Asian American Film Lab

Asian American Film Lab Film Lab is a 501(c)(3) non profit dedicated to the promotion and support of gender and ethnic parity in film and television. www.film-lab.org.

The Asian American Film Lab ("Film Lab") is a not for profit corporation with members across the globe consisting of diverse filmmakers, directors, producers, writers, editors, actors, crew members, etc. The Film Lab provides monthly programs to support gender and ethnic diversity in film and television. The Lab was founded by a group of screenwriters in 1998. The Film Lab provides gratis or de mi

The Asian American Film Lab ("Film Lab") is a not for profit corporation with members across the globe consisting of diverse filmmakers, directors, producers, writers, editors, actors, crew members, etc. The Film Lab provides monthly programs to support gender and ethnic diversity in film and television. The Lab was founded by a group of screenwriters in 1998. The Film Lab provides gratis or de mi

Operating as usual

10/14/2021

Check out the amazing #72HrSO judge Ernest Abuba this Saturday in Chinatown NYC! Details below:

#MeetTheActors!  Our fall #unfinishedworks screenplay reading and workshop series features incredible actors of color fr...
10/13/2021

#MeetTheActors! Our fall #unfinishedworks screenplay reading and workshop series features incredible actors of color from our very own #ActorDirectory (online at film-lab.org). For I-fan Quirk's "Fortune's Palace," crime drama, Eugene Young, John Wu and Eugene Young will be playing men with secrets. Learn more and RSVP to join us on October 20th when our own Jaclyn Gaboriau will moderate and special industry guest Scott Foster from ScriptHop will provide industry insights! Stay tuned for more links and introductions to our amazing actors, writers, staff and guests! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unfinished-works-screenplay-reading-workshop-of-fortunes-palace-tickets-164025786543

#MeetTheActors! Our fall #unfinishedworks screenplay reading and workshop series features incredible actors of color from our very own #ActorDirectory (online at film-lab.org). For I-fan Quirk's "Fortune's Palace," crime drama, Eugene Young, John Wu and Eugene Young will be playing men with secrets. Learn more and RSVP to join us on October 20th when our own Jaclyn Gaboriau will moderate and special industry guest Scott Foster from ScriptHop will provide industry insights! Stay tuned for more links and introductions to our amazing actors, writers, staff and guests! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unfinished-works-screenplay-reading-workshop-of-fortunes-palace-tickets-164025786543

Come hear the work of a fab and underrepresented writer!  RSVP now and email Jaclyn with any questions!  https://mailchi...
10/13/2021
Film Lab Fall Screenplay Reading & Workshop Series

Come hear the work of a fab and underrepresented writer! RSVP now and email Jaclyn with any questions!

https://mailchi.mp/824f7b16a1f6/film-lab-fall-screenplay-reading-workshop-series

#unfinishedworks #WritersLife

Join us, whether you're an actor, writer, director, love seeing new works, or want to be a part of a writer's creative process!  This is a unique opportunity to get to see an up and coming film or TV pilot in progress and to interact with the writer and influence the arc of her or his project!  O...

#MeetTheActors!  Our fall #unfinishedworks screenplay reading and workshop series features incredible actors of color fr...
10/11/2021

#MeetTheActors! Our fall #unfinishedworks screenplay reading and workshop series features incredible actors of color from our very own #ActorDirectory (online at film-lab.org). For I-fan Quirk's "Fortune's Palace," crime drama, Mao Sun Mao Sun and Roger Yeh will be playing men with secrets. Learn more and RSVP to join us on October 20th when our own Jaclyn Gaboriau will moderate and special industry guest Scott Foster from ScriptHop will provide industry insights! Stay tuned for more links and introductions to our amazing actors, writers, staff and guests! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unfinished-works-screenplay-reading-workshop-of-fortunes-palace-tickets-164025786543

#MeetTheActors! Our fall #unfinishedworks screenplay reading and workshop series features incredible actors of color from our very own #ActorDirectory (online at film-lab.org). For I-fan Quirk's "Fortune's Palace," crime drama, Mao Sun Mao Sun and Roger Yeh will be playing men with secrets. Learn more and RSVP to join us on October 20th when our own Jaclyn Gaboriau will moderate and special industry guest Scott Foster from ScriptHop will provide industry insights! Stay tuned for more links and introductions to our amazing actors, writers, staff and guests! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unfinished-works-screenplay-reading-workshop-of-fortunes-palace-tickets-164025786543

