Latinos In The Industry

Do you have a great idea for a Series, Limited Series, Top-talent driven project or Documentary? Then don't miss this unique NALIP opportunity to pitch Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más

If you are in Miami, New York, or attending NALIP's The New Now national conference in Newport Beach, you can sign up for a chance to pitch Tr3s. They are looking for you! Register below for Pitch Tr3s at one of these three special opportunities.

Tr3s wants to hear great new ideas so that they can continue to portray the US-Hispanic and Latino experience in a positive way, and the commonality between the diverse Latino cultures in the US. They want to support the NALIP community and work with our talented content creators.

For this Pitch Tr3s event, they will meet 10-12 pitch teams in each city: Miami meetings will be March 3-4; New York City meetings will be March 17-18; and The New Now meetings will be scheduled in Newport Beach, during the NALIP national conference weekend April 15-17. The network is open to new projects that focus on positive Latino young adult experiences. What topics? What matters to us now! Our struggles & accomplishments. Family Life. Love stories. Culture clash. Education. Immigration. Bullying. And, of course, music! Everything that they produce, in any format, must have a great music component - but you knew that!

So don't wait: apply to be one of the producers, writers, or teams selected to take part at Pitch Tr3s. Study the channel overview in the application package, and tune in to get the spirit of Tr3s. Send us your best ideas. Fill out the short application. Check the deadline for the city near you. You will be notified of your pitch time when accepted!

Click here to download application and deadlines.
Questions? Call NALIP at 310.395.8880 or write

Call for Entries: "The Power of Diversity" PGA Workshop

The Producers Guild of America is proud to announce its 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.

Up to ten participants will be encouraged to explore, create and refine stories that reflect our diverse culture. Applicants may be emerging creative voices or those well-established in their careers.

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. Selected participants must attend all sessions of the program. Workshop sessions are held weekday evenings, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. with a few Saturday sessions at The Producers Guild of America offices at 8530 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 450, Beverly Hills.

Past workshop speakers have included, Marshall Herskovitz (Love and Other Drugs, Blood Diamond) Damon Lindelof (Lost, Star Trek), Mark Gordon (Grey's Anatomy, Saving Private Ryan) Bruce Cohen (Pushing Daisies, American Beauty) in addition to others.

Only (1) application/project per applicant please. Applicants must apply by mail only. No faxes or drop-offs will be accepted. To apply please submit:
- Application can be downloaded at
- Signed release form can also be downloaded at
- 8-10 page treatment as well as a 2 page synopsis for Motion Picture projects - 4-5 page series overview for TV Reality projects.
- 4-5 page treatment as well as a 2 page synopsis for TV Comedy, TV Drama, Documentary, and Web Series projects
- A current resume.
- A non-refundable $35 application fee made out to Producers Guild of America Foundation for applications postmarked by March 21st 2011. Submissions postmarked between March 22nd and April 4th 2011, a non-refundable $50 application fee made out to Producers Guild of America Foundation.
- A 1 page artist's statement about why you want to participate in the workshop and what benefits you foresees from participation.

Participants will be chosen on a two-step process.
- First step: Application.
- Second step: Interview. Producers will be notified of the interview phase by April 18th. Final workshop participants will be notified by May 2nd.

Send four (4) copies of all materials to:
PGA Producing Workshop
Producers Guild of America
8530 Wilshire Blvd. Ste 450
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

The PGA Workshop is offered at no charge: A good idea and passion are the only requirements for submission.

All projects must be registered with the Writers Guild of America prior to submission.

Call for Applications: Community of Writers at Squaw Valley Screenwriting Program

Calling all screenwriters, it's time to climb out from your den! The 2011 Community of Writers at Squaw Valley is now accepting applications for our summer 2011 Screenwriting Program!

The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley Screenwriting Program focuses on individual attention and works-in-progress, mentored by award-winning writers and writer-directors. Crystallize the story you want to tell, and excise extraneous elements. Designed for both screenwriters and filmmakers, this unique program invites both narrative features and character-driven documentaries that are currently in development. Our goal is to assist writers who want to improve their craft and move them closer to production.

Deadline for application is May 10, 2011. Check our website for further details.

