Latinos In The Industry

EGEDA: New Solutions and Services for Producers

The association EGEDA, sponsor of the annual NALIP national conference, presents its services to independent Latino producers for international rights management, financing support, and online distribution.

EGEDA is a non-profit association that manages royalties that are due to producers, specifically those that you have not been able to collect, as an individual. Any producer of audio-visual content or recording may become a member of EGEDA. Joining and remaining a member of EGEDA is free!!!

For 20 years, EGEDA has provided unconditional support and defense of audiovisual producers� rights. NALIP welcomes them as a sponsor of our national conference, THE NEW NOW: Defining the Future Together this April, and wants to introduce to you, our producing community, this important and beneficial company. We thank them for EGEDA�s ongoing commitment to the development of our audiovisual industry, as we face and address new challenges.

EGEDA also offers to producers various services that are aimed at strengthening relations between professional who are connected, directly or indirectly, to the audiovisual community. They facilitate coordination of resources that help to bring projects to fruition and that directly benefit A/V producers. A good example of the services that EGEDA offers is Audiovisual SGR, a financing support institution that was founded by EGEDA, and whose mission is to provide financing guarantees for cinematographic works.

EGEDA has also created Filmotech, a digital platform for viewing films that offers high quality and security both for consumers and rights-holders, while combating piracy at the same time. This is a partnership with film producers that enables the circulation and purchase of Spanish-language audiovisual content, and gives internet users access to an extensive catalogue of over 1300 audio-visual works.

EGEDA keeps its members informed about news, events, and A/V sector regulations, and invites them to participate in training, promotion, and networking activities organized from its offices in Spain, the U.S., Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Uruguay, Peru, and Ecuador.

Recognizing Hollywood�s importance to the media industry worldwide, EGEDA opened offices in Los Angeles. There, they organize meetings, press conferences, and other activities to benefit the producers they represent.

For more information, please drop by our exhibit at the NALIP conference, sign up for �At the Table with�EGEDA,� or, if you prefer, contact us at to schedule a meeting with one of our representatives.

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: The New Indie Film Arthouse - Is It Moving Online?

By Steve Pond, The Wrap

Welcome to the most exciting new independent films and documentaries... coming soon to a computer near you.

As theater owners stew in Las Vegas over the major studios' plans to shorten their exclusive windows, a quiet revolution is taking place for smaller films, where theatrical distribution can be at best a brief stopover on the way to life in a big online arthouse.

Companies like Magnolia and IFC offer release strategies that often bypass theatrical in favor of video-on-demand for independent films -- and with those films showing up online on services like Comcast's Xfinity TV (which has its own "Indie Film Club"), it's become far easier to find even recent small movies on the computer than in theaters.

The Kirsten Dunst/Ryan Gosling drama "All Good Things," for example, was available online and on VOD a month before its theatrical release last December. The Oscar-nominated documentary "Exit Through the Gift Shop" hit VOD and iTunes three weeks before it was released on DVD.


From Script to Screen with Bob DeRosa, April 6

This Wednesday, Filmmaker Junction is hosting From Script to Screen, an in-depth Q&A session with Screenwriter Bob DeRosa (Killers with Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl, and The Air I Breathe with Kevin Bacon, Forrest Whittaker, Andy Garcia, Sara Michelle Gellar).

Date: Wednesday, 6th April, 2011.
Where: The Station @ The Working Village, 212 Marine Street, suite 100, Santa Monica, CA. 90405.
Time: 7.00pm - 9.00pm.
Price: $20 (seating is limited) Walk ins: $30.

The 'Script to Screen' presentations are not just normal Q&A sessions, nor the same info that you might receive from a Q&A podcast, instead these evenings are more like intense creative and practical autopsies designed to give you an intimate insight into just how the writers/filmmakers conceived the project, wrote the script, got it picked up, funded, produced and distributed successfully.

After the event, will will visit a bar next door for some extended networking, where you can meet up with writers and filmmakers like yourself, ourselves here at Filmmaker Junction and the visiting guest.

