THE ASIAN AMERICAN FILM LAB

Film Lab

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Ang, Michelle

All Types

Teens/20's

Languages: English (fluent); Indonesian (conversational); Mandarin Chinese (conversational); Italian (conversational)

Website

 Contact

Member, Asian American Film Lab, NEW YORK

                                                Non-Union

Betit Yen, Jennifer

Leading Woman

20's/30's

Languages:  English (native); Spanish (conversational)

Website

Contact

Agency:  Don Buchwald & Associates (212) 867-1070 

Member, Asian American Film Lab                                                                                                          

                                                                                                             

                                                                                                           NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES                                                                                                      

                                                                                                           Unions:  SAG-AFTRA, AEA *Accolade Award Winner, Best Television Pilot, Lead Actress, La La Land.  Click for More*

Cabaluna, Beverly
Supporting
30-40 
Languages: English (fluent), Tagalog (conversational)
Member, Asian American Film Lab, New York
Non Union

Carpio, Marissa

Leading Woman

20's/30's

Languages:  English (native); Spanish (conversational)

Website

Contact

Member, Asian American Film Lab, NEW YORK

Non Union.

Cheung, Cindy

Comedic/Mother/Professional

30's/40's

Languages:  English (native), Cantonese (basic), Mandarin (basic)

Imdb Link

Contact Hartig-Hilepo Agency - (212) 929-1772

Member, Asian American Film Lab NEW YORK

Unions:  SAG-AFTRA, AEA

Goto, Jean

Leading/Best Friend
20's/30's
Languages:  English (native)
Member Asian American Film Lab, NEW YORK
Non-Union.

Hill, Katie Lee

Leading, Character

Age Range: 17-25

Website

Contact Email

Member, Asian American Film Lab, NEW YORK, CALIFORNIA

 Union Status: AEA, SAG-AFTRA eligible (willing/ready to join)

Ho, Thuy

Leading

20's

Languages:  English (fluent), Vietnamese (conversational)

Website

Contact

Agency Contact is Renée Glicker at About Artists 

Member, Asian American Film Lab, NEW YORK

Non-Union.

House, Creina

Ingenue

16-22 

Languages: English (fluent), Filipino/Tagalog (fluent), Spanish (conversational)

Contact

Member, Asian American Film Lab, NEW YORK

Non-Union.

Hyun Yoko

Leading, Supporting

35 - 45

Languages: Native Japanese, Fluent English

Website

Contact:

Hanns Wolters International, Bill Duey 212-714-0100

Member, Asian American Film Lab, NEW YORK

                                                                                                             AEA

Kimura, Mami

Character 

40's

Fluent Japanese, Accented English

Website

Contact 

Member, Asian American Film Lab, NEW YORK

 Union Status: Non-Union/SAG-AFTRA Eligible

Kine, Katherine

Leading Woman

20's/30's

Languages:  English (native)

Website

Contact

Member, Asian American Film Lab NEW YORK

Unions:  SAG-AFTRA


Kiyono, Ai
Leading Woman/Comedic
late 20's-40
Languages:  English (fluent), Japanese(fluent)
New York
SAG/AFTRA/AEA

Lin, Rachel

Quirky, Off-beat Comedic Girl-next-door. Dramatic Lead. 

20's

Languages: Native English Speaker, Fluent Cantonese.

Website

Contact

Member, Asian American Film Lab NEW YORK

                                                                                                             Non Union.


Ma, Danielle

Leading, Character, Comedy

Late Teens/20's

Languages:  English (native), French (conversational), American Sign Language (basic)

Contact

Representative:  Harden Curtis - (212) 977-8502

Website

SAG-AFTRA eligible

Member, Asian American Film Lab, NEW YORK

Mont-Luis, Regine

Leading, Character
Late teens, 20's
Languages: French (fluent)
Haitian Kriyol (Creole) (fluent)
Spanish (conversational)
Agency: MSF Talent Agency -  Robyn Bryce - t: 347-702-1488; e:Robyn.msftalent.gmail.com
Member, Asian American Film Lab NY, NJ, PA
Union Status: Non union


(formerly Nesbastiansyah, B.)  

Stage name:  B. Bastian 

Leading Woman

20's

Languages:  Bahasa (Indonesian) (fluent); English (fluent); Mandarin (conversational)

Contact

Member, Asian American Film Lab, NEW YORK

SAG-AFTRA


Novyane, Fenny

Character

Languages:  English (fluent), Indonesian (fluent), Mandarin (conversational/basic)

20's/30's

Contact

Member, Asian American Film Lab, NEW YORK

Non-Union

Pham, Julie
Lead / Character / Comedic / Dramatic
20's / 30's
Website 
Languages: English / Vietnamese (Fluent), French (Casual)
Representative: Ken Park Mgmt - 212-566-8672; Marius - Metropolis Agency - 917-494-1723
Member: AAFL, SAG-AFTRA National APAM Committee
Union: SAG-AFTRA

Shah, Meghna 

Leading Woman, Character

20's

Languages Spoken:  English, Hindi, Gujurati

Contact

Member, Asian American Film Lab, NEW YORK CITY

Non-Union.

