Latinos In The Industry

DocMakers: Did You Miss These Panels at NALIP 2010?

You can still catch up on some of our best information for documentary makers at NALIP's Audiocast page.

For example, WMM Executive Director Debra Zimmerman discusses European Co-Productions and Markets with Carmen Cobos and Klara Grunning-Harris (Gumby Dharma). Download and listen to these producers provide you with an overview of documentary production financing and distribution in Europe. Learn if your project is suitable for the European market, and what kind of financing might be available

Or catch the riveting conversation between Sins of My Father director Nicolas Entel and HBO Documentary Films' Greg Rhem, as they dive into the structure and composition that defines a strong documentary film. Together they discuss how to create a documentary that makes an impact with audiences and distributors - Don't miss it, airing this summer on HBO!

These and more are under the Documentary Series tab at NALIP's Audiocast page. Check it out!

Be the Official 2010 Video Host for NYILFF "Scene Stealer"

Enter to win the chance to be the official New York International Latino Film Festival 2010 Video Host! Here is your opportunity to steal the best behind-the-scene moments at this year's festival exclusively for our fans!

Contest Description

* Send us your contact information, a recent photo and a video of yourself to:
* Your video entry should give us an idea of your personality as well as why you would be the best pick for the NYILFF 2010 Video Host. This clip cannot be longer than two minutes.
* All entries should be submitted by: July 9th 2010
* Once all contest entries have been reviewed and narrowed down to the top five entries, voting will become open to the public via the NYILFF website on: July 12th 2010
* Voting will end on: July 18th 2010
* The Winner will be announced on: July 19th 2010

Contest Rules
* Must be 21 years or older to enter.
* Must live in NYC/Tri-State area.
* Must project a confident on-camera presence.
* Must have experience doing both run-and-gun interviews (on-camera and off) and, preferably, step & repeat interviews.
* Must be prepared to research films and talent before arriving to interviews.
* Must be personable, direct, yet considerate and respectful. Remember, you are representing the entire festival!
* Must be available for taping during the week of the Festival (July 27th-August 1st).

Call for Entries: Kimbell Art Museum Family Festival

The Lone Star Film Society in Fort Worth, TX is partnering with The Kimbell Art Museum this October to host a quarterly Family Festival. The festival will provide films, music, storytelling and hands-on activities for children of all ages. The admission for the festival is free and open to the public.

The theme for the festival is based off the Mayan exhibition that will be visiting the museum. We are looking to the filmmaking community for film content to provide for the festival. If you are a filmmaker or know a filmmaker that is interested in submitting (submission is free), their film to be selected for the Mayan themed festival at the Kimbell Art Museum, please email It's a rather broad subject, but the Lone Star Film Society is looking for Mayan inspired films that could be shown to children between 6-12 years of age and typically animated films are selected. The films can have English/Spanish subtitles for Spanish/English speaking films respectively. The submission deadline is Sept. 1, 2010.

The Lone Star Film Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that exists to cultivate an appreciation and understanding of the moving image as an art form and to showcase the City of Fort Worth to the world. The Society accomplishes this through year-round presentation, education and community collaborating. This includes an annual international film festival that is the leading event of its kind in North Texas.

The Kimbell Art Museum is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding architectural achievements of the modern era and recently made an addition to their permanent collection by acquiring the first known painting by Michelangelo, The Torment of Saint Anthony. The Kimbell Art Museum provides an ongoing program of interpretive exhibitions and publications. Displays initiated and organized by the Museum include The Impressionists: Master Paintings from the Art Institute of Chicago, Picturing the Bible: The Earliest Christian Art, The Mirror and the Mask: Portraiture in the Age of Picasso, Gauguin and Impressionism, Stubbs and the Horse, and retrospectives dedicated to Murillo, Vig�e Le Brun, Poussin, Tiepolo, and La Tour.

  GFI Unveils Output Unit for DVD Titles
(The Hollywood Reporter) - The Global Film Initiative is expanding operations with the launch of a DVD distribution arm dedicated to movies from its Global Lens traveling film series. FULL STORY

"In The Heights" Soars
(Latin Heat Online) - It's not that there have never been any musicals exploring the Latino/Hispano experience, it's just that there has never been a musical that explored it authentically from within... until the arrival of Lin-Manuel Miranda's In The Heights. FULL STORY

Jobs & Opportunities

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

TV Writers for Spanish Language Kids Show
Looking for television writers for a Spanish language childrens show. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Writers for Children's Music Program
Our production company is developing a live action children's music program and we are looking for writer(s) that have a background in this genre. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

DP, Art Director and Crew for Feature
Newland Pictures is looking for crew for an upcoming feature production to be shot in Mexico in RED format. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

From the Editor
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Isaac Artenstein
Filmmaker's doc Imagining Tijuana premiering on KPBS-TV

KPBS-TV in San Diego premieres award-winning filmmaker Isaac Artenstein's film Imagining Tijuana, Tuesday, June 29th at 11PM. It's one-hour documentary focusing on the citys unique history, contemporary realities, and its place in the popular imagination. Artists, writers, sports figures, business executives and renowned professionals from Tijuanas Paseo de la Fama (Walk of Fame) take part in a lively exchange about Tijuana's current situation as well as the possibilities and challengesconfronting their community.

Award winning director Isaac Artenstein (Break of Dawn, Border Brujo, Tijuana Jews) juxtaposes news footage, contemporary artwork, vintage post cards, landmarks and other images to create a dynamic and compelling narrative.The original soundtrack by Tijuanas own Jaime Valle helps capture the themes and sensibilities of this near-mythic border city - and our own imagination.

Norma Provencio Pichardo
Hired as Executive Director of the Television Academy Foundation

After an extensive search, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation has hired Norma Provencio Pichardo (a NALIP conference speaker) as its new Executive Director. Provencio Pichardo has more than 15 years of experience in building partnerships, leading non-profit organizations, fundraising, and managing education programs in the entertainment industry.

The Foundation is the charitable arm of the Television Academy, and its many programs include the College Television Awards, the renowned Student Internship Program, the Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarship, the Archive of American Television which is an ambitious interview collection with great figures in television history, and the annual Golf Tournament and Charity Auction fundraising events.

Provencio Pichardo will report to the Television Academy Foundation Chairman, Jerry Petry, and to COO, Alan Perris.

"We believe that we've found the perfect person to continue to lead the Foundation toward future growth and opportunity," said Perris. "Throughout her career, Norma has expanded and strengthened every organization that she has been part of, and we're confident that she can do the same for us."

"We spoke with many qualified executives, but Norma clearly stood out from the other applicants," said Petry. "Norma's development experience, passion for education, and her background in working with arts, media and entertainment programs, make her an excellent choice to lead our Foundation into the future."

"I've been a supporter of the Television Academy Foundation and its educational programs for years, and I'm thrilled to join such an important organization," said Provencio Pichardo. "There are many opportunities to grow this resource that enjoys such incredible support within the television community and I can't wait to get started."

Provencio Pichardo joins the Foundation from Workplace Hollywood, a non-profit organization which assists individuals from historically underrepresented communities in Los Angeles to effectively compete for opportunities in the entertainment industry. Provencio Pichardo served as Executive Director, leading the organization in its fundraising and organizational development. Previously, she served as Vice President, Western Region with the Emma L. Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media, and prior to that, was CFO for the Fulfillment Fund. She will begin her new role later this month.


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