NBC Stand-Up for Diversity: Open Call for Comedians
NBC Universal Talent Diversity Initiative is searching the country for comedians from diverse backgrounds. It's an opportunity for talent to meet with a network executive from NBC live in Los Angeles, or online via Skype.
The Stand-Up for Diversity program has helped launch many comedians' careers through industry showcases and nation-wide events. All Top50 eligible most-voted member videos will be submitted to NBC for review, and at least one person will be selected for a live interview.
REQUIREMENTS: To be eligible, you'll need to upload your headshot and stand-up videos. Make sure to also include information about yourself in your profile.
Candidates must provide own transportation to Los Angeles, or video camera for online interview.
Non-applicable video submissions will be removed from the casting.
CASTING END: 5/31/2010 11:59:59 PM
AGE REQUIREMENTS: 18 and up
ONLY OPEN TO MEMBERS IN: United States
Full details of the casting can be found on the NBC Diversity website.
LALIFF Extended Deadlines & New Festival Dates
The regular deadline for the 14th Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) is May 1, 2010. Additionally, the festival will be accepting Late Submissions (with a late fee) until May 19, 2010. Additionally, LALIFF has announced that this year's festival in Hollywood will now be held from August 19-25, 2010.
One of the most prominent Latino Film Festivals in the USA, LALIFF promotes the richness and diversity of Latin Cinema by showcasing films from the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal. LALIFF celebrates the work of existing and emerging Latino talent while creating a bridge between filmmakers and the film industry in Hollywood. LALIFF serves as a catalyst for the promotion and distribution of Latino films.
For details and submission information visit: www.latinofilm.org
NALIP Discount for Cine Gear Expo
Cine Gear Expo will be held June 3-6, 2010 at The Studios at Paramount, Hollywood, CA. Cine Gear Expo, in its 14th year is the premier film, video, digital media expo and conference for the entertainment industry.
Free Exhibit Pass Registration through May 28th
Premier seminars are complimentary. Seating is limited.
Register to attend, purchase conference packages & screening tickets and for a schedule of events go to: www.cinegearexpo.com
NALIP Member Discount 15% on any seminars and screenings. Code: NALIP2010
Filmmakers... Call for Entries! Deadline May 5, 2010.
Competition in Feature Film, Indy & Student Short Film and Documentary
Over $130,000 in production goods & services awarded.
Discover the latest technology, get hands-on training, gain knowledge and skills from industry leaders, obtain the newest equipment, hear breaking trade news and network with peers and experts all within a studio environment.
Exhibits, Premier and Master Class Seminars, Film Competition screenings, 3D Symposium & Technology Salon, Content Conference, New Product Announcements, Demos, VIP Awards Party, Special Events and more.
Cine Gear Expo
June 3 - 6, 2010
The Studios at Paramount, Hollywood, CA
New Foundation Created to Promote Global Cuban Culture
Art collectors Howard and Patricia Farber announced today the establishment of Fundación Cuba Avant-Garde, an independent, private foundation created to support broader recognition and understanding of contemporary Cuban art and culture worldwide.
"Fundación Cuba Avant-Garde is committed to supporting US-based nonprofits and their international partners, whose programming and activities raise awareness of Cuban art and culture," said Howard Farber. "There is brilliant talent in all aspects of Cuban culture--including dance, music, cinema, literature, architecture, and the visual arts--both on the island and internationally. Our goal is to facilitate and bring needed attention to this global creative output."
In the current economic environment, Farber noted, cultural organizations are faced with tough financial decisions. "Through our strategic giving, we're looking to ensure that programs that make a difference--artist residencies and educational publications, for instance--can still flourish."
To help fulfill its mission of fostering broader international recognition of Cuban art and culture, Fundación Cuba Avant-Garde has established the website Cuban Art News (cubanartnews.org). Featuring a mix of original coverage, aggregated content, and links, Cuban Art News offers news and updates on Cuban art and cultural activities worldwide. The website will cover art exhibitions, film festivals, dance performances, new books of interest, and other cultural topics.
Grantmaking is part of the Fundacion's mission, as well. Fundación Cuba Avant-Garde will consider a broad spectrum of projects for funding support, including but not limited to:
• Relevant art, humanities, and cultural production in the areas of visual arts, media, performance (i.e. music, theater), and writing.
• Artist residency programs are eligible for consideration.
• Public programs and presentations, including exhibitions, performances, lectures, and publications.
• Scholarly events and symposia that contribute to the general knowledge of contemporary Cuban art and culture.
• Documentation and dissemination of these projects to the media, to the public, and to the field at large.
To view the guidelines and critieria, visit: http://www.fundacioncag.org/
Fundación Cuba Avant-Garde's founders, Howard and Patricia Farber, have been actively involved in international culture for the past 40 years, both as art collectors and as patrons of the performing arts. "We're tremendously excited to be taking this step in our evolving commitment to contemporary Cuban art and culture," said Patricia Farber. "It is, in effect, a commitment to art and culture worldwide, and the part that Cuban artists of all disciplines can play in that international dialogue."
Call for Entries: Urbanworld Film Festival
The 14th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival is now accepting submissions! Urbanworld Film Festival, presented by BET Networks, is the leading showcase for urban, ethnic, and multicultural cinema. Over the past 13 years, the festival has presented over 800 features, shorts and documentaries, with attendance reaching 20,000. Urbanworld is one of the world's largest competitive film festivals whose missions is to redefine and enhance the roles of multicultural constituents in contemporary cinema.
The NYC based festival runs from September 16-19, 2010. Prizes awards in the following categories: Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, and Screenplay.
Early Submission Deadline is May 3, 2010
Final Submission Deadline is June 25, 2010
Please visit us now at www.urbanworld.org to submit your film or screenplay
Call for Entries: Cortando Fronteras
Make a short film with your cell phone and enter Cortando Fronteras, a global short film competition is being organized by the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs to celebrate the commemoration of the Bicentennial of Independence and Centennial of the Revolution.
According to the rules of the contest, the participants must meet the following characteristics: be at least 15 years old but no older than 30 years old, be a Mexican national or have Mexican ascendance and currently live in a country different from Mexico.
For more information please visit the competition's webpage.