Latinos In The Industry

Call for Submissions: Dean LA Grants

The Roy W. Dean LA film grants are for shorts, docs and indies with budgets of $500K and under. We want films that are unique and make a contribution to society. These grants are goods and services from Hollywood heart-felt donors and value over $30,000.00 each.

Deadline: June 30

The website has guidelines, frequently asked questions, prior winners and an application:

We also work as a fiscal sponsor.

National Museum of the American Latino Holding Public Forum in L.A.

The National Museum of the American Latino Commission will be conducting a public forum in Los Angeles on Saturday, May 22 from 2:00-4:00pm that you shouldn't miss. This Presidential appointed Commission is charged with determining the feasibility of constructing a museum on the National Mall that would honor the art, history and culture of Hispanics in the U.S.

This is a great opportunity for you to come out and have your voice, suggestions and thoughts heard. In light of the immigration events in Arizona, let's be part of the process of making this museum a reality and our varied Latino cultures and history be represented for all people to enjoy for decades to come.

This event will also be a great networking opportunity as most of the 23 Commissioners will be in town and along with congressional leaders and many of your friends in the community. This is an event for everyone so please feel free to bring and invite other guests. The RSVP info below.

Saturday, May 22. 2-4pm
Los Angeles Theatre Center
514 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013


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Media That Matters, June 2 (NYC)

After a decade of short films and big issues, Media That Matters continues to inspire and impact people across the globe. The tenth annual festival will feature twelve new films - each under twelve minutes - that will inspire audiences to screen, act, impact. Transgender youth identity, deep-seated racial prejudice in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, detainee accounts of their imprisonment at Guantanamo Bay and the human right to health care are just a few of the topics that are covered in this year's collection. Join us in NYC for the World Premiere of the tenth annual Media That Matters collection!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
6:00 pm - Doors Open
Arrive early to take part in the impACT salon with some of our presenting partners for Take Action opportunities and a chance to meet the festival filmmakers.

7:00 - 9:00 pm - Screening of tenth annual Media That Matters collection

Be among the first to see the 12 new inspiring short films selected this year by our jury of eight incredible activists and media makers.

School of Visual Arts (SVA)
Visual Arts Theatre
333 West 23rd Street
New York, NY
The theater is accessible by wheelchair.

Buy your tickets today before they sell out!:

Calling all filmmakers, activists, educators: this year, Media That Matters will host a day-long workshop, MTM: IMPACT, on June 3. Click here for more information.

  Telemundo Upfront Touts Originals
(The Hollywood Reporter) - Telemundo is expanding its primetime from three to four hours as of next week with the help of the 7 p.m. launch of "A Corazon Abierto" ("With an Open Heart"), a Spanish version of "Grey's Anatomy." FULL STORY

Jobs & Opportunities

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

Manager Seeking New Talent
Diana Romero Management is accepting new talent; actors and actresses who are looking for personal attention in their careers via management. FULL OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION

From the Editor
Alex Mendoza
Alex Mendoza & Associates
AMARTE Design & Digital Printing
9513 Longden Avenue
Temple City, CA 91780

1323 Lincoln Blvd., #220
Santa Monica, CA 90401

DOING YOUR DOC in Santa Fe, May 21-23. Click here for details.

Apply Now for the 2010 Latino Producers Academy!

NALIP's 2010 Latino Producers Academy™ is now accepting applications for the August program in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The 2010 LPA includes a hands-on curriculum for Producers at all stages of their professional development. Documentaries in post-production will have the opportunity to re-cut and score sequences with intensive mentoring on their rough cuts and completion plans. Feature projects with directors will work with crews and casts to rehearse, shoot, cut and score scenes from their upcoming production. Documentary and Feature projects in development will benefit from comprehensive skills development with an opportunity to return with a rough cut or director in a future year.

August 3 - 12, 2010 (Documentary Track)
Santa Fe, New Mexico

August 10 - 20, 2010 (Feature Track)
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Application Deadline - Wednesday, May 26th

Click here to visit the LPA webpage and download an application.

Peter Bratt
NALIP Estela Award winner's La Mission kicks off Reel Rasquache

The 7th Annual Reel Rasquache Art & Film Festival officially kicked-off this year's event with a special screening of NALIP Estela Award winner Peter Bratt's La Mission starring Benjamin Bratt and Jeremy Ray Valdez. In attendance at the special screening were Benjamin Bratt and Jeremy Ray Valdez who participated in a Q&A following the screening.

Held in prior years on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles, this year's 7th Annual Reel Rasquache Art & Film Festival will be held at the Regency Academy 6 Cinemas in Pasadena from June 4 - 6. This new venue provides multiple screens allowing the festival to accommodate a larger audience.

Reel Rasquache provides a forum to acknowledge the contributions of U.S. Latinos in the entertainment industry and the Arts. The Festival will showcase some 20 recent Latino-produced and/or themed films produced nationally and internationally, most of them Los Angeles premieres.

Reel Rasquache Festival Director, John Ramirez states, "While this festival has been reputable and successful in its own right, bringing it into the community, to a bona fide movie house raises its profile and provides it the opportunity to begin joining the constellation of film festivals that make Los Angeles a unique destination for appreciating and celebrating cinema."

Also added this year is the art component expanding the festival's focus to incorporate Latino art into the program. Featured artist, Eloy Torres will showcase his art work throughout the festival at the theatre and receptions. Best known for his mural "The Pope of Broadway" depicting the legendary Anthony Quinn at the Victor Clothing Company building in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, Torres represents true Chicano Art at its finest.

Together with guest filmmaker presentations, panels and workshops, the Festival provides a unique local celebration of films by and about U.S. Latino communities and experiences. Emphasizing a range of media, from feature-length films and documentaries, to short subjects, and animations, the Festival's program will cover a number of themes that focus on the rich diversity of U.S. Latino culture and history. The Festival annually brings a broad base of grassroots and professional community members together with U.S. Latino film and video independents and entertainment industry representatives.

As much as film and television have been powerful tools for perpetuating the negative stereotypes of what Latinos are not, so too do film and television provide effective tools and weapons for breaking those stereotypes and representing the many real and rich dimensions of the U.S. Latina/o experience. It is in this empowering sense of the word "rasquache" that the films in the Reel Rasquache Art & Film Festival weave through their characters, stories, themes, and styles a cross section of the dynamic fabric of U.S. Latino identities.

For Festival program information visit or call 323.343.4207.


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