Shiva, Monisha 

Leading Woman

20's/30's

Languages Spoken: English; Hindi/ Urdu

Contact

Website

Member, Asian American Film Lab, NEW YORK

NEW JERSEY and CONNECTICUT

Non-Union.

Soong, Bea

Leading Woman

Languages Spoken:  English

40's/50's

Contact

Member, Asian American Film Lab NEW YORK

SAG-AFTRA, AEA

Thomas, Adenike

Leading Woman, Character

Languages Spoken:  English (native), Spanish (conversational)

Late teens/20's

Contact

Member, Asian American Film Lab NEW YORK

Non-Union

Lee, Ava

Leading Woman / Girl Next Door

Late Teens/20's

Languages:  English (fluent), Korean (conversational/basic)

Contact

Member, Asian American Film Lab, NEW YORK

Non-Union

Name: Natalie Wetta
Type: Leading 
Age Range: 18-25
Contact  

Agent / manager Name and Telephone Number: 

Justin Busch 
325 W 38th St. Ste 1203, New York, NY 10018, (212) 840-4100
Languages: English 
Asian American Film Lab NEW YORK
SAG-AFTRA, AEA

Wu, Mallory

Teen

Language:  English (native)

teens - early 20's

Website

Contact

Member, Asian American Film Lab NEW YORK

Non-Union

(formerly Zhang, Kara)  Stage Name:  Siying Chen

Leading Woman

Late Teens/20's

Languages:  Mandarin Chinese (fluent), English, Korean (conversational)

Contact

Website

Member, Asian American Film Lab, NEW YORK and PHILADELPHIA

Non-Union

Zhu, Di

Character

20's/30's

Languages:  Mandarin (fluent), Cantonese (fluent)

Contact

Website

Member, Asian American Film Lab NEW YORK

Non Union

Award Info:  First Prize Winner, Inaugural New York International Piano Competition

Chan, Albert M.

Character

20's/30's

Languages:  English (fluent), Cantonese (conversational)

Contact

Manager: Ted Brunson
Cobalt Sky Entertainment

Website

Member, Asian American Film Lab NEW YORK, CT, MASSACHUSETTS, RHODE ISLAND

SAG-AFTRA, AEA

Chang, Jonathan

Character

20's

Languages: English (native, fluent), conversational French and Italian

Contact

Member, Asian American Film Lab, NEW YORK

SAG-AFTRA, AEA

Chu, Jim

Leading Man

35-45

Languages:  English (native); Cantonese (conversational); Mandarin (basic)

Contact

Member, Asian American Film Lab NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, SAN FRANCISCO

                                                                                                             SAG-AFTRA


Fong, Howard

Character/Supporting

Languages:  CANTONESE, FRENCH, KOREAN, TOISAN

Contact

Website

Member, Asian American Film Lab LOS ANGELES


SAG-AFTRA

Hobbs, Ryun

Character

Teens/20's

Launguages:  English (native); Japanese (conversational); Mandarin (basic conversational)

Contact

Website

Member, Asian American Film Lab, NEW YORK

Non-Union


Kuykendall, Jeremy
Caucasian Male
Age Range 18-27
Languages:  English, Sign Language
Member, Asian American Film Lab NEW YORK
Non Union

Khan, Kamran

Character/Leading

30s-40s

Languages:  English

Website 

Contact 

Member, Asian American Film Lab, NEW YORK

SAG-AFTRA

Kim, Jinn S.

Leading / Character

30's/40's

Launguages:  English (fluent); Korean (conversational)

Contact

Website

Member, Asian American Film Lab, NEW YORK

SAG-AFTRA, AEA

Kreider, Kevin

Leading 
25-32
Languages: English
Member, Asian American Film lab NEW YORK
SAG Eligible

Ku, Austin

Leading Man/Best Friend
20's/30's
Languages: English (native, no accent), Mandarin Chinese (conversationally fluent)
Manager: Creative Talent Company 212.957.5043
Member, Asian American Film Lab, NEW YORK: NYC
*2013 NBC pilot "Assistance"
*2012-2013 Broadway Tour of "Chinglish"
*2012 Barrymore Award nominee, 2012 IRNE Award nominee
SAG-AFTRA, AEA

Kyson, James

Leading

20's/30's

Languages:  English (fluent), Korean (fluent), Japanese (basic)

Contact

United Entertainment - Beth Holden/David Koth - (310) 601-2112

Website

Member, Asian American Film Lab LOS ANGELES, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, SAN FRANCISCO

