Latinos In The Industry

Are you coming to NALIP's THE NEW NOW conference?

You'll be one of the first at our sneak preview of America, a new film by NALIP LPA/LWL Fellows Sonia Fritz and Frances Lausell

THE NEW NOW will include the special sneak preview of America on Friday, April 15 as part of our Opening Night events, presented by SAG Dare to be Diverse. Written and directed by Sonia Fritz, and produced by Frances Lausell, the film stars Lymari Nadal, Yance Arias, Edward James Olmos and Yareli Arizmendi. Creators and Cast will join us for a Q&A.

Fresh from its world premieres at Cinequest and Guadalajara International Film Festival, America is the story of a 30-year-old mother living in a remote Puerto Rican village whose violent lover takes their daughter from her. Fury and fear push her to run away, and she begins a new life as a nanny in New York City. With support from relatives and other Latinas, America finds comfort and hope. When she dares to dream of a life without violence, however, reality hunts her down. Will she survive to tell her story?

Everyone registered for THE NEW NOW conference has a ticket to this special event. For more information on this and other events visit: Register now!

Deadline Approaching: docXchange

A two-part program for Europeans and North Americans aimed at fostering professional development and potential financing opportunities for interactive documentary projects, docXchange will consist of a three-day workshop at Hot Docs in Toronto, Canada, and a one-day financing forum at Nordisk Panorama in Aarhus, Denmark.

Project Registration Opens: February 18
Deadline for Submissions: March 4

For more information, please visit

Deadline Approaching: Latino Film Fund

The application deadline is approaching for the Latino Film Fund 2011 Development/Pre-Production/Production Seed Grant. Visit our website to download a copy of the application and for FAQs on the submission process.

2011 LFF Cycle - Development/Pre-Production/Production Seed Grant
Cycle Closed: Friday, March 4, 2011
Grant will be awarded August 1, 2011

The Latino Film Fund was created to promote the production of and appreciation for Latino-themed films. The Latino Film Fund's main goal is to support film projects that present truthful and unique portrayals of Latinos, both in the United States and overseas.

  There's No Business Like Show Business
(The New York Time) - Everyone benefits when states work to attract film and TV production. Op-Ed by Bill Richardson. FULL STORY

With Sacramento Rollout, SiTV Now Available Throughout Comcast's California Systems
(Multichannel News) - Si TV has launched on Comcast's Sacramento area cable systems, giving it complete coverage with the nation's top distributor in the Golden State. FULL STORY

Jobs & Opportunities

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

Director, Affiliate Marketing at mun2
The Marketing Director's primary responsibility is to develop, present and activate affiliate marketing initiatives for distribution partner, consumer, and some trade/industry. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Director, Publicity at mun2
The Director, Publicity mun2 will develop and lead the execution of communication strategies that increase the awareness and relevance of the mun2 brand for a mass audience, while promoting the overall cable network's business. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Manager, Social Networking at mun2
We're looking for an exceptional thinker and organized doer to help us improve our community experience as well as strengthen the bonds that unite our members across sites and platforms. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Director, Marketing West Coast at Telemundo
Hiring a Director, Marketing West Coast at Telemundo. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Chief Financial Officer, Universal Cable Productions (NBC Universal)
The CFO will play a key leadership role on the UCP executive team. They will lead the strategic and green light analysis and help determine how to best grow this business. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

From the Editor
Alex Mendoza
Alex Mendoza & Associates
AMARTE Design & Digital Printing
9513 Longden Avenue
Temple City, CA 91780

1323 Lincoln Blvd., #220
Santa Monica, CA 90401

THE NEW NOW Travel Scholarship Deadline Approaching!

Applications are due March 4 for the Travel Scholarship to THE NEW NOW national conference, held April 15-17 in Newport Beach, CA. Visit the conference webpage to apply today!

THE NEW NOW Honors Gov. Bill Richardson for his Lifetime Achievement for Advocacy

Following on NALIP's tradition of honoring media advocates, the NALIP Board of Directors this year voted to honor outgoing Gov. Bill Richardson for Lifetime Achievement in Advocacy. As New Mexico's governor, he worked aggressively to build a high-wage economy, and, in particular invested in the film industry, which resulted in more than 140 major film and television productions and an estimated economic impact of more than $3 billion dollars. His special commitment was to the Latino and Native media artists of the state and nation. He supported programs that developed above and below the line talent, and worked with NALIP to bring to the state our prestigious Latino Writers Lab and Latino Producers Academy. Together we trained artists, introduced a generation of Latino makers to the state and incentives, and mentored local writers, producers and directors of documentaries and feature films.

Past recipients of this annual NALIP honor include NALIP founding steering committee chair Lillian Jimenez in 2001, Ricardo Montalban in 2002, Richie Perez in 2004, NCLR's Raul Yzaguirre in 2005, Imagen Foundation's Helen Hernandez in 2006, Edward James Olmos in 2007, Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez in 2008, Ray Andrade in 2009 and NHMC's leader Alex Nogales in 2010.

Don't miss the opportunity to meet Gov. Richardson and celebrate his accomplishments at The New Now. Register online today! Visit

Natalia Almada
NALIPster's doc El Velador premiering at New Directors, New Films

NALIP member Natalia Almada's (LPA 2003, Estela winner) new documentary El Velador (The Night Watchman) will premiere in New York at New Directors/New Films on March 27, 7pm, MoMA and March 29, 8:30pm, Film Society of Lincoln Center (Walter Reade Theater). Visit the film's webpage to watch excerpts.

Synopsis: Through the vigilant eyes of the night watchman we enter into the world of the most notorious narco-cemetery in Mexico, where a surreal city of mausoleums is being erected in memory of the most powerful drug lords. A haunting and intimate portrait of the persistence of ordinary life in the face of violence.

Natalia will be leading a discussion on "Identity & Aesthetics: Creative Choices Based on Cultural Background"


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