The Urban Action Showcase and Expo (UASE) 2017

Events, Michael Jai White, Past Events

The Urban Action Showcase and Expo (UASE) is the premier all-action experiential entertainment platform celebrating diversity and honoring the past, present and future multicultural achievements within the blockbuster Action genre including Adventure, Fantasy, Grindhouse, Action Horror, Martial Arts, Sci-Fi, and Supernatural content.

The UASE is the only Action entertainment platform offering both fan and professional experiences serving the under-represented and under-recognized urban multicultural demographic supported by the HBO/Cinemax brand. Our UAS IAFF features the exclusive Cinemax Action Short Film Competition where the winner receives distribution on the Cinemax platform including Linear, On Demand and Max Go.

2017 Anniversary Screenings:

Five Deadly Venoms (1978)
(40th Anniversary):
Exclusive Screening and Panel with Lu Feng Venom #1 the Centipede. Special Lu Feng Tribute and Honoree Awards presentation.
Spawn (1997)
(20th Anniversary):
Exclusive Screening and Panel with Cast. Special Tribute and Honoree Awards presentation.
Equilibrium (2002)
(15th Anniversary):
Exclusive Screening and Panel with Cast. Special Tribute and Honoree Awards presentation.

The UASE endeavors to Recognize, Promote, Facilitate and Encourage the participation of filmmakers, actors and industry professionals in the genre of Heroes. The UASE recognizes multicultural professionals by honoring excellence in various aspects of film making, acting and content creation. The UASE promotes professionals content creators through various media outlets, facilitate distribution opportunities and encourage new interests through the building of strong networking communities, panels, workshops and key sponsorship participation. The UASE inevitably inspires multicultural interest in the art of action film making, acting, production and content creation through the protocols of Information, Education, Facilitation and Exposure. The UASE fulfills its mandates through its Action Film Festival, Expo and Awards platforms.

The Diversity in Action Celebration puts a creative spin on the Action genre as we celebrate the Action films of various eras through film and live music. Special Honoree Awards Presentation to our honored celebrity guests for their achievements and contributions to the blockbuster genre!

2017 Honorees:

Actor Michael Jai White is 50. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
Michael Jai White
Lu Feng
(The Five Deadly Venoms)

Special Events

  • Cinemax V.I.P Welcome Reception and UAS IAFF Awards​Call 2 Action Martial Arts Action Talent Search
  • 40th Anniversary Celebration of 5 Deadly Venoms
  • Spawn 20th Anniversary Celebration
  • Equilibrium 15th Anniversary Celebration
  • Official Selections and Screeners
  • Urban Action Expo​
  • Equilibrium and Spawn Cosplay Contest hosted by Eric “The Smoke” Moran
  • D.I.A Celebration and Honorary Awards
  • UASE Official After Party

For More Information on UASE 2017 visit their official website.