AAFL TV to Premiere 8th Season of Film Lab Presents on CrossingsTV and Release New Movie!

Film Lab's series "Film Lab Presents" has been picked up for an 8th season and will premiere on November 18th. The Film Lab has also received funding for a new movie, which is slated to begin filming in December.
By: Film Lab
NEW YORK - Nov. 7, 2016 - PRLog -- Many television viewers in New York are familiar with Film Lab Presents, a television series medley of bold, innovative and diverse American stories hosted by Jennifer Betit Yen.  As of September 14, 2014, CrossingsTV began airing Film Lab's innovative, fun, new entertainment in Central Valley, Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle, as well as in New York/New Jersey.   The success and popularity of the show continues with crossover market appeal and season 8 will premiere on November 18th.

Film Lab Presents airtimes are as follows:

Showtime is every Friday beginning November 18, 2016:

Sacramento (KBTV 8.1, Xfinity Ch.398): 6 PM

Stockton/Fresno (Xfinity Ch.398): 6 PM

San Francisco (Xfinity Ch.238): 5 PM

Seattle (Xfinity Ch.152): 6 PM

Chicago (Xfinity Ch.691): 3 PM

Minneapolis/St Paul (Xfinity Ch. 175): 8 PM

New York (Time Warner Cable Ch. 1519): 10 AM

CrossingsTV Marketing Director, Daniel Sakaya, said, "CrossingsTV is literally where cultures meet.  We're excited to provide our viewers with Film Lab's fresh, innovative entertainment."  For more on AAFL TV, please visit www.film-lab.org and www.Facebook.com/AAFLTV.

AAFL TV is also beginning production on a new film, The Descartes Highlands, based on the acclaimed novel of the same name.  Award winning writer Eric Gamalinda will be directing the film.  More information will be available in the coming months on www.film-lab.org.

About CrossingsTV

Founded in 2005, Crossings TV fulfills the entertainment and information needs of Asian American communities.  In so doing, Crossings TV's foremost goal is to provide locally-oriented, produced and marketed programming and content. Working with key, local representatives in each of the markets it serves, Crossings TV is a unique, grassroots intermediary, efficiently linking its targeted audiences and commercial, non-commercial and governmental entities.



About the Film Lab, Film Lab Presents and AAFL TV

The Film Lab is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization which began working to promote diversity in media in 1998.  The Film Lab's president, actor Jennifer Betit Yen, founded AAFL TV in August 2013 to address an explosion of interest in diverse, original creative content along with a corresponding rising level of dissatisfaction with mainstream programming for a lack of diversity and/or perpetuation of racial stereotypes.  AAFL TV's mission is to provide innovative, contemporary, original content by, for and about diverse Americans - content that accurately reflects our heterogeneous country both in front of and behind the camera.  One of the ideas behind inviting submissions from all over the globe is to empower creatives by providing a platform for diverse filmmakers to present unique and independent content and to be part of something bigger, showing the world that diverse talent is not only present, but powerful, with a voice and a stage on which to see and hear it.  AAFL TV launched its first pilots as web series in September 2013 and then partnered with NYCMedia, New York City's flagship media station, to begin airing a television series entitled "Film Lab Presents," consisting of 30 minute episodes of racially diverse original contemporary entertainment content in January 2014.

The Film Lab is run under the direction of President Jennifer Betit Yen.  Board members include Aaron Woolfolk, Chloe Jenkins and Daryl King.  Management includes Renee Lasher and Pat Labez Muntz.  The Film Lab's other programming includes filmmaking workshops with industry professionals, screenwriting contests, and film competitions, including the annual 72 Hour Film Shootout (the "Shootout").  This annual competition, now in its ninth year, has inspired hundreds of filmmakers by helping nascent talent take brave steps towards a filmmaking career.  2016 marked the 12th year Asian CineVision will partner with Film Lab to promote the Shootout at the Asian American International Film Festival ("AAIFF").  AAIFF is New York's leading festival for independent Asian and Asian American film and video, and the first and longest-running U.S. festival of its kind.

As an integral part of AAIFF, the Shootout celebrates the creativity and genius of the directors, their casts and crews as they share stories by, about and for Asian Americans and other filmmakers of color with the world.  AAIFF has played a vital role in discovering and nurturing such acclaimed talent as Wayne Wang (THE JOY LUCK CLUB), Ang Lee (CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN), Mira Nair (THE NAMESAKE), Zhang Yimou (HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS), Christine Choy (WHO KILLED VINCENT CHIN?), Steven Okazaki (THE MUSHROOM CLUB), Jessica Yu (PING PONG PLAYA), and Justin Lin (FAST FIVE).

Aki Li at CrossingsTV
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