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Call to ACTION:

In order for Asian Americans to become more involved within the entertainment industry, there are organizations such as CAPE (The Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) that have sprouted out to help Asian Americans become more well known in Hollywood. Organizations like CAPE have a soul purpose of helping Asian Americans in the film industry by “educating, connecting and empowering Asian Americans and Pacific Islander artists and leaders in entertainment and media… [by giving] voice and a forum to emerging and established actors, writers, directors, producers, agents, and executives, and has helped improve the landscape, relevance, and empowerment of AAPIs in the entertainment industry.” With regards to becoming involved with CAPE, you must first choose a program, which is listed on their website, and you are able to apply for these programs on a specific date. In order to get those dates, you have to sign up for their newsletter through their website. Once you have completed the application, you must submit it through their website and you will be notified through email if you have been accepted into the program. If you do get accepted, there are workshops that they have on specific dates such as New Writers Fellowship, which holds workshops for 6 weeks. You learn practical and business knowledge they need to succeed as a professional writer in the entertainment industry. Actors such as Randall Park, who went through the CAPE program and eventually got into the big screens from Television shows like HBO’s Emmy-winning show “Veep” and is now part of the sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat.” This organization alone can be a stepping stone to becoming more involved within the entertainment industry.. Thus influencing other aspiring actors and actresses to join CAPE, giving a chance for them to be in the entertainment industry.

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