Latinos In The Industry

Early Bird Registration for THE NEW NOW National Conference Ends Soon!

Dear NALIP members and friends,

We are extending our early bird registration rate of $225 until Monday, February 28, 2011. So you have one more weekend to take advantage of this rate.

Join us at THE NEW NOW national conference in Newport Beach, CA. where scheduled speakers include: Stacey Parks, independent film distribution guru; keynote speaker James McNamara, chairman of Pantelion Films. Panels include: How to get repped by an agent or manager; the incredible writing workshop of Josefina Lopez. And our annual gala awards dinner, where scheduled recipients are: New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and "Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara.

What are you waiting for? This will be the Latino Media event of the year! NALIP, SAG and AFTRA members, you have an extra weekend to sign up at the low cost of $225, on Monday the cost rises to $275.

Sign up now and save $50! See you in Newport Beach in April for the NALIP national conference THE NEW NOW.

For more info in this and other rates, panels and events visit:

Deadline Extended: Pitch Tr3s - Miami

The deadline has been extended for the Pitch Tr3s event in Miami! The submission deadline is now Sunday, February 27.

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. For this Pitch Tr3s event, they will meet 10-12 pitch teams in each city: Miami meetings will be March 3-4.

Click here to download application for Pitch Tr3s!
Questions? Call NALIP at 310.395.8880 or write

Applications are also still being accepted for Pitch Tr3s in New York and at The New Now national conference in Newport Beach.

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!

Call for Entries: PGA Producers Showcase

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced the launch of the 2011 PGA Producers Showcase (ProShow) competition, taking place in conjunction with the third annual Produced By Conference (PBC) to be held June 3-5, 2011. ProShow will accept submissions for both international and domestic projects. Winners will receive free admission to this year's PBC where they will participate in one-on-one meetings with top Hollywood financiers, film commissions, studios and production companies. The goal of ProShow, which was developed by the PGA's International Committee, is to help film producers initiate business relationships, co-develop compelling projects and spearhead investment.

For more information regarding guidelines and the application process, please visit: or email Eligible producers can register beginning today at Withoutabox. Cost to register is $80 USD and deadline for entry is April 25, 2011.

Applicants' projects will be reviewed and selected by a panel of prominent Producers Guild members including Donald De Line (GREEN LANTERN, BURLESQUE), David Friendly (LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, BIG MOMMA'S HOUSE), Richard Gladstein (PULP FICTION, THE BOURNE IDENTITY), Gary Goetzman (WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, MAMMA MIA!), Marshall Herskovitz (DEFIANCE, BLOOD DIAMOND, THE LAST SAMURAI), Gale Anne Hurd (THE INCREDIBLE HULK, ARMAGEDDON), Stu Levy (VAN VON HUNTER, STREET FURY), Lydia Dean Pilcher (THE NAMESAKE, THE DARJEELING LIMITED), Cathy Schulman (CRASH, THE ILLUSIONIST), Paula Wagner (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE I, II, III; VANILLA SKY) and Paula Weinstein (BLOOD DIAMOND, THE PERFECT STORM), among manyothers. Winners will be announced in May 2011 and will be invited to Los Angeles to participate at PBC. There will be a special ceremony at the event.

Call for Applications: Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation's Student Internship Program

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation is now accepting applications for its prestigious summer Student Internship Program. Hailed as one of the nation's top 10 internship programs for more than a decade, the Foundation's Student Internship Program provides more than 40 internships to undergraduate and graduate students from across the country. The internships cover a wide variety of disciplines within the entertainment industry. All submissions must be postmarked by March 15, 2011.

Based in Los Angeles, the competitive eight-week program provides students with real-world working experience and in-depth exposure to the television profession, focused within their specific field of interest. Positions are offered in a variety of sectors of the industry including production, post-production, business affairs, development and public relations. Each intern is hosted by a company that has teamed with the Foundation to create a rewarding, unparalleled learning experience. Each program participant is granted a $4,000 stipend to help defray the costs associated with taking an unpaid internship.

