Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

  • HFPA

“Thanks to HFPA’s support of CAPE New Writers Fellowship, our alumni have been staffed on over 50 shows” – Michelle Sugihara

From the upcoming comedy Easter Sunday to various TV series including Pachinko, Fargo, Grey’s Anatomy, and Billions, these productions share something in common – some of their creatives are alumni of the New Writers Fellowship of CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) of which the HFPA is one of the major supporters. “Together we have launched so many careers and I hope you all are as proud as I am,” said Michelle Sugihara, CAPE’s executive director.
  • Festivals

Asian World Film Festival

In May 2022, in association with many other Asian-American organizations, the Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) will be celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month (AAPIHM) by hosting a special screening of multi-award-winning comedy/drama The Farewell, which will take place at the TCL Chinese Theater, Hollywood Boulevard on May 19. The film, written and directed by AWFF Advisory Board member Lulu Wang, stars Awkwafina (who received the AWFF's 2018 Rising Star Award), and AWFF Honorary Board member Tzi Ma.
  • HFPA

‘Gold House advances unity and success of Asian Pacific Islanders’ – Jeremy Tran

“By collaborating with other diverse groups, we can provide leading industry stakeholders with collective guidance on how best to use their enormous cultural influence to advance equity and inclusion for people of all backgrounds,” said Jeremy Tran, executive director of Gold House, the leading nonprofit collective of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) leaders, on why it joined the HFPA, NAACP, and others in the Reimagine Coalition. In October last year, the HFPA and NAACP announced a five-year partnership that included the unique dimension of the Reimagine Coalition.