NALIP Discount for WESTDOC: The West Coast Documentary and Reality Conference
Listen. Learn. Network. Pitch. Triumph.
WESTDOC: The West Coast Documentary and Reality Conference
September 14th - 16th, 2009
Doubletree Suites Hotel - Santa Monica, Ca.
Meet Program Buyers, Network with Producers, Attend Pitchfest.
Don't put your ambitions on hold. The WESTDOC CONFERENCE is a new conference dedicated to the Non-Fiction and Reality broadcast industry, an event designed by producers for producers: no filler, no wasted opportunities, nothing but a chance to hear from the decision makers, make connections, exchange ideas, and interact with broadcast professionals.
Latest additions to our speakers list include:
- Mark Samels, Executive Producer - The American Experience
- Sean Atkins, SVP, West Coast Production and Development, Discovery Studios
- Cori Abraham, Vice President, Development and Original Programming, Bravo
- Elli Hakami, Vice President, Program Development, West Coast Discovery Channel
- Jeff Hasler, SVP, Development and Production, Planet Green
- Charles Nordlander, VP Development and Programming, History Channel
- Richard Saiz, Senior Programming Manager, ITVS
- Robert Sharenow, SVP of Non-Fiction and Alternative Programming, A&E
- Joe Weinstock, Director, Original Series, Spike TV
and many, many more.......
More Speakers from: A&E, ABC, Animal Planet, APT, Discovery, E!, ESPN, Fox, MTV, Nat Geo, PBS, Spike, Sundance Channel, TLC, Tru Tv, WE and more
For Registration, Schedule and Speaker Information visit: www.TheWestdoc.com
Save $100 until Saturday, 8/29/09 - Use code NALIP100
Save $50 until Saturday, 9/5/09 - Use code NALIP50
Enter to Win a Consultation with a Focal Press Film Industry Expert
LPA Sponsor/Support Focal Press has great tools and useful books for NALIP member makers. And many of their authors are featured at our Professional Development programs. Check out this Consultation Opportunity, too!
Enter to "Win a Focal Phone Call" and you could win a FREE one hour phone consultation with a best-selling Focal Press author. Each month Focal Press is giving you the chance to benefit from our author's insider knowledge of the film industry and have your questions answered. Simply sign up for one of our e-newsletters!
August - Lloyd Kaufman
President of the world famous Troma Entertainment, Lloyd Kaufman has written, produced, and/or directed more than 25 films, including The Toxic Avenger, Terror Firmer, and Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead. Not only will you be highly entertained by Lloyd, but you'll also receive a copy of your choice of Direct Your Own Damn Movie! or Produce Your Own Damn Movie!
September - Thomas A. Crowell
Film production is a litigation lighting rod: actors get hurt, copyrights are infringed, and contracts are broken. Thomas A. Crowell will provide basic insight on the legal aspects of production. After the call, you'll have his book The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers by your side to help you avoid legal pitfalls on the set.*
October - Louise Levison, Filmmakers and Financing
Levison, who wrote the innovative business plan for "The Blair Witch Project,' will pass along sage advice on business plan packaging and venture capital financing.
November - Kenn Rabin, Archival Storytelling
Let this internationally recognized expert on the use of archival materials in film storytelling tell you the right way to use images and music that belong to someone else.
December - Anthony Artis, The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide
This active guerrilla filmmaker, educator and "artrepreneur," has the low down on getting your documentary made, down and dirty style.
What's so special about Focal Press authors?
Focal Press authors are out in the trenches, working on projects you've actually heard of. They've lived it, they're in the business and they want to pass along their know-how to help you succeed!
* Mr. Crowell will be speaking to you as an educator and not as your attorney. The phone call with Mr. Crowell does not constitute legal advice or a legal opinion. Only your attorney can advise you which laws are applicable to your specific case and situation. Mr. Crowell reserves the right to delegate this call to another attorney if the identity of the contest winner presents a conflict of interest with respect to the client's of Mr. Crowell's firm.
Deadline Approaching: Boston Latino International Film Festival
The Boston Latino International Film Festival (BLIFF) is pleased to announce the call for entries for feature films, documentaries, and shorts. Submission forms can be downloaded from bliff.org, or by submitting on Withoutabox directly at www.withoutabox.com/login/4354. BLIFF's 8th annual festival will take place in November 2009.
Deadlines to submit U.S. and International films for the 2009 Boston Latino International Film Festival are:
* August 28, 2009 - REGULAR DEADLINE
* September 4, 2009 - LATE DEADLINE
The submission link and complete information regarding eligibility and entry rules for the 2009 Boston Latino International Film Festival are available on the BLIFF website at www.bliff.org.
Call for Entries: Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Short Film Competition
ALZA LA VOZ! NO PERMITAS QUE LA VIOLENCIA SE CONVIERTA EN ALGO FAMILIAR! TERCER CONCURSO INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES.
FECHA LIMITE: 1 de OCTUBRE BASE Y REGISTRO: www.expresionencorto.com
Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Short Film Competition, deadline October 1st. Call for entries and online registration at: www.expresionencorto.com
EXPRESION EN CORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL and AVON COSMETICS, S. DE R.L. DE C.V. join forces in the "SPEAK OUT AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE" SHORT FILM CONTEST which aims to raise awareness against and eliminate domestic violence around the world.
CATEGORIES AND FORMATS:
Short Fiction, Animation, Experimental and Documentary films produced in any year, in any film or video format, of up to 15 minutes in length, will be accepted.
TV Series Reel Hollywood Seeks Filmmakers to Interview
NALIP member Vianessa Castanos was recently hired to host and produce a red carpet and TV/film festival program called Reel Hollywood. The program will air across the U.S. on LATV affiliates as well as online. They have already started filming and the first few episodes are in the process of being edited.
Vianessa is very interested in arranging in-studio interviews with filmmakers (writers, directors, producers) and wants to extend the opportunity for fellow NALIP members to be showcased on the show. Interested filmmakers need to be willing to come to the studio in Los Angeles and should e-mail ReelHollywood@Vianessa.com with details on their project(s).
Reel Hollywood recently attended and hosted interviews on the red carpet for the Independent Television Festival and also covered the U.S. release of the Mexican film Casi Divas.