Are You a Latino Performer!? You Cannot Miss the NALIP 2010 Actorfest Studio!
As part of your NALIP 2010: Navigating in a Sea of Change conference registration you will have a FREE day of workshops, conversations, and networking opportunities with casting, acting, and auditioning professionals who will share their wisdom to help propel your acting career to new heights! All before the conference begins!! And if you do not plan to attend the full conference, for a small fee, you can register for just the Actorfest!
This year we present a very new format for the NALIP 2010 Actorfest Studio: A Special Latino Edition of Back Stage's Actorfest, on Thursday, April 8. This is a pre-conference event. And even if you attended in prior years - new workshops, new casting directors, new skills programs, new networking opportunities!
The following workshops are NEW THIS YEAR:
* Next Steps: information on what to do next, no matter where you are on your acting journey
* Commercial workshop featuring onsite videotaped auditions with feedback
* Cold-Reading workshop featuring onsite videotaped readings with feedback
* Monologue Workshop featuring onsite videotaped monologues with feedback
Plus: submit your headshots and resumes to network and studio casting directors, plus managers and independents looking for Latino and diversity talent.
You could be selected to perform in front of a 300+ audience!
During the conference you can also check out Impressive Auditions - A Revealing Workshop with David Dean Bottrell on Saturday, April 10. Another great chance to pick up tips to ace that audition!!
And, of course, there are HOTEL and TRAVEL scholarships available for those who need help getting to the conference. But don't delay - Early Bird Registration rates expire February 19. Scholarships are competitive and there are only a limited number. Advance Signup Programs like the Actorfest are first come, first served, so jump on this opportunity, actors and actresses!! If you have a conference registration, it is free - just sign up now, then show up on Thursday, April 8, check in and your spot is secured. If you JUST PLAN TO ATTEND ACTORFEST, it is $20; register online asap at www.nalip.org/NALIP 2010
Register now to come down to the NALIP 2010 conference weekend. Check out the full program of great panels, workshops and talks with major actors, directors and execs! Become a top professional in the Latino media field!
REGISTER TODAY AT www.nalip.org/NALIP 2010
See you in Santa Monica!
Call for Applications: Disney | ABC DGA Directing Program
The Disney | ABC DGA Directing Program is currently accepting submissions for participation during the 2010-2011 television season. As we move into a new decade, 2010 marks the launch of Talent Development & Diversity's redesigned, professional Directing Program focusing on potential episodic directing opportunities on specific ABC series. The Los Angeles-based program will afford selected participants the chance to shadow veteran episodic directors, and develop relationships with Disney | ABC Television Network and studio executives.
Those selected to participate in the program will enter a talent pool from which executive producers and producing episodic directors of designated ABC Television Network shows will select individuals to shadow on an episode or episodes of their series. Those participants who secure shadowing assignments, which encompass pre-production, shooting and/or post-production (3 or more weeks), will be paid a stipend each week that they are actively shadowing on any aspect of a production. The duration of an individual's participation is at the discretion of ABC executives, executive producers and/or episodic directors.
Launched in 2001, the Disney | ABC DGA Directing Program is one of the longest- running programs of its kind in the entertainment industry. Please visit www.disneyabctalentdevelopment.com for application, submission guidelines and program requirements.
Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 26, 2010.
Call for Applications: HBO/DGA Television Directing Fellowship Program
Home Box Office and the Directors Guild of America have announced the second annual rotation of the HBO/DGA Television Directing Fellowship Program. The program is designed to help increase diversity among directors in television and to assist in the professional development of new creative talent, particularly women and minorities. It is anticipated that up to three fellowships will be awarded for 2010.
Deadline: March 10, 2010
The 2010 HBO/DGA Directing Fellowship Program application package is available on the DGA website.
Appropriate applicants might include television, theatrical feature, documentary, music video, and commercial directors (applicants are not required to be or become DGA members). Each fellow may have the opportunity to observe, consult, and be mentored by select directors of an HBO series. The fellows may have the opportunity to shadow the show directors and learn different creative approaches. The program is also intended to increase opportunities for professional relationships with executive producers, showrunners, and other television executives. A directing assignment on an HBO series may be available after successful completion of the program.
Fellows will be employees of HBO on a non-exclusive basis and will be paid approximately $50,000 for up to one year to work on a television series.
Call for Entries: San Antonio Film Festival
San Antonio Film Festival (held June 24-27, 2010) serves as an accessible and
inclusive platform for cinema artist and provides cinematic culture to
a diverse audience. Festival is looking for narrative, animation, documentary, or
experimental shorts or features. Submission on DVD only. This year we
have 4 categories; National/International, Area San Antonio, College
and High School as well as 10 awards.
Deadline: March 26, 2010
Late Deadline: April 9, 2010
Regular Entry: $40, Late entries: $60 Entry forms available through
www.safilm.com or withoutabox.com ($5 discount)
Deadline Approaching: Good Pitch @ Tribeca
Tribeca Film Institute is hosting the Good Pitch in New York during the Tribeca Film Festival on April 27th and is calling out to filmmakers involved in social justice film projects to apply.
