Prime Latino Media Salon, Nov. 14 in NYC

NALIP-NY and Tio Louie invite you to invite you to celebrate some of the best talent in the NY Latino production community at Prime Latino Media Salon, a monthly series for Latino multimedia-makers and actors in the metro-New York area. The next event is Wed., November 14 from 6:30-10pm. This month's program features a conversation with documentary filmmaker Carmen Oquendo-Villar, followed by a media slam where producers and directors may share samples of their works-in-progress.

Wednesday, November, 6:30-10pm
Surviving and thriving in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy.
A forum for Latinos and their supporters to connect and sustain one another in English and Spanish-language media, as well as featuring conversations with industry thought-leaders and screening projects.

Location: Casa Mezcal, 86 Orchard Street, basement lounge, Obra Negra, bet Delancey & Grand St.
Admission: NALIP & HOLA members $5 and non-members $7

Networking & Cash Bar: 6:30-7:30PM (and all night long)

8:00PM: A FIRESIDE CHAT by Tio Louie with CARMEN OQUENDO-VILLAR, Co-Director of the documentary short film, LA AGUJA (The Needle), which will receive its World Premiere the following night, Thursday, 11/15th at 9:45PM as part of DOCS NYC at the IFC.

8:30-10PM: Latino Media Mafia Slam: Producers & Directors share samples of their "works-in-progress." Contact Tio Louie for submissions:

Carmen Oquendo-Villar
A Puerto Rican filmmaker, art curator and media scholar, she also has a Harvard Ph.D. She studied film at New York University's Graduate Film Program, Tisch School for the Arts, and is currently an assistant professor of cinema studies, media theory and filmmaking at the State University of New York, SUNY. She's been the recipient of the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Fulbright and Jacob Javits grants, among others. Her film, LA AGUJA (The Needle [Co-Directed with José Correa Vigier and Produced by Felipe Tewes]), received NALIP's support via the Latino Producers Academy (LPA), the Latino Media Market, and the Latino Artists Mentoring Program (LAMP).