Conference V Overview
Five years ago, in response to a crisis in the Latino media field, industry and community leaders joined together with grass-roots makers, scholars and media advocates to hold the first national Latino Producer’s Conference in San Francisco. Out of that was born the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP). For the past five years, NALIP has produced Conferences, regional workshops and national signature programs. In February, 2004, NALIP celebrates this commitment, reviews our progress and looks to the future by holding Conference V, Reel Change: Framing the Future. This 3-day event in Santa Barbara, California will bring together independent and industry producers, directors, writers, actors, students, educators and critics, along with representatives from studios, cable, network and public television, funders and distributors. NALIP expects over 450 Latino/a filmmakers to participate in this event with an intention to foster the growth of cross-sector partnerships.
Conference V is chaired by renowned documentary producer Hector Galan (Visiones) and NALIP founding Board member Prof. Chon Noriega (UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center). This year’s Conference will be held February 26 - 29, 2004 at the DoubleTree Resort in Santa Barbara (633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara). This year’s theme, Reel Change: Framing the Future, will offer members and participants an opportunity to build relationships, produce results, and make a difference on their projects and careers. Past Conferences have been held in San Francisco, Miami, La Jolla, and San Antonio.
In addition, NALIP will hold its Third Annual Gala Awards dinner, at which we take the opportunity to honor media advocate and former Young Lord, Richie Perez with an Award for his Pioneer Achievements in Advocacy, bi-lingual television producer Aida Barrera (Carrascolendas) for her Pioneer Achievements in Producing, and filmmaker Salma Hayek (Frida) for her Outstanding Achievement in Producing.
Our 2002 Conference was held in San Antonio, Texas, and included participants from 26 States, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Spain. Speakers included David Valdes (OPEN RANGE), John Sloss, Jesus Trevino (“NYPD Blue”), David Puente (ABC), Kary Antholis (HBO), Henry Cisneros, Barbara Martinez Jitner (“American Family”), Joseph Tovares (“American Experience”), Dennis Leoni (Resurrection Blvd.”) and Sergio Aguero (Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN). The Gala Awards Evening, which included live satellite broadcast from Los Angeles of acceptance speeches from activist Ricardo Montalban and pioneer documentary producer Eduardo Moreno, was inspiring and moving, and was capped by the celebratory dance ensemble, Urban-15.
In Santa Barbara, through plenary sessions, hands-on workshops, seminars, plus exhibits of the latest production tools, the 2004 Conference will examine what media makers must do next in order to advance their films, skills and their careers, whether they are just beginning or well along in their professional careers. We will open with a five-year retrospective video collage and we will once again have a reprise of our NALIP video slam where members can showcase their projects.
NALIP's mission is to promote the advancement, development and funding of Latino and Latina film and media arts in all genres.
NALIP’s Board of Directors included Chon Noriega, Cynthia Lopez, David Ortiz, Edwin Pagan, Evy Ledesma Galan, Frances Negron-Muntaner, George Cisneros, Moctesuma Esparza, Sonia Gonzalez, Rick Ramirez, Sandra Perez, and Vangie Griego. NALIP’s staff includes Executive Director Kathryn Galan, Membership Services Coordinator Abel Salas, Conference Coordinator Tery Lopez, Database Coordinator Adam Lopez and Projects Director Octavio Marin.
Time Warner, HBO® and The National Latino Media Councfsil present NALIP's 2004 Conference.
Early Bird: (Effective until January 15, 2004)
Pre-registration: (January 16 to February 25)
On site: NALIP members $250 / Affiliate member $350 / Non-members $600
One-Day Only: NALIP members $125 / Affiliate member $150 / Non-members $200
For registration information and materials please go to www.nalip.org, or contact Tery Lopez, Conference V Coordinator at email@example.com or 310-857-1607.
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