#MeetTheActors!  Our fall #unfinishedworks screenplay reading and workshop series features incredible actors of color fr...
10/10/2021

#MeetTheActors! Our fall #unfinishedworks screenplay reading and workshop series features incredible actors of color from our very own #ActorDirectory (online at film-lab.org). For I-fan Quirk's "Fortune's Palace," crime drama, @MalloryWu, Danielle Juliet Ma and Georges Bridges will be playing soem fascinating roles! Learn more and RSVP to join us on October 20th when our own Jaclyn Gaboriau will moderate and special industry guest Scott Foster from ScriptHop will provide industry insights! Stay tuned for more links and introductions to our amazing actors, writers, staff and guests! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unfinished-works-screenplay-reading-workshop-of-fortunes-palace-tickets-164025786543

#MeetTheActors! Our fall #unfinishedworks screenplay reading and workshop series features incredible actors of color from our very own #ActorDirectory (online at film-lab.org). For I-fan Quirk's "Fortune's Palace," crime drama, @MalloryWu, Danielle Juliet Ma and Georges Bridges will be playing soem fascinating roles! Learn more and RSVP to join us on October 20th when our own Jaclyn Gaboriau will moderate and special industry guest Scott Foster from ScriptHop will provide industry insights! Stay tuned for more links and introductions to our amazing actors, writers, staff and guests! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unfinished-works-screenplay-reading-workshop-of-fortunes-palace-tickets-164025786543

#MeetTheActors!  Our fall #unfinishedworks screenplay reading and workshop series features incredible actors of color fr...
10/09/2021

#MeetTheActors! Our fall #unfinishedworks screenplay reading and workshop series features incredible actors of color from our very own #ActorDirectory (online at film-lab.org). For I-fan Quirk's "Fortune's Palace," crime drama, Pratima Agrawal and Brian Walters will be playing some very interesting characters! Learn more and RSVP to join us on October 20th when our own Jaclyn Gaboriau will moderate and special industry guest Scott Foster from ScriptHop will provide industry insights! Stay tuned for more links and introductions to our amazing actors, writers, staff and guests! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unfinished-works-screenplay-reading-workshop-of-fortunes-palace-tickets-164025786543

#MeetTheActors! Our fall #unfinishedworks screenplay reading and workshop series features incredible actors of color from our very own #ActorDirectory (online at film-lab.org). For I-fan Quirk's "Fortune's Palace," crime drama, Pratima Agrawal and Brian Walters will be playing some very interesting characters! Learn more and RSVP to join us on October 20th when our own Jaclyn Gaboriau will moderate and special industry guest Scott Foster from ScriptHop will provide industry insights! Stay tuned for more links and introductions to our amazing actors, writers, staff and guests! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unfinished-works-screenplay-reading-workshop-of-fortunes-palace-tickets-164025786543

#MeetTheActors!  Our fall #unfinishedworks screenplay reading and workshop series features incredible actors of color fr...
10/08/2021

#MeetTheActors! Our fall #unfinishedworks screenplay reading and workshop series features incredible actors of color from our very own #ActorDirectory (online at film-lab.org). For I-fan Quirk's "Fortune's Palace," crime drama, Film Lab's own James Kyson and Jennifer Betit Yen will be playing a couple whose ambitions are about to get them in trouble! Learn more and RSVP to join us on October 20th when our own Jaclyn Gaboriau will moderate and special industry guest Scott Foster from ScriptHop will provide industry insights! Stay tuned for more links and introductions to our amazing actors, writers, staff and guests! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unfinished-works-screenplay-reading-workshop-of-fortunes-palace-tickets-164025786543

