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NALIP-NY Programs for Latino Media & Entertainment Week (NYC)

NALIP's New York chapter is presenting and co-presenting a series of programs from October 1-8 for Latino Media & Entertainment Week:

Friday, Oct. 1
Sneak preview, invitation only for the screening of the feature film, THE MIRACLE OF SPANISH HARLEM with Mexican actress Kate del Castillo and Luis Antonio Ramos.
This film is a testament to the NALIP community: directed, edited & produced by Derek Velez Partridge who is a graduate of the Writer's Lab and who collaborated on this film with former NALIP-NY President, Edwin Pagan, music scored by Richard Martinez and actor, Adrian Martinez.
Screens at 7:30PM @ El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue (between 104-106th Sts.)

Sunday, October 3
Multimedia-makers Sunday Brunch
Peruvian Restaurant, Lima's Taste Ceviche Bar.
Come, hang out and break bread in the West Village on Sunday with fellow Latino media producers and their supporters.
122 Christopher Street, corner of Bedford Street (between Bleecker and Hudson). # 1 train to Christopher Street or A/B/C/D/E/F/M to West 4th Street and walk towards Hudson River.
RSVP required
Cash bar & food (credit cards accepted)

Monday, October 4
HBO with New York Women in Film & Television & National Association of Latino Independent Producers-NY present for Hispanic Heritage Month
Latina Pioneer & Social Activist Filmmakers

Moderator: Lillian Jimenez, Documentary Filmmaker & Founding Member, NALIP (documentary, Antonia Pantoja: PRESENTE!, distributed through Latino Public Broadcasting, VOCES on PBS nationally)
* Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez (Editor of Antonia Pantojoa: PRESENTE! and Producer/Director of Bragging Right, national PBS doc on the history of stickball)
* Cristina Ibarra (Chicana Filmmaker of short films for both the web and PBS, Producer of the nationally broadcast PBS documentary, The Last Conquistador and Screenwriter of the upcoming feature Love & Monster Trucks)
* Melissa Montero (work-in-progress, "ISABEL ROSADO: NATIONALIST," a documentary on 102-year-old, Isabel Rosado who has become a revered symbol of colonial resistance in Puerto Rico)
* Ana Ramos, PBS, WNET-NY Channel 13, Programmer & Senior Producer (produced the Anthology Series, initiated Cantos Latinos for Hispanic Heritage Month)
In celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, we shine the spotlight on Latinas born in the USA who have been pioneers, while simultaneously advocating social activism on the screen through media projects and behind-the-scenes activities. It's about the universal implication of community that we all share. Told through stories and film clips of accomplished projects and works-in-progress covering the second half of the 20th century to the present by women who broke the glass ceiling not only for gender, but ethnicity and race ~ whether for their community or others equally marginalized. Plus an evening of discussion reinforcing the importance of mentoring, which ensures strides gained are passed onto all media-makers.

6-6:30: Networking
6:30-8:30 Panel Discussion
Free admission
Location: HBO 1100 Avenue of the Americas 15th Floor
RSVP required due to limited seating. All guests need to rsvp using this link. Click on it, scroll down to the bottom and click on "REGISTER':

Tuesday, October 5
HollyHood Productions, Inc. presents
N.Y. Short Buzz
in association with The National Association of Latino Independent Producers - New York (NALIP)

A screening of award-winning short films with a filmmaker "Q & A" afterward
When: Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 from 7pm-9pm,
Located in a cultural icon on New York's Lower East Side since 1973, "THE NUYORICAN POET'S CAFE," at 236 East 3rd Street between Ave. B & C
Reverend Pedro Pietri Way
New York City
$10 at the door

Proceeds will go to help the Orphaned Starfish Foundation, which creates lasting change in the live of orphans throughout Latin America by helping them develop vocational skills.

Friday, October 8
Fundraiser for the Documentary Isabel Rosado: Nationalist
Featuring: The Welfare Poets, Prisionera, and BombaYo
Raffle and Auction
Work-in-Progress Screenin
Notice Lounge, 198 Union Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

This event features a Powerful lineup of Prisionera Jamas, The Welfare Poets, BombaYo, and DJ Sambarella returns to our wheels of steel! We will also hold a raffle and auction for the cause!

Synopsis of the film:
At 102 years old, Isabel Rosado has become a revered symbol of colonial resistance in Puerto Rico and her life is a testament to the island's unresolved struggle with political status, economic development, and century long struggle for independence. With nearly four hundred years under Spanish domination and over 100 years of U.S. colonial rule, Puerto Rico stands as one of the oldest colonies in the world. Isabel Rosado: Nationalist (working-title) is an hour long documentary that chronicles the life of a humble woman who was ready to risk it all -- dedicating her life to the Puerto Rican independence movement and as a result spent many years in prison.

Deadline Approaching: 49th Ann Arbor Film Festival

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is now accepting submissions for its 49th season. We are seeking new independent works (films completed no later than 2009) that explore boundaries, challenge audiences, experiment with style and technique or inspire with creativity. We consider all genres, lengths, styles and formats, including 16mm, 35mm, super-8mm, video and HD video.

The 49th AAFF will provide at least $18,000 in cash awards to more than 20 filmmakers, serves as a qualifying festival for Academy Award nomimation in the short film category and provides touring opportunities for select filmmakers.

