CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment), the organization leading the charge for API in entertainment, has announced their inaugural event RADIANCE, celebrating the achievements of API Women and Non-Binary luminaries in entertainment. The event will be held on Tuesday, March 21 at The Ebell in Los Angeles.
Hosted by Merle Dandridge (The Last of Us), the event will honor influential cultural creators, decision-making power brokers, and emerging talent, including the Cindy Y. Huang Rising Star Award to Tati Gabrielle (You, Kaleidoscope) and the Trailblazer Award to The Hollywood Reporter senior editor Rebecca Sun.
“We were shocked (but not entirely surprised) that there has never been an event during Women’s History Month celebrating API women and non-binary individuals in entertainment,” said Michelle K. Sugihara, CAPE’s Executive Director, said in a press release. “Despite the massive contributions they make to the entertainment industry, their achievements are often overlooked and CAPE is excited to shine a light on these talented people both in-front-of and behind-the-camera.”
The evening will be led by Asian women and nonbinary companies, including DJ sets by DJ KSLY and PRISM DJ’s Tessa. Sechel PR, an Asian woman-founded PR firm, will run the red carpet and press. Proceeds from the event will support CAPE’s programs, including the CAPE New Writers Fellowship, CAPE Leaders Fellowship (CLF), Julia S. Gouw Short Film Challenge for API Women and Non-Binary Filmmakers, and other initiatives including the CAPE List, the CAPE Database, and cultural script consulting.
Here are the full list of honorees:
- Ming-Na Wen
JULIA S. GOUW NEXT GENERATION AWARD
- Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja (After Yang)
CINDY Y. HUANG RISING STAR AWARD
- Tati Gabrielle (You, Kaleidoscope)
- Rebecca Sun (Senior Editor, The Hollywood Reporter)
BEHIND THE CAMERA
- Shirley Kurata (Costume Designer, Everything Everywhere All at Once)
- Georgia Lee (Writer/Executive Producer)
- Priya Satiani (Partner, Entertainment 360)
- Dana Ledoux Miller (Co-Showrunner/Writer/Executive Producer, Thai Cave Rescue)
BEST IN TV OR FILM
- The Cleaning Lady (FOX)
For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit https://www.capeusa.org/radiance