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Film Lab to Host Performance of James Huang's New Feature "Marriage Made in Hell!"
The Asian American Film Lab, a 501c3 not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of ethnic and gender diversity in film and television, will be hosting "Marriage Made in HELL!" Comedy Screenplay Reading & Workshop on Nov. 21 in NYC!
The Film Lab's Actor Directory members will be performing the comedy for your enjoyment under the direction of 72 Hour Hour Shootout competitor Eddie Shieh at a reading on November 21 at 7:00pm in Manhattan. Lorna Nowve, the coordinator of the Film Lab's Unfinished Works program will then moderate a constructive Q&A and feedback session which provides the audience with an opportunity to participate in the creative process and interact directly with screenwriter James J. Huang, director Eddie Shieh and the cast members of the reading!
The screenplay, centered on US-born Asian American protagonists, promotes a positive image of multi-ethnic and diverse Americans in non-stereotypical roles designed for mass mainstream audiences. Writer James Huang explained, “[A]s a new writer of feature films targeting mass audiences, I feel it's very important for me to get broad and diverse feedback from audiences, actors and filmmakers. [The Asian American Film Lab’s] Unfinished Works program is a superb forum to obtain honest feedback and allows me to see my characters come to life. I expect this experience will not only improve my current story immensely but also help me to grow as a writer.”
Special thanks to TIFFIN wines, who will be providing refreshments for the event, which will be free and open to the public. Donations of $3-5 are suggested to help promote diversity initiatives. Free tickets can be obtained on the Film Lab website: www.asianamericanfilmlab.com.
About James J. Huang
James J. Huang is a New York City born and bred Asian American writer. He strongly believes that writing comedy for mass audiences is one of the best and most effective mediums to promote more balanced portrayals of Asian Americans. His romantic comedy "Marriage Made in Hell" features U.S. born Asian American protagonists and was a semi-finalist at the 2013 Austin Film Festival and honorable mention at the 2013 Asian American International Film Festival. James is a licensed pharmacist currently practicing at Cardon's Children Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona.
About the Asian American Film Lab
The Asian American Film Lab (Film Lab) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to the promotion and support of gender and ethnic diversity in film and television through free monthly educational and outreach programming and the acclaimed annual 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition (asianamericanfilmlab.org)
The Film Lab is run under the direction of President Jennifer Betit Yen. The Unfinished Works program is coordinated through Lorna Nowve. Acting and Advisory Board members include Aaron Woolfolk, Eric Lin, Bea Soong, John Woo, Erik Lu, and James Kyson.
The Asian American Film Lab is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Directory membership and all contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
About "Unfinished Works"
The Film Lab's Unfinished Works program constitutes its longest running program, ongoing for 15 consecutive years. Unfinished Works allows writers to workshop, in a structured and constructive environment, unfinished plays, screenplays and television scripts. It also serves as a bridge between actors, writers and directors of color, particularly Asian Americans. To submit your screenplay for a free reading and workshop, please email Lorna Nowve at UnfinishedWorks@
About Eddie Shieh
Eddie Shieh is a writer-director, sometimes producer, and a sold screenwriting member of the Writer's Guild of America East and WGA Digital Caucus. Eddie has competed in the Asian American Film lab's famous 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition, an annual competition designed to promote ethnic and gender diversity in film, several times. His 2011 short, "Tu & Eu (You & Me)," starring Daniela Ruah (CBS/NCIS:LA)