  Ramon Rodriguez is Bosley In ABC's Charlie's Angels
(Latin Heat Online) - Ramon Rodriguez has landed the coveted role of Bosely in ABC's Charlie's Angels pilot. He plays the assistant to the detective agency's mysterious owner Charlie Townsend. FULL STORY

Lots of High Decibel Talk But Digital Dollars Still Amount to Diddly Squat
(The Wrap) - For all the high-decibel digital-transformation talk about TV Everywhere, iPad publications, ad-supported and subscription streams of video, digital dollars still amount to diddly squat for the corporate Old Media giants in TV, movies, magazines, books and newspapers. FULL STORY

Jobs & Opportunities

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

Production Manager, Branded Entertainment - Telemundo's mun2
A production specialist; the Production Manager collaborates with Programming, show Producers and Digital departments to ideate and execute organic, effective, seamless network product integrations. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Production Editor - Telemundo's mun2
As a member of the IMS mun2 team, this Production Editor plays a vital role in the success of the department, by unifying the look and feel of our IMS mun2 initiatives - bringing brand messages to life through effective execution of creative, engaging on-air and new media content. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION
Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs - Sí TV
Sí TV is seeking a dynamic professional for the role of Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION
Executive Vice President & General Manager - L.A. Public Media
We are seeking an Executive Vice President & General Manager to lead L.A. Public Media - one of the most exciting public media organizations in the country offering new, interactive public media service and community resources. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

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Identity & Aesthetics and other great Documentary panels at THE NEW NOW

Award-winning filmmaker/LPA Fellow Natalia Almada returns to The New Now Conference with a rich, creative conversation on the Latino cultural aesthetic, and how it informs our creative work. She will moderate the discussion with Carlos Guitierrez, Co-Founding Director of Cinema Tropical, and Lourdes Portillo, producer and director of Academy Award- and Emmy Award- nominated Las Madres: The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, La Ofrenda: The Days of the Dead, Columbus on Trial, and Al Más Allá. Identity & Aesthetics: Creative Choices Based on Cultural Background will look at how your culture affects an artist's point of view and vision? This will be a discussion on the effects of culture, and how we express ourselves through our media work.

Documentary makers will also have two great DocFundamentals workshops, as well.

In addition to the 3-hour proposal/trailer workshop with Richard Saiz in our pre-sign up schedule, you can find a lot of help with your proposal budget at our DocFundamentals: Your Grant/Proposal Budget workshop. This session will help you create a practical budget and strategic plan for completing your documentary, taught by ITVS Production Manager Jorge Trelles. Open to all, but bring your budget problems and questions, find this and all of our scheduled conference programming at

But remember, you can only be part of this workshops if you are registered to THE NEW NOW conference! Early Bird Deadline ends in 10 days! Register now at:

Alex Rivera
Free screening of NALIPster's film Sleep Dealer in Tucson

The University of Arizona Department of Spanish and Portuguese is presenting a free screening of NALIP Mentor Alex Rivera's film Sleep Dealer on Friday, February 18, 7:00pm at the Grand Cinemas Crossroads (4811 East Grant Rd.) in Tucson, Arizona. Following the screening there will be a Q&A with Rivera and a reception. The feature film, which premiered at Sundance in 2008, is in Spanish with English subtitles.

Synopsis: Gorgeous, intelligent, and intensely imaginative, Alex Rivera's stunning first feature, Sleep Dealer, is set in a near future marked by airtight international borders, militarized corporate warriors, and an underground class of node workers who plug their nervous systems into a global computer network that commodifies memory.

Memo Cruz is a young campesino who lives with his family in a town fighting for its life, the small, dusty farm village of Santa Ana del Rio, Oaxaca. A private company has hijacked control of the area's water supply and is selling it back to the village at outrageous prices, provoking the mobilization of aqua-terrorist cells. But Memo couldn't care less about Santa Ana. He loves technology and dreams of leaving his small pueblo to find work in the hi-tech factories of the big cities in the north. He dreams of becoming a node worker and learns how to build his own transmitter, which he uses to hack into the lives of others and live vicariously. One night, he stumbles across a transmission destined to pave the way to the city of the future, but in a way Memo could never have expected.

This event is made possible with support from Confluence A Center for Creative Inquiry; Hanson Film Institute; Center for Latin American Studies;The Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Program;and the Department of Gender and Women's Studies


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