On Tuesday, August 18th, Film Lab presents the reading of two exciting new screenplays, moderated by guest moderator, journalist and actor Erin Quill, in Film Lab’s signature “Unfinished Works” program on 7pm EST at AAARI-CUNY, 25 W. 43 Street in Manhattan. Check in begins at 6:30pm.
(1) ‘The Opposite of a Fairy Tale,’ by Jennifer Betit Yen (with special contributions from Aaron Woolfolk) a brand new AAFL TV production about elder abuse, sponsored by a generous grant from the Asian Women’s Giving Circle and the Ms. Foundation. Read more about the film here. The cast features Carmen Ruby Floyd, Karen Tsen Lee, Di Quon, Les Mau, Hansel Tan, Phil Nee, Erin Quill, Kristi Tomooka, Hazel Anne Raymundo, Zachary Siegel, James Ciccarelle, Nicky Torchia, Hayden Wall, Daphne Macy, Daniel Abse, Lil Rhee, Isabella Russo, Jeremy Kuykendall and Enrico Rodriguez.
(2) ‘The Plains’ by Alice Cox, in which marginalized teenaged boys, an Asian girl who vies to be popular, and a pastor’s defiant daughter, challenge the community of a small Texas town.
The readings will be followed by a constructive workshopping of both pieces that allow the audience to become a part of the writer’s creative process.
The evening will be live streamed for guests around the world and you are welcome to tweet your feedback to the writers and actors @asamfilmlab #UnfinishedWorks using either #OppositeFairyTale or #ThePlains so we know which work you’re referring to.
If you are an actor, you are encouraged to bring a couple of headshots and resumes to give to the writers. AAFL TV is casting for their piece.
To guarantee a seat, please donate what you can (as little as a dollar) with all proceeds going to diversity here. You are also welcome to simply show up on the day of, although your seat is not guaranteed. All donors will automatically receive a raffle ticket for prizes including bottles of wine and more, being raffled off on Aug. 18. For more information, check out www.film-lab.org and www.Facebook.com/AsAmFilmLab and www.Facebook.com/AAFLTV.
For more on the Unfinished Works program: http://www.asianamericanfilmlab.com/about/
About the Asian American Film Lab
The Film Lab is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that promotes ethnic and gender diversity through outreach, education and production. The Film Lab provides free or low cost programming ranging from screenwriting workshops to panels to seminars to screenings. The Film Lab produces the television series “Film Lab Presents” and a wide variety of online content on AAFL TV. The Film Lab management team consists of Jennifer Betit Yen (President and Board Member, founder of AAFL TV Production Arm), Huseina Sulaimanee (Treasurer and Volunteer), Daryl King (Secretary and Board Member), Cecilia Mejia (Unfinished Works), Youn Jung Kim (2015 72 Hour Shootout Coordinator), Nick Sakai (Industry Spotlight), along with a dedicated Board, interns and event volunteers. Board members include James Kyson, Ed Wong and Aaron Woolfolk, among others.
Lia Chang is an award-winning filmmaker, a Best Actress nominee, a photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine.
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