#MeetTheActors! Our fall #unfinishedworks screenplay reading and workshop series features incredible actors of color from our very own #ActorDirectory (online at film-lab.org). For I-fan Quirk's "Fortune's Palace," crime drama, Film Lab's own James Kyson and Jennifer Betit Yen will be playing a couple whose ambitions are about to get them in trouble! Learn more and RSVP to join us on October 20th when our own Jaclyn Gaboriau will moderate and special industry guest Scott Foster from ScriptHop will provide industry insights! Stay tuned for more links and introductions to our amazing actors, writers, staff and guests! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unfinished-works-screenplay-reading-workshop-of-fortunes-palace-tickets-164025786543

Don't miss our next screenplay reading & workshop featuring AMAZING actors, a special industry guest and much more!  RSV...
10/06/2021
"Unfinished Works" Screenplay Reading & Workshop of FORTUNE'S PALACE

Don't miss our next screenplay reading & workshop featuring AMAZING actors, a special industry guest and much more! RSVP now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unfinished-works-screenplay-reading-workshop-of-fortunes-palace-tickets-164025786543
#WritersLife #Screenwriting #PerformanceRead #AsianAmerican #Diversity #RepresentationMatters #BIPOC @getlaa @jaclyndyanjohnson Jaclyn Gaboriau #JamesKyson #JenniferBetitYen Georges Bridges #EugeneOh John Wu Vids #MalloryWu #RogerYeh Pratima Agrawal Danielle Juliet Ma #IfanQuirk

A Screenplay Reading and Workshop Series in which YOU - the audience member - take an active part in the creative process!

Hear from actors, filmmakers and producers about Asian American casting, so-called "cultural competency" and much, much ...
10/04/2021
Jennifer Betit Yen, Shing Chung from the Asian-American Film Lab stop by with Nuk Suwanchote

Hear from actors, filmmakers and producers about Asian American casting, so-called "cultural competency" and much, much more...

#72HrSO #Inclusivity #culturalcompetency #AsianAmerican #Entertainment #TV #Film

Jennifer Betit Yen Nuk Suwanchote Shing Chung Quentasia Studios, Inc. Asian American Film Lab The 72 Hour Film Shootout

Our friends from the Asian-American Film Lab return for another great conversation. We chat with this year's Grand Prize Winner from the 72 Hour Shoot Compet...

Join us for the 2nd in our fall Screenplay Reading and Workshop series https://mailchi.mp/824f7b16a1f6/film-lab-fall-scr...
10/02/2021
Film Lab Fall Screenplay Reading & Workshop Series

Join us for the 2nd in our fall Screenplay Reading and Workshop series

https://mailchi.mp/824f7b16a1f6/film-lab-fall-screenplay-reading-workshop-series

#unfinishedworks #WritersLife

Join us, whether you're an actor, writer, director, love seeing new works, or want to be a part of a writer's creative process!  This is a unique opportunity to get to see an up and coming film or TV pilot in progress and to interact with the writer and influence the arc of her or his project!  O...

https://mailchi.mp/824f7b16a1f6/film-lab-fall-screenplay-reading-workshop-seriesTime for an amazing screenplay reading f...
10/01/2021
Film Lab Fall Screenplay Reading & Workshop Series

https://mailchi.mp/824f7b16a1f6/film-lab-fall-screenplay-reading-workshop-series

Time for an amazing screenplay reading featuring I-fan Quirk's "Fortune's Palace" featuring James Kyson, Jennifer Betit Yen, Roger Yeh, Jonathan Chang, and many more talented Film Lab #ActorDirectory members! Moderated by our very own Jaclyn Johnson with special industry guest Scott Foster of ScriptHop!

#unfinishedworks #WritersLife #AsianAmerican #Screenwriting #Screenwriter #Diversity #TV #Movies #entertainment

Join us, whether you're an actor, writer, director, love seeing new works, or want to be a part of a writer's creative process!  This is a unique opportunity to get to see an up and coming film or TV pilot in progress and to interact with the writer and influence the arc of her or his project!  O...

