Latinos In The Industry

Do You Love the Horror Genre??

Do You Want to Learn More About the Art and Business of Horror??

Then you must attend There Will be Sangre: The Business of Latin Horror on Friday, April 9 at NALIP 2010!!

Movies are just one platform through which horror stories are told. This session looks at the business of horror and explores the almost limitless opportunities available to HORRORphiles: magazines, graphics novels, music, collectables & memorabilia, toys & games, film/TV production, and others!

Hear from experts in marketing, publishing, and filmmaking! The panel will consist of Rodrigo Gudino (publisher "Rue Morgue"), filmmaker Monica Winter Vigil (Not Even Death), filmmaker Pablo Proenza (Dark Mirror), Joe Sena (President SphereWerx/Fearwerx), and writer/director Jason Cuadrado (Tales From The Dead, Monstrous Nature)! This panel is not for the faint of heart!!

Don't forget, you can register until midnight tonight (PST) and still receive the NALIP 2010 Early Bird discount rate!! Register Now!!

Call for Submissions: WIF TV Director Shadowing Program & Outreach Program

Women In Film (WIF) is accepting applications for two exciting programs: a Director Shadowing Program in partnership with TNT/TBS and ABC TV, and an Outreach Program in parternship with MTV.

Director Shadowing Program

TNT/TBS and ABC TV are partnering with the WIF/TV&Media Committee on a Director Shadowing Program. Four members of WIF/LA will be given the opportunity to shadow directors at ABC and TNT/TBS between March and July 2010.

The WIF/TV&Media Committee, together with the Disney/ABC Television Group Talent Development & Diversity committee, will select one member to shadow the director of "Hollywood Salutes Matt Damon: An American Cinematheque Tribute" from pre-production through live broadcast. They will select another qualified member to shadow the Executive Producer, Producer and Director of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" for one week between April and the end of 2010.

Two additional WIF members will be selected by the WIF/TV&Media Committee to shadow the directors of TNT/TBS television dramas to be named shortly from prep through post-production between March and July 2010.

Emerging directors who wish to be considered for these exciting opportunities are invited to submit a DVD of a narrative work they have directed in the past three calendar years.

Remember, these opportunities are available only to WIF/Los Angeles Members who are current as of the SUBMISSION DEADLINE:Friday, March 5, 2010

Click HERE for more information on the on the TNT/TBS Shadowing Program.
Click HERE for more information on the ABC Shadowing Program.

Outreach Program

WIF/TV&Media is thrilled to announce, to WIF members only, an exciting new partnership with MTV, one of the most successful networks in television history.

In MTV's first initiative specifically designed for women, WIF members who are writers, producers and directors of all experiences are invited to submit one (1) idea, as a writing sample or DVD which will be evaluated by WIF/TV&Media Committee members and MTV development executives.

The top ten applicants will be able to present their ideas directly to senior members of MTV's development team on a designated pitch day in April of 2010.

Remember, this opportunity is available only to WIF/Los Angeles Members who are current as of the SUBMISSION DEADLINE:Friday, March 12, 2010

Click HERE for more information on the program.
Click HERE to download an application.

Call for Entries: Aesthetica Short Film Competition

The Aesthetica Short Film Competition is open for entries! Leading the search for filmmakers who are driving the genre of short film forward through inspirational and innovative works the competition provides an opportunity for both new and experienced filmmakers to have their work broadcast to a wider audience. All genres of film are being accepted: drama, documentary, music video, animation, satire, comedy, artists' film and anything else you can think of!

Deadline: April 30, 2010
Films should be up to 25 minutes long. For detailed guidelines and entry visit the festival's webpage.

This award offers winners and runners-up a fantastic prize package, including:
* Screenings of your film at: The National Media Museum (Bradford), Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival (London), Glasgow Film Festival, Kerry Film Festival (Ireland), Glimmer: Hull Film Festival, Project Space Leeds and on the Aesthetica website.
* £500 first prize (apx. $800), £250 runner-up (apx. $400).
* 12 months membership with Shooting People.
* Weekend course with Raindance.
* Collection of film books from Wallflower Press.
* Winner and 10 runners-up to be included on a DVD that will go to all Aesthetica readers.

Deadline Approaching: Outfest 2010

The submission deadline is approaching for Outfest - one of the world�s largest gay and lesbian film festivals - for completed narrative, documentary, experimental and animated films and videos (both features and shorts). Outfest 2010: The 28th Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival will take place July 8-18, 2010.

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2010

Held in Los Angeles, filmmakers from across the country and around the globe are invited to submit their work and join in the celebration of the gay and lesbian community�s vision and artistry. Submission forms, rules and regulations are available on the Outfest website.

  B-Side Closing Doors March 1st
(indieWIRE) - B-Side Founder & CEO Chris Hyams, in a blog post this morning, announced that the Austin-based distributor, marketing and festival scheduler is closing effective March 1. FULL STORY

Wal-Mart Buys Vudu
(The Hollywood Reporter) - Wal-Mart is taking another crack at digital film distribution, this time by way of an acquisition of Vudu. FULL STORY

Jobs & Opportunities

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

Producer Looking for Script
LPA producer and IFP Rough Cut Lab alumni is looking for a script to produce and submit to IFP No Border's program in NY. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Crew For Web Ad Shoot
Hiring several crew positions for a quirky ad for a start up company, Source 44. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Director of Radio Engagement, National Center for Media Engagement (Madison)
National Center for Media Engagement (NCME) in Madison, WI, seeks an experienced public radio professional for  Director of Radio Engagement. FULL JOB 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

SPECIAL REMINDER: NALIP 2010 Early Bird Registration ends tonight at midnight (PST)! Register online now!

Also, Travel Scholarship deadline is Feb. 26. Apply now!

Adrian Martinez
NALIPster featured in Cop Out, in theaters Feb. 26

If you catch the Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan buddy cop comedy Cop Out when it opens this weekend, be sure to look for NALIP member Adrian Martinez (LPA 2008, LWL 2007). Adrian is featured in the role of "Tino" in the Warner Brothers feature, which will be in theaters on February 26.

Natalia Almada
NALIPster's doc kicks off Tucson Cine Mexico on March 4

NALIP member Natalia Almada's (LPA 2003, Estela) documentary El General will kick off Tucson Cine Mexico 2010 with a free screening on March 4th at 6:00pm at the Harkins Theater. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Natalia, and an opening night party at the Tucson Museum of Art. Click here for details.


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