MAPID, The ID Film Fest, The API TV Pilot Shootout, And Your Finalists

Thursday, August 05, 2010

When you talk about DIY and getting things done, this is definitely conversation worthy.

Can't wait to see what emerges.

MAPID announces finalists for the API TV Pilot Shootout

Judges have selected five finalists for the API TV Pilot Shootout. Writers submitted their TV Pilot pitch idea for an opportunity to pitch their project to a FOX TV executive.

The top five finalists are:

Amy Anderson “Amy Anderson Project”
Jared Asato “Supreme”
Benjamin Hsu “East Wilshire”
William Lu “Showrunners”
Roy Vongtama “The Zone”

The judges were: Ed Moy, a screenwriter and journalist for LA Asian American Movie on; Kelly Yee, VP of Development @ RipMedia Group, a social media marketing firm specializing in entertainment; and Susan Stark, pop culture follower.

The finalists will work with selected directors to make teasers for their projects. These teasers will be shown at ID Film Fest 10/10/10 at Japanese American National Museum. Along with film showings, other events during ID Film Fest include the Asian American Independent Features Conference, Filmmaker’s Crash Course Session, and Battle of the Pitches 2, a live screenwriting pitch competition.

The API TV Pilot Shootout is sponsored by FOX Diversity and Final Draft.

For more information about ID Film Fest and MAPID events, go to;, and