Prime Latino Media Salon, Jan. 27 in NYC

NALIP-NY, Tio Louie, HOLA, and United Latino Professionals NY invite you to join us at the Prime Latino Media Salon, New York's only monthly series for Latino multimedia-makers and actors. The next event is Mon., Jan. 27 from 6-10pm.

This month's program features networking, a musical performance, and a fireside chat with actor, director, producer and screenwriter Laura Gómez and songwriter, audio producer and VO coach Jean-Marc Berne.

Join us in kicking off a "Prospero" 2014
Monday, January 27th, 6-10PM
New York's only monthly series for Latino multimedia-makers & actors

ALTERNATIVES: Programming Channels & Music
"If you can't find work, make it yourself." Meet two people who have done just that. Laura Gómez has produced her own short films showcasing her work as an actor and she's now wrapping a second season on Netflix's ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. Netflix is already more popular than any other subscriber service — HBO included — and has 33.4 million subscribers, redefining where series are being delivered and how they're viewed – a new avenue for Producers and actors. Jean-Marc was composing & performing music for himself; his brother, a recording artist; and is now scoring music and tapping into his extensive catalog for films.

Date & Program Schedule: Monday, January 27th, 6-10PM
6-8: Happy Hour & Networking
8PM: Fireside Chat Interview: Laura Gómez, Actor, Producer & Asst. Dir.
8:30: Musical acoustic performance: Jean-Marc Berne, Musician & Composer
9-10PM: Networking

•   Moderator: TIO LOUIE/Louis E. Perego Moreno, Pres., Skyline Features
•   Laura Gómez: Actor, Director, Producer & Screenwriter
•   Jean-Marc Berne: Songwriter, Audio Producer & Voice-Over Coach
Photo portraits: "Confessions"


Venue & location: Alquimia (Bistro Bar), 506 Ninth Avenue, bet. 38-39 Sts.
Food and drink available at cash bar.

Laura Gómez
She plays Blanca Flores, an extravagant Dominican inmate with very big hair and a boyfriend called Diablo, in the Netflix original hit series, Orange is the New Black, which recently finished wrapping season 2. She has starred in several short films, including To Kill a Roach -Winner of the NYU Fall 2012 Technisphere Award for Outstanding Achievement - which she wrote, directed, produced and edited. In 2011, Laura was a recipient of the IX Screenwriting Developing Grant from the Carolina Foundation in Spain, and since 2007, she's been an active member of Repertorio Español, where she has performed in critically acclaimed plays, like Doña Flor and her Two Husbands and The House of the Spirits, and most recently was the Assistant Director in the acclaimed Spanish play ¡Ay Carmela!. Laura just finished post-production on her 2nd short film Hallelujah, which she stars in, and also wrote, produced, and directed.

Jean-Marc Berne
A bilingual songwriter with an extensive catalog of over 100 original songs in both English and Spanish. His song "One Way Street," won 'The Punisher Video Game Contest", earning him and his brother Alex a spot in "The Punisher" video game soundtrack in 2004. In September 2006 the song "Canta Por Ella," co-written with his brother Alex, was published by Bad Boy Latino. He composed music and wrote the lyrics for "Atrévete a Más," (Dare to Go Beyond), R.Evolución Latina's international fundraising campaign. He's a bilingual English-Spanish Audio Producer and Voice-Over Coach, having produced Radio, TV, and Web Commercials, as well as several audiobooks and documentaries. His latest song, "Joga Con El Corazón" (2013), is a tribute to the upcoming Soccer World Cup in Brazil, which has opened the possibility of licensing his song for a soon-to-be-released documentary.

TIO LOUIE/Louis E. Perego Moreno (Moderator)
An Interactive Content Producer & Educator who for 32 years has owned SKYLINE FEATURES, a bilingual multimedia and educational production company developing documentaries, television programming and advertising commercials featuring Latinos, Blacks, Women, Urban Youth and LGBT. He has trained 1,500 Latino & Black Youth over 10 years to produce 70 documentary shorts. For documentary features he was the Producer/Director of Latina Confessions  (2010) & Co-producer of American Dreams Deferred (2013) on PBS.