Festival Deadlines and Fees:
Standard Deadline - October 4, 2010: $40 Shorts, $50 Features
Late Deadline - November 4, 2010: $50 Shorts, $60 Features

To see all submission details and to submit your film, please visit our website.

Deadline Approaching: Dance on Camera Festival

Dance Films Association announces their call for entries for the internationally touring Dance on Camera Festival. DFA's 39th annual Dance on Camera Festival and Symposium "Dance and..." will be held in New York City, January 28-February 1, 2011.

Created by DFA in 1971, and co-sponsored by The Film Society of Lincoln Center since 1996, Dance On Camera Festival celebrates the immediacy, energy, and mystery of dance as combined with the intimacy of film. The Festival is open to dance films in all genres and lengths.

Submission Deadline: October 1, 2010
To enter, please visit for the online entry form.

  Tarantino Film Editor Sally Menke Dies While Hiking
(Los Angeles Times) - A longtime Quentin Tarantino film editor may have died from heat stroke while hiking in the Hollywood Hills during a record hot spell, a coroner's official said Tuesday. FULL STORY

List of Foreign Language Academy Submissions
(indieWIRE) - The submission list for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards' foreign-language category has slowly been trickling in, with Spain and Mexico the latest to announce. FULL STORY

New Mexico Novel Headed to Big Screen
(AP) - A film based on New Mexico author Rudolfo Anaya's novel, "Bless Me, Ultima" will shoot in the Santa Fe area beginning in October. The film chronicles the coming-of-age story of Antonio, a young boy growing up in New Mexico during World War II, and his relationship with Ultima, an elderly traditional healer. FULL STORY

Jobs & Opportunities

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

Producers of The Pursuit of Happyness Seek Inspirational Scripts
We are looking for completed, feature-length inspirational scripts which are contemporary, and based-on-true-story. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Assistant Professor of Film and Media, Purchase College SUNY (Purchase, NY)
The School of Film and Media Study at Purchase College seeks to fill a tenure-track position beginning Fall 2011. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

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Patricia Boero
LPB executive director wins 2010 Latina Leaders award

Patricia Boero, executive director of Latino Public Broadcasting, has won the 2010 Latina Leaders award. The award, to be given at a celebration on Sept. 28, 2010, at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C., is presented during Hispanic Heritage Month by the Imagen Foundation, Dolores Huerta Foundation, and Honorary Co-Chair of the event Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-California). It recognizes Latinas who have made a difference for their community in the areas of the arts, advocacy, education, entertainment, environment, health and journalism.

Huerta, Roybal-Allard and Imagen President Helen Hernandez wrote in a letter to Boero, "Your important contributions in the arts have not only helped advance the Latino community, they have also served as an inspiration to countless young people who look up to you as a role model."

Boero is one of several 2010 honorees, including Ann Lopez of the Ann and George Lopez Foundation; Lulu Flores, president of the National Women's Political Caucus; and Tina Ramirez, founder of Ballet Hispanico. Previous winners include journalist Maria Hinojosa, actress America Ferrera, Spanish-language talk show host Cristina Saralegui and Univision Senior Vice President Ivelisse Estrada. Each year, the committee also honors several Latinas who work on Capitol Hill and are nominated by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

Boero has helped bring dozens of Latino-focused films to public TV, including the recent "Cachao: Uno Mas," an American Experience bilingual production, "2501 Migrants: A Journey," about Oaxacan artist Alejandro Santiago's project to "repopulate" his abandoned Zapotec village with sculptures; and "As Long as I Remember: American Veteranos," about the toll the Vietnam War has taken on the lives of three Texas artists.

LPB's "VOCES" series, which showcases Latino culture, airs on public TV stations across the nation. LPB screens its films and hosts workshops in Latino communities. LPB recently funded 16 documentaries through its Public Media Content Fund, which makes awards annually. Boero and her colleagues advise filmmakers during the production process, promote their projects and help them secure a broadcast slot on public TV. LPB is also developing and co-producing "The Latino Americans," a six-part series, with WETA.

Born in Peru of Uruguayan and Cuban parents, Boero has directed films for Australian public TV and was a CNN producer and BBC correspondent in Havana, Cuba, in the 1980s. She was the recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation's Warren Weaver Fellowship and served as a senior program officer for media at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. She was director of international programs at the Sundance Institute in California, and also worked for the Levi Strauss Foundation and Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP).

Francisco Bello
NALIPster's doc War Don Don having broadcast premiere on HBO2

War Don Don, a feature documentary produced and edited by NALIP member Francisco Bello (LPA 2007), will have its US broadcast premiere on Sept. 29, 8:00-9:30pm ET/PT exclusively on HBO2. Check out the War Don Don trailer online at!

Synopsis: Prosecutors say Issa Sesay is a war criminal, guilty of crimes against humanity. His defenders say he is a reluctant fighter who protected civilians and played a crucial role in bringing peace. In Sierra Leone, the war is over, but a sensational trial begins.

Louie Olivos, Jr.
NALIPster in The Colonel at San Diego Film Fest

NALIP member Louie Olivos, Jr. plays the lead in a short film titled The Colonel, which will be screening at the San Diego Film Festival this Thursday, Sept. 30 at 6pm, at Gaslight Theaters. Visit the festival's website for more information.


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