Casting Call for USC Korean Culture Night

Your friendly neighborhood group, USC Korean Culture Night Productions, is holding open auditions for our show next spring!

Written, directed, and produced by students — and soon to be PERFORMED by students. We are looking for any and all interested in acting, for the exhilarating experience of performing on stage for hundreds!

No prior experience is necessary — if you’ve got the heart and the will to commit, then WE WANT YOU.

Sign up now for an audition time, and receive the audition script in advance >>>

Auditions will be held:
Nov. 21st — 4-9pm // Nov. 22nd — 4-9pm

Questions? Concerns? More info?


At the gates to the afterlife, an overachieving girl is given a choice to either enter immediately, or play a game to potentially win what she wants most in the world, at the price of confronting her past demons.


A ghost girl who recently committed suicide. An overachiever. Likes Stevie Nicks.

Chloe’s brother. Cold, smooth, charismatic, possessor of mad flow (must be willing to commit) and perfect hair.

Father of Chloe and Nathan. His best friend committed suicide in high school. Complicated relationship with Nathan. Likes comics.

Chloe’s best friend/rival. Conflicting emotions regarding Chloe’s death.

Nathan’s best friend. Sweet, naïve, a puppy. Must be possessor of decent to mad flow, maybe sing.

Chloe’s friend. Goofy. Likes trivia.

Chloe’s friend. Ebullient, like champagne. Enjoys horoscopes, is a Leo.


2014 Nabi Fundraising Banquet

From NabiFund Los Angeles:

“Nabi” means “butterfly in Korea. The butterfly represents our wish that all the women in agony would spread their wings free from discrimination, oppression and violence. NabiFund was founded in 2013 to raise funds to help the victims of Japanese Military Sexual Slavery and women victims of war.

Your support is vital to furthering our work for the restoration of victims’ rights and to defend peace and rights of women in crisis.

Date: November 14, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: House of Writers Art Hall
2410 James M Wood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006
*Free valet parking

RSVP: Linda Lee (714) 461-1354

Here are three ways to send your donations to NabiFund:

1. Wire Transfer: Bank of America (Acct.# 325022207223 Nabifund)

2. PayPal:

3. Send Check To: Nabifund, 5021 Stanleaf Dr., La Mirada, CA 90638

Nabifund is an IRS-registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Federal Tax ID: 46-4769039), and your contribution is tax deductible.


Kollaboration Star 2014

Join us for an amazing night of entertainment and community at the 2014 Kollaboration Star, taking place on Saturday, November 15th at 7PM at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre! Celebrate the completion of another Kollaboration season supporting Asian American Entertainment across the nation, as well as Kollaboration’s 15th anniversary as an organization!

You can buy tickets HERE.

5:30 p.m. – Pre-show activities
6 p.m. – Doors open; Red Carpet event
7 p.m. – Showcase begins
10 p.m. – After Party (at Busby’s East)

Location: Wilshire Ebell Theatre, Los Angeles

The amazing night celebration will feature:

The Kollaboration Star Talent Competition

The 2014 Kollaboration Season has come down to this! Six talented performing artists from across the nation will gather in Los Angeles, each having won their respective cities’ Kollaboration Showcase, in order to compete on Kollaborations biggest stage for the grand prize of $10,000!


Special Guest “Collaborations”

For 15 years, Kollaboration has celebrated and encouraged the vast talents and passion of our community. This year, several of our Kollaboration alumni have been invited to return to the stage. The result is a set of never before seen collaborations that you won’t want to miss! Kollaboration Star is excited to present special acts by:

Run River North
Kaba Modern
Nancy Lee
Hosted by: Jenny Yang & Jimmy O. Yang

Korean American Film Festival New York (KAFFNY)

The 8th annual Korean American Film Festival New York (KAFFNY) makes its Brooklyn debut at the Wythe Hotel Cinema, November 14-16, 2014 in Williamsburg. On opening night, Friday, November 14, KAFFNY presents the Brooklyn premiere of the special motion-painting + sound film KILL THE EGO by multidisciplinary Korean American artist ROSTARR, in collaboration with SOUNDWALK COLLECTIVE. KAFFNY will also exhibit the artist’s works through the festival weekend.

On Saturday, November 15, KAFFNY’s Shorts Eclectic program features several premieres, ranging from the world premiere of THE PENINSULA, a New Zealand film following a motorcycle tour through North Korea, to the world premiere of FATHER TIME, one of three interactive music-art films from acclaimed composer/vocalist Bora Yoon’s multimedia album “Sunken Cathedral,” in collaboration with kinetic sculpture artist U-Ram Choe.

Following the Shorts Eclectic program, the KAFFNY Incubator program holds a secret preview screening of an unreleased feature film starring Korean and Asian American talent.

On Sunday, November 16, the festival closes with the annual KAFFNY Shorts Competition, highlighting distinct and thought-provoking Korean American and Korean voices in film. One film shall be selected as Best Short.

Following the festival, KAFFNY will collaborate with IndiePix to release select shorts via its VOD and streaming platform, IndiePix Unlimited, as well as on a compilation DVD.

“This year we are bringing KAFFNY to the taste-making capital of the world, Brooklyn, while expanding our screenings through the global VHX platform on KAFFNY’s website during the festival, and our distribution partner IndiePix, post-festival.” – Dave Kim, KAFFNY Founder/ Executive Director

“We are excited to present KAFFNY’s first Brooklyn iteration and draw new local and international audiences to see and experience a new format of artistic programming in Wythe Hotel’s beautiful spaces.” – Susie Lim, KAFFNY Artistic Director


Originally founded in 2006 as the Korean American Shorts Film Festival New York, KAFFNY has emerged as the only New York-based film, music and art festival of its kind, dedicated to a diverse exploration of the Korean Diaspora and third culture experience. KAFFNY further extends its reach through special events with community partners throughout the year.

KAFFNY venue: Wythe Hotel Cinema (80 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11249)

Press contacts:

Susie Lim

Sharon Kim

SOURCE Korean American Film Festival New York (KAFFNY)

Jiman Choi: ‘Traces of Silence’ Korean Ceramics Exhibit

Dodd visiting artist in ceramics, Jiman Choi, will exhibit a new body of work developed while in Athens. To explore the relations between body and emotion, Choi repeats a similar action hundreds of times by making the modest shape of a traditional Korean bowl in porcelain. This repetition acts as mediation in understanding the fundamentals of the world, and as a study of the patterns of the artist’s life.

Date: Oct. 17 – Nov. 6

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Galley 307, Lamar Dodd School of Art

Find out more information at the University of Georgia website.


Hyphen Magazine’s Issue #28 Release Party: R/Evolution

Hyphen Magazine‘s latest issue pushes the boundaries of conversations surrounding identity, solidarity, history and community.

You can buy your tickets and the R/Evolution issue HERE.

Can’t make it? You can donate to support Hyphen’s future projects and publications HERE.

Lyft users can also contribute, too. First-time Lyft users can use the promo code HYPHEN28 for $25 credit on their first ride. Lyft will give back $10 to Hyphen.

November 1, 2014, 7pm-12am

111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna, San Francisco, CA

$17 General Admission

Also available for purchase with your ticket:
an $8 R/Evolution issue, which will be mailed to you after the event

Ryan Takemiya

Bronze Crown Sponsor:
Aura Apparel

Sammay Dizon and Joanna Padua
Stevie Nader

Dru Benzon
Jonathan Reyes

Dress code:
Smart and casual.

Check out the event’s Facebook page for all the information you’ll need.

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