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Film Lab Movie "The Opposite of a Fairy Tale" Screens at HBO
In a special event co-hosted by HBO's Mosaic group, the Film Lab, Time Warner's APEX group, and Time Warner Parent's Exchange, a 2016 AAFL TV production to effectuate positive social change was screened, followed by a panel and party.
The special preview screening occurred on December 15, 2016, at the HBO Theatre and quickly reached capacity. The Opposite of a Fairy Tale is a fictional narrative film designed to draw light to the elder abuse epidemic in the United States. A panel moderated by HBO, featuring the film's writer, actor Jennifer Betit Yen, mental health counselor Yoko Iwaki, filmmaker and actor Albert M. Chan, and elder law attorney Daniel G. Fish, followed the preview. Tai-Chen Bassin opened it up to the audience for further Q & A and then introduced special musical guest, Errmine. The event concluded with a catered networking reception.
Various versions of the film have previewed in New York, including a sold out preview at the Museum of Chinese in America, the Asian American International Film Festival, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Shorts Showcase, at private industry events with the New York Asian Women's Center, the Jewish Association Serving the Aging at the Annual New York Conference on Elder Abuse, and more. More information on the film's official website at www.TheOppositeOfAFairyTale.com.
About the Asian American Film Lab
The Film Lab is a non-profit 501(c)(3) headquartered in New York City that has been dedicated to the promotion and support of gender and ethnic diversity in media since 1998. The Film Lab accomplishes that goal in three ways: (1) education; (2) outreach and support; and (3) production.
Education – The Film Lab runs monthly events that are open to the public ranging from screenings to seminars to Q&As, all designed to increase awareness of the current state of diversity in media and to provide audiences with the tools and motivation to effectuate positive social change through entertainment.
Outreach-Support – The Film Lab runs various programs ranging from the famous 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition to filmmaking how-to workshops to networking parties, all of which work to connect people of color, particularly Asian Americans, and mainstream media executives and to create mentorship and distribution opportunities for people creating diverse works. The 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition is arguably the Film Lab's most important annual event; bringing together A-list judges and established and aspiring filmmakers across the globe. People of all colors, backgrounds, religions, and cultures with a common goal: to battle inequality through creativity; to promote gender and ethnic diversity through entertainment;
Production – The Film Lab produces media with positive and prolific perceptions of women and people of color and films that effectuate positive social change through narrative storytelling. The TV series, Film Lab Presents currently airs on CrossingsTV (Time Warner Cable & Xfinity). We also have an online channel, AAFL TV, to which viewers can subscribe to for free at youtube.com/
The Film Lab management team consists of Jennifer Betit Yen (President), Chloe Jenkins (Treasurer, Grants & Fundraising)
Daryl King, Secretary