Los Angeles Launch of My Filipino Connection: The Philippines in Hollywood
“My Filipino Connection: The Philippines in Hollywood,” the first book of U.S.-based journalist and Philippine Daily Inquirer columnist Ruben V. Nepales, is a collection of inspiring interviews with talents of Filipino heritage who are making a name in the American entertainment industry, especially in Hollywood. Having successfully launched the book in Manila this month, Nepales will be hosted by friends and colleagues at a special book launch on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 3:00 pm at the CBS Studio Center, which is located in 4024 Radford Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604.
In all his encounters with international celebrities, Nepales constantly seeks out what he calls the “Filipino connection” – aka “FC” – for any terms of reference on anything Filipino. The book, published by Anvil, features interviews with talents of Filipino heritage who are based in the U.S. and Canada. Among those featured are Vanessa Hudgens, Charice Pempengco, Darren Criss, Oscar nominees Hailee Steinfeld and Matthew Libatique, Tony DeZuñiga, Alec Mapa, Bernardo Bernardo, Bessie Badilla, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle,Charmaine Clamor, Pixar’s Ronnie del Carmen and Ricky Nierva, and Ramona Diaz.