Latinos In The Industry

Register Now for "Doing Your Doc" - Durham, Oct. 14-16

NALIP, the NEA, and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, in association with the Duke Center for Documentary Studies, UNC-TV, Southern Documentary Fund, Latino Public Broadcasting, NAPT, ITVS, NBPC, CAAM, LPB, PIC, the North Carolina Arts Council, POV and Women Make Movies present

Doing Your Doc:

Oct. 14-16 in Durham, North Carolina
A Weekend Seminar in Durham to Make your Documentary Happen

A unique chance to work with internationally renowned speaker Fernanda Rossi, story consultant to over 300 films including two Academy Award Nominees, and author of the book Trailer Mechanics. Also receive project mentoring on your documentary idea, proposal or trailer. This intensive 3-day workshop is right for you, whether you are just beginning, have already shot footage, or have a rough cut and are seeking finishing funds.

Doing Your Doc is designed especially for media makers in the diverse and local communities of North Carolina, preparing you to receive production funding and apply to national professional programs while developing your unique stories and views.

Doing Your Doc: 3-day Workshop Fee
Early Registration by Oct. 14 - $100; Student w/ Valid ID -- $50
Includes lunches, workshop materials, & private project mentoring
At the door Registration -- $125; Students -- $75
Register online here for DOING YOUR DOC - DURHAM

For more information including a full schedule visit the Doing Your Doc webpage, or call NALIP at 310.395.8880

Call for Entries: Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival

The First Annual International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival acknowledges the founding presence and contributions of Puerto Ricans, as Latin@s, in Spanish (East) Harlem. It seeks to educate our audience on the richness of the Puerto Rican community; what Puerto Rican culture and identity is about and how it is expressed in every facet of life and the arts. The event will be held on November 19, 2011 at The Poets Den in Spanish Harlem of NYC.

The festival is accepting submissions for short films 30 minutes or less. Key personnel MUST be Puerto Rican (Producer, Director, DP, Editor, Actor(s)) OR subject matter MUST be either Puerto Rico or its people (diaspora included).

For those interested or for more information please email for a festival application. Deadline is October 15, 2011 and submission fee is $10.

Call for Entries: Multi-Arts Production Fund

The Multi-Arts Production (MAP) Fund, administered by Creative Capital, supports original new work in all disciplines and traditions of the live performing arts. The goal of MAP is to assist artists who are exploring and challenging the dynamics of live performance within our changing society, thus reflecting our culture's innovation and growing diversity. Project-specific funding is provided to playwrights, choreographers, directors, composers, and performers experimenting in any performance tradition or discipline. MAP is especially interested in supporting work early in its development; the touring or documentation of completed projects is not eligible for funding. Applications for MAP grants must come from U.S. nonprofit organizations. (Artists or ensembles may apply through a fiscal sponsor.) Applying organizations and artists must demonstrate at least two years of professional experience.

The online letter of inquiry process opens September 1, 2011 with a due date of October 3, 2011. Invited proposals must be submitted by December 12, 2011. Visit the MAP website for eligibility information and application guidelines.

  Interview With Jaime Camil From Mexico's Blockbuster Hit 'Saving Private Perez'
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OC Film Fiesta Screens Free Films in Santa Ana
(OC Register) - The second annual OC Film Fiesta is now underway in downtown Santa Ana. This festival's focus is on Orange County's growing Latino community, as well as its history and culture. FULL STORY

For Lana Parrilla Life Is Good as a Villain
(Latin Heat Online) - Brooklyn-born Puerto Rican-American Lana Parrilla has landed in acting heaven on the new ABC TV series, Once Upon A Time, which is scheduled to premiere Sunday, Oct. 23. FULL STORY

Jobs & Opportunities

Visit the NALIP Job Opportunities page for all the latest listings.

Production Company for Feature Based on True Story
I am a legally blind artist, writer and designer looking for a production company and or agent to produce a feature length film about my life story called Touching the Sun. FULL STORY

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Rashaad Ernesto Green
Gay films like NALIPster's Gun Hill Road get new life on fest circuit

By Gregg Goldstein, Variety

Over the last decade, gay and lesbian film festivals have struggled with shrinking foundation funds and competition from cable, VOD and online film sites, which, despite today's record number of LGBT fests, makes their target audience harder to attract. Now they could be facing a bigger challenge: an increasing demand for rental fees from distributors and filmmakers.

As LGBT films find their bigscreen runs shortened and ancillary revenues dropping, more distribs and producers are asking for a share of festival ticket sales, a move that's turning the LGBT fest circuit into a main source of revenue for a growing number of films. Pics like [NALIP member Rashaad Ernesto Green's] 'Gun Hill Road,' which opened Outfest 2011, are reaping the benefits of the gay festival circuit.

"There's this pre-existing model where films go to festivals to get exposure, reviews and a distributor, then a theatrical run, then DVD and foreign sales where the money's recouped," says Brenda Webb, director and founder Chicago's 30-year-old Reeling festival, the second-longest running LGBT fest. "As there's been a kind of collapse in the theatrical market, and the time between production and DVD release has (shortened), festivals are becoming the place (some films) recoup costs -- essentially becoming their theatrical market."

There are now so many gay and lesbian festivals around the world, and a limited supply of quality films for them, pics are getting picked up by distributors earlier, and there's increasing pressure on festivals to pay rental fees. "It's become difficult to recoup costs from DVDs, so festivals are now seen as the places able to pay," she says.

Wieland Speck, topper of the Berlinale Panorama and founder of its Teddy Awards, feels this is a necessary evolution. "Many films will never see a theatrical run, so one has to think about how the festival circuit has to develop in order to feed something back to the producers," he says. "I think small festivals only have a chance when they understand this, and start to also invest in bringing an audience together, not just showing films for their own sake."



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