Prime Latino Media Salon, Apr. 10 in NYC

NALIP New York and Tio Louie invite you to the Prime Latino Media Salon, a monthly series for Latino multimedia-makers and actors in the metro-New York area. A forum for Latinos and their supporters to connect and sustain one another in English and Spanish-language media, as well as feature a conversation with a speaker, screening or panel discussion. Tuesday, April 10th is the Annual Pre-Conference Launch Party, with special guest Fernanda Rossi.
6:00-7:30pm - Networking and Cash Bar

7:30pm - Tio Louie CONVERSATION with special guest Fernanda Rossi and Q&A. She has been a mentor at NALIP's Latino Producers Academy (LPA) and is conducting in LA at this year's NALIP national conference, a three-hour workshop entitled, Packaging Your Documentary For Success. The new edition of her recently published book - the bible of documentary-makers, TRAILER MECHANICS (330 pages), covers going from an idea to finished sample, demystifying the creative process with 16 exercises and worksheets and creating a strategy to meet more than 25 industry professionals and funders.

8:00pm - Book signing. Discounted price for attendees.

Location: Casa Mezcal, 86 Orchard Street, basement lounge, Obra Negra, bet Delancey & Grand St. Top notch restaurant located upstairs serves "best Mexican food in Manhattan."

Admission: NALIP members $5 and non-members $7

About Prime Latino Media Salon: In New York, we have declared 2012 the "Year of the Latina" and will showcase Latinas all year long behind or in front of the camera and Latinos who present Latinas in positive and affirming roles. Taking place every second Tuesday of the month with the next one on Tuesday, May 8th.

About Fernanda Rossi: Internationally renowned author, speaker and story consultant Fernanda Rossi has doctored more than 300 documentaries, fiction scripts and fundraising samples, including two nominated for an Academy Award(R) and many that were granted funding from ITVS in the U.S. and NFB in Canada. She has given workshops and lectures in more than 12 countries for more than 40 film organizations and at all major world markets and conferences, including Hot Docs in Canada, Sunny Side of the Doc in France, Sheffield Doc/Fest in the UK. Additionally, she's a sought-after trainer for special programs and a grant evaluator for foundations. Her columns and articles have been published in trade publications, such as The Independent in the United States and DOX in Europe. Contact: and