Have you wondered about who makes those great shows on HBO LATIN AMERICA? And how you can get involved? Find out at THE NEW NOW
Lucinda Martinez-Desir, HBO, will host a conversation with Roberto Rios and Hugo Tapia from HBO Latin America. This panel will focus on original productions and acquisitions that have defined the company as they celebrate their milestone 20th anniversary in 2011.
Through its partnership with HBO Latin America, HBO continues to position itself as a leading network for the delivery of high quality content that reflects the Latino community on a robust and consistent basis. Over the years, they have delivered hits including the critically acclaimed serial killer drama "Epitafios," the crime drama from Mexico "Capadocia," the legal drama "Mandrake," the forthcoming Sao Paulo-set drama "Alice," and the Chilean action series "Profugos."
The panel will address HBO Latin America's strategy and business model around their programming platform, the current industry trends that will shape future outlook, and the thought-process behind acquiring and developing Latin-themed content. The New Now attendees will also learn what opportunities exist for filmmakers in partnership with HBO Latin America, what criteria are used in evaluating content opportunities, and how to best approach and pitch the network with projects.
Don't miss this great conversation. To register, please visit www.nalip.org/thenewnow
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Call for Entries: AFI FEST
AFI FEST presented by Audi - celebrating its 25th year in 2011 - officially announced its dates and call for entries today. AFI FEST will take place November 3 through 10 in Hollywood, California at the historic Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the Mann Chinese 6 Theatres at the Hollywood & Highland Center, the Egyptian Theatre of the American Cinematheque and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The market partner of AFI FEST, the American Film Market (AFM), will be held November 2 through 9.
Submissions are now open and filmmakers are invited to submit narrative, documentary, experimental, animated and short films at AFI.com/AFIFEST or through Withoutabox.com. The final submission deadline for shorts (under 30 minutes) is July 29, and the final deadline for feature length films is August 12. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as a qualifying festival for the Short Films category of the annual Academy Awards.
Among the returning AFI FEST sections is "Breakthrough," which highlights films found solely through the submissions process. As part of last year's entrants in this section, I WILL FOLLOW, the feature debut from Ava Duvernay, is currently having an expanded run in the U.S. "I WILL FOLLOW made its Los Angeles premiere to a sold-out audience, thanks to AFI FEST. We couldn't have dreamed of a more lovely way to begin our film's journey," said Duvernay, of her experience at the festival. In addition to providing audience exposure, the winning film in the "Breakthrough" section is eligible for a $5,000 cash award.
AFI FEST emerged in 1987 when the American Film Institute adopted FILMEX, Los Angeles' venerated film exposition. As a program of the AFI, the festival over the past 25 years has paid tribute to numerous influential filmmakers and artists, including Pedro Almodovar, Darren Aronofsky, Danny Boyle, Catherine Deneuve, Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep, to name a few, and has screened scores of films that have produced Oscar wins, including BLACK SWAN, THE KING'S SPEECH, MONSTER'S BALL, PRECIOUS, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, TALK TO HER and WALK THE LINE.
Deadline Approaching: "The Power of Diversity" PGA Workshop
The deadline is approaching for the Producers Guild of America's producing workshop "The Power of Diversity." This workshop is designed to foster the creative development of diverse voices in Television Comedy, Drama, & Reality; Motion Pictures, Documentaries and Web series.
The program will focus on moving projects forward through seminars and master classes with top professionals in film, television, and new media supported by one-on-one mentoring with Producers Guild members. Topics include: story development, pitching, packaging, financing, marketing, and new media opportunities. Every session will be tailored to our participating producers and their projects.
Workshop call for entries is now open and closes on April 4, 2011 at 5:00 pm. Applicants will be notified by May 2nd, 2011 Workshop sessions will take place between May 11th and July 31st.
NALIP Discount for the Imagen Entertainment Industry Career Conference this Saturday, April 2
Don't miss out on the terrific workshops that will be held at the 16th Annual Entertainment Industry Career Conference this 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 conference schedule, or to register, visit www.imagen.org
Click here to download a flyer about the event. NALIP members can print it out and take it to the conference to receive a $10 discount on registration!
NALIP Discount for Making Media Now 2011 (Boston)
Making Media Now 2011 - the must-attend event for broadcasters, filmmakers, new media makers, and funders - is coming to Boston on May 6th at Bentley University. The Filmmakers Collaborative's annual conference focuses on "Redefining Collaboration in a Fractured World" and features top media makers and gurus from PBS, Discovery, NBC News, WGBH, The Fledgling Fund, the Tides Foundation, Fortune 500 marketers and other media influencers. Eye-opening sessions cover fundraising, outreach and audience engagement, social media, pitching, corporate social responsibility, distribution, new media platforms and more.
Register now at http://filmmakerscollab.org/programs/making-media-now
If you are a NALIP member you can use the MPC discount to receive $10 off the registration.