Latinos In The Industry
31 Fellows Invited to NALIP's Seventh LPA, Aug. 4-21 in Santa Fe, New Mexico

The National Association of Latino Independent Producers has selected 16 Documentary Fellows and 15 Feature Fellows from six states to attend the 2009 Latino Producers Academy this summer. The LPA, which is funded through the generous support of the New Mexico Film Office, Time Warner, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Walt Disney Company, Univision, Nielsen Media Research, POV, the IAIA, the Academy Foundation and the HFPA. �The LPA is an 18-day intensive residential program designed to develop the skills, projects and relationships of select Latino, Native and New Mexican documentary and narrative producers and directors with projects in development or production. For the second year, it returns to Santa Fe, New Mexico.

2009 Documentary Fellows are Florencia Andres Davidson (Manhattan Beach, CA), Cynthia Jeanette Gomez (Albuquerque, NM), Melinda Hess & Patricia Roberts (Abiquiu, NM), Maria Margarita Lopez (Los Angeles, CA), Katia Maguire & April Hayes (Brooklyn, NY), Andrea Meller (Los Angeles, CA), and Michael Torres (Van Nuys, CA). Also, Patrick Montesano with editor Rene Azcuy (Miami, FL), Carmen Oquendo-Villar & Jose Correa with editor Pacho Velez (New York, NY), and Xavier Zaragoza (Douglas, AZ). Documentaries that are in post-production edit and score sequences with intensive mentoring on their rough cuts and completion plans. �The problem concludes with a second LIPDocs pitch forum at the Center for Contemporary Arts on Wednesday, Aug. 12, where a panel of funders from CPB, Sundance and the History Channel join the general public in hearing concluding presentations on all Academy projects. �Mentors for the program include filmmakers Vince di Persio �(THE BIG QUESTION), Patrice O�Neill (THE FIRE NEXT TIME), and Bernardo Ruiz (CLEMENTE), along with �American Masters� Prudence Glass

2009 Feature Fellows are Eduardo Letamendi & Armando Hernandez (Norridge, IL), Annette Murphy-Ozolins (Encinitas, CA), Lupe H. Preciado (Albuquerque, NM), Johnny Silver (Encino, CA), and Deborah Wakshull & Paul Roberts (Albuquerque, NM). Also Jessica Curtright & Santiago Tapia (Los Angeles, CA), Philip H.R. Gunn, Darren R.M. Gunn & David C. Valdez (Rio Rancho, NM), Ian Ogden & T.J. Collins (Brooklyn, NY), and Camillia Sanes & Juliette Carrillo (Los Angeles, CA). �Narrative projects in advanced stages of development attend with their directors. �They are provided professional crews and SAG actors to rehearse, shoot, edit, and score scenes from their upcoming feature films, along with a full complement of professional mentors who include Gregory Nava (BORDERTOWN), Arthur Albert (HAPPY GILMORE), Alex Ferrari (RED PRINCESS) and Miguel Tejada-Flores (SCREAMERS). This program concludes with a private screening of the produced scenes on Thursday, Aug. 20. �

For more information on the 2009 LPA, please go to

NALIP Discount for All Roads International Showcase in Los Angeles

Join National Geographic's All Roads Film Project on Saturday, July 18 at the James Bridges Theater on the UCLA campus for a showcase of amazing new films from all over the world. With 4 feature films and 10 shorts representing minority cultures from countries including Bolivia, Israel, Peru, New Zealand, Mexico, and the U.S., there's truly something for everyone. Panel discussions with the filmmakers will follow some of the screenings.


2501 Migrants: A Journey | 54 min | Mexico | 2:00 PM Director: Yolanda Cruz A full length documentary that explores questions of art and indigenous community in the context of global migration.

Barking Water | 85 min | U.S.A. | 4:30 PM Director: Sterlin Harjo In his sophomore film, Sterlin Harjo takes viewers on a road trip with a dysfunctional couple through his own personal Oklahoma, the Land of the Red People.

Older than America | 102 min | U.S.A. | 7:00 PM Director: Georgina Lightning A woman's haunting visions reveal a Catholic priest's sinister plot to prevent her mother from speaking out about atrocities that occurred at a Native American boarding school.

El Regalo de la Pachamama | 102 min | Bolivia | 9:30 PM A 13-year-old boy's life changes forever when his grandmother dies and his father takes him on a trip across the Ruta de la Sal with a llama caravan.

NALIP members can purchase tickets online at the discounted rate of $8.50 with Coupon Code "NALIP"
Buy tickets online here.

Call for Entries: Going Green Film Festival

With the motto "REthink, REplenish, REcommit", the first-ever Going Green Film Festival launches its official call for entries on July 15. First place winners will receive electric bicycles; a tree planted in their name in Central America, Africa or Asia; and film and screenwriting software.

Films are being considered for three main categories in the festival: GREEN PRODUCTION, where a film's production worked to lessen the carbon footprint left on the planet; OUR PLANET, where the film's topic covers third world issues, ecology, nature or the environment; and HYBRID/ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION, where the film features a hybrid vehicle, bicycle, electric scooter or public transportation.

Submission deadlines are staggered throughout the coming months:
- Earlybird: August 31, $45 submission fee (includes $20 donation towards Renewable Energy Certificates [RECs]).
- Standard: November 30, $55 submission fee (includes $20 donation towards RECs).
- Final: January 15, 2010, $65 submission fee (includes $20 donation towards RECs).

Films may be submitted via website only at (less paper means more green).

iPhone Becomes Interactive Way to Market Films
(The Wrap) - The phone is an extremely compelling device. It’s personalized. It’s with you 24-7. It’s really viral. FULL STORY

Cameron Diaz in Talks for 'Green Hornet'
( - Cameron Diaz is considering an offer to play the female lead in Green Hornet, opposite Seth Rogen. FULL STORY

Jobs & Opportunities

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

Editor to Polish Trailer
Seeking editor with movie trailer experience to take a trailer rough cut and give it that "Hollywood" magic. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Casting Numerous Roles for HD Short
Casting SAG and non-union actors for Primo Pictures' HD short, "Spanish Fly", a comical slice of Latino life, as seen through the eyes of an energetic fly. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION


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Hugo Perez & Adrian Martinez
NALIPsters' short Viva Sonia Sotomayor! on Funny or Die

NALIP members Hugo Perez (Estela, LPA 2008) and Adrian Martinez (LPA 2008, LWL 2007) have just posted their homage to Sonia Sotomayor's battle for the Supreme Court on Funny or Die (Will Ferrell's comic video website). It's going to be on Funny or Die's frontpage tomorrow. The more people that watch it, the longer it stays on the frontpage, so Hugo and Adrian ask that everyone please watch it and fell your friends to watch it! If you have a blog, please spread the word. If you have friends with blogs, twist their arm into spreading the word.

Watch "Viva Sonia Sotomayor!" here!

"Viva Sonia Sotomayor!" is the first in a series of videos profiling the great ideas Alfonso has to share with the world. Coming soon is Alfonso's pitch to Steve Jobs for his Iphone 4.0 (The manly man's iphone), a presentation of his homemade ebook reader, and a tutorial of how to support yourself during the recession using your wits and a metal detector.

Boston Latino TV Recap of NALIP 10

Boston Latino TV featured their coverage of NALIP Conference 10 in their latest online newsletter. Included is a two-minute video recapping the conference. Click here to read the newsletter, and be sure to watch the first video embedded in the page.

Also, don't miss NALIP's Audiocasts of speakers, panels, and keynotes from NALIP 10!


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