• 2016 - The Year That Launched A Movement

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    2016 - The Year That Launched A Movement
    December 29, 2016 Photo: Asian American Demonstrators San Francisco Bay Area Circa 1968  2016 will go down in history as the year that sparked a movement. This was the year that Asian Americans came together en masse to fight for fair representation and visibility in our American society, and to stop racist, irresponsible and inaccurate coverage of our communities in the press, and...

Are Asian Americans fleeing Hollywood for Asia?

Suzanne Kai


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September 20, 2014

Are Asian Americans seeking careers in entertainment fleeing Hollywood for Asia?

Writer Dana Ter presents compelling evidence in her article for

Andrew Lam wrote early this year about the "Bamboo Ceiling" in Hollywood. 

For decades, Asian Americans have faced an uphill battle to secure major starring roles in feature films and television.

Non-profit (Coalition for Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) in Hollywood has carried the flag for 23 years to train, connect and open opportunities for Asian Americans into the film industry.

This year CAPE  has decided to eliminate all membership fees, and has opened its programs, services, and events to anyone seeking to make a meaningful impact in support of the AAPI community. So if you want to see more improvement for Asian Americans in Entertainment and Media in Hollywood - get involved, donate and be part of the solution.



In Memoriam: Roger Ebert 1942-2013 American Journalist, Film critic and Asian American Cinema Champion by Suzanne Joe Kai;3599 April 3, 2013

Annenberg Media Center: Yellow In A White Industry: Asians In American Film September 18, 2014

Why It Matters When Asian Women Leave TV Shows by Joanna Robinson for Vanity Fair Magazine May 15, 2014

The "Bamboo Ceiling": Hollywood Shuns Asians, While New Media Embraces Them by Andrew Lam for New America Media Jan. 26, 2014 

Star Types and Stereotypes Maggie Q and Lucy Liu: Asian-Americans as Leading Ladies by Mike Hale, New York Times, Nov. 23, 2013

Six Young Asian American Filmmakers Who Are Shattering America's Asian Film Bias by Dana Ter, Dec. 9, 2013





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