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Asian American Film Lab Launches its Autumn 2012 Season with Gordon Mathieson's Spy Thriller

The Asian American Film Lab (www.asianamericanfilmlab.org) launched its autumn 2012 season with its Unfinished Works program, featuring a professional table read and workshop of novelist Gordon Mathieson's adapted feature screenplay, THE COLOR OF ICE

PRLog - Sep. 9, 2012 - NEW YORK -- On September 6, 2012, the Asian American Film Lab (www.asianamericanfilmlab.org) launched its autumn 2012 season with its Unfinished Works program, featuring a professional table read and workshop of novelist Gordon Mathieson's adapted feature screenplay, THE COLOR OF ICE, a contemporary spy thriller bridging the East-West culture gap, spanning multiple countries and raising issues of race, race relations and contemporary roles in American society.

The cast for the read included:  Jamil Mangan (www.JamilMangan.com), Jennifer Betit Yen (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2299662/), Marissa Carpio, Shiang Chen, Alex Ma, Wei Yi Lin, Ellen Mah (http://www.nycastings.com/inquiry_s/ViewProfile.asp?QPid=33784&jump=2), Michael Pang, Michael Tow, and Perry Tsao (imdb.com/name/nm2257182/).  

The event took place under the auspices of AAARI-CUNY in New York City.

Screenwriter, Gordon Mathieson, has written fiction for over twelve years.  In addition to his own books, he's helped others by ghostwriting their books and memoirs. He has recently embarked on screenplay-writing adapting his Chinese American novels for feature film scripts.  His stories are page turners--- mystery, crime, and suspense. Unexpected twists and turns are often tempted with romance leading to lethal danger.   After 30 years in the Information Technology field, most at Yale University, he now lives in Cape Cod, with his wife, Ann.  Gordon has appeared on Boston's popular  ABC-TV program, "Chronicle", also FOX TV and many talk radio shows throughout New England including WBZ, NPR and  Asian Boston Radio.  He's been profiled in Writer's Digest Magazine, "Writing for Success" and has written for the premier author's magazine, "The Writer."

Gordon noted, “[T]he staged reading of my Asian American film script, The Color of Ice, was truly a positive experience!  Speaking for myself as the screenwriter of this China-US spy thriller, along with the  actors, and the audience, we  all came away with something learned  and shared.  It uplifted our confidence at many  levels!  The Unfinished Works program organized by Jennifer Betit Yen and the steadfast facilitating by Jean Goto can help any film industry student advance their craft and goals.”  

For more on Gordon Mathieson visit

Photos of the event can be viewed at

The Asian American Film Lab's (AsAmFilmLab) Unfinished Works program, which has been ongoing since 1998, provides opportunities for screenwriters to see their work-in-progress professionally read and then workshopped.  AsAmFilmLab management member, Jean Goto, moderates the Unfinished Works programs, utilizing the Liz Lerman technique to ensure the script is effectively and efficiently workshopped with maximum benefit to the writer.  If you are a screenwriter who would like more information about the Unfinished Works program, email Jean Goto at UnfinishedWorks@film-lab.org.  

The AsAmFilmLab is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion and support of gender and ethnic diversity in film and television.  For more information, please see www.asianamericanfilmlab.org and www.Facebook.com/AAFilmLab.   If you would like to be added to the Film Lab's invitation list for future events, please email David Dennis at Connections@film-lab.org.  The Lab's next event will consist of an Industry Spotlight featuring the short documentary film of Meghna Damani, a woman who legally immigrated to the US and was denied basic human rights by her own community.  The Industry Spotlight will explore how a victim used film as a medium to expose her plight, help fellow victims, and bring exposure and help to a situation that had been kept too long in the dark.  This event will take place on October 25, 2012, in NYC.  Space is limited and RSVPs to IndustrySpotlight@film-lab.org are required.

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