Latinos In The Industry
San Francisco Supervisors Take a Stand Against Hate Speech in Media

Today the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved unanimously a resolution urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to conduct a comprehensive investigation on hate speech in media, allowing public participation via public hearings, and for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to update its 1993 report the "Role of Telecommunications in Hate Crimes."

The Supervisors responded to grassroots activists in the Bay Area who have organized to call attention to the alarming increase of patently false and hateful language in media. For the last three years, the Hispanic / Latino Anti-Defamation Coalition SF has organized annual protests held at Clear Channel Communications. Clear Channel was selected as the protest site due to the Corporation's record of promoting some of the most virulent purveyors of hate and intolerance, including Michael Savage and Glenn Beck, who denigrate communities, groups and individuals.

"Hate Speech in media is not only targeted to the Latino community but also to other communities of color, women, the disabled and Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual and Transgender people. It is a cancer in our society and it needs to be addressed. Government needs to recognize, not ignore, the plight of the people. Today, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is the first elected body to take a stand against hate speech in media. We are hopeful that more courageous elected leaders will also take a stand," said Inez Gonzalez, NHMC V.P., Media Policy.

The San Francisco resolution was introduced by Supervisor David Campos and co-sponsored by Supervisors John Avalos, David Chiu, Chris Daly, Bevan Duffy, Eric Mar, Sophie Maxwell and Ross Mirkarimi. The resolution in part states "An investigation on hate speech in the media has the potential of serving the highest interest of free speech." Full information on the resolution may be found online here.

The City and County of San Francisco prides itself in celebrating diversity in principle, values and practice; the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco, reflects these principles, values and practices.

Made in L.A. to Re-air on PBS "POV" Series Starting 8/11

NALIP member Almudena Carracedo (LPA 2004, Estela) and Robert Bahar's documentary Made in L.A. will have an Encore broadcast on PBS' POV series on Tuesday, August 11th at 10pm! At a time when policymakers are working on a major overhaul of the immigration system, we are thrilled that Made in L.A. can continue to offer a revealing look at the human side of the immigration debate and the experiences of immigrant workers.

To see if your PBS station is one of over 70 stations airing the film next week, check local listings or download the full press release for station information (in English or Spanish). Keep in mind that many stations will air Made in L.A. during August and September, so be sure to check back for up-to-date information!

2009 New York Latino Film Festival
(The Epoch Times) - In seven days, 125 films showcased a multi-layered stream of Latino voices at the 10th annual New York Latino Film Festival, which included feature length and short films, documentaries, comedies, and horror films. FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland Named 'Highest Paid U.S. TV Actors'
( - Charlie Sheen and Kiefer Sutherland have been named the top-earning actors on the small screen in the U.S. FULL STORY

Jobs & Opportunities

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Spanish-Speaking Editor for Documentary (LA, NYC, or Chicago)
Two independent filmmakers are looking for a fluent Spanish-speaking editor to cut a Nicaraguan based documentary film. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Casting: Latino Teens for TV Pilot
We are casting a new TV pilot for Nickelodeon and we are looking for some Latino roles: a 13-14 year old goofy boy, and a 15-17 year old beautiful surfer girl. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

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Down for Life to Premiere at Toronto
Produced by NALIPster Frank Aragon, and cast by LPA Casting Director Rosalinda Morales

By Jennie Punter, Variety

"Down for Life," starring Danny Glover and Snoop Dogg, will world preem at the Toronto Film Festival, it was announced Thursday.

Helmer Alan Jacobs' torn-from-the-headlines pic about a teen Latina gang leader in South Central L.A. is one of 11 titles that will unspool in the Contemporary World Cinema section, along with seven pics in Visions.

Other CWC world preems include "Beyond the Circle," a political fable from Bangladeshi helmer Golam Rabbany Biplob; "Heiran," a star-crossed lovers tale from Iran's Shalizeh Arefpour; Sebastian Cordero's romantic thriller "Rabia"; Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Furstenberg's school drama "Tanner Hall"; and "Sawasdee Bangkok," an omnibus film from Thai directors Wisit Sasanatieng, Aditya Assarat, Kongdej Jaturanrasmee and Pen-ek Ratanaruang.

Program also includes international preems of pics from Australia's Ana Kokkinos ("Blessed"), Italy's Giuseppe Piccioni ("Giulia Doesn't Date at Night"), Finland's Mika Kaurismaki ("The House of Branching Love") and Czech Republic's Jan Hrebejk ("Shameless").

Harmony Korine's "Trash Humpers" and Jason Lehel's "Gaia" will world preem in Visions, as well as Pablo Stoll's "Hiroshima" and Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio's "To the Sea."

Tilda Swinton stars in helmer Luca Guadagnino's romantic drama "I Am Love," receiving its international preem in Visions.

Cionin Lorenzo
NALIPster wins 3rd place in Movie Script Short Contest

NALIP member Cionin Lorenzo has been named the 3rd place winner in the Movie Script Short Contest: The Golden Brad Awards for the short script To Be Seen Is To Exist.

The Movie Script Contest features a panel of judges with serious entertainment industry credentials who are committed to providing excellent feedback.


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