Latinos In The Industry

Register Now for "Doing Your Doc" - Tucson, Sept. 17-19

NALIP, CPB, the NEA, the Hanson Film Institute, and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in association with the School of Media Arts, Dept. of Fine Arts, University of Arizona, the Tucson Film Office, KUAT, CAAM, LPB, ITVS, NBPC, PIC, NAPT, and Women Make Movies Present

Doing Your Doc:

Sept. 17-19 in Tucson, Arizona
A Weekend Seminar in Tucson to Kick-Start Your Documentary

Don't miss this unique chance to work with story consultant Fernanda Rossi, the Documentary Doctor, author of the book "Trailer Mechanics," plus receive project mentoring on your proposal, trailer or documentary idea. This intensive 3-day workshop is right for you, whether you are just beginning, have already shot footage on a documentary project, or are seeking finishing funds.

Doing Your Doc is designed especially for media makers in the diverse and local communities of Arizona, preparing you to receive production funding and apply to national professional programs while developing your unique stories and views.

Doing Your Doc: 3-day Workshop Fee
Early Registration by Sept. 17- $100; Student w/ Valid ID - $50
100% Scholarships Available for U of A students!
Includes lunches, workshop materials, books & private project mentoring
At the door Registration - $125; Students - $75
Register online here for DOING YOUR DOC - TUCSON

For more information including a full schedule visit the Doing Your Doc webpage, or call NALIP at 310.395.8880

Call for Entries: Jaipur International Film Festival

Preparations for the Third Jaipur International Film Festvial - 2011 have begun. The registration (film entry submission) will take place between 1st August and 31st October, 2010. The Festival films would be selected in four major categories: Feature (new category), Short, Documentary and Animation (new category).

Five new awards would be given away this year. These are:
The Golden Camel Award to the best Director
The Red Rose Award to the best film released between October 2009 and October 2010.
The Green Rose Award to the film which gives global message
The Yellow Rose Award to the Upcoming Film, and
The Award to Best Short Animation Film.
The Film felicitated with Yellow Rose Award would be World Premiered by the JIFF.

JIFF 2011-online submissions on:

From this year onwards, a new event The World Fabulous Red Carpet Award Ceremony has been added to the festival. The Red Carpet award ceremony is being planned on the lines of festivals like Cannes and Oscars and the two and half hour long extravaganza will include fashion show and Gala dinner besides screening of important films and celebrity talks.

JIFF will organise the world premier of the film winning the Best Feature trophy on TV cable networks.

Besides these, some special dialogues too are being organized for young film makers and freelance film makers and networking. A dialogue on Cinema Hub Jaipur is also being planned and to begin with, a workshop on Cinema is being organized in Jaipur on 12-16 October, 2010.

Deadline Approaching: NBC Universal Short Cuts Film Festival

The deadline is approaching for the 5th Annual NBC Universal Short Cuts Film Festival! NBC Universal is seeking submissions for a unique showcase of short films and videos produced with a diverse production team, case or theme.

Semi-finalists' films will be screened before an industry audience in New York in asosciation with the New York Television Festival, and finalists will be sent to Los Angeles for an exclusive industry screning at the Directors Guild of America (DGA).

The winning filmmaker will receive a pilot script deal with Universal Media Studios. An NBC Talent Holding Deal will also be presenting to the Best Performer. All finalists will have the opportunity to pitch to NBC Digital Studios and meet with NBC Universal's top netwohrk, studio, cable and film executives.

Short Cuts is much more than presenting films, our goal is to display and celebrate diversity in entertainment!

Go to to submit your film.
Final Submission Deadline is August 13, 2010!

  Eva Mendes Seeks Quality Roles
( - CineMovie interviewed Eva Mendes in support of her new movie "The Other Guys" with Will Farrell. In our sit down with the Latina actress, she talks about her career and her dissatisfaction with some of her roles. She also talks about handling her male co-stars on a male-dominated set. FULL STORY

America Ferrera Shines At Opening Of NYILFF
(NY1 News) - The annual New York International Latino Film Festival recently opened in Chelsea with a new film, "The Dry Land," which is the story of a soldier returning from the Iraq War to his wife, who is played by America Ferrera of "Ugly Betty" fame. FULL STORY

Jobs & Opportunities

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

PT Program Manager / Operations at Media Company
Meaningful Media is looking for a part-time Program Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of our nonprofit, manage our team of volunteers and trainees, respond to inquiries and requests, and move key programs forward in the areas of fundraising, communications, marketing, and outreach. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Strategic Planning & External Affairs at Imagine Science Films (NYC)
Imagine Science Films, a non-profit organization committed to promoting a high-level dialogue between scientists and filmmakers, is looking for a go-to versatile candidate with non-profit management experience with skills in fundraising/grantwriting/development and project management. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

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NALIP New York Launches Audiocast Show Latin Slate

Tune in as host Giovanna Aguilar conducts insightful interviews with industry professionals to celebrate and to promote NALIP filmmakers' accomplishments while also delivering content that can help our members with their productions.

Latin Slate's first interview features publicist Soldanela Rivera who has worked on music, theatre, and films such as, El Cantante, starring Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez, and Paula Mendoza and Gloria LaMorte's Entre Nos. Rivera offers insight on the Latino press, tips on how to market your film and the importance of audience development.

Stream this audiocast online or download the MP3 for your computer or MP3 player. Just visit the NALIP Audiocasts webpage, scroll down and click on the Industry Series section, then choose Play to stream an audiocast or Download to download it to your computer.

For more information about Latin Slate, email Giovanna Aguilar.

Arianne Sved
NALIPster's screenplay a finalist in screenwriting competitions

NALIP member Arianne Sved has been selected as a finalist in the third Screenplay Search Screenwriting Competition with her feature screenplay Back Game, a drama thriller in which a New York Latina uncovers the devious game of a man who once callously crushed her adolescent dreams. Back Game is also a semifinalist in the Moondance International Film Festival screenplay contest. Screenwriter Arianne Sved intends to direct Back Game herself and is currently seeking an independent producer for the project.

Roberto Mighty
NALIPster holds sneak preview of doc installation

NALIP member Roberto Mighty (LPA 2008) held a sneak preview and director's talk on Trees of My City, a film and multimedia installation about family, love and trees, in Newton, MA.

Trees of My City is an artistic multimedia project about the hidden beauty and ecological purpose of dormant, dead and decaying trees over four seasons in one American City - Newton, Massachusetts.

Through high definition video, unusual photographic perspectives, timelapse, underwater and aerial photography, satellite images, digital compositing and layered audio, audiences will experience powerful emotions, see trees in unexpected ways and consider their own experiences with family and nature.

Multimedia Installation and Photographic Exhibition
The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
125 Arborway Boston, MA 02130-3500
Installation event: January 22, 2011
Photographic Exhibition: January 22nd - March 6th, 2011

Ralph Lopez
NALIPster's film's music a finalist in DC Shorts Film Festival

The music from Katrina's Son, a film by director Ya'Ke Smith produced by NALIP member Ralph Lopez, is an Audience Award finalist in the DC Shorts Film Festival. The music track nominated is called "Underwater," and the public can vote for it online here.

Another short produed by Ralph Lopez, Trash Day, is now available for viewing online. The comedy short is based on a personal ad found on the website Craigslist.


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