Leading Asian and Pacific Islander Organization in Entertainment Presents
Program to Provide $5,000.00 in Funds for Winner to a Create Short Film
Los Angeles — April XX, 2008 — The Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) Foundation, Inc., a non-profit arts and entertainment organization, is excited to announce the launch of the CAPE Digital Shorts Programs sponsored by Spike TV. The winning filmmaker will receive $5000 and the expertise of a CAPE mentor to produce and complete a professional quality short film. For more information, please visit: www.capeusa.org/DigitalShortProgram.html.
While there are many film festivals that showcase short films, the opportunities to secure financing to physically produce a short are extremely limited. In keeping with its mission, the goal of CAPE is to provide these much-needed funds and the guidance to produce a high quality short film which will generate attention for the filmmaker. The winning filmmaker will be awarded (i) $5000 to be used for the purpose of producing a short film, and (ii) the assignment of a CAPE Mentor who will provide advice, support, and oversight throughout the production process. The completed film will be announced and showcased at a future CAPE event as well as on the CAPE website.
Applicants must have full ownership over their work. Film students may apply as long as they control the copyright of their own work. Submission for the CAPE Digital Shorts Program begins May 1, 2009. Deadline for entries must be postmarked by Friday, July 31, 2009. Winners will be announced in October. For additional rules and requirements, please visit: www.capeusa.org/DigitalShortProgram.html.
CAPE’s Board of Advisors include distinguished executives and artists such as Ang Lee, John Woo, Terrence Chang, Dean Devlin, Warrington Hudlin, David Henry Hwang, Lou Diamond Phillips, Richard Sakai, B.D. Wong, Chris Lee, Fritz Friedman, Janet Yang and Teddy Zee.
About CAPE Foundation, Inc.
Founded in 1991 in Los Angeles, the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing diversity and cross-cultural awareness by actively educating and promoting Asian Pacific Americans for key artistic and leadership roles in the entertainment industry.
With chapters in Los Angeles and New York, CAPE reaches thousands of studio and independent film executives, television network executives, film, television, and recording producers, publicists, below-the-line talent, actors, writers and directors. CAPE serves as one of the most important meeting places for Asian Pacific Americans in the entertainment industry. The executive board meets monthly.
More information can be found at http://www.capeusa.org.
About Spike TV
Spike TV is available in 98 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV's Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV's press site at http://www.spike.com/press.
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