Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Our friends at Racebending.com recently alerted us to the fact that in Marvel's casting announcement for a film version of The Runaways, the character of Nico Minoru was not specified as Asian American. We are so happy to report that they have remedied this situation! Thanks to Marissa Lee at Racebending for taking on this important issue. For more info, check out this report.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: (909) 869-3899
LOS ANGELES- MANAA, the Media Action Network for Asian Americans, is pleased to announce one $1000 scholarship for currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers as filmmakers and in television production (not broadcast journalism). Formed in 1992, MANAA is the only organization solely dedicated to monitoring the media and advocating balanced, sensitive, and positive depiction and coverage of the Asian American community.
MANAA recognizes the urgent need to fill the ranks of television and film with persons of Asian descent in decision-making positions as screenwriters, directors, producers, and studio executives. We are looking to award students who have a strong desire to advance a positive and enlightened understanding of the Asian American experience in the mainstream media.
Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of their academic and personal merit, desire to uplift the image of Asian Americans in film and television as demonstrated in their essay, and potential as demonstrated in their work sample.
The postmark deadline for submission is Friday, October 29, 2010.
STUDENTS MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
1. A copy of all official transcripts.
2. Two letters of recommendation, one that evaluates academic and artistic aptitude and another that speaks to the student’s interest and involvement in the community.
3. A double-spaced essay consisting of no more than 1,000 words addressing the following items: Describe your involvement in the Asian/Pacific Islander Community. How does this involvement influence your creative work? How do you see your creative work influencing the API community in the next five to ten years?
4. A work sample consisting of either a short film or a selection from a screenplay (your best scene plus a synopsis or a 1000-word excerpt). Materials will not be returned.
5. A resume of both your work history and your community involvement.
Send all completed applications to MANAA Scholarship, P.O. Box 11105, Burbank, CA 91510.
Please do not send applications via certified or registered mail.
For more information about MANAA and our monthly meetings, please visit:
MANAA website: www.manaa.org
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/manaaLA
MANAA blog: manaa.blogspot.com
Any questions regarding the scholarship should be directed to email@example.com or (213) 486-4433.
Friday, June 25, 2010
MANAA's protest last year against the movie "The Goods" resulted in media coverage and helped lead to an in-person meeting with the head of Paramount. Protests against the The Last Airbender have already resulted in media coverage, such as:
Please volunteer, make your voice heard, and send a message to the entertainment industry. For more information, see www.manaa.org/lastairbender.html or find MANAA on Facebook.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Join OCA-OC and MANAA for an evening with famous Asian American actors discussing their experiences in Hollywood and their efforts to change the way mainstream media portrays Asian Americans.
For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Join API Equality LA for a screening of Saving Face on May 23 1:30pm at Bruggemeyer Library in Monterey Park, 318 S Ramona Ave. Saving Face (2004, 96 min) is about a Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother who are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.
PANEL DISCUSSION FOLLOWING THE SCREENING
**Ming-Yuen S. Ma, Associate Professor in Media Studies at Pitzer College in Claremont;
**Tim Dang, Producing artistic director of East West Players, “the nation’s pre-eminent Asian American theater troupe”;
**Noel Alumit, Los Angeles Times best-selling author of Letters to Montgomery Clift and Talking To the Moon
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Daily at 5:10, 7:30 and 9:50pm. Plus Friday and Saturday matinees at 12:30 and 2:50pm
*Filmmaker Anne Bass in person 7:30 & 9:50pm Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17, 2010
(Q&A after 7:30pm shows, intro only for 9:50pm shows)