Latinos In The Industry

STILL ROOM TO SIGN UP FOR NALIP's FIRST EVER Business Boot Camp: Preconference Special Session at NALIP 2010!!

New this year for anyone registered for the conference is NALIP's first "Business Boot Camp," a special pre-conference, 3-hour session about Discovering the Entrepreneur in You. All you have to do is signup in advance to be included in this ultimate crash course on going solo as a small business owner: and every producer/filmmaker is a small business entrepreneur

Learn about choosing a business structure, how to protect your ideas, how to manage expenses wisely, and how to find financial resources that recognize your role in the arts economy.

Included in is this three hour session is: "Planning for the Future" a Presentation by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch; "Legal Business Set up Basics & Resources" with entertainment attorney,Fernando Ramirez; "Accounting Tips & Taxes" with Gil Vasquez, CPA, Vasquez & Company LLP Certified Public Accountants and so much more!

Q & A sessions will be scheduled between presentations, so take advantage of the knowledge these experts have to share even before the full conference begins.

Sign-up today for this pre-conference event, formerly called "Going Solo," by visiting This reserves your space: and it WILL sell out. Then check in 8 - 9:00 a.m. on Friday, April 9. You will dive in, 9:00 am - noon, with how to set up, run, fund, and manage your own entertainment business.

Not registered yet? The conference is two weeks away, and there are still spots. But only until April 5! Register today!!

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Diversity Committee Career Workshop

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' annual Diversity Committee Career Workshop will be held on the evening of April 19th. The event will be at the TV Academy, with check-in from 6:00 - 7:30pm. Event will start at 7:30pm and proceed until 10:00pm.

Aspiring Network & Studio Executives, Producers, Agents, Writers, Directors, Production Staff; anyone seeking entry-level positions including PAs, assistants, interns, and those trying to move up the ladder. Come in business attire and bring a pen and notepad in a leather portfolio.

Working Your Way Up in Television: An Entertainment Career Workshop
MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010 7:30 - 10:00 PM
ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre 5230 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601

SPECIAL NOTE: This event is for ENTRY LEVEL individuals; those that have or are seeking assistant, PA and internship positions on the CREATIVE SIDE of the business, or current assistants/PAs/interns that want to work their way up the ladder.

Download the flier for more information.


6:00 - 7:30 PM SIGN IN

7:30 PM
(We will begin on time and doors may be closed after 7:30pm.)

President, Red Varden Studios; Founder, Hollywood Mentorship

TV Overview: agencies, networks, studios, production companies, production staff and development process.

Career Overview: resumes, interview advice, resources and career strategies.

8:45 PM ENTERTAINMENT PANEL Career Advice and Q&A with:

VP, Development & Original Programming Bravo

Agent Innovative Artists

Executive Director, Alternative Series ABC

Director, Mobile Media Solutions CBS

Writer Royal Pains, Friday Night Lights, According to Jim

Director, Current Programs Warner Bros. Television

Vice President/Co-Head of Comedy Development Fox Broadcasting Company


Small Groups Session with Panelists & additional representatives from ABC/Disney, CBS, NBC Universal, Fox and others.


NOTE: Each individual attendee must RSVP for themselves only. DO NOT RSVP FOR YOURSELF AND A GUEST.

Early RSVP strongly encouraged as seating is limited. Each individual must provide first and last name, and all guests must RSVP individually as well. Admission is free but not guaranteed. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Arrival instructions will be emailed upon a confirmed RSVP. Attendance for full evening is mandatory (those who do not RSVP cannot attend). Parking is $4 in the TV Academy structure. Street parking may also be available.

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Jobs & Opportunities

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

Bilingual Office PA (NYC)
Red Creek Productions is looking for a new office P.A. starting immediately. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Interns at Brave New Films
Robert Greenwald's Brave New Films is seeking volunteers and interns to help us with our progressive social media and video campaigns. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Office Interns
Diana Romero (LPA '04), award winning producer and manager, is looking for interns to work in her office a few days a week. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

From the Editor
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Carmen Marron
NALIPster's film Go For It! selected for BIFF

NALIP member Carmen Marron's film Go For It! has been selected for narrative compteition in the Boston International Film Festival. The festival will be held April 16-25, and Go For It! will screen on April 18.

Daniel Osorio
NALIPster's film Miracle nominated for Best Film at Swansea Bay Intl. Film Fest

Miracle, a film co-directed by NALIP member Daniel Osorio and his wife Katrina Jasso-Osorio, has been nominated for Best Film for the fourth time, this time at the Swansea Bay International Film Festival, located in the UK. It will be screened on Saturday, May 15, 2010.

Synopsis: Daniel and Katrina have just gotten married and are going to have a baby. However, complications with the baby begin to put heavy stress on the pregnancy as well as extreme tension in their own relationship. But when the situations are at their worst, a truly awesome message of faith, hope and love is brought to light, revealing that there truly can be a miracle reborn.


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