Do I Have to be a Producer to Become a Member?

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Of course not! NALIP's membership is composed of a wide variety of creatives & industry professionals such as...

  • Producers
  • Writers
  • Directors
  • Editors
  • VFX Artists
  • Production Designers
  • Executives
  • Agents
  • Managers

...and more! 

Our programs aim to serve the entirety of the Latinx community in media and entertainment, and many of our members are multi-hyphenates who can benefit greatly from the range of programs and resources we provide. 

Who are NALIP’s Members?

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NALIP has members in 27 states, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Spain, and Germany. NALIP members work as filmmakers, writers, producers, directors, performers, executives, agents, and all key crew position members including publicity, casting, composing, and production. Members include students, educators, and advocates. Some are emerging and young professionals; many are mid-career or senior professionals.

NALIP supports English-language Latinx media as well as Spanish-language work. Our membership is evenly divided between men and women, most being college educated, and many falling between the ages of 20-35. Many of our members work in documentaries and public television, broadcast and network television, independent and Hollywood features, digital media, mobile media, and community-based media projects.

What are the benefits of being a NALIP Member?

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At its core, our membership program aims to provide Latinx and diverse creatives as well as industry professionals the tools and resources they need to succeed. As a NALIP member, you get perks like...

  • Discounted rates to NALIP events
  • Waived application fees for select NALIP programs
  • Priority notification for NALIP screenings & programs
  • Early access to NALIP event passes
  • Opportunities to share news about your career/projects in our weekly newsletter & social media channels

...and more!

You can check out the full list of member benefits & membership tiers at nalip.org/become_a_member!

What Programs Does NALIP Offer?

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NALIP offers an array of programs to its community and members. In addition to our tentpole event, the annual NALIP Media Summit, we offer year-round engagement for our constituency. 

During the NALIP Media Summit, we host the Latino Media Market, where selected participants can pitch their project directly to established industry executives.

Following the NALIP Media Summit, we host the annual Latino Media Fest, where we showcase the best in U.S. based Latinx content. In the winter, we host the Diverse Women in Media Forum, a one-day event where women in the industry come together to learn from one another and build community. 

Throughout the year, NALIP offers the Latino Lens Workshop Series, where participants gain firsthand guidance and knowledge from established industry professionals. In addition to this, each event NALIP hosts has a component dedicated to providing guidance to emerging content creators by way of our Emerging Content Creators Workshops. 

NALIP also prioritizes supporting Latinx projects through our Latino Lens Incubators, which are designed to provide Latinx individuals opportunities to create sustainable careers for themselves in the industry. Our Latino Lens Incubators range in purpose, from securing funding for projects in development to providing curriculum for individuals' professional development.  

How do I make suggestions for NALIP programs?

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NALIP prides itself on open communication with members and transparency in our processes. Questions or suggestions regarding NALIP programs may be sent in to review at membership@nalip.org.