NALIP Media Summit Panels Made Quite The Impact Last Weekend

Posted by on July 01, 2018

Thank you to all who sponsored, supported, attended, participated, and helped make this year's Media Summit a grand success!


Signature Conversation With Charles D. King

As a leader and advocate for diverse representation, Charles D. King and NALIP Executive Director Ben Lopez took the audience on his journey in becoming the Founder and CEO of MACRO as well as gave exclusive insights into his process and producing multiple successful works.

We Run This Show Keynote Presented by The Television Academy and Diverse Women in Media Initiative

Showrunners Danielle Sanchez-Witzel, Gloria Calderon-Kellett, and Tanya Saracho gathered at Saturday's We Run This Show Keynote Luncheon to exchange their knowledge and insight on leading various teams of creatives in television. Serving as the .007% of Latinx Showrunners, these powerhouses are taking charge as they overtake obstacles in the industry.

Herb Scannell Fireside Chat Presented by Mitu

Herb Sannell, the CEO of Mitu, popular Latino Digital Media Network, inspired young Latinx audience members in becoming the future voices  of inclusion in media. Herb shared his goals in extending the Mitu brand through events, SVOD, TV, merchandising and eventually full-length feature films.

Rebels Without A Crew Presented by El Rey Network

During the Rebels Without A Crew Panel, the producers and filmmakers of the series got the chance to share their struggles on creating feature films with only two weeks time and a limited budget of $7,000.

Writing Up The Ranks Presented by Writers Guild America West

Writers at the Writing Up The Ranks Panels talked about their experiences on how they were able to work their way up in Hollywood. With their extensive knowledge of the industry, these speakers divulged invaluable wisdom, transcending the writers of tomorrow to new heights.

Producer's Masterclass with Film Producer Frida Torresblanco

Frida Torresblanco was named one of the 50 most powerful Latinos in Hollywood in 2007, and 10 years later she is still making waves in Hollywood. The award-winning film Producer disclosed her experience in Hollywood such as working with top directors Guillermo Del Toro and Sebastian Lelio, inspiring younger minds to pursue a career in filmmaking.

Behind The Programming

Speakers helped the crowd discover which slate of content is the best fit to premiere at a festival, on a network, or a digital platform and how to ultimately create a standout piece.

Breaking Identities

From breaking the mold to embracing their talents, these content creators were not afraid of sharing their challenges and obstacles as they worked towards finding the right platform and support for their works to flourish.

1, 2, 3 It's Funded!

These experts pushed their crash course forward as they taught the audience about opportunities and strategies that exist for documentary filmmakers that many remain unaware of.

Creating Visions through Animation

With innovations in animation coming up every year and new films receiving audience wide acclaim, these executives, directors and producers recalled how they discovered their paths into animation as they explored their inspirations and the triumphs throughout their careers

NALIP Official Selection

Saturday hosted Program B of the NALIP Official Selection. Through dozens of submissions, these works were chosen to have their screening at the NALIP Media Summit.

Creating The Mediums Of Tomorrow - XR & VR

Masterminds of the growing age of virtual reality content gave their wisdom in staying current and how to stay "in the know" of future opportunities in the newest mediums of content creation.

The Storytellers of Sports Media

These powerhouses shared insights and strategies into how they get those exclusive one on one big interviews, and the role identity has played in their work. From the topic of establishing their position in sports journalism to spreading their success, all eyes were on these team players. 

Betting On Digital

Now more than ever, digital content creators continue to grow in popularity and demand. With a foot already in the door in the risky platform, panelists shared why they took on the gamble. 

The Stand Up's Sit Down

From staring in comedy specials to being a part of one of the longest running comedy shows in TV history, these comedic geniuses gave laughs and advice through their witty conversation.

Latino Lens Coffee Stop

While the 2018 NALIP Media Summit may be over, big things are in the works already for NALIP. From our Latino Lens Incubator program to the Latino Media Fest to the Diverse Women in Media Forum, don't miss what newest even you can become a part of!

Learn more about each session and speaker and catch a glimpse of Saturday's programming below

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