NOW on #AAFLTV!  A reading from @KevnTran 's #AVietnameseGhostStory!  #Writer #Representation #AsianAmericanWriters #Wri...
09/22/2021

NOW on #AAFLTV! A reading from
@KevnTran
's #AVietnameseGhostStory! #Writer #Representation #AsianAmericanWriters #WritersLife #UnfinishedWorks #FilmLab

https://youtu.be/yPcfZBe8ogA

@RoyKoshy @RachelLin Kevin Tran

NOW on #AAFLTV! A reading from
@KevnTran
's #AVietnameseGhostStory! #Writer #Representation #AsianAmericanWriters #WritersLife #UnfinishedWorks #FilmLab

https://youtu.be/yPcfZBe8ogA

@RoyKoshy @RachelLin Kevin Tran

Join us TOMORROW for a reading and workshop of Kevin Tran 's #AVietnameseGhostStory moderated by our very own #Unfinishe...
09/21/2021
Film Lab's "Unfinished Works" Screenplay Reading & Workshop with Kevin Tran

Join us TOMORROW for a reading and workshop of Kevin Tran 's #AVietnameseGhostStory moderated by our very own #UnfinishedWorks coordinator #JaclynJohnson

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-labs-unfinished-works-screenplay-reading-workshop-with-kevin-tran-tickets-164024701297

#WritersLife #screenwriting

A Screenplay Reading and Workshop Series in which YOU - the audience member - take an active part in the creative process!

This Is A Film About What It's Like Living While Black, In Japan
09/20/2021
This Is A Film About What It's Like Living While Black, In Japan

This Is A Film About What It's Like Living While Black, In Japan

Filmmakers Keith Bedford and Shiho Fukada hope their film will contribute to building a society in both Japan and U.S. that is more accepting and welcoming of 'the other' than they are today.

09/15/2021
NYWIFT Supports Members' Initiatives

Asian American Film Lab is proud to have partnered with New York Women in Film & Television for the 2nd year in a row to honor outstanding female content creators in The 72 Hour Film Shootout! #72HrSO #representationmatters

#911Remembered 9/11, 20 years later: remembering Betty Ann Ong, the flight attendant who alerted a nation. https://www.s...
09/11/2021
9/11, 20 years later: Betty Ong, the flight attendant who alerted a nation

#911Remembered 9/11, 20 years later: remembering Betty Ann Ong, the flight attendant who alerted a nation. https://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/3148418/9/11-20-years-later-remembering-betty-ann-ong-flight-attendant-who

Ong, a third-generation Chinese-American, was declared ‘a true American hero’ for her call reporting the hijack of American Airlines Flight 11; friends and family succeeded in having San Francisco rename a Chinatown community centre in her honour.

Check out Asian American Film Lab's Interview with Bao Tran, the director and writer of the film, The Paper Tigers Movie...
09/10/2021
Interview with Bao Tran, the Director and writer for the film, The Paper Tigers

Check out Asian American Film Lab's Interview with Bao Tran, the director and writer of the film, The Paper Tigers Movie.

Bao Tran sat down with Film Lab's own Shootout coordinator, Shing Chung, and talked about the 10 year process of making his film. The interview covers topics about how he fought to cast Asian American leads for this film, the long journey he went through to make the film, and the past, present, and future for the Asian American filmmakers and other underrepresented filmmakers in the industry. Enjoy!

Bao Tran #WordsMatter #RepresentationMatters #FilmLab #AAFLTV #StrongerTogether

https://youtu.be/nptIWF5Q6Pk

Bao Tran, the Director/writer for the Paper Tigers sat down with Film Lab's own Shing Chung and talked about the 10 year process of making this film for AAFL...

