Audio Archives (2008-2010)

Producers Series

New Rules of Indie Marketing: What You Need to Know, Do, and Have When Your Shoot is Over

Moderator: Kirk Whisler, NALIP Board of Directors
Speakers: Bel Hernandez, Latin Heat; Gabriel Reyes, Reyes Entertainment; Ivette Rodriguez, American Entertainment Marketing
Marketing is often the forgotten aspect of filmmaking - and it's one of the most important, since it is through marketing that people learn about a film they want to see. (93 min.)

New Rules of Indie Marketing: What You Need ...

Year - 2010

Indie Resources in the Non-Profit World

Speakers: Michael Lopez, Film Independent; Trish Lopez, New Mexico Film Office; Octavio Marin, NALIP; Rhadi Taylor, Sundance Documentary Film Program; Debra Zimmerman, Women Make Movies
More than a few places offer great opportunities to the motivated indie producer, and our panelists from key non-profits walk you through some of what's out there waiting for you! (78 min.)

Indie Resources in the Non-Profit World

Year - 2010

Its HBO - A Conversation with HBO Development Executives

Presented by: HBO
Speakers: Jocelyn Diaz, HBO Entertainment, Drama Series; Nancy Geller, HBO Entertainment; Jenni Sherwood, HBO Films
The session offers an interactive dialogue that addresses how filmmakers best present projects to HBO, as well as how the HBO model and process differ from other distribution outlets developing and acquiring projects. (88 min.)

Its HBO - A Conversation with HBO Development Executives

Year - 2010

The New Public Media Producer

Moderator: Bernardo Ruiz, NALIP Board of Directors
Speakers: Simon Kilmurry, P.O.V; Stephen Segaller, Need to Know; Joseph Tovarres, CPB; Lois Vossen, Independent Lens
Public Broadcasting has been one of the premiere venues for independent documentaries and public affairs programming. This panel focuses on key areas of the public media universe and then open up the discussion to independents in the room. (71 min.)

The New Public Media Producer

Year - 2010

Original TV Pilot Development: Comedy and 1-Hour Strategies and Successes

Moderator: Yvette Urbina, Ventanarosa Productions
Speakers: Lucia Cottone, Lifetime; Edy Mendoza, CBS Entertainment; Peter Murrieta, Wizards of Waverly Place
Pilots are where everything begin, and a great way to showcase a new idea that could turn into the next hit series. (89 min.)

Original TV Pilot Development: Comedy and 1-Hour Strategies and Successes

Year - 2010

The Revival of the Family Sitcom: A 2010 Success Story

Speakers: Ilene Hersler, The Middle; Peter Murrieta, Wizards of Waverly Place; Maria Melograne, Make It or Break It
Three writers/producers with current shows on the air discuss the directions that the family sitcom took after its heyday, and why it is still thriving today in different incarnations and platforms. (77 min.)

The Revival of the Family Sitcom: A 2010 Success Story

Year - 2010

There Will be Sangre: The Business of Latin Horror

Moderator: Edwin Pagan, Latin Horror
Speakers: Jason Cuadrado, TALES FROM THE DEAD; Gary Deocampo, Latin Horror; Rodrigo Gudino, Rue Morgue; Lotti Pharriss Knowles, Weirdsmobile Productions; Pablo Proenza, DARK MIRROR; Joe Sena, FearWerx; Monica Winter Vigil, NOT EVEN DEATH
This session takes a look at the business of horror and the almost limitless opportunities available to Horrorphiles in media production. (96 min.)

There Will be Sangre: The Business of Latin Horror

Year - 2010

The Secrets to Making 30-Second Feature Films: Commercial Production for Fun, Experience and (Mostly) Profit

Moderator: Bernadette Rivero, Cortez Bros.
Speakers: Sergio Guerrero, Indie-Eye Productions; Elias Weinstock, Casanova Pendrill
Learn from company principals who have developed long-standing direct relationships with talent, talent agencies, production companies and ad agencies, as they candidly share their best practices and recommendations for success. (64 min.)

The Secrets to Making 30-Second Feature Films: Commercial Production for Fun, Experience and (Mostly) Profit

Year - 2010

Art of the Fiction Short
Moderator: Greg Rhem, HBO
This session explored the key elements of a compelling and entertaining narrative short - one that showcases unique style, talent, and point of view. (186 min.)

