Directors in the Public Relations position.
Members are the life blood of our organization. By becoming a member, you gain access to people and businesses that can have a huge impact to your business needs. You also gain exclusive discounts to our events, and your membership supports FACCHO in its efforts to enhance our FilAm Community’s presence in the local industry.
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!
We are a Community Sponsor for NBC's and Crazy Woke Asians' Opening Night - Crazy Woke Asians Solo Performance Festival, Thursday, March 14 at 8pm at the Santa Monica Playhouse in Santa Monica, CA.
Use our Discount Promo Code "FACCHO" and you get $5 off for all tickets of all shows during the festival including our sponsored Opening Night on Thursday, March 14! - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crazy-woke-asians-solo-performance-festival-tickets-54956362961
NBC has partnered up with Crazy Woke Asians to present their Audience Award for the Best Solo Performance. So, both your attendance and your votes count, too! Roll in!
Don’t miss the hilarious Ai Yoshihara's MY OWN PRIVATE RIVER PHOENIX and Erick Esteban's FIGHT CLUB FOR ONE with Special Guest Hank Chen!
Full lineup and tickets:
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.