Latinos In The Industry

Stay at the Gorgeous NALIP Conference Hotel in Newport Beach
The Island for only $150/person at THE NEW NOW!

THE NEW NOW: Defining the Future Together takes place at The Island Hotel, located on Fashion Island at 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660. Conveniently situated between Los Angeles and San Diego, and only a short drive from the John Wayne Orange County Airport, the Island Hotel is a stunning location with views of the Pacific Ocean and nearby Balboa, Lido and Catalina islands. You want to be there, onsite, to experience all of THE NEW NOW!

The Island Hotel offers a special NALIP conference rate of $150/night for single, double, and triple rooms. This is less than HALF the normal cost to stay at this glorious property! But you must book by Wednesday, March 23, and space is limited. Want to go in with a roommate? Post it on Facebook here. Sign up there to hear all the latest news and updates of speakers, events, and special guests!

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Hot Docs 2011 Registration Open

Registration for Hot Docs 2011 is now open online. Hot Docs, North America's largest documentary festival, conference and market, returns April 28 - May 8, 2011, celebrating 18 years as an essential meeting place for the international documentary industry.

Hot Docs offers industry professionals unparalleled activities, including:
- 11 days of screenings showcasing the finest in international documentary cinema
- A full roster of industry sessions, which include Industry Conference Sessions, Kickstart panels, Micro Meetings and NFB Coffee Talks
- Market initiatives, which include the Sales Office and its Rendezvous service, Official Delegations and International Co-Production Day
- Lively networking events and parties, including the opening night screening and gala
- Special events, including the Hot Docs Awards Presentation, Doc Summit and the Doc Mogul Award Luncheon

Visit the Hot Docs website for more information.

Register Now for the Imagen Entertainment Industry Career Conference

Don't miss out on the terrific workshops that will be held at the 16th Annual Entertainment Industry Career Conference on Saturday, April 2nd! From interviewing tips and tricks, to resume critiquing, to networking your way into your next job using social media, there will be something for everyone. Just added to the line-up: Fox Television Stations, CBS, KTLA-TV, and Warner Bros. as Sponsors!

For more details, including a preliminary conference schedule, or to register, visit

Call for Entries: Hollywood Film Festival

The 15th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, presented by Starz, announces their "2011 Call For Entries" for all of its categories and genres including features, documentaries, shorts, animation, drama, and comedy.

The Hollywood Film Festival will run at the state-of-the-art ArcLight Cinemas, in Hollywood. The Festival will be capped off by the annual prestigious Hollywood Awards Gala ceremony, which lauds both annual and career achievements of Hollywood's emerging and established talents.

For details and submission information, please visit the festival's website.

  Del Toro to Direct 'Pacific Rim'
It's official: Legendary Pictures' confirmed today that Guillermo del Toro will direct the monster movie "Pacific Rim." FULL STORY

Jobs & Opportunities

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

Director of CityWalk Marketing and Latino Strategy
The Director of CityWalk Marketing and Latino Strategy will drive Universal Studios Hollywood and CityWalk attendance by leading the marketing programs targeted to the Latino audience for the theme park and for CityWalk overall. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Crew for Short Film
Looking for crew members for a 2 day short film shooting first weekend of April. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Film Marketing Intern
Motivated and ambitious Intern wanted to work on multi-media marketing platform for full-length documentary now in post-production that chronicles the history of Cuban- Americans in the U.S. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

From the Editor
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THE NEW NOW Student Early Bird Deadline, Mar. 11!

Friday, March 11 is the Student early bird registration deadline for THE NEW NOW! Register today to get the best rate for students. Visit the conference website for details.

Eren Isabel McGinnis
NALIPster's doc Precious Knowledge premiering at SDLFF

NALIP member Eren Isabel McGinnis (LPA 2003) and Ari Luis Palos are premiering their feature documentary Precious Knowledge at the 2011 San Diego Latino Film Festival on Friday, March 18 at 7:30pm. Precious Knowledge illustrates what motivates Tucson High School students and teachers to form the front line of an epic civil rights battle. Watch the trailer here, or visit the festival site for tickets.

Synopsis: Lawmakers in Tuscon, Arizona have recently proposed legislature attempting to remove Ethnic Studies programs from public schools, stating that they propagate racist ideology. Step inside one of the classes and meet the students that now have vastly improved grades, a growing understanding of their own cultural identity, and a new sense of purpose, as well as the brilliant and caring teachers who inspire them. This timely documentary is an absolute must-see for anyone interested in the crisis in race relations in our border states.

Ricardo Cisneros
NALIPster's short premiering in NYC

NALIP member Ricardo Cisneros (Actor/Writer), Antonio Garcia Jr (Actor/Producer) and Daniel Hilsinger (Director) are premiering their latest short film Tolero in New York City on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. Event starts at 7:00pm, screening starts at 7:45pm at "200 Orchard," 200 Orchard St., Lower East Side, NYC (Between Stanton St. & Houston St.).

Synopsis: Tolero tells the story of Marco and Felipe, and their friendship after Marco develops an obsession with someone he's never met.


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