SAG-AFTRA

Newsome, John

Character

30's/40's

Languages:  English (native)

Contact

Website

Member, Asian American Film Lab NEW YORK

Non-Union

Name: OKABAYASHI, JON
Type: CHARACTER, LEAD
Age Range: 35-45
Languages and Level: English (Native), German (rudimentary)
Agency/Manager Name and Contact Info
Geographic Region: Northeast & Washington DC
 Union Status SAG-AFTRA, EMC

Oh, Eugene

Character

20's/30's

Languages:  English, Korean

Contact

Member, Asian American Film Lab NEW YORK

SAG-AFTRA, AEA

Powell, Graham

Character, Leading Man

25-33 age range

Languages:  English (native)

Contact

Website

Member, Asian American Film Lab NEW YORK

AEA

Royce, Andy

Character/Lead

20's-30

English (Fluent), Chinese Mandarin (Conversation), Cantonese (Novice)

Website 

Contact 

Member, Asian American Film Lab NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY & PHILADELPHIA

 SAG-AFTRA

Su, Steven

Leading Man

20's

Languages: English, Mandarin, Taiwanese

Contact

Website

Member, Asian American Film Lab, NY/NJ/CT (Tri-State Area)

Non-Union

Tang, Chen

Leading Man

20's

Languages: English (fluent - unaccented and Southern accent (TN)), Mandarin Chinese (conversational)

Contact

Agency:  Stewart Talent NY - Don Birge

                                                                                     
                                                                                       Member, Asian American Film Lab, LOS ANGELES and TENNESSEE

                                                                                       AEA/SAG-AFTRA Eligible



Tarjoto, Sean

Character

20's

Languages: English (native), Spanish (basic/beginning)

Contact

Represented by Cinematic Management (212) 488-3500

Website

Member, Asian American Film Lab NEW YORK

SAG-AFTRA, AEA

Tran, Richard
Contact
Leading Man
20's/30's
Languages:  English, Vietnamese
Member, Asian American Film Lab NEW YORK 
*Note:  New York City castings only*
Non-Union

Tsao, Perry

Leading Man

20's/30's

Languages:  Mandarin (native); English (fluent, no accent)

Contact

Website

Member, Asian American Film Lab, NEW YORK

SAG-AFTRA, AEA

Vidal, Stan

Leading Man

30's/40's

Languages: English (fluent, native); Some simple Tagalog 

Contact

Member, Asian American Film Lab NEW YORK and NEW JERSEY

Non-Union

Wu, John

Leading Man, Character Actor
20's/30's
Languages:  English
Manager:  Jaime Baker  (212) 262-0175
Member Asian American Film Lab NEW YORK
SAG-AFTRA, AEA

Wu, Shaun

Leading Man

20's/30's

Languages:  English, Chinese, Japanese

Contact

Website

Member, Asian American Film Lab NEW YORK

Non-Union

AsAmFILMLAB: “UNFINISHED WORKS”

Overview and Purpose

The purpose of the Unfinished Works program is to provide (1) screenwriters of color or (2) screenwriters writing about Asian American themed stories or with Asian American characters to receive honest and practical feedback on their unfinished screenplay through seeing and hearing their screenplay read aloud by professional actors in a table read, followed by a workshop of their script utilizing the Liz Lerman technique.


Submission

Our Unfinished Works (“UW”) coordinator is Lorna Nowve.  Screenwriters can submit their logline and synopsis for consideration via email to: [email protected].

The Process

In general, expect the process to take a minimum of 4-6 weeks. 


To Submit:

Screenwriters are asked to send a logline, synopsis of their script to [email protected] with a short email explaining why they think Unfinished Works will help them develop and improve their script.  Film Lab will work to help create a relationship with the writers we workshop, so, ideally, you’ll come back and workshop edited versions of your script all the way to, in the case of films, a rough cut.  If you are selected, congratulations!  The process begins with providing the Unfinished Works coordinator with your full length script and explaining the aspects that are most critical to you to work on.  Then, you participate in the casting process, per the below guidelines, sit back, relax and -literally!- enjoy the show!


To Cast:

We require that participants cast ALL their actors from Film Lab members with first priority going to the Film Lab Actor Directory members. 


If your screenplay is chosen for workshopping, you’ll email your character breakdowns to [email protected] and we will post them to our members.  You are encouraged to also scroll through this Actor Directory and submit your preferences from it to the Unfinished Works Coordinator, who will contact actors from the Directory to determine their availability and let you know.  Once the Directory has been exhausted, the remainder of the casting is opened to our social media sites via the UW Coordinator, who will forward the submissions to you and you contact the actors directly and take it from there. We post the initial casting notice and forward the replies to the writer in order to avoid giving the writer's personal email to too many people and also so as to allow us to keep records of who and how many submit. Then, we provide a venue for you, free of charge, and conduct a structured workshop in a style the Coordinator can explain to you in more detail, which is designed to give each artist writer specific, individualized feedback that expressly focuses on his/her needs.  If you have a particular actor or actors you simply must cast who are not members of the Directory, you can "fast track" their membership, however, you or they will be responsible for the (de minimis) $20 set-up charge per actor.


