Latinos In The Industry

NALIP 2010: NAVIGATING IN A SEA OF CHANGE Program and Registration Online Now!

NALIP is proud to announce details of our 11th national conference, set for April 9 - 11, 2010 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, California, with a special Latino edition of Backstage's Actorfest on April 8. Click here to read about this jam-packed weekend of plenaries and conversations, workshops and networking events plus an exciting sneak preview screening.

NALIP Board members Alexis Garcia (WME) and filmmaker Margarita de la Vega-Hurtado, along with "Wizards of Waverly Place" Executive Producer Peter Murrieta, co-chair this year's event. They have invited top visionaries to help us all navigate the many options and opportunities in a challenging time. This year we will showcase what is actually working right now for writers and directors, performers and producers: What genres? What funding strategies? What distribution plans to deliver real revenues? And what partnerships in a wild and confusing sea of possibilities?

This event is organized as a creative and business event for Latino filmmakers, and for those interested in Latino content. As we look at all the changes in media making, distribution, marketing and creation right now, NALIP's 2010 conference will include plenty of professional development and networking opportunities. This is a dynamic, unique and inspiring weekend. Top-level speakers bring analyses of the documentary and television industries while projecting trends of relevance to us all. Artists hold intimate conversations about their craft. Workshops teach skills for emerging and mid-career filmmakers. Pitch and screening events showcase skills and ideas. Awards celebrate past triumphs and recognize rising talents. Meeting events like the concurrent Latino Media Market make matches between executives, funders and projects.

NALIP 2010: NAVIGATING IN A SEA OF CHANGE is presented by HBO and the National Latino Media Council. NALIP 2010 will feature executives from HBO, Sony, ABC/Disney, Time Warner, PBS, SiTV, CBS, Fox, CPB, NBC, Showtime, WME, CNN, and more. It will involve guilds and unions like SAG, WGA, AFTRA and the DGA while examining the craft of artists like Peter Murrieta ("The Wizards of Waverly Place"), Soledad O'Brien ("Latino in America") and Rodrigo Garcia (MOTHER AND CHILD). It will have workshops for actors and directors, documentary makers and aspiring television writer/producers. There will be a chance to get in the room with top executives, to practice pitching, and showcase directing reels. And we will hold our sixth Latino Media Market for strategic business meetings.

In total, it will be an important event not to be missed as the entire industry navigates the sea of changes affecting us all. We look forward to seeing long-time members and industry leaders, along with new members and makers. This is the place to be if you are part of or interested in Latino media. Plan to spend a dynamic, creative weekend with us!

The National Association of Latino Independent Producers' annual conference, NALIP 2010: Navigating in a Sea of Change, runs April 9 - 11, at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, CA.

Call for Submissions: Film Independent's Project:Involve

Project:Involve is Film Independent's signature diversity program, dedicated to increasing diversity in the film industry by cultivating the careers of under-represented filmmakers. The program, which runs from October through June, selects filmmakers from diverse backgrounds and filmmaking tracks. During the nine-months, the Fellows are paired one-on-one with a mentor from the film industry, assigned to a team to make a short film incorporating a given theme, and attend monthly filmmaking workshops and other educational seminars.

2011 Application Deadline: March 29, 2010
For details and application information visit the Project:Involve webpage

Call for Entries: Expresión en Corto International Film Festival

We are delighted to announce the Call for Entries for the 2010 competition of Expresión en Corto International Film Festival. The festival provides opportunities for the exhibition and appreciation of films, rewarding their quality with materials and equipment so as to allow the artists to continue producing film. At the same time, we hope to bring together newcomers alongside the industry's most seasoned professionals, combining forces in a very open, accessible and competitive environment. The 13th edition of the festival will be celebrated from July 23 - August 1, 2010, in the two host cities of Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico.

Deadline for submissions: May 1, 2010
For more details and application information, please visit or

Deadline Approaching: Going Green Film Festival

Chipotle Mexican Grill will award a filmmaker $2000, April 4, 2010 during the ECOtainment Awards at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. That filmmaker could be you! Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will also be honored for "greening" every home.

The Going Green Film Festival is currently taking submissions. Submit your film NOW. Use discount code 'nalip2010' to get $15 OFF!


Hurry and beat the January 30th final deadline!

Use discount code 'nalip2010' to get $15 OFF!

  Sundance Also a Showcase for Latino Filmmakers
(The Salt Lake Tribune) - Several Latino filmmakers are showing their latest works at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. FULL STORY

Wilmer Valderrama Reunites with Teacher as Part of Creative Coalition Sundance Event
(Latin Heat Online) - Actors and Co-Presidents of The Creative Coalition, Tim Daly and Dana Delany along with actor Wilmer Valderrama, will be reunited with the teachers who made a difference in their lives at the Teachers Making a Difference Awards Luncheon in Park City to be held during the Sundance Film Festival Film Festival. FULL STORY

Jobs & Opportunities

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

HBO Associate Producer (NYC)
Responsible for writing, producing and developing concepts with a strong eye for graphics, and a great ear for music and sound design for a variety of promotional and brand marketing assignments. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Production Accountant (San Antonio & Austin)
Mockingbird Films International is seeking a production accountant for each of four February 2010 feature motion picture starts, in San Antonio & Austin, Texas. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Director de Teatro Para Proyecto de Cumbia Colombiana
Productor de teatro C. Raúl Espinoza, Espinoza Theatricals, está buscando un director teatral con experiencia profesional para su próximo proyecto "Cumbia de mi corazón" por Toby Campion. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

From the Editor
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Jonas Rivera
Producer of Up wins PGA animation award

Jonas Rivera, producer of Up, was awarded the Producer of the Year Award in Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures by the PGA. The other nominated films were 9, Coraline, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and The Princess and the Frog. Rivera dedicated the award to his grandfather and said, "We made this film for our grandfathers."

Daniela De Carlo
NALIPster wins Most Promising award at BHLIFE

After a very successful two-year-round at the international film festival circuit, NALIP member Daniela De Carlo's eight minute short film The Gift Wrapper wrapped up the whole adventure with a nice bow. Last month, at the Boyle Heights Latin Independent Film Extravaganza (BHLIFE), the City of Los Angeles honored the writer/producer/director Daniela with a "Most Promising" diploma and a beautiful illustration by Juan Solis.

The Gift Wrapper has opened many doors for Daniela, who is currently developing two feature films: Albuquerque, a coming of age comedy and Blanca, a multi-plot drama that takes place in Buenos Aires, Daniela's hometown. That doesn't mean she's done with shorts though, a format she loves. Her most recent production is a three-minute "micro-short", as she calls it. "I can't tell you much about it, but I will tell you this: It involves a little boy and a little girl, and it's kind of a romantic comedy, with a twist."

BHLIFE is a festival that features the creative work of Latina film directors from all across the country. An event dedicated to the ongoing effort to present the complexities of our community and the women within it, and break away from the historically negative and stereotypical images of Latinas in film. A festival such as BHLIFE creates a challenge to the inequity seen in front and behind the lens.


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