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Virtual Mentorship & Career Summit (Acting, Writing, Business, Reps) is being held for young adults interested in getting into the entertainment business or getting a boost in their career. Meet studio executives and be mentored by showrunners from MACGYVER and MADE FOR LOVE. Grace Park and Will Yun Lee will mentor the acting workshop. Register now for Oct 23. Space is limited. Spread the word! Hosted by the Korean American Leaders in Entertainment. https://www.eventcreate.com/e/kalhevent https://www.instagram.com/kalh.summit/ -----------------------
Casting for Cantonese Speaking role Shoot - Sat, June 12 and Sun June 13th Student Film - "Language" please email - [email protected] Synopsis: A young girl who recently moved to the US from China tries to connect with others through language and fails - but through music, she makes a connection with her neighbor. Jennifer (Lead): 14, Female Ethnicity: Asian Skill: needs to be able to speak Cantonese Jennifer is a new immigrant to the United States who was forced to move and in some way uproot her piano career to move to America. In the new environment and culture, she is struggling to find her voice and make connections with others around her. She is a very shy character who feels alienated from her new life. Mother (supporting): Mid 40s to Early 50s Ethnicity: Asian Skill: needs to be able to speak Cantonese The mother is a new immigrant woman who insisted on her and her daughter leaving America for a new life. She thought moving would help out with her daughter, Jennifer’s, life because she knows how hard it is to be a musician in Hong Kong. She knows about Jennifer’s alienation and insecurity and tries to help her out with uncomfortable
A warm welcome to to our new judge and mentor for the 2021 72 Hour Shootout: Ernest Abuba! Ernest is an award-winning playwright, director, Broadway/TV/film actor and screenwriter. He taught acting, directing, playwriting and theatre history at Sarah Lawrence College for 24 years. He is an Obie award recipient and an honoree at Pan Asian Rep’s 42nd Benefit’s Art & Action Salutes. #72HrSO #Asianamericanfilmlab #writerslife #actorslife🎬 #diversitymatters #representationmatters #screenwriting #screenplay #bethechangeyouwanttosee #diversityandinclusion #moviemakers #independentfilms
Hope it's alright to share but passing along an #event with RAISING DION creator, Dennis Liu! Discussing his journey from creation to Netflix and how he preps to direct TV. Hope to see you there! Donation based ($1 gets you in).
Global Open Call Frenzy Short Film Festival Submit your script to become a film or submit your short #psycologicalfilms
Hey Filmmakers! The TIDE Film Festival, a festival for filmmakers of color across ethnicities, is selecting films for our fourth annual festival this year, taking place in Brooklyn, NY, in November 2021. Please submit your doc, narrative or animated shorts and features by July 16th. Late deadline is Aug 27th. Use code early bird code TIDE20SPRING21 at https://filmfreeway.com/tidefilmfestival for 50% off the submission fee until April 16! Looking forward to seeing your films.
Consortium of Asian American Theatres & Artists (CAATA) presents this national Theatre Anti-Asian Hate PSA which includes the voices of 50+ artists from Asian/Pasifika/Native/Indigenous/MENA Theatre Leaders including Broadway luminaries such as: David Henry Hwang, Lea Salonga, Amy Hill, Jenna Ushkowitz, Ruthie Ann Miles, Marc de la Cruz, Telly Leung, and so many more.
I'm just passing information (a lot of you might already know this BG casting); Currently seeking East Asian (Japanese and/or Japanese-looking strongly encouraged) actors, Male and Female of all ages for background work (both union and non-union). Location: West LA/Culver City Dates: Mar 1st, 2nd and 3rd (as well as Covid test on Feb 24, fitting on Feb 25, Covid test on Feb 28) as of now. Pay: standard union rate applies for union members (178/8 on shooting date, 44.50 for fitting, 100 for Covid test) (I'm not quite sure about non-union rates, sorry.) Please contact "[email protected]" with required information such as; name, email, phone, headshot/bodyshot, measurements, union status. Good luck y'all (again I'm just passing info) PS1. Feel free to mention that you've been referred by Tatsu. PS2. (While there's no guarantee) I've worked on the set and quite often LOTS of hours (I mean "LOTS").
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We'll be presenting our table read of "Don't Worry About It" by Melissa Kong TONIGHT! 5pm PST/8pm EST https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9P7YbuSNEg&feature=youtu.be
CASTING: Filipino Families to Appear in a Film for a Global Restaurant Brand SUBMIT BEFORE 2/12/21:https://form.jotform.com/210324388366154 MGA KABABAYAN SA NYC Metro area audition na! My friend is directing the commercial. GENUINE is looking for Filipino Families with children between the ages of 4 and 12 to appear in a film for a Global Restaurant Brand. You MUST live within a 1-hour drive of NYC. Those selected will be compensated. We are searching in the NYC Metro area so please feel free to TAG and SHARE this info with anyone you think may be interested. For more info, email us at [email protected]