Come armed with questions and fire away! You can also bring your own DVD of their movies and ask the guest to sign it!

  NBCU Aims to Capture Multiculti Market
(Variety) - NBCUniversal is amping up its efforts to court Hispanic auds across its networks and theme park properties. FULL STORY

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(MediaPost) - Over the last four years, even with the problems of the recession, cable operators had the highest profitability among all media and entertainment businesses. FULL STORY

Jobs & Opportunities

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

Producer at Flip Films
Busy Santa Monica commercial production house is creating a new company and looking for a dedicated and experienced producer to head the new venture. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Post Producer at UHF Studios
Busy Santa Monica editorial Studios looking for a dedicated and experienced post producer to head the growing fast-paced company. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Director, Supplier Diversity & Sustainability at The Walt Disney Company
The Director of Supplier Diversity and Sustainability for The Walt Disney Company will report to the Senior Vice President, Strategic Sourcing & Procurement and is responsible for developing the vision and strategy for Supplier Diversity along with the integration of Environmental Policy and International Labor Standard compliance into the Strategic Sourcing process. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION
Assistant Producers for The Takeaway (NYC)
The Takeaway is hiring two assistant producers - both will work with the rollover team in the morning. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION
Casting: Attractive Women for Danny Trejo Feature
We are currently casting attractive Hispanic or African-American women for a role in the feature film "Badass" starring Danny Trejo. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

From the Editor
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Lupe Ontiveros and Ana Villafañe join producer/writer Dennis Leoni to discuss their web series "Los Americans" at THE NEW NOW!

Actresses Lupe Ontiveros and Ana Villafañe are confirmed to join Dennis Leoni on April 16 as part of the Mobile Media and Online Series panel at THE NEW NOW. You've been reading about it: series written, shot, and distributed all online. Is this a content creation opportunity for you? How do you navigate this platform with narrative? And attract such a great cast to come and play? Join us and find out!

Jose Luis Orbegozo
NALIPster wins New York Emmy

In the 54th New York Emmys in NYC, which took place on April 3rd, the segment entitled Joaquín Cortés, produced by NALIP member Jose Luis Orbegozo (LWL 2006), received the award for Best Segment in the Arts category. Based on an interview with the famous Spanish flamenco dancer, the segments describes Joaquín Cortés role as the ambassador of the Gypsy community. He has proudly exhibited the culture of that community through his dancing at performances all around the world.

The segment is part of Nueva York, a Latino Arts and Culture show produced in CUNY-TV by Jerry Carlson, which also received the award for the Best Cultural Television Magazine.

Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Jenni Rivera star in music-driven urban drama Filly Brown

Cima Productions, Olmos Productions and Silent Giant Entertainment are proud to announce the completion of principal photography on their Latino music drama, Filly Brown, starring Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jenni Rivera and newcomer Gina Rodriguez as the eponymous character.

A gritty urban drama, the film follows Majo Tonorio a.k.a. Filly Brown, a young LA street poet whose verbal skills earn her a shot at musical stardom under the tutelage of a hit making producer. But as her star rises, she risks losing what she values most - her family.

The project is a unique collaboration among a who's who of the Latino film and music community, together with an ensemble cast of supporting players drawn largely from the Latino rap scene, including Baby Bash, Chingo Bling, B Millz, MC Magic and Cuete Yeska.

In addition to providing the vehicle for Mexican Regional music sensation Jenni Rivera's feature film debut, Filly Brown reunites Latino film icons Edward James Olmos and Lou Diamond Phillips on screen together for the first time since their breakout 1988 film Stand and Deliver.

Youssef Delara and Michael D. Olmos are co-directing the project from a script by Youssef Delara. The film is being produced by Cima Productions partners Victor Teran and Amir Delara, along with Olmos Productions' Mico Olmos and Michael D. Olmos and Silent Giant's Edward "E Dub" Rios and Lisa "Khool Aid" Rios. Edward James Olmos, Kevin Smith and Homa Soroor are acting as Executive Producers.


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