Film Lab’s The Opposite of a Fairy Taleis among the official selections of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation NY Short Film Showcase, featuring the best of the year’s New York based SAG-AFTRA short films. In the film, a woman is slowly imprisoned by her family with the unwitting help of well-meaning bystanders. The film aims to draw light to the epidemic of elder abuse affecting at least 1 in 10 seniors today. It was written by Film Lab President Jennifer Betit Yen and stars Jo Yang, Nikole Marone, Albert Chan, and Deborah Kuhn, among others. More here.
August 2016: The Staten Island Community Agency for Senior Citizens is using The Opposite of a Fairy Tale, an AAFL TV/Film Lab production by Jennifer Betit Yen and starring Jo Yang, Nikole Marone, Albert Chan, and Deborah Kuhn for training and education to #StopElderAbuse! More at www.TheOppositeOfAFairyTale.com
SinoVision: The results, reactions, accolades, and observations from the 2013 Asian American Film Lab 72 Hour Shootout (see the Film Lab write up of all the results here). If you cannot view the below video, just click here for the media broadcast on SinoVision or enable Flash.
Backstage Magazine: Jennifer Betit Yen on “Not Waiting for the Mainstream” by Marissa Maier.
SinoVision Broadcast: The Asian American Film Lab Tackles New Issues of Race and Sexuality in a New Unfinished Works Program.
SinoVision Broadcast: Filmmakers of color gather to network, collaberate and join forces to empower themselves through the Asian American Film Lab’s 2013 72 Hour Shootout.
SinoVision Broadcast: The Asian American Film Lab Launches the 2013 72 Hour Shootout with judges including playwright David Henry Hwang, ABC’s Marci Phillips and FOX Japan’s Dan Smith!
Angry Asian Man: The Asian American Film Lab’s work to empower filmmakers of color.
OpEdNews: Justin Samuels on the Asian American Film Lab and the 72 Hour Shootout.
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— @JenBetitYen, Honoree for the #APAHM Reception at Gracie Mansion pic.twitter.com/c1H5k0cISp