On the rainy, but sunny afternoon of Saturday November 7th, 2020, the official judges were announced for next year’s 2021 Asian Film Festival (https://asianfilmfestival.us). Among the announced judges was Amber Martinez, actress and producer (www.imdb.me/ambermartinez). Amber Martinez’s first television appearance was in 1998 on TPS Television, in Michigan, where she remained TV hosting there until 2002. She then continued working as a TV host and model, and subsequently moved to Los Angeles, CA in 2008. Amber Martinez has worked on many films and television projects. Some of her well-known film projects are Dead Ant, Madness in the Method, Glass Jaw, Fight of Fury, Guitars and Guns, The Employer, Bond of Justice: Kizuna, Back to Lyla, and Senior Entourage. In the film Senior Entourage, Amber Martinez had the pleasure of working with an amazing all-star cast, including Ed Asner, Marion Ross, Mark Rydell, Charles Robinson, James Handy, David Lockhart, Brian Conners, and the late Helen Reddy. Some television projects, that Ms. Martinez has worked on include Ron Howard’s 68 Whiskey, NCIS, Why Women Kill, Animal Kingdom, S.W.A.T., Homeland, and Dirty John: Betty Broderick. Her latest project that she is working on is the film Christmas Slasher, where she stars in the role of “Victoria”. Amber Martinez is also joined by fellow actors Nicholas Brendon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Criminal Minds), Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), and Carlos Ramirez (Crank, Crank: High Voltage). In addition to acting in the film Christmas Slasher, she is also one of the Executive Producers of the film, along with Destiny Soria (Writer/Director).
Presenting this honor on Nov. 7th, 2020, was none other, than the festival director himself, Jason Quin. The event took place at the newly finished luxury hotel The Maybourne Beverly Hills, located at 225 N
Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. The event was officially photographed by Guillermo Proano. Also, in attendance at the official announcement were actress Rebecca Holden, TV host Shelley Sykes, philanthropist Leith Eaton, international recording artist Josh Moreland, and former Hollywood Foreign Press Association President, Aida Takla. When asked about receiving the honor of being a judge for the 2021 Asian Film Festival, Ms. Martinez replied, “It is truly an honor and I am so incredibly grateful for this opportunity. I will do my absolute best, at judging these films. I look forward to all the creativity and uniqueness of every one of them.”
Amber Martinez has a few official websites, www.amber-martinez.com and her fan website www.ambermartinezofficial.com. Her official social media connections are as follows: Twitter: @__AmberMartinez, Instagram: @amber_martinez_official, and Facebook Fan Page: www.facebook.com/theofficialambermartinez.