Rehearsals and Directors:

You are free to choose a director or to have the Film Lab post a call for directors for you or to take a risk and let the actors self-direct and see what happens!  This is an experimental creative process and you're free to try out what you think will best help you improve the piece in this regard.  Any director must agree to abide by these program requirements and to work closely with Coordinator Lorna Nowve, to ensure the best possible collaboration and efficient use of talent for the program.  You may also self-direct.  


The Film Lab will cover the cost of a venue chosen by the Film Lab, subject to the venue's availability for one rehearsal (at Lorna's discretion, the Lab will sometimes cover two rehearsals, especially for a feature length screenplay).  You are required to compensate the actors and, if applicable, the director, for their time for any rehearsals beyond that.  The Film Lab does not cover this extra cost.  We ask that a minimum of one week's notice be given for us to provide a venue for you for rehearsals.


Programs and Press:

The Film Lab often puts out a press release and/or social media news releases about our Unfinished Works program.  


The Film Lab provides programs for the Unfinished Works events at its discretion.


Film Lab Credit:

In the event you find the workshop useful and produce the script you agree to provide Film Lab with a credit.


Donations:

Many participants make a "thank you" donation to Film Lab for the gratis space, hosting and casting of their screenplay.  If you would like to do so, please let our admin know if you will need a receipt for tax deduction purposes (we are a 501(c)(3)).  Thank you.


If Your Submission is Not Chosen:

If your submission is not chosen, please do not be disheartened.  We receive a large number of submissions and sometimes have a 2-3 month waitlist.  Please come to our events, network and enjoy and keep submitting!  


THANK YOU!

Thank you in advance for your submission and we look forward to hearing from you!  

The AsAmFilmLab Team

For more information, please visit us at www.asianamericanfilmlab.org


**ACTORS interested in being included in the Asian American Film Lab's Actor Directory should email [email protected], attn: Connie**


LEGAL NOTICE TO THOSE SUBMITTING TO UNFINISHED WORKS

By submitting your screenplay, television pilot, web series, or other writing (“Entry”) to the Asian American Film Lab (“Film Lab”), you (“Entrant”) irrevocably grant to the Film Lab a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, fully-paid, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable (in whole or part) worldwide license to use, reproduce, transmit, display, exhibit, distribute, index, comment on, create derivative works based upon, perform and otherwise exploit such submission, in whole or in part, in all media formats and channels now known or hereafter devised (including on WDIG sites, on third party web sites, on Film Lab’s broadcast and cable networks and stations, on Film Lab’s broadband and wireless platforms, products and services, on physical media, and in theatrical release) for any and all purposes including entertainment, news, advertising, promotional, marketing, publicity, trade or commercial purposes, all without further notice, with or without attribution, and without the requirement of any permission from or payment to the Entrant or to any other person or entity.

Without limiting the foregoing, the above grant of rights includes Film Lab’s right (but not obligation) to display any Videos, or portions thereof (including without limitation, news feeds or reviews from the Unfinished Works program in its sole discretion. By submitting an Entry, each Entrant further agrees that Film Lab shall have no liability in conjunction with the failure to post video, news or other information regarding the Entry.

By submitting an Entry, and to the full extent permitted by law, each Entrant grants Sponsor and its designees the right to use his/her Entry, name, biographical information, voice, performance, photograph/video, life story, image and/or likeness for programming, advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and in perpetuity, without compensation or additional consents and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific written consent to such use if asked to do so.

 

Writers submitting to their works to the Film Lab are not permitted to use Film Lab’s trademarks without written consent and understand that doing so will be a violation of Film Lab’s or its applicable licensors’ intellectual property rights. Each Entrant further expressly acknowledges that Film Lab does not owe him/her a duty of confidence (or fiduciary duty or the like) with regard to his/her Entry and that Film Lab has wide access to ideas, brand names and tag lines, photos, videos, designs and other literary/artistic materials submitted to it from outside sources or being developed by its own employees and that such ideas/brand names/tag lines/photos/videos/designs/literary/artistic materials may be competitive with, similar to (or even identical to) the Entry submitted by Entrant and that Film Lab shall have no liability to Entrant or any third party in conjunction therewith. By submitting an Entry, each Entrant represents and warrants that: (a) he/she has all rights in and to the Entry and that submitting the Entry and granting the rights granted herein will not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity.

Film Lab reserves the right to request written proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Film Lab from any Entrant at any time.