Advocacy group Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a gala on Saturday, Oct. 22 at The Belasco Theater in Los Angeles.
The evening will include remarks by Twitch.tv co-founder Justin Kan and COO Kevin Lin, and a look at the history and future of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Additionally, magician David Kwong will perform.
“For a quarter of a century, CAPE has promoted and nurtured Asian American and Pacific Islanders who are among the most creative and influential change-makers in Hollywood,” said Michelle K. Sugihara, executive director of CAPE. “In a time when diversity and inclusion are finally more than buzz words, and as the entertainment industry scrambles for more inclusive leaders and stories, CAPE looks forward to cultivating the rich talent pool within our community and to becoming an effective resource of AAPI talent for the industry.”
Among those scheduled to attend are Amazon Studios COO Albert Cheng, producers-execs Chris Lee, Dan Lin, Janet Yang, Richard Sakai, Steve Tao, Bernie Hu and Adele Yoshioka; CBS VP Eric Kim; Randall Park and Constance Wu of “Fresh Off the Boat,” and actors James Hong, Steven Yeun, Amy Hill and Kelly Hu.
CAPE, founded in 1991, works towards entertainment and media diversity by educating, connecting and empowering Asian-American and Pacific Islander artists and leaders. The group’s advisory council includes Ang Lee, John Woo, Dean Devlin, David Henry Hwang, Richard Sakai, Lou Diamond Phillips and BD Wong.