CRAZY RICH ASIANS Makes for Crazy Inspiring Times

Originally published August 10, 2018 Ask me, and I would not be able to tell you what it was like when THE JOY LUCK CLUB came out. I wouldn’t be able to properly recollect what it was like for part of the film to be shot in the San Francisco Bay Area, nor can I …

Auli’i Cravalho Sings Out Encouragement in “Live Your Story”

Originally published August 4, 2018 Look, I get it. As much as we love singing along to “How Far I’ll Go” from Disney’s MOANA, it’s been nearly two years since the film came out, and you might be craving something new from the heroine’s voice actor, Auli’i Cravalho. While yes, there are also the songs …

Kelly Marie Tran is Returning for STAR WARS EPISODE IX

Originally published July 27, 2018 It is officially confirmed that actor Kelly Marie Tran will be reprising her role as Rose Tico for the final film of the STAR WARS sequel trilogy. StarWars.com made the official announcement today regarding who’s returning and who’s coming on board, and Tran’s name was among the former. Tran is …

Where’s Rose?

Originally published July 12, 2018 STAR WARS EPISODE IX is set to begin principal photography this month. Under the direction of THE FORCE AWAKENS director J.J. Abrams, many of the actors from the previous films of the sequel trilogy have been long since confirmed to make their return; including Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, …

Catching My Breath

Hi all, After posting more than the usual amount of content for the month of February and the fact that I recently made my screenwriting debut, I'm going to take a quick break this week to catch my breath, before I continue re-posting the remainder of my content from YOMYOMF. -Lauren

From Homemade Beginnings to a Vengeful Return: 15 Years of LUMPIA

Originally published on May 21, 2018 The Roxie Theater in San Francisco was sold out Saturday night with an anniversary screening/reunion of the quirky, Daly City-shot film, LUMPIA. With the casts of both the original film and its upcoming sequel, LUMPIA WITH A VENGEANCE, in attendance, this special presentation for CAAMFest 36 made for a …

David Henry Hwang on Subconscious Writing and His Creative Process

Originally published on May 19, 2018 Across the street from the Curran Theater in San Francisco on Thursday, playwright and Offender David Henry Hwang takes part in interviews in the theater’s office for his latest work, SOFT POWER. The collaboration with Jeanine Tesori had its world premiere in Los Angeles the night before, and a …