The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) is a national membership organization that addresses the professional needs of Latin@ content creators. We stand as the premiere Latino media organization, addressing for fifteen years the most underrepresented and the largest ethnic minority in the country. NALIP was rounded in 1999 by a group of Latino producers, content creators, academics and media advocates. During the first NALIP conference in San Francisco in June 1999, NALIP was organized by the conference participants, and the mission and organizational guiding principles were adopted.
NALIP's mission is to promote, advance and advocate for Latino content creators across media. NALIP's values are:
Commitment to Latino/Latina content creators, regardless of the form or content of their work
Commitment to respect for diversity based on a code of ethics open to and respectful of differences,
Commitment to solidarity and accountability
Commitment to solidarity, alliance building and multiple visions of Latino/Latina experiences within the local, national, international and global context
NALIP has had success holding thirteen National Conferences, plus six other National Initiatives: a Latino Writer's Lab™, a Latino Producers Academy™ and a published/on-line Latino Media Resource Guide™, our"Doing your Doc: Diverse Visions, Regional Voices" documentary development workshops plus the Latino Media Market™ held during our National Conference and the Latino Artist Mentoring Program. We are now fundraising to support and expand these programs in 2013, plus solidify the infrastructure of our organization to better serve our membership and community.