Art of the Fiction Short

Year - 2010

Pitch Me!
Speakers: Pearlena Igbokwe, Showtime; Angel Lopez, Participant Media; Felipe Marino, Occupant Films
Learn the art of the pitch in this intensive session where a dozen filmmakers pitch their projects to a panel of industry experts who will give their unvarnished feedback on each approach, saying what worked, what didn't, and why.(74 min.)

Pitch Me!

Year - 2010

Documentary Series

The Cutting Edge of Distribution
Speaker: Peter Broderick, Paradigm Consulting
Peter Broderick lead an interactive workshop on new distribution strategies available to producers of documentaries and independent features. (85 min.)

The Cutting Edge of Distribution

Year - 2010

Performer/Director Series

The Money Grail: The Economics of Indie Film

Moderator: Ivan Cevallos, ethosGROUP Inc.
Speakers: Joe Chianese, Entertainment Partners; Marcos C. Gonzalez, fund management; Kevin Iwashina, The General Media Company; Adrian Ward, National Bank of California
The artistry of filmmaking is forever intertwined with the economics of the industry. Where do you fit, as an indie filmmaker? (79 min.)

The Money Grail: The Economics of Indie Film

Year - 2010

Producers Series

Conversation with WV Enterprises: Danny Villa and Wilmer Valderrama

Moderator: Edith Mendoza, CBS Entertainment
Speakers: Wilmer Valderrama and Danny Villa, WV Enterprises
In today's cost-cutting climate, when buyers are being as selective as possible, only a handful of companies have received the reception directed at WV Enterprises, a partnership between Wilmer Valderrama and Danny Villa. (79 min.)

Conversation with WV Enterprises: Danny Villa and Wilmer Valderrama

Year - 2009

Fire Eaters and Pink-haired Strippers: Producing Stories for the Broadband Generation

Moderator: Alex Rivera, SLEEP DEALER
Speakers: Douglas Cheney, Big Fantastic; Eric Escobar, Kontent Films; Manuel Garcia-Duran, mio.tv; Ruth Livier, "Ylse"
If a video online doesn't grab you immediately, you are swift to kill it. So how can new media makers design their stories and plan their work in order to capture and keep their audience? (80 min.)

Fire Eaters and Pink-haired Strippers: Producing Stories for the Broadband Generation

Year - 2009

Reality TV Boot Camp
 
Workshop Leaders: Luis Barreto, Realitytvbootcamp; Chris Ragazzo, Realitytvbootcamp (117 min.)

Reality TV Boot Camp

Year - 2009

The Changing Face of Public Media

Moderator: Cynthia Lopez, American Documentary/P.O.V.
Speakers: Bonnie Abaunza, Participant Media; Rose Arce, CNN News; Hana Siddiqi, NEW MUSLIM COOL
A lively conversation about the new approaches that indie producers and media companies are taking to create content that informs, entertains and encourages dialogue about today's most critical social issues. (81 min.)

The Changing Face of Public Media

Year - 2009

Hip, Hot Reality TV

Moderator: Luis Barreto, "Extreme Home Makeover"
Speakers: Cris Abrego, The Surreal Life; Enrique Guillen, Telemundo; Eyal Shemtov, SiTV
Do you have the next cool "reality-game" or "docu-drama" hibernating on your laptop? Sure you do! From conception to development, casting and pitching, our panel will give you the insight you seek, and give you the tools you need to convert your project from a daydream into a sale. (48 min.)

Hip, Hot Reality TV

Year - 2008

Opening Plenary: Creating a Pan-Latino Cinema with Global Appeal

Moderator: Elaine Romero, Secret Things
Speakers: Sergio Arau, A Day Without a Mexican; Yareli Arizmendi, Fast Food Nation; Rodrigo Garcia, Director, Nine Lives; Mireya Navarro, NY Times; Phillip Rodríguez, Brown is the New Green; Frida Torresblanco, Pan's Labyrinth
Is there a pan-latino aesthetic, where does it come from, and is it beneficial to identify with it? (90 min.)

Opening Plenary: Creating a Pan-Latino Cinema with Global Appeal

Year - 2008