The Good Pitch is one-day live event bringing together specially selected foundations, NGOs, social entrepreneurs, broadcasters and other media people to expand the resources aimed at maximizing the impact of social-issue documentary. Eight filmmaking teams pitch their project and its associated outreach campaign with the aim of creating a unique coalition around each film in order to accelerate its impact and influence.
The Good Pitch @ Tribeca is now open for submissions. Deadline: Monday February 8, 2010. To find out more and to apply go to www.britdoc.org/goodpitch
"The Good Pitch is a unique catalyst which harnesses new and creative energies with the goal of getting films made and seen," said Beth Janson, Artistic Director, Tribeca Film Institute. "This economic climate calls for unconventional thinking, especially in the cultural realm, and hosting The Good Pitch is one way TFI is supporting documentary filmmakers who are thinking outside the box."
The Good Pitch is a project of The Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation in partnership with the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. It is made possible by The Fledgling Fund, Chicken and Egg Pictures Tides Foundation, the Hartley Film Foundation and anonymous donors, with campaign development for filmmakers provided by Working Films.
Cara Mertes, Director, Documentary Film Program, Sundance Institute says, "Good Pitch continues to grow, leveraging the power of face-to-face interactions which fast-track creative partnerships and opportunities across multiple sectors and stakeholder groups. Year two of Good Pitch launches with a renewed commitment to raising the bar on resource identification for the independent documentary field."
Expanding the conversation, the Good Pitch @ Tribeca will have a special emphasis on bringing corporate and brand partners to the table alongside non-profits. Corporate partners bring exciting social change possibilities to filmmakers. Companies who have already participated in the Good Pitch include Whole Foods, Puma Vision, Ben and Jerry's Foundation, Asda Walmart Foundation, Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, McKinsey & Co, Freud Communications, Edelman PR, Saatchi & Saatchi. The Good Pitch @ Tribeca provides a fantastic opportunity to build on this involvement.
Jess Search, CEO of the Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation commented, "The world is changing and Good Pitch needs to keep evolving. Tribeca is the best place in the world to explore how filmmakers, brands and social change professionals can work together for mutual benefit. We are delighted to be working with the Tribeca Film Institute on this challenging and important area."
NALIP Discount for Film Financing Seminar
From the Heart Productions Presents:
Bankroll Your Film: One Day Seminar!
Feburary 27th, 2010
Author/producer Tom Malloy successfully financed 3 films using the techniques from his new book, Bankroll. Tom is an actor who produced films as a way to further his talents. He's rasied millions for films in the past four years. That's why From the Heart believes he should be sharing his knowledge and helping other filmmakers with financing.
This FINANCING SEMINAR is Saturday, Feb 27, 2010, 9:30 AM till 4:30 at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038. Early registration ends on February 12th. If you register before then you get a free copy of Bankroll, a $25 book just released this year. NALIP members get a 15% discount off the $79.00 price with discount code NALIP, and attendees receive a free business plan.
For more information and to register, visit the seminar webpage.
Tom believes there is money all around you and he is right. He is full of energy and enthusiasm. You will leave his class knowing you have the tools to finance your feature film.
Everyone wants to know where and how to find names of qualified people, we know how important this is and this is one thing Tom covers in both his book and his seminar. He can give you ideas for what to do to find investors for your specific film.
- Learn how to find names & addresses of qualified people who directly fit your film online.
- Creating your business plan using the outline given to you.
- Finding the money for your film; each film may be different so Tom has advice for all genres.
- Investors, how to find and what to offer
- Using the 181 & state incentives to structure a deal.
- The "First Dollar In"
- The ten-arm approach to finding money
- The 5% finder's fee approach
- The Distributor Approach
- The Attachment Approach
- The Structured approach
- The Law of Attraction
"An incredibly dynamic speaker, Tom Malloy's enthusiasm and wit will keep you entertained and engaged. While that is going on, he will be filling your brain with a ton of useful info gleaned from his experience in raising over $15 million in film financing. Tom walks the walk. You will definitely want to hear him talk the talk." - Dr. Dave Smiley, Producer, The InnerWeigh
"Tom understands what it takes to close an investor and to even find them! He is an excellent teacher and I highly recommend his class. I left with tons of great ideas that are working forme every day." - Carole Joyce, Producer
Comments on Tom's book Bankroll:
"A superb approach to independent financing/an excelling roadmap for the first-time filmmaker." - Dov S-S Simens, Author, From Reel to Deal
"In refreshingly frank language, Tom Malloy tells it like it is/and like it isn't. Bankroll could be the only book you'll ever need to read about independent filmmaking - this book is the real "deal." Tom's energy, enthusiasm, and knowledge leap off the page - if this doesn't motivate and inspire you, nothing will!" - Stephanie Austin, Producer, Terminator 2, True Lies, Behind Enemy Lines