Prime Latino Media Salon, Mar. 13 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 Thurs., Mar. 13 from 6-8:30pm.

This month's program features networking and a conversation with four Latino actors turned producer-directors: Adel Morales, Mónica Palmieri, Luis Caballero, Adrian Manzano.

Thursday, March 13th, 6-8:30PM
Metro-New York's only monthly series for Latino multimedia-makers & actors

One new directive to actors has been, "If you can't find work, create projects that showcase your talent." Then there are the ones whose talents have evolved to calling the shots behind the camera. Experience storytelling magic by people who know what it is to be in front of the camera with behind-the-scenes crafting. We screen work by four diverse Latinos who share their pearls of wisdom, journey and how they have overcome challenges to successfully produce. Join us as the movement continues!

Date & Program Schedule: Thursday, March 13th, 6-8:30PM
6PM: Arrival & Networking
6:30-7:30: Live recording for TV broadcast on Manhattan Neighborhood Network
7:30-8:30: Networking

Venue & location: El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center, 175 E. 104th Street (between Lexington & Third Avenues)

• Moderator: TIO LOUIE/Louis E. Perego Moreno, President, Skyline Features
• Adel Morales: Writer/Director/Producer/Editor Web Series, Pushing Dreams
• Mónica Palmieri: Producer/Lead Actress short film, Derailing
• Luis Caballero: Director/Writer of Spanish-language feature, El Color de la Guayaba (The Color of Guava)
• Adrian Manzano: Director/Writer/Actor feature film: Sex, Love & Salsa
Adel L. Morales
A former high school English teacher of 17 years, in 2004 co-founded HollyHood Productions. He is known for making a series of urban short films delving into moral dilemmas: The Reckoning, Repentance and Trouble Child. Adel, already a SAG member, became the President of NALIP-NY in 2008 and in 2011 appeared in the critically-acclaimed feature film Gun Hill Road, which premiered at Sundance. He wrote, directed, & produced HollyHood's fourth short film, Promises Promises, in 2011. Adel is working on his 2nd Master's at NYU's Film School: Have Knot (his 1st NYU short film) & Missing Grandma (his 2nd NYU short film). He is in post-production for The Watermelon Lesson, Some Last Day and Since I Laid Eyes (his 3rd NYU short film). Adel recently launched his web series, Pushing Dreams; and is developing a horror feature, The Congregant.

Mónica Palmieri
Born in Guatemala and fluently bilingual, she is a Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute NY Alumnus, and affiliated with the Marcelle Bonge Ballet Company, where she danced for 16 years. However, she's taking New York over by storm in the production world. In 2013 Mónica line-produced the feature film Split with award-winning director Deborah Kampmeier. She directed and co-produced her second short film Complete Sentences, and produced and acted in the short film Derailing. Her directorial debut Black Hole (2012) is an Official Selection of the Corto Circuito Short Film Festival New York and Icaro International Film Festival. In 2013, Mónica became part of the Labyrinth Theatre Workshop Ensemble where she directed her first on-stage show, I Just Want To Look Good Naked.

Luis Caballero
He is an acclaimed writer, actor, as well as theater and film director who has directed extensively in his native Puerto Rico, New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Among his directing credits are María, No Exit, The House of Bernarda Alba, Don Quixote, Bedtime Stories (the musical), Resurrection (commissioned by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico), Puerto Rico…¡fuá! (HOLA Best Director Award), Lorca, and La Lupe: My life and My Destiny (Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, NYC). His credits as a film director include La Gringa: A Tale of a Town and El Color de la Guayaba, which won the Rincon Film Festival and was selected for the Chicago International Film Festival, among others. Luis is currently working on his next film El Monaguillo. His latest show is the Off-Broadway production DC-7, The Roberto Clemente Story.

Adrian Manzano
As an actor, nominated at the American College Theatre Festival. He has worked with various Theatres in NY, including Intar, ID Studio, Teatro la Tea. His first feature as writer/director/actor, Sex, Love & Salsa is about a womanizing salsa dancer. The film has gone on to win numerous awards at various festivals including the Audience Award at the Harlem film Festival and Best Film & Best Actor at Reel Independent Film Extravaganza. The feature was also part of the official selection of the Chicago Latino Film Festival. The film was admitted to the Guadalajara Film Market 2014. Adrian is currently in pre-production for a black comedy about a recent college graduate and her family, as well as a romance/drama set in the Dominican Republic about sexual tourism and male prostitution.

Next PRIME LATINO MEDIA Salon: "Comedy," Tuesday, March 25th