Prime Latino Media Salon, May 9 in NYC

NALIP-NY 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.

We've moved from Tuesdays to the 2nd Wednesday of every month

Next one, Wednesday, May 9th, 6:30-10PM
Networking & Cash Bar: 6:30-7:30PM


7:30PM: Tio Louie CONVERSATION with JOSEPH LA MORTE and Q&A. Known as Joe to many of us in the industry, few people have as much passion for Latino media as this gentleman. His muse is his wife, Gloria La Morte with whom he has collaborated on all his English and Spanish-language film projects whether she was in front of the camera, Director or screenwriter. From the film that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, ENTRE NOS to the award-winning HBO/NYILFF short script competition film, CRUSH, come and hear the behind-the-scenes machinations of a bona fide Producer and how their projects have gotten realized.

8:30PM: Manolo Celi screens his eight-minute film pilot, NUEVA YORK about Latinos in the Big Apple. The project received a grant from Discovery en Espanol and screened at the Tribeca Film Festival

9:00PM: Calling all entry, mid and senior-level screenwriters in English & Spanish. Meet Adrian Manzano (English) & Angel Luis Lara (Spanish) who want to set up respective Writer's groups and programs in New York.

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 [membership:]

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 Wednesday of the month with the subsequent one on Wednesday, June 13th.

Joseph La Morte
He's a Producer who has been an independent filmmaker for 13 years. He produced the critically acclaimed feature narrative film in Spanish, ENTRE NOS. It has won over 10 international awards. La Morte's career began in 1999 when he founded Ex-Bo Productions. Under EBP he executive-produced DETAILS, which sold to HBO in 2000, and Alfredo De Villa's award winning film WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, which opened in theaters nation-wide in 2002. Other producing credits include LOVE AND LAUNDRY (Sundance 2005) and SANGRE (2005), among others. Joe is also a film editor. He has edited a number of feature documentaries including AUTUMN'S EYES, which received the Best Documentary Editing Award at the Woodstock Film Festival in 2006, CONNECT USA (2009), and Love and Laundry. In the summer of 2011, La Morte produced CRUSH, winner of the HBO/NYILFF short script competition. Joe is currently in development for the feature film SOLEDAD, the film adaptation of Soledad a novel by Angie Cruz.

Manolo Celi
Born in Caracas, he is known most as an award-winning advertising director who has worked on campaigns for State Farm, McDonald's, Walgreens, Downy, and Time Warner Cable. He has directed a number of award-winning short films that have played in festivals worldwide. Currently, he worked on his first feature, Tony Tango, slated for release in 2012.

Adrian Manzano
Heading the NY English-language Writer's Group, he is the writer/director of the Indie Feature Film, BQE.  He has written & directed a number of shorts and TV pilots, as well as documentaries.

Angel Luis Lara
He is the Co-founder of FUNAVE - Fundacion para las Narrativas Audiovisuales en Espanol - an organization that has created, in association with the Cervantes Institute of New York, the first Spanish-language school for screenwriters in the United States. Angel is a screenwriter and sociologist. He teaches television script writing in the International School of Film & Television of San Antonio de los Banos (EICTV) in Cuba and Methodologies for Social Research in the New School.