Urban Action Showcase and ExpoFor those in NYC, happening tomorrow, Saturday, November 7, 2015, cable TV network Cinemax is sponsoring the Urban Action Showcase and Expo (UASE), taking place all day, at AMC Empire 25 Times Square. 

The UASE is the premier all-action entertainment platform celebrating diversity and honoring the multicultural achievements within the blockbuster action genre, including adventure, fantasy, grindhouse, horror, sci-fi, and supernatural content. The UASE is the only all-action entertainment platform offering both fan and professional experiences through its International Action Film Festival, Expo and Awards platforms.

It sets itself apart from other festival platforms as the only one of its kind – its purpose being to ultimately see a marked increase in under-represented heroic principal characters in film and television, increase the development of content and expand distribution platforms reflecting multicultural images and interests as it pertains to the multifaceted action genre.

The full line-up follows below:

Celebrity talent attending the 2015 UASE celebration:

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Mortal Kombat, 47 Ronin)

Keith Cooke (Mortal Kombat, China O’Brien)

Taimak (The Last Dragon)

Michael Chin (The Last Dragon)

Henry Yuk (The Last Dragon)

Robert Samuels (Beast, Gambling Ghost)

Art Camacho (Action Filmmaker, Director)

Ric Meyers (Historian,Kung Fu Panda)

Vincent Lyn (Operation Condor)

Willie "Bam" Johnson (WMAC Masters)

Michael Woods (Tiger Cage, Cheetah on Fire)

R. Marcos Taylor (Straight Outta Compton)

D.A. Jackson (Storms of Carnage: The Black Panther)

James Lew (Inception, Last Samurai, Luke Cage, Dare Devil)

Masters of The Martial Arts (Grand Masters Michael DePasquale Jr., Oso Tayri Casel, Rico Guy, HanshiNikwan Murphy)

Urban ActionShowcase Festival Films:

Saturday, November 7th, 10a.m.- 10p.m. at AMC Empire 25 Times Square

Screening of Features, Shorts and Showcase Films!

Showcase Features:

*World premiere Trailer of "Beast" by Robert Samuels

*East Coastpremiere of Art Camacho’s "The Chemist"

*Critically-Acclaimed Action Thriller "Call Me King"

*US Premier of Marcus Aurelius "Kung Fu Brother"

*Martial ArtsCult Classic Mania featuring: "The Last Dragon", "Mortal Kombat", and "American Ninja"

Urban Action Expo:

Saturday, November 7th, 10a.m. – 6p.m. at AMC Empire25 Times Square

Featuring Entertainment Industry Vendors, Comic Book Creators, Celebrity Signings, Panels, Workshops, Master Classes and more!


Urban Fists of Legends Panel featuring the legends of Action cinema

Martial Arts Cult Classic Mania Panel featuring Taimak, Cary Tagawa, Keith Cooke

SAG-AFTRA Behind The Action; Stunt and Fight Choreographerpanel

From Strip to Screen; Bringing Comic Content to the Screen

UrbanAction Showcase International ActionFilm Festival& Honoree Awards:

Saturday, November 7th Red Carpet 7:00p.m. – 7:30 p.m., AwardsShow 7:30 p.m. – 9:30p.m.