Interested applicants should visit or call (818) 754-2800 for more information.

Past host companies include CBS, The Disney Channel, E! Entertainment, FOX, HBO, NBC Universal, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Warner Bros., and many others. 2011 host companies will be announced later in the selection process. Assignments are determined by the host companies and coincide with relevant production schedules to maximize each student's experience.

As part of their duties, intern alumni have worked on top shows such as "Californication," "True Blood" and "Mad Men," as well as the "Star Trek" franchise. Several former interns have gone on to illustrious industry careers, working on such programs as "The Office," "Scrubs," "Desperate Housewives" and "The Daily Show," to name a few.

The Television Academy Foundation's Student Internship Program offers opportunities in various sectors of the television industry including: Agency, Animation, Art Direction/Production Design, Business Affairs, Casting, Children's Programming/Development, Cinematography, Commercials, Costume Design, Development for Television, Documentary/Nonfiction Production, Editing, Entertainment News, Episodic Series, Lighting Design (NEW CATEGORY), Live Event Production, Movies for Television, Music, New Media, On-Air Promotion, Post Production, Production Management, Programming, Public Relations & Publicity, Sound, Special Visual Effects, Sports Production, Television Directing, Television Scriptwriting and Unscripted Television.

Deadline Approaching: Creative Capital Grants

Creative Capital is the only national grantmaking and artist service organization for individual artists with an open application process. THE 2011 grant for Film/Video and Visual Arts is now open.

To be eligible to apply, an artist must be:
- A U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident
- At least 25 years old
- A working artist with at least five years of professional experience

FEBRUARY 1 - MARCH 1, 2011:
Open submissions for projects in Film/Video and Visual Arts. Download the 2011 Grant Guidelines for more information.

Click here for more information about applying and accessing the online Letter of Inquiry. Our selection process includes three steps: inquiry, application and panel review.

  Pinewood, Indomina Group Team for Studio in the Dominican Republic
(The Hollywood Reporter) - U.K. studios facility operator Pinewood Studios Group has sealed a partnership with the U.S. and Dominican Republic-based producer and distributor of film, TV and trans-media content Indomina Group, the parties said Wednesday. FULL STORY

Media 'Brownout' as U.S. Latino Numbers Grow
(San Francisco Chronicle) - Americans count on the media to tell us - as Walter Cronkite used to say - "the way it is." But how can media companies do that effectively when their staffs look more like the way it used to be? FULL STORY

Jobs & Opportunities

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

Bilingual Writer/Translator
New York based NALIPster (going to LA late March) has developed a TV series (six 1-hour episodes in English) that William Morris Endeavor is looking to bring to network/cable in both English and Spanish-language markets, and is looking for writer to translate scripts into Spanish. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Bilingual Documentary Editor (NYC)
We're looking for an experienced bilingual editor (Spanish/English) based in the New York City area who is available in the upcoming months for work on a documentary. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

From the Editor
Alex Mendoza
Alex Mendoza & Associates
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Temple City, CA 91780

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Santa Monica, CA 90401

Finished that script and looking to get it out there? Finished that film or short, and wondering what to do next?

Don't miss our "Get Represented" panel at THE NEW NOW national conference!

Talent manager and former Warner Bros. Executive Jairo Alvarado will moderate a Saturday morning panel on "Manager, Agents - How do you get repped?" Hollywood representatives are always looking for talent, and they are your ticket to jobs and sales. How do you capture their attention, and build your team? Jairo and his panel will help guide you thru the maze of how you attract an agent, how to select a manager, how to entice reps to look at your material, and what they are looking for. This is a "don't miss" panel for any Latino content creative. But you can only be catch it by registering for the NALIP's THE NEW NOW conference.

For this and other panels information please visit

Antonio Cisneros
NALIPster's music video currently on MTV

A music video shot and directed by NALIP member Antonio Cisneros (LPA 2006) is currently airing on MTV and also available for viewing on their website. The video is for William Ingrid's song "Move On." Click here to watch the video!

Antonio is currently at AFI in Los Angeles studying cinematography.


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