HFPA member Ruben V. Nepales has published his first book, “My Filipino Connection: The Philippines in Hollywood”.
As a columnist of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Nepalesbased his book upon a collection of 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 last April, Nepales will launch the book in Los Angeles and New York this May.
The book features interviews with talents of Filipino heritage who are based in the U.S. and Canada. Among those featured are Oscar nominees, actress Hailee Steinfeld (“True Grit”) and cinematographer Matthew Libatique (“Black Swan”), Vanessa Hudgens, Darren Criss, Alec Mapa, Pixar’s Ronnie del Carmen (who is co-directing a film for the first time) and Ricky Nierva, Charice Pempengco, veteran comic book artist Tony DeZuñiga, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle and acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ramona Diaz.
Earlier this year, the HFPA donated $25,000 to Unicef to support relief following several devastating storms in the Philippines.
|13th May 2012,|