SO Jannelle is a talk/magazine show for Filipino Americans and Global Filipinos, hosted by Jannelle So, one of the 100 Most Influential Filipinas in the U.S. (Filipina Women’s Network). The show features issues, current events, and highlights a variety of aspects of the Filipino lifestyle in North America — from fashion to politics, to sports and community affairs.
In this segment of So Hot we feature Filipino American film producer Cecilia Mejia. In our recent interview with filmmaker PJ Raval – https://youtu.be/DME5TQkvq8U – he noted that the common denominator of recent successful Filipino American films – “Call Her Ganda”, “Lingua Franca”, “Yellow Rose”, and “Come & Take It” – is #socialimpact producer Cecilia.
In today’s premiere of So Jannelle’s new segment called “So Engaged”, we are joined by Christine Chen, Executive Director and Founder of Asian and Pacific Islander Vote #apiavote as we discuss how to prepare for the upcoming US presidential election.
In this segment of So Hot we asked #PJRaval, a Filipino American film maker, to tell us more about his latest projects, starting with the documentary “Come & Take It”which is a short documentary that follows Jessica Jin’s transformation from a college student into one of America’s boldest anti-gun violence activist.
SO Jannelle’s Guests
SO Jannelle features a diverse set of guests from a wide range of backgrounds — entertainers and celebrities, entrepreneurs, and FIlipino-Americans with extraordinary stories. Previous guests include:
- Mark Dacascos
- Darren Criss
- Reggie Lee
- Arnel Calvario
- AJ Rafael
- Angelica Hale
- Marian Bacoluba
- Anthony Rosaldo
- Alaiza Malinao
- Deedee Magno-Hall
- Clifton Hall
- Jamaal Wilkes
- Janet and Ruben Nepales
- Jonas Gaffud
- Abby Luz
- Beverly Vergel
- Olivia Quido
- Noel Lopez
- Alexis “Bong” Monsanto
- Angela Perez-Baraquio
- Joel and Ave Jacinto
- Jennifer Paz and Anthony Fedorov
- Jordan Clarkson
The Content Segments
Segment that highlights the inspirational immigrant stories that live within the Filipino-American community — why they moved here, the struggles they faced, and how they overcame the struggles to thrive in the U.S.
Coverage on trends in fashion, social media, technology and community talking points — as well as interviews with up-and-coming personalities — reflecting anything that’s currently popular and in-demand
On location segment that features all things local Filipino, from restaurants and musical events to travel and tourism
SO On the Go
Engaging coverage of high profile events ranging from press conferences to hollywood parties and everything in between
Interview segment with recognizable guests in the field of fashion, sports, politics, culinary entertainment; whether Filipinos, Filipino-Americans, or U.S. mainstream celebrities with affinity to the Filipino community.
Uplifting and diverse stories of struggling through obstacles and triumphing over adversity of individuals from the Filipino-American community
Informative public service segments that address common issues that affect the Filipino-American community related to public policy in the United States and the Philippines.
Insightful interviews with power couples within the Filipino-American community to discuss juggling diverse sets of careers, relationships, and family lives
Features and interviews with celebrities, movers and shakers in the entertainment capital of the world — Filipinos, Filipino-Americans, and even U.S. mainstream artists with connection to the Filipino community
Energizing content on current and upcoming entertainment featuring Filipino-American culture and talent — from musicals and plays to conferences and festivals and everything in between
A 60-second, fun insert segment, featuring hints and tips on anything quick and easy, from understanding the law to learning the Filipino language to cooking